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Interview with Composer Jeremy Tisser

Being able to talk with cool people, is one of the main reasons why we are here... if not for the label HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS, I get to share a great composer "Jeremy Tisser". So please welcome him and enjoy this journey into the world of music from Jeremy's view. THANK YOU to all who helped pull this together from Ashley to Jeremy himself, once again cool people...
Jeremy [The Wolf]


Jeremy [The Wolf]: What are some of the things you have learned in the business of composing and whom are some of those you have worked with up to this point?

Jeremy Tisser: In the few short years it’s been since I graduated from USC, I’ve learned quite a bit about the business.  We come out of school expecting to jump into this cutthroat industry, but the reality is that it takes years. You spend time honing your craft, as well as working on the business. The industry is no longer only about the music. With the advancements of technology, a composer also has to learn to essentially become a “computer technician”. My setup involves a main computer which hosts my main writing software, a sample machine which hosts all of my orchestral digital instruments (referred to as Sample Libraries), and a second Mac Pro with is used only for Pro Tools. I use a MIDI keyboard to play the instruments of my sample libraries into my writing software, and the audio is sent from that machine through various interfaces and into my Pro Tools machine. The audio is divided up in Pro Tools into what are called Audio Stems, or the different pieces of the mix. An example of the stems can be Orchestra, High Percussion, Low Percussion, Guitars, Keyboards, Choir, High Synth, and Low Synth. When you combine these tracks and play them simultaneously, you hear what is the Final Mix of each cue. It’s really quite fascinating!

I began my career working with composers Mark Watters and Frederik Wiedmann. My job with Freddie was more of a technical assistant job, though there were plenty of times I could be hands on with the music by acting as the copyist (creating the musician’s parts for recording sessions). With Mark, it was more of a musical job. Often with Mark, I was orchestrated, or preparing scores, or transferring his mockups into sheet notation for Mark to orchestrate, and even writing additional music.

Jeremy [The Wolf]: Where do you see yourself in say one year... five years and do you find not planning the next move more intriguing?

Jeremy Tisser: This is always an intriguing question to me. I always like to set goals for myself, but you never really know what projects will come from where. It almost makes the idea of not planning to be more exciting.  I have to love the projects I work on in order to be inspired, and that passion always seems to lead to more interesting projects, be it in film, television, or video games. So the best answer I can give is that wherever this path takes me is where I’m going to go. 

Jeremy [The Wolf]: Who do you consider to be influences, who do you listen to for inspiration?

Jeremy Tisser: My biggest influences would be John Powell, Jerry Goldsmith, John Willams, and Thomas Newman. To me, these are the top story tellers in the field of composing for film and television. Every project has a story and a purpose, and with these composers I’ve just mentioned, they made a point to not only tell the right story for each film, but to individualize every project they do. Each film has its own soul and is unique in its own way, and the music should reflect that. With every project I work on, I try to approach the score with a fresh set of ears and eyes. I don’t want to be influenced by my own work. Every project has something new and unique to offer the world, and to me the music should be approached in a similar method.

When I’m in between projects, I tend to try and stay away from film music as much as I can. I mean I do enjoy listening to film music just for the music, but in general I enjoy Michael Jackson, Tower of Power, Thrice, Deftones, Dream Theater, etc. It is a chance for me to get away from the film world and essentially “clean my palate,” if you will. When I’m on a project, really I just listen to anything and everything. I love to study the classics like Ravel and Stravinsky, but I also do enjoy listening to music of current and past films. Like I mentioned earlier, every film is unique and tells its own story, and every composer who has made it has something to offer the world. We shouldn’t take that for granted, and make sure to enjoy what it is these people have given us.

Jeremy [The Wolf]: Do you prefer game or film score music more of a challenge and do you like that game music has come a long way in a short time?

