UPDATE: SIX STRINGS MAGAZINE "DOWNLOADS"


As of September 11, 2017 the issues on the right links might expire, we are always evolving ourselves... so if you come to a dead link, please contact us for the new link. We are also going to make complete editions available on our Facebook page, so if you want to see them... 

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

"Howlin' Wolf Records" New Releases!


It's a new dawn, a new day and several new "Howlin' Wolf Records" releases and recent releases! Featuring composers; Brian Tyler, Bruno Valenti, Rich Douglas, Wojciech Golczewski, Vincent Gillioz and Pablo Garcia Croissier... 


Okay that is some great news!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Welcome to the ALL NEW "SIX STRINGS" Season 2: Issue 5

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 SIX STRINGS - SEASON 2: ISSUE 5... INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER "CHANCE THOMAS"... 10 Years working with "LORD OF THE RINGS: ONLINE"!

Not going to make this complicated, we are going for a much smaller, more direct issue and printable issue of SIX STRINGS... focusing on one or two projects! Everything else will be back to normal on this the main site, where we will share the best interviews and upcoming releases. You can get this, downloadable...

"SIX STRINGS" Season 2: Issue 5
DIRECT ISSUE: [CLICK HERE]

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Interview with Game Soundtrack "PROJECT CARS 2" Composer Stephen Baysted

Jeremy [Six Strings]: How did you come to work on the "PROJECT CARS" game soundtrack and how much creative freedom did you have on the latest "PROJECT CARS 2" compared to the previous one?

Stephen Baysted: I’ve been fortunate enough to have composed the music for all Slightly Mad Studios’ games stretching right back to their first game release in 2004. I had a great deal of creative freedom for Project Cars 2. However, as composer and audio director for the series, my role is always to serve the needs of the game.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: When creating music like "PROJECT CARS 2", where did you find your inspiration or do you find you have a ritual?

Stephen Baysted: Good question! Inspiration comes from many sources: deadlines, walking in the countryside, being by the ocean. There’s no ritual as such, but I begin each project by doing research on the subject matter and I find that it helps to get things kick-started.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Congratulations on your nomination from the "Golden Joystick Awards" for "PROJECT CARS 2" for all your hard work in creating a great score like this... how is this different from a film "nod" to a game "nod" of appreciation?

Stephen Baysted: Thank you very much! It’s always an honour to be recognized for hard work, especially when you’ve been working on a project for such a long time. I think nowadays they are quite similar, although what makes the Golden Joystick Awards so special is the fact that they are voted by the audience.

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Your career has many different levels from game, television series and film... where do you find is the most rewarding or could you please share one of your favourite of each?

Stephen Baysted: This is a difficult question. To be honest I really enjoy the variety of projects, working with new people and collaborating on new ventures. Each is a very different medium to work in and I’m not sure I have a favourite!

Jeremy [Six Strings]: Can you share some upcoming projects?

Stephen Baysted: Work has already begun on my next game project due for release in 2019. It’s a major Hollywood film franchise tie-in but I can’t say too much more about it at this stage! I’m also working on various TV series at the moment, one of which is with Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge and the BBC.
THANK YOU...

Project CARS 2 is nominated for Best Audio [Click Here] in the 25th Golden Joystick Awards (VOTE HERE) and the original soundtrack is out now on Spotify and iTunes.

Stephen Baysted
http://www.stephenbaysted.com/

Renowned for his versatility, emotionally charged and expressively powerful music, Stephen Baysted's acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by audiences worldwide in a succession of award-winning films and video games including the best-selling racing series Project CARS, EA's Need for Speed series and Phil Grabsky's 'Exhibition On Screen' series of films bringing blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to the cinema, in stunning high definition. Baysted is an in-demand film and television composer whose credits include two seasons of Blink Film's epic documentary series "Ancient Mysteries" for Channel 5, Blink's "Volatile Earth" for Channel 4 and Nova, and "Graveyard of the Giant Beasts" for Channel 4 and PBS. Earlier this year, Baysted also reunited with award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky and Seventh Art Productions to score "I, Claude Monet," a new documentary feature in the acclaimed 'Exhibition On Screen' series. Their previous collaborations include "Renoir: Reviled and Revered," "The Impressionists - And The Man Who Made Them," and the Royal Television Society award-winning "Matisse: Live from the Tate and MoMa". His scores for these important landmark factual documentary series have been nominated for three Jerry Goldsmith Awards for Best Score. Stephen is currently scoring a new three-part series exploring Tutankhamen's treasures with Blink Films for Channel 4 and a six-part factual series with Bone Soup Productions for BBC2 and Michelin Star chef Tom Kerridge.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment: "War for the Planet of the Apes"


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES. Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com and “one of the very best films of the year” (Kristopher Tapley, Variety) arrives on Digital October 10 and on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™ and DVD October 24. Andy Serkis returns as Caesar in the thrilling and climatic chapter of the PLANET OF THE APES saga as Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar resolves to avenge his kind, pitting him against the Colonel for a final showdown that will determine the future of the planet!


Special features include exclusive deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by director Matt Reeves, behind-the- scenes featurettes, including “All About Caesar,” which focuses on Andy Serkis and his incredible performances through the three films as Caesar, bringing his character and his journey to life. Additionally, the digital version of the film includes 10 Scene Comparisons, showing a side-by-side exploration of the actors’ performance captures above the final scenes in the film.

