Welcome to the ALL NEW "SIX STRINGS" Season 2: Issue 5


Not going to make this complicated, we are going for a much smaller, more direct issue and printable issue of SIX STRINGS... focusing on one or two projects! Everything else will be back to normal on this the main site, where we will share the best interviews and upcoming releases. You can get this, downloadable...

"SIX STRINGS" Season 2: Issue 5

Jeremy [Six Strings]

"Howlin' Wolf Records" New Releases!

It's a new dawn, a new day and several new "Howlin' Wolf Records" releases and recent releases! Featuring composers; Brian Tyler, Bruno Valenti, Rich Douglas, Wojciech Golczewski, Vincent Gillioz and Pablo Garcia Croissier... 

Okay that is some great news!
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Album Features Score By Jeff Beal To Paramount Pictures And Participant Media’s Film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Plus OneRepublic’s Original Song ‘Truth To Power’

Interscope Records releases An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (Music From The Motion Picture). The album includes the film’s original score composed by four-time EMMY® winner Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Pollock), plus OneRepublic’s song “Truth To Power” which was written and produced for the film by Ryan Tedder and T Bone Burnett.  An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (Music From The Motion Picture) is available for streaming and digital download via all participating digital retailers.

“The opportunity to help tell this next chapter of Al Gore’s unstoppable resolve to protect our home planet’s health was a great honor for me,” says composer Jeff Beal.  “Directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk have made a truly personal and powerful film; it’s a call to move beyond politics towards hope and solutions we can all embrace.  I hope this music will inspire us all to our better selves and to do the right thing for mother earth.” 

Paramount Pictures and Participant Media present an Actual Films Production of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.” A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Tulip Fever featuring music by four-time Academy Award® nominee and Grammy Award®-winning composer Danny Elfman. The soundtrack will be released on August 4 and the movie will be in theaters on August 25.

Based on the best-seller novel by Deborah Moggach, Tulip Fever follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) in 17th century Amsterdam, who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.

The protagonist is played by Alicia Vikander, who is currently in the midst of what is often called a “moment,” having won an Oscar® for her performance in The Danish Girl and has recently starred in several other high-profile films including Jason Bourne and The Light Between Oceans. The film also stars Academy Award® winners Christoph Waltz and Judi Dench.

Varèse Sarabande is releasing three exciting LP packages exclusive to Barnes & Noble

Varèse Sarabande is releasing three exciting LP packages exclusive to Barnes & Noble on August 11, 2017: UNFORGIVEN (Lenny Niehaus) 25th Anniversary release on ‘prairie sand’ vinyl, for the first time in almost a half a century, the classic movie musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, and SABAN’S POWER RANGERS yellow vinyl (Brian Tyler).   

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Picture in 1992, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven is considered one of the best Western films of all time. Lennie Niehaus's powerful score helps tells the story about Old West gunslingers in a small Wyoming town. Re-issued in timing with the 25th anniversary of the film's release, this LP is presented on ‘prairie sand’ colored vinyl and is limited to 1000 units.

Newly re-mastered, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is the return of a classic, complete with original artwork and new photos. Written by The Sherman Brothers with a cast which included Dick Van Dyke, the famous songwriters put it thusly when asked about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; “Mary Poppins was the most successful thing we ever did (it earned them a fortune and two Oscars). This is better. We’re much more pleased with our music for Chitty.”  A must have for fans of 60’s era musicals!

Released earlier this year, Saban’s POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.  Available on red, pink, blue and black vinyl (through other retailers), this Yellow Ranger vinyl is sure to become a collectable (limited to 500 units).

UNFORGIVEN: http://bit.ly/2wwaSdM
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG: http://bit.ly/2vsP5Xo
SABAN’S POWER RANGERS “Yellow” version: http://bit.ly/2uclLk3
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Jeremy [Six Strings]


New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation —the follow up to 2014’s hugely successful film Annabelle.

Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Benjamin Wallfisch (upcoming IT, A Cure For Wellness, Lights Out) is recognized as one of the leading film composers of his generation. His masterfully unnerving 24-track Annabelle: Creation film score offers a potent dimension of eeriness that magnifies the suspenseful discomfort when set against picture. 

