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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]

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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Jeremy [Howlin' Wolf]

Interview with Author/Editor... Joseph Nassise [MIDIAN UNMADE: Anthology for Clive Barker's Nightbreed]


If you know me and some of you do, if you ever ask me what my favorite horror film is... my response is always "NIGHTBREED" from the book by Clive Barker called "CABAL". Now it's my great pleasure to see I am not alone, there are more of us who felt the stories needed to be told and that includes Joseph Nassise Author/Editor one of new authorized book by "TOR BOOKS". So step beyond the gates, find yourself below in the hidden caverns and share in the monsters' world behind Midian. Thank you to Joseph for his time and Desirae for making it all happen... enjoy!
 
Jeremy [The Wolf]: Being a continuation of the original "Nightbreed" tale, what do you think fans should take away after reading this book "Midian Unmade"?

Joseph Nassise: Cabal (the original Nightbreed tale) played with our perceptions of what is truly monstrous, making the monsters more humane than the humans and the humans more monstrous than the monsters.  The writers of the stories that make up Midian Unmade strove to mirror that approach, to play with the way we look at beauty and horror in equal measures. 

Jeremy [The Wolf]: Which of the characters within the book "Midian Unmade" do you feel had the strongest story to tell and why?

Joseph Nassise: To be honest, I don’t think any one story is more relevant or stronger than any of the others.  My co-editor, Del Howison, and I, tried to select stories that remained true to Clive’s original vision for the Nightbreed, focusing in on the theme noted above, and so no one particular character exemplifies that more than any of the others.  I have my favorite stories, as I suspect anyone who reads the anthology will, but that doesn’t make a particular tale stronger or more important than any of the others.

Jeremy [The Wolf]: With the recent release of the long awaited "Nightbreed: Director's Cut" on BLU-RAY/DVD, was this book in development before or after this release?

Joseph Nassise: The concept for Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed was first conceived nearly four years ago, in late 2011, so it was definitely in development long before the release of the Director’s Cut.  

Jeremy [The Wolf]: I had always felt the film was a middle that needed a beginning and an end, do the writers give us that... or is there more we can take away for future tales?

Joseph Nassise: I always felt that the film itself was Boone’s tale.  Given that, I don’t think Midian Unmade could be considered a beginning or an end for Nightbreed.  It’s more like a branching of the tree than anything else; the major plot-line has suddenly expanded and given readers the opportunity to follow all these additional stories that split off from the primary one.  And I’d definitely consider doing another volume or two if the public response to this one is as good as I hope!

Jeremy [The Wolf]: Before being involved with this project, what were some of your favorite horror characters, stories or films?

Joseph Nassise: Clearly Cabal is one of them. :)  I’m a fan of Clive’s work in general  with Damnation Game, Weaveworld, The Great and Secret Show, Everville, and Coldheart Canyon being particular favorites.  Dan Simmons, Robert McCammon, John Connolly, and Charlie Huston are also other personal favorites.

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About Joseph Nassise: is the author of the Templar Chronicles and the Jeremiah Hunt novels. He has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award. He lives in Arizona with his family. 

MIDIAN UNMADE: Anthology for Clive Barker's Nightbreed [TOR BOOKS]


An authorized, all-original horror anthology set in the worldof Clive Barker's cult film masterpiece, Nightbreed
MIDIAN UNMADE: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed

Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals. Now the story continues in MIDIAN UNMADE (CLICK HERE), a collection Dark Discoveries calls a “landmark contribution to a core horror mythology.”

Horror experts and writers Joseph Nassisse and Del Howison have collected outstanding original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles for MIDIAN UNMADE. Publishers Weekly recommends the stories, and praises, “the juxtapositions of monstrous humans and humanized monsters will register with fans of thought-provoking horror.” With an introduction by Clive Barker himself, MIDIAN UNMADE is a collection for any horror fan to enjoy.

Contributors include: Karl Alexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer, and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. Campbell Award winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse; David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award and writer of the screenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Woodworth; and many more—the collection contains 23 stories in all.

MIDIAN UNMADE tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge. MIDIAN UNMADE is the horror collection of the summer – essential reading for anyone who enjoys outstanding, heartfelt horror.