MVD Entertainment Group: George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition


George Romero's name may be synonymous with the living dead subgenre, but his filmography is far richer and more varied than his reputation as "the zombie guy" would suggest. Following the breakout success of his debut feature Night of the Living Dead, the director would embark upon a series of projects which demonstrate a master filmmaker with more than mere gut-munching on his mind.

In There's Always Vanilla, young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset. Season of the Witch (released theatrically as Hungry Wives) follows the exploits of Joan Mitchell - a housewife who seeks to escape the confines of her humdrum suburban existence through a flirtation with witchcraft. Lastly, The Crazies sees Romero returning to firmer horror territory as a small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which send its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.


Taken together, these three films, made in the period between Romero's celebrated living dead outings Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, serve to shine a light on the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre.
 
THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA (1971)
SEASON OF THE WITCH (1972)
THE CRAZIES (1973)

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS: "THOR: RAGNAROK" Music By Mark Mothersbaugh


Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital version of the “Thor: Ragnarok” score album by composer Mark Mothersbaugh, October 20, 2017.  The physical CD soundtrack will be available on November 10.   “Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “What We Do in the Shadows”) and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki.   Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in U.S. theaters on November 3, 2017.

Mark Mothersbaugh recorded the score at London’s Abbey Road Studios and also serves as Soundtrack Producer with Alan Meyerson.  Mothersbaugh’s film credits include “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Rushmore,”  “The LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” and memorable television series like “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” and “Rugrats.”

Mothersbaugh said, “I was aware of Taika's work before I got the call from Marvel, and was excited about the chance to collaborate.  He's a true artist, and I think he brings a lot to the Marvel franchise.  We both share an interest in retro synths and I was delighted to dust off a few vintage keyboards from the DEVO days to mix in with the Abbey Road 100-piece orchestra to create our own take on the sound of Marvel.  I hope we get to do it again.”

LAKESHORE RECORDS & INVADA RECORDS: “STRANGER THINGS 2” Featuring Music By Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E


Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Invada Records, will release the double album Stranger Things 2 - Original Netflix Series Soundtrack digitally on October 20th. The album will also be available on CD later this year, with an LP forthcoming. The double album features the original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of the Austin experimental synth band S U R V I V E.

“In Season 2 we’re introducing new styles of composition, while still revisiting old themes when appropriate,” said composers Dixon and Stein. “We’ve created new elements to support the story, but still want to remain true to the sound of Season 1.”

In “Stranger Things 2,” which premieres on Netflix October 27th, it’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

EMMY®-winning and Grammy®-nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, half of the Austin band S U R V I V E, traveled back in musical time to score  the award-winning  Netflix original series “Stranger Things.” Series creators The Duffer Brothers tapped the duo due to their  classic synths spun into distinctly modern sounds—and the resulting alchemy produced a Primetime Emmy Award win for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, two Grammy nominations for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, an ASCAP Composers' Choice Award nomination for TV Composer(s) of the Year, and a World Soundtrack Award nomination for TV Composer(s) of the Year. 

Dixon and Stein, both Texas natives, were born in the early 1980s when the inspirations for “Stranger Things” were being made. They met as teenagers and both gravitated towards the analog, electronic tones of their childhoods. S U R V I V E has quickly exploded from being a hip Austin act to touring the U.S. and Europe, and the band recently released their second studio album, “RR7349.”

“Stranger Things  2” will debut globally on Netflix on October 27.  Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Invada Records, will release the double album Stranger Things  2 - Original Netflix Series Soundtrack digitally on October 20th and on CD later this year with an LP forthcoming.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "All I See Is You" Music by Marc Streitenfeld


“All I See Is You” is the upcoming drama film directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, Finding Neverland). Starring Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty), the film tells the story of a blind woman (Lively) who unexpectedly regains her sight. With her vision restored, she begins to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about her husband (Clarke), their marriage and their lives. The movie is being released on October 27th, 2017 courtesy of Open Road Films. The score to “All I See Is You” was composed by Marc Streitenfeld (Prometheus). Described by Variety as “perhaps the most beautiful ingredient”, Streitenfeld’s compositions employ a rich assortment of keyboards and strings, as well as a delicate reoccurring theme, to bring the audience along on the enormous shift from blindness to sight. Two songs recorded by Blake Lively, “Double Dutch” and “In Our Dreams”, are featured on the album and will be heavily promoted by Lively. Also included are songs by artists such as Ted Lucas, Depedro and Raphael Gualazzi.  


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Tokyo Ghoul" Music by Don Davis


“Tokyo Ghoul” is a Japanese dark fantasy action film based on the manga series of the same name. Directed by Kentaro Hagiwara, the film is set in an alternative where ghouls, beings who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the population in secret. They hide their true identities to evade authorities tasked with hunting them. The movie follows Ken, a normal college student who, after being attacked while on a date, discovers he has been transformed into a ghoul. Struggling with his new life and the hunger inside him, Ken must adapt to ghoul society as well as keep his new identity a secret from his human companions. This sinister adventure features a score by composer Don Davis (The Matrix).
 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

SILVA SCREEN RECORDS AND FILM FEST GENT PRESENT "TERENCE BLANCHARD - MUSIC FOR FILM"


The first ever overview of Terence Blanchard's film music work approved by the artist. Performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brosse.

Supported by the Film Fest Gent’s World Soundtrack Awards, Terence Blanchard Music For Film is the fourth release from the series and third on Silva Screen Records. Each year an outstanding film music composer is invited to present their work during the annual World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert. As part of the celebrations, Film Fest Gent and partner Brussels Philharmonic record a CD of their music in advance of the concert and this year’s guest of honour is Terence Blanchard. The concert will be held on 18th October.

