10 YEARS and Counting!


Howlin' Wolf Records, working with some of the best composers: Stevan Mena - Gershon Kingsle - Penka Kouneva - Dean Parker - Tony Riparetti & Jim Saad - Robert Feigenblatt - Guillermo Guareschi - Vincent Gillioz - Imran Ahmad - Róbert Gulya - Wojciech Golczewski - Tony Riparetti - Kevin Riepl - Tim Krog - Iain Kelso - Nathaniel Levisay - Richard Einhorn - Kore Kosmou - Savage & Spies - Edwin Wendler - William Campbell - Terry Plumeri - Pablo Croissier - Rich Douglas - Brian Tyler - Bruno Valenti - Scott Glasgow - BC Smith

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "LITTLE" now on DIGITAL and soon on [BLU-RAY/DVD]


The big boss gets a small dose of karma in LITTLE, an inventive new twist on the “body swap” comedy. The film arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 25, 2019 and on Blu-Ray™, DVD, and On Demand July 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “big fun” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), LITTLE shines a bright light on the incredible talent of the three female leads and shows the true meaning of Black Girl Magic. This light-hearted, comedic and heartwarming film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes packed with lively exclusive bonus features including a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious “mockumentary” featuring Regina Hall and a special “Assistant Survival Guide” presented by Issa Rae. 


LITTLE is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right. Regina Hall (Girls Trip, “Black Monday”) and Marsai Martin (Black-ish) both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae (“Insecure,” The Hate You Give) plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April. Using heart and humor, LITTLE teaches us to not shy away but to celebrate the greatest and most authentic versions of ourselves.

Filled with laugh-out-loud moments from beginning to end and amusing bonus content, LITTLE makes the perfect movie for a Girls Night In! The film is based on an idea by Marsai Martin, who also serves as an executive producer, alongside Regina Hall, Preston Holmes (Girls Trip, Night School), and Josh Martin. Little is directed by Tina Gordon (What Men Want, Drumline), produced by Will Packer (Girls Trip, Night School), and also stars Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”, A Bad Moms Christmas).
 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music/Masterworks: "THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD: IN FOUR CONTEMPORARY SUITES" BY IMOGEN HEAP


Following its hugely successfully, critically acclaimed digital and CD album release, THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, an album of music from the internationally acclaimed stage production, is available now as a limited edition, 2-LP deluxe vinyl set from Sony Music Masterworks.  Newly pressed on 180-gram vinyl for maximum audio fidelity, the set arrives within a gatefold jacket featuring gold foil artwork and embossed lettering.  Also included in the deluxe vinyl edition is an 8-page, large-format booklet containing production shots and commentary from Imogen Heap and key members of the production’s creative team.

Available everywhere to stream and download, The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was written, composed, performed and recorded by GRAMMY and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap. Presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play’s theatrical acts, the unique new album format from Imogen Heap chronologically features the music heard in the stage production, further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey through the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

“This album is like nothing I’ve ever attempted before,” says Imogen Heap of The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  “It’s four suites containing music from each of the four acts of the play.  With over 100 moments of music in the play, the challenge was how to weave them together, and I think it has manifested into a really enjoyable listen, with memories for those who’ve seen the play, musical accompaniment to those with the script of the play or simply just to enjoy the music as a stand-alone album. It is crafted to be listened to in its entirety, taking the listener through different worlds within each suite. I don’t know another album like it. I hope others enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.”

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions and based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing at the Palace Theatre in London, where it received its world premiere in July 2016; at the Lyric Theatre in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018; and at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, where it opened in February. Upcoming productions include the exclusive U.S. West Coast premiere in San Francisco at the Curran later this year; the German premiere, the first foreign language production, at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg in spring of 2020; and, the Canadian premiere at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto in autumn of 2020.

CONNECT WITH HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

HarryPotterOnStage.com
www.pottermore.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "SCREAM/SCREAM II" music by Marco Beltrami and it's on VINYL!


What’s your favorite scary movie? After two previous editions sold out, the soundtracks to Scream and Scream 2 are being released together again as a single LP, this time on red vinyl. The package features bespoke imagery on the jacket and labels from noted illustrator, “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin. The Scream films have grossed over 600 million dollars in total, which make it one of the most successful horror franchises in cinematic history. Starting on July 19th, you can purchase a copy of the new vinyl album at Varesesarabande.com and other retailers.

