Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 3 [2017]


Interview with Composer... Nicholas Britell on film 
"A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS" [2016]
The Lego Batman Movie by Lorne Balfe (Review) by: Kaya Savas
DOCTOR STRANGE is Magically Delicious! by: Jason Lee Knight
Interview with Composer... ROLFE KENT and the animated Film “Rock Dog” [2017]
Cthulhu Worshippers: Is the Rise of Themed Anthologies Good For Horror? 
By KC Redding-Gonzalez
Let’s Play! The Ouija Board By: Christina Persaud
BEST/WORST OF 2016 By: A Space Blogyssey
Interview with Composer... Cris Velasco 
"Talking about the Video Game “Resident Evil 7 Biohazard”
Interview with Composer... “Michael Abels” talking about his work on the FILM “Get Out”
The Space Between Us [2017] Music by: Andrew Lockington [Review] By James Southall
Interview: Howlin' Wolf Records "Executive Producer" 
Benjamin Chee about "Collaborations".

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways...  are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

SIX STRINGS Season 2 Issue 3
LINK: CLICK HERE!

Had many great interviews, stories and great things... Maybe you could take a look?  As always I wanted to thank all those who have helped make this thrive, we all work very hard to bring you this... so thanks again!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "THE CAINE MUTINY" Composed by MAX STEINER


The Intrada release of Max Steiner's score from the 1954 Columbia film The Caine Mutiny has historic importance.  Although like many Intrada releases the score had not been previously available, an RCA LP of dialogue highlights was planned to be released at the time of the film.  While the record was pressed, it was withdrawn before it officially went on sale and most manufactured copies were destroyed. Featuring virtually no Steiner score anyway, that program would have held little interest to soundtrack fans interested in the complete Max Steiner score.  This release now presents the Steiner score in its premiere release, sourced from the mono music elements stored at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Steiner wrote three themes, both introduced in the “Main Title.” The first is a bustling idea that initially serves as a lead-in to the second theme—a noble melody that Steiner dubbed “Full Speed Ahead.” Both are on display in the main title: the first has the soul-stirring spirit of a Sousa march, while the second is more measured. The third theme Steiner developed from a pre-existing song, "I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me."

In the film, Ensign Willie Keith (Robert Francis) starts his first assignment on a decrepit World War I battleship,  the U.S.S. Caine.  Willie is unimpressed by Captain De Vriess (Tom Tully), who runs a messy ship with an undisciplined crew. But when Lt. Com. Phillip Francis Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) replaces De Vriess, the real problems begin. On the surface, Captain Queeg is congenial and reasonable, but when under stress, he becomes paranoid, overly authoritarian, and...cowardly. At the height of a typhoon during which Queeg seems incapable of making decisions, Steve Maryk (Van Johson) relieves him of command and takes over the ship. The last act of the film is dedicated to the court-martial of Maryk, on trial for mutiny. Prosecuted by Lt. Com. John Challee (E. G. Marshall) and reluctantly defended by Lt. Barney Greenwald (José Ferrer), Maryk is let off when, under intense questioning by Greenwald, Queeg falls apart on the stand and displays the same loss of self-control that had led the officers to relieve him of command in the first place.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

New York City Screening & Discussion of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973)

 
Forbidden Planet & Dread Central in association with
Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal present:
 
A FREE New York City Screening & Discussion of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973) to celebrate the new issue of Richard Klemensen's LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38 featuring Sam Irvin's definitive study on the making of this beloved, all-star, two-part telefilm.

Tuesday, June 27, 6:00-10:00 PM

Quad Cinema
34 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Note: A unique 16mm print of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY will be projected -- which includes everything from the original telecast (including the James Mason introduction), plus extra seconds of censored footage only seen in the foreign theatrical release. Running time: 3 hours 13 minutes.

Hosted & Moderated by
TONY TIMPONE (former editor of FANGORIA).

Panelists:
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SAM IRVIN: (Special project editor of the issue; director of ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS, OBLIVION, ; co-executive producer of GODS AND MONSTERS ).

ALEC SMIGHT: (Son of the late Jack Smight, director of FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY; Alec visited the set daily and has written an essay in the magazine; Alec is now the three-time Emmy-nominated director-producer of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS).

PHILLIPPE SPURRELL: (Film archivist and founder of Cinéclub/Film Society of Montreal (CFS); curator of the unique 16mm print that will be projected; Philippe has written an essay about the various cuts of the film for the issue).

JAMES ANTHONY PHILLIPS: (Expert on composer Gil Mellé who wrote a sidebar for the issue on Mellé's score to FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY).

This just looks like a world of fun, lots of great speakers and friends talking about "the Monster".... FOR MORE INFORMATION: [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records To Release CRAWL INTO THE NARROW CAVES, Available On Bandcamp May 16th, Through All Digital Providers and Amazon Manufacture on Demand on May 19th... Music by Binary Reptile (Jeff Herriott and S. Craig Zahler)


The Narrow Caves is the first Audiostate (TM) ever released, a new product combining the grandiosity of Hollywood films with the intimacy of audio to create an "ear-movie" experience. Adapted from a script by award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Wraiths of the Broken Land), The Narrow Caves features voice acting by Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Will Patton (Armageddon, Falling Skies), Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk, Banshee) and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some, Black Mirror). Binary Reptile provides an eerie score that contributes to the cinematic feel of this haunting piece.

