Howlin' Wolf Records Presents:

Howlin' Wolf Records Presents: Kore Kosmou [2015] - American Deluxe Edition

Kore Kosmou was founded in 2012 by Holeg Spies (music producer and half the composer duo Savage & Spies known for scores including The Human Centipede and The Outsider), Ariel Electron (X-Dream, Prime Suspect) and Thierry Gotti (Bad Losers, Spectral Moog) with the vision of merging their sound worlds. The trio quickly has galvanized a collective force of various collaborative partners: Jon Klein (Specimen, Siouxsie & The Banshees), East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys), Patrick Savage (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) among others. Coming from opposite ends of the music spectrum, all collaborators are established visionary musicians imbuing their unique experience, sensibilities and charisma to distil a world meeting electronica, rock and cinematic music. Geographical estrangement poses no limits upon their innovative creative flow.
 
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Howlin' Wolf Records Releases: AVAILABLE NOW!


Shock Waves [1977]: proved to be a film of several firsts. It was the first of the "Nazi zombie" films which has entered and stayed in the pop-culture mainstream, firmly establishing itself as a fan favorite since its premiere. It opened up the territory for other Nazi zombie pictures , including Zombie Lake (1981), The Treasure of the Living Dead (1982, also known as Oasis of the Zombies), Hard Rock Zombies (1985), Horrors of War (2006, aka Zombies of War), Outpost (2008) and Dead Snow (2009), not to forget the highly-popular manga and its spin-off anime, Hellsing (1997-2009).

First feature for director Ken Wiederhorn, as well as composer Richard Einhorn. Wiederhorn's thesis film at Columbia University, Manhattan Melody (1973), had previously won the Student Academy Award for Best Dramatic Film in its inaugural year. Shot on a shoestring budget, with the gracious participation of two film heavyweights in Peter Cushing and John Carradine, It proved that one didn't over-the-top effects or technical perfection to create a movie of chilling psychological horror.  
 
The Toy Soldiers [2014]: Written/Directed by Erik Peter Carlson   Starring Constance Brenneman, Chandler Rylko, Najarra Townsend, Jeanette May, Nick Frangione, Samuel Nolan, Thatcher Robinson, Megan Hensley, Andre Myers, Izzy Pollak, Kevin Pinassi and Amelia Haberman.

On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds tranquility with the bottle. The abuse of her ex-husband still haunts the children; a nineteen year old drug addict, and his younger brother, a bullied closet homosexual.There's the story of the dog; a teen who offers sexual favors to gain acceptance, the challenged classmate who would do anything for her love, and the redhead beauty, haunted by a secret, tragic past. These lives and others will change forever on this final evening before their hangout, The Toy Soldiers Roller Rink, closes its doors for the final time.

Just Announced! For more information on these two releases, please visit "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS".  One is a classic horror film "SHOCK WAVES" released in 1977 and the other is "THE TOY SOLDIERS" a current film.
Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Interview with Composer... Paul Leonard-Morgan

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This is my first Audio-Interview with Composer... Paul Leonard-Morgan, I wanted to thank Paul for all the time and letting me fumble and fix this... Please listen and enjoy!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

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MovieScore Media: SKIN TRADE [2015] - Jacob Groth

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The latest MovieScore Media release presents the music of Jacob Groth, the Danish composer who wrote the music to the original Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc). Directed by  Ekachai Uekrongtham, Skin Trade stars Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman in an action thriller about human trafficking. The film tells the story of Nick (Lundgren) whose previous investigation on the Russian mob left his family dead. Set on a vendetta, our hero travels to Bangkok and teams up with a Thai detective (Jaa) to bring down the human trafficking mafia in their Southeast Asian center.

Based on a screenplay originally written by Lundgren himself, Skin Trade spans a haunting and exotic action thriller score by Danish composer Jacob Groth. As the composer puts it "The music is dedicated to the fight against human-trafficking. It’s not only an action-score, but also a score with real themes written for the characters, both the good, the bad and the ugly!" The music ranges from the Bourne-inspired, paranoia-fueled “Nick Is Framed” to the touching “We Are Human” or “Theme for Min” which reflect upon the lives ruined by human trafficking. Groth’s score is performed by The Danish Filmharmonics, featuring some of the best musicians of the Nordic countries.
 


