Wellgo USA Entertainment: "FURIOUS" and the GIVEAWAY of the BLU-RAY!



In the 13th century, Mongol warrior hordes control most of the known world.  Terrified by the ruthless invaders, most of the Russian princes surrender their lands on enemy terms, until a knight leads the charge to avenge his love and his homeland in FURIOUS, available on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Ivan Shurkhovetskiy in his feature debut, the action-fantasy film stars newcomer Ilya Malakov, along with Alexander Ilyin Jr. (Spacewalk), Yuliya Khlynina (The Duelist), Alexey Serebryakov (Leviathan), Timofey Tribuntsev (The Monk and the Demon), Polina Chernyshova (in her feature film debut), Alexander Tsoi (Superplokhie), Igor Savochkin (The Irony of Fate 2), Andrey Burkovskiy (Kvnshchiki) and Vladimir Proskurin (Forgotten by God).


A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands of well-trained soldiers. In the 13th-century, Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols move towards Europe, they invade the last Russian principality standing in their way. Little do they know, their plans are about to be ruined by a small detachment of heroic men led by a mysterious warrior. This is a story about courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the sake of one’s country. This is the story of Evpaty the Furious.

And... the giveaway, several "BLU-RAY" copies are one email away! That is right drop us a note telling us and Wellgo USA Entertainment... why you would like a copy?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "ANOTHER WOLFCOP"... on DVD and on Blu-Ray!


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the horror, comedy film ANOTHER WOLFCOP on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on July 3, 2018. ANOTHER WOLCOP is the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic WOLFCOP. Written and directed by Lowell Dean (WolfCop), ANOTHER WOLFCOP stars Leo Fafard (WolfCop), Yannick Bisson (“Murdoch Mysteries”), Amy Matysio (“Epic Studios”), Jonathan Cherry (Goon: Last of the Enforcers), Serena Miller (Separation Anxiety) and Kevin Smith (Clerks). RLJE Films will release ANOTHER WOLFCOP on DVD and on Blu-ray.


A year has passed since the dark eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) into the infamous lycanthrope crime-fighter. Although the evil that controlled Woodhaven was defeated, the community is far from returning to normal. A villainous entrepreneur (Yannick Bisson) is looking to open a new brewery and revive the local hockey team, but it’s clear he has ulterior motives. With a new mayor (Kevin Smith) and the new chief of police (Amy Matysio), WolfCop has his work cut out for him when he has to save the town all over again.

The ANOTHER WOLFCOP DVD and Blu-ray includes the bonus features “The Making of Another WolfCop,” “Friends & Foes: Meet the Cast,” “The Monster Shop: Special FX,” “Shoot or Die! Surviving On Set,” and “Barn Burner” music video by Shooting Guns.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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RLJ Entertainment: "TERMINAL" [Blu-Ray/DVD]


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the thriller TERMINAL on DVD and Blu-ray on June 26, 2018.  A sexy, mysterious thriller with many twists and turns, TERMINAL stars Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Suicide Squad), Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead), Mike Myers (Austin Powers, “Saturday Night Live”), Max Irons (Woman in Gold, “The White Queen”) and Dexter Fletcher (Kick Ass, Doom). RLJE Films will release TERMINAL on DVD  and on Blu-ray.


Filmed in Budapest, Hungary, TERMINAL is the directorial debut for Vaughn Stein, who also wrote the film. Margot Robbie produced the film alongside I, Tonya‘s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara (Dreamland) under their production company LuckyChap Entertainment, with David Barron (Harry Potter) of BeaglePug, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser (Barely Lethal), Molly Hassell (The Trust), and Teun Hilte (The White King).


In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Outcasts of Order" Saga of Recluce (Volume 20) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.


Beltur, an Order mage, discovers he possesses frightening powers not seen for hundreds of years. With his new abilities, he survives the war in Elparta and saves the lives of all. However, victory comes with a price. His fellow mages now see him as a threat to be destroyed, and the local merchants want to exploit his power. 

There’s only one way he can remain free and survive—he’s going to have to run.

Saga of Recluce

#1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Order War / #4 The Magic Engineer / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage / #20 Outcasts of Order

Story Collection: Recluce Tales...

Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
The Imager Portfolio
The Corean Chronicles
The Spellsong Cycle
The Ghost Books
The Ecolitan Matter

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is the author of more than seventy books—primarily science fiction and fantasy, including the long-running, bestselling Saga of Recluce and Imager Portfolio, as well as a number of short stories.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Welcome to the Club... Varèse Sarabande Records brings it's latest titles!


Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce next four album releases as part of their famed CD Club title program to be available beginning on June 18th: THE COWBOYS: The Deluxe Edition (John Williams), SMALL SOLDIERS: The Deluxe Edition (Jerry Goldsmith), GEORGES DELERUE: THE COMPLETE LONDON SESSIONS, and HEATHERS: Encore Edition composed by David Newman. 

The latest CD Club titles will kick-off the 40th anniversary celebration which will spotlight the legacy of the world’s most renowned soundtrack record label.  The concept of the CD Club debuted in 1989 as a mail order exclusive releasing limited edition batches of beloved previously unreleased or long-out of print scores, carefully curated by Robert Townson.


The first batch of Varèse Sarabande CD Club titles for this anniversary year begins with John Williams most epic pre-Star Wars score!  We are so excited to present this revelatory Deluxe Edition of John Williams’ The Cowboys.  The 1972 score is classic Williams, loaded with melody and adventure, in it he gave us his greatest and grandest western and one that would even spawn one of the composers greatest concert overtures, the beloved The Cowboys Overture.
 


One of screen icon John Wayne's finest twilight films, The Cowboys was a box-office hit in 1972.  John Wayne stars as a rancher who will lose his livestock unless he can transform a ragtag bunch of schoolboys into cowboys. When all his ranch hands go off in search of gold, the veteran rancher is forced to hire eleven teenage boys as trail hands, and in the process of driving 1200 cattle across 400 rough miles, the young cowboys become cowmen.


