Buysoundtrax – Junho: LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES (James Bernard), TRANSYLVANIA TWIST (Chuck Cirino), NOT OF THIS EARTH (Chuck Cirino)
Raleigh, NC – May 26th, 2010 – Award-winning composer Jason Graves has created a thematic orchestral score for City of Heroes Going Rogue™, the new expansion to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) City of Heroes® based on the superheroic comic book genre. Classically trained and renowned for his sophisticated orchestral music, Graves composed memorable superheroic themes to immerse players in the alternative world known as Praetoria. The score reflects the game’s new alignment system allowing players’ characters to shift allegiances between Heroes and Villains. Developed by Paragon Studios and published by NCsoft, City of Heroes Going Rogue™ will be released exclusively for the PC in July 2010.
“With very little direction, Jason was able to anticipate the needs of our project and deliver a score which far exceeded our expectations,” said Adam Kay, Audio Director at Paragon Studios. “Jason provided a soundtrack which feels contemporary while still being firmly rooted in the tradition of action film music. Juxtaposing themes provide contrast and variation capable of underscoring far more than the sum of total minutes delivered. Mostly, though, it just kicks ass!”
“Adam and I worked on our first title together a few years ago and we really hit it off,” commented Jason Graves. “When he called with another opportunity to collaborate, this time on a superheroic title, I couldn’t wait to get started! I’m especially excited about the main theme, “Welcome To Nova Praetoria,” which immediately establishes the Going Rogue concept of choosing your side and even switching sides during the game. The theme progresses through variations of good and evil before eventually arriving at an enigmatic and unresolved conclusion. That was my way of musically illustrating that the final decision is really up to the player.”
City of Heroes Going Rogue™, the first City of Heroes® expansion since the launch of City of Villains®, opens the mirror universe of Praetoria, whose bright utopian faÇade hides dark secrets. As you investigate this brave new world, searching for the truth behind Emperor Cole and his Praetorian guard, brutal foes and fierce allies emerge, turning this illusory paradise into an urban battlefield. City of Heroes Going Rogue adds the Rogue and Vigilante game alignments, enabling you to explore the shades of gray that lie between Heroes and Villains. For the first time in any super-powered MMOG, your character’s moral choices affect gameplay experience and determine your character’s ultimate destiny. For more information about the game visit http://goingrogue.na.cityofheroes.com/.
About Jason Graves
Jason Graves is a British Academy Award-winning composer who has brought his passion for music to video game franchises such as DEAD SPACE (EA), STAR TREK (Bethesda), SILENT HUNTER (Ubisoft) and COMMAND AND CONQUER (EA). His Hollywood expertise allows him to move effortlessly between film, television and games, and he is renowned worldwide for his cinematic, immersive and award-winning music.
Jason’s diverse musical background as a classically-trained composer, jazz drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and world percussionist allow him to expertly compose in many different genres of music. As a result, his game credits alone include more than eighty titles, ranging from electronic and rock to full symphonic scores. He performs world percussion and guitar on many of his own tracks and has conducted and recorded his live orchestral scores at Air Studios London, Capitol Records, Paramount Pictures, Skywalker Sound, and with the Seattle and Salt Lake City Philharmonic orchestras.
Jason’s music has also been honored with three Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Award (AIAS) nominations, winning “Outstanding Achievement in Audio” for DEAD SPACE. He has received seventeen G.A.N.G. nominations and four wins, including “Audio of the Year” for DEAD SPACE, “Best Original Theme” nominations for STAR TREK: LEGACY and BLAZING ANGELS 2 and “Music of the Year” nominations for DEAD SPACE and KING ARTHUR. Jason Graves is represented by the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency. For more information visit http://www.jasongraves.com/.
Lionsgate is releasing the Killers — Original Soundtrack, available digitally on June 1, 2010. A comedic action-packed blockbuster directed by Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth), Killers will hit theaters everywhere on June 4. The soundtrack features eight feel good hits, including “Beauty In The World” from Grammy Award® winner Macy Gray, and a whimsical original score by Rolfe Kent (Up in The Air, Sideways).
