UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 30 to June 25


April 30
The Film Music of Michael Nyman for Solo Piano
 – Michael Nyman – Buysoundtrax
Fire and Ice William Kraft – Buysoundtrax
Iron Man 3 – Brian Tyler – Hollywood
Superman Unbound – Kevin Kleisch – Watertower (CD-R)

May 7
Bandolero – Jerry Goldsmith – La-La Land
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman – Perseverance
Fear
– Henry Mancini – Quartet
The Fourth War – Bill Conti – Music Box
Fringe: Season 5 – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande
The Gambler
– Jerry Fielding – Quartet
Killer Force/The Corrupt Ones – George Garvarentz – Music Box
Pain & Gain
– Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande
What Maisie Knew – Nick Urata – Milan
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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/25/2013


Django – Luis Bacalov (GDM 4303) G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Henry Jackman (Varese Sarabande 302 067 190 2) Hammersmith Is Out – Dominic Frontiere (Quartet QRSCE056) Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri – Ennio Morricone (Beat BCM 9529) – 49:30 Impressions Of America – Patrick Doyle (Varese Sarabande 302 067 194 2) L’Attico – Piero Piccioni  (Beat BCM 9519) Near Dark – Tangerine Dream (BSXCD 8924) Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat – Richard Stone (BSXCD 8923) Woman Times Seven – Riz Ortolani (Quartet QRSCE061) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/25/2013

Soundtrack Review: THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (Cliff Martinez)


Company_you_keep_CDMusic composed by Cliff Martinez
Label: Milan Records
Catalog: 36624
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Rating: ***

The New York-born Cliff Martinez is a household name related to director Steven Soderbergh (Contagion, Traffic, Side Effects). Their partnership kicked off in 1989 with the cult hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape starring Andie MacDowell, James Spader and Peter Gallagher. Martinez is also known for his stint with the Californian band Red Hot Chilli Peppers which led to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a drummer due to his contribution in the mid-80’s.

The story of The Company You Keep follows Robert Redford as a man trying to get away from his dark past when a young and aggressive journalist (Shia LaBeouf) uncovers and reveals it. Also starring Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci and Chris Cooper.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 23 to June 25


April 23
At Any Price – Dickon Hinchliffe – Milan
The Call – John Debney – Lakeshore
Disconnect – Max Richter – Milan
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
– Henry Jackman – Varese Sarabande
Hammersmith Is Out
– Dominic Frontiere – Quartet
Patrick Doyle: Impressions of America
– Patrick Doyle – Varese Sarabande
Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration – various – Varese Sarabande
Woman Times Seven
– Riz Ortolani – Quartet

April 30
Fire and Ice – William Kraft – Buysoundtrax
Iron Man 3 – Brian Tyler – Hollywood
Music from the Films of Michael Nyman for Solo Piano – Michael Nyman – Buysoundtrax
Superman Unbound – Kevin Kleisch – Watertower (CD-R)

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/18/2013


The Croods – Alan Silvestri (Relativity 700288) Evil Dead (2013) – Roque Banos (La-La Land LLLCD 1255) Five Days From Home – Bill Conti (Intrada Special Collection Volume 240) – 54:52 Grand Canyon (Expanded) – James Newton Howard (La-La Land LLLCD 1251) – 67:44 The Shootist / The Sons Of Katie Elder – Elmer Bernstein (La-La Land LLLCD 1254) – 57:04 Spartacus: War Of The Damned – Joseph LoDuca (Varese Sarabande 302 067 184 2) Von Ryan’s Express / The Detective – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 232) – 51:26 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/18/2013

THE 8th ANNUAL ‘JERRY GOLDSMITH’ AWARDS


Submissions Will Be Accepted Before May 15th 

Logo-Goldsmith-LaurelThe International Film Music Festival ‘Province of Cordoba’ has just opened the submissions for the Jerry Goldsmith Awards.  The Jerry Goldsmiths are given annually as part of the activities of the festival. This is the eighth edition of the awards which acknowledge the work of composers who are getting started in the audiovisual field (film, television, advertising, or other media) or who, despite having a professional career, have not received mainstream recognition.
 
The Jerry Goldsmith Awards are given in eight categories – original film score, live action short film, animated short film, documentary, original free creation, advertising, promotion and song, adding a ninth award for best composer in any category.  These awards have helped launch the careers of several of its finalists and winners, such as Lucas Vidal, Arnau Bataller, Zeltia Montes, Marc Vaíllo, Zacharias M. De la Riva, Sergio de la Puente, Marc Helm, James Peterson and Aritz Villodas, amongst others.
 
Submissions will be open until May 15th. Any composer, regardless of their nationality or country of residence, will be considered.  Those composers interested in participating should visit http://jerrygoldsmith.bsospirit.com/
 
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Soundtrack Review: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME (Bear McCreary)


BG_Blood_Chrome_CDMusic composed by Bear McCreary
Label: La-La Land Records
Catalog: LLLCD 1246
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Rating: ****

Florida-born Bear McCreary has been involved in projects like Battlestar Galactica, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Caprica, Human Target and The Walking Dead since its inception. Human Target granted him his first Emmy nomination for the series Main Title.

