Howlin' Wolf Records and Fourteen Kings release a Limited Cd Edition of "THE NINTH PASSENGER" Music Composed by Scott Glasgow


Howlin' Wolf Records and Fourteen Kings Music proudly present Scott Glasgow's score for THE NINTH PASSENGER. A tale of industrial espionage that morphs into a good old fashioned monster movie, THE NINTH PASSENGER is co-written and directed by Corey Large, producer of such films as IT FOLLOWS, POKER NIGHT, and THE FROZEN GROUND.


THE NINTH PASSENGER features liner notes written by composer Scott Glasgow with a note from composer Theron Kay, all beautifully packaged with designs by Javier Burgos. As a VERY limited and special offer, 25 CDs will be opened and signed by the composer prior to shipping. These limited autographed CDs are for orders placed on the Howlin' Wolf Records website and are first come, first served, so they will not last long!
(howlinwolfrecords.com)


Been a huge fan of composer Scott Glasgow and to find out we at "Howlin' Wolf Records" were teaming up with Scott's label "Fourteen Kings"... that is one great day! This a a limited release on Cd (300), I encourage you to go get this before you can't, I know what I have heard off this release "THE NINTH PASSENGER" it's worth it...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "BILBY" and "BIRD KARMA" Academy Award consideration for Best Animated Short Film


Back Lot Music is releasing two EP's from DreamWorks Animation - "Bilby" by Benjamin Wallfisch and "Bird Karma" by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum. Both short films have been shortlisted for Academy Award consideration for Best Animated Short Film!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Intrada: "APOLLO 13" (2Cd) Music by James Horner

 
Intrada kicks off 2019 with a 2-CD set showcasing James Horner's stunning, Oscar-nominated score to the Universal Pictures film Apollo 13. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. The film recounts the harrowing true-life story of the Apollo 13 mission that fails when an oxygen tank explodes, crippling the command module en route to the moon. The astronauts and Mission Control desperately team to prevent the capsule from drifting off into space or burning up during reentry. On film, the Apollo 13 team had composer James Horner along for the flight to envelop the audience in the astronauts' dire circumstances and hope for a safe return to earth. 
 
For this tale of quiet nobility and brilliant professionalism, director Ron Howard agreed with Horner not to turn Apollo 13 into an action movie, but convey patriotism and the American spirit instead, giving the score a majestic, sometimes ethereal soul. The main theme is correspondingly elegant, particularly when rendered with virtuosic grace by trumpet soloist Tim Morrison. While the astronauts triumph in what seemed certain disaster, their mission ultimately failed – a juxtaposition Horner musically captures with the haunting vocalize of Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox.

At the time of the film's release, MCA released a concept album featuring period vocals, dialog and portions of Horner's score interspersed throughout. Horner had prepared a 59-minute score-only presentation for release, which was the original intent, before it morphed into the concept album. Nonetheless, MCA pressed up a limited number of promotional copies for Oscar consideration, featuring a black-and-white version of the cover. For this new edition, producer Mike Matessino accessed the 192k 24bit high-resolution transfers of Shawn Murphy’s original mixes on 1/2” tape, with all performance edits meticulously recreated. Disc one features the complete score, with the synthesizer tracks in a suite after the main orchestral program, while disc two recreates the original 59-minute program Horner had originally intended.

Special thank you goes to Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group and Imagine Entertainment for making this release possible.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the APOLLO 13 [SCORE] PAGE

TALK ABOUT SOMETHING AMAZING, IT JUST LANDED HERE AT INTRADA!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse SarabandeL "THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: PART 2" Music by Lee Holdridge


Varèse Sarabande Records proudly announces TODAY’S release of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: PART 2 - Official Motion Picture Soundtrack with original music of composer Lee Holdridge (SPLASH, FLASHDANCE, MR. MOM). The CD premiere of this passionate score features a beautiful love theme, which is heard in variations throughout the album, as well as in two songs sung by Merrily Webber (arranged by the composer). After years of fan requests, Varese is happy to announce a limited edition of 1,500 copies. 