In Florida, 1983, two college students meet at a yard party and do not hit it off. Walter and Ruby have no reason to reprise this antagonistic encounter, but something strange and almost primordial burgeons within each of them. Their thoughts and dreams turn toward each other, and in very little time they find themselves in an intense and unique relationship. What lies at the bottom of their strange connection is unearthed when Walter joins Ruby on a holiday trip to her home in upstate New York, where a living darkness inhabits the woodlands that surround her family's mansion. This engrossing and unpredictable blend of mystery, horror, and romance subverts the idea of "fated love" while exploring strange compulsions, intense desires, and ancient mysteries that are best left buried deep in the earth.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES: "FOR HONOR™" Composed by: Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the CD release of the original soundtrack to For Honor™, a ground-breaking melee action game from Ubisoft featuring Vikings, Knights and Samurai combat. The game's original score, composed by Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi, is available now on CD in stores and for digital download from http://www.sumthing.com

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios*, For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions - the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the deadly Samurai - fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game's innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

Ubisoft recently launched For Honor Season Two, Shadow & Might, on all platforms. Shadow & Might introduced new content to the game, including two additional heroes, two extra maps, new customization items for all heroes and gameplay updates. More information on latest updates to For Honor can be found on the official website: http://forhonorgame.com.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ForHonorGame and on Twitter at twitter.com/ForHonorGame.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital.

Just Announced!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Go Into the Light... Look for INTRADA's release of POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (3CD) by Composer GREAT "JERRY GOLDSMITH"


POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (3CD): Just in time for Jerry Goldsmith’s posthumous receipt of coveted Hollywood Star! Intrada returns to its roots with totally remastered and expanded “specially-priced” 3-CD reissue of its own very first 1986 Goldsmith release! Oft-issued title courtesy several labels finally appears back home at Intrada, complete for the first time, including important sequences never before heard! Brian Gibson directs follow-up to wildly popular 1982 MGM fright-fest. Original cast returns with addition of Julian Beck (as evil Reverend Kane), Will Sampson (as Shaman Taylor) headlining Native American story-line. Goldsmith anchors all-new score with not one but two themes associated with Taylor: first is lean, sinewy idea over sparse open chords, second is powerful, major-key theme typically heard in French horns, trumpet. For portions of film dealing with evil Kane, Goldsmith introduces dynamic satanic choral writing plus chilling variants on early hymn. Exceptionally dramatic and exciting music! “Carol Anne’s Theme” makes judicious appearances then wraps entire score in gentle fashion. In its day, recording was considered state-of-the-art, utilizing then-new Sony PCM 3324 digital format. For initial 1986 release, Goldsmith and scoring mixer Bruce Botnick created pure digital two-track mixes designed for album and listening purposes. 

For all the INFORMATION: [CLICK HERE]

A classic piece and extended works from the great composer Jerry Goldsmith!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "ALIEN: COVENANT" Music by: Jed Kurzel


Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Jed Kurzel is an Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist and film composer. He is a founding member of The Mess Hall (from 2001), a blues rock duo. His older brother Justin Kurzel is a film director and screenwriter.

Pays homage to the previous "Alien" films... then spins it's own direction.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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Milan Records: "BAD GIRL" Music by Warren Ellis


Written and directed by Fin Edquist, Bad Girl tells the story of Amy, 17, who is given one last chance by her adoptive parents. They are happy of her new friendship with local girl Chloe. But when when Amy discovers Chloe’s secret she finds herself fighting for her life, and for the future of the family she herself tried to destroy.

Composer and musician Warren Ellis (Mustang) produced a fantastic straight-electronic score for Bad Girl. Raw, dirty and unpolished, this is an aggressive score that makes no compromise!

It will keep you on your toes and when the lights go down... try to focus! Nice Job!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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NOW THAT YOU ARE HOOK'D...WALT DISNEY RECORDS: ONCE UPON A TIME: THE MUSICAL EPISODE


“The Song in Your Heart” – In flashback, Snow and Charming make a special wish that Emma will be protected. The result of their wish has the whole kingdom bursting into song which infuriates the Evil Queen. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, the Black Fairy announces her plans to unleash another curse on the town while Emma and Hook prepare for their wedding, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 7 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Tony Amendola as Marco/Geppetto, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior Blue Fairy, Raphael Sbarge as Archie/Jiminy Cricket, Beverly Elliott as Granny, David Avalon as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter/Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Giancarlo Esposito as Sydney/Mirror, Christopher Gauthier as William Smee, Jaime Murray as Black Fairy, Jack Davies as Young Pinocchio, McKenna Grace as Young Emma and Ari Guzhel as Older Girl.

“The Song in Your Heart” was written by David H. Goodman and Andrew Chambliss and directed by Ron Underwood.

Songs by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Mark Isham is the composer for the show.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

HEAR HOW IT ALL BEGAN... VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS TO RELEASE "BLUE VELVET" SOUNDTRACK LP


Varèse Sarabande will release a vinyl version of the BLUE VELVET – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on May 19, 2017.  Available widely for the first time in nearly 30 years, the soundtrack features the beloved original score by Angelo Badalamenti (TWIN PEAKS, MULHOLLAND DRIVE). 

BLUE VELVET marked the first musical collaboration between auteur director David Lynch and composer Badalamenti.  This amazing release allows listeners to experience Blue Velvet's evocative score that when juxtaposed with Lynch's use of early pop tunes, created a singular disquieting effect. Together with Lynch’s purposeful eye, this score formed helped form a thematic language that inspired a generation of films and nightmares.

In BLUE VELVET, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle Maclachlan), a college student who returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). 


