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Howlin’ Wolf Records: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III: VENGEANCE IS MINE - Edwin Wendler


Howlin’ Wolf Records will release the I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III: VENGEANCE IS MINE on CD December 11, 2015. The album features the original music created by composer Edwin Wendler!

In order to connect movie watchers to the central character, Wendler made sure that the main theme appeared in key moments of the story. “Jennifer needed a theme that sounded mournful, but also noble and somewhat twisted, all at the same time. Her intentions are very understandable, almost virtuous, so the melody needed to reflect that through a certain amount of beauty and lyricism, yet I asked vocalist Aeralie Brighton to sing as though she was pissed off.  I hope we achieved the right balance.” Wendler went on to say, “I started with the main title, establishing some of the sounds and textures, as well as Aeralie Brighton's vocals, brittle and almost imperceptible in the beginning.  A quick taste of things to come.” 


I got to say, it's been a great year for all types of music and scores... here we have good friend EDWIN WENDLER bringing it strong to this score. The title itself screams violence, brutal and disturbing so you had better belief the score needs to reflect all those aspects. Composer WENDLER does just that, so please stay tuned for more... http://howlinwolfrecords.com/

In the meantime, Howlin' Wolf Records also have some other great releases that you will find to your liking.
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Howlin' Wolf Records Presents: THE OUTSIDERS / DEAD END - Patrick Savage and Holeg Spies

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THE OUTSIDERS [2014] - Recalled from the battlefields of Afghanistan to identify the remains of his daughter, British mercenary Lex Walker arrives in Los Angeles to find that the body in the morgue belongs to a stranger. With his daughter now missing, Walker convinces a street-wise detective that his daughter is still alive and in danger. The two follow a trail of high-tech intrigue that leads them to his daughter's former boss, a crooked cyber-millionaire who will do whatever it takes to protect his empire - including taking down anyone who gets in his way. Driven by desperation and rage, Walker must fight his way through an army of thugs and hired killers to save the one person that means more to him than life itself.

DEAD END [2012] - Carl Foster takes off on a well-deserved weekend break with his family knowing only too well that focus on work has impacted his relationship with his wife, young son, and teenage step-daughter. But after a short but restful break in the journey Carl awakens to find himself tied and bound in an old roadside diner, his family trussed and gagged next to him, and a disparate group of dirty, dishevelled, vagrant-like undesirables keeping them captive. Only time will reveal who they are and what they want, but things are not everything they might seem.

Savage & Spies - Based between Los Angeles, London and Paris, the unique collaboration between classical composer and violinist Patrick Savage & electronica guru Holeg Spies is best known for the modern cult classic, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE, and Brian A. Miller's thriller, THE OUTSIDER starring James Caan and Jason Patric.

Between them, they have also contributed their musical talents to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, HITCHER, HUGO and a string of other major films and games.

 
We are thrilled to announce our latest release from a team of composers "Patrick Savage and Holeg Spies" that know how bring the best out any project. It's no different for the scores to "THE OUTSIDERS / DEAD END" both available now at "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS", so if you want to get something cool... it's okay it's one click away!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Interview with Composer: EDWIN WENDLER


I bring you composer Edwin Wendler as he talks about the last few scores he was able to be a part of and our luck he is part of our family. Howlin' Wolf Records is releasing the soundtrack to "I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3: VENGEANCE IS MINE", which makes this interview extra special. So please read on and enjoy... enjoy... enjoy! Thanks to Edwin, Peter, Wall, Zach, Beth, The Wolf Pack and Ashley for bringing this talented person in our direction...
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Jeremy [The Wolf]: You recently completed work on three scores which I would like to call "THE TRIPLE SCARE", could you please tell us about them and how you became involved?


EDWIN WENDLER: The first "scare" was UNNATURAL.  It's a movie about a polar bear that's a result of a failed experiment.  It breaks out of the lab and kills people.  The movie was shot on location in Alaska, and it is relying on mechanical effects and makeup rather than CGI, which is a nice throwback to the 80's.  The movie's cinematographer, Marc Carter, recommended me to director Hank Braxtan, which is how I became involved.  The first edit of UNNATURAL was done by Mike Mendez, who is best known as a director (BIG ASS SPIDER).  I talked to Mike at the cast and crew screening of UNNATURAL.  He seemed very impressed with my music, and a few weeks later, he asked me if I wanted to write music for FRIDAY THE 31st, which is a segment in the horror anthology movie, TALES OF HALLOWEEN.  How could I not say yes?  Mike's segment is funny, crazy, and just pure, cinematic entertainment.  I highly recommend all the other segments as well.  The movie is getting great buzz.  I found out later that Mike had recommended me to CineTel Films, and they eventually hired me for I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III: VENGEANCE IS MINE, which is a sequel to 2010's I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and continues the story of Jennifer Hills as she tries to make a new life for herself after the trauma she went through.  Things go terribly wrong, eventually, and she decides once again to dish out her version of justice.  Things get very bloody.  I tremendously enjoyed working on all three projects.

Jeremy [The Wolf]: How much creative freedom did you have on these films, what might be something you will take away from the overall whole experience?

EDWIN WENDLER: I had a great amount of freedom on all three projects.  All of them had temporary music in them, but all the film makers were open to new ideas, which I was free to explore.  On UNNATURAL, I really had a blast writing very active action music using odd meters and weird noises.  FRIDAY THE 31st just made me smile all the way through.  On I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III, I was able to work with vocalist Aeralie Brighton, which made the music really special to me.


Jeremy [The Wolf]: Three scores, three music labels... how does that feel knowing that these are getting or will be getting released?

EDWIN WENDLER: The process of releasing an album is so full of hurdles and can be quite complicated and nerve-racking.  It takes several, highly dedicated individuals to make it happen.  The guys working at the labels are often the unsung heroes.  I feel very, very lucky that albums are coming out for all three of those projects.


Jeremy [The Wolf]: What's next?

EDWIN WENDLER: A couple of smaller projects and two feature films, which I can't say anything about yet because they are in very early stages of production, but I've started work on them, and I am very excited.  Thank you for the questions!