McCreary has a very unusual style for a television composer; he tends to be more cinematic and expansive, even though, constraints of timetable would tell him he should craft smaller themes in order to develop a rather more fluid narrative point of view. On Blood & Chrome score, created for another BSG‘s spin-off,  there is a variety of sounds that reminisce Blade Runner and Skyfall.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 16 to June 25


April 16
The Celestine Prophecy
– Nuno Malo – MovieScore Media
The Lords of Salem – John 5, Griffin Boyce – UMG
Promised Land – Danny Elfman – Sony (import)
Spartacus: War of the Damned
– Joseph LoDuca – Varese Sarabande

April 23
At Any Price – Dickon Hinchliffe – Milan
The CallJohn Debney – Lakeshore
Disconnect – Max Richter – Milan
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
– Henry Jackman – Varese Sarabande
Hammersmith Is Out
– Dominic Frontiere – Quartet
Patrick Doyle: Impressions of America
– Patrick Doyle – Varese Sarabande
Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration
– various – Varese Sarabande
Woman Times Seven
– Riz Ortolani – Quartet

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/11/2013


Angel’s Share – George Fenton (Quartet QRSM026) The Company You Keep – Cliff Martinez (Milan 36624) Dead Man Down – Jacob Groth (Varese Sarabande 302 067 192 2) Hellgate / Lost Continent – Paul Dunlap (Monstrous Movie Music MMM 1972) House Of Cards – Jeff Beal (Varese Sarabande 302 067 191 2, 2 CDs) L’Assoluto Naturale (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (Quartet QRMS017) The Last Days – Fernando Velazquez (Quartet QRSM025) The Salamander (Cond Raine) – Jerry Goldsmith (Prometheus XPCD 174) She Demons / Astounding She-Monster – Nicholas Carras / Guenther Kauer (Monstrous Movie Music MMM 1971) The Tall Texan – … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/11/2013

BEAR MCCREARY LAUNCHES HIS OWN RECORD LABEL


Sparks & Shadows’ Upcoming Soundtrack Releases to include Defiance – TV Series and Video Game (SyFy & Trion), Da Vinci’s Demons (STARZ & BBC) and Europa Report (Magnet)

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(April 11, 2013 – Culver City, CA) Composer Bear McCreary announces the launch of Sparks & Shadows, a new boutique record label that will release soundtracks primarily composed by the Emmy-nominated composer.  The first four releases from the label will include two albums for Defiance (the Trion Worlds videogame and the SyFy television series), Da Vinci’s Demons (STARZ, BBC) and the upcoming feature Europa Report (Magnet).  McCreary, listed by Io9 as one of the ten most influential science fiction composers in history, was recently named a “Secret Weapon” by WIRED Magazine.

“I value the soundtrack album experience, because score records are what first led me down the path to becoming a composer,” explained McCreary.  “I was a fan and collector long before I became a professional musician.  I have always looked for ways to deliver my original scores to fans so they can have the same experiences.”

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BMI TO HONOR CLIFF MARTINEZ WITH RICHARD KIRK AWARD


BMI’s ceremony celebrating year’s top Film, Television and Cable Composers slated for May 15 in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Cliff Martinez at the organization’s 2013 Film & Television Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The private event will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.

BMI bestows the Richard Kirk Award on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2013 honoree, Cliff Martinez joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Rolfe Kent, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 9 to June 18


April 9
Beyond Re-Animator
– Xavier Capellas – ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
The Company You Keep – Cliff Martinez – Milan
Dead Man Down
– Jacob Groth – Varese Sarabande
Evil Dead – Roque Banos – La-La Land
Grand CanyonJames Newton Howard – La-La Land
Hellgate/Lost ContinentPaul Dunlap – Monstrous Movie Music
House of Cards – Jeff Beal – Varese Sarabande
Le Grand Chemin
– Georges Granier – Disques CineMusique
Near Dark
– Tangerine Dream – Buysoundtrax
Oblivion – Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Trapanese – Back Lot
The Place Beyond the Pines – Mike Patton – Milan
She Demons/The Astounding She Monster – Nicholas Carras/Guenther Kauer
The Shootist/The Sons of Katie Elder – Elmer Bernstein – La-La Land
Sinbad – Christian Henson – MovieScore Media
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat – Richard Stone – Buysoundtrax
The Tall Texan – Bert Shefter – Monstrous Movie Music
Virgin SacrificePaul Sawtell, Bert Shefter – Monstrous Movie Music

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/04/2013


The Carpetbaggers – Elmer Bernstein (Intrada Special Collection Volume 233) – 68:01 The Diary Of Anne Frank – Alfred Newman (Real Gone Music 400130) Harem – Philippe Sarde (Quartet QRSCE058) The Hole – Javier Navarrete (La-La Land LLLCD 1247) How Green Was My Valley – Alfred Newman (Kritzerland KR 20025) I’m So Excited (Los Amantes Pasajeros) – Alberto Iglesias (Quartet QRSM024) Seven Days In May / MacKintosh Man – Jerry Goldsmith / Maurice Jarre (Intrada Special Collection Volume 235) – 53:31 Sunflower – Henry Mancini (Quartet QRSCE057, 2 CDs) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/04/2013