Jeremy Tisser: I think both film and game music are challenging in their own way. With films, you are locked to picture. Everything that you write has to reflect what is on the screen, and if it doesn’t work it must be changed or taken out. With games, the music still has to reflect what’s happening on screen, but you are not locked to any specific timings necessarily – at least not the same way as in films.  There might be a 30 second build-up, for example, but you don’t have to sync to a specific hit or cut. The challenge of game music for me is figuring out how to make a piece of music loop without sounding repetitive or dull.

I love how far game music has come, especially with in-game cinematics. In today’s gaming world, the sky is the limit on what is or is not possible. We are no longer limited by technology with regards to music creation. You can write completely dynamic music, and the implementation allows for the music to change and evolve with the player as the game progresses.  I’m working on a virtual reality game right now where during the action sequences, new cues and themes are introduced when a new enemy shows up. The trick is that the music still has to flow and make sense together. In addition to alternate cues being phased in this way, there are also musical layers that can be added or removed based on the games intensity, the enemy distance, or even potentially the weapon choice. There is so much that can be done in games that it really inspires a whole new set of skills that was never even an option in other mediums, or even earlier games.

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Action icon Dolph Lundgren (Expendables) joins Luke Goss (Hellboy, Blade, Death Race), mixed martial arts superstar Chuck Lidell and Oscar® nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) in the action-packed war thriller WAR PIGS, arriving on Blu-ray/DVD combo and DVD 12/1 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM).

WAR PIGS follows rag-tag band of military misfits lead by disgraced Army Captain Jack Wosick (Goss) on a World War II mission to capture a Nazi-developed super weapon, the V3, which could give the Nazis an insurmountable advantage against the Allies. Paired with Captain Hans Picault (Lundgren), a German Anti-Nazi serving with the French Foreign Legion, and battle hardened World War I veteran Colonel AJ Redding (Rourke), Wosick must earn the respect of his new squad to complete their mission. For the War Pigs, failure is not an option.

War Pigs premiered at the GI Film Festival on May 23 and was directed by Ryan Little (Saint and Soldiers, Forever Strong) and was co-written by Adam Emerson (Dust of War, Destroyer), Andrew Kightlinger (Dust of War) and Steven Luke (Dust of War, Paper People).

View the official trailer here: YOU TUBE [WAR PIGS]

I finally got to see this film, in all it's glory and all the features a BLU-RAY has to offer... can you dig it, yes... yes you can! Now you all must know I was lucky enough to interview "LUKE GOSS" from this film, which may or may not be swaying my enjoying this film. I want you all to take a look at the trailer above, then read my interview with MR. LUKE GOSS [CLICK HERE].
Jeremy [The Wolf]

La-La Land Records: VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN [2015] - Craig Armstrong

La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and Fox Music present the CD release of the original motion picture score to the feature film VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Freddie Fox.  The film is directed by Paul McGuigan from a screen story and screenplay by Max Landis.  The producer is John Davis.  The film opens in theaters everywhere November 25.

Acclaimed composer Craig Armstrong (FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, THE GREAT GATSBY, LOVE ACTUALLY, MOULIN ROUGE!) unleashes a powerhouse orchestral score to propel this dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.  Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences.  Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. Brimming with dramatic thrills and sweeping emotion, Armstrong’s score is a feast for the ears and one of the year’s most notable works.

La-La Land Records |
Just Released, I think this film looks awesome... the score will follow that same felling considering that composer "Craig Armstrong" is always top of his game.
Jeremy [The Wolf]


May the best elf win! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios present outrageous holiday fun when SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER arrives on DVD and Digital HD™ on Tuesday, November 17.

Ho-ho-hold on tight for holiday hijinks in this hilarious family comedy starring WWE®  Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin®, WWE Diva Paige™ and AnnaLynne McCord. After losing his job, a slick-talking businessman is given the chance of a lifetime—to be Santa’s second-in-command. But to earn the coveted position, he’ll have to wage an outrageous battle against a scheming elf who wants the gig for herself!

The SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER DVD is stocked full of behind-the-scenes featurettes that are sure to bring holiday cheer.  In the Ho Ho Ho, cast and crew members give their own accounts of the job of Santa’s official helper and what goes on behind-the-scenes in his workshop.   Other featurettes offer fans a profile on WWE Diva Paige as well as additional interviews with the cast and crew as they discuss what the holidays mean to them and the greatest gifts they ever received.

Fans of WWE will frolic in the fun as you will find friends in a holiday situation that you don't want to miss. Those looking for a holiday movie that will bring you a little laughter, a little light and a little helper for that Santa Claus... well here you go!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

La-La Land Records: AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL [1982-2015] - Richard Hazard

La-La Land Records and Paramount Pictures present the world premiere release of the motion picture score to the 1982 Paramount Pictures feature film comedy AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL, starring Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges and William Shatner, and directed by Ken Finkleman. Composer Richard Hazard (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ’69, MANNIX, NICKELODEON) expertly adapts Elmer Bernstein’s iconic AIRPLANE! score, while also providing his own exciting original music to help launch this sequel’s doomed airliner and its nutty cast of characters into the cosmos! 

Produced by Dan Goldwasser and mastered by James Nelson from an analog-to-digital transfer and new stereo mix by John Davis, this special release is limited to 1500 units and features exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Brian Satterwhite and high-flying art design by Goldwasser. In the years since its initial release, AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL has stepped out from the large shadow of its classic forefather to enjoy a cult status all its own. Finally, its time for its lively score to be celebrated as well. So there!

La-La Land Records |
It's okay to go back into the plane, well the shuttle to space as you are rocked down a memory lane of humor from the sequel to AIRPLANE... called AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL! As the soundtrack from label "LA LA LAND" follows up with it's "now-out-of-print" AIRPLANE soundtrack from composer Elmer Bernstien. So if you were going to get any soundtrack may we suggest this one?
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Caldera Records: THE WIND GODS [2015] - Pinar Toprak

Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the American documentary The Wind Gods from 2011, composed by Pinar Toprak. The movie chronicles the 10 year quest of famous entrepreneur Larry Ellison who set sail with his ‘Oracle’ to win the America’s Cup and therefore bring the prestigious sailing prize home to the US after it had been won by foreigners in the past years. The documentary which is both an adventure, an insight into the mindset of the well-known billionaire and a love letter to sailing, is narrated by Jeremy Irons and features the magnum opus by its composer Toprak. The Turkish-born musician delivered a grand, sweeping and epic score which shows how exciting the music for a documentary can be: filled with several memorable themes, a detailed orchestration and a lot of swashbuckling action, the music brims with masculine forces and female sensibilities. 

Deservedly, Toprak was awarded the IFMCA award (International Film Music Critics Association) for Best Documentary Score in 2011 and trumped out prestigious colleagues like George Fenton and Patrick Doyle for their efforts that year. This is no surprise: recorded with the 70+ piece Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Jerome Leroy, The Wind Gods is a vivid, thematic and diverse score worthy of the biggest Hollywood epics. As a bonus, we included an exclusive audio commentary by the composer where she talks about his work. The twelfth CD-release of Caldera Records features a detailed booklet-text by Gergely Hubai and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg.

The Wind Gods:
01. The Wind Gods (2:50)
02. First Race 1851 (5:52)
03. Ellison vs. Bertarelli (1:06)
04. The Best Man To Steer The Boat (2:04)
05. Childhood (1:52)
06. We Are The American Team (1:02)
07. There Is No Second Place (1:39)
08. Jimmy And His Father (1:04)
09. The Final Race (3:30)
10. It Was Personal (2:07)
11. The America’s Cup is America’s Again (2:17)
12. What’s At Stake (1:05)
13. The Trophy (1:33)
14. Dreams Are To Pursue (1:15)
15. One Australia (1:26)
16. The 12 Minute Cue (12:18)
17. A Noble Defeat (1:26)
18. Dreams Are To Pursue II (2:40)
Bonus: 19. Audio Commentary by Pinar Toprak (2:54)

Caldera Records |

Sweeping, yet powerful score from composer Pinar Toprak who I am coming to discover that she is a world of talent...
Jeremy [The Wolf]


Lakeshore Records will release the WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM – Original Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015, and on CD February 12, 2016. The album features the film’s original music composed by Jasha Klebe.