JOSEPH NASSISE is the author of the Templar Chronicles and the Jeremiah Hunt novels. He has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award. He lives in Arizona with his family.

DEL HOWISON is the co-founder and owner of Dark Delicacies, an independent horror bookstore, in Burbank, CA. Howison has co-edited several collections, including the Bram Stoker Award-winning Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre.

Jeremy [The Wolf]

Caldera Records: Maria di Nazaret [2015] - Guy Farley


Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the television movie Maria di Nazaret from 2012, directed by Giacomo Campiotti. The two part movie was a huge success in Italy as it recounts the story of Jesus' mother Maria and accompanies her throughout the life of the son of God until his death on the cross. Maria was played by internationally acclaimed actress Paz Vega who rose to fame after her role in the Adam Sandler movie Spanglish. The music for Maria di Nazaret was written by British composer and conductor Guy Farley (Secret Sharer, Modigliani) who delivers probably his most diverse score to date, featuring lush orchestral melodies for orchestra and choir as well as female vocals and solos for ethnic instruments, played by Tony Hinnigan (Braveheart).


Additionally, we included another score by Farley on the CD: L'uomo che sognava con l'aquile was written for an extensive Italian television production with Terence Hill which gathered raving reviews after its premiere in 2006. Also, we present a bonus cue with the much beloved track Reunited from the Jean Claude van Damme movie Wake of Death which receives its premiere release here. The tenth CD-release of Caldera Records features a detailed booklet-text by Stephan Eicke and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg.

Caldera Records | http://caldera-records.com/
 
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Jeremy [The Wolf]

MR. HOLMES [2015] - Carter Burwell


Lakeshore Records will release the MR. HOLMES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 24 and on CD August 28, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Carter Burwell (TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAK DAWN PART 1 & 2, THE BIG LEBOWSKI).

 “I don't always do this, but in this case I started with the opening titles of the film,” Burwell stated. “It painted the picture of the aging Holmes and also set the film in motion.”

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it's too late.

In keeping with the theme of losing grip on reality, Burwell used various instruments to further that point. “The glass armonica is a story element. It's a fascinating instrument, made of glass, rumored to drive those who play it mad” and this theme carried throughout.

Listeners will also notice the emotional themes that follow throughout the score. Burwell said himself the recurring themes “Intertwine, as though getting tangled in Holmes' mind. One is about a case and love that haunts him. Another is about the tension between the fictional Holmes and the real one.”

Carter Burwell graduated from Harvard College. While at Harvard, he studied animation with Mary Beams and George Griffin, electronic music with Ivan Tcherepnin and pursued a course of independent study at the MIT Media Lab (then known as the Architecture Machine Group).  In the early 80s, he worked at the New York Institute of Technology where he began as a computer modeler and animator, but ended up as Director of Digital Sound Research. During this time, he worked on many computer-animated television spots and films, ultimately contributing models and animation to the Japanese anime Lensman.
 


At the same time, Burwell pursued a parallel career in music, playing with a number of bands in New York City, particularly The Same, Thick Pigeon, and Radiante. He was also writing music for dance, theatre and film.  His first film works included the Coen Brothers first feature, BLOOD SIMPLE. This lead to a twenty year collaboration on such films as FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, O BROTHER WHERE ARE THOU? and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.  Burwell’s credits also include BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, VELVET GOLDMINE, THE SPANISH PRISONER, THREE KINGS, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, TRUE GRIT, the HBO mini-series MILDRED PIERCE, and several films in the Twilight series including TWILIGHT, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 and PART 2.  His upcoming films include CAROL, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, LEGEND, starring Tom Hardy and Emily Browning, the animated film ANOMALISA, and the Coen Brothers newest production, HAIL CAESAR!

Miramax and Roadside Attractions present MR. HOLMES in theaters July 17, 2015. Lakeshore Records will release the MR. HOLMES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 24th and on CD August 28, 2015.

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Jeremy [The Wolf]

THE WOMAN ASTRONAUT [2015] - Penka Kouneva


Varèse Sarabande will release The Woman Astronaut - Original Concept Album digitally and on CD July 10, 2015. The album features the original music composed by Penka Kouneva (the game PRINCE OF PERSIA: FORGOTTEN SANDS).

