(September 28, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records announces the release of COMRADE DETECTIVE– Original Series Soundtrack on September 28, 2018 on Digital The Album features original music by action Composer Joe Kraemer (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, JACK REACHER).
COMRADE DETECTIVE is fictional gritty 1980’s Cold War Romanian police procedural steeped in Communist propaganda. Detectives Gregor Anghel (Channing Tatum dubbed for Romanian actor Florin Persic Jr) and Iosif Baciu (Joseph Gordon-Levitt dubbed for Corneliu Ulici) investigate murder of a fellow comrade in this action-packed and blood-soaked first season. Under the iron fist of Captain Covaci (Nick Offerman dubbed for Adrian Paduraru), the pair of red sleuths must unravel a counter-revolutionary plot against the Romanian state by what-else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.
Composer Joe Kraemer offers the following statement about the special dynamic of the show, “In the same way actors revel in being able to speak as different people, I had a lot of fun pretending I was a Romanian composer living in the early 1980s writing pseudo-American cop-show music for the communist government. The director, Rhys Thomas, and the producers at A24 and Channing Tatum’s Free Association, gave me tremendous freedom to chase after that evocative sound of early ‘80s TV. I was delighted to be able to record the score in Vienna, and to be able to work with my friend, Dimitrie Leivici, as concertmaster, who is Romanian by birth! He actually lived in some of the locations where the show took place when he was child. It was also terrific to be reunited with the immensely talented engineer Casey Stone, who captured the sound so effectively and mixed the music so perfectly, just as he did for me on ‘Rogue Nation’ in 2015.
It’s immensely gratifying to be able to share the music with everyone now, thanks to the two upcoming releases from Lakeshore Records. The first is an LP, and vinyl is really cool, as the ‘retro’ vibe of the format meshes perfectly with the feel of the show. The second, digital download format allows me to include a lot more of the score itself, which I am really happy to have available for listeners who have asked me about being able to hear it away from the show.
COMRADE DETECTIVE was one of the most unusual projects I worked on, and it brings me great happiness knowing it will get a new look with these upcoming music releases.”
AMAZON STUDIOS presents COMRADE DETECTIVE available now streaming. Lakeshore Records releases COMRADE DETECTIVE – Original Series Soundtrack on Digital Download on September 28, 2018.
About Joe Kraemer
Joe Kraemer has carved out an eclectic career, writing music for over 100 films in a variety of genres, including nearly 40 television movies for the Hallmark Channel/Larry Levinson Productions, as well as episodic television, documentaries, and short films. Highlights include his scores for John Putch’s The Poseidon Adventure and A Time To Remember, as well as the Mystery Woman series, and westerns such as Hard Ground, Lone Rider and The Trail To Hope Rose. He has also written the music for The Hitcher II and Joyride 2 for director Louis Morneau, Framed for writer-director Daniel Petrie, Jr., and multiple films for writer-director-producer Mark Altman, including House Of The Dead 2, The Thirst and All Souls Day. Kraemer’s close partnership with Altman led to scoring the TV series Femme Fatales, a sexy homage to film noir for HBO/Cinemax. Kraemer also wrote the score for the prestigious documentary An Unreasonable Man, an Oscar-shortlisted feature about Ralph Nader, for directors Steven Skrovan and Henriette Mantell. Coming full circle from where he began, he reunited with director Scott Storm for Ten ’Til Noon.
Kraemer’s score for Rogue Nation went on to win Best Original Score for an Action/ Adventure/ Thriller film for the 12th International Film Music Critics Association, and he was named the 2016 Discovery of the Year Award at the World Soundtrack Awards. His work was also mentioned as Best Score on FilmMusicMedia, Bplus Movie Blog, and MFiles, and his theme for the villain Solomon Lane was cited as one of the best themes of 2015 by Empire Magazine.
Since then, he has continued to show a preference toward unconventional projects over mainstream work. In 2016, his new score for the 1927 silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans was performed in 2016 by the Dallas Chamber Symphony at the Dallas Performance Hall to rave reviews. 2017 saw the release of the television series Comrade Detective and Creeped Out, both featuring his compelling underscores, as well as another performance of Sunrise, this time in Austria and conducted by Kraemer. In October, his music was featured alongside the work of music legends David Shire and Terrance Blanchard at the World Soundtrack Awards at Film Festival Ghent, where it was performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic.
Kraemer’s latest work is the just-completed orchestral score for The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot, starring Sam Elliot and Aidan Turner.
In addition to his composing work, Kraemer frequently does Masterclasses in composition for media for various colleges and organizations, including The Hollywood Music Workshop, ASMAC, Columbia College Chicago, and Media Sound Hamburg.”