Composer Jasha Klebe’s musical upbringing was influenced early in life by his grandfather, Marvin Klebe, a baritone opera singer who once sang with the San Francisco Opera Company.  Following years of classical piano training, Jasha began his film composing career at Remote Control Productions, where he earned the opportunity as an additional writer along side Oscar® winning composer, Hans Zimmer, writing on such notable projects as The Dark Knight Rises, Rush, and Captain Phillips.  For four years he gained experience working with top artists in the industry, including working with the Grammy® Award winning composer Lorne Balfe on several TV shows and video games (The Bible TV series, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations).  Jasha is currently one of the leading composers at Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop (a Hans Zimmer and Extreme Music creative partnership) located in Santa Monica, California and works in one of their state-of-the art studios.  

“I sat down with Egveny and John Battsek and discussed the idea that I wanted to create something of an anthem for the people,” Klebe described. “Throughout the film, from the march of the millions, to the building of barricades, to ultimately the final scene where they achieve the overthrow of Yanukovych, I wanted to create a simple tune that anyone could hum along to; a piece of music that constantly grew, just as the number of protesters in Maidan did, and ultimately conveyed their courage and sense of unity.”

Netflix Documentary present WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM – Original Soundtrack in select U.S. theaters and on Netflix.  Lakeshore Records will release the WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM – Original Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015, and on CD February 12, 2016.

Lakeshore Records |
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Jeremy [The Wolf]

Milan Records: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER [2015] - STEVE JABLONSKY #LastWitchHunter

The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who many years ago slayed the all-powerful WITCH QUEEN, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen cursed KAULDER with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter.

Today, Kaulder is the last living hunter who has spent his immortal life tracking down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost family. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Witch Queen has been resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer, leading to an epic battle that will determine the survival of mankind.  

Regardless how this film may end up, you will have to agree that the score will be... epic, Steve Jablonsky does not lose... Milan Records |
Jeremy [The Wolf]

SILVA SCREEN RECORDS: HUMANS (2Cd) [2015] - Cristobal Tapia de Veer

Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer's soundtrack to the highly acclaimed Channel 4 / AMC's series.  The first series (8 episodes) was shown on C4, debuting on 14 June 2015, and premiered in the US and Canada on AMC on 28 June 2015. The second eight-episode series is scheduled to air in 2016.  Written by Spooks writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, Humans is based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans. The series explores the complicated emotions arising from the blurring of lines between “synths” (humanoid artificial intelligence) and humans.

Based in Canada, Chilean-born film and television composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer is best known for his eclectic and innovative music to the British TV series Utopia for which he won an RTS Craft & Design Award in the best original score category in 2013.

Release date: 4th December 2015
CD: SILCD1498 Digital album: SILED1498

Track listing:

01 Synthetic Humans: Genesis
02 Outcasts
03 Singularity Slaves
04 Sentients part 1
05 Exodus/Recovery
06 Are You Conscious?
07 Meant To Feel
08 No Harm Will Ever Come To You
09 Hijackers
10 Faster, Stronger, Fearless
11 18+

12 Synthetic Humans: Intelligence Explosion
13 Niska Strikes Back
14 Creeping Robots
15 Apricot Jam
16 I was never little
17 Bring Her Back
18 Bloody Circuits Recharged
19 If I die it means I have lived
20 Tree Of Life
21 Sentients part 2
22 Mia Resurrected

Silva Screen Records |

Just Announced!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: BROOKLYN [2015] (Various Artists)

Lakeshore Records will release the BROOKLYN – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 4th and on December 18, 2015.  The album features recordings of Irish classics including “My Wild Irish Rose”, “Castle Finn” and “Boolavogue.”