The Woman Astronaut is an original concept album composed in cinematic orchestral-electronic style. The album has 14 tracks, broken into three acts about the life journey of an astronaut: adolescence and homeland; young adult; maturity.  The Woman Astronaut was produced with Hollywood Studio Orchestra, top LA soloists and choir. A Kickstarter campaign raised $35,000 and provided the funds for the orchestral recording. “The Woman Astronaut is a personal, autobiographical journey of an ambitious, self-determined woman who has chosen a very unusual profession,” Kouneva said.

Game & film composer Penka Kouneva began her career in film/TV in 2000. Working alongside Steve Jablonsky she scored PRINCE OF PERSIA: FORGOTTEN SANDS and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN games. Her solo composing credits include the indie features THE THIRD NAIL, MIDNIGHT MOVIE, and telefilms ICE SPIDERS, CHUPACABRA, NUCLEAR HURRICANE. 

Recently, Kouneva scored the games H-Hour: World's Elite, ROLLERS OF THE REALM (PS4), IronKill, Hades and others.  Kouneva was also an orchestrator on the Matrix, Transformers, Pirates franchises, as a lead orchestrator/soundtrack producer on Elysium, Ender's Game, Need For Speed (films); and on World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Gears of War 2, 3, Sims 3, Diablo III, Dragon Age II, Bloodborne (games).


Koneva's composition awards include: the SUNDANCE Composer Fellowship, two Ovation Awards, The Copland Award, Hollywood Music in Media Award, Square Enix Music Online, Independent Music Award. She is on the Advisory Board of Game Developers Conference, an Advisor for the Sundance Institute, and is a member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

“With this album, I wanted to show how passionate I am about growing my craft, my vision as an artist, and that I can definitely do the job” explained Kouneva. “I’ve aimed to create a piece with a universal resonance - tackling the themes of perseverance, love, hope, destiny.”

Varèse Sarabande will release The Woman Astronaut - Original Concept Album digitally and on CD July 10, 2015.

Varese Sarabande | http://www.varesesarabande.com

Richness and fullness to be that score to a film that isn't a film. As we are whisked from track to next, we are swept to the darkness of space only to find yourself moving along the side of an invisible ship in it's travels. I have had the great pleasure of working with Penka on a few projects and every new release from her always amazes me to think "things do get better", not that was any problem with prior releases... she just shines here. Penka finds huge support from her family, friends and composer pals she has encounter over the years... with love and tons of respect I give you all "THE WOMAN ASTRONAUT" by composer Penka Kouneva.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

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SPECTRUM [2015] - Frederik Wiedmann (A Good Cause, That Takes Notice!)


Composer Frederik Wiedmann (FIELD OF LOST SHOES, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS) is proud to announce the release of SPECTRUM - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 7, 2015, with all proceeds going to Autism Women's Network.  The album was orchestrated by Hyesu Yang and mastered by Damon Tedesco.

“When Jill Jones (Director) and Brent Yontz (Producer/Cinematographer) asked me to compose the music to SPECTRUM, I was beyond excited,” Wiedmann said. “Their beautiful film captured such unique and interesting aspects of autism, from the perspective of children and adults, from a different point of view, than previously illustrated in other documentaries.”

Spectrum combines live action and animation to explore the inner sensory experience of autism. While autism is largely regarded as a social disorder, Spectrum reveals the underlying sensory differences that create an autistic perspective. Sensory issues create a world where vision, sound, touch and smell can be intense. The story is a series of character driven portraits beginning with Temple Grandin, the most well-known autistic adult in the world. Other characters include poet Tito Mukhopadhyay, artist Judy Endow, martial artist Nick Walker, and a group of young, energetic children. Rather than fearing autism, Spectrum seeks to understand it.

“Freddie’s score of Spectrum invites a fresh understanding of autism,” said producers Jones and Yontz.  “The main theme suggests an unexpected but optimistic journey. As we meet the subjects of the film, the music fosters an atmosphere of compassion. Keep listening, and the score builds to something more meditative, circling the ideas of sensory perception, suggesting the intelligence and complexity of our autistic characters. Freddie completes the score with a dramatic call to action to see autism differently. The beauty of the score commands our attention, and these voices deserve to be heard.”

“Our characters in this doc all describe their senses, things they feel and hear everyday, things no one else around them can experience the same way,” Wiedmann explained. “Jill and Brent created some stunning animation to visualize those experiences, and I had the daunting task to do the same with the score.”

