UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – July 2 to September 3


July 2
Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Vol. 2 – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land
Patriot Games James Horner – La-La Land
Summer in February – Benjamin Wallfisch – Universal (import)

July 9
Byzantium – Javier Navarrete – Silva (import)
Copperhead 
– Laurent Eyquem – Varese Sarabande
Game of Thrones: Season Three – Ramin Djawadi – Watertower
Pacific Rim – Ramin Djawadi – Watertower [CD-R]

July 16
The Conjuring – Joseph Bishara – La-La Land
The Legend of Korra – Jeremy Zuckerman – Nickolodeon/Sony
Only God Forgives – Cliff Martinez – Milan
Turbo – Henry Jackman, songs – Relativity Media
Young Justice – Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter – La-La Land

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/27/2013


Charmed – J. Peter Robinson (La-La Land LLLCD 1252, TV, 2 CDs) Elephant Walk / Botany Bay / Stalag 17 – Franz Waxman (Kritzerland KR 20025-3) Fandango – Alan Silvestri (Intrada Special Collection Volume 249) – 41:29 Fringe – Season 5 – Chris Tilton (Varese Sarabande 302 067 196 2, TV) Into The West – Geoff Zanelli (La-La Land LLLCD 1258, 2 CDs) Then Came Bronson – George Duning, John Parker, Richard Shores, Stu Phillips, etc. (Intrada Special Collection Volume 244, TV, 2 CDs) – 115:22   Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/27/2013

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 25 to September 3


June 25
Fringe: Season 5
 – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande

July 9
Byzantium – Javier Navarrete – Silva (import)
Copperhead 
– Laurent Eyquem – Varese Sarabande
Game of Thrones: Season Three – Ramin Djawadi – Watertower
Pacific Rim – Ramin Djawadi – Watertower

July 16
The Conjuring – Joseph Bishara – La-La Land
The Legend of Korra – Jeremy Zuckerman – Nickolodeon/Sony
Only God Forgives – Cliff Martinez – Milan
Turbo – Henry Jackman, songs – Relativity Media
Young Justice – various – La-La Land

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/20/2013


After Earth – James Newton Howard (Sony 725472)

Amorous Adventures Of Moll Flanders – John Addison (Quartet QRSCE063)

Continuavano A Chiamarlo Trinita – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis (Digitmovies DPDM 010)

Canadian Bacon – Elmer Bernstein & Peter Bernstein (Quartet QRSCE066)

Canone Inverso (Making Love) – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4306)

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Soundtrack Review: AFTER EARTH (James Newton Howard)


Music composed by James Newton Howard
Label: Sony Masterworks
Catalog: 372547
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Rating: **½

The Los Angeles-born James Newton Howard has an incredible CV, he was involved in many big projects such as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Bourne Legacy.  He has also been collaborating with M. Night Shyamalan since 1999, kicking off on the director’s debut The Sixth Sense. Newton Howard has also toured with Elton John and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Either way, the soundtrack writers’ community seems to believe that lately Mr Howard has lost his grip, and he is not able to find what to write and how to write. After Earth is not necessarily a bad job, if one keeps listening the album for five times in a row will definitely find some interesting cues and will start humming them round whilst preparing supper. Nonetheless, it takes a considerable time to understand Howard’s point of view and his approach.

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MILAN RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘ONLY GOD FORGIVES’ – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


MUSIC COMPOSED BY CLIFF MARTINEZ 

“Cliff Martinez again makes an indispensable contribution to Winding Refn’s defining aesthetic with a richly, textured score that combines pounding martial arts drumbeats, bursts of ecclesiastical organ music, lushly romantic orchestral riffs that recall Pino Donaggio’s work for Brian de Palma, and obsessive techno beats that a time evoke the vintage electropop of Giorgio Moroder.” – Hollywood Reporter

(June 14, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – Milan Records will release Only God Forgives  Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally, on CD, and on 180 gram double vinyl on July 16, 2013.  The album features original music by 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, The Company You Keep) for Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to the 2011 hit Drive.

“Initially, Nicolas suggested that I avoid any instrumentation that would evoke the ghost of Drive.  But in some instances, I just couldn’t find any other instrument that had the unique sense of melancholy and foreboding that the Cristal Baschet does so well,” described Martinez.

Said Refn, “I didn’t know anything about Thai music, but it happened that Cliff did”.  Martinez turned the director onto Esan music.  “I was able to realize that there was this whole tradition of this folk music that’s about fables and so each of these songs has a fable side to it.”

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 18 to July 30


June 18
Charmed J. Peter Robinson – La-La Land
Despicable Me 2 Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira – Back Lot
Into the West – Geoff Zanelli – La-La Land
Monsters University
 – Randy Newman – Disney
World War Z
 – Marco Beltrami – Warner Bros.

June 25
Fringe: Season 5
 – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande

July 2
The Vikings – Trevor Morris – Sony (import)

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/13/2013


Beyond Re-Animator – Xavier Capellas (SWR13001) Celestine Prophecy – Nuno Malo (MSM 13001) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman (Perseverance PRD 063, 2 CDs) Clear And Present Danger –  James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 247, 2 CDs) – 98:38 Inchon – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada MAF 7125, 2 CDs) – 93:50 Man Of Steel – (Limited Edition) – Hans Zimmer (Water Tower 39426, 2 CDs) Patriots Of Freedom – Alan Williams ( SMCD 029) Sinbad – Christian Henson (MSM 13002, TV) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 06/13/2013

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – June 11 to July 23


June 11
Blood Daniel Pemberton – MovieScore Media
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

June 18
Charmed – J. Peter Robinson – La-La Land
Despicable Me 2 Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira – Back Lot
Into the West – Geoff Zanelli – La-La Land
Monsters University – Randy Newman – Disney
World War Z – Marco Beltrami – Warner Bros.

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LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS ‘THE HEAT’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


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(June 5, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release The Heat – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and in stores on June 25, 2013.  The album features the new song “Rock This” by Santigold along with songs that will make you want to get up and dance from LCD Soundsystem, Parliament, The Isley Brothers, Kimbra, and Deee-Lite. Said director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), “When these songs come on, you’ll know the party has started.”

From the beginning, music became an integral part of the film for Feig.  After reading the script by Katie Dippold (TV’s Parks and Recreation, MADtv), he gave it to his wife to read.  “As she laughed in the other room, I turned Pandora to the James Brown channel to celebrate.”  A few songs later he heard “Fight the Power” by The Isley Brothers.  “I immediately said to myself, ‘That’s the opening credits song for The Heat!’  And so the entire musical tone for the movie was set.”

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International Film Music Festival of Córdoba Announces Agreement With Berklee College of Music


Collaboration With the World´s Largest Private University of Modern Music To Benefit the Festival’s Composition Workshops for Composers

The International Film Music Festival ‘Provincia de Córdoba’ is partnering with the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world´s largest private university of contemporary music, alma mater of film composers such as Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore and Quincy Jones, and whose alumni have earned more than 270 Grammys. The Boston-based university has been key in the development of music in recent decades and has close relationship with the film industry.

The signing of this agreement represents an unprecedented support to the Festival of Córdoba by Berklee, whose faculty were especially enthusiastic about the Festival´s teaching opportunities and the audiovisual projection offered. Berklee was founded in 1945, and in recent years has added to its curriculum newer courses such as electronic music, scoring for film, television and video games, attracting thousands of students from across the world and recently opened a campus in Valencia, Spain.

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