“It’s always a joy to collaborate with David F. Sandberg; not only is he of course a master filmmaker, but he’s also a great musician,” says Wallfisch about the Annabelle: Creation director. “His deep understanding of what a score can bring to the table in such a finely nuanced, beautifully crafted piece of cinema as Annabelle: Creation, gave me a lot of freedom to think outside the box.

“Our only rule was everything in the score had to be acoustic; as the drama is set in the 1950s, everything needed to feel authentic to the time,” Wallfisch further explained. “As a supplement to the large orchestra we used on the score, we utilized a whole bunch of dusty toy instruments from the 1950s, with one in particular appearing more than any other - a seemingly innocent sounding Jaymar toy piano. Just the kind of instrument you might catch Annabelle herself playing…”
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Metropol Pictures is set to release the horror-thriller UNION FURNACE on Blu-ray and DVD. Director Nicholas Bushman (Stranger in the Dunes) co-wrote the film with Mike Dwyer (Sandbar).  Dwyer also stars in UNION FURNACE along with Keith David (Platoon), Katie Keene (ClownTown) and newcomer Seth Hammond. Metropol Pictures will release UNION FURNACE on Aug. 15, 2017

Small-town crook Cody (Dwyer) was at the end of his rope when a mysterious stranger offered him the chance of his life. There was just one catch - in this game he would have to wager everything, including his life. Cody finds himself trapped amongst a band of outsiders and misfits - all fighting for their lives and a slice of the American dream. Fueled by a horde of masked sadists, Cody and the others will win a fortune or die a brutal death. 

The Blu-ray and DVD include the bonus feature, MAKING-OF, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of UNION FURNACE, featuring interviews from the cast and crew of the film.

We have a limited supply of UNION FURNACE for review, so please request your copy today!   We would also appreciate inclusion of the title in your Blu-ray and DVD listings for Aug. 15, 2017.
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Emoji Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with the music of Oscar® nominee Patrick Doyle. The soundtrack will be released on July 28 and the movie opens in theaters nationwide on the same date.


Varèse Sarabande will release the GYPSY- Original Netflix Series Soundtrack digitally on July 28, 2017.  The double album features the original music composed by Jeff Beal (AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS) for the Netflix series, which premiered globally on June 30th.

“The very first scene of the pilot is a bit of a microcosm of some of the themes of the show,” said Beal. “We meet Jean walking through Grand Central station and out into the sunlight. There is a surreal quality to the light and slow motion, and a key line in the opening narration ‘There's a force more powerful than free will — our unconscious.’ This felt like the way in - music should express the inner monologue of Jean's hidden, secret identity, which we would discover over the course of these 10 episodes.”

Gypsy is a ten-part psychological thriller that follows Jean Holloway (Naomi Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients' lives. As the borders of Jean's professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds. 

In addition to Watts, Gypsy also stars Billy Crudup (Spotlight) as Jean's husband Michael Halloway, Sophie Cookson (Kingsman) as Sidney, Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jean's patient Allison, Brenda Vaccaro (Once is Not Enough) as Jean’s patient Claire, and Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) and Jean's patient Sam.

“Lisa Rubin [series creator] encouraged me not to play too dark early in the season, but rather play the sense of mystery and discovery,” Beal explained.  “Lisa really responded positively to my first idea for the opening, which was a mixture of some dreamy electronics, melodic gestures, pulsing synths, and an important musical ‘Easter egg’. It feels a bit unsettling and strange, a good musical metaphor for Jean’s character.”

Jeff Beal’s film music career began to take off with his work on the acclaimed film POLLOCK (2000) – another film where getting into the mind of the subject was essential to telling his story. Beal writes, orchestrates, conducts, mixes and often performs on his own scores – no other artist’s brushstrokes touch his canvas. As an accomplished jazz musician, Beal uses his improvisation skills to read the emotional tone of a scene and compose music on the spot. “This process allows me to set up a world where anything can happen, but you don’t see it coming.”

Milan Records: "Breathing" by Electric Youth

“Breathing” is the new album from Electric Youth unlike any other previously released by the group. Initially conceived of as a soundtrack to a film that has since been lost, “Breathing” has become a separate entity independent of its original intent. The music is filled with classic, heavenly strings and delicate piano compositions mixed with ethereal, dream-like female vocals and the signature electronic sound that have made Electric Youth famous. Milan Records will be releasing breathing on CD, digital and vinyl on September 22nd, 2017.