The SPECTRUM - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on July 7, 2015, with all proceeds going to Autism Women's Network. The film is now viewable at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/spectrumthefilm.

Frederik Wiedmann - http://frederikwiedmann.com/

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THE MUSIC OF PATRICK DOYLE: SOLO PIANO [2015]


Varèse Sarabande announces the July 24th release of THE MUSIC OF PATRICK DOYLE: SOLO PIANO featuring original performances and arrangements by Oscar®-nominated composer Patrick Doyle. The collection features some of Patrick’s most revered compositions performed on piano by Doyle himself.  The eighteen tracks include music from SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, NANNY McPHEE, GOSFORD PARK and CINDERELLA.  Doyle’s career will also be celebrated later this year when he is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent.

“I have been recording the piano album over the last three years in between many other projects and I hope you enjoy listening to the melodies as much as I did reliving the lovely memories,” said Doyle. “This album is one of two planned volumes of the many film themes that I have composed over the last 25 years.  The tracks on the album are not in chronological order, for as our memories are jumbled up and flit from one particular moment to the other, so does the album.”

Patrick Doyle has scored over 50 international feature films, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, BRAVE, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility (for which Doyle earned his first Oscar-nomination), Indochine, Carlito’s Way and A Little Princess. His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, including Regis Wargnier, Brian De Palma, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee, Chen Kaige, Mike Newell and Robert Altman.


Perhaps Doyle is best known for his long-time creative collaboration on film with Kenneth Branagh, which began in the theatre and moved into film in 1989 with Henry V.  The song ‘Non Nobis Domine’ was awarded the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme.  In 1991, they re-teamed for Dead Again, which earned Doyle a Golden Globe®-nomination. Subsequent collaborations include Frankenstein, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, Hamlet (for which Doyle received his second Oscar nomination), Sleuth, THOR, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and 2015’s CINDERELLA.

“I have had the great fortune of collaborating with some of the most notable and influential directors in the history of film who cross over the last two centuries,” Doyle explained.  “Each of their films is the only reason these melodies exist.”

Track Listing:

01. La Valse de l’Amour from Cinderella
02. Into The West from Into The West
03. Harry in Winter from Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
04. A Little Princess from A Little Princess
05. Weep You No More, Sad Fountains from Sense And Sensibility
06. My Father’s Favorite from Sense And Sensibility
07. Eva from the film Igor
08. Wistful Thinking from Igor
09. Estella from Great Expectations
10. I Find Your Love from Calendar Girls
11. Mrs. Brown’s Lullaby from Nanny McPhee
12. La Derive from Indochine
13. La Valse D’Evette from Indochine
14. Nouvelle France from Nouvelle France
15. Sigh No More from Much Ado About Nothing
16. Wah Wah Piano Suite from Wah Wah
17. Gosford Park from Gosford Park
18. St. Crispin’s Day from Henry V

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Enjoy the compilation of Patrick Doyle sure enjoyment you will have as you go from track to track of good score film music!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW [1983-2015] - Richard Band [2000 UNITS]


ORDER "THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW: LIMITED EDITION" now and get your copy autographed by composer Richard Band at no additional charge. Autographs are available while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.


La-La Land Records presents acclaimed composer Richard Band’s (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, PUPPETMASTER) original motion picture score to the beloved 1982 horror/thriller THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, starring Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson and Harley Jane Kozak, and directed by Mark Rosman. Considered by fans as one of the most beautiful indie horror music of its era, Mr. Band’s orchestral score is thematically rich and absolutely teaming with drama and suspense. Like Rosman’s film itself, the score sets its sights higher than most of the 80’s slashers the movie has often grouped with, and the result is a rewarding and sumptuous listen. Produced by Richard Band, this re-issue has been remastered by James Nelson and expanded with previously unreleased bonus tracks (this bonus material is sourced from mono elements). All-new and exclusive liner notes from Daniel Schweiger (featuring new comments from the composer and director), and classy-creepy art direction from David C. Fein compliment this exciting release. Limited to 2000 Units.