World-renowned trumpeter, brass player, composer, band leader and five time Grammy Award winner, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. As a film composer Terence Blanchard is most known and admired for his unique collaboration with director Spike Lee that started in 1991 and includes Mo Better Blues, Malcolm X, Clockers, 25th Hour, Jungle Fever, Inside Man.

Sony Classical: "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE" Music by Thomas Newman


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Thank You For Your Service (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with music by Grammy® Winner and Oscar® nominated composer Thomas Newman (Bridges of Spies, Skyfall, American Beauty, Finding Nemo, The Shawshank Redemption).  The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 27th and on CD November 3. Thank You For Your Service opens in U.S. theaters on October 27th.

DreamWorks Pictures' Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film, while Ann Ruark (Biutiful) and Jane Evans (Sin City) executive produce.

MovieScore Media and Quartet Records: "KNOCK" Music by Cyrille Aufort


MovieScore Media and Quartet Records join forces in a groundbreaking collaboration by releasing Cyrille Aufort’s energetic score for Lorraine Lévy’s comedy starring Omar Sy in the title Role. Knock is a classic French play which already had several adaptations on the screen as well. It tells the story of Doctor Knock (Sy) who arrives to a town whose patients are too healthy. By using his charming personality and cunning deceit, the good doctor convinces everybody about having some sort of great illness. But when he meets the beautiful Adéle (Ana Girardot), his plan may very well fall through…

French composer Cyrille Aufort started composing music for the theatre, short films and animation films before working extensively in the cinema. While working as an orchestrator for Alexandre Desplat, Aufort's first major composing credit was Vincenzo Natali's DNA-based sci-fi horror Splice, starring Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley. In 2012, Aufort and Gabriel Yared co-composed the score for A Royal Affair, the historical drama starring Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen. His more recent credits include Yann Gozlan's A Perfect Man, Avi Nesher’s Past Life as well as the new Arctic-themed documentaries of March of the Emperors' Luc Jacquet: The Ice and the Sky and L'Empereur.

The score is anchored by a strong network of themes, driven by Knock’s own propulsive theme, full of plans and hopes. While this theme is one for departure and motion, the theme for Adèle lends a feminine charm to the narrative. It perfectly compliments Knock’s restless personality with a childlike wonder recalling the sound of a magical music box. In order to bring two such wildly different characters together, Aufort proposes a third musical element, something a little more romantic to characterize the mutual attraction between the two protagonists ("Adèle and Knock", "Farewell to Adèle"). The odious Lansky (a character who knows the truth about Knock) has his own espionage-flavoured melody.

The release of Knock marks a shift in MovieScore Media's distribution strategy. Going forward, MovieScore Media will focus on album production and digital distribution, sub-licensing rights for physical releases to other labels who specialize in the CD and/or the vinyl market. Knock is the first such release: while digital copies will be available through MovieScore Media, the physical copies will be produced by the esteemed Spanish film music specialty label, Quartet Records.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "TOOTH AND TAIL" Music by Austin Wintory


Varèse Sarabande will release the TOOTH AND TAIL – Original Video Game Soundtrack on CD November 3 and LP in December. The album features the original music composed by Austin Wintory (Journey, Abzu).

Lead the revolution with an army of flamethrowing Boars, mustard gas-lobbing Skunks, and paratrooper-puking Owls. From the designers of Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, Tooth and Tail is a Real-Time-Strategy game featuring Single Player, Online Competitive Play, Split Screen, Replays, and more. Build a base, lead your army, eat your enemies! The War for Meat -- The Longcoats, the Commonfolk, the KSR, and the Civilized are in the midst of a Civil War over who gets to eat, and who has to be the meat. A darkly humorous tale of riots and revolution is told through an extensive Single Player campaign. There is endless replay-ability with procedurally generated maps and customizable factions, no two conflicts will be the same, forcing players to strategize rather than memorize. Pick-up-and-Play -- With matches lasting from 5-12 minutes, split-screen couch play, and controls designed for controllers or keyboard/mouse, Tooth and Tail is a popcorn RTS for veterans and newcomers alike.

WALT DISNEY RECORDS: "THE POLYNESIAN SOUNDS OF TE VAKA WITH TE VAKA’S GREATEST HITS"


Walt Disney Records releases Te Vaka Greatest Hits, which features 10 songs culled from the group’s 8 albums, plus a new previously unreleased track, “Lakalaka.” The music video for “Lakalaka” is available on the band’s YouTube channel HERE. The digital album is available today. The physical CD will be available on October 6 and can be ordered HERE.

Te Vaka, a unique 11-piece group, has enchanted the world with its music, costume and dance of the South Pacific for more than two decades. Combining the timeless roots of Polynesian music with contemporary influences and dance, audiences are taken on a journey into the Pacific Islands, into the heart of Polynesia.

Opetaia Foa‘i, the founder and lead singer of Te Vaka, is a multi award-winning songwriter, celebrated for his dedication to telling the stories of the South Pacific.

Foa‘i was part of the diverse and dynamic team behind Disney’s “Moana” inspired music, which also included Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and three-time Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Speed,” “Tarzan” and the Oscar®-winning “Training Day”). In addition to co-writing several songs for the film and soundtrack, the score also featured contributions from Te Vaka’s singers and log drummers.

The “Moana” soundtrack has spent 23 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and has remained on that chart for all 35 weeks of its release.