.....THANK YOU!

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EDWIN WENDLER SITE: http://www.edwinwendler.com/

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3: VENGEANCE IS MINE: In a continuation of the story line from the 2010 film, Jennifer returns working for a Crisis Hotline, where a serial killer is using the hot-line to target rapists. Trailer: [HERE]

TALES OF HALLOWEEN: Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. Trailer: [HERE]

UNNATURAL: Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results. Trailer: [HERE]

MovieScore Media: FRAME BY FRAME - PATRICK JONSSON


MovieScore Media presents its latest documentary release with Patrick Jonsson’s score for the multiple-award winning exposé Frame by Frame. Directed by Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli, the film shares the story of four photojournalists who started their independent work following the 2001 fell of the Taliban. Since even taking a photo was a crime during the old regime, the photographers had a lot to document - but their livelihood is facing new dangers with the withdrawal of the American troops. Presented through cinema vérité with candid interviews and never-before-seen footage from the Taliban years, Frame by Frame swept the documentary festival scene with dozens of wins and nominations, including both the Audience and the Spirit Award of the Brooklyn Film Festival.

"I was incredibly inspired by the directors' vision of showing a different side of Afghanistan than we tend to see in Western media, conveyed through the fearless work of four local photojournalists" recalls Jonsson about the project. "It's a really beautiful country, despite its turbulent past and uncertain future, so I wanted an instrumental line up that would reflect this delicate balance. We decided early on to use a trio of strings and piano to create an intimate sound that could capture the beauty and fragility of the situation in Afghanistan, as well as the struggles and empathy of the four photojournalists we follow.


Composer Patrick Jonsson graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and was selected to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2009. In 2013 he scored Flora Lau’s Bends, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as part of 'Un Certain Regard' and received a nomination for 'Best Original Film Score' at the Taipei Golden Horse Awards. Since then, Patrick has also proved himself to be confident at documentary scoring with titles like the Academy Award and BAFTA nominated Virunga about the preservation of mountain gorillas. His contributions as an assistant can be heard in major studio features like Thor, Brave or Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

MovieScore Media | http://moviescoremedia.com/

Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: DON VERDEAN [215]


Lakeshore Records will release the DON VERDEAN – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 11th and on CD in 2016. The album features the original songs composed by Heavy Young Heathens (PUNK’D, YOGA HOSERS), the film’s Leslie Bibb singing “Pillar of Salt”, with original score by Ilan Eshkeri (SHAUN THE SHEEP, STILL ALICE).  DON VERDEAN will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand December 11th.

“The idea was to write and record an album original songs inspired by the film, something we were very excited to do as we are long time fans of Jared Hess’ movies,” said Robert Mardo of Heavy Young Heathers.  “Producer Brandt Andersen came by our studio not knowing what to expect.  The first thing he noticed was our copy of [writer/director] Jared Hess’ film Nacho Libre on top of a short stack of movies we play in our studio on repeat at all times. He must have liked that because he gave us his blessing and we started working on songs immediately.”

Heavy Young Heathens are film, film trailer and television composers, consisting of brothers Aron and Robert Mardo. They are known for their work composing and performing music for trailer’s for The Amazing Spiderman, Horns, Need For Speed, Ant-Man and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. among others. Their television projects include Punk’d, Buckwild, The Simpsons, Slednecks, Are You the One? and most recently, films such as Yoga Hosers and Masterminds.
 


Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. DON VERDEAN stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, with Will Forte, and Danny McBride. Lionsgate Premiere presents a Buffalo Film Company production, a Film by Jared Hess.

“Jared pays close attention to the music that makes specific visuals standout in his films,” said Aron Mardo.  “We all spent the day hanging out together at our studio, and after discovering a mutual admiration for most of the important things in term of tone, style and stories, he gave us his thoughts and direction and we got to work and hope this soundtrack does everything he wanted to achieve and more.”

Lakeshore Records | http://www.lakeshore-records.com

TRACK LIST:
01. Don Verdean Intro "Video" Theme - Reggie Douchet
02. Dance Of The Crooked Snake – Heavy Young Heathens
03. Pillar Of Salt - Leslie Bibb
04. Promised Land - Ilan Eshkeri
05. The Light Within - Heavy Young Heathens
06. Body Rhythm - Heavy Young Heathens
07. Crazy Life - Heavy Young Heathens
08. Goliath Skull - Heavy Young Heathens
09. Seeking The Grail - Ilan Eshkeri
10. Sunset in Your Eyes - Heavy Young Heathens
11. Ezeh Gever - Heavy Young Heathens
12. Hearts Like Ours - Heavy Young Heathens
13. O Sanctus Gradale - Ilan Eshkeri
14. Old Time Religion - Heavy Young Heathens

SONY: LADY IN THE VAN - GEORGE FENTON


Sony Music proudly announces the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Lady in the Van. The soundtrack features an original score from five-time Academy Award nominee George Fenton and will available on December 11, 2015.  Starring Academy Award winner Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings, the film opens nationwide on January 15, 2016. 

The Lady in the Van is Alan Bennett’s big screen adaptation of his iconic and celebrated memoir.  The film tells the true story of Miss Shepherd, who drove her aging van into Camden Town’s Gloucester Crescent at the end of the 1960s, and lived there – mostly in Bennett’s front garden - until her death in 1989. It tells the story of the story of the relationship between Miss Shepherd, and the two sides of Alan Bennett – the writer trying to speculate about Miss Shepherd’s history and the reluctant landlord, responsible citizen and good neighbour.  At the center of it all is Miss Shepherd, as headstrong and particular a character as any in film history.


Of the score, Fenton says: “The Lady in the Van was a unique experience for me, writing a score for a story about someone I actually know (Alan Bennett) and someone I met (Mary Shepherd). The film not only tells an amazing story, but also celebrates an extraordinary character - her triumphs and failings.  I've tried to show both sides musically.”


Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of Hollywood’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with many influential filmmakers. His transition from television to film scoring began in 1982 with Richard Attenborough's biopic Gandhi for which he was nominated, with his collaborator Ravi Shankar, for the Original Music Score Academy Award. Along with his nomination for Gandhi, Fenton has been nominated for four more Oscars and wrote the scores for many iconic movies include The Fisher King, Dangerous Liaisons, Cry Freedom, Groundhog Day and You’ve Got Mail. He has been a long-time collaborator with many film makers including Nora Ephron, Richard Eyre, Stephen Frears, Nicholas Hytner, Ken Loach and Andy Tennant.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMusicMasterworks.com
 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Milan Records: YOUTH (Michael Kaine, Hervey Keitel, Rachel Weiz and Paul Dano)


Youth is the new film by acclaimed Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino who had directed the Academy Award Winner The Great Beauty.


Starring Michael Kaine, Hervey Keitel, Rachel Weiz and Paul Dano, Youth tells the story of a retired orchestra conductor who is on holiday with his daugther and his film director best friend in a Swiss sanatorium in the midst of the Alps. The two friends look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives and the other hotel guests.  This beautiful and poetic film is driven by an amazing and mesmerizing soundtrack. The film features hypnotic songs by Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek, classical music by NY composer David Lang and of course the “Simple Song#3” performed by Sumi Jo, the center piece of the film. Fox Searchlight is releasing Youth in the USA in NY and LA on December 4th, 2015.


Youth is wasted on the young... Milan Records | http://milanrecords.com
Jeremy [The Wolf]

UPDATE: PRESSURE from MovieScore Media


Ivor Novello Award nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (Summer in February, Desert Dancer, Hammer of the Gods) gets his underwater thriller score for Pressure released digitally and on CD by MovieScore Media. The music conjures the majesty and perils of underwater exploration and is Wallfisch’s seventh album release by the label.Starring Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole and Ian Pirie, Pressure follows the adventures of four men who are tasked with fixing an oil pipeline under the sea. Once they get separated from their ship, the group must first survive in a small pod on the bottom of the Indian Ocean, then figure out a way to get back to the surface with no outside assistance. Directed by Ron Scalpello, Pressure opened in the US on June 12, 2015.

Benjamin Wallfisch’s score for Pressure balances between sketching out the four main characters’ pasts and motivations while also creating tension stemming from personal conflicts and natural causes. The hybrid solution of mixing orchestral elements with electronics portrays the battle of man, machine and nature, ranging from the claustrophobic ambience of "Ocean Emergency" through the sacrificial heroism of "Final Swim" to the serene and reflective "Rain". The album also includes the lyrical end credits song "Satellite", performed by the composer’s sister Joanna Wallfisch who had previously contributed her vocals to Dear Wendy and Summer in February.

MovieScore Media | http://moviescoremedia.com/
Jeremy [The Wolf]

MUSICAL: NBC's THE WIZ [LIVE]


Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records will release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event “The Wiz LIVE!” produced by Harvey Mason Jr. and co-produced by Stephen Oremus. Available now for preorder at Amazon, “The Wiz LIVE!” soundtrack features the well-known hits “Ease on Down the Road,” “A Brand New Day” and “Home,” plus the new song “We Got It.” Written by Grammy Award winners, NE-YO, Mason Jr. and Oremus with Elijah Kelley, “We Got It” was performed in the broadcast by cast members NE-YO and Kelley, along with Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier and The Wiz ensemble. “The Wiz LIVE!” soundtrack and the single ‘Home’ performed by Williams are now available via all digital service providers (download and streaming).  The CD will be released on December 18.

NBC’s highly rated production of “The Wiz LIVE!” was broadcast December 3 and will re-air December 19.  Rising star Shanice Williams (Dorothy) leads an all-star cast featuring Queen Latifah (The Wiz), Mary J. Blige (Evillene), David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion), NE-YO (Tin Man), Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), Uzo Aduba (Glinda), Amber Riley (Addaperle), Common (Bouncer), Stephanie Mills (Aunt Em) and Cirque du Soleil. 


“The Wiz LIVE!” is adapted from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, with a book by William F. Brown, and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. The production opened on Broadway in 1975 at the Majestic Theatre and won seven Tonys, including Best Musical.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“The Sound of Music Live!,” “Peter Pan Live!” and Oscar-winning “Chicago”) will executive produce. Director Kenny Leon (Tony winner, “A Raisin in the Sun”) collaborates with live television director, Matthew Diamond, and Harvey Fierstein (three-time Tony winner, “Torch Song Trilogy,” “Hairspray” and “La Cage aux Folles”), who provides new written material. 


Esteemed choreographer Fatima Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “Ali”) is also on board, along with music producer Harvey Mason Jr. (“Dreamgirls, “Pitch Perfect 2”) and Stephen Oremus (“The Book of Mormon,” “Kinky Boots”) as music director, orchestrator and co-producer of the music.

“The Wiz LIVE!” is produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMusicMasterworks.com
 
I really enjoy the music from this, it's a nice tribute to the original...
Jeremy [The Wolf]

MUSICAL: A Chorus Line 40th Anniversary


Masterworks Broadway releases A Chorus Line – 40th Anniversary Celebration, a definitive, newly remastered edition of the best-selling 1975 Original Broadway Cast Recording. The reissue features eight bonus tracks that – for the first time – allow the listener to eavesdrop on the creative process of composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Edward Kleban, including songs that did not make it into the final version of their acclaimed score. A Chorus Line – 40th Anniversary Celebration will be available October 23, 2015 on CD, downloads in enhanced audio formats and via streaming audio providers.

This release introduces a new high-resolution (24/96) master of the original cast recording, taken from the surround-sound remix created for Super Audio CD (SACD) and previously available only in that format. A perennial best-seller and 1975 Grammy nominee for Best Musical Show Recording, A Chorus Line was the last of the great original cast albums produced by Columbia Records’ Goddard Lieberson.