La-La Land Records | http://www.lalalandrecords.com

Just Announced, I have the original release from years ago... going to have to get this edition from one of our favorite companies.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure [2015] - Miguel d'Oliveira


MovieScore Media presents another exciting documentary score score for ITV’s latest travelogue, Joanna Lumley’s  Trans-Siberian Adventure with music by Miguel d’Oliveira. The 3-part series follows British actress Joanna Lumley (of Absolutely Fabulous fame) on a trip from Hong Kong to Moscow through China, Mongolia and Russia. During her trip, Joanna revisits her childhood home where her father was stationed, then she travels thousands of miles, visits the obligatory tourist sites (such as the Great Wall of China) and also makes a few unusual stops (such as meeting a shaman in Mongolia). The soundtrack release coincides with the program’s debut on ITV on July 12, 2015.

“Early on this project, director Michael Waldman and I decided that, instead of emulating all the musical idiosyncrasies of the vastly different countries and territories Joanna travels through, the score should seem as if we were hearing everything through her“ explains the composer about the score. "This is why the music has a very British / Western hemisphere flavour, as opposed to a collection of rough guide tracks." The unique ensemble consists of the composer playing nine different instruments (guitars, piano, viola, cello, clarinet, dulcimer) accompanied by soloists for piccolo, cor anglais, violin and cello. Several tracks also have a hint of Eastern sounds (particularly Tuvan throat singing) plus Russian and Chinese instruments complimenting the exotic stops of the Trans-Siberian Adventure.


Following his graduation from medical school, composer Miguel d'Oliveira taught himself music and became a multi-instrumentalist playing in several ethnic and jazz bands as well as symphonic orchestras. After scoring his first short for a film school graduate,  he completed an MA in Composition for Film at the National Film and Television School. The composer’s credits include the horror film The Toybox (2005) and documentaries on numerous interesting subjects such as The Bible: A History (2010), The Viking Sagas (2011), The Ground Zero Mosque (2011) and The American Road Trip: Obama's Story (2012). Like Trans-Siberian Adventure, each of these scores highlight the composer’s unique ability in melding exciting ethnic elements with a symphonic sound.

MovieScore Media | http://moviescoremedia.com/
 
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SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE [2015] - Ilan Eshkeri


Composer Ilan Eshkeri’s ebullient score to Aardman Animation’s latest claymation shenanigans.  Also featured on the soundtrack are songs from Tim Wheeler (Ash), Eliza Doolittle and Rizzle Kicks who provide a remix of Life's A Treat, the ever popular Shaun The Sheep TV theme.

Composer Ilan Eshkeri has been writing for film for over 15 years and his CV features stand-out scores for many hit films including Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, Still Alice and Black Sea. Recent TV work includes The Snowman And The Snowdog and David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive.


The charming wonder Shaun the sheep made his screen debut in 1995 with a minor role, rescuing Gromit from jail in the Oscar winning A Close Shave. Since then his career has spiralled and he has become one of Aardman Animation's biggest stars.

Silva Screen Records | http://www.silvascreenusa.com/
Release date: 7th August 2015

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BBC: RIPPER STREET [2015] - Dominic Sherrer


SILVA SCREEN RECORDS PRESENTS: Ripper Street - Original TV Soundtrack Series 1-3. Composer Dominic Sherrer's Award winning score to one of Britain's most popular TV shows.

The Ripper Street soundtrack perfectly conjures up the world of East London from over a century ago with its detailed and thrilling collection of musical sounds that can range from a mandola to a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.

British Swiss composer Dominik Scherrer has an extensive list of TV and film composition credits that include Scenes Of A Sexual Nature, Inspector George Gently, Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and The Missing. He received the ultimate accolade for any composer in 2014 when his score for Ripper Street won the much coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Television Soundtrack.


Bringing late 19th century Victorian Whitechapel to life with stunning historic sets and topline actors (Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, MyAnna Buring), police drama Ripper Street was an immediate success on its TV debut in 2012. Despite being axed by the BBC after series two a Radio Times poll revealed it as Britain's most popular TV show of 2013 ahead of Doctor Who, Broadchurch and Breaking Bad. Taken up by Amazon Prime Instant Video the third series will make a terrestrial debut later this year.

