Howlin' Wolf Records: 10 YEARS and OUR 40TH RELEASE... "MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER" by Stevan Mena

"MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER" by Stevan Mena. Howlin' Wolf Records is very proud to celebrate the label's TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with the release of its 40th catalog entry, the conclusion to Stevan Mena's MALEVOLENCE Trilogy, titled MALEVOLENCE 3: KILLER.

On April 10, 2009 the label released its first soundtrack title MALEVOLENCE, which was the directorial debut of filmmaker Stevan Mena, who served as the film's screenwriter, director, producer, editor, and composer!

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Proud to be part of this label, it's been a great ride and made many friends.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

10 YEARS and Counting!

Howlin' Wolf Records, working with some of the best composers: Stevan Mena - Gershon Kingsle - Penka Kouneva - Dean Parker - Tony Riparetti & Jim Saad - Robert Feigenblatt - Guillermo Guareschi - Vincent Gillioz - Imran Ahmad - Róbert Gulya - Wojciech Golczewski - Tony Riparetti - Kevin Riepl - Tim Krog - Iain Kelso - Nathaniel Levisay - Richard Einhorn - Kore Kosmou - Savage & Spies - Edwin Wendler - William Campbell - Terry Plumeri - Pablo Croissier - Rich Douglas - Brian Tyler - Bruno Valenti - Scott Glasgow - BC Smith

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "BIG BROTHER" [BLU-RAY] and GIVEAWAY!

BIG BROTHER features iconic action star Donnie Yen (IP Man franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as you’ve never seen him before – a high school teacher. As a seasoned former soldier Henry Chan’s next mission is teaching a class of problematic teenage delinquents. Against all odds, his unconventional and sometimes questionable teaching methods turn out to be exactly what his pupils need. BIG BROTHER debuts on digital April 16th and on Blu-ray and DVD May 21st from Well Go USA Entertainment and is directed by Kam Ka Wai (Ip Man, Colour of the Game).

Martial arts legend Donnie Yen stars as a former soldier recruited for his toughest mission yet – teaching a class of teen delinquents. As he kicks his way into their school and home lives, it becomes clear that his unconventional teaching style might be just what they need.
Drop me an email, tell me who your favorite teacher was and what you learned most from the them... and you could win a copy of BIG BROTHER [BLU-RAY]!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR" music by Herdís Stefánsdóttir

Sony Music announces the release of THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Icelandic composer HERDÍS STEFÁNSDÓTTIR.  Available Friday, May 10, the soundtrack features music from the Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film, which will be released nationwide on Friday, May 17.

“Working with Ry on creating the score for The Sun Is Also A Star was a wonderful and smooth process,” says composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir of the soundtrack. “I immediately felt we had a musical connection, which helped create the themes for the film.  I was 7 months pregnant when I started writing the score and that made the experience very special for me. I was extra emotional and focused because of my situation, which I felt helped me overall in the creative process, and was able to write the music quickly and felt inspired by the story. I needed to write music that would evolve and mature with the characters in the film and the growing feeling of love. I mostly used a mix of ukulele, harp, electronics, flutes, strings and piano. The score was lighter in the beginning of the film, but as the drama progresses I brought in deeper sounds and more emotional instruments like the piano, cello and harp.”

In the film, college-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) meet – and fall for each other – over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.  Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push.  But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?  With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.  A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, The Sun Is Also a Star explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

ABOUT HERDÍS STEFÁNSDÓTTIR... Herdís Stefánsdóttir is a composer of music for multimedia, a songwriter, and an electronic musician. Her compositional endeavors – installations in museums, dance, theatre, and a successful electronic music duet she is a part of – are establishing her as an expansive artist.