We have received so many requests over the years for a Deluxe Edition of Jerry Goldsmith’s score for Joe Dante’s 1998 film Small Soldiers. An epic action/adventure score with a heroic march, Goldsmith had a lot of fun with this film and it shows. This is another epic expansion and remastering effort.  Our 40th Anniversary year and the 20th anniversary of the film seemed like the perfect time to revisit the film and its incredible score.

When teenager Alan (Gregory Smith) buys a set of Commando Elite action figures, he's unaware that they have been programmed with military technology. The toys, including leader Chip (Tommy Lee Jones), spring to life and start taking their directives seriously, beginning by "killing" their enemies, the toy Gorgonites. But Archer (Frank Langella) and the Gorgonites won't go down without a fight. Alan gets caught in the middle of the war, as does his neighbor and crush, Christy (Kirsten Dunst).


One of Varese Sarabande’s most cherished recordings. Georges Delerue: The Complete London Sessions is such a priceless collection of his music that we couldn’t stand having its last reissue be out of print any longer.  The suites, recorded in London in the spring of 1989, were first issued as three individual volumes, each with a Bob Peak painting on the cover.  In 2001 we compiled the original three volumes into a 2-CD set called Great Composers: Georges Delerue, featuring a Matthew Peak photo of Paris on the cover.  For this new, remastered edition, we have returned to Bob Peak’s painting from the original London Sessions, Volume One.


David Newman’s classic score for the cult classic original Heathers from 1989 is back! Veronica (Winona Ryder) is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls' cruel behavior. When Veronica and her new boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), confront clique leader Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realizes that J.D. is intentionally killing students he does not like. She races to stop J.D. while also clashing with the clique's new leader, Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty).

Varèse Sarabande will begin taking orders for the latest batch of club releases today, June 18, 2018. www.varesesarabande.com

Varese Sarabande is one of the best music labels and these are some of the great examples of music... remastered, expanded or just is it their love for music.... yes, yes it is!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "12 MONKEYS: SEASON 4" Music by Stephen Barton


12 MONKEYS – THE SERIES: Time traveler James Cole travels from the year 2043 to the present day to stop the release of a deadly virus by the enigmatic organization known as "The Army of the Twelve Monkeys". In Cole's future, the virus killed most of the world's population. Led by a cryptic recording from the past, Cole believes that brilliant virologist Cassandra (Cassie) Railly is the key to stopping the virus. Cole also enlists the help of the insane daughter of the virus' creator, Jennifer, and his best friend, Ramse, to stop the initial outbreak. As Cole races through time to stop the virus, he realizes the Army of the 12 Monkeys have a larger, more mysterious agenda.

12 Monkeys - Season 4: Season 4 brings the saga of 12 MONKEYS to a blockbuster conclusion, Cole and Cassie search for a weapon to finally end The Army of the Twelve Monkeys and save time itself. It is the beginning of the end of humanity as Titan, a massive time-traveling industrial facility, splinters casting friend and foe into the timeline. Cole must unravel time and mystery in, “the most ambitious season of 12 MONKEYS to date in terms of emotional and mythological payoff, scope, visual effects and score,” shared Terry Matalas, executive producer, recently shared with EW. 

Sony Music/Masterworks: "GOTTI" Music by Pitbull and Jorge Gomez with Leona Lewis


Sony Music Masterworks proudly announces the release of GOTTI (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).  The film stars John Travolta in the title role. Both the film and soundtrack are out today.

The album features the film’s original score music by GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum international music icon, business entrepreneur and motivational Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, and his long-time Grammy-winning producer Jorge Gomez. The project marks Pitbull’s first assignment scoring a motion picture soundtrack.

The soundtrack also includes three solo Pitbull tracks, one of them being the single “AMORE” featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Leona Lewis.

“Everything about Pitbull - his style, creativity, and culture make his scoring of Gotti - the perfect marriage of the artist and the material,” stated John Travolta.

“It’s a true honor to be involved with this project and working with icon John Travolta on the legendary story of Gotti,” said Pitbull. “By default, we were underdogs in our own right and found ways to survive against all odds.”

Leona Lewis says about the soundtrack: “I love working with Pitbull.  It’s always so much fun and his energy is just infectious. This record was really interesting to put together as it was something new for me.  Being a big movie fan, the fact that the song is in the GOTTI movie is so exciting.”

I got like this right, there were parts that I did and like the film... I have to say "huh"?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

DISNEY•PIXAR’S: "THE INCREDIBLES 2" Music by Michael Giacchino


Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino returns to the world of the Incredibles with a new score for Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2.”  The original motion picture soundtrack, with music composed and produced by Giacchino, will be released by Walt Disney Records today.   The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 15, 2018.

Giacchino has credits that feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including The Incredibles, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics' Choice Award and two GRAMMY® Awards.

“The Incredibles” has a very special place in Giacchino’s heart as it was the composer’s first film score.   Giacchino and writer/director Brad Bird have collaborated on 5 film scores since 2004.

According to Brad Bird, Giacchino is remarkably versatile. “Michael is a musical chameleon,” says Bird. “He has many styles at his disposal. In many ways, he is a fellow imaginer or an actor who’s playing a part in the movie.”

Having established the now-familiar musical flavor in “The Incredibles,” Giacchino chose not to revisit the first score in order to take a fresh approach.  Giacchino said “Brad and I knew we were going to use the main theme of course, but I still wanted it to have a different vibe while it stayed in the same vein and character.”  His inspirations for the score included Henry Mancini, John Barry and Hoyt Curtin.

In addition to writing themes for Elastigirl and new characters, the composer-turned-songwriter also created end-credit jingles featuring theme songs for Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone.