Silva Screen Records | http://www.silvascreenusa.com/

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Jeremy [The Wolf]

BBC: JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL [2015] - Benoit Charest/Benoit Groulx


Varèse Sarabande will release JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL – Original Soundtrack digitally on July 17 and on CD on July 24, 2015.  The album features the original music composed by Benoit Charest (TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE) and Benoit Groulx (STEEL TOES).

Ben Charest is an Oscar-nominated composer from Montreal.  He has written over 20 film scores, including the 2004 film TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, which earned him many accolades.  In addition to being a versatile composer, Charest is an accomplished jazz guitarist, performing regularly with some of Montreal’s finest musicians.  Like many teenagers of his time, Charest picked up the guitar at age 13 to learn Beatles and Led Zeppelin tunes.  After taking lessons, he went on to further his musical studies at McGill and Montreal Universities.  He toured as a sideman for various bands in Quebec and abroad.

Benoit Groulx obtained a degree in composition, orchestration and counterpoint from Montreal University.  He has been working as an orchestrator for the film industry in Hollywood for more than ten years for composers including Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, Justin Burnett, and others.  In addition to composing the score for documentary films, fictions and cartoons and videogames, Groulx arranges and produces music for Cirque du Soleil.


“Except for a few cues where a synthetic drone is used, the score is entirely acoustic, full orchestra and chamber set ups,” the composers described. “Ben Charest even had a go at playing accordion while Ben Groulx was preparing a piano with sound engineer Mathieu Dulong for wild sound effects.”

JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL is currently airing on BBC America. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL – Original Score on Varèse Sarabande, will be available digitally on July 17 and on CD on July 24, 2015.

 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Syfy's 12 MONKEYS [2015] - Trevor Rabin/Paul Linford


Varèse Sarabande will release the 12 MONKEYS – Original Television Soundtrack both digitally and on CD July 31, 2015.  The album features the original music co-composed by Trevor Rabin (REMEMBER THE TITANS, ARMAGEDDON) and Paul Linford (BLOOD AND OIL, video game NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED).

“The 12 MONKEYS score, which I'm doing with my long time assistant and collaborator Paul Linford, is a hybrid score of ethnic sounds, orchestra, and electronic, with a strong theme base,” said Rabin.

12 MONKEYS explores the provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race.


Trevor Rabin has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician and composer. Accepting an invitation from industry heavyweight John Kalodner, he moved to Los Angeles and his demos came to the attention of former Yes bass player Chris Squire. Squire was looking for a guitarist for a new band he was putting together, and Trevor's demos became the basis for the new group Cinema. The Yes "comeback" album 90125 became by far the biggest-selling of the group's career, launching the group's only #1 single, Rabin's "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" and only Grammy, "Cinema". When Trevor parted ways with Yes he was offered a film score, the outcome of which proved prolific. Since then he has composed the soundtracks for mega-budget Hollywood movies, enhancing the performances of stars like Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, Denzel Washington and Samuel L Jackson.

Syfy and Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment presents 12 MONKEYS, which debuted on Syfy January 16, 2015 and has been renewed for a second season to air in 2016. Varèse Sarabande will release the 12 MONKEYS – Original Television Soundtrack digitally and physically on CD July 31, 2015.


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La-La Land Records: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION [2015] - Joe Kraemer


La-La Land Records is proud to announce the release of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION soundtrack CD being released exclusively on www.lalalandrecords.com on July 28th and other retail outlets August 4, 2015. The album features the original music by composer Joe Kraemer (JACK REACHER, DAWN PATROL).

Kraemer composed a motif for Ethan Hunt that is “a sort of upside-down answer” to Lalo Schifrin’s original theme for the TV show. “In keeping with the goal of paying homage to original show, while still sounding relevant to today’s audiences, I decided I would only use instruments that were available in 1966, when the TV show began,” Kraemer stated. “That meant no synthesizers, no techno loops, essentially no electronic instruments at all. As a result, the score has been performed entirely with acoustic instruments in a symphonic orchestral setting.”
 