Hit sequel to the acclaimed 1975 box office success, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: PART 2 picks up the story of national slalom champion, Jill Kinmont, several years after the death of her beloved Dick “Mad Dog” Buek. Jill and her mother leave Los Angeles to spend their summer in their hometown of Bishop, California. They rent a summer house from a handsome truck driver named John Boothe. Jill is instantly captivated by John, but denies it to everyone, including herself. Eventually, Jill and John fall in love, but deep fears and hurts from the past threaten.

Transferred from composer Lee Holdridge’s archive of analog tape, the CD debut of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: PART 2 - Official Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on January 11, 2019 from Varèse Sarabande. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN: PART 2 is available where movies are streamed and sold. [www.varesesarabande.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Alita: Battle Angel" Music by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL)


Having turned a number of heads for his breakthrough scores for Deadpool and Mad Max: Fury Road (and most recently, Mortal Engines), Holkenborg has produced a wide-reaching symphonic score filled with emotion and packed with action. The score is set for release on February 15th via Milan Records, complimenting the February 14th theatrical release date of the film from 20th Century Fox. The spectral track "What's Your Dream?", perhaps best capturing the mystery and mystique of the film, is streaming now via Soundcloud.

From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

In his film score work, Holkenborg is able to draw on his extensive knowledge of classical forms and structures while keeping one finger planted firmly on the pulse of popular music — with the perspective of having roots in electronic music and topping charts as a producer in the early part of his career. When this versatile background is paired with his skill as a multi-instrumentalist (he plays keyboards, guitar, drums, violin, and bass) and mastery of studio technology, a portrait emerges of an artist for whom anything is possible.

Holkenborg’s career started in the 1993 when he started industrial rock band Nerv and was also producing hardcore and metal bands like Sepultura and Fear Factory. Drawn by electronic breakbeats he started Junkie XL in 1997 debuting with the album Saturday Teenage Kick. Holkenborg went on to produce five more albums under the moniker while playing headline shows all over the world. In 2002 the producer remixer scored a number 1 hit in 24 countries with his rework of “A Little Less Conversation”. Following the success Holkenborg collaborated with celebrated artists like Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Chuck D, and remixed artists such as Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Madonna, the latter of which earned him a Grammy nomination for his remix of " 4 Seconds" in 2008. In addition Holkenborg created the music for video games like Need For Speed, The Sims, and SSX and commercials for global campaigns like Nike, Heineken, Adidas, Cadillac and VISA.

With a solid command of the craftsmanship of film scoring, the understanding of the history, but always with an eye on the future, Junkie XL is a unique new voice in modern composition and film music.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "Three Identical Strangers" Music by Paul Saunderson


Lakeshore Records has announced the upcoming release of the soundtrack to the heartwarming story Three Identical Strangers, directed by Tim Wardle with original music from Paul Saunderson.  Three Identical Strangers tells the story of three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives - and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.  The soundtrack will be available on iTunes and Apple Music on December 14th.  The soundtrack will then be available on all other digital platforms on January 4th, 2019.

 “Three Identical Strangers is a thought provoking, emotional rollercoaster of a story, full of twists and turns and I wanted the score to follow suite, and really connect with the audience to help them feel the raw emotion of what these boys went through. I knew at the beginning of the project that scoring this true story would be a challenge, as the film deals with very sensitive real subject matters.”

“The score was recorded with the London Contemporary Orchestra (two cellos, violin and a piano), along with a range of bowed metals, bowed guitars and electronics. With this line up I was able to create interesting organic textures proving useful for the cues relating to mental illness and the darker psychological moments in the film. The unusual choice for the two cellos instead of the traditional trio line up was made to help create an unconventional sound, with the first cello playing mostly high in its register, almost fragile in it’s timbre.”

“From the beginning of the process the director and I set out to create a very organic and cinematic score. Having a small collection of instruments helped to keep the music focused and give it an identity. It was important to me to keep the music sounding cohesive despite the large range of styles and moods that occur.”

“I feel that we really found the perfect balance of story telling, being powerful and emotive where the score needed to be without becoming to overwhelming and at the same time creating something unique.”

 
Paul Saunderson is a British film composer and multi-instrumentalist who is as equally at home with orchestras as he is with contemporary music, known for his diversity and emotion within his writing never being afraid to push the boundaries of acoustic, orchestral and electronic music.

