Howlin’ Wolf Records: a film by TOBE HOOPER “DJINN” Music Composed by BC Smith


Renowned genre master Tobe Hooper returns to form with DJINN, a powerful story of a young Emirati couple who return home only to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise is also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn. A unique new take on the haunted house tale, DJINN explores demonic possession and uncovers the dark, nightmarish truth behind what lurks in this high rise building. [http://howlinwolfrecords.com/]


Composer BC SMITH: From the powerful groundbreaking music of his first film score SMOKE SIGNALS (Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy winner), to the minimalist electronic textures of the upcoming Mandalay Pictures / Netflix film AMATEUR, BC Smith is one of those rare composers firmly entrenched in a world of diverse and eclectic musical styles.

Whether working with modular synthesizers, multifarious ensembles, large orchestras, peyote singers, aleatorics or electronics, BC believes that film scoring is an evolving art form and he approaches every film from its own unique perspective. A multiinstrumentalist, he is known for his unique collection of bespoke instruments and electronics. He believes that audiences crave new sounds and he’s passionate about creating an original sonic pallet and score that is truly born from the story, psychology and aesthetic of each film. 

Shhhhhh this is coming on Valentine's Day, let this Djinn steal your heart!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

10 YEARS OF THE C2E2 [YOU ARE INVITED]


Come one, come all to the only comic, cosplay and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago! We’re bringing incredible celebrities, unique exhibitors, amazing comic artists and epic literary authors, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love most – together! Featuring a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives and a massive Artist Alley C2E2 truly has something for everyone. C2E2 is also home to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay – the most prestigious cosplay award show in the world and the final stop in a global competition series that asks one question – Who will become the Global Champion of Cosplay? If you’ve always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, this is your weekend to get wild and cut loose with fellow Chicago nerds. The most epic memories and awesome lasting friendships are forged at Chicago’s home of pop culture… C2E2! [https://www.c2e2.com]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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]

RLJ Entertainment: "THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films will release THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK on DVD and Blu-ray on March 5, 2019.  Written by Henry Dunham, who is also making his feature directorial debut, the film stars James Badge Dale (13 Hours), Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips), Brian Geraghty (NBC’s “Chicago P.D."), Robert Aramayo (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Patrick Fischler (Showtime’s “Twin Peaks”), Happy Anderson (Cinemax’s “The Knick”) and Gene Jones (The Hateful Eight). RLJE Films will release THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK on DVD and on Blu-ray.


After a shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon (Dale) finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed. Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/Cu8cfNMu99Y 

This one's pretty cool...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "ICEMAN: THE TIME TRAVELER" [Blu-ray/DVD]


Iconic action star Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, IP Man franchise) gets defrosted for the sequel to the fantasy-adventure Iceman when ICEMAN: THE TIME TRAVELER debuts on digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment. ICEMAN: THE TIME TRAVELER tells the story of warriors from imperial China who after being buried alive and kept frozen in time for 400 years, are defrosted and must continue the battle they left behind. Directed by Raymond Yip (Bruce Lee My Brother) ICEMAN: THE TIME TRAVELER features a returning cast including Baoqiang Wang (Kung Fu Jungle), Shengyi Huang (Kung Fu Hustle), Kang Yu (Ip Man 3) and Simon Yam (Operation Red Sea) with the legendary Yasuaki Kurata (God of War) joining the sequel. 


During the Ming Dynasty, a palace guard, Ying (Donnie Yen), is buried and frozen in time by an avalanche during a fierce battle. Brought back to life in the present day, Ying embarks on a quest for the only thing that can correct the wrongs of history – The Golden Wheel of Time. Ying sets out on his dangerous journey, never knowing every step he takes is leading him closer to a deadly trap.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment: "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" [Blu-Ray/DVD]


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere January 22 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD ... available now! 


Bohemian Rhapsody arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere January 22 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD in February. For the first time, fans can experience a truly one-of-a-kind music movie event with the complete “Live Aid” Movie Performance featuring two never-before-seen songs (“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Will Rock You”) packed into a 22-minute collective experience recreating the original event. In addition, on Blu-ray & Digital, fans will get a look behind the making of the film including interviews with Queen, the cast and creative team.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books "Endgames: The Imager Portfolio (Volume 12)" - L. E. Modesitt, Jr.