Joe Kraemer has been scoring films since the age of 15, when he composed the soundtrack for high school classmate Scott Storm’s THE CHIMING HOUR, a feature-length indie shot on Super 8 in 1986.  It was during this time that he first met a young writer named Christopher McQuarrie, a meeting that would lead to three career-defining projects for Kraemer, THE WAY OF THE GUN, JACK REACHER, and the upcoming MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION. Kraemer attended the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston to study Film Composing.  Kraemer’s first real ‘industry’ gig was scoring the NBC/Warner Brothers pilot THE UNDERWORLD, written and produced by Christopher McQuarrie, shortly following McQuarrie’s Oscar win for THE USUAL SUSPECTS.  Though the series was not picked up, the pilot was ultimately repurposed as a TV movie, where it has gained a cult following.

Paramount Pictures presents MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION in theatres July 31st. La-La Land Records presents MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD available exclusively at www.lalalandrecords.com on July 28th and other major music retail outlets on August 4, 2015.
 
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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: THE TELEVISION SCORES
[6Cd BOX SET] (1500 Units)
LLLCD 1359
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La-La Land Records and CBS proudly announce the release of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – THE TELEVISION SCORES, a limited edition 6-CD box set, showcasing the restored and remastered original music scores from the classic 1966-1973 television series MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, starring Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris and Martin Landau.

Restored and remastered from studio elements, this deluxe limited edition release of 1500 Units features some of the best television music ever recorded, much of it never-before-released, from such renowned composers as Lalo Schifrin, (who wrote the iconic theme), Gerald Fried, Jerry Fielding, Don Ellis, Richard Hazard, Robert Drasnin and more! Album producer Jon Burlingame takes you on a thrilling mission through this deluxe compilation and its amazing scores with his comprehensive liner notes – delivered via three informative, photo-packed booklets. The 6-Disc set is housed in an attractive hard-cover slipcase.

Limited to 1500 units, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – THE TELEVISION SCORES will be available for order from www.lalalandrecords.com starting July 28, 2015 (12 noon PST) and will commence shipping out to customers on August 10, 2015.

This deluxe set was produced for La-La Land Records by Jon Burlingame with music restored by Chris Malone and mastered by Doug Schwartz. Art direction is by Joe Sikoryak.

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Lakeshore Records: WILD HORSES [ROBERT DUVALL]


Lakeshore Records will release the WILD HORSES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 24th and on CD October 16, 2015. The album features songs by artists including Caitlin Eadie, Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra, Billy Joe Shaver, with score by Timothy Williams (WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, DEBUG) and a special performance of Cheyenne by the film’s writer/director/co-star Robert Duvall.

Starring James Franco and Josh Hartnett, Wild Horses is the story of Texas Ranger Samantha Payne (Luciana Duvall) who reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs (Robert Duvall). When Scott’s estranged son (James Franco) unexpectedly returns home during the investigation, Samantha becomes even more convinced that the Briggs family was involved, and will stop at nothing to discover the truth about the boy’s death - even putting her own life in jeopardy.


Michael Hodges, Music Producer for the Wild Horses film and Co-Producer of the Motion Picture Soundtrack, said, “Recording Cheyenne with Bobby was a lot of fun.  A portion of the song appears in the film repeatedly, but Bobby didn’t know how the song finished or any other words from it. He had heard his uncle sing it when he was a kid.” 

eOne Films and Patriot Pictures presents WILD HORSES currently available on VOD and DVD. The WILD HORSES – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on July 24th and on CD October 16, 2015.

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Lakeshore Records: THE END OF THE TOUR - Danny Elfman (and Songs from Various Artists)


Lakeshore Records will release THE END OF THE TOUR – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 24th and on CD August 28, 2015. The film, which is set in the mid 90s, features songs by artists including R.E.M, Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three, Brian Eno, Tindersticks, with score by Danny Elfman (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MILK, GOOD WILL HUNTING).

THE END OF THE TOUR tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.”  As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audiotapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again.


Elfman has scored a broad range of films, including: Milk (Oscar nominated), Good Will Hunting (Oscar nominated), Big Fish (Oscar nominated), Men in Black (Oscar nominated), Edward Scissorhands, Wanted, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mission: Impossible, Planet of the Apes, A Simple Plan, To Die For, Spider-Man (1 & 2), Batman, Dolores Claiborne, Sommersby, Chicago, Dick Tracy, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland.
 
A24 Films presents THE END OF THE TOUR in theaters (NY and LA) July 31, 2015.  Lakeshore Records presents THE END OF THE TOUR – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available digitally on July 24th and on CD August 28, 2015.

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