Featuring Original Music by Alex Heffes
(February 26, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Emperor – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 5, 2013. Alex Heffes (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) composed the original score.
“Emperor is a film that deals with the meeting of two cultures at the crossroads of 20th Century world history,” said Heffes. “This is a rich and complex backdrop for scoring a movie.”
Alex Heffes is an award-winning British film composer whose scores scores have been nominated for BAFTA, Ivor Novello, European Film Academy, NAACP, Black Reel and ASCAP awards. In 2011 he was awarded discovery of the year by the World Soundtrack Academy and in 2012 was awarded best film score of the year at the Ivor Novello Awards in London.
Heffes originally rose to prominence with his scores to Kevin Macdonald’s Academy Award-winning films One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland and BAFTA-winning Touching the Void. More recent scores include The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins, Charles Ferguson’s Academy Award-winning Inside Job, Catherine Hardwicke’s fantasy thriller Red Riding Hood and the upcoming feature The Tomb, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Continue reading “LAKESHORE RECORDS RELEASES ‘EMPEROR’ SOUNDTRACK”
February 26 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time – Robert Folk – Buysoundtrax The Fury – John Williams – La-La Land I Magliari – Piero Piccioni – Beat La Bestia Nella Spazia – Marcello Giombini – Beat The Naked Maja – Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – Digitmovies 1000 Dollari Su Nero – Michele Lacereneza – Beat Passion – Pino Donaggio – Quartet Phantom – Jeff Rona – Milan Piero Umiliani: Discomusic – Piero Umiliani – Beat Providence – Miklos Rozsa – Digitmovies Sai Cosa Faceva Stalin Alle Donne – Ennio Morricone – Beat Stoker – Clint Mansell – Milan Super … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – February 26 to April 2
Bullet To The Head – Steve Mazzaro (Varese Sarabande 302 067 180 2) Butch And Sundance: The Early Days – Patrick Williams (Kritzerland KR 20024-6) Gladiator (1992 – Unused Score) – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 231) – 35:51 Good Day To Die Hard – Marco Beltrami (Sony 43712) In Country – James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 230) – 51:31 John Dies At The End – Brian Tyler (La-La Land LLLCD 1245) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, John Debney, etc. (La-La Land LLLCD 1239, 4 CDs) – 309:47 Who’s Got The Action? – George Duning (Kritzerland KR … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/21/2012
Music composed by Howard Shore. The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Rayne, Evan Jolly
Label: Silva Screen
Catalog: SILCD 1397
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Long-time David Cronenberg collaborator, the Canadian Howard Shore knows how to diversify his dynamics and when it comes to this, there is no-one like him. His work can be found on Seven, The Silence of The Lambs, Gangs of New York, Edge of Darkness (US) and The Departed.
As mentioned above Shore’s main outlined characteristic is dynamics and he also tends to layer things up so you need to listen the same track a few times to grasp all elements, even when you expect something there is slightly something on the edge that can turn a small piece into a rather lush track full of colours and brightness. Needless to say that if you analyse the track graphic there will never be a flat line all along but rather lots of “mountains” that seem quite fit for The Rings purpose. Continue reading “Soundtrack Review: MUSIC FROM THE HOBBIT & THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Howard Shore)”
February 19 Bullet to the Head – Steve Mazzaro – Varese Sarabande Four Assassins – Andrea Matthias – Kronos A Good Day to Die Hard – Marco Beltrami – Sony February 26 The Naked Maja – Angelo Francesco Lavagnino – Digitmovies Passion – Pino Donaggio – Quartet Phantom – Jeff Rona – Milan Providence – Miklos Rozsa – Digitmovies Stoker – Clint Mansell – Milan Super Fantozzi – Fred Bongusto – Digitmovies Vivo o Preferibilmente Morti – Gianni Ferrio – Digitmovies March 5 Identity Thief – Christopher Lennertz – La-La Land Side Effects – Thomas Newman – Varese Sarabande Snitch – Antonio Pinto – … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – February 19 to April 2