Saunderson has recently collaborated on MTV's eagerly awaited action adventure series The Shannara Chronicles, as well as completing the score for Jim O'Hanlon's directorial debut A Hundred Streets starring Idris Elba & Gemma Arterton and Bill Clark's heartbreaking true story Starfish, currently gaining rave reviews at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2016. Other work includes scoring the RomCom Syrup starring Amber Heard & Kellan Lutz as well as the psychological gothic horror The Sleeping Room.

Saunderson learnt his craft working as arranger and programmer on over 35 feature films including Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn), Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), Black Sea (Kevin Mcdonald), Johnny English: Reborn (Rowan Atkinson), 47 Ronin (Keanu Reeves), and Aardman's latest feature animation Shaun The Sheep: Movie.

After receiving his Music degree from The University of Leeds in composition and electro acoustic music he immersed himself into the world of film music working as assistant to the award winning composer llan Eshkeri (Still Alice, The Young Victoria, Stardust, Layer Cake) and production assistant to Grammy award winning film music producer Steve McLaughlin (About A Boy, Heat, Batman, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon).

Saunderson has worked with many recording artists; recently writing arrangements for Badly Drawn Boy on Paul Weitz's Being Flynn starring Robert De Niro. He has also worked alongside Coldplay, Kasabian, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, The Cinematic Orchestra, Ash, and Andy Burrows. Saunderson is an emerging and exciting talent gaining in respect and success within the industry.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS" [1945] (Blu-Ray)


After a promising start on Poverty Row quickies, Joseph H. Lewis (The Big Combo) made his first film at Columbia and established himself as a director to watch with this Gothic-tinged Hitchcockian breakout hit, which later proved so popular that Columbia promoted it to A-feature status. The morning after Julia Ross (Nina Foch, Executive Suite) takes a job in London as secretary to wealthy widow Mrs Williamson Hughes (Dame May Whitty, The Lady Vanishes), she wakes up in a windswept Cornish mansion, having been drugged. Mrs Hughes and her volatile son, Ralph (George Macready, Gilda), attempt to gaslight Julia into believing she is Ralph's wife, Marion. Her belongings have been destroyed, the windows barred and the locals believe that she is mad. Will Julia be able to escape before she falls prey to the Hughes' sinister charade? And what happened to the real Marion Hughes? A briskly paced and brilliantly stylised mystery that grabs its audience from the start, My Name Is Julia Ross immediately cemented Lewis' place in the noir pantheon, and anticipated the elaborate identity-based deceptions found in future classic thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Brian De Palma's Obsession.

Director: Joseph H Lewis
Actors: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE POSSESSED" [1965] (Blu-Ray)


The Possessed is a wonderfully atmospheric proto-giallo based on one of Italy's most notorious crimes, The Alleghe killings, and adapted from the book on that case by acclaimed literary figure Giovanni Comisso. Peter Baldwin (The Ghost, The Weekend Murders) stars as Bernard, a depressed novelist who sets off in search of his old flame Tilde (Virna Lisi, La Reine Margot), a beautiful maid who works at a remote lakeside hotel. Bernard is warmly greeted by the hotel owner Enrico (Salvo Randone, Fellini's Satyricon) and his daughter Irma (Valentina Cortese, Thieves Highway, The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire), but Tilde has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Bernard undertakes an investigation and is soon plunged into a disturbing drama of familial secrets, perversion, madness and murder... Co-written by Giulio Questi (Death Laid an Egg, Arcana) and co-directed by Luigi Bazzoni (The Fifth Cord, Footprints on the Moon), The Possessed masterfully combines film noir, mystery and giallo tropes, whilst also drawing on the formal innovations of 1960s art cinema (particularly the films of Michelangelo Antonioni.) A uniquely dreamlike take on true crime, The Possessed is presented here in a stunning new restoration.