Herdís Stefánsdóttir graduated with a M.A. degree in film scoring from New York University in 2017. Since graduation, she has scored two American feature films and a few short films. Herdís interned for the Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson in Berlin while he was working on the film Arrival (2016), and she has scored numerous short films that have premiered at top-tier festivals around the world like Berlinale, TIFF, Sundance and Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Herdís formed East of My Youth, her electro-pop duet, in 2015. East of My Youth’s music has been described as “as sensual and addictive as getting your tongue frozen to a glacier of pure honey (jajaja music).” The duo has showcased at SxSW, Eurosonic Noorderslag, KEXP, Sonar Reykjavík and Iceland Airwaves.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "BRIGHTBURN" music by Timothy Williams

Sony Music announces the release of BRIGHTBURN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by multi-award winning composer TIMOTHY WILLIAMS (Wild Horses, Debug, Walking with the Enemy).  Available Friday, May 10, the soundtrack features music from the James Gunn and Kenneth Huang-produced film, which makes its theatrical debut in the United States on Friday, May 24. 

Of the soundtrack, composer TIMOTHY WILLIAMS says, “Being able to merge two genres which have never been combined before, superhero and horror, was an amazing experience.  I was thankful for a close collaborative relationship with the director Dave Yarovesky.  We worked on the idea of a main theme at the beginning that would be simple and reflect the emotional investment of hope in the story.  You hear this in a three note piano solo theme.  As Brandon's power increases, we begin to feel the weight and power of a large orchestra which then bends and distorts with Brandon's descent into evil.  The low strings and low brass mutate the theme and processed percussion pumps up the tension.  Because Brandon is this kid from another world, I got to develop some unique sounds using a bespoke library for the ROLI which bends and pitches sound as well.  Overall it was a dream come true to create this sound for a new genre film.”
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to humankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? In this horrific take on the classic superhero trope, a couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) adopts a baby who came from the stars. While they attempt to raise the boy (Jackson A. Dunn) to use his powers for good, an evil begins to grow inside that he unleashes.

ABOUT TIMOTHY WILLIAMS... Timothy Williams is a multi-award winning composer, orchestrator and conductor for film and television, whose awards include the MPSE Golden Reel Award and Hollywood Music in Media Award for best score.

Highlights include scoring Robert Duvall's, Wild Horses (Robert Duvall, Josh Hartnett and James Franco), John Moore's I.T. which starred Pierce Brosnan, I'm Not Ashamed, Diablo (starring Scott Eastwood and Walton Goggins), which won the jury award at the San Diego Film Festival and Walking With The Enemy, staring Ben Kingsley. Recent works include Secret of Pirate Island for Sony, Butterfly Circus, Beyond All Boundaries and Get Out!

Tim's scores have been released on multiple soundtrack albums. Varese Sarabande released the score for Get Out!, Lakeshore records released the soundtracks for I'm Not Ashamed, I.T., Wild Horses, Debug, Walking With The Enemy and Red Sky.

Diablo was listed in the best scores of 2016. Red Sky was nominated for "best soundtrack" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Debug was listed among the best of 2015. Walking With The Enemy was listed among the best scores of 2014 and made the Oscars-eligible score list.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

INNI: "Reykjavík Stories" music by Atli Örvarsson

Award winning composer Atli Örvarsson released his new album, Reykjavík Stories, which is available via Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. The 12-track album is a collection of pieces Atli has scored for the Scandinavian indie films ‘In Front of Others’ and ‘The Homecoming’. The touching and moving music tells stories of love, relationships, betrayal, human fallacy and the human condition in general, which happen to take place in Reykjavík.

“There's something uniquely Icelandic about the music, with a tinge of a Mediterranean sound thrown in for good measure. Which is quite fitting as the Icelandic nation, deprived of warmth and sunshine, has always set its gaze towards the exotic south in search of a sunny Utopia.” - Atli Örvarsson

Atli Örvarsson is an Icelandic composer for film and television. He scored the award-winning feature ‘Rams’ (Hrútar), winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival, which featured “a wonderful minimalist score [that] lends a mournful solemnity to the [film]” – The Guardian.