Angelo Badalamenti is an acclaimed and prolific composer who has written some of the most unique film scores of our time. He is widely known for his long-standing collaboration with the director David Lynch, which has produced a creative and inspired body of work. Badalamenti began working in film with his scores FOR LAW AND DISORDER and GORDON'S WAR.  In 1986, he was hired by a young David Lynch to be Isabella Rossellini's vocal coach for BLUE VELVET, scoring the film, writing the feature song "Mysteries of Love" with Lynch, and even appears onscreen in the piano bar scene. His close relationship with Lynch served as a springboard and since BLUE VELVET Badalamenti has scored Lynch's films and projects, as well as those of many other preeminent directors.

Badalamenti has received a Grammy Award for his theme to the groundbreaking TV series TWIN PEAKS. The Soundtrack Album from TWIN PEAKS has achieved gold status in 25 countries. He received an Independent Spirit Award and a Saturn Award for TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME and BAFTA's Anthony Asquith Award for his score for THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS.  Badalamenti will be reuniting with David Lynch for the new SHOWTIME limited series TWIN PEAKS, which picks up 25 years after the events around the murder of Laura Palmer.

Varèse Sarabande Records will release the BLUE VELVET – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP on May 19, 2017.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE" w/ Original Music by Jonatan Bengta


David Lynch: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.

Jonatan Bengta. Danish composer and producer. Also known as the artist The mOOnbird.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS: "3 GENERATIONS" Featuring Original Music By West Dylan Thordson... With the New And Exclusive Track from KT Tunstall “Fit In”


Lakeshore Records will release 3 GENERATIONS - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 12, 2017. The album features the film’s original score by West Dylan Thordson (JOY, SPLIT) and the premiere of “Fit In” by award winning, Grammy®-nominated Scottish singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall.

3 GENERATIONS tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.

West Dylan Thordson is a composer from the Twin Cities who first rose to prominence when M. Night Shyamalan featured his cover of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in the film Lady in the Water. West has been on an upward climb in his young career, composing music for all of the episodes of HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.  His credits include David O. Russell’s JOY and M. Night Shyamalan’s SPLIT.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: NEWTOWN w/ Original Music by Composers Including Fil Eisler, Mark Barden, Jeff Beal, George Clinton, Chris Drake, Deborah Lurie & Robert Duncan, Dino Meneghin, Blake Neely, Mark Renk, Mikael Sandgren, and Rob Simonsen


Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.

"The biggest inspiration behind this score was simply to be part of something that might further the conversation around gun violence without being preachy or political. I think this film really does that by examining the long term, even generational repercussions of gun violence and the permanence of grief cast against the hope that can come from facing down an unimaginable loss as these brave men and women have had to do. It is a quintessentially American dilemma. The movie was too precious to be seen just through the prism of my own experience which is why I asked some of my friends in the composer community if they would join me in contributing to the project. I didn't ask anyone what their political beliefs were. I simply explained what the project was about and asked if they wanted to be a part of it. Not one of them said no. No matter where you stand on the debate, we all want our kids to be safe." - Fil Eisler, Composer
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

THE NEW ELBPHILHARMONIE IN HAMBURG GOES HOLLYWOOD WITH A CONCERT SERIES DEDICATED TO GREAT TINSELTOWN COMPOSERS


The concert series “Elbphilmarmonie at the Movies” will bring Danny Elfman, David Arnold and John Powel to the prestigious concert hall to celebrate iconic Hollywood Scores

Hamburg, May 2, 2017 –  Europe is the birthplace of classical music and the brand new Elbphilharmonie, one of the largest and acoustically advanced concert halls in the world, is a crown jewel venue celebrating this art form. Nowadays more and more high profile concert halls and music festivals all over Europe add the masterful compositions of great Hollywood composers to their line up to attract younger audiences with mass appeal. The critically acclaimed Elbphilharmonie will add a concert series with some of these iconic Hollywood composers to its highly anticipated program. Elphi, as the hall is nicknamed, in cooperation with “Hollywood in Vienna” and Tomek Productions will bring The Big Screen to the HafenCity. Danny Elfman, David Arnold and John Powell will be a part of this one-of-a-kind concert format, in which they will give “behind the scenes” stories and tell fun anecdotes of their cooperation with Hollywood’s Top Filmmakers. But the star of the evening will be their scores brought to life in an opulent setting within this popular venue.

The first concert on Sept 30, 2017 is named “Batman meets Alice” and is dedicated to a man that shaped the sound of modern Hollywood scores for the past 30 years: four-time Academy Award nominee Danny Elfman. He added magical music to the fantastic images of Tim Burton in movies such as “Edward Scissorhands”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Batman” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

YOUTUBE PARTNERS WITH AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION COMPANY MAGICAL ELVES TO RELEASE "LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH"


YouTube today announced that it has partnered with Magical Elves, an award winning production company, to release LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Justin Bieber "Never Say Never" and Katy Perry’s "Part Of Me"), the film follows YouTube star and electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling as she embarks on a worldwide tour for her third studio album “Brave Enough.” LINDSEY STIRLING: BRAVE ENOUGH will debut on YouTube Red on May 17, 2017.

With riveting performances, in-depth interviews and never-before-seen personal footage, fans will get a rare look at pivotal moments that have shaped Stirling’s career. The film weaves together stories of tragedy and triumph to reveal the emotional journey of a talented woman determined to succeed despite the odds. The documentary also follows Stirling’s journey to stardom and the evolution of her sound, as she blends electronic music with pop, country, rap, alternative and rock to develop the unique sound she has become known for today.

Wow, Just Wow...THE X-FILES "THE EVENT SERIES" (2CD) - Composer: MARK SNOW


La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and 20th Century Fox TV Records present the world premiere release of acclaimed composer Mark Snow’s (THE X-FILES, MILLENNIUM, BLUE BLOODS) original score to the 2016 FOX special limited series presentation of THE X-FILES – THE EVENT SERIES, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and created by Chris Carter. The X-FILES made an exciting return to television last year, with an event series that marked its first all-new TV episodes in more than a decade. Returning with the show he helped immortalize, composer Mark Snow once again thrills with new music that would ensure the original X-FILES magic was still intact. 

