FOX MUSIC RELEASES ‘ENOUGH SAID’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music By Marcelo Zarvos

(September 30, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Fox Music has released the ENOUGH SAID – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally via iTunes.  The soundtrack features the original score composed by Marcelo Zarvos (THE WORDSTV’s RAY DONOVAN).

“This was my second collaboration with [director] Nicole Holofcener,” said Zarvos of ENOUGH SAID.  “The score had to navigate a delicate balance of the comedic and dramatic aspects of the film with instrumentation ranging from a small folk ensemble to orchestral. A master of blending comedy and emotion Nicole really wanted the music to feel unified … but not too traditional.”

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Soundtrack Review: LINCOLN (John Williams)


lincolnCDMusic composed by John Williams
Label: Sony Classical
Catalog: SK544685
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Rating: ****

As usual John Williams asks you to close your head eyes, open your mind eyes and join him in the journey whilst he paves and paints the way with majestical colours. Taking a look at Daniel Day-Lewis pictures as President Lincoln is quite touching and is somewhat as if one were looking at the man himself, since Day-Lewis is prone to immersing completely into the characters, going as far as becoming them.

What the John Williams fans are going to find on Abraham Lincoln OST is a very gloomy and misty atmosphere mixed with moments of sunny and western pace, such as the Bonanza-alike “The Race to the House” or as if there was a hovering alien spacecraft, like on the last portion of “The Southern Delegation and the Dream”. “Appomattox – April 9, 1865” is an allusion to Lincoln’s death, the whole piece is full of ghostly imagery that would easily fit a Jack the Ripper or Edgar Allan Poe tale-based film.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – October 1 to December 10


October 1 
Filth – Clint Mansell – Genepool (import)
For Those I Loved
 – Maurice Jarre – Music Box
The Freshman – Carl Davis – Carl Davis Collection (import)
Gravity – Steven Price – Watertower
Hocus Pocus – John Debney – Intrada Special Collection
Les Visiteurs/L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin
 – Georges Delerue – Music Box
The Miracle – Elmer Bernstein – Intrada Special Collection
Paranoia – Junkie XL – Sony (import)

October 8
Captain Phillips – Henry Jackman – Varese Sarabande
Colette
 – Atli Orvarsson – MovieScore Media/Kronos
Machete Kills – Carl Thiel, Robert Rodriguez – Morada
Romeo and Juliet – Abel Korzeniowski – Sony
The Tall Man
 – Christopher Young, Joel Drouek, Todd Bryanton – MovieScore Media/Kronos
Valhalla Rising – Peter Peter, Peter Kyed – Milan (import)

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/26/2013


Adore – Christopher Gordon (Varese Sarabande 302 067 216 2) Getaway – Justin Burnett (Varese Sarabande 302 067 221 8) Outsiders (Reissue) – Carmine Coppola (Silva 1428) Rising Sun – Toru Takemitsu (Kritzerland KR 20026-5) Rush – Hans Zimmer (Water Tower 39470) Standing Up – Brian Tyler (Varese Sarabande 302 067 220 8) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/26/2013

Soundtrack Review: SKYFALL (Thomas Newman)


skyfallcdMusic composed by Thomas Newman
Label: Sony Classics
Catalog: 88765410402
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Rating: ****

Since it was the franchise’s 50th anniversary, Skyfall had a tremendous responsibility to show what the Bond films are made of essentially, and it turned out to be some sort of ode to the British Empire in the end. Allusions to the Hong Kong colony, setting the main action ground in London and going deeper into the story to show that contrary to what many believe, James Bond birth country is Scotland were the primary devices to pay homage to the MI-6 spy British origins.

The main clash point of the film is the right point of leaving the scenery, meaning the right time to retire. The young x the experienced is also there, especially on the Quartermaster scenery at the National Gallery where Q and Bond “collide” with their differences regarding human intelligence and more electronic types of intelligence gathering. There are also loads of nuisance times for Bond when he is requested to perform tests to prove he is still good as he ever was, and furthermore confronting his past dark secrets.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – September 24 to December 10


September 24
Adore – Christopher Gordon, Antony Partos – Varese Sarabande
Getaway 
– Justin Burnett – Varese Sarabande
The Grandmaster Shigeru Umebayashi, Nathaniel Mechaly – Lakeshore
I, the Jury – Bill Conti – La-La Land
Insidious, Chapter 2
 – Joseph Bishara – Void
Killer Crocodile 
Riz Ortolani – Kronos
Movie Legends: The Music of John Barry – John Barry – Naxos
Per Gracia Ricevuta
 – Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – Digitmovies
Rush – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
Standing Up – Brian Tyler – Varese Sarabande
True Grit – Elmer Bernstein – La-La Land
We Are What We Are – Jeff Grace, Phil Mossman – Milan