Endgames is the stunning final volume in L. E. Modesitt, Jr's, New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series the Imager Portfolio, and the third book in the story arc that began with Madness in Solidar through Treachery's Tools and Assassin's Price.

Solidar is in chaos.

Charyn, the young and untested ruler of Solidar, has survived assassination, and he struggles to gain control of a realm in the grip of social upheaval, war, and rioting. Solidar cannot be allowed to slide into social and political turmoil that will leave the High Holders with their ancient power and privilege, and the common people with nothing.

But the stakes are even higher than he realizes.

The Imager Portfolio
#1 Imager / #2 Imager’s Challenge / #3 Imager’s Intrigue / #4 Scholar / #5 Princeps / #6 Imager’s Battalion / #7 Antiagon Fire / #8 Rex Regis / #9 Madness in Solidar / #10 Treachery’s Tools / #11 Assassin’s Price / #12 Endgames

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is the author of several science fiction and fantasy books, including the long-running, bestselling Saga of Recluce and Imager Portfolio, as well as a number of short stories, and numerous technical and economic articles.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART"


WaterTower Music has it's digital release of two albums of music from the exciting new animated adventure “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” the much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO Movie.”  Both a soundtrack album and a score album will be released now.

The new music featured on the soundtrack collection includes the end title song “Super Cool,” from Beck feat. Robyn & The Lonely Island, the infectious “Catchy Song” by Dillon Francis feat. T- Pain & That Girl Lay Lay and two songs performed in the film by Tiffany Haddish – the solo “Not Evil” and a hilarious duet with Will Arnett entitled “Gotham City Guys.” Stephanie Beatriz performs on two songs - the solo “5:15” and, as part of a LEGO cast performance, one of the two reimagined versions of “Everything is Awesome” featured on the soundtrack. The second version of the song, titled “Everything Is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix),” is offered by comedy twosome Garfunkel & Oates. “Come Together Now” is performed by indie dance duo Matt & Kim; Yossi Guetta, Esther Guetta & Fiora Cutler perform “Welcome to the Systar System”; and Superoraganism rounds out the album with “Hello Me and You.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "THE PRODIGY" music by award-winning composer Joseph Bishara


Sony Music proudly announces the release of THE PRODIGY (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) featuring original music by award-winning composer Joseph Bishara. The soundtrack is available everywhere February 8, 2019 coinciding with the nationwide release in U.S. theaters.

Horror fixture JOSEPH BISHARA immerses himself in each project, developing distinct soundtracks through a mixture of classical, punk and industrial noise. In addition to his unique scores, Bishara has also appeared onscreen as creatures in many of the films he’s worked on. Of the soundtrack, Bishara says, “The score for The Prodigy was an opportunity to thematically explore the multi-life patterns of a soul’s journey, and bridging that connection into the real world where the struggle for survival takes place.”

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Taylor Schilling stars as a mother named Sarah whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must choose between her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles and a desperate need to investigate what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality becomes frighteningly blurry.

Directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil's Door) with a screenplay by Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train, Pet Sematary), the movie stars Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Jackson Robert Scott (It, Fear the Walking Dead), Peter Mooney (Burden of Truth, Rookie Blue) and Colm Feore (Thor, Pearl Harbor).

ABOUT JOSEPH BISHARA

Joseph Bishara is a composer and music producer of a darker flavor. His scores include The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, Insidious, Insidious Chapter 2, Insidious Chapter 3, The Other Side of the Door and many others.  Bishara has also appeared onscreen as creature performer in Insidious as the Lipstick-Face Demon, The Conjuring as Bathsheba, as well as demons in Annabelle and The Conjuring 2. Music production work includes the soundtrack for the cult musical film Repo! The Genetic Opera and its successor The Devil’s Carnival, as well programming and remix contributions for artists such as Tech N9ne, Marilyn Manson, Rasputina, Danzig, Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE FILM ROMA"


Sony Music announces the FEBRUARY 8th release of MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE FILM ROMA, an album of music inspired by Alfonso Cuarón’s award winning film. Yesterday, the film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture.  Available to preorder now, the album features songs from BECK, BILLIE EILISH, EL-P, IBEYI, JESSIE REYEZ, LAURA MARLING, PATTI SMITH, UNKLE and more, recorded exclusively for this project.

