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LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘THE BELKO EXPERIMENT’ – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Featuring Original Music by Tyler Bates
Soundtrack and Film to release on March 17, 2017

(March 6, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release THE BELKO EXPERIMENT – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on March 17, 2017. The album contains original music by Tyler Bates (JOHN WICK, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). Currently available digitally is the single “California Dreamin’ (Latin)” performed by Gabriela Terán. On February 10, the label released a digital single of “Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)” performed by José Prieto. The Orion Pictures’ film will be released by BH Tilt on March 17, 2017. Continue reading LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘THE BELKO EXPERIMENT’ – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/28/2017

The Great Wall Ramin Djawadi (Milan 50339) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 02/28/2017

TREVOR JONES, DAVID SHIRE AND TYLER BATES AMONG THE GUESTS FOR MOSMA 2017

The Málaga City Council and The Málaga Film Festival Announce the 2017 Program and Guests For The Festival – To Run July 5-9 Continue reading TREVOR JONES, DAVID SHIRE AND TYLER BATES AMONG THE GUESTS FOR MOSMA 2017

VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE ‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

john_wick_2_cdIntroducing The New Song “A Job To Do” Written and Performed By Alice In Chains Vocalist/Guitarist Jerry Cantrell

Featuring Original Music Composed By Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard, with Original Songs Performed by Ciscandra Nostalghia and Le Castle Vania Continue reading VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE ‘JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘JOHN WICK’ SOUNDTRACK

(October 6, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release the JOHN WICK – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 21 and on CD October 27, 2014. The soundtrack features original score composed by Tyler Bates (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SUPER) and Joel J. Richard (COMPOUND FRACTURE, TV’s RAVENSWOOD). The album also features the songs “Evil Man Blues” performed by The Candy Shop Boys, “In My Mind” performed by M86 & Susie Q, and “Who You Talkin’ To Man” performed by Ciscandra Nostalghia and co-written by Nostalghia and Bates. Continue reading VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘JOHN WICK’ SOUNDTRACK

BUYSOUNDTRAX RECORDS CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF ‘HALLOWEEN’

Halloween: The Sound of Evil-Music From The Halloween Film Scores Looks at the Music From The Complete and Re-Imagined Halloween Film Series With Music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, John Ottman, Danny Lux, and Tyler Bates

(October 1, 2013) – BuySoundtrax Records is proud to scare the bejeezus out of you this fall with the release of HALLOWEEN: THE SOUND OF EVIL – MUSIC FROM THE HALLOWEEN FILM SCORES, available digitally and on CD on October 2, 2013.  The collection is the first to celebrate the music from the eight films in the original series and the two films in the re-imagined series and includes music by John Carpenter, Alan Howarth, John Ottman, Danny Lux, and Tyler Bates.  The album is arranged and produced by Dominik Hauser.

Filmmaker John Carpenter created not only the slasher film that reinvented the genre, but the music that would define terror for decades to come.  “The piercing tonality of his shrill synth sustains took on the gleaming sheen of a butcher knife’s blade, while the electronic stabs of lower-end synth chords became the brutal blows of the killer’s slashing arm and the repetitive, tinkling piano notes became the spine-chilling icicles dripping down your spine,” describes Randall D. Larson, author of Musique Fantastique: 100 Years of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Film Music in the liner notes.

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TYLER BATES SCORES AMC’S ‘LOW WINTER SUN’

AMERICAN R&B LEGEND, BETTYE LaVETTE, PERFORMS MAIN TITLE THEME, CO-WRITTEN BY BATES, LaVETTE AND SHOW RUNNER CHRIS MUNDY

(August 9, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – AMC’s new drama, “Low Winter Sun,” which is co-produced by Endemol Studios and AMC Studios, premieres on AMC Sunday, August 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT, will feature original music by composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, TV’s Californication, God of War Ascension video game) and a performance by American R&B legend, Bettye LaVette.   The series, set in Detroit, features the new song “Hustlin’ In The Motor City,” co-written by Bates, Nan Vernon, series creator Chris Mundy, and Detroit soul legend Bettye LaVette who performs the song for the main title sequence.

For ”Low Winter Sun” Bates matched the gritty themes with a gritty sonic palette to heighten the tension of the story. Bates wrote a large volume of music during production – essentially creating a music library that the show’s editors have worked with from the beginning of post-production.  This approach has been Bates’ modus operandi in effort to shape the feel and pacing of the series with its distinctive sound.

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LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘THE DARKEST HOUR’

Soundtrack Album Features Original Score by Tyler Bates

(December 5, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the The Darkest Hour – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available digitally on December 20th and in stores on January 17, 2012.  Tyler Bates (Conan the Barbarian, 300) composed the original score.  Also featured on the soundtrack are two songs, “I Like That” by Richard Vission and Static Revenger feat. Luciana and “Москва (Moscow)” by Marselle.

His blazing orchestra has ventured from the epic excitement of 300 to discover the moving spirituality of The Way. Nerve-shredding samples were unleashed in his studio to terrify audiences through two Halloween films, and fill their ears with the outer sonic limits of sci-fi scoring with The Day the Earth Stood Still. His music basks in the sexual ennui of Californication, and takes no prisoners – as the propulsive adrenalin of Army of Two: The 40th Day.

These are but some of the diverse subjects and stylistic approaches that define the repertoire of Tyler Bates, a composer who’s always sought to innovate with his numerous works for film, television and video games. For more than a decade, Bates’ work has stood out in the ever-evolving world of soundtracks, his unique voice carrying a contemporary vibrancy into the traditional power of scoring. The result is a sound that’s pushed boundaries, while always delivering on the impactful power that occurs when energetic music meets moving image.

Bates found steady work in the early 90’s creating energetic scores for low-budget independent films. As his work received increasing notice, Bates founded the band Pet with singer-songwriter Lisa Papineau. Becoming one of LA’s most popular bands, Pet’s song “L’il Boots” hit platinum on the soundtrack for Crow: City of Angels. Bates then toured with such groups as Blink 182, Limp Bizkit and Social Distortion before deciding to solely focus on scoring movies for a variety of films including Get Carter, City of Ghosts, Baadasssss!, Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, The Devil’s Rejects, Super, The Way,  Doomsday, Sucker Punch, and Conan The Barbarian.

The Darkest Hour is the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects.

“This music reflects the headspace of our survivors as they navigate their way through an alien-infested Moscow,” said Bates. “The score is largely electronic – comprised of a palette of modular synthesizer experiments and propulsive rhythms featuring a vintage Synare at its core. Its atonal voice is an extension of the eerie electrical sound design that often makes one’s hair stand on end.”

“Tyler is a legend of fantasy, horror and sci-fi genre films. I saw him as the master architect of our sonic world,” said director Chris Gorak.  “Tyler and his talented team of musicians and mad scientists have created a heart-pounding and heart-wrenching signature score.”
Sonic architect Bates designed a score utilizing nontraditional instrumentation.  He described “The decision to make this journey without the aid of choir and brass melodies required me to delve deep into the complexity of the non-orchestral aspect of the music in effort to convey the essence of Moscow’s desolate streets through sound and music. The vast expanse of a micro-waved Moscow, void of human life, allowed for emotional themes to be stated entirely with solo instruments.”

Summit Entertainment and Regency Enterprises present The Darkest Hour in theaters December 25, 2011.  The Darkest Hour – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Lakeshore Records will be released digitally on December 20th and in stores on January 17, 2012.

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