Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 3 [2017]

Interview with Composer... Nicholas Britell on film 
The Lego Batman Movie by Lorne Balfe (Review) by: Kaya Savas
DOCTOR STRANGE is Magically Delicious! by: Jason Lee Knight
Interview with Composer... ROLFE KENT and the animated Film “Rock Dog” [2017]
Cthulhu Worshippers: Is the Rise of Themed Anthologies Good For Horror? 
By KC Redding-Gonzalez
Let’s Play! The Ouija Board By: Christina Persaud
BEST/WORST OF 2016 By: A Space Blogyssey
Interview with Composer... Cris Velasco 
"Talking about the Video Game “Resident Evil 7 Biohazard”
Interview with Composer... “Michael Abels” talking about his work on the FILM “Get Out”
The Space Between Us [2017] Music by: Andrew Lockington [Review] By James Southall
Interview: Howlin' Wolf Records "Executive Producer" 
Benjamin Chee about "Collaborations".

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways...  are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

SIX STRINGS Season 2 Issue 3

Had many great interviews, stories and great things... Maybe you could take a look?  As always I wanted to thank all those who have helped make this thrive, we all work very hard to bring you this... so thanks again!
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]

Go Into the Light... Look for INTRADA's release of POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (3CD) by Composer GREAT "JERRY GOLDSMITH"

POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (3CD): Just in time for Jerry Goldsmith’s posthumous receipt of coveted Hollywood Star! Intrada returns to its roots with totally remastered and expanded “specially-priced” 3-CD reissue of its own very first 1986 Goldsmith release! Oft-issued title courtesy several labels finally appears back home at Intrada, complete for the first time, including important sequences never before heard! Brian Gibson directs follow-up to wildly popular 1982 MGM fright-fest. Original cast returns with addition of Julian Beck (as evil Reverend Kane), Will Sampson (as Shaman Taylor) headlining Native American story-line. Goldsmith anchors all-new score with not one but two themes associated with Taylor: first is lean, sinewy idea over sparse open chords, second is powerful, major-key theme typically heard in French horns, trumpet. For portions of film dealing with evil Kane, Goldsmith introduces dynamic satanic choral writing plus chilling variants on early hymn. Exceptionally dramatic and exciting music! “Carol Anne’s Theme” makes judicious appearances then wraps entire score in gentle fashion. In its day, recording was considered state-of-the-art, utilizing then-new Sony PCM 3324 digital format. For initial 1986 release, Goldsmith and scoring mixer Bruce Botnick created pure digital two-track mixes designed for album and listening purposes. 


A classic piece and extended works from the great composer Jerry Goldsmith!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "ALIEN: COVENANT" Music by: Jed Kurzel

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Jed Kurzel is an Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist and film composer. He is a founding member of The Mess Hall (from 2001), a blues rock duo. His older brother Justin Kurzel is a film director and screenwriter.

Pays homage to the previous "Alien" films... then spins it's own direction.
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Milan Records: "BAD GIRL" Music by Warren Ellis

Written and directed by Fin Edquist, Bad Girl tells the story of Amy, 17, who is given one last chance by her adoptive parents. They are happy of her new friendship with local girl Chloe. But when when Amy discovers Chloe’s secret she finds herself fighting for her life, and for the future of the family she herself tried to destroy.

Composer and musician Warren Ellis (Mustang) produced a fantastic straight-electronic score for Bad Girl. Raw, dirty and unpolished, this is an aggressive score that makes no compromise!

It will keep you on your toes and when the lights go down... try to focus! Nice Job!
Jeremy [Six Strings]



“The Song in Your Heart” – In flashback, Snow and Charming make a special wish that Emma will be protected. The result of their wish has the whole kingdom bursting into song which infuriates the Evil Queen. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, the Black Fairy announces her plans to unleash another curse on the town while Emma and Hook prepare for their wedding, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 7 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Tony Amendola as Marco/Geppetto, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior Blue Fairy, Raphael Sbarge as Archie/Jiminy Cricket, Beverly Elliott as Granny, David Avalon as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter/Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Giancarlo Esposito as Sydney/Mirror, Christopher Gauthier as William Smee, Jaime Murray as Black Fairy, Jack Davies as Young Pinocchio, McKenna Grace as Young Emma and Ari Guzhel as Older Girl.

“The Song in Your Heart” was written by David H. Goodman and Andrew Chambliss and directed by Ron Underwood.

Songs by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Mark Isham is the composer for the show.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]


Varèse Sarabande will release a vinyl version of the BLUE VELVET – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on May 19, 2017.  Available widely for the first time in nearly 30 years, the soundtrack features the beloved original score by Angelo Badalamenti (TWIN PEAKS, MULHOLLAND DRIVE). 