Included with today’s preorder and available now to stream is BECK’s first musical offering of 2019, entitled “Tarantula” - listen here.  Beck’s radical reimagining of “Tarantula," a 1982 B-Side by 4AD artists Colourbox, replaces the minimalist groove of the original with an epic arrangement by Beck in collaboration with his father, David Campbell.  Produced by Beck and mixed by Tom Elmhirst, the track features a riveting Beck vocal performance at its centerpiece with the backing of a 24-piece ensemble.

After completing work on ROMA, director Alfonso Cuarón was struck with the notion of having his favorite musical artists create songs inspired by the film.  Interested in hearing what the film might inspire in artists across the globe, Cuarón and his music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein began exploring possibilities with the help of their friend Randall Poster.  They approached artists of all genres and backgrounds, inviting them to contribute either an original piece of music or a cover of one of the songs heard in the film.

For some, ROMA inspired new originals, including Billie Eilish’s “WHEN I WAS OLDER,” available now to listen.  Like most of the original songs contributed to the collection, “WHEN I WAS OLDER” incorporates various sound elements from ROMA’s dense audio tracks.  From shouts of student protests to barkings of Borras to the grinding of knives, artists drew inspiration from the sonic landscape meticulously crafted by ROMA, imbuing their compositions with the day-to-day soundtrack of the streets of Mexico City.  16-year-old Bu Cuarón makes her musical debut with her contribution “PSYCHO,” opening with a dramatic audio clip from ROMA before descending into a synth-heavy, electro-pop gem.  Elsewhere, British singer-songwriter Laura Marling covers the Mary Hopkin original “Those Were The Days,” which is heard in the film as a cover by Ray Conniff & The Singers.  The legendary Patti Smith records a new version of her 1996 track “Wing,” while French musical duo Ibeyi draws inspiration from the character of Cleo and her story.

From hip-hop’s El-P to R&B breakout Jessie Reyez and electronic producers UNKLE and DJ Shadow, the remainder of the collection is a diverse tapestry that transcends genre, geography and age.  From Sonido Gallo Negro and Quique Rangel’s Mexico City roots to singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan’s native Israel, and with artists belonging to five different generations, Music Inspired by the Film ROMA is a contemporary touchstone that further reiterates the film’s ability to connect with audiences of all ages across the globe.

Music Inspired by The Film ROMA is the latest addition to the sonic universe of Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical film, following the release of ROMA (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack).  Delivering a sonic portrait of Mexico in the 1970s, the soundtrack presents a mosaic of sounds that further encapsulate the sociopolitical transitions of the era. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "ALL IS TRUE" music by Patrick Doyle


Sony Music proudly announces the release of ALL IS TRUE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) featuring original music by Oscar-nominee Patrick Doyle (Hamlet, Sense and Sensibility).

Of the soundtrack, composer PATRICK DOYLE says: “I have the great fortune of a long-standing working relationship with Kenneth Branagh, which has been a huge pleasure and very fruitful. Kenneth kindly asked me to score the picture, All Is True, and I readily agreed. I loved the script and, of course, with the knowledge that Ken and Judy would be playing William and Anne, I knew it would be electric and historic.

The schedule was very tight and I was sent the rushes every day, composing hot on the heels of the cut. This included two songs written to Shakespeare's words, which both feature in the screenplay: "Fear No More", from Cymbelne, and "I Know A Bank" from A Midsummer Night's Dream. These songs formed the foundation for the thematic development of the score. It is always a privilege to have the opportunity to set music to William Shakespeare's words. He has been a constant inspiration to composers through the ages and I am no exception.”

The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.

The movie is directed by multiple Oscar-nominee Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet, Henry V), who also plays William Shakespeare. The film also stars Oscar-winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) and Oscar-nominee Ian McKellen. The screenplay is by Ben Elton. The film is produced by Tamar Thomas and Ted Gagliano with Judy Hofflund, Matt Jenkins, Becca Kovacik, and Laura Berwick as executive producers.

ABOUT PATRICK DOYLE

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer of film, theatre and concert music. He graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001. Doyle has been commissioned to score over 55 international feature films, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Carlito’s Way, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibility, Thor and recently, Murder On The Orient Express.

His work has led to collaborations with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world, such as Alfonso Cuarón, Brian De Palma, Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Mike Newell, Chen Kaige and Régis Wargnier.

Doyle's creative relationship with director Kenneth Branagh has resulted in many of his best-known scores over the past 25 years, for films such as Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Thor, Cinderella and Murder On The Orient Express.