RLJ ENTERTAINMENT: BUSHWICK [DVD and DVD/BD combo]


RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action film BUSHWICK on DVD and on DVD/BD combo on Oct. 24, 2017. 

Written by Nick Damici (We Are What We Are, Stake Land) and Graham Reznick (Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear) and directed by the filmmaking team of Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Cooties), BUSHWICK stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect franchise, Hairspray), Angelic Zambrana (Precious, Fighting) and Jeremie Harris (FX’s “Legion,” The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Pariah).  RLJE will release BUSHWICK on Oct. 24, 2017 on DVD.
 


Emerging from a NY subway on her way home from college, Lucy (Brittany Snow) discovers her neighborhood of Bushwick engulfed in utter chaos. Trying to escape the violence, Lucy seeks refuge in the basement of Stupe (Dave Bautista), a former Marine on his way out of town to find his family. As the unlikely pair navigate through a hail of gunfire and lethal explosions, they learn they are in the middle of a civil war as Texas attempts to secede from the US. With the clash between local residents and the militia escalating, Lucy and Stupe must rely on each other in an impossible race to get out of the city and survive another day.

The DVD and DVD/BD combo include bonus features: Photo Galleries, Poster Gallery and “The Making of BUSHWICK.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Last Chance: A Novel" written by Gregg Hurwitz


The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.

The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz, returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings, in this thrilling sequel to The Rains. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.

GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the #1 international bestseller Orphan X. His books have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, The Punisher) and DC (Batman). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for many major studios and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. The Last Chance is the sequel to The Rains, Gregg's first YA novel. Hurwitz resides in Los Angeles with two Rhodesian ridgebacks.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "ONLY THE BRAVE" By Joseph Trapanese


Varèse Sarabande will release the ONLY THE BRAVE – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 20 and on CD on November 17, 2017. The album features the original music composed by Joseph Trapanese (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, OBLIVION).

“After two films and unique scores together, Joseph Kosinski and I knew we wanted to create something special for our third film,” said Trapanese. “When I started writing, I knew I wanted the music to feel incredible human and vulnerable.”

It's not what stands in front of you… it's who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it - they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

“I wanted the music to feel like you were in someone’s bedroom listening to them play for you, as if these characters were right next you telling their story,” Trapanese described.  “We made a deliberate choice to feature one theme, the Hotshot theme, that grows and changes alongside our characters throughout the film. Joe and I built something simple and direct, a theme that drives right into the heart of the audience and creates a direct emotional connection to our story.”

Kino Lorber: "POP AYE" [DVD]


Kino Lorber is proud to announce that Kirsten Tan's award-winning Pop Aye is now available on DVD.  A winner of both the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Big Screen Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Pop Aye was a hit with critics and festival audiences alike, and was selected by Singapore as the country's Official Submission to the 90th Academy Awards.

Pop Aye was released theatrically by Kino Lorber earlier in 2017, with a two-week run at New York's Film Forum and engagements in key national markets including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle.


Pop Aye is a heartwarming tale of a man and his elephant. A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "TERRORVISION" Original Score by RICHARD BAND

 TERRORVISION
Original Score by RICHARD BAND
Original Songs by THE FIBONACCIS
INTRADA Special Collection 393

I knew I wanted a truly’ 60s-style sound not unlike that in a Lost in Space episode because the movie had a very unique look and color about it and the humorous (though more contemporary) subject matter dictated a VERY untraditional approach.
-- Richard Band

Richard Band approached his scoring of Empire Pictures’ cosmic sci-fi/monster vehicle TerrorVision (1986), produced by family members Charles and Albert Band, with an array of synthesized colors—both tonal and otherworldly—in keeping with the quirky tale of the Putterman family and their monster-inhabited TV set. Restless Records issued a short-lived LP in 1986, with one side devoted to the five vocal and instrumental tracks written and performed by The Fibonaccis and the other side offering highlights from Richard Band’s original score. For the premiere release of this score on CD, Intrada accessed the original ½” three-channel and 2” eight-channel session masters recorded by Christopher L. Stone, and created all-new stereo mixes, allowing Intrada to add a substantial amount of previously unreleased music.

In the film, an alien garbage disposal converts a monsterous mutant into energy and beams it into space, where it is received via a new satellite dish set up in the Putterman's back yard.  Three kids try to take care of it to prevent it from going on a hungry rampage.

This release is limited to 500 copies.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit: [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "LADY IN WHITE/FRANKIE GOES TO TUSCANY" Composed and Arranged by FRANK LaLOGGIA


There are certain films that embody the essence and imagination of Halloween.  The Disney film Hocus Pocus with its magical score by John Debney is certainly one of them.  Another film is the 1988 ghost story Lady in White.  Frank LaLoggia’s Lady in White transcended its modest budget with an impressive cast and startling visual beauty, combined with the heartfelt nostalgia of a memoir. LaLoggia’s film has gained an increasingly devoted cult following in the three decades since its original release, with the filmmaker’s own unusually lush and melodic orchestral score a key component in its popularity.

On Halloween of 1962, Frankie Scarlatti (Lukas Haas), an imaginative nine-year-old, is locked all night in his school’s spooky cloakroom by bullies. Frankie is terrified by the sight of two unexpected visitors—the ghost of a murdered girl and the murderer himself, who nearly kills the boy while hunting for a piece of incriminating evidence. An African-American janitor is falsely arrested for the series of child murders that have plagued the area, while Frankie investigates and learns the deaths may be tied to the “Lady in White,” an apparition that haunts the nearby cliff-side. As Frankie comes closer to solving the mystery, he discovers that the innocent are sometimes punished for the actions of the guilty, and that evil may be closer to home than he ever dreamed.