“When I was working on the novel Brooklyn, I imagined a scene on Christmas Day when men who were down on their luck would come to a parish hall for Christmas dinner,” described writer Colm Tóibín.  “The Ireland they carried with them included a musical culture as well as a legacy of hardship.”

Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

“Everyone has a favorite film moment and it's invariably accompanied by music,” added director John Crowley.  “In BROOKLYN the songs and tracks journey from the more traditional fare of an Enniscorthy dancehall all the way across the Atlantic to Coney Island where the sights and sounds of emerging pop culture in fifties America fill the screen. Each one marks a subtle shift in our heroine’s journey. For Eilis, it's a long way from 'Boolavogue' to Bing Crosby...”

“The early 1950s was a transitional period for Ireland, both socially and musically,” described John Carty, who served as music coordinator and created additional music for the film.  “Through the medium of radio, recordings and film, people were now exposed to popular music from outside Ireland…The old time waltz became very popular, giving couples the opportunity to dance intimately with each other to well known Irish song airs such as ‘Boolavogue’ and ‘My Wild Irish Rose’. Traditional dances like the hornpipe and barn-dance rhythms remained in style, particularly the ‘Stack of Barley.’ Military-two-steps were also danced to lively and jovial tunes such as ‘The Yellow Rose Of Texas.’”

Track list:

01. Be Cool AKA Keep Cool - Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers
02. Boolavogue - John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Paul Gurney and Jim Higgins
03. The Yellow Rose Of Texas - John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Seamus O’Donnell and Jim Higgins
04. What's It To You, Jack - Linda Hayes
05. The Stack Of Barley - John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Paul Gurney and Jim Higgins
06. Castle Finn - Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Fiachna Ó Mongáin
07. Dynaflow - John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Seamus O’Donnell and Jim Higgins
08. Zing a Little Zong - Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
09. Five, Ten, Fifteen Hours - Ruth Brown
10. A Garden In The Rain - John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Seamus O’Donnell and Jim Higgins
11. My Wild Irish Rose - John Carty, James Blennerhassett, Paul Gurney, Seamus O’Donnell and Jim Higgins
12. Casadh an tSúgáin - Iarla Ó Lionáird

Lakeshore Records |

Just Announced!
Jeremy [The Wolf]


Wild Eye Releasing has opened The Last House for visitors.  Director Sean Cain (Silent Night, Zombie Night, Jurassic City) has brought together a star-studded cast at an address many would like to visit, but none will be allowed to leave.  Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes, Fight Club) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Return to Sleepaway Camp) headline this dark and sadistic thriller about the horrors at a mansion in the Hollywood Hills.  The Last House will be available on DVD and VOD nationwide November 24th.

After his escort girlfriend is kidnapped by a trio of escaped mental patients, a young man attempts to find her before their sadistic game plan can be realized. 

Sometimes this films will surprise you by being very entertaining and then sometimes... this one was one you will enjoy with the crazy cast of characters.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: BURNT [2015] - BRADLEY COOPER!

Lakeshore Records will release BURNT- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on November 13, with a deluxe version being released digitally on December 4 and on CD December 18, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Rob Simonsen (THE AGE OF ADALINE, FOXCATCHER) and tracks by Barnes Courtney, Autograf, RY X, The Avener & John Lee Hooker, plus the original track “Ode to a Sous Vide” performed by the film’s Bradley Cooper.  The deluxe version contains one additional song, “Flashlight” by Bonobo.

01. Fire – Barnes Courtney
02. It Serves Your Right To Suffer (The Avener Rework) - The Avener & John Lee Hooker
03. Dream – Autograf
04. Fade Out Lines (The Avener Rework) - The Avener
*05. Flashlight – Bonobo
06. Love Like This - RY X
07. Adam Arrives To London – Rob Simonsen
08. Cooking For Simone – Rob Simonsen
09. Birthday Cake – Rob Simonsen
10. The Next Menu – Rob Simonsen
11. Ode to a Sous Vide - Bradley Cooper

* available only on deluxe digital version and CD.