Growing up in the small town of Akureyri, Iceland, music was always present for composer Atli Örvarsson. He went on to study at the Berklee College of Music, where he fell in love with the alchemy of writing music for picture. Atli wrote music for the NBC series ‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Chicago PD.’ and ‘Chicago Med.’ In addition to these hit shows, his recent scores include ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’, starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson, and the animated feature film ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’, starring Ian McShane.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records: "Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Season 2" music by Mark Isham

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records is set to release Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Season 2 digital album available May 24.  The soundtrack features songs from the Freeform Original Series.  Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Season 2 Original Score digital album by composer Mark Isham is available now.  All new episodes of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” air on Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform.
The second season of the American cable television series Cloak & Dagger, based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name, sees Tandy Bowen / Dagger and Tyrone Johnson / Cloak use their superpowers together. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. The season is produced by ABC Signature Studios, Marvel Television, and Wandering Rocks Productions, with Pokaski serving as showrunner.
The score is composed by musician and Academy® award-nominated composer Mark Isham best known for his work on the television series “Once Upon A Time,” “American Crime,” “Crash” and for films, “A dog’s Journey,” “The Lucky One,” “Eight Below,” “The Black Dahlia,” “A River Runs Through It” and the Oscar®-winning film, “Crash.”

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH" Music by Jerry Goldsmith 2LP-SET!

Continuing the celebration of what would have been Jerry Goldsmith’s 90th year, Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to present Goldsmith’s brilliant and manic score for Gremlins 2: The New Batch.  This 2 LP set, which is housed in a gatefold jacket, includes extensive liner notes from Robert Townson and a note from director Joe Dante.  The CD version of this Deluxe Edition sold out upon release in 2015 and the LP set will be limited to 750 units, available today exclusively on  This is sure to be an ideal collector’s item for any movie fanatic as Goldsmith’s out of print scores tend to increase in value drastically.
JERRY GOLDSMITH... Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS. There, he was given his first embryonic assignments as a composer for radio shows such as Romance and CBS Radio Workshop. He stayed with CBS until 1960, having already scored The Twilight Zone. An experimentalist, Goldsmith constantly pushed forward the bounds of film music: Planet of the Apes included horns blown without mouthpieces and a bass clarinetist fingering the notes but not blowing. He was unafraid to use the wide variety of electronic sounds and instruments which had become available, although he did not use them for their own sake.

He received 17 Oscar nominations but won only once, for The Omen in 1977. He enjoyed giving concerts of his music and performed all over the world, notably in London, where he built up a strong relationship with London Symphony Orchestra.
GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH... A few years after the incident in Gremlins (1984), Billy and Kate have moved to New York City where they work for media mogul Daniel Clamp. Meanwhile, Gizmo's former owner has just died, and he's been captured for the genetics part of the Clamp building. A little while later, a certain someone gets wet, creates a new Gremlin species, and learns to finally fight back after years of abuse, and while Gizmo and the surviving humans fight back, the Gremlins and their evil leader, the Brain Gremlin, are planning to escape when it gets dark, and if they do, New York City will experience a new Hell.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

Family is worth fighting for in the inspiring underdog story, Fighting With My Family, arriving on Digital April 30, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 14, 2019 from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Set in the competitive world of wrestling, Fighting With My Family is “a wonderful film about finding strength through family and believing in yourself” (Erik Davis, Fandango), brought to life with an electric performance from Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), and supported by hilarious and heartfelt performances from Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Jack Lowden (Mary Queen of Scots), Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Vince Vaughn (Swingers), and Dwayne Johnson (Fast and Furious franchise), who also produced the film.

Written and directed by Emmy Award® winner Stephen Merchant (“The Office”), Fighting With My Family is a heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige™ (Pugh). Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak (Lowden) are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep, fight for her family, and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

Seven Bucks Productions’ Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia served as producers on the film with Hiram Garcia serving as executive producer. Kevin Misher of Misher Films produced alongside WWE Studios and Michael Luisi in association with The Ink Factory. Other executive producers are Daniel Battsek, Tracey Josephs and David Kosse for Film4, Rhodri Thomas (The Ink Factory) and Andy Berman (Misher Films). Film4, who developed the project from its inception, co-financed the film with The Ink Factory.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "TRIPLE THREAT" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!

TRIPLE THREAT, directed by Jesse V. Johnson, is a thriller teams over half a dozen of the world’s biggest action stars for the martial arts event film of the year. When a hit is taken out on a billionaire’s daughter, it’s mercenaries versus assassins in an all-out war.  Starring Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping, Celina Jade, and Jeeja Yanin, TRIPLE THREAT is currently available now on digital platforms and then as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and DVD only on May 14th from Well Go USA Entertainment.  The Blu-ray + DVD combo pack features a bonus interview with the cast. 