The soundtrack features cues from Giacchino’s score, plus the jingles. The digital version also features bonus tracks, including versions of the jingles by Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group, DCappella, as well as “The Glory Days” from the original soundtrack.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Music by Michael Giacchino


Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

Michael Giacchino born (October 10, 1967) is an American composer of music for films, television and video games. He composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible III, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Up, Super 8, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Inside Out, Zootopia, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Coco.

And the music score is wonderful... it keeps getting better and better.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Vigil" (1984) [Blu-Ray/Dvd]


Vincent Ward - once described as "the Antipodean Werner Herzog" - made his feature debut with Vigil, heralding his status as one of New Zealand's most distinctive filmmaking talents and paving the way for such equally remarkable and unclassifiable efforts as The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey and Map of the Human Heart. A stranger appears in a remote New Zealand farmland at the exact time a farmer accidentally falls to his death. 

The mysterious outsider grows close to some of the dead man's family, to the point where he and the widow become lovers. But her eleven-year-old daughter, Toss, struggling to come to terms with the death of her father as well as her impending womanhood, believes the intruder to be the devil and sets about protecting her family and their homestead. Propelled by Fiona Kay's outstanding performance by as Toss, she would earn a standing ovation when Vigil screened at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival - the first time ever that a New Zealand feature played in the main competition.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "SMASH PALACE" [1981]


Premiering at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, Smash Palace was Roger Donaldson's second feature following the success of Sleeping Dogs, a film which had heralded the arrival of the New Zealand New Wave.

Smash Palace concerns itself with the marriage of former racing driver Al (Bruno Lawrence, The Quiet Earth) and French-born Jacqui (Anna Jemison, Nomads). The pair had met when she nursed him back to health following a career-ending injury. They married, returned to Al s native New Zealand to take over his late father s wrecking yard business the Smash Palace of the title and had a child. But over time stagnation has set in, Jacqui s resentment of Al has grown, and things are threatening to spill over...

Playing out as a darker, more haunting New Zealand variation on such US separation movies as Kramer vs. Kramer or Shoot the Moon, Smash Palace offers a brilliant, vivid messy portrait of masculinity in crisis, driven by Lawrence s immense central performance once again confirming his status as one of New Zealand s finest actors.

MVD Entertainment Group: "LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT" [1972]


MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME!

The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalize on its success. It is Wes Craven's original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

WaterTower Music: "Ocean's 8" Music by Daniel Pemberton


In five years, the critically-acclaimed composer was named “Discovery of The Year” at the World Soundtrack Awards; collaborated with iconic filmmakers and received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.  Pemberton’s original musical voice has included included hybrid choral, orchestral, electronic, opera, to rock.  His credits include Steve Jobs (2015), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Stephen Gaghan’s GOLD (2016) Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World (2017), and Aaron Sorkin’s Molly Game (2017).   All the Money In The World marked the third time Pemberton had collaborated with director Ridley Scott. In terms of Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin would always mention Pemberton’s score on panels for Steve Jobs. Pemberton’s mix of opera and electronics for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs (starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet) awarded him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score; the next year Pemberton would receive a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Song” for the Rock/Punk song “Gold” for the film Gold, he co-wrote with Dangermouse and Iggy Pop.

Five years, eight months, 12 days...and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock)—just released from prison—has been concocting the greatest heist of her storied career.  She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her former partner-in-crime Lou (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose Weil (Bonham Carter).
 
The target is $150 million in diamonds—diamonds that will adorn the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, the Met Gala.  Their plan appears rock solid, but it will need to be flawless if the team is to get in and get away—all in plain sight.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE 10TH VICTIM / THAT MAN IN ISTANBUL" Music by Piero Piccioni/Georges Garvarentz


On this CD premiere, Intrada presents two LP programs from the classic Mainstream catalog. Spy films were prevalent during the mid-1960s, and 1965 was a peak year for the genre, ranging from the Oscar-winning spectacle of Thunderball to the gritty suspense of The Ipcress File and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. In between these classics were the “Eurospy” movies and ’65 saw the release of two lively entries in the genre—the cult classic The 10th Victim and the action-packed That Man in Istanbul.

While not technically a spy movie, The 10th Victim's cat-and-mouse story line, European locations and glamorous stars often place it in spy movie retrospectives. In its future, war has been replaced by “The Big Hunt,” where volunteers join a legally sanctioned murder game. Its protagonist is a veteran hunter surprised to learn that his new target is a woman. Piero Piccioni's score is dominated by its main theme, which frequently blends cool organ sounds with the vocals of singer Mina. The film’s love theme is performed unromantically on an organ, emphasizing the shallowness of the characters and their romance.

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE ENDLESS"... Debuts on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD June 26


With a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, THE ENDLESS is one of the best-reviewed films of the year. Acclaimed filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson return with this mind-bending supernatural thriller about two brothers who revisit the UFO death cult they escaped as teens, only to find there may have been truth to the cult’s otherworldly beliefs all along. Benson and Moorhead also star in the film as the brothers, along with Callie Hernandez (Alien: Covenant, La La Land), Emily Montague (Fright Night), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects), Tate Ellington (Straight Outta Compton) and James Jordan (Wind River). THE ENDLESS debuts on digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD June 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment. 


Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplained phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Starless" - Jacqueline Carey


Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned.

I was nine years old the first time I tried to kill a man...

Destined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him.

In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identity…but in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction.

If Khai is to keep his soul’s twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine.


JACQUELINE CAREY is the author of the New York Times bestselling Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables "Santa Olivia" and "Saints Astray," and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series. Carey lives in western Michigan.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "Fahrenheit 451" Music by Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales


Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found.

Antony Partos is one of Australia’s most awarded film composers. His passion lies in creating scores that blend both acoustic and electronic elements with an eclectic mix of exotic instruments.