By turns chilling, dramatic, propulsive and emotional, Snow’s score leads the show’s plot, characters and atmosphere in its unwavering search for the Truth. Produced by Mike Joffe and Mark Snow, and mastered by James Nelson, this special 2-CD presentation, limited to 3000 units, assembles the musical highlights from this six-episode television event! Exclusive, in-depth liners by writer Randall D. Larson take you behind the episodes and their scores -- and series creator Chris Carter also contributes a special message. Mark Banning’s sleek art design rounds out this supernaturally sharp release! 
MORE INFORMATION [CLICK THE QUESTION MARK] "?"

The truth keeps coming around and you can mark that with an "X"!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Thom Yorke To Compose Score For Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria


Frenesy Films and Mythology Entertainment are thrilled to announce that legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke will compose the score for Luca Guadagnino’sSuspiria. Yorke’s unsurpassed talent and unmistakable sounds will enhance and intensify the thrilling horror epic that is Suspiria. This marks the immensely talented musician’s first time scoring a feature film. Amazon Studios co-financed the film with K Period Media and Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically in the United States.

Says Luca Guadgnino, “Thom’s art transcends the contemporary. To have the privilege of his music and sound for Suspiria is a dream come true. The depth of his creation and artistic vision is so unique that our Suspiria will sound groundbreaking and will deeply resonate with viewers. Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”

Everyone has a favorite "WONDER WOMAN"... well, La-La Land get's to share...


La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and DC continue the celebration of 75 years of Wonder Woman, with a very special, limited edition 3-CD SET featuring original score from the classic 70's WONDER WOMAN TV series starring Lynda Carter.  Composers Charles Fox, Artie Kane, Robert Prince, Johnny Harris, Robert O. Ragland, Angela Morley and Richard LaSalle were the maestros who propelled this iconic superhero through her thrilling adventures, spanning three seasons and two exciting time periods with a breathtaking meld of traditional orchestra, rock, pop and jazz. Among this set's musical highlights are the original TV movie score, the 2nd season premiere score, a dynamic selection of episode scores (The Bermuda Triangle Crisis, The Deadly Sting, Hot Wheels, and Skateboard Wiz, among others!), all three season variations of the immortal main titles, (music and lyrics by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel), and more! 


Produced by Neil S. Bulk and mastered by James Nelson from 3-Track WB studio vault elements, this limited edition of 3000 units also features a 28-Page booklet with exclusive liner notes by writer John Takis and a foreward by Wonder Woman comic author and authority, Andy Mangels. Heroic art design by Dan Goldwasser helps spin this celebratory release into action!  A must-have for all Wonder Woman and TV/Film music fans past and present! 
  
More Information: http://lalalandrecords.com

This is has to be one of the single most important release this year as I believe it's never been available in this magnitude. Part of the musical universe, there are collective works that you will never see and here we are... something that all fans must hear, hold and respect.

THANK YOU, La-La Land... for bringing this collection to us!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records "a ESMORGA" by Composer Zeltia Montes


Caldera Records is proud to present the original score for the motion picture “A Esmorga” from 2014, directed by Ignacio Vilar. Eduardo Blanco Amor’s novel of the same title is one of the most well known books in Galician language, but although it was already written in 1959, it took 55 years until a film based on the book was made in the Galician language with Galician actors. The book and therefore the film tell the story of three struggling men and accompanies them for 24 hours while they roam through the city, visit the pubs and brothels, before they find their tragic end. The film was a major hit with audiences and critics and became the most successful Galician film to date. Now, three years later, Caldera Records pays tribute to its achingly beautiful score by Zeltia Montes. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

A pleasantly sweet score, the work done by composer Zeltia Montes are charming and moving. I find myself in a place a complete at easement, nicely done and this is another grand release from "Caldera Records". I am encouraged to seek out more recordings after listening to this score "A esmorga"... thank you!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS: "WARHAMMER 40,000: DAWN OF WAR III OFFICIAL GAME SOUNDTRACK"


Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, Relic Entertainment and Games Workshop®, proudly present the official soundtrack for Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® III, the long-awaited third installment of the critically acclaimed real-time strategy franchise. Featuring the game's original score by BAFTA award winning, EMMY® and Ivor Novello nominated composer Paul Leonard-Morgan (Battlefield: Hardline, Dredd 3D), the official soundtrack will be released May 9 via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, with a physical CD release to follow. Starting today, the album is available for digital pre-sale on iTunes and Sumthing.com and physical pre-sale on Amazon

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is Relic's critically-acclaimed real-time strategy game that brings to life the iconic Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 universe. Set in the forty-first millennium, players choose a race and take them into battle on the brutal frontlines of war and fight for supremacy of the galactic empire. Since its inception, the Dawn of War series has sold more than 8 million copies.

Dawn of War III immerses players in the escalating brutality of galactic warfare, where they will lead elite hero units and colossal armies to victory, or oblivion. Powerful super walkers will tower over the front lines as screen-shaking assaults blister the battlefield in an all-out, over-the-top spectacle worthy of the iconic Games Workshop® Warhammer 40,000 universe. For more information on Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War® III, please visit www.dawnofwar.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on Twitter @SumthingDigital.

Paul Leonard-Morgan = AMAZING!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Weird Folk: A Suburban Horror Comedy - Feature Film...