MovieScore Media: Poker Night [2015] - Scott Glasgow


MovieScore Media presents its latest collaboration with composer Scott Glasgow (Hack!, Secrets of a Psychopath) who provides a stylistically varied thriller score for an investigation unraveled in flashbacks. Written and directed by Greg Francis, Poker Night is a uniquely structured dark crime thriller centered around a rookie cop being captured by a serial killer and held in a dungeon - all the while he is trying to remember the stories from the titular poker night where veteran cops all discussed their most difficult cases. These were meant to be lessons if the rookie cop ever got into trouble, but can the shared wisdom help out this time? Poker Night stars Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman and Giancarlo Esposito with each flashback coming with a score fitted for that particular character’s background.

"I worked in a way to give each of the characters a unique tone to their scenes" explains Scott about the score. "The film is based on small vignette stories by each veteran detective— and each had their own musical feel. “Davis” had a percussive element with synths that ran through his scenes; “Bernard” scene were all flashbacks to the 70s with some groove vibes; "Maxwell” was primarily characterized by traditional orchestra minimalism music; “Cunningham” was more electronica and “Calabrese” was more brooding low brass since he was more in the modern timeline and less about flashbacks. Finally, all these techniques and considerations had to be blended into one score."


Composer Scott Glasgow graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in composition and earned his ­Bachelors of Music degree from Cal State Northridge in composition as well. Following his breakout work on the revitalized anime classic Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006), Glasgow's scores released by MovieScore Media include the urban thriller Chasing Ghosts (2005), the brilliant homage-laden score for the horror comedy Hack! (2007), the neo noirish thriller Toxic (2009) and Lo (2009), a macabre ensemble piece about love which was nominated 'Best Score for a Comedy' by the International Film Music Critics Association. His most recent release with the label was Secrets of a Psychopath (2014), the latest offering of cult filmmaker Bert I. Gordon.

MovieScore Media | http://moviescoremedia.com/

Scott Glasgow... brings it, brings it good!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: CHILDHOOD’S END - CHARLIE CLOUSER


CHILDHOOD’S END Recently Aired On Syfy and is Currently Available on All Major VOD Platforms. The CHILDHOOD’S END Soundtrack Will Be Available Digitally on December 18 and on CD in early 2016

ABOUT THE MINISERIES: Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the alien Overlords, who promise to eliminate poverty, war and sickness – ushering in a golden age of peace, health and security for all of humankind. But why do the Overlords insist on hiding their appearance – and what do they ultimately want from Earth? While much of the world enjoys its newfound utopia, some suspect there’s a price to pay. As the truth about the Overlords’ intentions are revealed, humanity will discover its actual destiny may actually be a nightmare, instead of a dream.


ABOUT THE COMPOSER CHARLIE CLOUSER: Charlie Clouser came into prominence as a member of Nine Inch Nails from 1994-2000.  Before joining the band as keyboardist/programmer, he’d already built a following with his extreme synth work and remixes for Prong, Marilyn Manson, White Zombie and others.  His dense layers of chopped up beats and grinding synthbass lines were instrumental in defining the sound of White Zombie’s double-platinum 1994 breakthrough album Astrocreep: 2000 led to numerous collaborations with frontman Rob Zombie.

In the studio with Nine Inch Nails, Charlie co-wrote high-profile songs like The Perfect Drug (from the gold soundtrack to David Lynch’s Lost Highway), and The Way Out Is Through (from The Fragile, Spin Magazine’s 1999 Album of the Year). His intricate and singular programming style was an integral part of the band’s unique sonic vision.  Along the way, he has continued to apply his talents on albums and remixes for artists like David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Rammstein, Jamiroquai, Deftones, Killing Joke, Esthero, and Meat Beat Manifesto.
 


Charlie’s first film scoring effort, Saw, became an instant cult classic. His scores for the subsequent Saw series continue to define the films. Raw, grinding, propulsive, punctuated by incredible layers of sound and energy, they are classics in the horror genre. Charlie has also scored such films as Resident Evil: Extinction, Sony’s Pictures’ The Stepfather, and The Collection. In the field of television, Charlie has scored several TV shows CBS's Numb3rs and NBC's Las Vegas. He also co-wrote the main title theme for FX’s American Horror Story. In the video game space, he has scored the Activision video game Singularity, as well as licensing select music from his Saw score to Konami for Saw: II.

Lakeshore Records | http://www.lakeshore-records.com

Yes, it's awesome! 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: ANOMALISA - Carter Burwell


Lakeshore Records will release the ANOMALISA – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on January 1, 2016 and on CD in early 2016. The album features the film’s original score by Carter Burwell (CAROL, MR. HOLMES) and the original songs “None of them Are You” (lyrics by Charlie Kaufman) and “Goddess of Heaven”.  

The creation of ANOMALISA began in 2005 as a concert work for text and music, developed by Burwell, titled Theater of the New Ear. The concept was that the actors and musicians would all sit on stage, scripts and scores on music stands, without sets or costumes; an entirely auditory experience.  Charlie Kaufman wrote ANOMALISA under the pen name Francis Fregoli, and directed the actors Tom Noonan, David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh, while music was performed by the 8-member Parabola Ensemble, conducted by Burwell.  The stage script of this morphed into what would become the film.

STAR WARS EPISODE 7 THE FORCE AWAKENS SPOILERIFIC REVIEW!

THE FORCE AWAKENS has put STAR WARS back on top again.  It has also renewed our imaginations for a universe that has long been put to death by the stiff and wooden prequels and blasphemous special editions.  Now we have another film in the franchise worthy to carry the Star Wars title.  Director J.J. Abrams has delivered a thrilling adventure tale that succeeds in accustoming the audience to new main characters while maintaining the overall look and feel of the original trilogy.  THE FORCE AWAKENS earns its spot as the forth best film in the franchise.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST...


Jason

JAR JAR IS A SITH LORD FAN THEORY DEBUNKED!