Hollywood Love Stories – Great Romantic Film Music to be performed by the Macau Orchestra conducted by Lu Jia at the Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Macau Resort in Macau, China Special guest performances by U.S. flutist Sara Andon and Italian violinist Paolo Morena Event hosted and produced by Robert Townson of Varése Sarabande Records (Los Angeles, CA) February 12, 2013— Romantic Hollywood film music is headed to China, marking the first performance of film music by the Macau Orchestra and the first Hollywood film music concert in China. Conducted by Lü Jia, Great Romantic Film Music is hosted by Varése Sarabande Records’ … Continue reading HOLLYWOOD FILM MUSIC TO BE PREMIERED IN CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME FEBRUARY 23rd, 2013
(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning film editor/film composer JOHN OTTMAN reteams with director Bryan Singer for Warner Bros.’ epic fantasy JACK THE GIANT SLAYER. Score album available on Watertower Music. JACK THE GIANT SLAYER is not Ottman and Singer’s first confrontation with the forces of evil. The team has gone from confronting Nazis in APT PUPIL and VALKYRIE to fighting villains in FANTASTIC FOUR and XMEN 2. Ottman’s classically styled score for JACK THE GIANT SLAYER harkens back to classic adventure movies. Using a 100-piece orchestra, Ottman’s score contributes to the tension, adventure and grandeur. Ottman explains, ‘There aren’t many current films that give license to classically styled scores, but Jack the Giant Slayer called … Continue reading JOHN OTTMAN SCORES ‘JACK THE GIANT SLAYER’
February 12 Beautiful Creatures – The Newno2 – Watertower Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash – Marc Shaiman – Columbia John Dies at the End – Brian Tyler – La-La Land La Migliore Offerta – Ennio Morricone – Warner (import) Magic City – Daniele Lupi – Silva Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – various – La-La land February 19 Bullet to the Head – Steve Mazzaro – Varese Sarabande Four Assassins – Andrea Matthias – Kronos A Good Day to Die Hard – Marco Beltrami – Sony Side Effects – Thomas Newman – Varese Sarabande February 26 Phantom – Jeff Rona … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – February 12 to April 2
Argo – Alexandre Desplat (Amazon CDR) Cahill United States Marshal – Elmer Bernstein (Intrada Special Collection Volume 229) – 43:13 Escape From Alcatraz / Hell Is For Heroes – Jerry Fielding / Leonard Rosenman (Intrada Special Collection Volume 236) – 70:04 First Love – John Barry (La-La Land LLLCD 1243) – 57:45 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Atli Örvarsson (La-La Land LLLCD 1241) In The Name Of Sherlock Holmes – Robert Gulya (HWRCD 014) Parker – David Buckley (Varese Sarabande 302 067 179 2) Zero Dark Thirty – Alexandre Desplat (Amazon CDR) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/07/2013
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on March 12th Caprica: Original Television Soundtrack in April (February 5, 2013 – Burbank, CA) La-La Land Records announces the release of two new soundtracks, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on March 12th and Caprica: Original Television Soundtrack in April. Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica) composed both scores. “In scoring the Battlestar Galactica prequels Caprica and Blood & Chrome, I returned to the unique combination of world and orchestral sounds that defined my previous score,” McCreary described. “But, both prequels had their own distinct approach. Caprica was interlaced with delicate chamber orchestra textures, … Continue reading LA-LA LAND RECORDS RELEASES TWO NEW ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’ SOUNDTRACKS
February 5 Microcosmos – Bruno Coulais – Varese Sarabande Parker – David Buckley – Varese Sarabande February 12 Beautiful Creatures – The Newno2 – Watertower Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash – Marc Shaiman – Columbia A Good Day to Die Hard – Marco Beltrami – Sony John Dies at the End – Brian Tyler – La-La Land La Migliore Offerta – Ennio Morricone – Warner (import) Magic City – Daniele Lupi – Silva Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – various – La-La land February 19 Bullet to the Head – Steve Mazzaro – Varese Sarabande Four Assassins – Andrea Matthias – Kronos Side Effects – Thomas Newman – Varese Sarabande … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – February 5 to March 19