The ambitiously melodic score pays homage to the composers who had filled LaLoggia's soundtrack collection as a teenager. The greatest influence can be heard in the music of Elmer Bernstein, as Lady’s themes and orchestrations have the distinctive warmth of a classic Bernstein score, and yet he evokes the master so clearly without ever copying from Bernstein’s own masterpiece of childhood wonder and terror, To Kill a Mockingbird, a film clearly echoed in Lady’s subplot of racial injustice. The score is dominated by bright and playful themes that reinforce the lighthearted mood of the early sequences and make the film’s surprisingly dark turns even more effective. The later parts of the score are dominated by a simple, literally “haunting” choral theme for the murdered girl, whose heart-breaking innocence serves almost as a siren song as young Frankie pursues the mystery; for the finale, LaLoggia provides a waltz as the ghostly girl and her grief-stricken mother are reunited in the heavens.

As an added bonus, a second disc featuring LaLoggia's concept album, Frankie Goes to Tuscany, adds a spirited and entirely different musical experience from the ghost story on the first disc. LaLoggia created, almost entirely, the recording with digitally sampled instruments via computer, and while this is in sharp contrast to the 70-piece orchestra that recorded Lady in White, it clearly boasts LaLoggia's melody-driven, film-score inspired ideas. As LaLoggia comments in the notes,  "Frankie Goes to Tuscany is a film score in search of a movie. In fact, I’d say that just about every track has a movie idea behind it in varied stages of development."

Enjoy these two sides of Frank LaLoggia. His brilliant score to the haunting Lady in White is everything we at Intrada love about film music. And it's perfect for the Halloween season.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit: [CLICK HERE]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Forge Books: "An Irish Country Practice" - Patrick Taylor


An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds.

Not only has O’Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he’s also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he’s truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue.

As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent “accidents” may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice.

All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two.


PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D. was born and raised in Bangor County Down in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia. He is the bestselling author of the Irish Country series, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea and An Irish Country Love Story among many others.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sumthing Else Music Works: "ECHOES OF THE FIRST DREAMER: THE MUSICAL PREQUEL TO GOLEM" Music by Marty O'Donnell


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, and independent game studio Highwire Games, proudly present the vinyl edition of "Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel To Golem," the new visionary album from celebrated Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell. The LP is released on black vinyl and presented in a deluxe gate-fold package. The album is also available on physical CD as well as digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com.

Written for piano and orchestra, "Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel To Golem" is not the soundtrack to Highwire's forthcoming exclusive PlayStation VR game Golem - it is a musical prequel; composed, arranged and recorded as an independent work that introduces audiences to the world and themes of Golem.

"For a composer, a prequel album is an interesting challenge because, unlike a traditional soundtrack, it cannot lean on the listener's memories and experiences from the game. It needs to stand alone and have its own independent emotional journey. At the same time, it must relate to Golem's tone and world.

For example, one of the first environments that we built for the game was a rustic home, filled with hand-made furniture and colorful blankets. Inside was such a cozy bedroom, it made me think of a mother, singing her child back to sleep. I remembered a lullaby I wrote many years ago after the birth of my first daughter. I found a copy of the original and developed it for the announcement trailer. Although it's a simple melody, it showed potential to evoke complex emotions, and eventually became the key theme for this suite of music.

Lakeshore Records: "REVOLT" by Bear McCreary


Lakeshore Records and Sparks & Shadows will release the REVOLT - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK digitally on October 13, 2017. The album features the original score by Emmy® Award-Winning Composer Bear McCreary (REBEL IN THE RYE, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE).

Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, an American soldier (Lee Pace) and a French foreign aid worker (Bérénice Marlohe) team up to survive the alien onslaught. As they journey through the battlefield in search of refuge, their bond will be tested when the soldier discovers his true identity.

“From day one, Bear and I agreed that our original scifi movie needed a signature sound.  A score that would balance a sinister alien presence with the power of our will to fight back,” said writer/director Joe Miale.  “Bear gives our story a distinct voice, one that can waver, whimper or scream. A single solo instrument sails with uncertainty over a relentless rhythm— man against machine. Cue after cue, Bear weaves the story’s dynamics into the music itself; a cherished collaboration that still leaves me wonderstruck."

McCreary is known for his out-of-the-box techniques to create the perfect sonic palette for the score.  His recent projects have featured unusual instruments (like the hurdy gurdy, Blaster Beam, and bagpipes) and sampled sounds (including manipulated versions of his three year-old daughter’s voice, a typewriter, and even an MRI machine). "When I saw the staggeringly scary robotic drones stampede towards Lee Pace in Joe Miale's visceral sci-fi film REVOLT, I knew the score needed to be mechanical, pulsing and sonically distinct from anything I'd ever done,” said McCreary.  To achieve the perfect backdrop he “assembled an ‘orchestra’ of floppy disc drives, and worked with brilliant sound designer Jonathan Snipes, to get them to create sustained notes I could use in the score. Their chirping, guttural voices permeate the music, giving these killer robots a sense of devious human expression."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "HAPPY DEATH DAY" by Bear McCreary


Back Lot Music announces the release of the HAPPY DEATH DAY soundtrack, featuring music by Bear McCreary (Rebel in the Rye, 10 Cloverfield Lane) digitally on October 13 and on CD on October 20, 2017. 

Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in HAPPY DEATH DAY, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. HAPPY DEATH DAY is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and written by Scott Lobdell.

“When I first saw Happy Death Day, I was immediately struck by the film’s perfect balance of horror and dark comedy,” said McCreary. “The main character, Tree, hilariously captures a millennial spirit the horror is genuinely terrifying, and the comedy pitch perfect. The film is a goldmine for musical inspiration!”

In the thriller, the killer’s identity is hidden behind a baby-face mask.  McCreary had to look no further than to his three-year old daughter for inspiration in creating the score. “Christopher Landon and I decided to give this voiceless character a voice in the score,” McCreary explained.

Bear collected recordings of his daughter that he used throughout. “These sounds of her giggling and whispers were digitally mangled and distorted, until they became terrifying vocal textures, with menacing bass, crackling breathy overtones. One baby whimper in particular became the theme for the killer, wailing like a banshee over the score. I combined the baby voice with a full orchestra, and the end result truly terrified me. I am hopeful it will have the same effect on the audience.”
 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "JIGSAW" Music by Charlie Clouser


Lakeshore Records will release the JIGSAW - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 27, 2017. The album features the original music by Charlie Clouser (SAW, TVs WAYWARD PINES).

“For JIGSAW I actually started working on the score by concentrating on the end of the film, because there would need to be two thematic cues that came before the obligatory re-interpretation of ‘Hello Zepp,’” described Clouser, the composer of the previous seven films in the SAW franchise. “Each film has its own musical vocabulary that is grafted onto the established tonal framework, and there are certain chord progressions, subtle melodies, and trademark sounds that helped to give that sense of continuity across the whole franchise.”

This October 27, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures proudly present JIGSAW! After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement find themselves chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade and embroiled in a new game that’s only just begun. Is John Kramer back from the dead to remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life? Or is this a trap set by a killer with designs of their own?

Lakeshore Records: "WONDERSTRUCK" Music by Carter Burwell


Lakeshore Records will release the WONDERSTRUCK - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally October 20th and on CD/LP later this year.  Simultaneously second version of the album, containing three bonus tracks, is also being released as an Amazon Exclusive Special Edition.  Both releases feature original music by Carter Burwell (CAROL, FARGO).

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, in WONDERSTRUCK Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. 

“The script specifies that Rose’s segment of the film would be silent because her character is deaf, so music was going to play a large role,” said Burwell. “Because of the lack of dialogue and the lack of sound effects in Rose’s section, we presented it as a silent film, with wall-to-wall music.  I don’t believe there’s ever a moment where we actually go completely silent. That was a new challenge for me.”

Part of the film is set in New York City.  “I’m a New Yorker myself, so I’d love to think that the city affected this score, particularly since it is such a big part of the movie,” Burwell described. “Rose right from the beginning has her musical theme and Ben has his.  Initially, we didn’t try to make those instruments specific to the period of time in which they’re living. They live 50 years apart, one in 1927 one in 1977. But in the end it settled into something like that where Ben’s world was more driven by guitars and synthesizers, and Rose’s world was more driven by acoustical instruments.”
 
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Lakeshore Records: "THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)" Music by Randy Newman


Lakeshore Records will release THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on October 13, 2017. The album features original music by multiple Grammy®, Emmy®, and Academy Award® winner Randy Newman (THE NATURAL, TOY STORY).  The all-piano score is also performed by Newman.

The veteran film composer did something completely different for THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED – Newman crafted a score utilizing only the piano.  “After I saw the movie I wrote and recorded a little piece so that Noah [Baumbach, writer/director] could hear something that I thought might work for the picture,” Newman described.  “He liked it and he decided that solo piano would be an effective way to score his picture.”

From writer/director Noah Baumbach, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) is the emotional, and comic inter-generational tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Dustin Hoffman) has cast over their lives. With an original screenplay by Baumbach, the film also stars Emma Thompson, Grace Van Patten, Adam Driver, Candice Bergen, Judd Hirsch, and Rebecca Miller. The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Baumbach, Lila Yacoub, and Eli Bush.  It will be released in theaters and on Netflix on October 13, 2017.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "GOD OF WAR" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


A maverick commander and a young general join forces to battle pirates who pillage small villages in 16th-century China in the epic historical action drama GOD OF WAR, debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD October 17 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Gordon Chan (Painted Skin, Fist of Legend), GOD OF WAR stars Vincent Zhao (The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom), Sammo Hung (Ip Man 2), Wan Qian (Hide and Seek), Keisuke Koide (Shin Godzilla) and Yasuaki Kurata (Fist of Legend).


During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu (martial arts legend Sammo Hung) enlists the help of a sharp young general (Vincent Zhao), they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who will rule the land in this sweeping historical epic from veteran action director Gordon Chan.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films: "Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story" [Blu-ray and DVD]


Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films are proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, the critically-acclaimed documentary from Oscar®-nominated director Daniel Raim (The Man on Lincoln's Nose) and executive producer Danny DeVito. Harold and Lillian tells the story of husband-and-wife team Harold and Lillian Michelson, who brought their talents as storyboard artist and film researcher, respectively, to numerous Hollywood classics including The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and The Graduate, and working with such master filmmakers as Hitchcock, Spielberg, and Kubrick.

