SCORE: A Film Music Documentary


SCORE: A Film Music Documentary features interviews with nearly 60 composers, directors, orchestrators, studio musicians, producers, recording artists, studio executives, agents and journalists around the world.
 

I will bring you more as I find more... in the meantime watch this video, this is what I feel about the music and I am not the only one!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Sideshow Monkey Music: "Zorgon: The Art of Monsters"


In the vein of 80’s soundtracks, John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and modern electronica. From the director of Phantasm Ravager.
 
I cannot tell you much other than, "WOW"... something so different sounds so similar and  that will knock your socks off. I have more coming on this so please in the meantime I will just leave this here and a little monstrous video.

GO LISTEN TO SOME SOLID SAMPLES: AMAZON [CLICK HERE]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Damned Pilots - Overgalaxy


Damned Pilots - Overgalaxy: Prod. by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed/mastered by producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer)

Overgalaxy is a steam punk concept album. As drummer/founder Don Nutz says,"It's built on the story of four cartoon characters, Don Nutz, Sgt Ote, Willer Hertz and Erik Space ...aka The Damned Pilots. They travel through space in the year 2500 A.C. on a 1970's hippy van customized to fight against their archenemy Gorguss and his evil empire." The lyrics, written by Sgt Ote, are about love and hate, war and peace, past and future, rebellions against failed systems, all imbued with the sensibilities and humor of classic sci-fi b-movies.

Overgalaxy includes nine songs written by Don Nutz and Sgt Ote and one by Ron Goudie (Hell Is Cold). Their style varies from mid tempo groovy metal to doom metal plus psychedelics ballads all strung together by catchy melodies.

Damned Pilots and Season Of The Endings are two groovy metal pounding numbers dominated by huge solid riffs made to bang your head to. Desert Europa is a deep slow doom-laden song with black metal influences characterized by a soulful raspy metal vocal. Just Another Day and People Don't Die are both spaced out ballads. Gorguss is a catchy doom pop song with monolithic riffs and memorable cosmic melodies. Hell is Cold is the electric first single from the album written by producer Ron Goudie. Sylvanic is a song about a Bigfoot from another planet, it's a powerful crossover between classic rock and 90's metal. Finally, Mos is a pure noise drone written together with Mos DJ.

The album was recorded at Track Terminal Studio in Trieste, Italy by Francesco Bardy, except Just Another Day and People Don't Die which were recorded at Voodoosound Studios in Ijmuiden, Holland by Paul van Rijswijk. Overgalaxy is produced by Ron Goudie (Gwar, Death Angel, Poison) and mixed and mastered by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (W.A.S.P., Trouble, Slayer). The artwork has been made by Philippine graphic designer Uzi Emperado.

Damned Pilots are influenced by Kiss, Monster Magnet, Trouble, Beatles, Mayhem, Turbonegro, Voivod, Ghost, Devil's Blood, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd & ELO.

Damned Pilots are:
Vocals/Guitar - SGT OTE | Guitar - Willer Hertz | Drums - Don Nutz | Bass - EriK Space

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

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JUNKYARD – High Water


Original members of Junkyard reunite to deliver first album of new material in decades. Combining equal parts Southern rock, boogie-woogie and self-destruction HIGH WATER is a take no prisoners collection of raw punk rock blues that picks up where the band left off.  In stores APRIL 21, pre-orders ship sooner!

LISTEN: http://acetate.com/product/junkyard-high-water/

Rock isn't dead... it's in the JUNKYARD!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll


Rhino Bucket joins forces with producer Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) to deliver “The Last Real Rock n’ Roll,” a blistering collection of raw, Bon Scott-era boogie rock.  Original members Georg Dolivo and Reeve Downes are joined by Brian “Damage” Forsythe (Kix) and ace drummer Dave DuCey. In stores APRIL 21, pre-orders ship mid-April!


You will want to hear more...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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The Dahmers - In The Dead Of Night


A mutation of garage punk, energic rock and 60s pop makes 'In The Dead Of Night' a Frankensteins monster of music.

As dusk settles in and night time approaches The Dahmers rise from their coffins once more. Like bloodthirsty creatures of rock n roll they will burst out into the moonlight leaving solitude behind on a rampage for terror. 13 nerve breaking songs dedicated to the darkest of hours that will cut you down ruthlessly. A mutation of garage punk, energic rock and 60s pop makes 'In The Dead Of Night' a Frankensteins monster of music. 'In the Dead of Night' is the second album from Swedish rock n roll sensation the Dahmers. This album follows up their 'Demon' debut album and the EP´s 'Terror on wheels' and 'Blood on my hands'. An all out rock n roll nightmare that will leave you breathless.


MORE INFO: https://mvdb2b.com/s/DahmersInTheDeadOfNight/LLY021LP

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Beoga "Before We Change Our Mind"


Ed Sheeran has disclosed that Irish band Beoga lived and jammed with him while working on his upcoming third album. Whilst working with the global superstar, the band were also finalizing the mix of their own 5th studio album, Before We Change Our Mind. The album, just released last Friday (3/10) is the US, has already been showered with critical acclaim in the UK.

Speaking last night on BBC Radio1, Sheeran announced "They're called Beoga.........when I was hanging out with these guys I realised ...folk music is in all of us". Speaking of the collaboration he said "I've always wanted to do this but I've never really known a really good folk band....They're Foy Vance's mates from Northern Ireland and they came and stayed at my house.... It's amazing having musicians of that calibre living in your house" "They're always playing music and they always want to have a jam and sit round and drink Bushmills whiskey, and fiddle, it's really special ..... they're really good"

Limerick fiddle player and vocalist Niamh Dunne says "We did two songs with Ed but I can't tell you anymore! I'm sworn to secrecy! We jammed on one song and we co-wrote another which was amazing. The whole thing came together very naturally. I'd say the songs could be described as folky."

According to Bodhrán player Eamon Murray the opportunity to record came about quite organically "Our pal and fellow Northerner, Foy Vance is on Ed Sheeran's record label and they'd  been listening to a couple of our tracks on tour. When it came to making a new album, Ed himself reached out and asked if we'd like to be involved, and we said aye!"

The Antrim-based five piece, who have played shows all over the world, joined Sheeran at his recording studios in Suffolk last June to record two tracks, one about Galway and one about Wexford, where Ed has strong family roots. "We went over and the weather was gorgeous and we just had a great time," said Niamh. "We had a few beers and just hung out and it was just very relaxed. When we first met Ed, it was `oh my god!' because he's so recognizable but after that, it was just like getting to know a fellow musician really. He was great craic."