October 1 
Filth – Clint Mansell – Genepool (import)
For Those I Loved
 – Maurice Jarre – Music Box
Gravity – Steven Price – Watertower
Les Visiteurs/L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin
 – Georges Delerue – Music Box
Paranoia – Junkie XL – Sony (import)

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THE 2013 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) WORLD WITHOUT END, “Medieval Life And Death” – Mychael Danna OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) DOWNTON ABBEY, “Episode 6” – John Lunn OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC DA VINCI’S DEMONS – Bear McCreary OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS 66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, “If I Had Time” – Music by David Javerbaum, Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION 66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS – Elliot Lawrence Continue reading THE 2013 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/19/2013


Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – Frederik Wiedmann (La-La Land LLLCD 1266) Raging Angels – Terry Plumeri (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1050) – 33:56 Texas, Addio – Anton Garcia Abril (Quartet QRMS024) The White Dawn – Henry Mancini (Intrada Special Collection Volume 253) – 61:10 X-Files Volume Two – Mark Snow (La-La Land LLLCD 1270, 4 CDs) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/19/2013

WATERTOWER MUSIC TO RELEASE ‘GRAVITY’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


Festival Favorite Features Original Music By Steven Price

(September 16, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music is proud to announce the release of the GRAVITY – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on September 17th and on CD on October 1, 2013.  GRAVITY features original music by Steven Price (THE WORLD’S END, ATTACK THE BLOCK).  The film has earned rave reviews at film festivals and screenings in advance of its October 4th release.

To accomplish the creation of music in the vacuum of space, Price needed to bridge music with sound in untraditional ways.  “From my earliest meetings with Alfonso [Cuarón, director] it was clear the score in GRAVITY would play a crucial and expanded role,” said Price.  “With no sound in space, the music was integral to underscore the emotional journey.  The music is occasionally abstract, often melodic, but always very intricate, complex and textural.  Alfonso and I wanted the score to blur the line between electronic and organic sounds, and there was a lot of experimentation involved in finding the harmonic and sonic language that felt emotionally right and tonally gelled with the amazing visuals.”

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BEAR MCCREARY EARNS FIRST EMMY AWARD FOR ‘DA VINCI’S DEMONS’


(September 16, 2013 – Culver City, CA) – On September 15, 2013, composer Bear McCreary earned his first Emmy®Award for the Main Title Theme for DA VINCI’S DEMONS at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los AngelesMcCreary had been nominated one previous time in the same category for HUMAN TARGET.

“To be nominated alongside some of the most exciting composers working in the industry was, itself, a tremendous honor.  I am totally overwhelmed by this win,” said McCreary.

McCreary credits his collaboration with show creator David S. Goyer as to what led to his first Emmy Award win.

“I must share this award with series creator David S. Goyer.  When I played him my first demo for the main title, he gave me the greatest feedback a producer can bestow.  He said the music was too short!” described McCreary. “The theme was so catchy, he wanted to hear more of it.  So, he re-cut his first episode and nearly doubled the length of the Main Title sequence, giving me the opportunity to expand on my ideas.  Now that the Main Title Theme and Main Title Design have both won Emmys, I think its safe to say that Goyer had the right idea!”

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‘PRISONERS’ SOUNDTRACK TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 17


“Icelandic composer and keyboardist Jóhann Jóhannsson’s most significant works have been film scores, a context well suited to his artful blend of contemporary classical, electronica, and indie pop” – The New Yorker

(September 13, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music announced today the September 17 release of the soundtrack to the Alcon Entertainment thriller “Prisoners,” a Warner Bros. Pictures’ release starring Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Brokeback Mountain”), and directed by Denis Villeneuve (the Oscar-nominated “Incendies”). The film was scored by acclaimed Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. The album will be available at all digital retailers, and a CD will be made available through Amazon.com.  The soundtrack will also be released on vinyl via Jóhannsson’s own NTOV Records label this October.

Jóhannsson and Villeneuve decided to try something radical for the soundtrack. “Denis wanted the music to be a poetic voice that worked in counterpoint to the action of the film,” Jóhannsson says. “Even though the film is a thriller, the music is lyrical and beautiful, in stark contrast to the intensity that the film depicts.” Jóhannsson composed the score watching an early cut of the film, reacting to the images on screen.