His feature film credits include Jasper Jones and 99 Homes (winning the AGSC Award for Best Feature Film Score respectively in both 2016 and 2017), Animal Kingdom (AFI award for Best Feature Score), The Rover, Disgrace, The Home Song Stories and Unfinished Sky (both also winning the AFI Award for Best Feature Score).

Matteo Zingales was born on 28 October 1980 in Rome and raised in Sydney. He graduated in 2004 from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School with a Masters in Screen Composition. Zingales has cited Thomas Newman, John Barry and Arvo Pärt as his most important musical influences. "When I was nine," he recalls, "I adored movies. I wanted to be a director and then I realised what actually moved me was the music. I just used to sit down at the piano and write".

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "NOBODY FAMOUS" Music by Spencer Creaghan


Struggling actors accidentally kill their successful friend in a fit of jealous rage. They must put their pettiness aside and act their way out of the macabre mess they've created.

Spencer Creaghan is an Award-winning Film & Modern Media Composer and alumni of the Canadian Film Centre’s prestigious Slaight Family Music Lab. He has written music for countless Feature-length and short Films, along with Plays, acclaimed Webseries, Advertisements, Bumper Logos, Video Games, and a children’s Theme Park.    He is most known for his music for the series’ Teenagers and All For One; the thrilling Dark-comedy, Nobody Famous; and the Jean-Claude Van Damme & Dolph Lundgren action thriller Black Water. His music has been heard in festivals around the globe, including the LA Webseries fest, Canada Top 10, Cannes Film Festival, and the Toronto Fringe Festivals. He also provides synth design, production, and programming work as assistant to esteemed Canadian composer Lesley Barber, most recently contributing to the Netflix Romantic Comedy Irreplacable You.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel Music: "Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger"


Marvel Music is releasing the digital versions of two Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger albums.  Out today, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger soundtrack features songs from the Freeform Original Series.  Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Original Score digital album by composer Mark Isham will be available July 6, 2018.

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by and awakened to newly discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The soundtrack features 12 licensed tracks including songs from Hollywood Records recording artists’ Bea Miller, Morgxn and the star of “Cloak & Dagger,” Olivia Holt.  Holt performs a cover of the classic Styx track “Come Sail Away,” which will be featured in the season finale episode. The score is composed by musician and Academy® award-nominated composer Mark Isham best known for his work on the television series “Once Upon A Time,” “American Crime,” “Crash” and for films “The Lucky One,” “Eight Below,” “The Black Dahlia,” “A River Runs Through It” and the Oscar®-winning film, “Crash.”

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger track list follows:

1. “Come Sail Away” – Olivia Holt
2. “Arise” – The Siege
3. “Leave the Light On” – Overcoats
4. “Trigger” - Ruelle
5. “Quiet” – MILCK
6. “Get What I Came For” – The Phantoms
7. “Harlem” – Cathedrals
8. “To the Grave” – Bea Miller
9. “Run Wild” – Thutmose & NoMBe
10. “Morgxn” – Home
11. “It’s a Crying Shame” – Billy Roues
12. “Ending” – Isak Danielson
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "TAG" Music by Germaine Franco


For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming...and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. “Tag” is directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Rashida Jones (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me”), Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man 2”), Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).

GERMAINE FRANCO... Germaine Franco is the first Latina composer invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, music branch. Franco is a versatile composer who creates music and songs that reflect her extensive training as an orchestral musician, an electronic music programmer, a multi-instrumentalist, and a lover of world music. Her upcoming project, Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., is a hybrid score of electronica and action music.

Franco collaborated with the filmmakers Lee Unkrich Adrian Molina, and Darla K. Anderson for four years as an additional composer, co-songwriter of “Un Poco Loco” and “Proud Corazón”, song producer, arranger and orchestrator. Germaine’s hip-hop and electronica score to DOPE, directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Open Road Films) premiered at Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Franco’s organic score for Tanya Saracho on Starz’ Vida includes indigenous Mexican chant, electronica, and latin music. Her immersive reality (4D) and theme park attractions include DreamWorks Animation’s, Motiongate and the upcoming DreamWorks Animation and Universal Creative’s Kung Fu Panda – The Emperor’s Quest at Universal Studios Hollywood, directed by Steve Hickner and Gary Trousdale.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "FUTURE WORLD" Music by Toydrum


Inside a desert oasis, a queen (Lucy Liu) lays dying as her son Prince (Jeffrey Wahlberg) travels across barren waste lands to find a near-mythical medicine to save her life. After evading violent raiders on motorbikes led by the Warlord (James Franco) and his enforcer (Cliff “Method Man” Smith), Prince meets Ash (Suki Waterhouse), the Warlord’s robot sex companion-assassin who's in search of her own soul. As Prince is captured by the Druglord (Milla Jovovich), the Warlord’s forces roar in – and Prince fights to save the remnants of humanity.

TOYDRUM... Pablo Clements has a long history and following for his remixes from his PYSCHONAUT and MO WAX days and in UNKLE along with James Griffith, they remixed the likes of Massive Attack – False Flags, Noel Gallagher AKA What A Life and Noel Gallagher – Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me – Black Mountain – No Hits, Autolux – Turnstile Blues, The Queens Of The Stone Age – I’m Designer, Evil Nine – 13 Icicles, The Big Pink – Too Young To Love, Grinderman (Nick Cave) – Worm Tamer, Trentemoller – Neverglade.  In 2012 Pablo and James Griffith along with James Lavelle collected Remixer of the Year (for UNKLE) award from the UK Music Producers Guild for the remix of Band of Skulls – The Devil Takes Care Of His Own.

Pablo and James work is very versatile, as well as writing music for their own collaborative projects they are able to switch their hand to scoring music for films. They have co-written, produced and recorded many tracks for the big screen, including With You In My Head for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse directed by David Slade, Every Single Prayer featuring Gavin Clark for the film The Caller directed by Matthew Parkhill, the whole music score for Odyssey in Rome, directed by Alex Grazioli a documentary on the life of Abel Ferrara and the documentary Lives of The Artists for Relentless directed by Ross Cairns for Relentless, a film about extreme sports people (snowboarding, musicians and surfers).