BLUE VELVET marked the first musical collaboration between auteur director David Lynch and composer Badalamenti.  This amazing release allows listeners to experience Blue Velvet's evocative score that when juxtaposed with Lynch's use of early pop tunes, created a singular disquieting effect. Together with Lynch’s purposeful eye, this score formed helped form a thematic language that inspired a generation of films and nightmares.

In BLUE VELVET, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle Maclachlan), a college student who returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). 

Angelo Badalamenti is an acclaimed and prolific composer who has written some of the most unique film scores of our time. He is widely known for his long-standing collaboration with the director David Lynch, which has produced a creative and inspired body of work. Badalamenti began working in film with his scores FOR LAW AND DISORDER and GORDON'S WAR.  In 1986, he was hired by a young David Lynch to be Isabella Rossellini's vocal coach for BLUE VELVET, scoring the film, writing the feature song "Mysteries of Love" with Lynch, and even appears onscreen in the piano bar scene. His close relationship with Lynch served as a springboard and since BLUE VELVET Badalamenti has scored Lynch's films and projects, as well as those of many other preeminent directors.

Badalamenti has received a Grammy Award for his theme to the groundbreaking TV series TWIN PEAKS. The Soundtrack Album from TWIN PEAKS has achieved gold status in 25 countries. He received an Independent Spirit Award and a Saturn Award for TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME and BAFTA's Anthony Asquith Award for his score for THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS.  Badalamenti will be reuniting with David Lynch for the new SHOWTIME limited series TWIN PEAKS, which picks up 25 years after the events around the murder of Laura Palmer.

Varèse Sarabande Records will release the BLUE VELVET – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP on May 19, 2017.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE" w/ Original Music by Jonatan Bengta

David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.

Jonatan Bengta. Danish composer and producer. Also known as the artist The mOOnbird.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS: "3 GENERATIONS" Featuring Original Music By West Dylan Thordson... With the New And Exclusive Track from KT Tunstall “Fit In”

Lakeshore Records will release 3 GENERATIONS - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 12, 2017. The album features the film’s original score by West Dylan Thordson (JOY, SPLIT) and the premiere of “Fit In” by award winning, Grammy®-nominated Scottish singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall.

3 GENERATIONS tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

West Dylan Thordson is a composer from the Twin Cities who first rose to prominence when M. Night Shyamalan featured his cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in the film Lady in the Water. West has been on an upward climb in his young career, composing music for all of the episodes of HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.  His credits include David O. Russell’s JOY and M. Night Shyamalan’s SPLIT.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: NEWTOWN w/ Original Music by Composers Including Fil Eisler, Mark Barden, Jeff Beal, George Clinton, Chris Drake, Deborah Lurie & Robert Duncan, Dino Meneghin, Blake Neely, Mark Renk, Mikael Sandgren, and Rob Simonsen

Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.

"The biggest inspiration behind this score was simply to be part of something that might further the conversation around gun violence without being preachy or political. I think this film really does that by examining the long term, even generational repercussions of gun violence and the permanence of grief cast against the hope that can come from facing down an unimaginable loss as these brave men and women have had to do. It is a quintessentially American dilemma. The movie was too precious to be seen just through the prism of my own experience which is why I asked some of my friends in the composer community if they would join me in contributing to the project. I didn't ask anyone what their political beliefs were. I simply explained what the project was about and asked if they wanted to be a part of it. Not one of them said no. No matter where you stand on the debate, we all want our kids to be safe." - Fil Eisler, Composer
Jeremy [Six Strings]


The concert series “Elbphilmarmonie at the Movies” will bring Danny Elfman, David Arnold and John Powel to the prestigious concert hall to celebrate iconic Hollywood Scores

Hamburg, May 2, 2017 –  Europe is the birthplace of classical music and the brand new Elbphilharmonie, one of the largest and acoustically advanced concert halls in the world, is a crown jewel venue celebrating this art form. Nowadays more and more high profile concert halls and music festivals all over Europe add the masterful compositions of great Hollywood composers to their line up to attract younger audiences with mass appeal. The critically acclaimed Elbphilharmonie will add a concert series with some of these iconic Hollywood composers to its highly anticipated program. Elphi, as the hall is nicknamed, in cooperation with “Hollywood in Vienna” and Tomek Productions will bring The Big Screen to the HafenCity. Danny Elfman, David Arnold and John Powell will be a part of this one-of-a-kind concert format, in which they will give “behind the scenes” stories and tell fun anecdotes of their cooperation with Hollywood’s Top Filmmakers. But the star of the evening will be their scores brought to life in an opulent setting within this popular venue.