Named as a New York Times Critic's Pick and chosen as an Official Selection of Cannes Classics and Doc NYC, Harold and Lillian explores the couples' lives and work, weaving together stories about both their personal and professional lives to present an intimate, moving portrait of an enduring marriage and the immense talents that the Michelsons contributed to so many films that have become beloved classics. 


Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian, even if they don't recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more.

Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips, and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "THE BEGUILED" [BLU-RAY™ AND DVD]


AcademyAward® winner Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) unleashes the atmospheric thriller The Beguiled, coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The winner of the Best Director award (Sofia Coppola) at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the Focus Features film showcases exceptional performances by the outstanding ensemble cast of Golden Globe Award® winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) Golden Globe Award® nominee Kirsten Dunst (Fargo), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Oona Laurence (Bad Moms), Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Addison Riecke (The Thundermans), and Emma Howard (Transparent). 


The Beguiledunfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls' boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Featuring never-before-seen content, The Beguiledon Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes packed with exclusive featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of the alluring and intense drama and exploring Sofia Coppola's unique vision.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Blood Feast" [Dual Format]


The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and certainly the most influential, must surely be his original gore-fest Blood Feast - the first ever splatter movie.

Dorothy Fremont is looking to throw a party unlike any other, and she gets just that when she hires the decidedly sinister Fuad Ramses to cater the event. Promising to provide her guests with an authentic Egyptian feast, Ramses promptly sets about acquiring the necessary ingredients - the body parts of nubile young women! 


Featuring a host of stomach-churning gore gags including the infamous tongue sequence and much more nastiness besides, Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blood Feast more than lives up to its name and remains essential viewing for any self-respecting splatter fan.

Features:
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Scum of the Earth - Herschelll Gordon Lewis' 1963 feature
- Blood Perspectives - Filmmakers Nicholas McCarthy and Rodney Ascher on Blood Feast
- Herschell's History - Archival interview in which director Herschell Gordon Lewis discusses his entry into the film industry
- How Herschell Found his Niche - A new interview with Lewis discussing his early work
- Archival interview with Lewis and David F. Friedman
- Carving Magic - Vintage short film from 1959 featuring Blood Feast Actor Bill Kerwin
- Outtakes
- Alternate 'clean' scenes from Scum of the Earth
- Promo gallery featuring trailers and more
- Feature length commentary featuring Lewis and David F. Friedman moderated by Mike -Grady
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Twins of Evil

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Random Media: "HOUSE BY THE LAKE" [DVD]


Random Media turns a picturesque retreat into a destination of terror in House by the Lake.  Starring James Callis ("Battlestar Galactica", the Bridget Jones series), Anne Dudek ("Covert Affairs", "Big Love") and Amiah Miller (War for the Planet of the Apes, Lights Out) as a family on the edge, House by the Lake will debut nationwide on Cable VOD, Digital HD and DVD on October 10th. 

House by the Lake is the latest stint in the director's chair by veteran genre scribe Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons, Tales of Halloween, Fractured, Autopsy), with a script by newcomer Josh Burnell.  Natasha Bassett (Hail Caesar!) and Michael Bowen ("Lost", "Breaking Bad") round out the main cast as the family's nanny and the unsettling man down the beach, respectively.

A struggling couple, Scott and Karen, pack up their troubled young daughter and head to a picturesque lake house to reconnect and put their problems behind them.  As Emma spends time with her new nanny, the little girl begins fixating on an imaginary friend she calls the Fish Man.  Karen's fear of the strange man down the beach, Emma's fear of the water and her recurring sleepwalking continue to raise tensions in the house and drive a wedge between Scott and Karen until one night Emma disappears. When she's found breathing underwater in the tub, Emma insists she's been with the Fish Man.  And he's coming back for her. 


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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Horizon" - Fran Wilde


A City of living bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger abounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most—her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings—once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart—is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.

FRAN WILDE is an author and technology consultant. In 2015, her first novel, Updraft, accomplished the rare feat of winning the Andre Norton Award for Best Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy while also being nominated for the Best Novel Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Nature, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Wilde also blogs about food and genre at Cooking the Books, the popular social-parenting website GeekMom, and at The Washington Post.
 
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Tor Books: "Deadlands: Boneyard" - Seanan McGuire


Step right up to see the oddities and marvels of The Blackstone Family Circus and Traveling Wonder Show! Gasp at pit wasps the size of a man’s forearm. Beware the pumpkin-headed corn stalker, lest it plant its roots in you!

Annie Pearl is the keeper of oddities, the mistress of monsters. Her unique collection of creatures is one of the circus’s star attractions, drawing wide-eyed crowds at every small frontier town they visit. But Annie is also a woman running from her past . . . and the mother of a mute young daughter, Adeline, whom she will do anything to protect.

Hoping to fill its coffers before winter sets in, the circus steers its wagons to The Clearing, a remote community deep in the Oregon wilderness, surrounded by an ominous dark wood. Word is that a traveling show can turn a tidy profit at The Clearing, but there are whispers, too, of unexplained disappearances that afflict one out of every four shows that pass through the town.

The Clearing has it secrets, and so does Annie. And it may take everything she has to save her daughter—and the circus—from both.

A gripping tale of the Weird West, set on the haunted frontier of DEADLANDS, the award-winning game from Pinnacle Entertainment Group.
 
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SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. Winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, in 2013 McGuire became the first person ever to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.

Tor Books: "The Stone in the Skull: The Lotus Kingdoms, Book One" - Elizabeth Bear


Hugo Award–winning author Elizabeth Bear returns to her critically acclaimed epic fantasy world of the Eternal Sky with a brand new trilogy.