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "ARCADIA" Music by Adrian Utley and Will Gregory


Arcadia is the new film from BAFTA award-winning Scottish director Paul Wright, with the film focused around looking into our complex connection to the land we live in. Combing through 100 film clips from the last 100 years, lifted from the BFI National Archive and regional archives around the UK, the film explores the changing seasons and the ways in which they affect our relationship with the landscapes we find ourselves in. From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, through rare and unseen footage, we see the changing relationship the British have with their land. From images of local celebrations and festivals to agricultural practices through the seasons, village life and lost crafts.
 
Adrian Utley... Adrian is most widely known for his work as a member of Portishead. The past couple of years have been filled with production work - Perfume Genius, Algiers, Francoiz Breut, Marry Waterson and Three Kane Whale as well as work on commissions for an electric guitar orchestra and film scores.

Together with Will Gregory, composed a new soundtrack for silent film classic “The Passion of Joan of Arc” with Will Gregory, performed by a 23 piece orchestra conducted by Charles Hazlewood, most recently performed in Autumn 2016 at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and Wells Cathedral, Somerset with further performances planned for late 2018. Also with Will Gregory, composed the soundtrack for a BFI funded film ‘Arcadia’ directed by Paul Wright to be released June 2018.
 
Will Gregory... London-born Will Gregory is a composer, keyboard player, saxophonist and a member of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp with Alison Goldfrapp. He studied music at York University and during the 80's and 90's performed with Tears for Fears, The Cure, Portishead and Peter Gabriel. As a saxophonist he has worked with Michael Nyman, John Adams, Spiritualized and the Apollo Saxophone Quartet. Together with Adrian Utley composed the soundtrack for the BFI film  'Arcadia' directed by Paul Wright.  Currently developing a nine-piece Moog ensemble.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "Won’t You Be My Neighbor" Music by Jonathan Kirkscey


For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.

As a film composer, Jonathan recently scored the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor", a film about Fred Rogers which opens in theaters in June of 2018. He also scored “Best of Enemies”, directed by Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and Robert Gordon, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. His score for “Best of Enemies” earned him the International Documentary Association’s award for best original music in a documentary feature.  Jonathan also composed music for several Netflix original documentary series including "Chelsea Does" and "Abstract: The Art of Design".

His other feature scores include Mike McCarthy's "Cigarette Girl", the documentary "2 Million Minutes: The 21st Century Solution", Craig Brewer’s debut feature "The Poor and Hungry", and "Only Child" from director Brian Pera. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "UPGRADE" Music by Jed Palmer


Grey Trace is a stay-at-home mechanic whose wife, Asha, works for the tech company Cobolt. Grey asks Asha to join him in returning a car to his client, Eron Keen, a tech innovator who is the head of rival company Vessel. Eron reveals his latest creation, STEM, a gadget that is meant to connect to anything and improve on it. As Grey and Asha return home, the A.I. car they are traveling in suddenly malfunctions and takes them to Grey's old neighborhood. Four men arrive and kill Asha, but keep Grey alive, only severing his spinal column. Grey is left wheelchair bound and is looked after by his mother Pamela. He is soon visited by Detective Cortez who reveals that they are unable to identify his attackers. He later tries to overdose and is visited by Eron who suggests using STEM and he reluctantly agrees.

Jed started writing music, playing in bands and touring at a young age. He soon realised his great passion was capturing sound, and collecting sounds together as collage. He studied audio engineering and began his working life as a recording engineer and producer recording sound to analog tape. Exploring his own music, primarily on guitar and using samplers, and continuing to collaborate with others, his composition practice began to broaden, leading to commissions with theatre and dance companies. An interstate move instigated a shift in focus to the film industry, first working in all departments of post production sound, then a move into sound design for feature films, documentaries and television. Now, Jed is an acclaimed film composer, bringing together his vast musical experience, sound post production craft and audio knowledge to create vivid, textured, collage - like scores for film and television. Jed has composed the scores for feature films including: Upgrade (Dir. Leigh Whannell, SXSW 2018) I Used To Be Normal - A Boyband Fangirl Story (Dir. Jessica Leski, Hot Docs 2018, SFF 2018) Otherlife (MIFF 2017, SFF 2017, San Diego 2017)  The Infinite Man (SXSW 2014) and Ukraine Is Not A Brothel (Venice Film Festival 2014, Winner AACTA Best Documentary). Jed has written music for television including  ABC TV's Restoration Australia and SBS TV's Vietnam - War That Made Australia. Jed has also composed scores for Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre and Sisters Grimm, Restless Dance Theatre, Sandpit and Google Creative, and scored permanent exhibitions for Melbourne Museum. Jed has sound designed for feature films including: Wasted On The Young (Toronto International Film Festival), Bring Back The Dead (Singapore) and The Boy Castaways (Adelaide Film Festival 2013).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

ScreamWorks Records: "FERAL" Music by Elia Cmiral


ScreamWorks Records presents a chilling collaboration with composer Elia Cmiral in the composer’s latest collaboration with writer/director Mark Young (Tooth & Nail, The Killing Jar). Their latest film entitled Feral had a limited theatrical release in the US last week and stars Scout Taylor-Compton and Olivia Luccardi as two girls from a party of six whose celebratory camping trip goes horribly wrong. A mutated virus that turns people into rampaging cannibal zombies pits former friends against each other and it’s up to the remaining survivors to find a way out of the nightmarish scenario.