Back in the day when I was a kid I saw BEASTMASTER.  I was so impressed by the swords and sorcery opus that I declared it better than CONAN THE BARBARIAN.  Then some time went by and I entered my teens.  On the TBS channel BEASTMASTER came on. It had been many years since I had seen it so I was eager to be reminded as to why I would be so bold as to praise the film so highly.  After about ten minutes into the film my appreciation for the movie changed considerably.  I would be lying if I said I wasn't embarrassed by BEASTMASTER.  It was hokey, silly and nowhere near as perfect as CONAN THE BARBARIAN.  BEASTMASTER had flaws that I was too young and naive to noticed.  I was too amazed by the spectacle of sword play, wizardry and monsters.  Older me became aware of the weaker aspects of the film.  I had grown up.

Then came the STAR WARS prequels.....

I admit that when the prequels came out I loved them.  You could not find a more hardcore defender of them than me.  Jar Jar even made me laugh.  However the prequels bothered me somehow. I would not acknowledge the nagging feeling in the back of my head that formed after my initial viewing of them.  I had questions the films never answered.  What was a Sith?  Are we going to learn more about Midichlorians?  Who was Jedi Cypher Deus? (Name misspelled I'm sure.)  Thanks to my friend from Catchaflick I was shown the Mr. Plinkett review of THE PHANTOM MENACE.  I had to admit to myself that the prequels were terrible and not only that but the "Special" editions were an absolute abomination and a true travesty against the storytelling arts.  It wasn't exactly that hard for me to denounce the prequels because I had the privilege of having the original unaltered STAR WARS trilogy as my childhood.  Unfortunately for the kids of the 90's that grew up in the early 2000's they had the inferior prequels.  That is their childhood when it comes to STAR WARS.  Naturally they are going to defend their childhood inspirations and one way of doing that is coming up with fan theories.  I haven't looked into these because they have no real foundation.  Yet the most ridiculous one seems to be converting people as evident by people sharing the articles about it on Facebook over and over again.  Now there is a Youtube video getting passed around.  Apparently Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord....Say it with me in the best Mace Windu voice you can "A Sith Lord?"

Click here to continue reading....

Jason

KRONOS RECORDS: THREE NEW TITLES

 
TRAVELATOR KRONCD064
by ALEXANDAR RANDJELOVIC

THE BLACK SPIDER KRONCD065
by STELVIO CIPRIANI

THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN KRONCD066
by DIBONA & SANGIOVANNI

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Kronos Records | http://www.kronosrecords.com/
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MERRY MONSTERS: A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY - Alex Khaskin


Lakeshore Records will release A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Alex Khaskin (COLD COMES THE NIGHT, REPLICANT).  The much buzzed about Christmas-themed horror film has been receiving praise from both critics and fans alike.

“The idea was to stay with the traditional warm Christmas sound to counterpart that the film is actually a horror,” stated Khaskin. “A well-known Ukrainian carol was transformed into a big orchestral score because the mood slowly developed into a massive danger score.” Originally, the directors wanted Khaskin to go radical by creating a heavy metal or dubstep style score, but to make it truly unique, while staying true to himself, Khaskin made it orchestral. However, each character helped shape the style of the overall theme. “There were several themes, actually, since movie has four different stories and each story had its own style of scoring.”

Alex Khaskin is a film and television composer that started out as a pianist, orchestrator, and arranger at Russia's Lenconcert state organization and a music director for stage, television, and recordings -- arranging and conducting for various Russian stars. Inspired to seek a career in film music, he attended master classes by the famous Russian film and classical composer Andrei Petrov. From 1985 until his immigration to Canada in 1993, Alex scored 14 theatrical and television films and documentaries working for CBS, CBC, CTV, Nelvana, Lions Gate Films, Artisan, Alliance/Atlantis, CCI Entertainment, Muse Entertainment, CINAR, Dufferin Gate, Decode Entertainment, Regent Entertainment, Legacy Film Works, Barna-Alper Productions and many more.
 


As addition to writing music for film, Alex has been active as a composer of contemporary classical music. Between 1980 and 1993, he composed a symphony, a violin concerto, 2 cello concertos, concertos for piano, a triple concerto for violin, viola and cello, a string quartet, and much other chamber music, as well as choral and vocal works.

A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY is an interconnected hair-raising tale of Yuletide terror, with interweaving stories are directed by Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan written by Doug Taylor, Sarah Larsen, James Kee and Pascal Trottier. Christmas: A time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill…unless you live in Bailey Downs. For some folks in this small town Christmas Eve isn’t about getting together with loved ones and exchanging presents – it’s a desperate fight for survival and it’s A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY.

Entertainment One Presents A Copperheart Entertainment Production, A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, available in theatres, video on demand and iTunes stores now. Lakeshore Records will release A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015.
 
Think there has been some great releases in the month of December, here is another fun and maybe the last of the "Merry Monsters"
Jeremy [The Wolf]

MERRY MONSTERS...What Have You Done To Solange? [1975]


 
From director Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on both A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, comes giallo classic What Have You Done to Solange?, the debut feature of actress Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave). A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary's school. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police's investigations. Why is the killer choosing these young women? And what does it have to do with a girl named Solange? Also starring Cristina Galbo (Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) and Fabio Testi (I Spit On Your Grave), What Have You Done with Solange? features all the hallmarks of classic gialli - the amateur detective, the black-gloved killer - as well as a lush score from Ennio Morricone.



SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
* Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
* Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio
* Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
* Brand new audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
* What Have You Done to Decency? A conversation with Karin Baal - the actress shares her    thoughts on Dallamano's classic giallo in this brand new interview
* First Action Hero - a newly-edited 2006 interview with actor and former stuntman Fabio Testi, including a look at his role in Solange
* Old-School Producer - a newly-edited 2006 interview with producer Fulvio Lucisano
* Innocence Lost: Solange and the "Schoolgirls in Peril" Trilogy - a brand new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie, exploring the themes of Solange and its two semi-sequels
* Original theatrical trailer
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Malleus
* Collector's booklet featuring a new article on the giallo scores of Ennio Morricone by Howard Hughes, alongside a Camille Keaton career retrospective from Art Ettinger, comprising interview excerpts with the Solange actress, all illustrated with original archive stills and posters

Format: BLU-RAY + DVD
SKU: AV028
UPC: 760137802891
Street Date: 12/15/15
Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Horror
Run Time: 107 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: DTS-HD MA MONO 1.0
Year of Production: 1975
Director: Massimo Dallamano
Actors: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Camille Keaton
Territory: US
Language: English/Italian

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Ahhhhh.... just a very creepy movie, well shot and well I am disturbed!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Interview with Author... F. Wesley Schneider (Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound)


Great pleasure to share with you and a chat with book Author F. Wesley Schneider and his novel "Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound". It's always awesome when I can bring you all something special, talk with someone who loves the same kinds of stuff we do and share in his project! THANK YOU! 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

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Jeremy [The Wolf]: Being a creative field of game design, did you have passion to write or was it natural progression from role play gaming [RPG] to you writing your first novel "Pathfinder Tales: BLOODBOUND"?