This breakneck thriller teams over half a dozen of the world’s biggest action stars for the martial arts film event of the year. When a hit contract is taken out on a billionaire’s daughter (Celina Jade) intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate, a team of wanted mercenaries (Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen) must take on a group of professional assassins (Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping) to stop them from hitting their target. Also featuring Iko Uwais and Jeeja Yanin.

Country of Origin: Thailand | China | USA
Drop me an email, tell me what your triple threat team might consist of and you could be a winner.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "Pumpkinhead" Music by Richard Stone... Hurry it's a limited run of 666!

In the prologue set in 1957, Tom Harley waits inside his farm cabin with his wife and young son, Ed. A doomed man seeks sanctuary at Tom's cabin, but Tom refuses and threatens to shoot him if he does not leave. Watching through a window, Ed witnesses the man caught and killed by a grotesque monster.  In the present, Ed Harley owns a small store in the country. He briefly leaves his young son alone while he runs an errand. A group of teenage campers stop by Harley's, and, while riding their dirt bikes, they mortally injure Harley's son. One teen, Steve, stays with the boy until his father's return; the rest flee the scene. At their cabin, the campers fight about whether or not to call the police. Joel, who is personally responsible for the boy's injury and is on probation for a similar incident, rips out the phone cord, knocks one of his friends unconscious and locks him and another girl in the closet to stop them from contacting the authorities.  

Richard Stone (1953 –2001) was an American composer.  He went on to write music for various feature films and television series including the Bruce Campbell western Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Pumpkinhead, North Shore, and the miniseries In a Child's Name. Stone worked on John Hughes films including Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Sixteen Candles (both scored by Ira Newborn).

Well, there always a couple great score releases that make you squeal and today we have one you gotta get before the "short run" of 666 is gone. Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American horror film. It was the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston and is considered a cult classic.  Originally released for the first time as part of Varese Sarabande's "Little Box Of Horrors" set and is being reissued by Notefornote Music, for the fans who missed out on the above set.

Musically it takes you to the front of the backwoods, where you get thrown into a rustic twang that slowly turns to darkness. Richard Stone drags you into the woods giving a traditional 80's feel from many horror-styled films of that era. Slowly like I said, it turns on you and you find the music changes and it's a nice treat for sure. So get this, before someone resurrects the "Punkn'head on you.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Waveshaper Media: "Electronic Voyages: Early Moog Recordings 1964-1969"... Various Artists!

Waveshaper Media, the Toronto-based production company behind the pivotal electronic music documentary I Dream Of Wires, comes Electronic Voyager. Electronic Voyageris a new feature-length documentary on electronic music pioneer Bob Moog – his story recounted through the eyes of his daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa. The film follows Michelle on an emotional road trip journey across North America and Europe, retracing her father’s groundbreaking footsteps. Michelle’s voyage is an effort to reconcile the father she knew, with the world-famous icon Dr. Robert Arthur Moog (1934 - 2005), inventor of the iconic Moog synthesizer. Moog’s archetypal synthesizers defined electronic music in popular culture, and revolutionized the sound of music across genres. Iconic photos of a young Bob, looking confident, determined, and surrounded by his own inventions, loom large in contemporary Moog Music marketing materials, and at Moogfest, one of North America’s biggest music festivals, dedicated to Bob’s legacy.

Electronic Voyager is slated for release in 2020. Now in the final stages of post-production, the film is raising finishing funds via Indiegogo. Check out the advance trailer for the film. 

Additionally, in support of the forthcoming documentary, Waveshaper Media have produced a compilation LP of Moog recordings from the 1960s called Electronic Voyages: Early Moog recordings 1964-1969. It contains tracks by Robert Arthur Moog, Herbert Deutsch, Joel Chadabe, Lothar and the Hand People, Intersystems, Ruth White, Max Brand, and Paul Earls. All of these tracks, set for a vinyl release of 1000 copies on June 14th, have been scarcely heard and difficult to track down, with all but three of them previously unreleased on vinyl. The album, including a white vinyl edition limited to 300 copies, is available via pre-order through Waveshaper's Indiegogo campaign for the film.