Feral marks the fourth collaboration between director Mark Young and composer Elia Cmiral, who recalls: “From the very beginning, I saw Feral as a drama/thriller and I was greatly inspired by the girls characters and their development in the course of this hopeless set up going from bad to worse. Besides human characters there is a theme for the haunting, dark and silent forest keeping a grisly secret - a feral virus. I wanted to have a score with a large scope stretching from drama to the suspenseful dark moments and to the wild actions.“ The score features a string ensemble with piano, extended with contemporary electronica.

Composer Elia Cmiral was born in Czechoslovakia and after a stop in Sweden, he moved to the United States in 1994 where he’d been cultivating a prolific career in film scoring. Arguably his most famous work was done for John Frankenheimer’s Ronin (1997) which was notable for introducing the duduk (an Armenian woodwind instrument) to the world of film scoring. Though he had done a great number of horror films such as Stigmata (1999), Wrong Turn (2003) Splinter (2008) and the Pulse trilogy (2006/08), Cmiral’s more recent credits include a great variety of genres, including the war drama Habermann (2010) the adaptation of Ayn Rand’s trilogy Atlas Shrugged (2011/14).

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  June 1, 2018, followed by a physical release in June 2018 by Quartet Records. On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDu77a3c1Sk

Jeremy [Six Strings]

ScreamWorks Records: "Devil's Tree: Rooted in Evil" Music by Chad Cannon


ScreamWorks Records reunites with composer Chad Cannon to bring listeners an otherworldly horror score quite literally rooted in malice. Directed by Chris Alonso and Joshua Louis, Devil's Tree: Rooted Evil is about an aspiring journalist named Sam who finds a tree with a very dark history. As her own past has demons that continue to haunt her, she eventually finds out what haunts this ominous tree. Loosely based on real events, the actual tree still stands today. This film takes you on a ride out of the realm of fantasy and into the realm of true evil. The musical score by Chad Cannon takes the organ, one of the favourite instruments of horror films, and puts an unusual spin on it.

"I've always been around church organs and have always held a sort of reverence for them" says Chad Cannon about basing his score around the instrument. "There was a danger of "kitchyness" in using a church organ in a horror film, so I decided early on that I wanted to focus on the quality of the sound of the pipes, not the performance of the organ, per sé. So before writing any music for this score, I took my sound engineer to a church, where my organist and I our followed our ears into the depths of the organ's sound. What fascinated me most were the huge, pulsing, beating frequencies that came from the lowest of the pedals. I had the organist play slowly, allowing the ears to focus in on the way the pipes were physically pumping air out. We would record 1-2 minutes on each note, and on each chord, on each dissonance. This pulsing quality became the heartbeat of the score."

Composer Chad Cannon got his background in the orchestration team of Conrad Pope on top Hollywood films as Godzilla (score by Alexandre Desplat) and the last two The Hobbit films (Howard Shore). Chad is also the founder of the Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI), which promotes new music relationships between the U.S., Japan and greater Asia. MovieScore Media previously released The Cairo Declaration, a Chinese score co-composed by Chad and Ye Xiaogang. Chad's music for Paper Lanterns was nominated for Best Original Score for a Documentary IFMCA Award while the composer was also nominated for Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year.

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  May 25, 2018, followed by a physical release in June 2018 by Quartet Records. On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfI1aAXzmFQ

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Classical: "ADRIFT" Music by Hauschka


Sony Classical proudly announces the release of ADRIFT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with original music by German composer, songwriter, pianist, experimental musician and Oscar® nominee, Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka, available now. STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment open ADRIFT in U.S. theaters today.

Hauschka says about the soundtrack: "Collaborating with Balthasar Kormákur was a wonderful experience and he gave me a lot of freedom to find the right sound for the film. Adrift tells a story about love and the fragility of human existence, so I wanted to create some sort of instrumental tension to reflect both the darkness and peril, as well as the lightness and love in this film. We ended up recording a full string orchestra at British Grove in London and added piano and experimental electronics to create a diverse and dynamic score. I'm very happy with the result, and I feel fortunate to have been part of this powerful film."
 
Hauschka is the artistic moniker of German pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann, who is widely acclaimed for his experimentations with the prepared piano. Bertelmann’s debut as Hauschka came in 2004 with the release of his Substantial album. His relentless work ethic has since spawned over a dozen full-length records and almost as many film scores.

A frequent collaborator, Hauschka paired up with renowned American violinist, Hilary Hahn, on an improvised album in 2012, Silfra, which was released by Deutsche Grammophon. In 2016, he collaborated with Dustin O’Halloran on the score for Garth Davis’ Lion, which was nominated for an Oscar®, a Golden Globe® and a BAFTA for Best Original Score.

His recent soundtrack work, in addition to Lion, includes the films In Dubious Battle (2016), Exodus (2016) and TV mini-series Patrick Melrose (2018) starring Benedict Cumberbatch. 

Beyond his work as a recording artist, Hauschka is also prominent in the world of theatre and took up an artistic residency at the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he partnered up on an orchestral piece with experimental pop band Múm.

Hauschka recently signed with Sony Classical in a new long-term recording contract. The first fruits of this collaboration will be an album of melodic solo piano works, to be released in early 2019.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "Will & Grace (The Revival): Season One"


That's right, honey! After a 10 year hiatus, audiences are thrilled that the multiple Primetime Emmy® Award-winning original series “Will & Grace” is back and “just as incredible as the original series – hilarious, poignant, and contemporary” (Entertainment Weekly).  As Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their acclaimed roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen, the new season picks back up right where it left off – best friends navigating life together once again. Now fans everywhere can own all 16 episodes plus exclusive bonus features of the hysterical and beloved series from creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, Will & Grace (The Revival): Season One arrives on DVD on June 12, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 


A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy's most fabulous foursome is back in Will & Grace (The Revival): Season One and joined by outstanding guest-stars Bobby Cannavale, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Alec Baldwin, Minnie Driver and many more. The legendary James Burrows, director of the original “Will & Grace” series, returns along with a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis. “Will & Grace” is from Universal Television in association with KoMut Entertainment and Three Princesses and a P. 