Indie Film 'Weird Folk' Set on Election Night 2016
Crowdfunding Campaign launch May 1st 2017
 

Weird Folk is told in 4 chapters: A teen makes a terrifying discovery on the dark web, a clown stalks a neighborhood, a chiropractor goes through his worst nightmare, and a couple finds themselves in the cross-hairs of a killer.

The story is centered on teen Howie Oden who finds out there's a hit on his step-dad on the dark web. When Howie scours the neighborhood for him, he encounters scary clowns, bullies, strange visitors, and dead bodies.

Although Weird Folk takes place on election night 2016, it's not solely about the election and the hysteria associated with it. It's about the horror that humans can inflict on one another. It is about the ugly monster inside us all. We show all sides of the political spectrum and do not skew in any one direction. More importantly, this story is extremely entertaining and will give you some laughs and some chills. Election 2016 was an anomaly and the events that take place in this movie are as well.

KICKSTARTER: [CLICK HERE]
 
Also, if you look around you might find some interesting stuff, so go on over... check in on the weird folks... "Make America Weird Again".
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Django Prepare A Coffin [Blu-ray + DVD]


Django the drifter returns in this classic sixties Spaghetti Western from Ferdinando Baldi (Texas Addio, Comin' At Ya!), starring Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) as the wandering gunslinger, hired as executioner to a corrupt local politician who is framing innocent men, sending them to hang in an evil scheme to take hold of their land. But Django has other ideas and, cleverly faking the deaths of the condemned men, he assembles them into a loyal gang who'll help him take down the boss, a man who had a hand in the death of Django's wife years before. Thrill as Django gets his bloody revenge with a hail of bullets in this classic from a series of B-movie western that helped to define a genre. Prepare your coffin now!


Bonus Materials:

-New High Definition digital transfer of the film in the original 1.66:1 aspect ratio
-Optional English and Italian audio tracks
-Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and English SDH for the deaf and hard of hearing on the English audio
-Django Explained - A new interview with Spaghetti Western expert and author Kevin Grant
-Original Trailer
-FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet by critic and Spaghetti Western expert Howard Hughes
 
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Three Brothers [Blu-ray + DVD]


"A wonderful film that moves on waves of feeling. Francesco Rosi, who has one of the greatest compositional senses in the history of movies, keeps you in a state of emotional exaltation. A simple image has the kind of resonance that most directors never achieve." (Pauline Kael, New Yorker) Francesco Rosi established himself as one of the greatest chroniclers of Italy's stormy postwar history with such riveting classics as Salvatore Giuliano, The Mattei Affair and Illustrious Corpses. Three Brothers (Tre fratelli) explores similarly knotty social and political territory through the seemingly straightforward story of three siblings returning to their native southern Italy to pay homage to their late mother. However, their various professions - a judge in Rome (Philippe Noiret), a spiritual counsellor in Naples (Vittorio Mezzogiorno), a factory worker in Turin (Michele Placido) - have a profound effect on their response to this reunion. Arrow Academy is proud to present this powerful, Oscar-nominated film in a brand new 2K restoration.

Caltiki The Immortal Monster [Blu-ray + DVD]


Arrow Video presents a collaboration between two giants of Italian cult cinema - Riccardo Freda (The Vampires, The Horrible Dr Hichcock) and Mario Bava (5 Dolls for an August Moon, Blood and Black Lace)! A team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding (John Merivale, Circus of Horrors) descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster that dwells beneath its waters - the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki. Though Riccardo Freda received sole directing credit, a significant portion of the film was in fact the work of Mario Bava, who also served as its cinematographer and was responsible its striking special effects. Drawing on a diverse array of influences, from The Quatermass Experiment to the works of HP Lovecraft, Caltiki the Immortal Monster is a unique and unforgettable sci-fi chiller which showcases these two legendary filmmakers at their most inventive. Presented here for the first time in a newly restored high definition transfer, Caltiki shines - and terrifies! - like never before.

Property Is No Longer A Theft [Blu-ray + DVD]


Having tackled the corrupting nature of power with Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and taken an angry, impassioned look at labour relations with The Working Class Goes to Heaven, Italian master Elio Petri next turned his attentions to capitalism for the darkly comic Property is No Longer a Theft. A young bank clerk (Flavio Bucci, the blind pianist in Dario Argento's Suspiria), denied a loan by his employer, decides to exact his revenge the local butcher (Ugo Tognazzi, La Grande bouffe) who is not only a nasty, violent, greedy piece of work but also one of the bank's star customers. Quitting his job, the clerk devotes all of his time tormenting the butcher, stealing his possessions one-by-one, including his mistress (Daria Nicolodi, Deep Red). Told in an off-kilter fashion by Petri, abetted by the woozy sound design and another outstanding score by Ennio Morricone, Property is No Longer a Theft presents a caustic, blackly comic look at a corrupt society.

Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism (includes Eros + Massacre, Heroic Purgatory and Coup d'etat) (7-Disc Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

 
The work of Kiju Yoshida is one of Japanese cinema's obscure pleasures. A contemporary of Nagisa Oshima (Death by Hanging, In the Realm of the Senses) and Masahiro Shinoda (Pale Flower, Assassination), Yoshida started out as an assistant to Keisuke Kinoshita before making his directorial debut at age 27. In the decades that followed he produced more than 20 features and documentaries, yet each and every one has proven difficult to see in the English-speaking world.

This collection brings together three works from the late sixties and early seventies, a loose trilogy united by their radical politics and an even more radical shooting style. Eros + Massacre, presented here in both its 169-minute theatrical version and the full-length 220-minute director s cut, tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist (and free love advocate) Sakae Osugi and a pair of student activists. Their stories interact and intertwine, resulting in a complex, rewarding work that is arguably Yoshida's masterpiece.