F. WESLEY SCHNEIDER: Whether I’m writing fiction or Pathfinder RPG adventures, the goal’s to tell a great story. They’re very different mediums, but their functions are the same: the attempt to take an outlandish idea and lead participants on some crazy ride. I’ve always enjoyed telling stories, which led me to roleplaying games in the first place. Some folks get into RPGs for the games themselves or the social elements, but for me gaming’s always been about rounding up friends and working together to create a story—to share some adventure only we’ll ever have.

So it wasn’t a big leap to move over to fiction. As one of the creators of the Pathfinder RPG and the editor-in-chief at Paizo Inc., I spend most of my days writing or developing the Pathfinder setting in one way or another. While Pathfinder’s world includes the work of dozens of fantastically talented writers, I’m one of the creative who’s been there since the beginning and I’ve managed to carve out a few of my own niches. Probably the biggest of those is the land of Ustalav, Pathfinder’s realm of gothic horror—a corner of the setting that I selfishly guard. I’ve been involved in pretty much every effort set there, from outlining our creepy Carrion Crown Adventure Path series to literally writing the book on the place—a campaign guide called Rule of Fear. In a way, though, that’s all been preparation for writing Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound.

You always hear about fantasy authors who craft elaborate worlds, full of maps and details that never overtly appear in their books. I’ve always loved writers like that, especially since I see so much of the fun of RPGs in that sort of world building. But in my backwards case, through Pathfinder I’ve had the opportunity to detail and share my land of gothic horror for years before leaping into fiction. It’s been a strange path, but when I told my friends and coworkers that I was working on a novel set in Ustalav, the typical reaction was “of course.”

Jeremy [The Wolf]: How do you hope the reaction from players of Pathfinder might be... giving game characters more life than just playing... if there are ones that crossover from the [RPG]?

F. WESLEY SCHNEIDER: The biggest challenge of telling stories via roleplaying games is that you don’t control the main characters—that’s the players’ domain. It’d be like reading Lord of the Rings and having every hobbit have his own quest or personal agenda. Often that leads to great stories, but for a storyteller it can be a narrative nightmare. But that’s all part of the game, and for an RPG’s narrator much of the fun comes from on-the-fly storytelling and indulging the players’ decisions. 

What this means, though, is that the Pathfinder world doesn’t have a lot of built-in heroes. We don’t want Pathfinder players feeling like second fiddles to Gandalf or Conan, we want them to be Gandalf and Conan. That’s not to say that we don’t have a few major players though, and especially in a region that’s been detailed to the extent that Ustalav has, a few big names show up in Bloodbound.


The most obvious is one of my personal Mary-Sue characters, Ailson Kindler. Ms. Kindler provides the Pathfinder world’s answer to Abraham Van Helsing, being a veteran monster hunter with vast insight into the horrors of the undead. The difference with Kindler, though, is that she’s retired and is quite tired of strangers bringing life-threatening problems to her doorstep. I introduced Kindler into the Pathfinder world in 2008, attributing a quote from a made-up, in-world, Dracula-like novel to her. At the time, she was just a name, and a not so subtle nod to Bram Stoker himself—to “stoke” and to “kindle” meaning much the same thing. As the setting expanded, though, and we increasingly needed a source of in-world monster expertise, Kindler’s writing became more prolific. Eventually I even had the opportunity to include her in another fiction piece, my novella “Guilty Blood,” which also takes place in Ustalav. She saw a bit of screen-time there, but Bloodbound is the culmination of her lengthy development, from being just a name to becoming an active, fully realized character.

Ms. Kindler’s certainly a big one as far as characters from the Pathfinder world go, but particularly attentive Pathfinder readers will notice quite a few other nods, whether references to the Adventure Path series—like a line referencing the notorious nosferatu, Ramoska Arkminos—or to Pathfinder Tales’ other Ustalav-based novel, Dave Gross’s Prince of Wolves. 

Jeremy [The Wolf]: What was the feeling of holding your novel "Pathfinder Tales: BLOODBOUND" in your hands for the first time, compared to your other gaming books you were involved in?

F. WESLEY SCHNEIDER: Bloodbound’s certainly the largest project I’ve ever tackled. It’s even larger than I intended, actually—a fact that’s pretty obvious if you compare its size to past Pathfinder Tales novels. I’m fantastically proud of it and feel like it’s the culmination of a ton of work, not just on the fiction front, but in developing my corner of the Pathfinder world into the thriving gothic nightmare I’ve always wanted. But even though it’s my name on the cover, there’s no way I can take sole credit for it. I work with a team of fantastically creative folks and my work’s altered and improved merely by exposure to their gravity. 

As just one of countless examples, while I was writing Bloodbound, Pathfinder Adventure Path Developers Rob McCreary and Adam Daigle were working on our Mummy’s Mask campaign—a series of adventures rooted in the mythology and stories of ancient Egypt. So, when I needed a homeland for my vampire-hunting, Middle Eastern swordsman Tashan, our Egypt-inspired land of Osirion was an obvious choice. That might seems like a tiny calibration, but over the course of the many months I worked on Bloodbound, there are more little tweaks like this than I could ever list.
Working with such a fantastic team of talented people always feels a bit like cheating, as it makes brainstorming and getting criticism so easy. But I couldn’t value the Paizo crew’s feedback, encouragement, and brilliant ideas more. I certainly couldn’t have written Bloodbound without every one of them.