“Breathing” marks the latest album in Milan’s eagerly anticipated “Nicolas Winding Refn Presents” series - a line of semi-annual vinyl releases assembled under the guide of director Nicolas Winding Refn,(Drive, The Neon Demon). Electric Youth are frequent collaborators of Refn’s, with him having previously used their music on the soundtrack to Drive and his Neon Demon-inspired “The Wicked Die Young” vinyl compilation album.

In addition to CD and digital releases, “Breathing” will also be made available on vinyl. The LP is pressed on a single 180g burgundy red vinyl featuring a selection of tracks cultivated by Electric Youth. The disc will be housed in a striking gatefold jacket featuring extensive liner notes from both Electric Youth and Anthony Scott Burns, the director of the original film “Breathing” was intended to accompany.
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Blood Feast" by Klaus Pfreundner

Coinciding with the film’s stateside theatrical release on July 28, ScreamWorks Records invites its listeners to a Blood Feast, scored by German composer Klaus Pfreundner. An official remake of the 1963 horror by Herschell Gordon Lewis, the 2016 movie is co-written and directed by Marcel Waltz. The film tells the story of Fuad Ramses (Robert Rusler), an American entrepreneur who moves to France with his family in order to open an American diner. With business going slowly, Ramses  also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. Tortured by vision from the Goddess Ishtar (Sadie Katz), Fuad starts to spice up his meals with unlikely ingredients....

German composer Klaus Pfreundner has a varied background in music with a strong emphasis on songwriter and musical theater (Amadeus Rockt, Rock the Ballet – Australian Tour 2012). He is a member of the cover band Radspitz whose first original song entitled “Iceland Call” recently made headlines for incorporating the legendary Viking clap, the notorious calling card of the Icelandic football fans from the European Championship. Blood Feast marks Pfreundner’s fifth collaboration with director Marcel Waltz, following Seed 2, RAW 2, Das Tagebuch der Grete Müller and La Petite Mort II. His trailer and library compositions are available through TUNESforMOVIES. In 2014 he won the prestigious composer's competition of Filmtonart by the German TV Station Bayerischer Rundfunk

"Behind the seemingly perfect world lurks the beast" shares composer Klaus Pfreundner his initial thoughts about the project after seeing the first cut. "Marcel was excited about that and so he gave me his confidence and free hand to implement my ideas. For us, it was important to honor the original score by Lewis, so in the "Main Theme", you can hear the legendary timpani sound from the original score. The cue called "The Feast” proved an opportunity for another darkly humorous sequence - in this one, I quoted 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' from Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt. The whole project was a funny 'bloody' journey from Heaven to Hell, not least because I could use my entire arsenal of nasty and evil sounds." The soundtrack also includes two-two songs performed by Chilli con Curtis and Nici Roxx.
Jeremy [Six Strings]


RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action/comedy ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE on DVD and on DVD/BD combo on Aug. 15, 2017. Directed by Mark Cullen (Cop Out) who co-wrote the film with Robb Cullen (“Back in the Game”), ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE stars Bruce Willis (Die Hard Franchise), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”), Famke Janssen (X-Men Franchise) and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”). RLJE will release ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE on Aug. 15, 2017 on DVD.

Bruce Willis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford: a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa). Teaming up with his best friend (John Goodman), Steve pulls out the big guns in search of Spyder’s stolen cocaine and cash in order to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs.

The DVD and DVD/BD combo include the bonus feature, a “Behind the Scenes” look at ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Forge Books: "Assassin's Code"... by Ward Larsen

Former assassin David Slaton discovers a cryptic message: on a memory stick, a photograph of the man who will soon assume command of DGSI, France’s elite counterterrorism force. With that country reeling under a wave of ISIS attacks, Zavier Baland will be trusted to make the Republic safe again. The problem—Slaton has seen Baland’s face before. He is Ali Samir, a terrorist Slaton is certain he killed fifteen years earlier. Unable to reconcile this frightening disconnect, he attempts to raise the alarm.

Thousands of miles away, the chief information officer of ISIS tries to keep networks running amid crumbling infrastructure. With the caliphate’s very survival at stake, the leadership commits to a last-ditch gambit: France must be attacked on a massive scale, forcing the West into the battle of the Apocalypse.