-Gag Reel
-Reuniting the Team
-Back to the Beginning
-Classic Comedy

Always some of the best extra features to a great show... so just enjoy!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "The Furnace" A Graphic Novel by Prentis Rollins


One decision. Thousands of lives ruined. Can someone ever repent for the sins of their past?

When Professor Walton Honderich was a young grad student, he participated in a government prison program and committed an act that led to the death of his friend, the brilliant physicist Marc Lepore, and resulted in unimaginable torment for an entire class of people across the United States.

Twenty years later, now an insecure father slipping into alcoholism, Walton struggles against the ghosts that haunt him in a futuristic New York City.

With full-color art and a dark, compelling work of psychological suspense and a cutting-edge critique of our increasingly technological world, The Furnace speaks fluently to the terrifying scope of the surveillance state, the dangerous allure of legacy, and the hope of redemption despite our flaws.


PRENTIS ROLLINS has over 20 years of experience working as a writer and artist in the comics industry. His previous titles include How to Draw Sci-fi Utopias and Dystopias, The Making of a Graphic Novel, and Survival Machine (Stories). He has also worked for DC Comics between 1993-2013 for titles such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, JLA, and dozens more. The Furnace is his debut full-length graphic novel. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cinedigm: "RWBY: VOLUME 5" EXPLODES ONTO BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON JUNE 5TH


Global anime phenomenon’s latest installment available for the first time on DVD, Blu-Ray+DVD Combo Pack,  Special Edition Combo Pack and Transactional Digital Platforms
 
On June 5th, Rooster Teeth and Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) are sharing the latest edition of the award-winning animated series RWBY when RWBY: Volume 5 arrives on transactional digital platforms, including Steam, iTunes and XBOX,  as well as DVD, Blu-Ray+DVD combo pack, and a Special Edition Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack featuring a 32-page RWBY Official Manga Anthology Sampler exclusive to FYE. The RWBY Official Manga Anthology is from the upcoming Weiss book from VIZ Media.

"We love how passionate the fans of RWBY are. Volume 5 received such a great reaction and we’re really looking forward to be able to provide these episodes along with a behind-the-scenes look at the series through the bonus features," said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Animation at Rooster Teeth.

In RWBY: Volume 5 Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are each entangled in journeys of their own, but they all share one destination: Haven Academy. Whether it’s the promise of ancient relics, mystical maidens, or simply more power, it’s clear that the stage for the next great battle for Remnant has been chosen. The question is, with so many players in this game, who’s going to come out on top?


The home entertainment release of RWBY: Volume 5 includes every action-packed episode from the fifth volume of the critically acclaimed phenomenon, plus special bonus features including:

Lakeshore Records: "HOTEL ARTEMIS" By Cliff Martinez


Lakeshore Records will release the HOTEL ARTEMIS - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on June 8, 2018 and on CD shortly thereafter. The album contains additional original music by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, composer Cliff Martinez (DRIVE, GAME NIGHT).  The film re-teams Martinez with DRIVE producer Adam Siegel.

“I love being asked to get the band back together again.  Especially when the band is the team that released one of my career defining scores - Drive.,” said Martinez.  “Am glad to have gotten the call from Adam Siegel for Hotel Artemis and that Lakeshore will be releasing the soundtrack.  And we’ve struck creative gold again with Hotel Artemis. For best results, sit motionless between two speakers for the entire duration of the recording and bask in the uplifting and explulsive electronic mayhem.”

Perhaps it is because of his time in the punk scene as a drummer for bands including the Weirdos, Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Dickies that Cliff Martinez’s approach to scoring is nontraditional.  His scores tend towards being stark and sparse, utilizing a modern tonal palette to paint the backdrop for films that are often dark, psychological stories like Pump Up the Volume (1990), The Limey (2009) Wonderland (2003), Wicker Park (2004), and Drive (2011).  Martinez has been nominated for a Grammy Award (Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic), a Cesar Award (Xavier Giannoli’s A L’origine), and a Broadcast Film Critics Award (Drive).  His score for The Neon Demon was awarded Best Soundtrack at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival.

Still the drummer at heart, Martinez’s use of audio manipulations, particularly for percussive sounds, has been evolving through the years and is evident by the hammered dulcimer of Kafka (1991), the gray-areas between sound design and score for Traffic (2000), the steel drums and textures of Solaris (2002), what Martinez called ‘rhythmi-tizing pitched, ambient textures’ of Narc (2002), and ‘using percussion performances to trigger and shape the rhythmic and tonal characteristics of those ambient textures,’ as he described his score for 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer.  Martinez’s longstanding relationship with director Steven Soderbergh began with 1989’s sex, lies, and videotape and has produced ten theatrical film releases, including Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris, and Contagion, and the critically acclaimed TV series The Knick.   

Martinez’s films also include Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and Only God Forgives, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (co-composed with Skrillex), and Martin Campbell’s The Foreigner, the Warner Bros. film Game Night and his upcoming projects include Too Old To Die Young – Refn’s new series for Amazon.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He earned the prestigious Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement award from BMI in 2013.

Kronos Records: "THE KRONOS FILES" and "RAUL - DIRITTO DI UCCIDERE"


"THE KRONOS FILES" (FIVE FILM SUITES FOR STRING QUINTET AND SOLO VOICE) Music by FRANK ILFMAN; CHRISTOPH ZIRNGIBL, FURIO VALITUTTI, NIC RAINE and FRANCESCO DE MASI.

The Kronos Files is the brainchild of Italian composer Furio Valitutti and Kronos Records. For this project Valitutti and Kronos Records have worked closely with the composers of four of these pieces. For the suite of DeMasi's  Mad Dog we also had the kind help of Filippo's the late Maestro's son. The result is 5 musical suites for a string quintet comprising of Carlo Vicari and Alessandra Xanto (violins), Lorenzo Rundo (viola), Marco Simonacci (Violoncello) and Maurizio Raimondo (Contrabbass) and the solo voice of Korean talent Jee Hee Han.  