Heroic Purgatory pushes the dazzling cinematic language of Eros + Massacre even further, presenting a bleak but dreamlike investigation into the political discourses taking place in early seventies Japan.

Coup d'etat returns to the past for a biopic of Ikki Kita, the right-wing extremist who sought to overthrow the government in 1936. Yoshida considered the film to be the culmination of his work, promptly retiring from feature filmmaking following its completion.

The Assassin (L'Assassino) [Blu-ray + DVD]

 
THE LADYKILLER OF ROME Released within months of Fellini's La Dolce Vita and Antonioni's La Notte, Elio Petri's dazzling first feature The Assassin (L'Assassino) also stars Marcello Mastroianni, this time as dandyish thirtysomething antiques dealer Alfredo Martelli, arrested on suspicion of murdering his older, far wealthier lover Adalgisa (Micheline Presle). But as the increasingly Kafkaesque police investigation proceeds, it becomes less and less important whether Martelli actually committed the crime as his entire lifestyle is effectively put on trial. Best known for Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and The Tenth Victim, Petri was one of the finest and yet most underrated Italian directors of the 1960s and 70s. Highly acclaimed on its original release but unjustly neglected since, The Assassin is a remarkably assured debut from one of the cinema's sharpest chroniclers of Italian social and political realities. Petri said that he wanted to reflect the changes wrought by the early sixties, and to examine "a new generation of upstarts who lacked any kind of moral scruple". Arrow Academy is proud to present The Assassin in a gorgeous high-definition restoration created by the Cineteca di Bologna.

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]

 
At the height of the Italian giallo boom of the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers.

In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) melds the giallo s trademark twisty whodunit storytelling with gothic chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid. Troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome deaths, prompting speculation that a vengeful Evelyn has risen from the grave...

Populated by an array of Euro cult stars, including Giacomo Rossi Stuart (Caltiki the Immortal Monster) and the unforgettable Erika Blank (Kill, Baby... Kill!), and featuring a lush lounge score by giallo maestro Bruno Nicolai, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave offers up a beguiling, unique and downright insane twist on a familiar formula.

THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES [Blu-ray + DVD]

 
At the height of the Italian giallo boom in the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers. In The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, an age-old family curse hits sisters Kitty (Barbara Bouchet, Milano Calibro 9) and Franziska (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark) following the death of their grandfather Tobias (Rudolf Schündler, The Exorcist, Suspiria). Every hundred years, so the legend goes, the bloodthirsty Red Queen returns and claims seven fresh victims. Was Tobias just the first... and are Kitty and Franziska next? Director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave) once again combines a conventional giallo whodunit narrative with supernatural chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid which moves effortlessly between the world of high fashion and creepy gothic locales. Co-starring B-movie legend Sybil Danning (Grindhouse, Howling II), The Red Queen Kills Seven Times shows that there's more to gialli than black-gloved killers!

Ludwig Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]


Ludwig. He loved women. He loved men. He lived as controversially as he ruled. But he did not care what the world thought. He was the world. A string of masterpieces behind him - including Ossessione, Senso, The Leopard and Death in Venice - the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th century decadence. Dominated by Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Bloodstained Butterfly) in the title role, Ludwig nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the Sissi trilogy), Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice), Gert Fröbe (Goldfinger), John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) and Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter) as Richard Wagner. As opulent as any of Visconti's epics - Piero Tosi's costume design was nominated for an Academy Award - Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director's wishes and features the English-language soundtrack for the first ever on home video.

Jacques Rivette Collection Limited Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]

 
In 1975, Jacques Rivette reunited with Out 1 producer Stéphane Tchal Gadjieff with the idea of a four-film cycle. He would create a quartet of interconnected films, each in a different genre. One was to be a love story, another a Western, and there was to be a fantastical thriller and a musical comedy starring Anna Karina and Jean Marais too. Ill health intervened, and only two of the films were completed. Duelle (une quarantine) sees Rivette in fantasy territory, cross-pollinating Val Lewton, Jean Cocteau and film noir as the Queen of the Sun (Bulle Ogier) and the Queen of the Night (Juliet Berto) search for a magical diamond in present day. Its parallel film, Noroît (une vengeance), is a pirate tale - and a loose adaptation of The Revenger's Tragedy - starring Geraldine Chaplin (Nashville, Cría cuervos). A third film began production - Marie et Julien starring Albert Finney and Leslie Caron - but Rivette succumbed to nervous exhaustion and shooting was abandoned. When he did return to filmmaking, Rivette borrowed some of the elements of Duelle and Noroît and came up with Merry-Go-Round. Joe Dallesandro (Trash, Flesh for Frankenstein) and Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris, The Passenger) are summoned to Paris, which leads to one of the most surreal and mysterious tales in a career that was dominated by surrealism and mystery.

Breaking Glass Pictures: JUSTICE SERVED!


Luke Palmer, a Los Angeles widower, has been in therapy for a year since his wife’s accused killer was found Not Guilty at trial. In an attempt to get away from his anguish, Luke takes a trip to Scottsdale for a three-day vacation, but is kidnapped and awakens to find himself in a room with a recording device…and an electrified restraining chair.

The next thing Luke knows, a hooded man is dragged into the room and secured in the chair. The hood is removed to reveal Galen Terry, the man acquitted for Luke’s wife’s murder. An ominous voice comes over a loudspeaker and says "My name is Justice. You are here to retry the case of California vs. Terry for the murder of your wife... The defendant’s chair is electrified. The electricity is controlled by the red button. Feel free to use it."