Sheeran is already well-known for his love of Irish trad and folk. He has said that one of his earliest musical memories is listening to the Irish Heartbeat album by Van Morrison and The Chieftains and he is also a fan of The Bothy Band and Planxty. Frontman Eamon Murray is also keeping schtum
about the release date of Sheeran's new record and downplayed the fact that Beoga are about to be a big part of what is sure to be a number one album across the world.  "We just feel massively privileged to have a break like this. We've always made a living from music so who knows where this will take us." he said.

Co-hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Friday last, Sheeran described the album as "schizophrenic" with "lots of different sounds" and confirmed to host Scott Mills that an Irish folk group feature on the record. "They're called Beoga," said Sheeran. "They're from Northern Ireland; they are really, really talented. They came to my house to stay and we made some songs. Two of them have made the record. It's jammy, it's folky." In a recent interview he said, "I've actually got a song on the new album which I think is really gonna explode in Ireland. It would be something to do with county Galway."

The bedrock of the Beoga sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres' nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound.

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY & BROADWAY RECORDS RELEASE: "GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL" – ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING


Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records proudly announce the release of Groundhog Day The Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording. Produced by Chris Nightingale, Tim Minchin, and Michael Croiter, the album is available now digitally and on CD, May 12.

The Broadway premiere of Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, is now playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), after opening earlier this week to rave reviews.

Meet Phil Connors (Andy Karl), a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again—with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson (Barrett Doss), he discovers it’s a day of second, third and fourth chances.

Based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day is re-imagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical—including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin—with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, Groundhog Day is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, by telephone at (800) 745-3000, and at the August Wilson Theatre box office.

Groundhog Day features Andy Karl, who stars as Phil Connors in the Broadway production, following his celebrated performance in the show’s well-received London’s production at The Old Vic last summer, and newcomer Barrett Doss (You Can’t Take It With You, Burning at The New Group) as Rita Hanson.

Olive Films: "Walerian Borowczyk – Short Films Collection" [1959-1984]


Olive Films: "Walerian Borowczyk – Short Films Collection" [1959-1984] - Featuring fifteen of Walerian Borowczyk’s (Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal) short films and animated treasures, the Short Films Collection includes:

The Concert (1962) aka Le Concert de M. et Mme. Kabal
The Astronauts (1959) aka Les Astronautes
Angels’ Games (1964) aka Les Jeux des Anges
Renaissance (1963)
Joachim’s Dictionary (1965) aka Le Dictionnaire de Joachim
The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) aka L’Amour Monstre de tous les temps
Diptyque (1967)

Grandma’s Encyclopedia (1963) aka L’encyclopedie de Grand-Maman
Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) aka Escargot de Venus
Gavotte (1967) [ABOVE IMAGE]
The Phonograph (1969) aka Le Phonograph
Rosalie (1966)
Scherzo Infernal (1984)
A Private Collection [Long Version, Censored] aka Une Collection Particulière – Version Longue Censored (1973)
A Private Collection [Short Version] aka Une Collection Particulière – Short Version (1973)

https://olivefilms.com/
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "Blanche" [1971]


Olive Films: "Blanche" [1971] - Set in medieval France, an elderly noble baron (Michel Simon, L’Atalante) and his much younger bride, the beautiful Blanche (Ligia Branice, Goto, Isle of Love) welcome a visiting King (George Wilson, Les destinées) and his handsome page, Bartolomeo (Jacques Perrin, Cinema Paradiso) to their castle, and sets in motion accusations of disloyalty and marital infidelity, turning what should be a fairy-tale into a nightmare.


Walerian Borowczyk (The Beast), whose stylized vision of a bygone world, is key to the overall look and feel of Blanche, which despite its period surroundings, embraces very modern sensibilities.

Blanche, written and directed by Walerian Borowczyk (based on the poem Mazepa by Juliusz Slowacki), features performances by Jacques Perrin (Cinema Paradiso), Denise Péronne (Forbidden Games) and Lawrence Trimble (Meetings in the Forest).

https://olivefilms.com/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal" [1967]


Olive Films: "Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal" [1967] - Walerian Borowczyk’s (Blanche) Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal is a glimpse inside the weird and wonderful world of the theatrical Kabals. The henpecked Mr. Kabal, prone to ogling young females through his binoculars, is never quite beyond the reach of the statuesque and domineering Mrs. Kabal who flutters about (quite literally when butterflies appear inside of her stomach) in a connubial reign of terror. Although it may not always be le beau marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kabal are nonetheless made for each other.

The years-in-the-making feature length animated film from the controversial director of Goto, Isle of Love and Immoral Tales, featuring the voice talents of Pierre Collet (Greed in the Sun) and Louisette Rousseau (War of the Buttons), is akin to other Borowczyk animated works such as The Astronauts, Renaissance and Angels’ Games.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

"TUNNEL" A Film by Kim Seong-hun Starring Ha Jung-woo, Doona Bae & Oh Dal-su Debuting on Digital April 4 & on DVD May 2... # TUNNEL


South Korean superstar Ha Jung-woo (The Handmaiden) plays a car salesman fighting for survival inside a collapsed tunnel while rescue workers race against time to free him in the tense, taunt thriller TUNNEL, from internationally-acclaimed director Kim Seong-hun (A Hard Day). With draining cell phone battery power and a rescue effort that might end before they locate him, days pass by without success, and people start to lose hope as the rescue operation becomes an ordeal when incompetence, the media and government interference slow down the process. Tom Keogh of The Seattle Times notes that there’s “a lot to juggle, and Kim handles it effectively while delivering, bottom line, a harrowing spectacle that makes one forget to breathe.” Also starring Doona Bae (Netflix’s “Sense8”) and Oh Dal-su (Oldboy), TUNNEL debuts on digital April 4 and on DVD May 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment.


