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Screamworks Records: 13 Sins - Michael Wandmacher

Coinciding with the film’s US premiere on 18 April 2014, ScreamWorks Records releases the score for 13 Sins by composer Michael Wandmacher. The story follows Elliot Brindle (Mark Webber) who is drowning in debt before his wedding day when an anonymous phone call informs him that a hidden camera game show offers millions of dollars in exchange for completing 13 tasks. Elliot plays along and collects a few thousand bucks after the first tasks, but then he must realize that the bigger money is linked to more perverted challenges and he can’t quit any time he wants. Also starring Ron Perlman and Pruitt Taylor Vince, the film is directed by Daniel Stamm, the man behind the highly-acclaimed The Last Exorcism (2010).

Wandmacher’s score for 13 Sins is driven by a strong theme racing headfirst into madness much like how the protagonist Elliot is driven to more extreme measures by his tormentors. The music can be best-described as a more action-packed take on the musical world of the Saw franchise with special additions of typical Wandmacher solutions, including insane sound fragments that were achieved with unlikely couplings of different ideas. Add in the few moments of redemption for Elliot’s memories of why he started his journey in the first place, 13 Sins marks another great effort from Wandmacher whose fans will be greatly satisfied with another chilling, perhaps more action-oriented effort from the composer.

Over the last couple of years, composer Michael Wandmacher has established himself to be one of the most reliable and original voices of contemporary horror scoring. His musical contributions can be heard in such diverse members of the genre as the in the 3-D revitalizing gimmick horrors like My Bloody Valentine (2009) and Piranha 3D (2010), the supernatural The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) or the Nicolas Cage action thriller Drive Angry (2010) – not to mention the two scores previously released by MSM/ScreamWorks Records: The Killing Floor (2007) and The Last Exorcism: Part 2 (2013).

SWR14007 • 13 SINS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release date (digital): April 15, 2014
Jeremy [HWR:OLM]

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