Luke is one of three individuals whose loved ones were victims of crimes, and the accused perpetrator was inexplicably exonerated. Now, these individuals will be given a second chance to re-litigate the crime in a private setting, under the auspices of “Justice”.  Produced in conjunction with Arizona State University, JUSTICE SERVED is the feature film debut from director Marvin Young, aka Young MC, who, while supporting his new film, is currently touring on the nostalgic “I Love the 90s” tour alongside classic acts Kid ‘n Play, Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, and many more. “I Love the 90s” will hold over 100 performances throughout 2017.

JUSTICE SERVED will be available on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and through local cable/satellite providers starting May 9.

Marvin Young aka Young MC (Up in the Air, Zero Sum), Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale”, “Lucifer”), Lance Henriksen (“The Blacklist”, Aliens, The Terminator), Gail O’Grady (“Revenge”, “Desperate Housewives”).

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Justice Pictures: Out of the Darkness [DVD]

Out of the Darkness and stars John Lewis and a local actor (Adam Elliot Davis). He's a man with a destiny who has been on the wrong path. He has an accident and is basically having to choose between good and evil.
 
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Justice Pictures: The Reconciler [DVD]

In this intense suspense film a man shrouded in mystery, known only as The Reconciler, gathers those who are estranged, angry, and distant from each other to see if they can reconcile before it's too late. Starring: Rowdy Roddy Piper, Frank Chiesurin, Sherry Morris, Jeremy Steel, Jourdan Steel, Robert Shepherd, Scott Galbraith, Lindsay Lucas, Bill Ritchie, Hailey Hurley, Xander Steel, Levi Davis, Sally Skelding, Leo Lin, Michaelle Roberts, and Dan Davis
 
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Say... YES! "FIFTY SHADES DARKER" AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND MAY 9, 2017


The countdown begins for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year. In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May 9, 2017. The global film phenomenon sparked by E.L. James’ best-selling book trilogy returns with the second chapter of the darkly alluring tale that captivated the world. Fans can now stay in and have the ultimate at-home movie night with Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, and this time, there are no rules and no secrets.

When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, “The Fall,” Anthropoid) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, How to Be Single, Black Mass) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson, “The Knick,” “Smallville”) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential, 9 ½ Weeks) intensify the story, determined to destroy the couple’s hopes for a future together.

Directed by James Foley (“House of Cards,” Fear), Fifty Shades Darker also features Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, “The Man in the High Castle”), as well as returning cast members Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey, Miller’s Crossing) and Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey).

In addition to both the original theatrical version and a steamy new unrated version with over 13 minutes of footage not seen in theaters, Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD comes with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and a peek at what lies ahead in the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed!
 
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Intrada: PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND [1963]


The 1963 Warner Bros. soundtrack album from Palm Springs Weekend was roughly one third songs (performed by popular young stars of the era) and two thirds original scoring by Frank Perkins—a meld of danceable numbers and orchestral background music. Perkins (1908–1988) was classically trained but, after graduating from Brown University in 1929, he formed a dance band and started writing popular songs. His biggest hit was the 1934 jazz standard “Stars Fell on Alabama,” recorded by Guy Lombardo and over 100 other artists. He joined Warner Bros. as a composer and conductor in 1939. Much of his film work involved un-credited stock music. He was also active in television, contributing to such shows as Hawaiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip. In 1962 he was nominated for an Academy Award for orchestrating, supervising and conducting the musical Gypsy,starring Rosalind Russell.

This premiere CD release on Intrada presents the complete Warner Bros. album, newly mastered from the ¼” 15 ips stereo album master made at that legendary studio on September 19, 1963.

Troy Donahue headlines this romp as Jim Munroe, captain of the West’s #1 college basketball team, in town with his buddies for a fast-break frolic of fun, sun and romance. Jim meets true love Bunny (Stefanie Powers) at a record store. Gail (Connie Stevens) falls for the wrong guy (Robert Conrad) but emerges with her reputation unsullied thanks to Stretch (Ty Hardin). Team nerd Biff (Jerry Van Dyke) finds he doesn’t need the “romance machine” he’s invented when the real thing (Zeme North) comes along. And Coach Campbell (Jack Weston) puts on a full-court press to win Naomi (Carole Cook). It’s a spring fling for one and all!


Color me, intrigued... as I have said before "how cool to find this".
Jeremy [Six Strings]

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD - FEATURES THE MUSIC OF DANIEL PEMBERTON


WaterTower Music today announced the release of the soundtrack to filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, in theatres May 12, 2017. The album features music from Golden Globe-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs, Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and will be released in both a 26-track standard edition available on CD and digitally, as well as a 30-track digital deluxe edition. The digital versions will be released May 5, followed by the CD release on May 19.

The unique, inventive and broad creative range Pemberton brings to his projects is omnipresent on the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword album. “This isn’t your usual Hollywood epic adventure, it’s a Guy Ritchie Hollywood epic adventure,” explained Pemberton. “That means usual rules don’t apply. In fact no rules apply. All that matters is can you make a score that sounds like nothing else? That was the mission.

“I started to curate a mongrel orchestra made up of the weirdest instruments and sounds I could find and make,” continued Pemberton. “I would be up at 2am with my face red and stinging, having spent the last hour slapping it as hard as I could to get unusual percussive sounds. I told my neighbors to not worry if they heard any screaming from my flat; I was just trying an idea out. There is so much rich imagery in the film – the dirt, the grime, the metal, the leather, the wood, the stones – I wanted to bring as much of this into the score as I could. We wanted the music to feel physically visceral. Bit by bit we built it into a soundtrack that could take you on a journey the size and scale of the movie itself.”
 