When a tunnel collapses on Jung-soo (Ha Jung-woo), the ensuing rescue operation becomes the subject of widespread media coverage and frenzy. But days go by, nerves stretch thin, and Jung-soo must struggle for his life in the suffocating darkness alone.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS PRESENT MARVEL STUDIOS’ "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: AWESOME MIX VOL. 2" AND "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 [SCORE]" BY COMPOSER TYLER BATES


Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital versions of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 songs-only album and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 original score album by composer Tyler Bates (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “John Wick Chapter 2,” “Watchmen”) today, April 21st. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is filled with great action, humor and performances, but it is also infused with a new mixed tape and soundtrack, a dynamic that resonated deeply with audiences in the first film as evidenced by the success of the soundtrack album.  The Grammy®-nominated “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first soundtrack album consisting entirely of previously released songs to top the chart. The album was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 is a collection of 14 songs and once again, music plays an important role in the telling of the story.   In an exclusive interview for Rolling Stone Magazine, director James Gunn provides commentary for each track on the album.

Brave Wave Productions: The full Ninja Gaiden classic soundtrack now on digital, CD and vinyl!


Brave Wave is bringing Koei Tecmo Games' classic Ninja Gaiden soundtracks to Vinyl, CD, Bandcamp, iTunes and streaming services! For the first time ever, the soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade and Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos are available exactly as intended by the composers originally and true to the original releases. This also marks the first time ever Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom has received an official soundtrack release in any format and in any territory.  

Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack is divided into two volumes: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Vol. 1 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden on NES and Arcade. There are 59 tracks in total, with 31 for the NES edition and 28 for the Arcade. They were composed by Keiji Yamagishi, Mikio Saito and Ryuichi Nitta.

Vol. 2 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom. There are 29 tracks for Ninja Gaiden II and 30 tracks for Ninja Gaiden III. They were composed by Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura, Rika Shigeno and Kaori Nakabai.


Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 will be available digitally and on CD. They will also be available as a 2-LP Set containing a booklet with archival art, an essay by Ray Barnholt and an exclusive roundtable interview, along with a digital download code containing the complete soundtrack.


I have to say "YES"...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Let's Welcome "Brave Wave Productions"


I just discovered this great place, it's got a serious amount of music... you may or may not have heard of... if not please check out there works...

Brave Wave Productions | http://www.bravewave.net/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Death Waltz Recording Co. (A division of Mondo Tees) has announced the release of THE DEVIL’S CANDY – Original Motion Picture Score via Bandcamp/iTunes/Spotify and LP in May. The original score was composed by Michael Yezerski (ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR, A PLACE TO CALL HOME, we don’t belong here).


There was no mistaking Yezerski’s approach for THE DEVIL’S CANDY. “Doom. Metal. Opera,” he stated. “Sean Byrne [writer/director], Jessica Calder and Keith Calder [producers] are visionaries. We had several deep discussions so I felt that my role was clear. I needed to provide a pervasive sense of claustrophobia and ambient doom inspired by the world of black metal and noise rock. The blending of tones had to be seamless.”

In THE DEVIL'S CANDY Jesse, a struggling artist, moves with his wife and daughter into their dream house in rural Texas, the price driven down by the property’s dark past. Their lives soon begin to unravel as the demonic forces lurking in the house take hold of the young family. Jesse’s paintings take a satanic turn while the family is plagued by Ray, the deranged son of the former owners. Soon it becomes clear that Jesse and Ray are both being influenced by the same dark forces and that Jesse and his family aren’t safe from its former inhabitant or indeed from the devil himself.

Milan Records: Nicolas Winding Refn The Wicked Die Young


“Since I wanted my film to be both a horror film and a melodrama with camp, glitter, and vulgarity, as well as a comedy and of course a little science fiction, all these various tracks made me able to step into a parallel world to tell the story.” - Nicolas Winding Refn

Director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson, Only God Forgives) has announced a follow up compilation inspired by last year's film The Neon Demon. Due out on vinyl on April 14th via Milan Records, the compilation features three new exclusive tracks by Electric Youth, Julian Winding (Refn's nephew, who also contributed to Only God Forgives and The Neon Demon), and Cliff Martinez (who provided the throbbing, disco-tinged score to the film), alongside selections from Suicide, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Giorgio Moroder, Sparks, Pino Donaggio, and others. It's a collection of music that Refn listened to while writing and shooting the film itself.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Track List:

(Side A):
01 Electric Youth: “Good Blood”
02 Lynsey de Paul: “Won't Somebody Dance With Me”
03 Suicide: “Cheree (1998 Remastered Version)”
04 999: “Homicide”
05 Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: “Pirate Love”
06 Dionne Warwick: “(Theme From) Valley of the Dolls”
07 Tommy Seebach: “Bubble Sex”
08 Amanda Lear: “Follow Me”

(Side B):
01 Giorgio Moroder: “Knights In White Satin”
02 Sparks: “The No. 1 Song In Heaven”
03 Cliff Martinez: “Becoming”
04 Pino Donaggio: “Dressed to Kill (Pulsion) (1980): The Shower (Theme from Dressed to Kill)”
05 Claudio Gizzi: “End Of A Myth”
06 Julian Winding: “When You Want To Hurt Someone”

KRONOS RECORDS: "DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS" and "PADRE PIO; TRA CIELO E TERRA"

KRONCD079: "DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS" Music by STELVIO CIPRIANI... Kronos Records is once again proud to present another cd by Italian Maestro Stelvio Cipriani, composer of War Devils, The Bounty Killer, The Anonymous Venetian, Blindman, Death Walks on High Heels, Baron Blood, Rabid Dogs, Suor Emanuelle, Voices from Beyond, She, The Black Spider, The Boy & The Lion and many more. This time is the turn of DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS from 2001, directed by Mark Roper and starring Richard Grieco, Romina Mondello and Christoph Waltz.

DEATH, DECEIT & DESTINY ABOARD THE ORIENT EXPRESS is very melodic and action packed score, a real pleasant surprise and definitely a must for all Cipriani. Italian and classic film scores. For sure one of the finest CIPRIANI scores of the last two decades.

KRONCD080 : "PADRE PIO; TRA CIELO E TERRA" Music by ENNIO MORRICONE... KRONOS RECORDS is once again very proud to announce another highly prestigious title in our catalogue. This time is the turn of Padre Pio: Tra Cielo e Terra, (Between Heaven And Earth) the 2000 Televsion film starring one of Italy's finest actors and directors; Michele Placido in the lead role of Catholic Mystic Monk Padre Pio da Pietrelcina. The music is the work of legendary composer Maestro ENNIO MORRICONE!

The music for Padre Pio is as this kind of film requires a highly spiritual and uplifting score, full of drama and mysticism.

http://kronosrecords.com/index.html

Worth every penny... classic works by talented composers!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande will release the ON GOLDEN POND – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD for the first time on April 28, 2017. The album features original music composed by legendary composer Dave Grusin (TOOTSIE, The GOONIES).


Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. On Golden Pond was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, and won Oscars for Henry Fonda and co-star Katharine Hepburn. Dave Grusin’s memorable score also received a well-deserved nomination.  It is unquestionably one of Grusin’s most effective and beautiful scores.

Academy Award®-winning composer Dave Grusin is considered a living legend in film history. His sophisticated and witty comedies include Heaven Can Wait (Academy Award nominated), Tootsie (Academy Award and Grammy Award nominated), The Goonies, Murder by Death, The Graduate (Grammy Award winner), and The Goodbye Girl. His award-winning scores can be heard in such movies as The Milagro Beanfield War (Academy Award winner and Golden Globe nominated), Reds, and The Fabulous Baker BoyS (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated, Grammy winner).

Grusin’s other nominated scores can be found in such films as Three Days of the Condor (Grammy Award nominated), The Champ (Academy Award nominated), On Golden Pond (Academy Award and Grammy Award nominated), For the Boys (Golden Globe nominated), Havana (Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy nominated), The Firm (Academy Award and Grammy Award nominated), The Cure (Academy Award and Grammy Award nominated), Selena (Grammy Award nominated), and Dinner with Friends (Emmy Award nominated). Other credits include Tequila Sunrise, Lucas, Falling in Love, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Racing with the Moon, Absence of Malice, My Bodyguard, The Electric Horseman, And Justice for All, and The Front. For television, Grusin composed the retro-cool caper themes to It Takes a Thief, The Name of the Game, and Baretta, as well as the theme for St. Elsewhere.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE: "THEIR FINEST" Featuring Original Music Composed by Rachel Portman And A Special Performance Of “Will You Go, Lassie, Go” Sung By Bill Nighy


Varèse Sarabande will release the THEIR FINEST – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 7th and CD April 21, 2017. The soundtrack features the original music composed by Academy Award® Winner Rachel Portman (EMMA, CHOCOLAT) along with ‘pub classics’ performed by the actors, including Bill Nighy’s lilting rendition of “Will You Go, Lassie, Go.”

“Their Finest is set in 1940s London during the Blitz.  The music is a mixture of orchestral wistful, thematic, at times up tempo underscore with themes for Catrin, the protagonist, and for the war,” Portman described.  “One of the main features of the score is the film score for the film within the film, ‘The Nancy Starling.’  I had to create a film score of the period, which ended up being very enjoyable to write.”

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a “slop” scriptwriter charged with bringing “a woman’s touch” to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin’s artist husband looks down on her job, she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.

British composer Rachel Portman became the first female composer to win an Academy Award®, which she received for the score of Emma.  She was also the first female composer to win a Primetime EMMY® Award, which she received for the film, Bessie.  She has received two further Academy Nominations for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat, which also earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS RELEASES: "BOSCH" AMAZON SERIES... Featuring Original Music Composed By Jesse Voccia And The Theme Song “Can’t Let It Go” Performed by Caught A Ghost


Varèse Sarabande will release the BOSCH – Amazon Original Soundtrack digitally on April 21 and on CD April 28, 2017. The album features the series theme song “Can’t Let Go” performed by Caught A Ghost and the original music from Seasons 1, 2, and 3 composed by Jesse Voccia (THE BIG C, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2).

“The first thing I actually scored was the first scene of the first show,” said Voccia. “It is a relatively long foot pursuit through downtown LA. It has almost a "French Connection" feeling to it with several changes of atmosphere, location and intensity. It is the first time we meet Harry Bosch and his partner Jerry Edgar.”

SILVA SCREEN PRESENTS "THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION"


The digital album release of the BBC’s highly acclaimed two part drama based on Agatha Christie’s classic book. Composed by Award winning composer Paul Englishby, the score is nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Award in the Best Television Soundtrack Category.

Described by The Guardian as “perfectly crafted, expertly cast and beautifully scripted by Sarah Phelps”, the drama features top acting talent Toby Jones, Kim Catrall, Billy Howle, Monica Doland, Andrea Risenborough and is directed by Julian Jarrod (The Crown, Becoming Jane, kinky Boots).

SILVA SCREEN RECORDS PRESENTS: SHERLOCK - THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE


Silva Screen Records will release The Abominable Bride soundtrack in digital format. The superbly stylish one-off feature-length episode was aired on 1st January 2016 on BBC One. Combining period drama, feminism, time travel and a fiendish crime mystery, The Abominable Bride was a perfect comeback for the highly-anticipated cult TV show.

“If David Arnold and Michael Price did not exist, it would be necessary for man to invent them. Their contribution to Sherlock is immeasurable. Thrilling, cheeky, sinister, playful and simply world-class…the music's not bad either.”
- Mark Gatiss (Sherlock creator)

Well established composer partnership, Arnold and Price work on Sherlock scores remotely, playing pieces of music down the phone. They both have favourite bits but will never reveal who did what. Price tends to be the more earnest and sentimental one whilst Arnold excels on big dramatic cues. Arnold and Price’s music for the previous series received BAFTA and Emmy nominations and won an RTS Television Award.

David Arnold is one of the UK’s leading film composers, composing scores for blockbusters including Stargate, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Hot Fuzz, Paul, Independence Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Casino Royale.

Michael Price is a Emmy Award-Winning composer, music editor and arranger whose credits include Band Of Brothers, The Lord Of The Rings and Love Actually.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

SILVA CLASSICS PRESENTS: DEBBIE WISEMAN - LIVE AT THE BARBICAN


As part of Barbican’s Contemporary Music Concerts series, in January 2016 The Orchestra of the Guildhall School performed in a retrospective concert of composer Debbie Wiseman’s film, TV and concert work.

The Guildhall School alumna, Award winning composer Debbie Wiseman MBE, is one of the UK’s most in-demand composers writing for film, TV and concert hall. She is currently Classic FM’s Composer in Residence, and her soundtrack to the recent BBC TV series Wolf Hall went straight to the top of the classical music charts. With this concert Debbie Wiseman makes a nostalgic return to the School to conduct the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra in a programme of her music.