The first concert on Sept 30, 2017 is named “Batman meets Alice” and is dedicated to a man that shaped the sound of modern Hollywood scores for the past 30 years: four-time Academy Award nominee Danny Elfman. He added magical music to the fantastic images of Tim Burton in movies such as “Edward Scissorhands”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Batman” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.


YouTube today announced that it has partnered with Magical Elves, an award winning production company, to release LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Justin Bieber "Never Say Never" and Katy Perry’s "Part Of Me"), the film follows YouTube star and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling as she embarks on a worldwide tour for her third studio album “Brave Enough.” LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH will debut on YouTube Red on May 17, 2017.

With riveting performances, in-depth interviews and never-before-seen personal footage, fans will get a rare look at pivotal moments that have shaped Stirling’s career. The film weaves together stories of tragedy and triumph to reveal the emotional journey of a talented woman determined to succeed despite the odds. The documentary also follows Stirling’s journey to stardom and the evolution of her sound, as she blends electronic music with pop, country, rap, alternative and rock to develop the unique sound she has become known for today.

Wow, Just Wow...THE X-FILES "THE EVENT SERIES" (2CD) - Composer: MARK SNOW

La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox TV Records present the world premiere release of acclaimed composer Mark Snow’s (THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, BLUE BLOODS) original score to the 2016 FOX special limited series presentation of THE X-FILES – THE EVENT SERIES, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and created by Chris Carter. The X-FILES made an exciting return to television last year, with an event series that marked its first all-new TV episodes in more than a decade. Returning with the show he helped immortalize, composer Mark Snow once again thrills with new music that would ensure the original X-FILES magic was still intact. 

By turns chilling, dramatic, propulsive and emotional, Snow’s score leads the show’s plot, characters and atmosphere in its unwavering search for the Truth. Produced by Mike Joffe and Mark Snow, and mastered by James Nelson, this special 2-CD presentation, limited to 3000 units, assembles the musical highlights from this six-episode television event! Exclusive, in-depth liners by writer Randall D. Larson take you behind the episodes and their scores -- and series creator Chris Carter also contributes a special message. Mark Banning’s sleek art design rounds out this supernaturally sharp release! 

The truth keeps coming around and you can mark that with an "X"!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Thom Yorke To Compose Score For Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria

Frenesy Films and Mythology Entertainment are thrilled to announce that legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke will compose the score for Luca Guadagnino’sSuspiria. Yorke’s unsurpassed talent and unmistakable sounds will enhance and intensify the thrilling horror epic that is Suspiria. This marks the immensely talented musician’s first time scoring a feature film. Amazon Studios co-financed the film with K Period Media and Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically in the United States.

Says Luca Guadgnino, “Thom’s art transcends the contemporary. To have the privilege of his music and sound for Suspiria is a dream come true. The depth of his creation and artistic vision is so unique that our Suspiria will sound groundbreaking and will deeply resonate with viewers. Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”

Everyone has a favorite "WONDER WOMAN"... well, La-La Land get's to share...

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and DC continue the celebration of 75 years of Wonder Woman, with a very special, limited edition 3-CD SET featuring original score from the classic 70's WONDER WOMAN TV series starring Lynda Carter.  Composers Charles Fox, Artie Kane, Robert Prince, Johnny Harris, Robert O. Ragland, Angela Morley and Richard LaSalle were the maestros who propelled this iconic superhero through her thrilling adventures, spanning three seasons and two exciting time periods with a breathtaking meld of traditional orchestra, rock, pop and jazz. Among this set's musical highlights are the original TV movie score, the 2nd season premiere score, a dynamic selection of episode scores (The Bermuda Triangle Crisis, The Deadly Sting, Hot Wheels, and Skateboard Wiz, among others!), all three season variations of the immortal main titles, (music and lyrics by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel), and more! 

Produced by Neil S. Bulk and mastered by James Nelson from 3-Track WB studio vault elements, this limited edition of 3000 units also features a 28-Page booklet with exclusive liner notes by writer John Takis and a foreward by Wonder Woman comic author and authority, Andy Mangels. Heroic art design by Dan Goldwasser helps spin this celebratory release into action!  A must-have for all Wonder Woman and TV/Film music fans past and present! 
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This is has to be one of the single most important release this year as I believe it's never been available in this magnitude. Part of the musical universe, there are collective works that you will never see and here we are... something that all fans must hear, hold and respect.