Bypassing the Moog synthesizer’s backseat appearance on key pop recordings by the likes of the Beatles, the Doors, and the Beach Boys, Electronic Voyages aims to highlight the diverse approach of 1960s musicians and composers who adopted the Moog as their primary instrument; these recordings all feature the Moog synthesizer front and centre. Beginning with an “audio letter” (The Abominatron) from Bob Moog to his musician-muse Herbert Deutsch, demonstrating some of the first Moog synthesizer prototype’s capabilities, Electronic Voyages veers from avant-garde and electronic soundscapes, to psychedelic madness and summer-of-love pop. In the 1960s, the Moog synthesizer was a new, groundbreaking instrument, and its use was completely uncharted territory. The pioneering use of the Moog on all of these recordings sounds fresh today - you can sense the wide-eyed exploratory delight unfolding, and the disparate results range from endearingly naive (Lothar and the Hand People, Paul Earls) to downright eerie (Ruth White, Intersystems).

The musicians and composers behind these Electronic Voyages may have been among the first to adopt Moog synthesizers, but the fact that they so readily found within them expressivity, heart, and a means to translate their wondrous sense of discovery, speaks far more to Bob Moog’s visionary invention and enduring legacy.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Knock Down the House" music by Ryan Blotnick

Knock Down the House is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Rachel Lears. It revolves around the primary campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin, four progressive Democrats endorsed by Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress running for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.  The film follows four female Democrats who decided to run for Congress in the 2018 United States elections: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Amy Vilela of Nevada, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia. Vilela, Bush, and Swearengin lost in the primary round, but Ocasio-Cortez won the election.
Ryan Blotnick (composer, co-producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, b 1983) is a New England-based composer and improviser who creates ambient score music for documentary films, and specializes in jazz, avant-garde, and afrobeat guitar. As a film composer he taps into a wide range of sounds from the underground music scene - backwards guitars, analog synths, and edgy strings - to create compelling scores that lend an authentic feel and emotional depth to documentaries. He shaped his sound alongside his brother’s energetic docs including Gods and Kings (2011), and The Hand that Feeds (2014), which won the Audience Awards at both Full Frame and DOC NYC. His most recent score for Knock Down the House (Netflix, 2019) helped earn it the Festival Favorite Award at Sundance Film Festival.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Little Woods" music by Brian McOmber and Malcolm Parson

American-Australian crime thriller western film, written and directed by Nia DaCosta in her directorial debut. It stars Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale and Lance Reddick.  The film focuses on sisters Ollie (Tessa Thompson) and Deb (Lily James), who find themselves falling into the illegal world of the cross-border drug trade along the Canada–United States border after their mother dies.

Ollie Hale (Tessa Thompson) is on probation after being caught illegally crossing the border between North Dakota and Canada. She is determined to reinvent her life and with 8 days left on probation she has applied to find work in Spokane. Numerous opportunities to go back to her old way of life, including selling prescription medicine illegally and doing more work at the border, keep presenting themselves though Deb scraps by doing odd jobs for the construction workers who work nearby.

Ollie's sister Deb, who has become semi-estranged since their mother's illness and death, discovers she is pregnant and turns to Ollie for help. Deb is already a single mother to her son Johnny and is living in an illegally parked trailer. Ollie offers to sign over the title of their mother's house to Deb, however the house is due to be foreclosed on. Ollie manages to negotiate down the down-payment to prevent the foreclosure but the amount of money needed seems insurmountable to the sisters. Ollie is nevertheless determined to insure that Deb is alright before she leaves.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Stockholm" music by Steve London

Stockholm is a 2018 American crime film written, produced and directed by Robert Budreau. It stars Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos and Thorbjorn Harr.[1] The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2018 and was released on April 12, 2019 by Smith Global Media.  The film is based on the true story of the 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm.

Steve London: Originally an orchestral musician, Steve studied composition and conducting with Canada¹s music elite: John Burge, Marjan Mozetich and Kristi Allik. In 1995, he received a certificate of specialization from the world renowned 'Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television' program at the University of Southern California. The opportunity to study in L.A. with such composers as Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith and Christopher Young, was invaluable and integral to his development as a serious composer for film and television. He also gained a great deal of experience working as a score co-ordinator with Christopher Young on such films as 'Unforgetable' (MGM), 'Head Above Water' (New Line Cinema), and 'Copycat' (Warner Bros.).