Doyle has received two Oscar® nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, two Cesar nominations, and won the 1989 Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V. He has also been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish BAFTA and from Film Fest Ghent, as well as the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award and PRS Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Music.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Season 3" music by Dominic Lewis


Varèse Sarabande is excited to release THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Season 3 - Original Amazon Series Soundtrack. The music to season 3 of the award-winning Amazon series is composed by Dominic Lewis (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) and is available digitally from your favorite music retailer.

Based on Philip K. Dick’s best-selling novel, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE is a startling depiction of an alternate history; a world in which Nazi Germany and Japan were victorious in World War II. In season 3, historic fiction meets science fiction as alternate realty doppelgangers come into play in this what if? nightmare, where fascism rules and “undesirables” must hide under assumed names and lives.

Known for his musical contributions to action films like THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION and RED DAWN, this English-born film composer has an equally animated side with his Annie-nominated, FREE BIRDS, and AACTA-nominated, PETER RABBIT, scores. Not to be limited by screen size, Dominic is both music producer and television composer for the 2017 relaunch of Disney’s DUCKTALES. 

From the start of THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, Lewis’ score has brought the distinct cultures of Imperialist Japan and Nazi Germany to life in this off-kilter existence of an occupied United States. Now in season 3, Lewis introduces the music of the neutral zone, a wild-west version America struggling to survive between the dark forces encroaching from both coasts. Complex and as emotionally pitched as the show’s narrative, the season 3 soundtrack challenges listeners with sound that is both familiar and alien as this alternative history epic.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "COLD PURSUIT" music by George Fenton


Varèse Sarabande proudly announces the release of COLD PURSUIT - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This action thriller stars Liam Neeson, (TAKEN, TAKEN 2-3) as a snowplow driver seeking revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Scored by 5 time Oscar®-nominated composer George Fenton (GANDHI, CRY FREEDOM, DANGEROUS LIAISONS), the soundtrack releases today across all download and streaming services and will be followed by a CD release on March 8th.

Debuting on over 2,000 screens in the U.S., Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) is a father bent on revenge for his murdered son.  Also starring Laura Dern (JURASSIC PARK, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI), Emmy Rossum (SHAMELESS, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW) and William Forsythe (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, RAISING ARIZONA), this action thriller follows Coxman’s transformation from upstanding citizen to coldblooded vigilante hunting a psychotic drug lord named Viking and his sleazy henchmen. Coxman’s vengeance unwittingly sets off a chain of events that includes kidnapping, murder and an all-out turf war between Viking and another rival boss.

The COLD PURSUIT soundtrack is a welcome return to the big screen for the GROUNDHOG DAY composer. George Fenton had until recently been focused more on the small screen, particularly his work on BBC projects. His scores on THE BLUE PLANET and PLANET EARTH have both won the Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Music Composition.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "HOUSE OF CARDS SEASON 6" music by Jeff Beal


Varèse Sarabande celebrates President’s Day with the release of HOUSE OF CARDS Season 6  - Original Netflix Series Soundtrack. The album features the original music composed by Jeff Beal (JESSE STONE, MONK). The digital album is available now at online retailers, while the CD is a VareseSarabande.com exclusive. All 500 CDs of the limited run are signed by the Emmy® Award-Winning composer. Soundtracks to seasons 1-5 of The HOUSE OF CARDS are also available from Varèse Sarabande.

“It’s with great pleasure I bring you our final installment of music from HOUSE OF CARDS.” Said composer Jeff Beal about the conclusion of the award winning show.  “Our show was about politics, but I always felt it was also about something more universal - the dark recesses of human behavior, ambition, and betrayal. Our show, at it’s best, seemed to be able to make the unlikeable compellingly watchable - at times, relatable. I am honored that these final CDs complete a total of twelve over six seasons.”

The sixth and final season of the critically acclaimed Emmy®­-nominated drama HOUSE OF CARDS opens with Golden Globe® winning star Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood) at the helm of the nation as its first female President. Oscar®-nominated actors, Diane Lane (UNFAITHFUL) and Greg Kinnear (AS GOOD AS IT GETS), join season 5 survivors, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman, for a new dawn, a new day for the Underwood administration.