Director: Luigi Bazzoni, Franco Rossellini
Actors: Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE FIFTH CORD" [1971] (Blu-Ray)


The success of Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ushered in a host of imitators, seeking to capitalize on this new, modern take on the giallo thriller. Many were highly derivative, but a number nonetheless rose above the crowd thanks to skillful execution and a willingness to experiment stylistically. One such example is The Fifth Cord - which, in the hands of director Luigi Bazzoni (The Possessed, Footprints on the Moon), turns a conventional premise into a visually stunning exploration of alienation and isolation. When a man barely survives a brutal assault en route home from a New Year's party, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Andrea Bild (Franco Nero, Django) is assigned to report on the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, this time with fatal results. As the body count rises, Andrea falls under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. His only clue lies in a series of black gloves found at the location of every attack, each with a finger cut off... Adapted from a novel by David McDonald Devine, The Fifth Cord boasts a complex, Agatha Christie-esque plot, outstanding cinematography courtesy of future Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and supporting appearances by a raft of genre stalwarts, including Silvia Monti (A Lizard in a Woman's Skin), Edmund Purdom (Nightmare City) and Rossella Falk (Sleepless). Debuting here in high definition, arguably the most visually stunning giallo ever made now shines like never before.

Director: Luigi Bazzoni
Actors: Franco Nero, Silvia Monti, Edmund Purdom
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Johnny English Strikes Again" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


The beloved Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in the third installment of the hilarious, action-packed spy mission, Johnny English Strikes Again arriving on Digital January 8, 2019 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Johnny English and his sidekick Bough are back in this hysterical comedy filled with even more action and more laughs for the whole family to enjoy. From one of Britain’s leading comedy directors David Kerr (Inside Number 9), the film boasts an all-star cast including Ben Miller (Paddington 2), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Jake Lacy (Carol), and Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks). 


When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analog methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.

Loaded with over 30 minutes of exclusive bonus features, Johnny English Strikes Again on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital include an up-close look at the carefully selected film locations and detailed sets as well as Johnny’s notable collection of gadgets and cars, along with a breakdown of the extraordinary cast, diving deeper into the legacy of  everyone’s favorite hapless spy!

BOND WITH BEAN, AGAIN!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "JONATHAN" [Blu-ray/DVD]


JONATHAN, marking Bill Oliver’s feature film directorial debut, is a science fiction fable that explores identity and longing through the story of two brothers with a unique sibling bond – they live inside the same body. Jonathan, portrayed by Golden Globe® nominee Ansel Elgort (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Baby Driver, 2017) is a young Manhattanite living a solitary life in the big city, his brother John (Elgort) is the complete opposite - outgoing, fun and adventurous. As the two divide each day into 12-hour shifts where they communicate only via daily video sessions to recount the day’s activities, secrets start to be uncovered that threatens to ruin the two sibling’s lives.


Rounding out the all-star cast are Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Patricia Clarkson (Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Pieces of April, 2003), Golden Globe® winner Matthew Bomer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, “The Normal Heart,” 2014) and Suki Waterhouse (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Assassination Nation), JONATHAN arrives on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 15 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In this sci-fi-tinged drama, Ansel Elgort plays two brothers living very separate lives – inside the same body. Previously content to live life in shifts with one another, their delicate balance is ruined when they become emotionally involved with the same woman (Suki Waterhouse).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Screamworks Records: "Aurora" by Oscar Fogelström


Screamworks Records ventures to the seas around The Philippines with Aurora, a truly international collaboration between Filipino director Yam Laranas and Swedish composer Oscar Fogelström. In this supernatural thriller, the passenger ship Aurora mysteriously collides into the rocky sea threatening an entire island. A young woman and her sister must both survive by finding the missing dead for a bounty. The soundtrack release coincides with the movie’s premiere at the Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25, 2018.

“Aurora asks a lot of questions about our own mortality” says Oscar Fogelström about the score. “Early on we talked about writing a requiem for the (many) people that die in the fatal boat accident that is central in the films story. It was a lot of fun and a great challenge to turn that idea into a real thing, a device that I could use throughout the score. I adapted and rewrote part of the classical lyrics from the requiem mass and had it performed by a choir.” Another prominent theme in the film is the water, appearing in almost every shot. Oscar Says: ”To some extent I wanted the music to feel like water. The string arrangements in particular has a sort of a wave-like motion to them, swelling back and forth as the tide.” The score features violin solo performances by David Bergström and choral performances by the Johannebergs Vokalensemble, conducted by Jan K. Delemark and MovieScore Media's very own producer Mikael Carlsson.