Marco Beltrami is an American film and television composer and conductor, who until recently was best known for his work scoring horror films such as Mimic, The Faculty, Resident Evil, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and The Woman in Black. A long-time friend and collaborator of Wes Craven, Beltrami scored seven of the director's films including all four films in the Scream franchise. Beltrami has been nominated for two Academy Awards for his work on The Hurt Locker and 3:10 To Yuma.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "FURIE" [Blu-Ray/DVD] and the giveaway!


Veronica Ngo fiercely stars in this thrilling, action-packed film, FURIE, which debuts on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 25th from Well Go USA Entertainment. After putting her criminal past behind her, Hai Phuong’s (Ngo) daughter is kidnapped and Hai will do anything to get her back. Directed by Le Van Kiet (The Rich Woman, The Lost Tour: Vietnam) and with a rich color palette of neon from cinematographer Morgan Schmidt, FURIE also stars Phan Than Nhien and Mai Cat Vi.


When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her daughter home.  Country of Origin: Vietnam... FURIE has a run-time of approximately 98 minutes and is not rated. [WATCH THE TRAILER: HERE]

And another giveaway, drop me an email after you watch and comment on the trailer... it's great one... tell me something you took away from the trailer for the film "FURIE"!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "SWING KIDS" [Blu-Ray/DVD] and the giveaway


Beloved K-pop star Do Kyung-soo leads the rhythm in SWING KIDS, which is debuting on Blu-ray™ June 18th from Well Go USA Entertainment. In order to get through the trials and tribulations of war, soldiers at a POW camp find a way to cope through dance. Directed by Kang Hyoung-Chul, the film also stars Jared Grimes (“Manifest”), Park Hye-Su (Will You Be There?), Oh Jung-Se (Rosebud, Fabricated City) and Kim Min-Ho (“Queen for Seven Days”).


In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing. Country of Origin: South Korea. SWING KIDS has a runtime of approximately 134 minutes and is not rated.

Win yourself a copy of SWING KID, drop me an email and tell me what makes you dance? In the meantime, [WATCH THE TRAILER: HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "HOLD BACK THE THE DAWN" (1941) [BLU-RAY]


From one of the most underrated directors of Hollywood's golden era, Mitchell Leisen (Remember the Night), comes the heart-rending romantic drama Hold Back the Dawn... Charles Boyer (Gaslight) gives an enthralling performance as Georges Iscovescu, a Romanian-born gigolo who arrives at a Mexican border town seeking entry to the US. Faced with a waiting period of eight years, George is encouraged by his former dancing partner Anita (Pauline Goddard, Modern Times) to marry an American girl and desert her once safely across the border. 

He successfully targets visiting school teacher Emmy Brown (Olivia de Havilland, Gone with the Wind), but his plan is compromised by a pursuing immigration officer, and blossoming feelings of genuine love for Emmy. A moving and thoughtful film with a wonderful script (co-written by Billy Wilder), Hold back the Dawn benefits from evocative performances by Boyer and de Havilland, and an over-arching sense of romantic melancholy. An enduring classic of its era, Leisen's film was nominated for no-less than six Academy Awards and is presented here in High Definition for the first time.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE LOVELESS" (1981) [BLU-RAY/DVD]


THEY'RE GOING NOWHERE... FAST! The United States, late 1950s. A time of generational conflict, of immense social change, of bold fashions and toe-tapping music - just some of the elements that collide in thrilling fashion in The Loveless, the feature debut of both its star, Willem Dafoe (To Live and Die in LA), and its directors, Monty Montgomery (producer, David Lynch's Wild at Heart) and future Academy Award®-winner* Kathryn Bigelow (Near Dark, Detroit). A motorcycle gang roars into a small southern town en route to the Daytona races, unnerving and angering the locals with their standoffish attitude and disrespect for social niceties. 

When one of their number, the charismatic Vance (Dafoe), hooks up with sports-car-driving Telena (Marin Kanter, Endangered Species), he incurs the wrath of the girl's father, setting the gang on a collision course with the rest of the town as simmering tensions boil over into violent retribution. Raw, angry and honest, The Loveless evokes, with unflinching clarity, both an attitude and a bygone era, exploring the tensions between two very different Americas - now fully restored and presented in high definition for the first time in this feature-packed new edition from Arrow Video! * 2010, Best Director, Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. "ACADEMY AWARD®" is a registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Artsploitation Films: "RONDO" [DVD]


Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot. 