Debbie Wiseman explains - “The three years I spent studying piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama were very special, and I was thrilled to be invited back to conduct a concert of my music with the college’s Symphony Orchestra at their brand new concert hall in the Barbican Centre, Milton Court. I was hugely impressed - but not at all surprised - at the high standard of the orchestra. These talented first and second-year musicians, despite their youth, would not sound out of place in the professional world, such is their ability. They played with commitment, focus and infectious enthusiasm, and it was an enormous pleasure working with them all. This album is dedicated to my wonderful composition teacher at the Guildhall School, Buxton Orr.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Classical Presents: "BOSTON: THE DOCUMENTARY" Composer Jeff Beal... Performed By Musicians Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of BOSTON: THE DOCUMENTARY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring music by EMMY® Award Winning composer Jeff Beal (HOUSE OF CARDS, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER) performed by musicians of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. The soundtrack will be available digitally on April 7, 2017. Through Fathom Events, BOSTON will screen on more than 500 screens nationwide on April 19, 2017 (https://www.fathomevents.com/events/boston).

BOSTON is presented by John Hancock in association with the Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Narrated by Academy-Award winner Matt Damon, it is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon.

Lakeshore Records: "THE PROMISE"... Featuring Original Score by Composer Gabriel Yared... The Original Song “The Promise” Written and Performed by Chris Cornell and An Exclusive Version of the Armenian Folk Song “Sari Siroun Yar” Performed By Serj Tankian and the Authentic Light Orchestra (feat. Veronika Stalder)


Lakeshore Records will release THE PROMISE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 21st and on CD June 2, 2017. The album features the film’s original score by Academy Award®-winning composer Gabriel Yared (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, A ROYAL AFFAIR), with the original song “The Promise” written and performed by Multi-Grammy® Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, and an exclusive version of the Armenian folk song “Sari Siroun Yar” by Grammy Award-winning Serj Tankian performing with the Authentic Light Orchestra (feat. Veronika Stalder).

Lakeshore Records: "GIFTED" Soundtrack, Available Digitally... Music by Composer Rob Simonsen


Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

Rob Simonsen has had a thread in the fabric of some of the most noteworthy and prestigious films of the past decade. He collaborated with director Bennett Miller to underline the unsettling atmosphere of the Oscar-nominated drama Foxcatcher, and spanned an eternity of star-crossed romance with The Age of Adaline (starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford), also co-writing the film’s end credits song. He scored the Steve Carell-starring dramedy The Way Way Back with sensitivity, sympathized with the coming-of-age The Spectacular Now, and sweetened Zach Braff’s coming-of-middle-age film Wish I Was Here. Also under his belt is the horror-comedy The Master Cleanse, Roland Emmerich’s political drama Stonewall, and the Weinstein Company’s Burnt starring Bradley Cooper, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller. His work in television has included the Joss Whedon Fox drama Dollhouse and the CBS ratings juggernaut Blue Bloods, led by Tom Selleck.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Invada Records: "FREE FIRE" original score by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbur


Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Invada Records, will release the FREE FIRE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 31, 2017. The album features songs from The Real Kids, Creedence Clearwater Revival and two classic tracks by John Denver, plus original score by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury (EX MACHINA, BLACK MIRROR: MEN AGAINST FIRE).

Compiled by director Ben Wheatley himself, the soundtrack features the full score by Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury, dialogue from the film and license tracks (The Real Kids – Do The Boob // Creedence Clearwater Revival – Run Through The Jungle // John Denver – Annie’s Song // John Denver – This Old Guitar).

“It was brilliant to work with Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump and the Rook Films crew again after my experience with them for High Rise,” said Barrow.  “Creating a pub prog band proved great fun for Ben Salisbury and I as it needed to represent the characters in the film that were mostly loose cannons and lunatics and we needed to try and reflect them in all their idiosyncratic glory."

"We wanted to create an old fashioned soundtrack album, where the listening experience reminds you of the fun and excitement of watching the film. So we've included on the album choice cuts of the most important aspects of Free Fire's soundtrack -­‐ the amazing symphony of gunshots created by sound designer Martin Pavey, and the brilliant dialogue you hear in between the gunfire," Salisbury added. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA"Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Digitally... Score by Composer Rani Sharone


From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it- all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story. Hailed as “the most original animated film of the year” and “John Hughes for the Adult Swim generation” (Indiewire), the film’s everyday concerns of friendships, cliques and young love remind us how the high school experience continues to shape who we become, even in the most unusual of circumstances.

Rani Sharone is a Los Angles based multi instrumentalist and composer of Film, TV, and Video Game music as well as music for the concert stage. His musical journey is as varied and unconventional as his music. In the summer of 2010 just days after his experimental rock band Stolen Babies performed on the main stage at Mera Luna, a very prominent Gothic music festival in Germany, he got on a plane heading to beautiful Sundance, Utah to participate as a fellow in the Sundance Film Composers Lab, where he was one of six composers chosen for the highly coveted spot and incredible opportunity that led to many of his current working relationships.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: Releases the "CHIPS" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Digitally... Original Music by Composer Fil Eisler


Dax Shepard (Hit & Run, TV’s Parenthood) and Michael Peña (Ant-Man) star in the action comedy CHIPS, directed by Shepard from his own script.

Jon Baker (Shepard) and Frank Ponch Poncherello (Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten-up former pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP.  The inexperienced rookie and the hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kick-starting a real partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s unique bike skills and Ponch’s street savvy it might just work…if they don’t drive each other crazy first.  CHIPS also stars Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Adam Brody (Think Like a Man Too), Kristen Bell (Bad Moms), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Jurassic World).

Fil Eisler is one of the most diverse composers of the moment, with projects that range from big studio action pieces and comedies, to gripping dramas for independent film and hit television shows. Upcoming for Fil is Warner Bros.’ hilarious film reboot of the fan-favorite series, “CHIPS,” starring Dax Shepard, Michael Peña and Kristen Bell, which premieres March 24th. Fil also recently composed the music for the Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Grand Jury prize-nominee, “To the Bone,” starring Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins, which was acquired by Netflix, and was one of the festival’s top selling films.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records to Release RED Original Short Film Soundtrack Available Digitally Exclusively on Bandcamp April 7th And Through All Major Digital Providers April 14, 2017... Original Music by Composer Tom Schutzinger


For her directorial debut into the medium of the moving image, Del Kathryn Barton gives audiences the short film, RED, starring Cate Blanchett, Alex Russell, Arella Plater, and the Sydney Dance Company's Charmene Yap. In a Q&A at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Barton said the essential narrative in RED “illuminates the unusual mating rituals of the Australian Red Back spider. Here, our brave little male after copulating with the monumental female gently somersaults into her mouth, offering himself as a meal post-coital. If she is not hungry she will store his bound, dying body on her web for later consumption.” Barton further explained, “This brutal chronicle spoke to me of the poetics of female power as an inherent and indeed, elemental force in the universe. By intercutting human protagonists with extraordinary macro footage, RED has evolved into what I now consider to be an uncompromising celebration of female power.”