Mr. London now lives and works in both Los Angeles and Toronto. He records regularly with European orchestras as a composer for the Munich-based SONOTON music library and has also written music for many feature films including: 'That Beautiful Somewhere' starring Roy Dupuis and Jane MacGregor, 'Seduced By A Thief', starring Sean Young and Ron Perlman, and 'Shallow Ground' (Universal).
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "Les Misérables" music by John Murphy

Lakeshore Records is set to release the original soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed BBC/PBS Masterpiece limited series Les Misérables, written by composer John Murphy (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Kick-Ass). The album will be released digitally on May 3rd with CD and vinyl versions forthcoming.

Series director Tom Shankland wanted John to tell a fresh musical story and to ultimately create a raw and uncompromising score to reflect the trials and misery of “Les Misérables.” John described the scoring process as an experimental journey: “My original idea for the score to Les Mis was '1816 Velvet Underground meets 60s French film music.' Tom [Shankland] was thinking 'gnarly, down in the dirt, French folk music.' Producer Chris Carey suggested, ‘let’s try both, but throw in some vintage analog synths.' I then gleefully tried all of these elements, often at the same time. And we discovered that you can actually mix a hurdy gurdy with a Moog Sub Phatty, and we loved it. And what started out as a musical standoff, became our score for Les Misérables.”
About John Murphy: Liverpool born John Murphy began scoring movies at the age of 25. In 2001, following the success of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, he moved to Los Angeles.

Since then he has worked with some of the industry’s most respected and luminary filmmakers, including Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, Stephen Frears, Matthew Vaughn and Michael Mann, producing film scores as prominent and diverse as Sunshine, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Miami Vice, Snatch, Kick-Ass, and the seminal 28 Days Later.

His movie trailers include Captain America: Winter Soldier, Gravity, X-Men: Origins, Cloverfield, War of the Worlds, Cowboys and Aliens, Blindness, Ex Machina, Southpaw, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Avatar. His music has been featured in advertising campaigns for Nike, Audi, Microsoft, Louis Vuitton, Samsung, Google, and Apple.

After Kick-Ass, Murphy set up the record label Taped Noise and began work on several non-movie projects. His latest project, BBC’s Les Misérables, premiered in the U.S. on April 14th on PBS Masterpiece.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "HOSTILE PLANET" music by Benjamin Wallfisch

HOSTILE PLANET is a ground-breaking wildlife series that explores Earth's most hostile environments. Over the course of six episodes, we explore the extremes of deep, high, cold, hot, wet and dry and reveal the truly extraordinary ways in which animals have adapted to survive in the face of great adversity. It's always been a HOSTILE PLANET and yet, in the last 40 years, it's got a whole lot tougher for the wildlife. The world has changed more in the last 40 years than at any time in the last 65 million. So animals in the most hostile places on Earth must adapt in the blink of an evolutionary eye. Facing everything from intrinsically hostile habitats and brutally punishing weather to the unrelenting threat of predators and intense competition for resources, their challenge is simple: adapt or die. 

Benjamin Wallfisch: In recent years, Benjamin has also scored Gore Verbinski's A CURE FOR WELLNESS, the Steven Spielberg produced short film AUSCHWITZ, directed by James Moll, KING OF THIEVES, starring Michael Caine and directed by James Marsh; and Steven Knight's SERENITY, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. He also recently completed scoring HOSTILE PLANET, a six part series for National Geographic.

With over 25 albums of his music released to date on labels including Deutsche Grammophon and Epic Records, Benjamin has performed live in over 100 concerts worldwide, leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. He has collaborated, recorded and performed his music with artists including Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock and Yuja Wang, and has over 50 concert music commissions to his name.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media "INERNEMNT" music by Henrik Åström

MovieScore Media has another country to add to its always growing list of new territories whose film music is to be explored - this time it’s Albania with the movie Internment. Written and directed by Kast Hasa, the ambitious historical tableau tess the story of three generations of an Albanian family’s struggle to survive their totalitarian regime when a friend returning from America is mistaken for a spy. The story of love, family and cold war espionage is told through the story of 18-year old Frida, her rebellious love Artur and their powerful relations which must overcome the tragedy of the boy and his whole family’s internment. The digital release of the score co-incides with the world premiere of the film at the Arizona International Film Festival.