Paying homage to the grindhouse features of the 1960s & '70s, Drew Barnhardt's Rondo is a darkly sexual, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining crime and revenge melodrama. [WATCH THE TRAILER: HERE]
 
Truly not for the weak, so close your and watch the trailer... just peek!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "DEADSIGHT" [DVD]


RLJE Films will release DEADSIGHT on July 2, 2019 on DVD, On Demand and Digital HD.  Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Liv Collins (Polished) and Kevin Revie (To Hell with Harvey), the film stars Collins, Adam Seybold (Let Her Out) and Ry Barrett (The Demolisher). RLJE Films will release DEADSIGHT on DVD.


In DEADSIGHT, Mara Madigan (Collins) is a pregnant police officer about to go on maternity leave. 04/ But on her last day on the job, she wakes up to a world ravaged by a nightmarish and bloody plague of the living dead. Amidst the chaos and violence, she finds Ben Neilson (Seybold), a man who is virtually blind, helpless, and has a mystery shrouding his past. Somehow these two must put their heads together and find a way to safety to escape this living hell. [WATCH THE TRAILER: HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

KeepMoving Records: "OPEN BOOK" music by Nikolai Martynov


“Open Book” Original Soundtrack from The Television Mini-Series... Written by Russian author Veniamin Alexandrovich Kaverin, Open Book (Otkrytaya kniga) is one of the great classics of Soviet literature. The story was turned into a feature film in 1973 and later it was turned into a nine-part television mini-series. Helmed by prominent producer Victor Titov, the first four episodes premiered in 1977, while another five were shot a year later with some central parts recast – this batch was first televised in 1980. The music for both halves of the series was written by composer Nikolay Martynov.

Born in Leningrad in 1938, Martynov graduated from the local conservatory as a musicologist from the class of Mikhail Druskin. As an artist, his key research were Dmitry Shostakovich and Russian choral music. Throughout the years he penned four symphonies, operas (Galileo, Cherry Orchard) and ballets (Hercules, Petersburg Dreams). In terms of screen music, he lent his talents to some 30 projects, the best-known of which are serialized television adaptations of classic literary works such as Maxim Gorky’s The Life of Klim Samgin and of course Open Book.

This release of Nikolay Martynov’s Open Book is a rare example of Russian television scoring available commercially. Only a handful of tapes survive of this era as neither the studios, nor the composers saw too much potential in television scores. For Open Book, only the music from the first half (Parts 1-4) survived. It’s a rare treasure to hear a film score recording from the 1970s with conductor Vladislav Chernushenko instructing the Leningrad State Philharmonic as well as the Choir of the Leningrad Chapel. Liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the score based on an all-new interview with the composer!
 
Pointing out this is a great score and I am thrilled to be able to cover this... not familiar with the Russian television show. I feel the score is outstanding with composer Nikolay Martynov bringing a sweet, though very powerful piece. Welcome back "KeepMoving Records" it's been awhile for sure, though in my heart you have never left. 


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "THE DEAD DON'T DIE" music by SQÜRL


The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled is here. Starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane and Tom Waits.  Soundtrack features score by director Jim Jarmusch and producer Carter Logan, known as SQÜRL, as well as dialogue snippets from the film...

Like the music, the film for me was uhm... well sure.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

ECHO SOCIETY CO-FOUNDER & RENOWNED COMPOSER ROB SIMONSEN SIGNS TO SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS


With an impressive resume of film scores under his belt while having created a living legacy in the Los Angeles "new music" world via The Echo Society, composer Rob Simonsen launches a new chapter in his already successful career by signing to Sony Music Masterworks as a recording artist, with his label debut album set for a Fall 2019 release. To celebrate his signing, he's shared a new video from "Spectre" that he self-directed, featuring some unforgettable imagery that begins to frame up his thought-provoking modern compositions amongst a living and breathing natural aesthetic -- watch here.