Tom Schutzinger has worked in the film industry for over 13 years and has been a touring musician for more than two decades, Tom founded the band Decoder Ring. Tom's films include SOMERSAULT, JEWBOY, YOLK, LUCKY COUNTRY, CAUGHT INSIDE and THE PACK. Recent Collaborations have been with visual artists Murray Fredericks, Joshua Yeldham, Mika Utzon Popov and Del Kathryn Barton. Tom’s work has been nominated and awarded. He’s won the 2004 AFI (Best original music score), IF (Best music), Australian Screen Sound Guild (Soundtrack of the year), Screen Music Awards (Best Original Song) and in 2005; Jackson Hole Film Festival (Best Score), Screen Music Awards (Feature film score of the year).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records Releases: "ALL NIGHTER" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Digitally... Music by Composer Alec Puro


A workaholic father who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in LA, only to discover that she’s disappeared, is forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend to find her over the course of one transformative night.

Alec Puro is an award winning Film and Television composer, accomplished studio musician and entrepreneur.  He has created the music for over forty films, thousands of hours of television programming and countless advertisements.  Among other projects, Puro is best known for scoring the hit ABC Family/Freeform drama The Fosters, MTV’s vigilante dark comedy series Sweet/Vicious as well as several films including The Art Of Getting By starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore and Higher Ground starring Academy Award Nominee Vera Farmiga.  A veteran of the indie film world, he recently composed the music for the upcoming comedy All Nighter, starring Emile Hirsch and Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons and A Happening of Monumental Proportions, actress Judy Greer’s directorial debut starring Katie Holmes, Allison Janney and Rob Riggle. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

LAKESHORE RECORDS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH MONDO, PRESENTS "COLOSSAL" Featuring Original Music by Bear McCreary


Lakeshore Records, in conjunction with Mondo, will release the COLOSSAL - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 7th and on CD May 12, 2017. The album features the original music by Bear McCreary (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, OUTLANDER).  Available for pre-orders on mondotees.com beginning April 5th, and in-stores on May 26th, Mondo will release a limited edition 180-gram vinyl version of the soundtrack, featuring original artwork by We Buy Your Kids.

COLOSSAL is about Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell), and resumes her drinking lifestyle.

Bear McCreary is an Emmy® Award winner for DA VINCI’S DEMONS, he composes music for the hit television series THE WALKING DEAD, OUTLANDER (for Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore who he previously worked with on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and BLACK SAILS.   His feature film projects include 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, FOREST, THE BOY, ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE, EVERLY and EUROPA REPORT.  McCreary earned his fourth Emmy® nomination, his first for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Drama), with OUTLANDER.  His 2017 projects include the videogame God of War, the documentary Unrest and the feature film Rebel in the RyE. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records To Release the “EMERALD CITY” Soundtrack Available Digitally "NOW" and on CD May 5th - Original Music by Trevor Morris


Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world - a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D'Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. Epic, romantic and fantastical, "Emerald City" is an empowering tale of a young woman finding her true strength and identity even as she battles to bring a divided world together.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada, Jordan Loughran, Gerran Howell and Joely Richardson also star. David Schulner, Shaun Cassidy, Josh Friedman and Matthew Arnold serve as executive producers. The series is directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, who also serves as an executive producer. "Emerald City" is a Universal Television production.

TREVOR MORRIS: Two-time Emmy-winning composer Trevor Morris has scored compelling compositions across a variety of mediums including film, television and video games.

Trevor currently scores three of TIME magazine’s “22 New TV Shows You Should Watch in 2017,” including NBC’s “Emerald City,” which premiered on January 6th, “Taken,” premiering February 27th and Netflix’s highly anticipated Marvel adaptation “Iron Fist,” premiering March 17th.

Morris also composed many critically-acclaimed feature films such as Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler, as well as the riveting sequel, Babak Najafi's “London Has Fallen.”  In addition, he composed Camille Delamarre’s “Brick Mansions,” starring Paul Walker, Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals,” starring Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke, as well as “Michiel De Ruyter,” (aka “The Admiral”), which is one of The Netherlands’ top grossing films of all time.

One of the biggest show treats this year and now I have enjoyed the music... Trevor Morris is genius.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE JULIE’S GREENROOM - ORIGINAL NETFLIX SERIES SOUNDTRACK


Varèse Sarabande will release the JULIE’S GREENROOM – Original Netflix Series Soundtrack digitally on April 14 and on CD May 5, 2017.  The soundtrack features songs performed by Broadway and screen legend Julie Andrews as well as wonderful guest stars such as Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Ellie Kemper and Tony® and Emmy® award winning performer Dave Hyde Pierce.  Also included on the soundtrack is the original score composed by Ryan Shore (PRIME, The Girl Next Door).

Julie’s Greenroom is an all-new arts educational show for the very young starring the legendary Julie Andrews and brought to life by the ingenious minds at The Jim Henson Company. All-new puppet friends - the Greenies - learn all about the arts (dance, singing, performing, painting, and more) from Ms. Julie herself, her assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello), and talented guest stars (Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, David Hyde Pierce, Ellie Kemper) in each episode.

Ryan Shore is an Emmy® Award and Grammy® Award-nominated composer and songwriter for film, television, games, records and theater.  His versatility and effortless ability to collaborate have quickly made him one of today's most sought-after composers. He was named Assistant Music Director and Contributing Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator for the 2015 Academy Awards.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

POWER RANGERS are BACK!


Varèse Sarabande will release the SABAN’S POWER RANGERS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on March 24 and on CD April 21, 2017. The soundtrack features the original music by composer Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7) and the exclusive track “Give It All” performed by With You, featuring Santigold and Vince Staples.

“The director and I discussed the musical tone of the score from the script phase of the movie,” Tyler explained. “We wanted it to be evocative, thematic, memorable, and emotional. The sonic palette remained as we planned which was a score played by orchestra, a soundscape of guitars, vintage synths, and drums.” 

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

“The Power Rangers themselves have a central theme that applies to the five of them,” said composer Brian Tyler. “I would describe the music as aspirational in that it always reaches for something just out of reach emotionally. It is not blatantly heroic, it is more of a theme of the heart.”  Tyler added, “I had watched the series back in the day and still enjoy them.  This was a cool opportunity to jump on board something that I previously knew.” 