Born in 1951, Jacob Groth is a Danish film composer who is best known for scoring the film trilogy based on Stieg Larsson's Millennium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and a number of award-winning Danish TV series as well as the CBS series Unforgettable. He regularly works with Niels Arden Oplev, Groth received his second Danish Film Academy Award for Oplev's Worlds Apart, Denmark's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. The composer is also known for his songs “Would Anybody Die (For Me)“ from The Girl Who Played with Fire and the opening song “Forgiveness” from the DR series The Eagle, both of which have lyrics and vocals by his spouse, Misen Groth.

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SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE JESPER KYD's "FIVE WORLDS OF PLARIUM"

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Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to video game soundtracks, and Plarium, one of the world's fastest growing developers of social and mobile games, presents a new concept soundtrack album, "Five Worlds of Plarium" featuring the original themes composed by Jesper Kyd for Plarium's major game worlds. With over 130 million registered users, Plarium is consistently ranked among Facebook's top hardcore game developers. Kyd is internationally renowned for his iconic music from the historical action-adventure series Assassin's Creed. 

"Five Worlds of Plarium" is a unique compilation album comprising Jesper Kyd's distinct and yet musically diverse soundtrack themes spanning all five of Plarium's game worlds - from sailing the high seas in Pirates: Tides of Fortune™ to the mystical world of ancient Greece in Sparta: War of Empires™ and the dark medieval fantasy of Stormfall: Age of War, to the advanced military warfare of Soldiers Inc. and the apocalyptic sci-fi of Total Domination. 

"Five Worlds of Plarium" will be available digitally on iTunes, Amazon.com, Sumthing.com and all major music streaming sites on June 2, 2015. Additionally, the album is also available to purchase in-game, launching today with Soldiers Inc.™ on Facebook.

"This album includes all the main themes I've written for Plarium's games over the last couple of years," said Jesper Kyd. "It's a really diverse collection reflecting my interest in combining different music styles but they all share a sense of creative fun and adventure. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did writing them."

Music samples from "Five Worlds of Plarium" are streaming on SoundCloud and the album is available for pre-order at Sumthing.com. Follow the album's release and conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #5WorldsOfPlarium.

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Happy Godzilla Day... He couldn't stick around...

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Screamworks Records: Sweet Home [2015] - Ginés Carrión

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ScreamWorks Records returns to the world of Spanish horror films with Sweet Home, the latest home invasion thriller released by Filmax, the company behind the country’s number one horror franchise, [REC]. Directed by Rafa Martítnez, Sweet Home stars Ingrid Garcia-Jonasson and Bruno Sevilla in the roles of a young couple who move into a new home, set in a largely disused building. Although having a huge place to themselves seems to be advantageous at first,  they will soon find out that having no neighbors means nobody could help them when the house unravels it’s horrific secrets… The soundtrack release by ScreamWorks Records coincides with the film’s theatrical premiere in Spain on May 8.

Composer Ginés Carrión started his career in film music alongside composer Roque Baños and worked as an orchestrator on films like Alatriste (2006), Evil Dead (2013) Oldboy (2013) and numerous entries of the Torrente franchise. As a composer, his list of credits include several notable short films such as Daniel Romero's No mires ahí (Don't Look There, 2013) or Alicia Albares' Al otro lado (To the Other Side, 2013) - both films offered him the chance to experiment in the fields of fantasy and mystery, now presented in feature-length glory.


The music for Sweet Home is an action-horror score building upon the composer’s experience of orchestrating Roque Baños’s music for Evil Dead with a special focus on the currently popular hybrid sound fitting for a home invasion thriller. The ”Main Title” launches an energetic yet sinister theme with a strong sense of 80s sensibilities. "I'm a maniac for the sounds my neighbors make” admits the composer “and since the whole movie takes place inside a building, the music is full of bumps, sounds and echoes that seem to emanate from behind the walls of the hallway or another apartment." The majority of the score is electronic with a smaller section devoted to orchestral effects that break the barrier between sound and music, including a horn simulating a truck klaxon and an ignition flare effect to name just a few of the more creative examples from the score. 