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F. WESLEY SCHNEIDER has published countless gaming products for both Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons, and is a former assistant editor of Dragon magazine. Bloodbound is his first novel. [CLICK HERE FOR AMAZON LINK TO BLOODBOUND]
 

Lakeshore Records: ALL HAIL KING JULIEN


Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack for the DreamWorks Animation original series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN - Original Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015 and on CD 2016. The album features the show’s original score by Frederik Wiedmann (MILES OF TOMORROWLAND, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS) and songs from the beloved Netflix series, including “True Bromance” performed by Danny Jacobs (as King Julien) & Kevin Michael Richardson (as Maurice), “I Love Your Toes” performed by Andy Richter (as Mort), and the Emmy® Award nominated “Who's da King (All Hail King Julien Theme)” performed by Blaze n Vill.

In ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, King Julien is back and shaking his booty harder than ever! Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle’s craziest adventures in this comedy series. With his loyal sidekicks Maurice and Mort, they meet a whole new cast of colorful animals, including ambitious head of security Clover and the villainous Foosa. No one can stop this king from ruling with an iron fist...in the air...wavin' like he just doesn't care.


“ALL HAIL KING JULIEN is filled with pulse-pounding, roof raising music including its can’t get-it-out-of-your-head opening theme.  The series has a very unique soundtrack that swings between the feel of the feature films and a rockin dance party in the jungle – which is exactly what we were going for,” says Emmy® Award winning executive producer Mitch Watson.

“It's a really fun show to score, each episode has a new and exciting storyline that calls for new and fresh ideas,” said Wiedmann. “Sometimes, that even means writing songs for our characters, together with the writers of the show. I hope you enjoy our homage to 1990's love ballads in ‘True Bromance’, with a killer Saxophone solo (with lots of reverb!), or our throwback to 60's Motown with ‘Iron Booty’, or, going back even further, Mort's 1930's rendition of ‘I Love Your Toes.’  I hope fans of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN enjoy this music as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Frederik Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a film composer. Wiedmann scored his first feature RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL and has since written music for a wide variety of feature films including FIELD OF LOST SHOES, COMPANY OF HEROES, HOSTEL PART III, THE DAMNED, THE HILLS RUN RED, and JARHEAD II. Wiedmann earned two Annie Award Music nominations to his resume for the critically acclaimed TV series GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. His credits include BEWARE THE BATMAN (Cartoon Network), several animated feature films based on the DC Comics including SON OF BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE: FLASHPOINT PARADOX, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS, and JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS, the successful Disney Junior feature LUCKY DUCK and series MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND.

The first two seasons of ALL HAIL KING JULIEN are currently available exclusively on Netflix. Lakeshore Records will release ALL HAIL KING JULIEN - Original Soundtrack on digital December 11, 2015 and on CD 2016.

Lakeshore Records | http://www.lakeshore-records.com

Just Announced!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Lakeshore Records: RAMS [2015] - Atli Örvarsson


Lakeshore Records will release the RAMS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015 and on CD in early 2016. The album features original music composed by Iceland native Atli Örvarsson (HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, CHICAGO FIRE).  The film was directed by Grimur Hakonarson and will be released in theaters in the US February 2016 by Cohen Media Group.

“Rams was filmed in a valley in Iceland called Bárðardalur, which is where my mother’s family is from,” said Atli. “In fact, she was actually born in the farmhouse which was used as one of the brothers’ homes in the film.  Moreover, my great grandfather was the organ player at the local church in the valley.”

This personal connection to the setting of the film led Atli to take a trip home for inspiration.  “A few days before filming started, I happened to be in the area and decided to go to the church to record a theme I was working on,” Atli described.  “I was thinking that the theme would work well on the church’s organ there, but decided to bring my father’s accordion along as he had passed away 4 months earlier.  When I got there, I quickly realized that the theme was not quite right so I wrote and recorded a new one on the spot, first on my father’s accordion and then overdubbed on the very organ my grandfather played all those years before.”

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best, and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

“The two brothers' lives, as depicted in the film, aren't that different from the way people there have lived for centuries,” Atli explained. “I wanted to use the instruments that people there have had at least for the last 100-200 years.  The instrumentation is mainly the church organ from Lundarbrekka church in the valley, along with my father's Borsini accordion.  There is also violin and an old Norse instrument called Taglharpa which is a string instruments made from the hair of a horse's tail.”

RAMS will be in theaters in the UK and US in February 2016, following screenings at the Sundance Film Festival in January.  The RAMS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on December 11, 2015 and on CD in early 2016. 

Lakeshore Records | http://www.lakeshore-records.com

Just Announced!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

MERRY MONSTERS: ASH VS EVIL DEAD [2015] - Joseph LoDuca


Varèse Sarabande will release the ASH VS EVIL DEAD – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on December 11 and on CD December 18, 2015.  The album features the original score composed by Joseph LoDuca (THE EVIL DEAD Trilogy, HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS).

“What makes the EVIL DEAD saga unlike any other franchise is its ability to jerk the audience between horror and humor,” LoDuca stated. “Bruce coined a term for this unique genre: Splatstick. The score is like films in its approach: The music plays the straight man. That means the drama is dead serious; the action is intense; and the horror is treated with shock and dread. As a result, the humor lies in its juxtaposition to the music, and only on rare occasions does the music give in.”

Joseph LoDuca’s life-long love affair with music began with deep rock and jazz roots coming up through the rich music scene in the Motor City; to university studies of composition and guitar in New York; expanding further to absorb the musical languages of the Middle East, India, and Asia, finding fresh contexts for ancient sounds. He began his film career scoring director Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD Trilogy, and has continued that relationship through the top-rated television series SPARTACUS, HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS, and Emmy winners THE LEGEND OF THE SEEKER and XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS.

A Two-time EMMY® Award winner and eleven-time nominee, composer Joseph LoDuca is no stranger to large orchestra action/adventure, fantasy, and thriller music. His latest projects include the second season of the action/fantasy series THE LIBRARIANS and the supernatural thriller PAY THE GHOST.