The Stone in the Skull, the first volume in her new trilogy, takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky and south into the Lotus Kingdoms.

The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from a the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort.

They are walking into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once great Empire.

ELIZABETH BEAR was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her novels include Karen Memory and The Eternal Sky Trilogy. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Rebellion Publishing "THE WORLD'S FIRST POST-TRUTH GAMING BOOK" - NATE CROWLEY


After rashly tweeting he would dream up an imaginary computer game for every 'like' received, Nate Crowley found himself on an epic quest to conjure up hundreds of entirely fictional titles. From 1980s hits like BeastEnders to modern classics like 90s Goth Soccer and BinCrab Destiny, this beautiful retrospective takes the reader on a lavish tour of the most memorable and groundbreaking games never made.

Brought to hilarious life by a team of genuine videogame industry concept artists and written by a professional over-imaginer, this book doesn't just throw out silly ideas - it expands on them in relentless, excruciating detail.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Golden Joystick Awards Nominated "Project CARS 2" Music composed by Stephen Baysted, performed by London Metropolitan Orchestra and Mezzo Soprano Susan Legg.


Red Rocca releases the cinematic soundtrack for Project CARS 2, the next evolution in the award-winning racing series developed by Slightly Mad Studios. The epic, neo-classical operatic score by English film and television composer Stephen Baysted was recorded with the London Metropolitan Orchestra at AIR Studios and features the vocal talents of lustrous mezzo soprano Susan Legg. Nominated for Best Audio in the 25th Golden Joystick Awards (vote here), the Project CARS 2 original soundtrack is out now on Spotify and iTunes.

Renowned for his versatility, emotionally charged and expressively powerful music, Stephen Baysted's acclaimed music scores have been enjoyed by audiences worldwide in a succession of award-winning films and video games including the 2015 best-selling racing title Project CARS, EA's Need for Speed series and Phil Grabsky's 'Exhibition On Screen' series of films bringing blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to the cinema, in stunning high definition. For Project CARS 2, Baysted reprises his role as composer and audio director for Slightly Mad Studios.

"For as long as I can remember I've been mildly obsessed by cars and a big fan of motor racing, so to have the opportunity to write music which involves both passions is fantastic. My approach, and the underlying aesthetic of the music, is to try to capture the range of human emotions and the psychology of the racing driver; why is it that these brave individuals risk their lives in their unerring pursuit of victory? What motivates racing drivers to go faster and to brake later than their opponents even though it could cost them everything? I interviewed several racing drivers to get a real sense of how they think and how they approach racing, and one of the most telling statements came from Ben Collins (racing driver and former BBC Top Gear Stig): 'The fear of losing is far greater than the fear of being hurt'. Those are the questions I began with and as a consequence the score is dramatic, epic in scale and scope, and at times reflective but always emotionally charged."

- Stephen Baysted, Composer


Project CARS 2 is available now worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC.
For more information on Project CARS 2, visit: https://www.projectcarsgame.com

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Dare to Drum" [dvd]


Kino Lorber announces the DVD release of Dare to Drum, a new concert film and music documentary by John Bryant that tells the story of rock star composer Stewart Copeland -- founder and drummer for The Police, 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and winner of 5 Grammy Awards -- and his groundbreaking collaboration with D'Drum, a Texas-based world percussion group, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with the celebrated Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

In 2011, after three years of composing, rehearsals, recording sessions, and trips to Bali and Java, "Gamelan D'Drum" - a musical synthesis of pitch, rhythm, and orchestration - is ready for its world premiere. But when uncharacteristically cold and icy weather hits Dallas, it threatens to derail their dreams of performing the creative masterpiece with the Dallas Symphony.


This release of Dare to Drum coincides with Maestro Jaap van Zweden starting his last season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and beginning his appointment as Music Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic, before his inaugural season next year as the New York Philharmonic's 26th Music Director.

The DVD includes the full 30 minute performance of Gamelan D'Drum, a 3 movement, 35 minute composition for World Percussion and Orchestra by Stewart Copeland, commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, giving audiences the opportunity to hear this masterful work performed in its entirety.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

LAKESHORE RECORDS: "MR. ROBOT" [VOLUME 4] Music By Mac Quayle


Lakeshore Records will release the second of two volumes of music from the second season of the EMMY® and Golden Globe® Award-Winning USA Network series MR. ROBOT. The MR. ROBOT V.4 soundtrack features original music by Mac Quayle (Feud: Bette And Joan, American Horror Story).  Volume 4 will be released digitally and on CD October 13th. Later this year, Invada Records, in partnership with Lakeshore Records, will release the Volume 4 soundtrack on LP. 

"If the first season of MR. ROBOT took us into Elliot’s mind, the second season drew us deeper into his subconscious,” said Quayle. “As we learned, it’s pretty dark in there and so naturally the music followed suit. Darker, weirder, more dissonant, more paranoid.”

From Universal Cable Productions, MR. ROBOT follows Elliot Alderson (Emmy® Award winner Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer who, along with Mr. Robot (Golden Globe winner Christian Slater) and fsociety, starts a revolution to change the world. Season 2 picks up 30 days after the now infamous fsociety 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp and explored the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control. The series also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Stephanie Corneliussen, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, Michael Cristofer, Bobby Cannavale and Emmy Award nominee BD Wong. Season 3 Premieres Wednesday, October 11 at 10/9c on USA Network.