“The music is very sparse in the first half of movie but is eventually allowed to bloom out and almost become a character of its own towards the end,” says composer Henrik Åström  about his involvement in the Albanian movie. “There is a love theme between Frida and Artur that develops into a larger theme representing the strengths and struggles of the Albanian people during the communist era. Instead of closely following the suspense on screen, I chose to use a combination of solo flutes, bassoons and guitars to give a voice to the inner thoughts of the characters.”

Swedish composer Henrik Åström studied music at the Stockholm Music Conservatory and later at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has recently scored the hit TV show Make Your Mark for APT, written additional music for the hugely popular Dishonored video game franchise, and worked with Heitor Pereira on the animated blockbuster film Angry Birds. His score for Dude, Where’s My Ferret? won a Goldie Award for Best Musical Score in 2016. His Current projects include Internment, an epic Albanian/American period piece drama, the upcoming feature film Eyes Upon Waking by Jennifer Scott and the action/drama Mango Bajito that stars legendary actor Danny Trejo.
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score:

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "HACKER" music by Uno Helmersson

MovieScore Media gets tangled up in the world of high-tech espionage with the Danish tech thriller Hacker, scored by composer Uno Helmersson (Magnus, The Lion Woman). Co-written and directed by Poul Berg, the film follows thirteen-year-old Benjamin (Rumle Kærså), who discovers that his mother didn't die in an accident as he was led to believe. The trail points to high-ranking officials in the Danish Secret Service, and he is told to trust no one as he starts his perilous journey to find out the truth. The film builds upon Poul Berg’s experience for scripted children and teen programming - now mixed up with the world of Jason Bourne.

”The score made for Hacker is really a non-stop music escapé,” explains Uno Helmersson. ”It follows Benjamin, the main character, being hunted, trying to find his mom and never knowing who he can trust. The punch line for this film was ”a Bourne Identity for kids”. So the music travels between huning action and emotional movements. It was intense and great fun scoring this film.” The high-energy action cues recall John Powell’s trend-setting music for contemporary action thrillers, but there are also moments of great warmth and empathy when it comes to depicting Benjamin’s relationship with his mother.

Uno Helmersson was born in the village of Botsmark in Sweden in 1977. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 2006 and has since then worked as composer in the international film and television industry. His credits include contributions to the score of the highly acclaimed television series The Bridge and Armadillo, a multiple award-winning documentary about the war in Afghanistan. More recently his work was featured in the Department Q films The Keeper of Lost Causes and The Absent One – these collaborations with Johan Söderqvist and Patrik Andrén have been released by MovieScore Media. His latest releases with the label include the chess documentary Magnus (2016), the romantic drama The Lion Woman (2017) and the documentary EP Bobbi Jene (2017).

On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score:
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU" music by Henry Jackman

Sony Music announces the release of POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by award-winning composer HENRY JACKMAN, whose scoring credits include Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: First Class, Monsters vs. Aliens and more.  Available Friday, May 3, the soundtrack features music from the exciting first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, with Ryan Reynolds leading an all-star cast as the unique crime-solving Detective Pikachu. From Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, and The Pokémon Company, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu makes its theatrical debut Friday, May 10.   

Of the soundtrack, composer HENRY JACKMAN says: “Writing the music for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu was immense fun.  The movie itself was a unique invitation to create a new musical world representing all the wonderful and colorful characters of the Pokémon  universe.  I really enjoyed using many different sonic colors so, if you listen carefully, you can hear everything from the full symphony orchestra to analog vintage synths.  I was also very happy to be working again with Rob Letterman, who even tried to get his beloved 808 Drum Machine into the score, until we found it was fatally damaged.  To have been selected to write music for such a well-loved and precious franchise is a great honor, and I greatly hope my best efforts contribute positively to the Pokémon experience.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present, in association with Toho Co., Ltd. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, a Legendary Pictures production and a Rob Letterman film.  The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Co., Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.
Jeremy [Six Strings]