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Stephen Baysted scores new Exhibition on Screen film The Impressionists - And The Man Who Made Them"

In UK cinemas from May 26, original soundtrack out May 28; Score features performances by illustrious classical virtuosos Susan Legg, Louise Walsh and Jonathan Plowright

British composer Stephen Baysted ("Matisse: Live from the Tate and MoMa") reunites with award-winning film-maker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions ("In Search of...Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin" composer series, "Concerto - A Beethoven Journey") to score "The Impressionists - And The Man Who Made Them," a new documentary feature in the acclaimed 'Exhibition On Screen' series of films bringing blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to the cinema, in stunning high definition. The Impressionists screens in UK cinemas nationwide from May 26.

Recorded at Air-Edel Studios in London, Baysted's original score for The Impressionists features performances by pianist and mezzo soprano Susan Legg ("A lustrous mezzo soprano" - The Sunday Times) and soprano Louise Walsh (Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera) with additional piano by Jonathan Plowright ("One of the finest living pianists" - Gramophone Magazine). A score album will be released through Baysted's publisher label Red Rocca on May 28.

The Impressionists - And The Man Who Made Them tells the story of art's greatest revolutionaries in the most comprehensive film ever made about the Impressionists. With unparalleled access to the highly anticipated international exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg Paris, National Gallery London and Philadelphia Museum of Art, the film captures some of the world's most famous paintings in stunning high definition - featuring universally loved masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Pissarro and many more - as well as interweaving the incredible story of 19th century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel and the extraordinary lengths he went to make Impressionism a household name.

The Impressionists screens nationwide in UK cinemas from May 26 and in select US theatres on July 14.

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La-La Land Records: A.I. Artificial Intelligence [3Cd] - John Williams

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film written, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg, and based on Brian Aldiss's short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long. The film stars Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Sam Robards, Frances O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, and William Hurt. Set sometime in the future, A.I. tells the story of David, a childlike android uniquely programmed with the ability to love.
 
This is a beautiful score, it is as single... now 3x the original!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

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SWORD COAST LEGENDS SCORE TO BE ORCHESTRATED BY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER INON ZUR

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Independent developers n-Space and Digital Extremes announced today that Hollywood Music Award-winning and two-time BAFTA nominated composer Inon Zur is composing the original score for the studios' upcoming Sword Coast Legends™, a party-based PC RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast. Known for powerful and melodic orchestrations, Zur's critically acclaimed scores have been heard in some of the most popular and well regarded video games of all time, including Dragon Age: Origins, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Icewind Dale II, Fallout 3, EverQuest and many others.

Recorded in Prague, the Czech Republic by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the rich orchestral soundtrack for Sword Coast Legends helps bring the game's numerous, well-known, and highly varied locations, environments and encounters to life: from the raw emotion captured in Luskan Streets; to the uneasy anticipation of the Evermoors; and the heroic main theme. The official orchestral soundtrack for Sword Coast Legends will be available with the game later this year.

"Throughout his career, Inon's music has been integral to many of the game industry's most memorable experiences and has raised the bar on what we expect from a video game score today. His ability to capture the player's experience through his music is second to none," said Dan Tudge, President of n-Space and Director of Sword Coast Legends. "It's wonderful to see Inon return to Dungeons & Dragons and the Forgotten Realms setting, where I'm confident our deep story, compelling characters, and rich environments will inspire one of Inon's most memorable works to date."

Releasing later this year, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons, with a first-of-its-kind real-time Dungeon Master mode, which allows players to play alongside an active DM, whose primary role is to provide a more robust and enriching roleplaying experience. Active DMs can dramatically alter adventures, challenge players with random encounters, hide treasures, place traps, take direct control of powerful opponents, reward clever adventurers, and even reduce encounter difficulty on-the-fly. And, much like the player party, DMs earn experience, are rewarded with power-ups, increase in level, and gain new abilities as the adventure progresses.