Swedish composer Oscar Fogelström has been scoring, movies, TV shows and commercials for the past 20 years. His clients have included such names as Coke, Blackberry, Reebok and IKEA as well as award winning movie directors, including Lasse Hallström for whom he composed the score for Sweden's entry for the Academy Awards 2013, The Hypnotist. Aurora marks his second collaboration with director Yam Laranas, following their work together on Abomination (2018), which was nominated for best score at the Sinag Maynila Film Festival. As a songwriter, his 2016 song  "If I Were Sorry" was #1 on many European radio channels and won him his second Swedish Grammy.

On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNGx4aUkSC4
 
FRONT RUNNER FOR TOP SCORE INTO THE NEW YEAR!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

It's never Too Late or Too Early for Holiday Music, when it Comes from "MovieScore Media"


All I Want for Christmas by Kristian Eidnes Andersen & Nicklas Schmidt... MovieScore Media joins the holiday celebrations with Kristian Eidnes Andersen & Nicklas Schmidt’s yuletide score for the Deluca Film’s family movie Julemandens datter (All I Want for Christmas). Directed by Christian Dyekjær, the film tells the story of 12-year-old Lucia, who lives in Greenland with her mother Claudia and her father Julius, who is working as a self-employed Santa. Lucia would also like to study the secrets of being Santa, however, but only boys have access to the International Santa Claus School. Still, she is promised a place if she can find the cure for a a mysterious disease…

The music for the film is written by Nicklas Schmidt and Kristian Eidnes Andersen. "The score is not overly Christmassy,” explains Schmidt. “Our idea was to make a lush, exciting and compelling orchestral soundtrack to go with the story. One that could both underline the adventurous drama and would lift the more human side of the plot, where the pre-teen daughter of Santa Claus tries to find her spot in a Christmas-realm heavy with traditions."

Nicklas Schmidt has written the score for a number of feature films, documentaries and TV series, including the Astrid Lindgren biopic Becoming Astrid (2018) released on Sony Classical, and children’s animation ranging from the 3-D adventure The Great Bear (2011) through the genre parody Ronal the Barbarian (2011) to the haunting Beyond Beyond (2014). His score for A Conspiracy of Faith (2016) is also available from MovieScore Media.

Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen is a award winning composer with more than 30 years of experience in film music and sound. He has designed sound and written scores on more than 100 films including a long list of Lars von Trier’s productions ie.g. Manderley, Antichrist, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac. He has collaborated numerous times with Norwegian Per Olav Sørensen on the tv-series The Half Brother, The Heavy Water War, Nobel and upcoming Netflix series Quicksand. Julemandens Datter marks his 4th collaboration with director Christian Dyekjær.

On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdBI0YNdbg0

Lilly's Bewitched Christmas by Anne-Kathrin Dern... Following The Jade Pendant, MovieScore Media once again teams up with Anne-Kathrin Dern to bring some holiday joy with the festive underscoring of Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas, based on the book of popular German children’s author Knister. Following the success of Lilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book (2009) and Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan (2011), this new installment finds the young witch and her pet dragon Hector in a new, yuletide adventure as they must save Christmas for all the children of the world.

"Lilly's Bewitched Christmas was my first collaboration with the wonderful producers at Blue Eyes Fiction who specialize in movie adaptations of well-known children's books,” says Anne-Kathrin Dern about the project. “Klaus Badelt, with whom I have collaborated for years, had done the first two installments of the Lilly The Witch movie series and graciously handed me this sequel. I loved the opportunity to write a very warm traditional Christmas score full of magical melodies and seasonal orchestrations. The music was elevated by the marvelous performance of the Brussels Philharmonic at the prestigious Galaxy Studios in Belgium. It only felt slightly odd to be writing Christmas music in the middle of July in the Southern Californian desert heat..."

Born in Eutin, Germany, Anne-Kathrin Dern graduated from the UCLA Film Scoring program. She started out working as a sample developer and percussion library programmer before getting her first mock-up commission on the Alan Menken / Christopher Lennertz medieval comedy Galavant. As a composer, her traditionally melodic writing can be enjoyed in such films as  Lilly's Bewitched Christmas (2017), and Help I Shrunk My Parents (2018), as well as her collaborations with Klaus Badelt, most notably on the 3D animated ballerina movie Leap! (2016). Her score for the Hong Kong adventure film The Jade Pendant (2018) is also available from MovieScore Media.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9E_8K-AGU8
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Short Cuts 2018" Music by Angelo Badalamenti, Nicholas Pike, Joe Kraemer, Cyrille Aufort, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Patrick Neil Doyle


MovieScore Media is proud to present its brand new initiative entitled Short Cuts 2018, a unique opportunity for fans of film music to discover the best scores written for short films of each year. The selection process involves the curation of dozens of entries from which the best ones are selected and released in digital format by MovieScore Media and on CD by Quartet Records.