Brian Tyler is a composer and conductor of over 70 films and was named Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards.  Tyler composed blockbuster hits Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Iron Man 3, as well as Thor: The Dark World, He conducted the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia of London, and the Hollywood Studio Symphony for those films. His films have grossed $10 billion worldwide. Tyler began scoring features shortly after he received his master's degree from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor's degree from UCLA.  He is a multi-instrumentalist and plays piano, guitar, drums, bass, cello, world percussion, synth programming, guitarviol, charango, and bouzouki, amongst others. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Strawberry Days by Hanan Townshend


Ever since he started his collaborations with Terrence Malick on To The Wonder and Knight of Cups, composer Hanan Townshend has turned into one of the most in-demand composer of the art house / indie cinema scene. MovieScore Media the composer’s latest entry for a Swedish picture, Wiktor Ericsson’s Strawberry Days (in Swedish: Jordgubbslandet). The film tells the story of 15-year-old Wojtek who travels from Poland to Sweden with his parents to work on a farm picking strawberries. Even though the outside world would never accept a relationship like this, the young boy starts bonding with the farmer’s daughter as they find themselves trapped on opposite sides of a brewing conflict around the guest workers.

"Hanan was one of the composer’s whose music I was listening to as I was writing the script” says director Wiktor Ericsson. “When he came onboard we tried out several different approaches to the music, but while editing we found out that what we needed was a really simple and intimate score. We used one of the cues that Hanan composed early on as the main building block, this beautiful almost elliptical piano piece that eventually became the main love theme. To that Hanan added the sound of saw, which gave the score in parts this almost otherworldly character. The film portrays a sometimes very bleak reality, the world of the migrant workers, but the music adds a dimension to the story, a sense of wonder and magic. It gives the film this almost fairytale quality.".

Born on New Zealand-born but based in Seattle, Townshend’s music was licensed for Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or winning The Tree Of Life before the composer started with writing original music for the director’s To the Wonder and more recently, Knight of Cups. On his latest score, he explains: "The original music for Strawberry Days is a delicate, minimalist score that explores the world of young love crossing cultural norms. The instrumentation of piano and musical saw represent two very different cultural worlds colliding and their search for harmony amongst struggle and dissonance."

Another special to my ears, as this one holds ground and stays a solid release.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion by George Kallis

 
The latest collaboration between MovieScore Media and composer George Kallis (Gagarin: First in Space, 93 Days) is Albion: The Enchanted Stallion, a magical fantasy co-written and directed by Castille Landon. The film follows the adventures of a twelve-year-old girl who gets transported to the mystical world of Albion with the help of a magical black stallion. Upon arrival, she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people. The epic fantasy score features a traditional symphonic orchestra, choir and an assortment of exotic instruments which transports its listeners to the magical kingdom of Albion - and like all great film scores of the Golden Age, it has the power to do so without the visuals.

”Director Castille Landon and producer Dori Rath wanted the soundtrack to audibly transport audiences into the ancient land of Albion, therefore my job was to encapsulate this exact idea and take listeners into a mythological journey” explains the composer. “I aimed to create a magical sonic world by use of swelling orchestral themes for our leads, sinister motifs for the villains and choral arrangements and world instrumentation to capture the Albion terrane.” The enchanted fantasy score ranges from the thundering "Riding to Albion" through the Medieval tranquility of of "The River and the Palace" to the epic, choir-heavy conclusion of "Release the Barrier" - offering en exhilarating ride as if the listener has the chance to get on the back of the black stallion.

Cyprus-born George Kallis is a film & TV composer based in Los Angeles who has studied composition at Berklee College of Music and the Royal College of Music. He has composed music for over 20 films, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning TV programs, and commercial spots for top brands and film trailers. His score for A Place in the Stars, earned the composer an African Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Music in 2015. He is best-known for his scores of Highlander:The Source, Gagarin: First in Space and 93 Days, the latter two also released by MovieScore Media.

Simply loving this one...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood [1976] (DVD or BLU-RAY)


Set in Hollywood circa 1923, Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood is a light-hearted spoof that tells the tale of a multi-talented mutt who, in the tradition of Rin Tin Tin, wags his way out of the kennel and onto the silver screen thanks to Estie Del Ruth (Madeline Kahn, Paper Moon), a starlet in search of a break, and studio bus driver and would-be director, Grayson Potchuck (Bruce Dern, The Trip). In no time flat, Won Ton Ton becomes the toast of the town and the reigning star of New Era Studios under the watchful eye of studio head J.J. Fromberg (Art Carney, Harry & Tonto). It’s full-throttle comic hijinks when Rudy Montague (Ron Leibman, Zorro: The Gay Blade), Hollywood’s leading matinee idol, is dethroned by the canine star.

Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood features a Who’s Who of stars of yesteryear in cameos including Phil Silvers, Dorothy Lamour, Joan Blondell, Yvonne De Carlo, Jackie Coogan, Stepin Fetchit, Ann Miller, Victor Mature, Fernando Lamas, Cyd Charisse, Ricardo Montalban, Aldo Ray, Andy Devine, Broderick Crawford, Nancy Walker, Gloria De Haven, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Johnny Weissmuller and Huntz Hall.

Directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish), from a screenplay by Arnold Schulman and Cy Howard, Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood also features Billy Barty (Foul Play), Shecky Greene (The History of the World: Part I), Dennis Morgan (Christmas in Connecticut), Sterling Holloway (The Jungle Book), William Demarest (The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek) and Henny Youngman (Silent Movie).
 
One for the Dogs, Ha! Seriously a great cast of people... how can you go wrong?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

OLIVE FILMS: BLAST OFF [1967] (DVD or BLU-RAY)


Inspired by the writings of Jules Verne, Blast-Off (aka Those Fantastic Flying Fools) brings together a host of American and British entertainment icons in a comedy-adventure that pays homage to the inventive slapstick mashups The Great Race and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.

Burl Ives (The Big Country, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) stars as P. T. Barnum, the blustering showman who at first balks at, then embraces the idea of a projectile which could travel to the moon. And if anyone is going to make sure that America reaches the moon first, it’s Phineas T. Barnum! The eccentric cast of characters that populate Blast-Off include the nefarious Sir Harry Washington-Smythe (Terry-Thomas, How to Murder Your Wife), his equally devious brother-in-law Sir Charles Dillworthy (Lionel Jeffries, Camelot), the dashing young American Gaylord Sullivan (Troy Donahue, A Summer Place) and Madelaine (Daliah Lavi, Casino Royale), Gaylord’s voluptuous paramour.