For the single player, Sword Coast Legends will offer a lengthy campaign mode featuring a deep and engrossing storyline, a host of potential companions with unique personalities, and quest lines that will lead the player through a variety of well-known locations along the Sword Coast.

To learn more about Sword Coast Legends and to pre-order a copy and participate in the Community today, please visit the official website at: www.SwordCoast.com.

Intrada: JAWS 3D [2Cd] - Alan Parker

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For this latest edition in the Intrada Special Collection, Intrada has revisited an earlier Special Collection release -- Alan Parker's score to Jaws 3-D -- and remixed and reassembled the entire score for this 2-CD set.   Although Jaws 3-D was Alan Parker's his first feature film assignment, he delivered an exciting and sometimes even romantic score, being the first Jaws score to feature a love theme.  It is a rousing mixture of his own original material and the world-famous John Williams theme. Like Williams’ Jaws 2, it frequently takes a high-spirited approach, emphasizing the fun nature of the Sea World setting, with the main title featuring both the shark theme and a rousing motif for the water-skiers. Parker put his own stamp on the film’s shark music:

“While the main motif is exactly the same as John Williams’ [basses and cellos], I did a different horn thing for my own shark theme that would have a slight edge to it. There are two Great Whites here, a mother and a baby. So I wanted the score to differentiate their identities and level of threat. While their motif is the same, the baby has a lighter presence with two horns, woodwinds and strings. And when the mother comes in, she’s scored with six horns and intelthe entire trombone section. It’s music that has more ‘weight.’ It’s the difference between saying that one shark isn’t too bad and then suddenly hitting the audience between the eyes with something bigger and nastier.”


Parker composed and conducted enough music for two pictures. He made numerous rewrites and often recorded two different versions of his cues, recording one version at a given session, then making significant changes that altered not only the timing but the tone and intensity of the cue involved and recording the new version during another session. In the final cut, almost all of Parker’s cues are truncated, with a large portion of them being used in places for which they were not originally intended. For this release Intrada was provided with all the original 1” eight-channel scoring session masters of every cue; the ½” 15 ips Dolby A-encoded three-channel stereo mixes of all of the rewrites, overlays, stingers and other short bits; and the ¼” 15 ips Dolby A-encoded two-track stereo mixes of the source cues—everything that was recorded in London between late April and mid-June of 1983.

The film takes place in a brand new water park, where chief engineer Michael Brody is expecting a visit from his younger brother Sean, who is still terrified of the water after the shark attacks that haunted his childhood. As a series of mysterious deaths and disappearances plagues the park, Brody and his girlfriend, marine biologist Kay Morgan, discover another visitor—a small Great White shark. Kay tries and fails to keep the shark alive in captivity, but soon the cause of the deaths becomes apparent—the shark’s full-size mother, who is stalking the park’s lagoons.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 322
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
WHEN THAT SHARK BITES [CLICK HERE]
 
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Intrada: THE KILLING SEASON - Christopher Young

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I must say I’m probably more excited about the Killing Season CD than any other music I’ve released in a while because it marks a new approach to the way in which I’m presenting a score.
-- Christopher Young

For composer Christopher Young, the album premiere of the soundtrack to the 2013 film Killing Season represents more than a film score. It is the “realization of an obsession.”  The album delivers a musical experience that transcends the film which inspired it. Having begun as a series of discrete cues, the score has been re-conceived and reworked into an extended meditation on the film’s narrative threads—hard men in a remote wilderness, the memory of haunted battlefields, the pain of isolation and the catharsis of confession. Much of this music has not merely been rearranged but rewritten and newly performed. The resulting composition respects its roots as a film score, but would be at home on the concert stage:

 “So many movies sort of fall by the wayside, and their scores vanish,” Young notes. “What I’m trying to do is revitalize music that I believe in. I’ve become kind of obsessed with wanting to revisit my old scores, to see if I can modify them in a manner that would make them a more exciting listen. Killing Season is really the first fully orchestral score where I’ve been able to go back and say, ‘What can I do with this score to make it more digestible in a concert performance situation?’ I’m not saying that opportunity will ever arise—but this is how I would prefer to have the music presented.”