Composers represented on this album range from industry veterans like Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks) and Nicholas Pike (Sleepwalkers), via current names such as Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) and Cyrille Aufort (A Royal Affair) and new, fresh talent like Anne-Kathrin Dern (The Jade Pendant) and Patrick Neil Doyle (the son of the famous Patrick Doyle). Represented with the longest selection, and also the cover image, is Anthony Lledo’s award-winning score for the Batteries Not Included-inspired sci-fi short Invaders. Each of the represented composers fashioned a score that successfully encapsulates the essence of these unique stories in a polished musical gem that not only supports the visuals, but is a satisfying listening experience in its own right.

This year, the represented genres on Short Cuts include fantasy, drama, horror, sci-fi, comedy and documentary. An interesting trend is that at least a handful of these films got their start from crowdfunding sites, so it’s especially refreshing to see that some of that budget going to recording original scores with actual musicians.

Although the tracks themselves have a different feel to them due to the diversity of both the represented genres and the composers involved, we hope this selection of the best short scores from 2018 proves that great film music is still alive and well – sometimes it’s just hiding in the smallest places!

With Short Cuts 2018, MovieScore Media ends another productive year and wishes you "God Jul" and a happy 2019!

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  December 21, 2018.  On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnpCRhhHG3c

FANTASTIC!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

I Have an "ETSY STORE" Come On Over, Take a Look!


I've opened an "ETSY" shop sharing things, I have always loved... art in film. Please go take a look, I am building a separate blog site that will feature my art/design... my plan is too make all the "items" available from Etsy and or Paypal accounts. Still setting up the pieces, but for now please check this out and find something you love.


THANK YOU!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

As Promised "SIX STRINGS" Magazine [Collection] is all Available on Facebook!


Well, good day... I wanted to share the whole collection of "SIX STRINGS" magazine on Facebook.... It ran for a two years and featured Movie, Music and More inside of 14 issues. Many of you may not have know I designed every page from cover to end and had some great contributing writers.

Our monthly magazine readership was only a couple hundred, but our site was still in the thousands... which is why we stopped publishing when the site numbers dropped drastically. We lost a couple of our supporters, which I hope to get back... as their concerns our attention dropped even though they received more coverage within the pages of "SIX STRINGS"... it was a great adventure, we interviewed some great people, covered some great stuff and as I said "great contributing writers"...

So if you could take the time to have a look, maybe share this post and know we thank you...
I will be tagging people within those pages where possible and well here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Six-Strings-Magazine-876527699149660/photos/?tab=albums
Jeremy [Six Strings]

The Best Movie Scores of 2018


The Best Movie Scores of 2018
by Jeremy Hawkins

MOST LISTENED 10 SCORES:

01. Lost In Space [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Christopher Lennertz
02. The Avengers: Infinity War [2018] (Hollywood Records) Music by Alan Silvestri
03. Marvel's Black Panther [2018] (Hollywood Records) Music by Ludwig Göransson
04. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom [2018] (BackLot) Music by Michael Giacchino
05. The Meg [2018] (WaterTower) Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
06. The Nutcracker and The Four Realms [2018] (Disney) Music by James Newton Howard
07. Mission Impossible: Fallout [2018] (La-La Land Records) Music by Lorne Balfe
08. Solo: A Star Wars Story [2018] (Disney) Music by John Powell
09. BBC: Dynasties [2018] (Silva Records) Music by Benji Merrison & Will Slater
10. Equus: Story of the Horse [2018] (Milan Records) Music by Darren Fung

TOP 10 SCORES:

01. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald [2018] (WaterTower) Music by James Newton Howard
02. Halloween [2018] (Sacred Bones) Music by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
03. Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves [1991-2018] (Intrada) Music by Michael Kamen
04. The Mummy Returns [2001-2018] (Intrada) Music by Alan Silvestri
05. Hellbound: Hellraiser II [1988-2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Christopher Young
06. One Strange Rock [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Daniel Pemberton
07. Into the Badlands {S2} [2018] (Varese Sarabande) Music by Trevor Yuile
08. The Toybox [2018] (ScreamWorks) Music by Holly Amber Church
09. Doctor Who {S9} [2018] (Silva Records) Music by Murray Gold
10. Mary Shelley [2018] (Decca Records) Music by Amelia Warner

GREAT/LOVED 10 SCORES:

01. Not Afraid, Not Afraid [2018] (Caldera Records) Music by Gabriel Yared
02. Ghost Stories [2018] (Varese Sarabande) Music by Frank Ilfman
03. Dead Men [2018] (MovieScore Media) Music by Gerrit Wunder
04. A Simple Favor [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Theodore Shapiro
05. Hunter Killer [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Trevor Morris
06. Le Visionnaire [2018] (MovieScore Media) Music by Andrew Pearce
07. Rocket Gibraltar [1988-2018] (Intrada) Music by Andrew Powell
08. God of War [2018] (Sony) Music by Bear McCreary
09. The Lost Children of Planet X [2018] (Caldera Records) Music by Christopher Young

and Bob Badway
 10. Molly's Game [2018] (Sony) Music by Daniel Pemberton

COOLEST 10 RELEASES:

01. Killer Klowns From Outer Space [Re-imagined] (1988-2018) (Varese Sarabande) Music by John Massari and Friends
02. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988-2018) [Intrada] Music by Alan Silvestri
03. Dracula [1979-2018] (Varese Sarabande) Music by John Williams
04. *Batteries Not Included [1987-2018] (Intrada) Music by James Horner
05. Jim Henson's The Storyteller [2018] (Varese Sarabande) Music by Rachel Portman
06. No Way Out [1987-2018] (NoteForNote Records) Music by Maurice Jarre
07. Q: The Winged Serpent [1982-2018] [Kronos Records] Music by Robert O. Ragland
08. Dave Grusin: The Premiere Collection (And Justice For All, Absence Of Malice and Murder By Death & The Pursuit Of Happiness) [2018] (Varese Sarabande) Music by Dave Grusin
09. The Mummy [1999-2018] (Intrada) Music by Jerry Goldsmith
10. Horror Re-Imagined [2018] (Promo) Music by D for Disgruntled

IMPRESSED BY 10 SCORES:

01. AXL [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Ian Hultquist
02. Cobra Kai [2018] (La-La Land Records) Music by Zach Robinson and Leo Birenberg
03. Clash of Futures [2018] (MovieScore Media) Music by Laurent Eyquem
04. The Incredibles 2 [2018] (Disney) Music by Michael Giacchino
05. Duck Duck Goose [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Mark Isham
06. House of Cards (Symphony) [2018] (BIS Records) Music by Jeff Beal
07. The House with a Clock in Its Walls [2018] (Back Lot) Music by Nathan Barr
08. Howards End [Milan Records] (2018) Music by Nico Muhly
09. The Last Kingdom [2018] (Sony) Music by John Lunn and Eivør
10. Queen of the South [2018] (Lakeshore Records) Music by Giorgio Moroder and Raney Shockne

WISH-LIST:

Harry Potter I, II and III [7Cd] Collection [2018] (La-La Land Records) Music by John Williams
Bram Stoker's Dracula (3Cd-Set) [1992-2018] (La-La Land Records) Music by Wojciech Kilar

There are so many scores/soundtracks every year and I love all of them, these of course are just the ones I feel I listened to most over the year 2018.  Once again... I really do love all the music, music friends and the composer friends I have made over the years. THANK YOU TO ALL THE LABELS, COMPOSERS, READERS and FRIENDS.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Screamworks Records: "You Might Be the Killer" by Andrew Morgan Smith


ScreamWorks Records reteams with composer Andrew Morgan Smith to present his score for You Might Be the Killer, starring genre veterans Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer). When Sam (Kranz), the camp counselor suffering from blackouts finds himself surrounded by murder victims, he gets an uneasy feeling about the murders. When he turns to his horror movie enthusiast friend Chuck (Hannigan) for advice, the two of them figure out the only logical solution - what if Sam is  the killer and he might strike again? Who will stop him - and does he need stopping at all?