“As the world of real politics devolved during the six year run of our show, the once escapist fun of the devilish Underwoods seemed to inevitably converge towards our present reality.” continued Jeff Beal. “The dangers of fascism, abuse of power, and blind loyalty are obvious and present but could not remove the small glimmer of hope buried deep within HOUSE OF CARDS.  Even the worst villain was occasionally given a fleeting moment of humanity, empathy, decency.  It was in these moments which I felt had the opportunity to express the ache, longing, and stark beauty of such possibilities.”

A five-time EMMY® winner, Jeff Beal’s approach is a fan favorite for more sophisticated works.  His TV credits include HBO’s ROME and CARNIVÀLE. His documentary work includes BLACKFISH, WEINER, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, the Oliver Stone four-night documentary event THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, which premiered at Sundance, and BOSTON, the documentary about the history of the Boston Marathon.

“The score was equal parts political thriller, dark comedy, noir romance, and operatic tragedy that often emanated from the dark truths of it’s protagonists but still represented a silent supporting character - the voices of their inner monologues, and our story.” concluded composer Jeff Beal. “I hope you enjoy this music, and relish the listening journey as much as I have had in composing it for you.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Altamira: The Origin of Art" music by Arturo Cardelús


MovieScore Media turns back the clock with the release of Arturo Cardelús’ Altamira: The Origin of Art - a score that skillfully finds common ground between the ancient and the contemporary. MovieScore Media’s digital album comes out today, and the label has licensed the CD rights to Spain’s Rosetta Records, who also released Cardelús’ score for Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. Directed by José Luis López Linares, Altamira: The Origin of Art is a documentary about the Cave of Altamira, a Paleolithic cave located in Santillana del Mar (Spain) that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. It is renowned for prehistoric parietal cave art featuring charcoal drawings and polychrome paintings of contemporary local fauna and human hands.

“While some researchers believe that the paintings are more than 65,000 years old, something about them feels very current.” says Cardelús about the music. “The director, José Luis López Linares, wanted a score that found common ground between the artists' world and ours. The piano ostinato of “Timeless” and “Altamira” attempts to evoke the part of us that has remained constant for more than 65,000 years. In addition, we incorporated flutes into the score because they are some of the most ancient instruments. The movie also focuses on Marcelino Sanz Sautuola and his daughter, who discovered the cave while exploring. We decided to go for a warm sound to reflect their relationship. We achieved this principally using soloists over a string orchestra.” In addition to Altamira, the album also includes music from the composer’s 2016 short, Swimming in the Desert.

Spanish composer Arturo Cardelús is a rising talent in the film industry. He studied film scoring at Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he graduated summa cum laude. Naxos, a leading classical music label, released an album of his chamber music in 2015. Cardelús has scored the internet sensation In a Heartbeat, the Netflix miniseries Call Me Francis and Frank Marshall's The People's Fighters. His most recent score, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, was called "stunning" by Variety's Peter Debruge.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROPAJJBpqsM]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "SWINGERS" music by Pessi Levanto


MovieScore Media once again teams up with Pessi Levanto, the composer of Oma maa, to release his full-bloodied swing comedy score for the aptly titled Swingers. Co-written and directed by Pamela Tola, the film is a raunchy comedy about four couples spending a weekend at a swinger’ retreat. Although they are at different points in their relationships, all four of the couples get their faithfulness tested and who knows if all of them manage to survive the resort intact...

“Given the topic of the film, I felt that it was an obvious choice for the music to be swing,” explains Pessi. Since my education and background is in jazz music, I felt comfortable to use this style. I played the piano myself and gathered some of the best jazz musicians in the country for the sessions. Maybe the music is more hard bop in the end than strictly swing stylistically, but I believe the groovy overall sound serves the film quite well. There are some more serious parts in the film but me and the director didn’t want to show the characters any mercy by using music which would make the viewer sympathize with them. Thus there are some rather dark moments but we deliberately went against the picture and use groovy jazz on top of these to mock the characters and make fun of them even more.”