The Weinstein Company presents BURNT currently in theatres worldwide. Lakeshore Records will release BURNT- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on November 13, with a deluxe version being released digitally on December 4 and on CD December 18, 2015.

Lakeshore Records |

Just Announced!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: COMET [2015] - Daniel Hart

Lakeshore Records will release the Comet – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on November 27, 2015. The album features original music by Daniel Hart (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, THE SIDEWAYS LIGHT).

“Director Sam Esmail and I had a couple long conversations before the scoring process began, about what he was looking for musically for COMET,” said Hart. “Sam had a really wide range of musical ideas he thought important to telling the story, and I feel like a big part of my job was to take Sam's incredibly diverse palette and make it into something cohesive. Representing all of Sam's musical influences related to COMET was a huge challenge for me, but I'm really proud of the way this score turned out.”

Justin Long and Emmy Rossum are star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance. When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell (Long) and the quick-witted Kimberly (Rossum), the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time—from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call—an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges. Sumptuously shot and boasting incredible chemistry between the leads, Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story.

“With the title theme, I was following a very specific melody that felt to me like a real representation of bittersweet longing, of unfinished love,” said Hart. “It was one of the very first musical ideas I had related to the film, and I'm glad it got to stay, and play a prominent part in the score.”

There are a few themes in COMET that have special significance to the composer.  “There's a piece, which ended up in the film, that is about two friends of mine,” Hard explained.  “In the film, it plays underneath Kimberly's monologue about time, while she's eating Chinese food in their Parisian hotel room. It's a solo piano piece called ‘Jill and Brian’, friends of mine who got married while I was scoring COMET. I gave this piece to them as their wedding gift….Sadly, Brian also passed away during the scoring of COMET, as he had been diagnosed with fairly aggressive cancer about a year before. And to that end, everything Kim says in that scene about wanting to stop time, about wanting life to be more like a painting, well, it certainly captured a lot of how I was feeling then, wishing I had more time with Brian before he was gone.”

The film also gave Hart the opportunity to explore other genres and expand his creativity.  He composed music to go along with the old educational science films showing at the cemetery before the meteor shower.  He said, “That was the most fun for me. Similar to dissecting old French ballads, which I did for the film, I was able to watch several NASA films from the 60s and 70s to get a feel for the type of music in them.  They were almost always orchestral, and felt to me like they wanted to create the sense of wonder, mystery and strangeness that we associate with outer space, space exploration, other worlds, STAR TREK, etc. Piecing together all the science film music from COMET in preparation for the soundtrack was an absolute blast (pun intended)!”

IFC Films presents COMET now available On Demand.  The COMET – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on November 27, 2015.

Lakeshore Records |

Who doesn't love... Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, wait I am counting. Seriously composer Daniel Hart does a great capturing the story behind the story...
Jeremy [The Wolf]

INTRADA: JAWS [2-Set] (1975-2015) - JOHN WILLIAMS!

The theme from Jaws is one of the most iconic in all of film music.  It not only communicates the mortal threat of a living killing machine, it performs double duty and fills in for the screen absence of the shark itself.  The theme is the shark.  It is the menace.  And it is forever en-grained in our minds.  Now, forty years after the 1975 release of the film, Intrada presents a special, 2-disc presentation of the iconic, Oscar-winning score.  One disc features a reissue of the original MCA recording released in '75 -- a rerecorded, reworking of the score for commercial audiences that won Williams his first Grammy.  The other disc features the original film tracks, sourced from the unmixed 1/2" elements, completely restored using state-of-the-art technology.  These master tapes featured a nontraditional mix, allowing for the low strings -- the force behind the shark -- to be a dominant presence amongst the orchestra.  While these tracks were previously released in 2000 featuring a stereo mix derived from the 5.1 DVD spread, its mix-down and added reverb took much of the punch out of the score.  Going back to the original recording, engineer Mike Matessino was able to create a thrilling new experience and achieve a stunning sound, the likes of which have not been heard from this score before.