Fueled by the success of the song “I Try” Macy Gray’s debut album, 1999’s On How Life Is, earned her critical acclaim and the Best Female Pop Vocal Grammy Award. Ten years and three albums later, Gray has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Her fifth studio album, The Sellout, will be released on June 22. “Beauty In The World”, featured on both the Killers soundtrack and The Sellout, is Gray’s first new single in three years.
Composer Rolfe Kent’s original music takes you on a fun, flirty and mysterious journey from exotic locales, to the comforts of the suburbs, to the thrilling turns and twists of Killers. Kent has written music for more than thirty films including the Golden Globe® nominated score for Sideways, About Schmidt, Election, Mean Girls, Nurse Betty, Legally Blonde, Wedding Crashers, Thank You For Smoking, The Men Who Stare At Goats, and Up in the Air. In 2007, Kent received an Emmy Award® nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for the Showtime series Dexter.
Trying to recover from a sudden break-up, Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) believes she’ll never fall in love again. But on a trip to the French Riviera, Jen happens to meet the man of her dreams, the dashing, handsome Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher). Three years later, she and Spencer are newlyweds living the ideal suburban life, until bullets start flying. Literally. It seems Spencer was once an international super-spy! Jen is determined to discover what other secrets he might be keeping – all the while trying to dodge bullets, keep up neighborly appearances, manage the in-laws, and work out some major trust issues.
Star Trek III: The Search fo Spock – James Horner (FILM SCORE MONTHLY FSM801292, 2 CDs)
99 And 44/100% Dead! – Henry Mancini (Intrada Special Collection Volume 133) – 50:46
The Beast Within – Les Baxter (Intrada Special Collection Volume 132) – 58:04
Centurion – Ilan Eshkeri (MMS10011)
Flicka 2 – Mark Thomas (Label: MMS10008)
Oscar: The Color Of Destiny – Diego Navarro (Varèse Sarabande 302 064 205 2)
Passchendaele – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Varèse Sarabande 302 064 206 2)
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time – Harry Gregson-Williams (Disney 469902)
Shrek Forever After – Harry Gregson-Williams (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 024 2)
Kritzerland – BUSTING (Billy Goldenberg, May)
La-La Land – May: DEAD LIKE ME (Stewart Copeland, TV), THEATER OF BLOOD (Michael J. Lewis)
Varèse Sarabande – June 22nd: THE A-TEAM (Alan Silvestri), MARMADUKE (Christopher Lennertz)
Lakeshore – THE LAST AIRBENDER (James Newton Howard, 29/06/2010)
Earth vs. The Spider – Albert Glasser (Kritzerland KR 20015-6) – 39:01
El Aullido Del Diablo (Howling Of The Devil) – Fernando Garcia Morcillo (Quartet QREE001)
El Mal Ajeno (For The Good Of Others) – Fernando Velazquez (Quartet QRSCE004)
The Hills Run Red – Ennio Morricone (Quartet QRSCE007)
Historia De Una Chica Sola (La Cena) – Angelo Lavagnino (Quartet QRSCE008)
Legend Of The Lost – Angelo Lavagnino (Kritzerland KR 20015-5)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) – Steve Jablonsky (Sony 1646367) – 50:05
You Shorty, Me Tarzan – Shorty Rogers (Giant Steps 875871) – 55:41
Varèse Sarabande – May 19th: PASSCHENDAELE (Jan A.P. Kaczmarek), OSCAR: THE COLOR OF DESTINY (Diego Navarro)
Kritzerland – May: EARTH VS. THE SPIDER (Albert Glasser)
On May 25, Milan will be releasing the soundtrack album to Micmacs, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s new film. As with all of Jeunet’s earlier works (Amelie, City of Lost Children, Delicatessen), Micmacs’ music establishes the cinematic universe in which the events are to unfold. The original score is by up-and-coming composer Raphael Beau. The film will be released in theaters by Sony Pictures Classics on May 28.