UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 4 to July 23


June 4
After Earth James Newton Howard – Sony
Before Midnight – Graham Reynolds – Milan
Dark Skies – Joseph Bishara – Void

June 11
Fringe: Season 5
 – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande
Hammer of the Gods – Benjamin Wallfisch – MovieScore Media
The Last Exorcism Part II – Michael Wandmacher – ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
The Last Stand – Mowg – Red River
The Last of Us – Gustavo Santaolalla – Sony
Man of Steel – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
Man of Steel: Deluxe Edition – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
Metsan Tarina – Palo Aalito – MovieScore Media
Stuck in Love – Mike Mogis & Nathaniel Walcott, songs – Varese Sarabande
Warm Bodies – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders – Red River

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/30/2013


Beyond The Poseidon Adventure – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 245) – 79:14

Dreamscape – Maurice Jarre (Intrada Special Collection Volume 248) – 41:28

Heidi – John Williams (Quartet QRSCE062)

Inconsueto Grottesco – Ennio Morricone (CMT10041) Promised Land – Danny Elfman (Sony 5446622)

Rosewood – John Williams (La-La Land LLLCD 1244, 2 CDs)

Slalom – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4304)

Star Trek Into Darkness – Michael Giacchino (Varese Sarabande 302 067 193 2)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Best Of Both Worlds(Expanded) – Ron Jones ( GNP Crescendo GNPD 8083)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 28 to July 16


May 28
Copper – Brian Keane – Valley
Epic – Danny Elfman – Sony
Pain & Gain
 – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande

June 4
After Earth James Newton Howard – Sony
Dark Skies – Joseph Bishara – Void

June 11
Fringe: Season 5
 – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande
Hammer of the Gods – Benjamin Wallfisch – MovieScore Media
The Last Exorcism Part II – Michael Wandmacher – ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
The Last Stand – Mowg – Red River
The Last of Us – Gustavo Santaolalla – Sony
Man of SteelHans Zimmer – Watertower
Man of Steel: Deluxe Edition – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
Metsan Tarina – Palo Aalito – MovieScore Media
Stuck in Love – Mike Mogis & Nathaniel Walcott, songs – Varese Sarabande
Warm Bodies – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders – Red River

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HAIM MAZAR SCORES ‘ICEMAN’


The Iceman(May 22, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Relativity Music Group will release The Iceman – Original Motion Picture Score digitally on May 21, 2013.  The album features original music by Israeli composer Haim Mazar, whose score was called an “invaluable contribution” by Hollywood Reporter.

The score had to capture the two aspects of “The Iceman’s” point of view – that of the cold-blooded killer and that of the family man.  Mazar described, “On one hand there was the grim, dirty, dangerous crime life: musically represented by a thick hybrid of pulsating electronics and orchestral effects that could burst and become violent at any moment.  On the other hand the score needed to reflect his family life, Ariel [Vromen, director/co-writer] wanted to play with mostly strings and piano.”

Mazar found two scenes were key.  He said, “The first was the scene when Richard (Michael Shannon) and Deborah (Winona Ryder) have their first date, which was great for musically setting the family tone and the tone of their relationship. I also established a theme that was later used as their relationship progressed throughout the years. The second scene I scored was the scene when Roy Demeo (Ray Liotta) threatens Richard in the car outside of his home. Energy-wise that scene felt very tense, and I figured that if I could get the right tone for that scene, it would help me set the tone for the rest of the mob scenes.”

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT AND COMPOSER DAVID SCHWARTZ ARE BACK


May 21, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Thanks to loyal fans and Netflix, Arrested Development is back! Fans of Arrested Development are as gung-ho about the music as they are about the show. Composer David Schwartz (Deadwood, Northern Exposure), who composed the music for the entire series, is back for a fourth season, and a movie to follow. Schwartz composes both the original score and songs for the series.

“The music for the series has always been eclectic. From the signature Tahitian ukulele cues to the ultra mock-serious orchestra cues I always strive to do something unique with the music. Often it’s more about writing fun music … as opposed to funny music. And it’s so important to match the comedic timing and pace of every scene.”

Schwartz continues, “I really wanted the music to grow and hopefully expand on the first three seasons.  Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, is brilliant, and inspiring.  He’s highly musical himself and is a cornucopia of ideas, musical and otherwise. Mitch, music editor Jason Tregoe Newman, and myself get together and discuss scenes and musical concepts. That said, I have a tremendous amount of creative freedom. This season, there has not been a temp track. For the most part, Mitch hears the score for the first time on the dub stage. This level of trust is unique and inspires me to work even harder.”

Schwartz attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  David’s first scoring job was the multi Emmy award winning hit, Northern Exposure. It earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition for its memorable theme song.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 21 to July 16


May 21
Before Midnight – Graham Reynolds – Milan
Fatti Di Gente Perbene
– Ennio Morricone – Quartet
Heidi – John Williams – Quartet
Love Is All You Need – Johan Soderqvist – MovieScore Media
Maciste Il Gladiatore Piu Forte Del Mondo (Colossus of the Arena)
– Francesco De Masi – Digitmovies
Rosewood – John Williams – La-La Land
Sexykiller – Fernando Velazquez – MovieScore Media
Star Trek Into Darkness
 – Michael Giacchino – Varese Sarabande
Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds – Ron Jones – GNP Crescendo
They Call Me Trinity
– Franco Micalizzi – Digitmovies
To the Wonder – Hanan Townshend – Lakeshore
Trinity Is Still My Name (Continuavano A Chiamarlo Trinita)
– Guido & Maurizio De Angelis – Digitmovies

May 28
Copper – Brian Keane – Valley
Epic – Danny Elfman – Sony
Pain & Gain
 – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 05/16/2013


The Challenge – Jerry Goldsmith (La-La Land LLLCD 1248)

Dressed To Kill (Expanded) – Pino Donaggio (Intrada Special Collection Volume 246) – 58:51

Yellow Rock – Randy Miller (Intrada MAF 7124) – 50:29

World Of Suzie Wong – George Duning (Kritzerland KR 20024-4)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 14 to July 16


May 14
Doctor Who: The Krotons
– Brian Hodgson – Silva
Himalaya: The Rearing of a Chief
Bruno Coulais – Varese Sarabande

May 21
Before Midnight – Graham Reynolds – Milan
Charmed – J. Peter Robinson – La-La Land
Fatti Di Gente Perbene
Ennio Morricone – Quartet
Heidi – John Williams – Quartet
Love Is All You Need – Johan Soderqvist – MovieScore Media
Rosewood – John Williams – La-La Land
Sexykiller – Fernando Velazquez – MovieScore Media
To the Wonder – Hanan Townshend – Lakeshore

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