THANK YOU, La-La Land... for bringing this collection to us!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records "a ESMORGA" by Composer Zeltia Montes

Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the motion picture “A Esmorga” from 2014, directed by Ignacio Vilar. Eduardo Blanco Amor’s novel of the same title is one of the most well known books in Galician language, but although it was already written in 1959, it took 55 years until a film based on the book was made in the Galician language with Galician actors. The book and therefore the film tell the story of three struggling men and accompanies them for 24 hours while they roam through the city, visit the pubs and brothels, before they find their tragic end. The film was a major hit with audiences and critics and became the most successful Galician film to date. Now, three years later, Caldera Records pays tribute to its achingly beautiful score by Zeltia Montes. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

A pleasantly sweet score, the work done by composer Zeltia Montes are charming and moving. I find myself in a place a complete at easement, nicely done and this is another grand release from "Caldera Records". I am encouraged to seek out more recordings after listening to this score "A esmorga"... thank you!
Jeremy [Six Strings]


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, Relic Entertainment and Games Workshop®, proudly present the official soundtrack for Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® III, the long-awaited third installment of the critically acclaimed real-time strategy franchise. Featuring the game's original score by BAFTA award winning, EMMY® and Ivor Novello nominated composer Paul Leonard-Morgan (Battlefield: Hardline, Dredd 3D), the official soundtrack will be released May 9 via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works, with a physical CD release to follow. Starting today, the album is available for digital pre-sale on iTunes and and physical pre-sale on Amazon

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is Relic's critically-acclaimed real-time strategy game that brings to life the iconic Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 universe. Set in the forty-first millennium, players choose a race and take them into battle on the brutal frontlines of war and fight for supremacy of the galactic empire. Since its inception, the Dawn of War series has sold more than 8 million copies.

Dawn of War III immerses players in the escalating brutality of galactic warfare, where they will lead elite hero units and colossal armies to victory, or oblivion. Powerful super walkers will tower over the front lines as screen-shaking assaults blister the battlefield in an all-out, over-the-top spectacle worthy of the iconic Games Workshop® Warhammer 40,000 universe. For more information on Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® III, please visit

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit, like us at and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital.

Paul Leonard-Morgan = AMAZING!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Weird Folk: A Suburban Horror Comedy - Feature Film...

Indie Film 'Weird Folk' Set on Election Night 2016
Crowdfunding Campaign launch May 1st 2017

Weird Folk is told in 4 chapters: A teen makes a terrifying discovery on the dark web, a clown stalks a neighborhood, a chiropractor goes through his worst nightmare, and a couple finds themselves in the cross-hairs of a killer.

The story is centered on teen Howie Oden who finds out there's a hit on his step-dad on the dark web. When Howie scours the neighborhood for him, he encounters scary clowns, bullies, strange visitors, and dead bodies.

Although Weird Folk takes place on election night 2016, it's not solely about the election and the hysteria associated with it. It's about the horror that humans can inflict on one another. It is about the ugly monster inside us all. We show all sides of the political spectrum and do not skew in any one direction. More importantly, this story is extremely entertaining and will give you some laughs and some chills. Election 2016 was an anomaly and the events that take place in this movie are as well.

Also, if you look around you might find some interesting stuff, so go on over... check in on the weird folks... "Make America Weird Again".
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Django Prepare A Coffin [Blu-ray + DVD]

Django the drifter returns in this classic sixties Spaghetti Western from Ferdinando Baldi (Texas Addio, Comin' At Ya!), starring Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) as the wandering gunslinger, hired as executioner to a corrupt local politician who is framing innocent men, sending them to hang in an evil scheme to take hold of their land. But Django has other ideas and, cleverly faking the deaths of the condemned men, he assembles them into a loyal gang who'll help him take down the boss, a man who had a hand in the death of Django's wife years before. Thrill as Django gets his bloody revenge with a hail of bullets in this classic from a series of B-movie western that helped to define a genre. Prepare your coffin now!

Bonus Materials:

-New High Definition digital transfer of the film in the original 1.66:1 aspect ratio
-Optional English and Italian audio tracks
-Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and English SDH for the deaf and hard of hearing on the English audio
-Django Explained - A new interview with Spaghetti Western expert and author Kevin Grant
-Original Trailer
-FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet by critic and Spaghetti Western expert Howard Hughes
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Three Brothers [Blu-ray + DVD]

"A wonderful film that moves on waves of feeling. Francesco Rosi, who has one of the greatest compositional senses in the history of movies, keeps you in a state of emotional exaltation. A simple image has the kind of resonance that most directors never achieve." (Pauline Kael, New Yorker) Francesco Rosi established himself as one of the greatest chroniclers of Italy's stormy postwar history with such riveting classics as Salvatore Giuliano, The Mattei Affair and Illustrious Corpses. Three Brothers (Tre fratelli) explores similarly knotty social and political territory through the seemingly straightforward story of three siblings returning to their native southern Italy to pay homage to their late mother. However, their various professions - a judge in Rome (Philippe Noiret), a spiritual counsellor in Naples (Vittorio Mezzogiorno), a factory worker in Turin (Michele Placido) - have a profound effect on their response to this reunion. Arrow Academy is proud to present this powerful, Oscar-nominated film in a brand new 2K restoration.