The score features cello as the dominant color, joined by an ensemble that includes piano, bagpipes and the dulcimer-like strains of a wire-strung Irish harp. Though the score was recorded overseas, cellist Ben Sollee recorded his solos in the United States. This allowed Young to exercise precise control over the mix—and also opened the door to an ambitious reconstruction when it came time to produce the album arrangement.   Young perceives the score as a concerto for cello and orchestra, divided into three movements.  The end result is an album that plays as an artistic work unto itself and gives the listener a musical journey more powerful than the usual presentation of a film score.

The film stars Robert DeNiro as a U.S. veteran and John Travolta as a former Serbian soldier playing cat-and-mouse games in the remote wilderness.

INTRADA Special Collection Vol. 323
For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
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Lakeshore Records: SLOW WEST [2015] - Jed Kurzel

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Lakeshore Records will release the SLOW WEST – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 19th and on CD June 23, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Jed Kurzel (THE BABADOOK, MACBETH) and The Mess Hall band.  SLOW WEST earned the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic strand at Sundance 2015.

SLOW WEST is a western adventure set in late 19th Century Colorado, centered on a young man’s epic search for the love of his life. Michael Fassbender stars as Silas Selleck, a mysterious and inscrutable stranger acting as the paid protector to sixteen-year-old Scottish aristocrat Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is on a reckless journey through the American Wild West. Jay has grown up in the Scottish Highlands with Rose Ross (Caren Pistorius), a humble farmer’s daughter. As they mature, friendship grows into something deeper for Jay. When her father (Rory McCann) has to flee to America after a tragedy, Rose is suddenly torn from Jay’s life. Heartbroken, Jay turns his back on his privileged life and sets off to find Rose and win her heart.
 
 
“We steered away from anything typically ‘western’ and went for something bittersweet, more in tune with Jay’s journey,” said Kurzel. “A score that, like Jay, is European at heart and at odds with the brutality of the American West.”
 
A24 and DIRECTV present SLOW WEST exclusively available now on DIRECTV and in theaters and On Demand May 15, 2015.  Lakeshore Records will release the SLOW WEST – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 12th and on CD June 23, 2015. 
 

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Lakeshore Records: LUV [2015] - Nuno Malo

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Lakeshore Records will release the LUV – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 26 and on August 14, 2015.  The album features the film’s original score by Nuno Malo (NO GOD NO MASTER, the celestine prophecy).

“We wanted a direction that was an exploration of texture rooted in a strong main theme,” said Malo. “To create a palette that was original, but not for the sake of being original. The director wanted to me to create a musical texture that would add the poignancy to the main character - the boy.  So there was quite a bit of experimentation. It starts out as a more electronic score, and moves toward a more orchestral palette as we reach towards the climatic scenes in the latter part of the film.”


“There were several key scenes, but for me the whole last 15 minutes of the film, which deals with loss, and pain, and courage, was pivotal,” Malo explained. “I knew we would eventually had to build the music towards those emotions, and the whole journey is a preparation for those moments.”

Indomina presents LUV currently available on DVD.  The LUV – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on May 26 and on CD August 14, 2015.


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Lakeshore Records: DAWN PATROL [2015] - Joe Kraemer

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Lakeshore Records will release the DAWN PATROL – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on June 2 and on CD August 14, 2015. The album features original music composed by Joe Kraemer (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5, JACK REACHER) and songs by Donovan Frankenreiter, Safety Orange, Guardian Ghost, Up the Anesthetic, and the original track “Bad Things” by Rita Wilson & Matt Nathanson, written for the film.

“The central musical idea of the score is the theme for the two brothers, which bounces back and forth between a minor, sad sound, and a major, uplifting sound.” Joe Kraemer said.
 


Dawn Patrol, part POINT BREAK part HURT LOCKER is about a surfer-turned-Marine (Scott Eastwood) held at gunpoint in a distant desert who tells his tragic story of revenge for his brother (Chris Brochu) gone wrong to stall his execution.
 
