“Baños’ score is so incredibly impressive.” – Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

(Burbank, CA – March 26, 2013) La-La Land Records, Tri-Star Pictures and Ghost House Pictures present the original motion picture score to the 2013 feature film EVIL DEAD, starring Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas and Shiloh Fernandez, and directed by Fede Alvarez. Acclaimed composer Roque Baños (THE MACHINIST, SEXY BEAST) creates a heart-stopping thrill ride of a horror score that launches this all-new re-imagining of the original THE EVIL DEAD into the Horror Hall of Fame alongside its legendary predecessor. Simply put, this is the most sensational horror film music in years!

The EVIL DEAD soundtrack will be available for DIGITAL DOWNLOAD at iTunes and other digital music retailers on APRIL 9th. Also on APRIL 9th, the DELUXE CD EDITION of the soundtrack, featuring more than 25 minutes of additional music NOT present on the digital download release, will be available to order from www.lalalandrecords.comand other online soundtrack boutiques. This CD will become available at Amazon and other major online retailers MAY 7th.


In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. EVIL DEAD the movie opens in theaters April 5, 2013.

Soundtrack Review: EMPEROR (Alex Heffes)

EmperorCDMusic composed by Alex Heffes
Label: Lakeshore Records
Catalog:  Digital Download
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Rating: ****

Buckinghamshire-born Alex Heffes is used to intricate stories and backdrops, he has worked in projects like IB, State of Play, Touching the Void and One Day in September. The story of Emperor deals with the question of whether or not the Japanese Emperor should be punished for his war crimes, taking into consideration that he is highly revered by the Japanese people. General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee-Jones) assigns the expert in Japanese culture, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), for the hard and ultimate task of determining the Emperor’s future. The film is based on the book His Majesty’s Salvation by Shiro Okamoto.

Although Heffes belongs to the new age of composers he would not be categorised as such, his style is way more classical than other contemporary composers such as Brian Tyler, Lorne Balfe and Paul Leonard-Morgan. The reason why two of the mentioned composers are Scottish is simply because Heffes has a very distinctive sound, that could be compared to great contemporary classical score composers that come from Scotland, such as Patrick Doyle and Craig Armstrong. Particularly, Heffes combines the effect of Doyle and the exposition of Armstrong but with a tad of sensibility.

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March 26
The Challenge – Jerry Goldsmith – La-La Land
The Croods – Alan Silvestri – Sony
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani
– Roger Limb – Silva
The Hole – Javier Navarrete – La-La Land
S.O.S. Titanic
 – Howard Blake – Silva

April 2
Dead Man Down – Jacob Groth – Varese Sarabande
The Diary of Anne Frank
Alfred Newman – Real Gone
Luis Bacalov – GDM
Echoing America
– Giovanni Tommaso, Stefano Torossi – Cometa
G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Henry Jackman – Varese Sarabande
Gringo, Getta Il Fucile!
– Gianni Ferrio – Beat
The Host – Antonio Pinto – Metropolis Movie Music (import)
House of Cards – Jeff Beal – Varese Sarabande
Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri (The Blue Eyed Bandit)
Ennio Morricone – Beat
Jerry Land: Cacciatore Di Spie
Piero Umiliani – Beat
La Dottoressa Del Distretto Militare – Piero Umiliani – Cometa
La Reine Blanche
– Georges Delerue – Disques CineMusique
– Piero Piccioni – Beat
– Stelvio Cipriani – Beat
Se Permettete Parliamo Di Donne
– Armando Trovajoli – GDM
Spartacus: War of the Damned – Joseph LoDuca – Varese Sarabande
Trance – Rick Smith – UMG

Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – March 26 to June 18


Bad Boys (1983) – Bill Conti (Intrada Special Collection Volume 239) – 65:06

Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1246)

Cent Mille Dollars Au Soleil / Les Morfalous – Georges Delerue (Universal 3720861)

God Of War: Ascension – Tyler Bates (La-La Land LLLCD 1249, Game)

I Magliari – Piero Piccioni (Beat BCM 9517)

Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 03/21/2013

Festival Internacional de Música de Cine (Province of Córdoba) Announces Impressive Composer Line-up

(CORDOBA, Spain / March 19, 2013) Two Academy Award®-winning composers, the musical director of the Oscar gala, the first winner of the Elmer Bernstein Award and a number of highly sought-after film composers both from USA and Europe will be part of the line-up of prominent guests for the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine, for the second year in the province of Córdoba. The festival takes place on June 23-30, 2013.  Three symphonic concerts will be the highlight of the week-long activities.