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LAKESHORE RECORDS PRESENTS TWO COMPANION EPS FOR THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS... The Origins of The Synthwave Music Scene To Be Explored By The Upcoming Film Documentary


Lakeshore Records will be releasing two official companion EPs for the upcoming documentary THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS this spring. THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS EP 1 features tracks from Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne, Dance With The Dead, OGRE, Lazerhawk, Mega Drive, Voyag3r, and Carpenter Brut’s “Night Stalker”, which was released earlier this year. The EP will be released exclusively through Lakeshore Records’ Bandcamp (https://lakeshorerecords.bandcamp.com/) on May 1st and through all digital providers on May 12th.  

THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS is a documentary film project exploring the synthwave music scene. The filmmakers are interviewing both new artists and classic composers who helped to create the genre. The film is currently in production after a successful Indiegogo campaign. THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS EP 2 will be released in June.  

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Lakeshore Records "SLEIGHT"... With Original Score by Composer Charles Scott IV and Songs By Thugli, Julien Jabre feat. Kid Ikarus, Amir Says Nothing, Kid Ikarus


A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.

ABOUT CHARLES SCOTT IV: SLEIGHT marks the debut feature score for Charles Scott IV, who serves as in-house music supervisor/producer/songwriter at Bad Robot Productions. He has contributed to many of their feature & television projects including FRINGE, Star Trek Into Darkness, and 10 Cloverfield Lane. In a previous life, Charles lives in New York where he split his time between life as a touring multi-instrumentalist, and running SoundOptik, a lower Manhattan recording studio.
 
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Lakeshore Records will release THE HANDMAID’S TALE - original score by composer Adam Taylor


Lakeshore Records will release THE HANDMAID’S TALE - Original HULU Series Soundtrack digitally on May 5, 2017. The album features the series’ original score by composer Adam Taylor (August: Osage County, Meadowland).

“In creating the score for THE HANDMAID’S TALE, I recalled a conversation with series creator Bruce Miller where he describes a world which is dark, but hopeful,” said Taylor.  “That description shaped how I approached the creation of a theme that would emotionally connect the audience to the various systems at play in the series.”

Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.  As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life  Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum, Shakespeare in Love), Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), Max Minghella (The Mindy Project), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter), O.T. Fagbenle (The Five), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) and Ann Dowd (Compliance, The Leftovers).

The Handmaid’s Tale was created, written and executive produced by Bruce Miller (The 100) and executive produced by Warren Littlefield (Fargo), Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Ilene Chaiken. The Handmaid’s Tale is produced by MGM Television and internationally distributed by MGM.

“The systems are the antagonist of the series, a relentless and indifferent force that is slowly disfiguring society and the inhabitants of Gilead,” Taylor explained. “I thought about it like waves of sound, waves that slowly grew in volume and dissonance until it overcame the senses. This led to what we landed on as the opening theme, and also how we approached the dynamics and shaping of the orchestral elements of the score.”

Lakeshore Records to Release the I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE Soundtrack Available Digitally On May 12th Featuring Songs By Artists Including Echo & The Bunnymen, Jason Newman, The Graverobbers, My New Mixtape, And Others With Original Music by Brooke and Will Blair...

 
From the producers of Kelly Reichardt's "Certain Women" and Jeremy Saulnier's "Green Room" comes the story of Ruth (Melanie Lynskey), a nursing assistant suffering through a crisis of existential despair. But when her house is burglarized, Ruth discovers a renewed sense of purpose in tracking down the thieves. Accompanied by her obnoxious martial-arts-enthusiast neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

Written and directed by Macon Blair (“Blue Ruin,” “Green Room,") in his directorial debut, with a distinctive look courtesy of cinematographer Larkin Seiple (“Swiss Army Man,” “Cop Car”), the film also stars David Yow, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet, Lee Eddy and Gary Anthony Williams. The film was produced by XYZ Films and film-science. INFO: http://www.lakeshorerecords.com

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GENIUS, THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND BRIAN GRAZER, FEATURES ORIGINAL MUSIC BY COMPOSER LORNE BALFE...


GENIUS, the upcoming National Geographic series, executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, features original music by composer Lorne Balfe (THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE, TERMINATOR: GENISYS, CHURCHILL).  The series features an original main title by Hans Zimmer. Milan Records will be releasing a soundtrack EP digitally on April 28, 2017.

“I’m incredibly honored to be writing music for many geniuses – Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn as Albert Einstein, and for an amazing team led by executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and showrunner Ken Biller,” said Balfe.  “Music was very important to Einstein.  It was part of his thought process; he used music to distance himself from the problematic equations that he was trying to solve. The distance would then lead to the solutions.”

This spring, National Geographic, in conjunction with Fox 21 Television Studios and Imagine Television, presents GENIUS, the network’s first-ever scripted series, based on the Walter Isaacson book Einstein: His Life and Universe and executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, with Howard also directing the first episode. The all-star cast includes Geoffrey Rush as Professor Einstein, Johnny Flynn as Albert in his youth and Emily Watson as the scientist’s second wife — and first cousin — Elsa Einstein. Over 10 episodes, the series takes Einstein’s story beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with his loved ones and peers, but also helped him to usher in groundbreaking discoveries that reshaped modern science.

Balfe was influenced by Einstein’s own musical talents with his approach to the score.  He explained, “Einstein was a fantastic violin player from all accounts, so that was an interesting color to bring into the score.”

National Geographic and Fox21 Television Studios, along with Imagine Entertainment, present GENIUS, premiering April 25, 2017 at 9PM ET/PT. Milan Records will be releasing the GENIUS soundtrack EP, featuring original music by Lorne Balfe digitally on April 28, 2017.
 
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