Most of the original score was presented on the 2000 Decca release, but in addition to the remastered quality the music is now presented in narrative sequence, with a few previously truncated phrases and one short unused cue added to the program. The original elements also yielded a healthy collection of “Extras” that include an alternate version of the “Main Title.”  Rounding out the disc with the 1975 album is a selection of source cues from the film, also previously unreleased.   John Williams reviewed and approved this entire presentation.

This landmark release is the ultimate presentation of the music from Jaws and concludes Intrada's journey to restoring the music from all the four Jaws films.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit:
Just Announced... I am saying "VERY NICE" and this being the score that it is, by the composer "John Williams" and lastly the final piece to the Jaws series of music by Intrada! Including scores 1, 2, 3 and 4... so if you are a fan, I suggest you go back into the water and hunt for these sharks.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

ASSASSINATION [BLU-RAY/DVD] #Assassination @wellgousa

South Korean blockbuster filmmaker CHOI Dong-hoon (The Big Swindle) reunites with Gianna JUNG (The Berlin File) and LEE Jung-jae (New World), his stars from The Thieves, for the action epic ASSASSINATION, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD December 1 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The colonial-era espionage drama follows a group of exiled rebels, who in order to assassinate on an enemy army commander, must break a killer out of prison, all while trying to discover who amongst their midst is a traitor. ASSASSINATION also stars HA Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), OH Dal-soo (Oldboy, The Host), CHO Jin-woong (The Admiral) and CHOI Deok-moon (The Admiral). 

Snipers. Marksmen. Hired Guns. Double Agents. A group of exiled rebels are planning a hit on an Army Commander in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in prison. Now, the Resistance must devise a jailbreak, escape a hit-man...and discover which of them is a traitor.

Well of course!

Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lionsgate Home Entertainment: FOUR WARRIORS [DVD]

When darkness falls, heroes must rise in Four Warriors, arriving on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand November 3rd from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” meets Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters as four men embark on a journey to fight the evil forces that threaten their land and loved ones. As fantasy and adventure collide, these men redefine what it takes to be true warriors. The Four Warriors DVD includes behind-the-scenes special features. 
Four battle-weary Crusaders take on a mission to track down an evil predator foretold in an ancient prophecy, who has abducted all the men and children from a devastated village.

Jeremy [The Wolf]

The Nutcracker Sweet [DVD]

The Nutcracker Sweet [DVD]
It is Christmas Eve and the Silberhaus children are excited for the festivities to begin. Marie and Fritz are playing in the children s room when their godfather Drosselmayer arrives and presents them with an early Christmas gift, a Nutcracker. Marie witnesses a great battle between a vast army of toy soldiers led by the Nutcracker against a terrible platoon of mice commanded by the Mouse King. Follow Marie and Fritz s journey in the Kingdom of Dolls, through the Christmas Forest, past the Almond Milk Sea, and the Palace of the Marzipans.

It's not the holidays without some new holiday films... this one is just sweet!
Jeremy [The Wolf]


Under the cover of darkness, a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France. 

And so Maki, Zarafa and Hassan take off in a hot-air balloon to cross the Mediterranean, setting off an adventure across Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, arriving at last in Paris. But all the while, Maki is determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home.

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Magnolia: BEST OF ENEMIES: Starring William F Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.