"RAUL - DIRITTO DI UCCIDERE." Music by ANDREA MORRICONE

KRONOS RECORDS is proud to present the soundtrack to 2005 Andrea Bolognini film "RAUL- DIRITTO DI UCCIDRE", starring Stefano Dionisi, Violante Placido, Alessandro Haber and Giancarlo Giannini.  Music by none less than Andrea Morricone, son of Iconic composer Ennio Morricone.

A highly dramatic and beautiful score charged with rich emotional highlights that will not fail to sway you into the Morricone's world of musical bliss.
http://www.kronosrecords.com/

Some of the greatest scores can be found here!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY"... "HAN SOLO THEME" BY JOHN WILLIAMS, SCORE COMPOSED AND ADAPTED BY JOHN POWELL


Walt Disney Records releases the original motion picture soundtrack for Solo: A Star Wars Story.   The album features score composed and adapted by Academy® and Grammy®-Award nominated composer John Powell and the new Han Solo theme and original Star Wars music by five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams.

Acclaimed composer John Powell marks his first-ever feature collaboration score with Lucasfilm for “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”   Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the score features a 125-piece orchestra and choir conducted by Gavin Greenaway.  Powell composed and produced the score including several new themes written by Powell including “Chewie Theme,” “Love Theme,” “Ensys Nest Theme,” “Gang Theme” and "L3 Theme," as well as adapting the new Han Solo theme and some of the original Star Wars music by John Williams.
Most recently, Powell scored “Ferdinand,” as well as the “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Bourne” and “Ice Age” films.

“The Adventures of Han” theme was composed and conducted by John Williams.  This new theme for Han Solo was recorded by the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles at the Newman Scoring Stage. Williams has written the complete scores for all eight of the Star Wars saga films, beginning with 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope for which he earned an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Most recently his score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was nominated for an Oscar®.

Describing his approach to the Solo: A Star Wars Story score, Powell says, “There is a language that John Williams uses in the Star Wars films, and I’ve tried to live up to the quality of what he has done before by keeping form and structure within the score and following the storytelling as honestly and elegantly as possible.”

He adds, “There is a lot of thematic material from the original movies that I used that are not specific to Han. They’re specific to the Millennium Falcon, TIE fighters and the Empire. Those types of things are very useful as they’re all part of the language we know. There are lots of other characters and ideas within the film that I wrote tunes and melodies (themes) for, so it’s a mixture of new themes by me, a new theme by John Williams, and some of the old material.”
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "Wilson's Heart" Music by Christopher Young


Wilson’s Heart is the award winning Oculus virtual reality game.  This game is an immersive first-person psychological thriller set in a 1940s hospital that has undergone a haunting transformation. The player becomes Robert Wilson, a patient who awakens to the shocking discovery that his heart has been replaced with a mysterious device.  The original soundtrack features a creepy, horror movie inspired score composed by Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated composer, Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Spider-Man 3).
 
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Sumthing Else Music Works: "YOKU’S ISLAND EXPRESS" Music by Jesse Harlin


YOKU’S ISLAND EXPRESS – Original Video Game Soundtrack, which features an original score from Jesse Harlin (Mafia III, Star Wars: The Old Republic), will be released on the award-winning video game soundtrack label Sumthing Else Music Works. Yoku’s Island Express is a family friendly, quirky, open world pinball game that allows the player to expand beyond the typical pinball experience. The soundtrack will be available digitally on May 29th, in culmination with the video game release.

“Yoku’s Island Express is an adorable and charming oddity. In short, it’s an open world Metroidvania pinball game about a tropical island with a Cthulhian elder god problem. As strange a mashup as that description is, I knew I needed to create something just as charmingly strange musically so that the score could function as a character in the game all on its own. Game players hear everything from beat boxing to bebop, medieval madrigals to chiptune basslines, and sinister reggae to Keystone Kops-styled piano chase music. There’s a song with pinball machine sounds in the percussion tracks, and that same track has banjo, ocarina, talking drum, and a drunken trombone. There’s even one track that uses the DNA sequence of yeast run through a robot-voice generating vocoder as part of the backing track. The score is definitely a little out there,” Jesse said of the game’s outlandish sound. 

Universal Music Classics/Decca Gold: "MARY SHELLEY" Music by Amelia Warner


Universal Music Classics/Decca Gold announced today, the release of the score to the highly anticipated biopic from IFC Films, Mary Shelley, which features original music by composer Amelia Warner (Mum’s List).  Mary Shelley will be released digitally on May 25th – the same date the film premieres in theaters in the US.  In describing the composition process, Amelia emphasized the ghostly themes of the film by utilizing vocalists and orchestral rhythms to assist in telling this illuminating tale.  

“We used a lot of synths layered with the orchestra. The real strings layered with electric synths created a strangeness and modernity that I think works well with Mary’s character. We found some amazing musicians and two incredible singers who are a huge part of the score. We used a soprano and a counter tenor and had them sing in a very expressive way. For example, when things start to go a bit crazy in those Geneva scenes, we got the singers to scream and to slide up and down the scale to create an unsettling disorientation.  It was a difficult cue and took a while to get right. Voice was really important as were the strings, which are slightly discordant. We also used breath and heartbeat to feel like we are experiencing it as Mary.”

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, and stars: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Froggatt.  For more information on composer Amelia Warner, visit her website, www.ameliawarnermusic.com and her Instagram: @awarnermusic 
 
This film and score got me by surprise, I knew nothing about this being made... that intrigued me and then this stunning score. I can say I am impressed, haunted and it's beautiful piece of work by composer  Amelia Warner. It's on the short list of being one of my favorite scores in 2018, that is a good thing.

Jeremy [Six Strings]