“You Might Be the Killer was a tremendously fun movie to work on,” says Andrew Morgan Smith about the project. “When I first met with the director, Brett, he was very interested in classic 80s orchestral scores. This was really exciting for me. Since the whole movie is a send up of classic slasher/horror movies, we needed a score that would do the same thing. With this in mind, I delved into that style and wrote a horror score that paid homage to these old movies and help it really nail that time period/genre. It's not often you get to play in the Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, and Christopher Young sandbox, but You Might Be the Killer allowed me to do that.“ With its cheeky references to the decade of slashers, this might be a camp classic - pun fully intended.

Composer Andrew Morgan Smith studied composition and music media at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As a media composer, he started his career writing for SyFy movies and has now branched out into Indie film and other TV content. His credits include such hit films for the channel as A Sort of Homecoming, Zombie Shark, and A Deadly Affair. Andrew is no stranger to the world of horror scoring - his music for Jeepers Creepers 3 is also available from ScreamWorks Records and Quartet Records.

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  December 14, 2018.On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJn_nhg5YKM]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Le Visionnaire" by Andrew Pearce


MovieScore Media is not only dedicated to preserving film and television music, but media music in any format. Andrew Pearce’s Le Visionnaire comes from the Maison Yves Rocher, a museum dedicated to the founder of the famed cosmetics company. With an exhibition arranged into four rooms, the museum chronicles the incredible journey of Yves Rocher: the early years, his success, the organic process, creating a worldwide brand and his vision for sustainability across the planet.

“The composing process began in March 2017 when I was asked to score four short documentary films for a museum in La Gacilly, Brittany,” recalls composer Andrew Pearce about the project. “The story begins with an elegant piano lullaby suggesting the seed of an idea and the birth of Yves Rocher. The beauty and triumph of nature is underscored through dramatic harmonic shifts on a variation of the main theme (‘Le Visionnaire’) while girl chorus echoes the brand’s femininity throughout. The score is an eclectic mix of styles and textures; sometimes small and intimate as in ‘The Genius Suite’ but also epic and wondrous as heard in Far & Beyond and Success at Last.“ The album also features a chamber suite arranged from the score for violin and piano, performed by Miriam Kramer and Ben Dawson.

British composer Andrew Pearce has been busy on both sides of the Channel with several British and French productions in his resumé. His first commission was the 'Cine Dimanche' jingle for TF1 France and he continues to produce tracks for their library. As a composer, his list of credits include Dark Corners and the French drama series Petits secrets entre voisins. MovieScore Media has previously worked together with the composer on his ambitious Cinema Symphony which was performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  December 14, 2018 with a physical CD to be released by Quartet Records.  On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TNvFpGV0zA]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Rooster Teeth and Cinedigm: "RED VS. BLUE: THE SHISNO PARADOX" [Blu-ray/DVD]


Rooster Teeth and Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced that the newest story in the Red Vs. Blue universe will arrive on digital platforms on November 6, 2018 and Blu-Ray® + DVD Combo Pack on January 1, 2019. Red Vs. Blue follows two groups of soldiers in the distant future who are battling for control of the least desirable piece of real estate in the known universe: a box canyon in the middle of nowhere.

"The Shisno Paradox has already amassed quite a buzz among fans with 470,00 views on YouTube for just the introduction to the show! The fan base for this series is so dedicated, which is showcased by the fact that Red Vs. Blue is internet’s longest running web series, and we look forward to being offer our fan base the chance to own the latest in chapter in the RVB universe," said Joe Nicolosi, Director of Red Vs. Blue.


In Red Vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox, a simple trip out for pizza ends with the Reds and Blues scattered and lost in time. Their ridiculous adventures in history inadvertently make them pawns in a war between Gods and Titans, which has been raging since before the dawn of time.

The Red Vs. Blue franchise, which is based on the best-selling Xbox video game Halo, has had over one billion total views online with over one million DVDs sold. The Blu-Ray® + DVD Combo Pack and digital release will be jam-packed with bonus features including behind-the-scenes, director/writer commentary and crew photos.
Jeremy [Six Strings]