The 2013 Oscar winner for Life of Pi, Canadian composer Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, 500 Days of SummerMoneyball), and the 1997 Oscar winner for Emma, British composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolat, The Lake House, Never Let Me Go) headline the guest list. American composer Marco Beltrami(Live Free or Die Hard, I Robot, The Hurt Locker) will be the recipient of the first Elmer Bernstein Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Film Scoring.

The music director of the 2013 Academy Award gala, composer William Ross (Ladder 49, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tin Cup), British composer Ilan Eshkeri (Kick Ass, Stardust, Layer Cake), American composer and conductor Peter Bernstein (Canadian Bacon, The Ewok Adventure, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor), Spanish composers Zacarías M. de la Riva (Exorcismus, Hierro, Tad: The Lost Explorer), Roque Baños (Evil Dead, The Machinist, Sexy Beast), Federic Jusid (The Secret in Their Eyes, Fermat’s Room, The Hidden Face) and Nani García (Wrinkles, De Profundis, Onde Está a Felicidade?) have all confirmed their attendance at the festival.

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(March 19, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA/Vancouver, Canada) – On April 3rd, Direct TV will debut its original series, Rogue, with music composed by Jeff Toyne.  This marks Toyne’s debut into American television.  Direct TV famously revived series such as Friday Night Lights and Damages, giving them additional seasons.  Rogue is their first attempt at creating their own scripted content. Toyne comments, “It’s been an absolute thrill to work on this production! The taut storyline, the great look, and the fine performances have all inspired my music. I’m lucky to be a part of such a wonderful collaborative team.”

The score soundtrack to Rogue is scheduled to release sometime after the season finale.  The release date is yet to be determined.

Jeff Toyne

About Jeff Toyne:

Jeff Toyne is a Canadian-born composer.  In his music, Toyne blends orchestral virtuosity with cutting-edge technology, creating a unique voice for each project. His feature film credits include Abel’s Field (2013), Twist of Faith (2013), Dirty Girl (2011), Blooded (2010, co-written with Ilan Eshkeri), and 10 Years Later (2009).   Equally at home in television, Toyne scored several features for Lifetime including Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011), winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie, nominated for Best Score and winner of the MPSE Golden Reel Award.  Additionally, Toyne has scored The Devil You Know (Investigation Discovery, 2010-2013).  The recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, Toyne was named one of Playback Magazine’s “Ten to Watch” in 2011. He has been commissioned by organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces, for which he composed “Splendor Sine Occasu”, the Official March of the British Columbia Brigade. In 2007, Toyne was accepted as one of six composers to attend the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab. Jeff Toyne divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.


About “Rogue”: Continue reading JEFF TOYNE TO SCORE DIRECT TV’S ‘ROGUE’

Soundtrack Review: SNITCH (Antonio Pinto)

SnitchCDMusic composed by Antonio Pinto
Label: Lakeshore Records
Catalog:  LKS 343202
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Rating: ****½

Brazilian composer Antonio Pinto is not a newcomer to the film score business, he has worked on projects like Lord of War, Perfect Stranger, Love in the Time of Cholerawhich was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category, Get the Gringo and The Host (2013).

Snitch tells the story of a father played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, whose completely clueless son is caught with a package of narcotics. To save his son from a 10-year jail sentence, he makes a deal to infiltrate a drug cartel. The overall atmosphere is thriller-ish due pretty much to the beats and percussions used which are pretty well mixed and engineered. If one feels like going deeper into the technical analysis should ask oneself who was the sound engineer for the project and what sort of library was used, because the result is simply superb.

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March 19
Gears of War: Judgment – Steve Jablonsky, Jacob Shea – Sumthing Else
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III – Liam Hayes – Alternative Distribution Alliance
Les Miserables (2-disc Deluxe Edition) – Claude-Michel Schonberg – Universal Republic
Spring Breakers – Cliff Martinez, Skrillex – Big Beat/Atlantic

March 26
The Challenge – Jerry Goldsmith – La-La Land
The Croods – Alan Silvestri – Sony
Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani
– Roger Limb – Silva
The Hole – Javier Navarrete – La-La Land
S.O.S. Titanic
 – Howard Blake – Silva

Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – March 19 to April 30