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – September 17 to December 10


September 17 
Arrow: Season One – Blake Neely – Watertower [CD-R]
Luther 
– Paul Englishby, songs – Silva
Raging Angels – Terry Plumeri – Intrada Special Collection
Salinger – Lorne Balfe – Decca
The White Dawn – Henry Mancini – Intrada Special Collection

September 24
Adore – Christopher Gordon, Antony Partos – Varese Sarabande
The Grandmaster Shigeru Umebayashi, Nathaniel Mechaly – Lakeshore
Killer Crocodile 
Riz Ortolani – Kronos
Movie Legends: The Music of John Barry – John Barry – Naxos
Per Gracia Ricevuta
 – Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – Digitmovies
Rush – Hans Zimmer – Watertower
Standing Up – Brian Tyler – Varese Sarabande
We Are What We Are – Jeff Grace, Phil Mossman – Milan

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LORNE BALFE SCORES ‘SALINGER’


Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Now Available; Physical CD Available September 17th On Decca

September 11, 2013 (New York, NY) — Lorne Balfe, the Grammy Award-winning and BAFTA nominated film composer, heightens the intrigue and mystery of the highly anticipated film, SALINGER with his haunting score. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Decca is available September 3rd at all digital partners including iTunes, followed by a physical release on September 17th.  SALINGER, a Weinstein Company film directed and produced by Shane Salerno, arrived at theatres on September 6th.   The companion Simon & Schuster book co-authored by Salerno and David Shields, SALINGER, was released September 3.

Director Shane Salerno contributed a thoughtful liner note in the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack package.  There he explains, “I was extremely fortunate to have Lorne serve as the composer of Salinger.  He is the only person I ever wanted for the job.”  He adds, “Lorne’s work has become an integral part of the film, creating emotional themes, rhythms, moods and grace notes that are as important as any scene, photograph, or story in the film. It is a score as complex as Salinger himself and required a composer with extraordinary sensitivity and range.”

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LORNE BALFE HEADLINES FESTIVAL, WINS AWARD IN SPAIN


Lorne Balfe

Earned Prestigious GoldSpirit Award for Best Video Game Soundtrack 2012 With Assassin’s Creed III

(Sept. 9, 2013- Fuengirola, Spain) Composer Lorne Balfe (Salinger, Assassins Creed III video game) took the Spanish crowd by storm!  On September 7th he headlined the Playfest concert with a 30 minute set of his music including a sneak peak at the music for the upcoming release of BEYOND: Two Soulsand his now award winning music for Assassin’s Creed III.  After the performance, the organizers of the festival presented Balfe with the prestigious GoldSpirit Award for Best Video Game Soundtrack 2012.

“I am so proud to have won the GoldSpirit Award for Assassin’s Creed III,” said Balfe.  “It means especially a lot to have been given the award by the fans and to have the game’s music recognized at such a fantastic festival as Playfest with a very special concert was a wonderful experience. The score to Assassin’s Creed has been a fantastic part of my life and so it was a wonderful achievement for the music to be recognized.”

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LA-LA LAND RELEASES ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX’


Featuring Original Music by Frederik Wiedmann

(September 6, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records will release theJUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX soundtrack composed by Frederik Wiedmann (BEWARE THE BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES) on September 10, 2013.

“The score for this Justice League story really has everything, from subtle emotion to all-out action, from intricate tension to epic dramatic themes,” described Wiedmann. “It truly was a challenging and rewarding project. This score was recorded in Los Angeles with a wonderful 30-piece orchestra conducted by Hyesu Yang.”

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UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – September 10 to October 22


September 10
The Delta Force – Alan Silvestri – Quartet
Hemlock Grove  Nathan Barr – Varese Sarabande
Jimmy P. 
Howard Shore – Howe
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land
Justin and the Knights of Valor – Ilan Eshkeri – Sony (import)
Texas, Addio
 – Anton Garcia Abril – Quartet
Thanks for Sharing
 – Christopher Lennertz – Milan
The Ultimate Life
 – Mark McKenzie – Varese Sarabande
The Ungodly: Music of Carlos Cases 
– Carlos Cases – Kronos
Windjammer
 – Morton Gould – Sepia
The X-Files, Vol. 2 Mark Snow – La-La Land

September 17 
Arrow: Season One – Blake Neely – Watertower [CD-R]
Luther 
– Paul Englishby, songs – Silva
Salinger – Lorne Balfe – Decca

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/05/2013


Bisturi La Mafia Blanca / Sequestro Di Persona – Riz Ortolani (GDM 4313) Jobs – John Debney (La-La Land LLLCD 1271) L’Uomo Delle Stelle – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4312) Man, Woman And Child – Georges Delerue (Quartet QRSCE067) Matrix Reloaded – Don Davis (La-La Land LLLCD 1263, 2 CDs) Sebastian – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 250) – 77:28 Wyatt Earp – James Newton Howard (La-La Land LLLCD 1250, 3 CDs) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/05/2013