ASH VS EVIL DEAD is the long-awaited STARZ original series and follow-up to the classic horror movie franchise THE EVIL DEAD. Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons - personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.

“Ash, our hero finally has his theme, a retro-lone gunman-with-a-chainsaw voiced on baritone guitar,” described LoDuca. To achieve this “I played a one-man 70’s rock band on some of the tracks. Fortunately, I also had a full orchestra and chorus on the music that appears on the album [with] Lucy Lawless and Gia Warner on vocals, and Rayse Biggs on trumpet [who] graced a few of the tracks.”

STARZ presents ASH VS EVIL DEAD Saturdays at 9pm EST. Varèse Sarabande will release the ASH VS EVIL DEAD – Original Television Soundtrack digitally December 11 and on CD December 18, 2015.

Varese Sarabande | http://www.varesesarabande.com
 
Oh my... YES, if you are a fan... you should say yes to the show and now to the score. 
Jeremy [The Wolf]

MERRY MONSTERS: HANNIBAL SEASON THREE Volumes 1 and 2 - Brian Reitzell


Lakeshore Records will release two new volumes of music from the third and final season of the Gaumont Television and NBC television series HANNIBAL, composed by Brian Reitzell (LOST IN TRANSLATION, BOSS). The HANNIBAL SEASON THREE Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on December 11 and on CD in early 2016.  The two volumes also contain the original songs, “Love Crime” (from ‘The Wrath of The Lamb’, which features Siouxsie Sioux, and “Snake Charmer,” which features Marc Almond.

Regarding working with Siouxsie Sioux on the song, which closes the finale of the series, Reitzell said, “It will be quite emotional, for the fans, and I wanted them to have a souvenir. I wanted them to have a song. I wanted them to have a melody, because I’ve not been able to really do that with this show. But since we’re leaving — or at least taking some time away from the show, whatever the future is — I felt like I needed to give them something. Siouxsie was a fan of the show and she absolutely nailed it.”


In addition to the Siouxsie Sioux track, Marc Almond contributed a performance. “I had done a track built around the Mason Verger character and the notion that he was a bit inhabited with this lunatic / Brian Jones / Moroccan / LSD vibe. Marc was at the London premier along with Siouxsie and I think Bryan Fuller playfully asked if I was going to do a song with him,” said Reitzell.  “After the show ended I turned the Mason Verger piece into a song and sent it to Marc. He loved it and went into a studio and recorded a bunch of vocals that Ken Sluiter and I then took to finish the track….It’s a fun song, the opposite or maybe the flipside of what I did with Sioux which is fitting for the show with its dreamy yet totally absurd reality.”

The dark and haunting series HANNIBAL returned for a third season, revealing the fates of characters hanging in the balance, and the continuing psychological cat-and-mouse games they face.

After the shocking events of the Season 2 finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe - accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) - sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, each with their own motivations to catch him once and for all, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways.

In the second half of the season, Jack implores Will to help him catch a new threat, a serial killer preying on families, known in the press as the Tooth Fairy, but self-proclaimed as The Great Red Dragon. The hunt may force Will to turn to an unwelcome source of insight - his old adversary, Hannibal.


Like with the soundtracks from the previous two seasons, the Season 3 soundtrack plays chronologically –However, season three has two distinctly different tones - with Volume 1 the European side and Volume 2 covering ‘The Red Dragon’.

“The arc of the third season was such that we start out in Paris and Italy but after the seventh episode, (which I think is the craziest episode in the history of network television!) we reinvented the show to do the ‘Red Dragon’ story,” Reitzell described.  The score likewise changed.

He continued, “I altered the score so that when we start there’s a bit of 60’s Morricone vibe in there (fuzz guitar, organ, trumpet). I also added an upright bass to my ensemble so it got more playful at times but had even more teeth at others. Once I got to episode 8, which begins the ‘Red Dragon’ episodes, I replaced the guitars and organs with massive custom made Harry Partch-esque wooden Bass Tone Bars. They are huge and fill my entire live room, the size of 4 grand pianos! I also infused a 100-piece orchestra so the whole thing get’s more and more cinematic as we approach the finale and ultimately Siouxsie’s voice with the orchestra.”

Over the last decade and a half, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music supervisor Brian Reitzell has been on a mission to further elevate the layer that music adds to a film's life. He has created his own unique method of scoring films, drawing equally from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air, and his massive knowledge of recorded music.


Acting as both music supervisor and composer, he often blurs the lines between score, source music, and sound design. His vision is to create a seamless landscape of songs, score, and found music for each soundtrack. Brian’s explorations of new sounds add unique character to visual images. He often has instruments custom built or even invented for individual film scores and wholeheartedly embraces the Brian Eno philosophy of the recording studio as his instrument. Brian has thrived on collaborations with musicians from outside the Hollywood film composer network and has worked with some of today’s most acclaimed musical artists including Air, Richard James (Aphex Twin), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Elliott Smith, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Explosions In The Sky, Fever Ray, Robert Plant, Daniel Lopatin and Ensemble Matheus.

Brian's past films include THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION (for which he received a BAFTA award nomination), CQ, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, THUMBSUCKER, MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, BEGINNERS, and RED RIDING HOOD.  His video game credits include his critically acclaimed scores for THQ’s RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON and last years WATCH DOGS for Ubisoft. Reitzell scored U.K. film artist and Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price’s WEST HINDER video installation. He has also scored and music supervised Sofia Coppola’s last feature, THE BLING RING as well as Gus Van Sant’s PROMISED LAND. It was Van Sant who got Reitzell into television, bringing him on to score and supervise the show BOSS for cable network Starz.

The final season of the NBC series HANNIBAL will be released on DVD on December 8, 2015.  HANNIBAL SEASON THREE Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on December 11 and on CD in early 2016. 

Lakeshore Records | http://www.lakeshore-records.com

Okay, show is cancelled... we still have the music, you should really get this music... before Hannibal comes down your chimney!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

INTERVIEW WITH LUKE GOSS [ACTOR]