Alchemy presents DAWN PATROL, available in limited theaters June 5, 2015.  The DAWN PATROL – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on June 2 and on CD August 14, 2015.

 
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DJ PON3 PRESENTS MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC REMIXED

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Lakeshore Records and Hasbro, Inc. are releasing the forthcoming DJ PON3 PRESENTS MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC REMIXED digitally and on CD June 23, 2015.  Daniel Ingram’s beloved original songs are remixed by some of the top talent on the scene, including Faust & Shortee, Arkasia, Rubicon 7, Heavygrinder and more. The album was produced by Justin Lassen, who worked with all of the artists for the recording.

KRONOS RECORDS: BACKLIGHT [500Ltd] and VIRAL [300Ltd]

BACKLIGHT, by acclaimed Portuguese composer NUNO MALO.  For BACKLIGHT Kronos records goes back into the not too distant past of the composer to release his wonderfully melodic and affecting soundtrack for BACKLIGHT (aka THE SIGNAL).

The composer has created a melodically sublime and particularly haunting musical score for this motion picture from 2010 which became the number 1 box office movie in Portugal in that year. The director Fernando Fergata produced a thought provoking piece of cinema and it has thankfully in recent times been referred to as a cinematic masterpiece by a number of critics, which is a statement that I would have to agree with. BACKLIGHT is a solely Portuguese production but most of the picture was shot in The United States which is a surprising factor. 

VIRAL is a 2013 horror / thriller film directed by Lucas Figueroa and starring Aura Garrido, Juan Blanco and Miguel Ángel Muñoz. Raul is The Chosen One to be the lowly reality star of a promotion and viral campaign for FNAC. The deal, He has to live 24 hours in the store for one week. The catch, his only contact with the outside world will be through social media where he will be known as the Supergeek. If the Supergeek generates 1.000.000 “likes” by week’s end he gets the prize of 50.000 €, enough to pay off lots of bills, parking tickets and help his sick father. Strange things start to happen and his online presence gets VIRAL!

For Viral composer Jiménez Lacima utilises a very American palette for the genre, however adding to it his own colors, that show his classical training and his eclectic musical tastes making of VIRAL standing out of the usual staple of the genre, arming it with dramatic and very personal moments that make this score shine where many others fail.  The score was recorded in Hungary with the Budapest Art Orchestra under the direction of Peter Pejtsik.  


Two more wonderful scores from some awesome composers and from two different sides of the coin. It is worth looking into, I am sure glad these scores, composers and label is out there...
Jeremy [The Wolf]

KRONOS RECORDS - THE GOLD COLLECTION - MAY [2015]

Il Gigante Di Metropolis (The Giant Of Metropolis), a 1961 Italian film by Umberto Scarpelli starring Bella Cortez, Roldano Lupi and legendary muscleman Gordon Mitchell in the main role. The film was a unique hybrid of 2 genres very popular at the time, Peplum and Sci-Fi. Whereas the second is not as evident as the first once can still definitely call the film a hybrid of the two. The music has definitely played a major role in putting the sci-fi element under a stronger light.

The music for this unique film was composed by Italian legendary composer Maestro Armando Trovajoli; whose music carreer spanned for over 60 years! Composer of classics such as Il Vedovo (Alberto Sordi), Il Fornaretto Di Venezia (Stefania Sandrelli), La Guerra Continua (Jack Palance), Gli Onorevoli (Totò), Il Magnifico Cordunto (Cardinale & Tognazzi), Matrimonio all'Italiana (Loren & Mastroianni), Rugantino (Celentano), La Famiglia (Gassman & Sandrelli)  and over 300 more films. His music is featured in documentaries, commericals and more recently his music from I Lunghi Giorni Della Vendetta was heard again on Tarantino's Kill Bill. The genres he scored ranged from drama to comedy, from erotic to adventure films, Peplums to Spaghetti Westerns. You name it and Trovajoli could do it and do it to perfection and ledning it his very own distinctive sound, like he did with IL GIGANTE DI METROPLOLIS. 

L'Araucana : Massacro Degli Dei (also known as "Massacre Of The Gods" and "The Conquest Of  Chile"), a 1971 Italo-Spanish-Chilean co-production Directed by Julio Coll, starring Elsa Martinellia and Venantino Venantini.