Blast-Off, directed by Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire) from a screenplay by Dave Freeman (based on an original story by Peter Welbeck) and produced by Harry Alan Towers, features supporting performances by Gert Frobe (Goldfinger), Hermione Gingold (Gigi), Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets), Stratford Johns (The Professionals) and Graham Stark (A Shot in the Dark).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE: VOLUME TWO" 10 Episodes in a Three-Disc Collection, Available on DVD April 4. #LegendofBruceLee ...And a GIVEAWAY!


Danny Chan (Ip Man 3, Kung Fu Hustle) is back as legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee when Well Go USA Entertainment debuts LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE: VOLUME TWO on DVD April 4. The set features 10 action-packed episodes on three-discs and follows Lee as he comes to America and begins a revolution in the world of martial arts. LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE: VOLUME TWO also stars Michelle Lang, Mark Dacascos, Wang Luoyang, Tim Storms, Ray Park and Michael Jai White.

Determined to promote Chinese martial arts in America, Bruce Lee establishes a small but popular kung fu school. As he encounters different opponents and their various fighting styles, Bruce envisions a new way of kung fu capable of revolutionizing the world of martial arts forever.

And our GIVEAWAY... Please drop us a note or comment here, What is your favorite BRUCE LEE film?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

ARROW FILMS: "THE CREEPING GARDEN"... A REAL-LIFE SCIENCE-FICTION MOVIE EXPLORING A WORLD CREEPING RIGHT BENEATH OUR FEET, WHERE TIME AND SPACE ARE MAGNIFIED AND INTELLIGENCE REDEFINED.


The Creeping Garden is an award-winning feature-length creative documentary exploring the extraordinary world of the plasmodial slime mould as revealed through the eyes of the fringe scientists, mycologists and artists who work with them.

Long overlooked by biologists, in recent years this curious organism has become the focus of much research in such areas as biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot engineering, much of which borders on the world of science fiction. The film transports us from the laboratory into its natural habitat, depicting these otherworldly lifeforms using startling time-lapse macro-cinematography to reveal hidden facets of the world around us.

Co-directed by the artist film-maker Tim Grabham (KanZeOn) and author and film critic Jasper Sharp, with an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O Rourke (Sonic Youth, Grizzly Man), The Creeping Garden is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, immersing the viewer within the worlds of the observers and the observed.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Donnie Darko Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]... I WANT YOU TO WATCH THE MOVIE SCREEN. THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU.


I WANT YOU TO WATCH THE MOVIE SCREEN. THERE'S SOMETHING I WANT TO SHOW YOU. Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. 

During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Described by its director as "The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick", Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast - pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle - and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.
 
WAKE UP!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Begin the Hunt in Chupacabra Territory April 11th Available Nationwide on Blu-ray, DVD and Flixfling Expands to iTunes, Amazon Instant & Cable VOD after 30 Days


Maltauro Entertainment, in association with Baumant Entertainment and Invincible Pictures, has announced the April 11th Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release of Chupacabra Territory. Writer-director Matt McWilliams and producer Christopher Maltauro have crafted a raw found footage film that tests the bonds of friendship and the will to survive to their breaking point.  Chupacabra Territory will be available to rent or own starting April 11th on Flixfling as a 30 day exclusive.  The film will then launch on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Cable VOD platforms.

Chupacabra Territory stars genre favorite Sarah Nicklin (The Haunting of Alice D, The Sins of Dracula, Flesh for the Inferno), Michael Reed (Dark Feed, Exhumed), Megan Hensley (The Crazies, Fake the Joy), Julianne Tura (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp, Chastity Bites), and Pierre Kennel (Man Down, Doonby).
    
Four friends hike into the Pinewood Forest to find evidence of the Chupacabra, an ancient creature believed to be responsible for the disappearance of four experienced hikers a year earlier. As they journey deeper into the forest, their innocent search uncovers more than they had ever hoped for, and with it a darkness that threatens to consume their very existence.  One by one they are hunted down, their survival tested, their lives hanging in the balance of fear, friendship, disbelief and horror.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

The Control Group Begins Its Fiendish Experiments on VOD Wild Eye Brings Thriller to Cable and Digital HD DVD Release Planned for May


Wild Eye Releasing has announced the North American Cable and Digital HD release of Peter Hurd's The Control Group.  Starring Brad Dourif (The Child's Play series, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Lord of the Rings) as a mad scientist, The Control Group follows kidnapped coeds as they attempt to escape from his grasp.  Writer-director Peter Hurd's debut feature is now available on cable and digital platforms, including iTunes, Dish Network, Vudu, Xbox, Google Play, and YouTube.  A DVD release is planned for May.

Five college students wake up in an abandoned, locked-down insane asylum - with no idea how they got there and no means of escape. They discover that they are the subjects of secret experiments, but these tests have awakened something that cannot be explained by science. The group must now fight to escape both the human and supernatural threats if they are to survive and break out of their prison.
 
I find anything with... Brad Dourif, makes me want to see it!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WATCH: BREAKING GLASS PICTURES PRESENTS: "ROBOT WARS"... FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE


Breaking Glass Pictures will release the upcoming sci-fi/action feature ROBOT WARS on DVD/VOD April 11, 2017.

Check out the trailer: Robot Wars Trailer

CAST: Ben Naasz (The Men Who Fell), Teddy Cañez (Now You See Me, Tracers), Jennifer Sydney (American Crime, Gang Money Run), and Faye Kingslee (‘Legends of Tomorrow’, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Halo Wars 2).
 
In the near future, powerful corporations at war with each other over advanced technology development rule over an industrial wasteland. Corporate espionage has reached new heights of infiltration and bloodshed.

A convict is offered a second chance at freedom, but there is a catch: he must help a team of corporate thieves steal secretive prototype technology from a rival company. With a surgically-implanted camera and data links, he joins the team of thieves to complete the heist.

However, the mission is quickly compromised. With no contact to their company, the team is forced to take their stolen prize out into the lawless industrial sprawl. Savage gangs and corporate death squads are hot on their trail, and even worse, the team must come to grips with the true nature of their mission….and the terrifying power of their stolen technology.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]