Pessi Levanto has scored eighteen full-length feature films, around thirty short films and documentaries plus miscellaneous spots and commercials. He has released seven records of his own and played in and done arrangements for dozens of others. His credits include the romantic comedy Body Fat Index of Love (2012) and the family adventure Rölli and the Golden Key (2013) and The Swedish Moment (2014). Besides his film work, Pessi is a sought-after arranger. His project Classical Trancelations with the Helsinki Philharmonics, had sold-out shows of orchestral versions of club music classics. His score for Oma maa is also available from MovieScore Media.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [https://www.facebook.com/moviescoremedia/videos/2233591506898808/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES music by Remo Anzovino


Sony Music proudly announces the release of VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring original music by composer REMO ANZOVINO

Of the soundtrack, composer REMO ANZOVINO says, “Composing the score was an intense journey, an all-consuming experience. The music had to represent the subjective point of view of both protagonists: saying with sound what he must have felt, shut away in the asylum in Saint Remy, painting Starry Night (‘Vincent’); what she must have felt avidly reading his letters to Theo and voraciously viewing his paintings (‘Helene’). What it meant to find yourself in Arles at midday in the middle of a wheat field and to feel, as Vincent wrote to Theo, ‘like a cricket’, happy as never before, literally exploding with colour (‘Arles symphony’).”

VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES provides a new look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included. This is a story that tells the tale of the spiritual bond between two people who never met during their lifetime (Helene Kröller-Müller was 21 when Van Gogh died in 1890), but shared the same attraction for the Absolute, the same uncompromising search for a pure artistic, religious dimension.  Directed by Giovanni Piscaglia, the screenplay is by Matteo Moneta with consultancy from Marco Goldin. The film is produced by 3D Produzioni and Nexo Digital with Veronica Bottanelli as an executive producer. The accompanying narrative to the documentary is provided by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.  The film is a part of Nexo Digital’s artbeats project, which aims to bring a worldwide access to art documentaries together with their soundtracks, captured to seize amazing images from completely new and exclusive points of view.

ABOUT REMO ANZOVINO

Born in 1976 to Neapolitan parents, Remo Anzovino began playing the piano and composing music as a child. At age 24 he obtained a first-class Law degree with honors from the University of Bologna, specializing in Criminal Law. Anzovino is currently considered one of the most influential composers and pianists in the Italian music scene. His style is the perfect intersection between art music and world music, it’s the result of a long experience composing for the theatre, advertising (for brands such as Alitalia, Bulgari and NewHolland) and for the cinema. Among the many music titles of the silent pictures he played with orchestra and piano solo, there are many cult movies such as:
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "AN AMERICAN TAIL" [Expanded] Music by James Horner

 
Intrada continues its examination of the animated scores of James Horner with this new expanded edition of the 1986 soundtrack to An American Tail, a joint effort between Don Bluth's Sullivan Bluth Studios and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, and Horner's first full-length animation effort. The score follows Horner's soon-to-be-Oscar-nominated score for Aliens. Whereas Aliens was a dark, mysterious, exciting and often scary work, An American Tail was a mouse of an entirely different color. Tail spanned two animated continents, giving Horner an epic tapestry for which he weaved a colorful and beautiful score, steeped in rich themes and excitement. Throughout, songs help the story along, spawning the hit, "Somewhere Out There," sung by Linda Ronstadt and the very recently, dearly departed James Ingram. It's one of the finest scores Horner composed, among a body of work that is filled with stunning beauty.

The original album released by MCA at the time of the film's release in late '86 was 50 minutes in length, paired down from an original 65-minute program Horner had prepared. For this release on Intrada, producer Mike Matessino has remastered and expanded this benchmark in animated film scoring for the first time, working from Eric Tomlinson's original mixes, allowing the score to shine like the true jewel that it is.

The story focuses on the adventures of the Mousekewitz family: Papa (Nehemiah Persoff), Mama (Erica Yohn), Tanya (Amy Green/Betsy Cathcart), Fievel (Phillip Glasser) and infant Yasha. Chased from their Russian village by Cossack cats, they bravely set sail for America where, Papa promises them, “there are no cats!” But a storm at sea separates young Fievel from his family, and when he finally lands in the new world, his only thought is to find them. The first friend he makes is Henri (Christopher Plummer), a French pigeon building the Statue of Liberty, but he soon falls into the clutches of Warren T. Rat (John Finnegan), a cat posing as a rat to take advantage of downtrodden, immigrant mice. Promising to reunite Fievel with his family, he brings him instead to a workhouse of Dickensian gloom. Fievel must escape Rat's treachery and resume his quest to find his family.

Special thank you goes to Universal Pictures, Universal Music Group, Amblin Entertainment and the Horner estate for making this release possible.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the: [An American Tail Soundtrack Page]

Jeremy [Six Strings]