Directed with consummate skill by filmmakers Robert Gordon and Academy Award-winning Sundance Film Festival alum Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom), Best of Enemies unleashes a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we know it today.
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THE END OF THE TOUR [BLU-RAY/DVD] (Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg)

Jason Segel “is a revelation” (Entertainment Weekly) in his transformation into best-selling author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on November 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), written for the screen by Donald Margulies (Play “Dinner with Friends”), and based on the book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky, the “intimate and insightful” (Los Angeles Times) film co-stars Academy Award® nominee Jesse Eisenberg (Best Actor, The Social Network, 2010) as reporter and aspiring author David Lipsky. Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the Sarasota Film Festival, the film was released theatrically by A24 and is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes.  The End of the Tour will be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

A warm, winning road-trip movie that follows journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) as he interviews legendary author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), The End of the Tour explores friendship, fame, and creative rivalry through two people on a journey that is as moving as it is unforgettable. 
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Lakeshore Records: CASUAL [HULU] - Mateo Messina with Rolfe Kent

Lakeshore Records will release the score for CASUAL, Jason Reitman’s original Hulu series with Lionsgate TV, digitally on November 27, 2015, and on CD in early 2016. The album features original music by Mateo Messina (JUNO, THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, BUTTER) with Rolfe Kent (LABOR DAY, UP IN THE AIR).

“This is such a unique series to score as it feels more like writing an emotion and seeing how it lives under a scene,” said Messina. “It has felt quite different than scoring scenes like we normally do in Hollywood.  This series is driven more by digging inside of the characters than it is about anything that is happening on the surface.”   

From the Academy Award®-Nominated Director of UP IN THE AIR and JUNO comes CASUAL, a new comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. Created by Zander Lehmann, CASUAL is executive produced by Jason Reitman, Zander Lehmann, Helen Estabrook, and Liz Tigelaar.

“Mateo and I found a superb mesh between our two approaches, and found ourselves creating music that blends easily with each other and the nature of the show,” said Kent.  “Jason asked for an unusual, stripped down kind of sound, so this was a great chance to play with eccentric sounds, detuned trumpets, a broken banjo, and off-kilter grooves to go with the off-kilter lives unfolding on screen.”

“The most unique thing about this score is I asked, requested/demanded nobody tune their instruments before we started recording,” described Messina. “We mic’d everyone so close you can hear the bow of the cello sliding across the coils of the strings, you can hear a thumbnail on a mandolin, you can even occasionally hear the breaths of the players.  It’s all very subtle and very human.  I wanted this score to sound as human as these characters feel in the series.”

Grammy® winning composer Mateo Messina’s distinct, moving, and often quirky musical voice has graced Oscar®-winning films, indie hits, and popular television alike. His folksy, guitar-led score for Jason Reitman’s JUNO (starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera) contributed to the film’s runaway success and its soundtrack album’s Grammy® win. He lifted the spirits of Phil Alden Robinson’s dramedy THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, starring Robin Williams (in his final role) and Mila Kunis. His cheeky, funk-flavored music was spread onto the dark comedy BUTTER, starring Jennifer Garner. For Reitman and JUNO screenwriter Diablo Cody’s critical darling, YOUNG ADULT (starring Charlize Theron), Messina created and produced muzak versions of iconic ’90s radio hits. His recent films include the action comedy about a teenage special ops agent, BARELY LETHAL, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Samuel L. Jackson.

After Dark Films: UNNATURAL - 8 Films to Die!

A photographer and his group set out in the dead of winter for the Alaskan wilderness to take advantage of the limited, but beautiful daylight. They are met by an experienced hunter and local lodge owner who instills fear within the group by telling them the legend of Maneater, a bear that has fangs and claws sharper than man made metal.

This epic tall tale quickly becomes our groups real living nightmare as they are unaware of a bear experiment that has gone wrong. The bioengineering company, Clobirch Industries, has genetically altered a polar bear so it can better survive climate change, but the end result is a relentless, deadly, man eating machine.

It is up to our lodge owner and his native guide to protect the group from harm, but this bear proves to be more than he or anyone else ever expected.

"A chilling trip to some dark, musical places, with the most aggressive music I have ever written". -Edwin Wendler

Extra bonus, friend of the Howlin' Wolf is composer Edwin Wendler and one of the coolest labels VARESE SARABANDE release the score to this film. We couldn't be happier, more news coming soon where Edwin will be part of our family... shhh I think that is a secret?
Jeremy [The Wolf]