The music for this dramatic adventure film was composed by Italian composer Maestro Carlo Savina;  music director of films such as Coppola's The Godfather (1972),  Fellini's Amarcord (1973), Annaud's The Bear (1988) and close collaborator of various great composers of the 20th century such as Morricone, Trovajoli, Rota, Nascimbene, Myers, Sondheim, Sarde and none less than the legendary Miklós Rózsa, whose work left a very clear mark on L'ARUACANA. The gypsy violin parts and melodramatic moments are a clear homage to Miklós Rózsa (for whome Savina had a deep respect and admiration) and his epic music. 

Canterbury N.2 (Nuove Storie D'Amore Del '300)  also known as Tales of Canterbury. This 1973 film starring Patrizia Adiutori, Rik Battaglia, Shirley Corrigan and Federico Boido was directed by John Shadow aka Aristide Massacesi, known to the public as Joe D'Amato.  In this film Geoffrey Chaucer (yes the writer), escorted by Knight Quick, is located in an inn along other pilgrims going to Canterbury. As the bad weather prevents their departure, the gathering kill time by telling by stories, of a very specific kind...

The music for Canterbury N2 was written by none less than notorious duo (and brothers) Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Sandokan, Yor, Zorro Is Back, Mannaja, Galaxy Express 999, Rocky Joe, Around the World with Willy Fog and an endless list of films for Bud Spencer and Terence Hill)  The music of this CD encompasses a wide yet very well glued musical spectrum. Each story narrated by the people of the Inn has its own score, there are medieval ballads, love songs and dark cryptic choral chants. The music on this disc will definitely not let you get stuck in a rut of monotony, quite the opposite, at the end you will just want it was longer. 


 
You cannot go wrong, even when it comes from the other side of the world... depending on which side of the world you might come from.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

La-La Land Records: COMMANDO - James Horner

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This re-issue is identical to the previously sold-out 2011 La-La Land Release in both packaging and content. (Only variation is “Limited Edition of 2000 Units” is printed on the back cover).

Presenting the return of acclaimed composer James Horner’s (STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KAHN, 48 HRS., TITANIC, AVATAR) legendary score to the 1985 Twentieth Century Fox actioner COMMANDO, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong and Alyssa Milano and directed by Mark L. Lester. Horner’s propulsive orchestral, steel drum-laced score builds on his 48 HRS. motifs, resulting in the perfect, high-octane accelerator for Schwarzengger’s unstoppable, death-dealing assault. Remastered and expanded with bonus alternate tracks, COMMANDO is back and sounding better than ever. Also featured is the unforgettable end credits rock anthem “Someday, Somehow, Someone’s Going To Pay” (AKA “We Fight For Love”) performed by The Power Station. Produced by Nick Redman, restored by Mike Matessino and mastered by Daniel Hersch, this dynamic release is limited to 2000 Units. Film music writer Jeff Bond provides captivating in-depth liner notes, featuring comments from screenwriter Steven E. de Souza and co-writer/lead vocalist on “Someday, Somehow, Someone’s Going To Pay,” Michael Des Barres. Let’s Party!
 
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La-La Land Records: NOBODY'S FOOL - Howard Shore

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La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures proudly present the remastered and expanded re-issue of acclaimed composer Howard Shore’s (THE LORD OF THE RINGS / THE HOBBIT TRILOGIES, COPLAND, DEAD RINGERS) original motion picture scores to the beloved 1994 feature film drama NOBODY’S FOOL, starring Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy and Melanie Griffith, and directed by Robert Benton. Shore’s emotionally rich and poignant score is the perfect foundation for one of the best and most memorable dramas of the 1990’s. Like Paul Newman’s lead character Sully, this important score has “aged to perfection” and is finally given a deluxe presentation with this special release.


Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this presentation includes bonus tracks (showcasing alternates and original album versions) and is limited to 1500 Units. The CD Booklet features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Tim Greiving and Goldwasser’s heartfelt art design is the icing on the cake..
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