Slaton keeps a breakneck pace, traveling to Tel Aviv, Paris, and the deserts of Syria. In the end he uncovers a labyrinthine plot—and one that only he can stop.

A David Slayton Novel
David Slaton (Volume 3)
Ward Larsen

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "The Hitman's Bodyguard"

The Hitman's Bodyguard is an upcoming American action comedy directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3). The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek. The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to The Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Easter European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. 

The soundtrack album plays the bromancing card with hits like Hello (Lionel Ritchie), I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner), or Dancing In The Moonlight (King Harvest); it also includes a punk version of Black Betty by Spiderbait, a fast-paced car chase track by Aussie composer Dmitri Golovko and a James Bond-esque score by veteran composer Atli Örvarsson (The Mortal Instruments, Babylon A.D.). The highlight of the album is Nobody Gets Out Alice written and performed by Samuel L. Jackson. A killer track!  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "Atomic Blonde"... Various Artists; David Bowie, A Flock Of Seagulls, George Michael, The Clash, Marilyn Manson, Tyler Bates, Til Tuesday and many others

Atomic Blonde [Soundtrack]... Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture starring Charlize Theron. Includes tracks from David Bowie, A Flock Of Seagulls, George Michael, The Clash, Marilyn Manson, Tyler Bates, Til Tuesday and many others. In 1989, on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the shifting of superpower alliances, Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, is dispatched to Berlin to take down a ruthless espionage ring that has just killed an undercover agent for reasons unknown. She is ordered to cooperate with Berlin station chief David Percival, and the two form an uneasy alliance, unleashing their full arsenal of skills in pursuing a threat that jeopardizes the West's entire intelligence operation.
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Dark Tower (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of the prolific Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg. The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 28 and on CD on August 4. The movie opens in theaters nationwide on August 4.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment... The Hilarious Comedy Starring Eugenio Derbez, Academy Award® Nominee Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell, Arrives on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD August 15 from Lionsgate

Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) and Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek (Best Actress, Frida, 2002) lead an all-star cast in How to Be a Latin Lover, arriving on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand August 15 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by Pantelion, How to Be a Latin Lover is a laugh-out-loud comedy about an aging “ladies’ man” who is thrust back into real life after years of being pampered, and onto the doorstep of his estranged sister and nephew. Directed by comedy veteran Ken Marino (“Childrens Hospital,” “Party Down”) and written by Jon Zack (The Perfect Score) & Chris Spain, the film features a standout ensemble cast, including Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Kristen Bell (Frozen), Raquel Welch (Legally Blonde), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Raphael Alejandro (“Once Upon a Time”). 

When aging Latin lover Maximo (Derbez) is suddenly dumped by the older woman he married for money, he moves in with his estranged sister Sara (Hayek) and her 10-year-old son, Hugo (Alejandro). Determined to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses Hugo to meet a rich widow—and learns that love and trust must be earned.

The home entertainment release of How to Be a Latin Lover features exclusive bonus content, including over 30 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and audio commentary with director Ken Marino, producer Ben Odell and editor John Daigle. How to Be a Latin Lover will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 4 [2017]

Interview with Composer... Paul E. Francis, project,
Interview with Actress... Dawn Cody, film
“Phantasm V: Ravager”.

Interview with Actress... Bianca Allaine, project “Zombinatrix”.
Interview with Composer/Artist... Riccardo Rocchi, "Frizzi 2 Fulci Band".
Interview with Composer... Michael Yezerski, film "THE DEVIL'S CANDY".
Interview with Director... Amariah Olson, film "The Shadow Effect".

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
SIX STRINGS: Season 2 Issue 4

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Interview with Composer John Massari (Part: One)

Life is good. Got the great chance to talk with composer John Massari about his career, friends and upcoming projects. Here is part one of our talk, please check out the current funding project for "Killer Klowns Orchestral Soundtrack" at INDIEGOGO [CLICK HERE] for all the details.

THANK YOU... John, you are the best!
Jeremy [Six Strings]


La-La Land Records: Coming August 15, 2017

I squee'd a little bit, something great coming from a great label! 
Jeremy [Six Strings]