"Spectre is about mystery, melancholy and wonder, " Rob describes. "The feeling of awakening from a dream, or waking into a dream. It was created entirely in Studios Les Saint Germain in Paris, France, with my co-producers Raphael Hamburger and Stan Neff. I wanted to use the colors of brass, cellos, choir, an ondes martenot, and piano. We brought in brilliant players who gave it great life and vibe. It is the first installment of a trilogy of music videos I directed, which starts with the awakening of a being and the journey they embark on.”

Having learned to play the piano at a young age and with an educational background in jazz, electronic and traditional orchestral music, Simonsen has lent his scoring talents to a wide range of film projects.  Since the early 2000s, he’s worked on an expansive list of film soundtracks, among them The Front Runner, Love, Simon, Nerve, Foxcatcher, The Way, Way Back and The Spectacular Now.  He also provided additional music with his mentor Mychael Danna for scores such as Moneyball and Ang Lee's Life Of Pi.

Walt Disney Studios: "CINDERELLA" 70th Anniversary [BLU-RAY/DVD]

 
In honor of its upcoming 70th anniversary, the timeless animated classic “Cinderella” waltzes into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection and the hearts of a whole new generation. The enchanting tale, which showed us that dreams really do come true — and inspired countless fans to reenact the Royal Ball and Cinderella’s infamous midnight dash — arrives home Digitally in HD and Movies Anywhere on June 18, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 25.

The Anniversary Edition of “Cinderella” offers two all-new extras: “Cinderella” trivia and fun facts, hosted by Ruth Righi and Ava Kolker from Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max,” and “In Walt’s Words: Enhanced Edition,” a special edition of “Cinderella” featuring fascinating production details, original storyboards, archival photos, thumbnail sketches and transcripts throughout the feature film. Hours of classic bonus material celebrates the masterful animation, memorable music and long-lasting impact of “Cinderella,” showcasing Walt Disney’s core group of animators, the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair, the original demo recording of the film’s title song and Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.
 
Recently added to the prestigious National Film Registry, the animated classic centers on kind and hardworking Cinderella, who is ordered around by her cruel stepmother, her awful stepsisters — even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day of drudgery. But they can't stop her from dreaming, and Cinderella has faith that someday her wishes will come true. When an invitation to the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come — until her stepsisters, with the encouragement of Lady Tremaine, tear her gown to shreds. Just when Cinderella believes all is lost, her Fairy Godmother appears, and with a wave of her wand and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” transforms an ordinary pumpkin into a magnificent coach and Cinderella’s rags into a gorgeous gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball. But Cinderella’s enchanted evening must end when the spell is broken at midnight. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.

“Cinderella” is the ninth title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid.”

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Website: Movies.Disney.com/Cinderella-1950
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Studios: "DUMBO" [2019] (BLU-RAY/DVD)

 
“Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. Disney invites fans to fall in love again with this heartfelt story, in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight, when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers.

Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.

In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
 

“Dumbo” will be released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.

Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyDumbo
Website: Movies.Disney.com/dumbo-2019
Twitter: Twitter.com/Dumbo
Instagram: Instagram.com/Dumbo

“DUMBO” CAST AND CREW: The film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”) as war-veteran turned elephant-keeper Holt Farrier, Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”) as opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”) as circus owner Max Medici, and BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) as stunning aerialist Colette Marchant. Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins make their feature film debuts as Holt’s children, Milly and Joe.

The cast also includes Alan Arkin as powerful banker J. Griffin Remington, Roshan Seth as snake charmer Pramesh Singh, DeObia Oparei as strongman Rongo the Strongo, Joseph Gatt as a hunter named Neils Skellig, and Sharon Rooney as circus mermaid Miss Atlantis.

The creative team includes BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Oscar®-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi,” “Dark Shadows”), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”), and BAFTA Award-winning makeup designer Paul Gooch (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger ("The Ring," "Ghost in the Shell"), and produced by Justin Springer ("TRON: Legacy"), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Big Eyes") and Derek Frey ("Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," "Frankenweenie").

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U" music by Bear McCreary

 
In 2017, Universal Pictures released the Blumhouse film Happy Death Day about college student Tree (Jessica Rothe) who relives the same day over and over, getting murdered each time until she's able to solve the mystery of who keeps killing her and breaks the cycle. The slasher black comedy was produced by Jason Blum and directed by Christopher Landon, and was so successful that it resulted in a sequel, Happy Death Day 2U. In the sequel, Tree finds herself once again reliving the same day, but a sci-fi element is introduced, as it turns out a science experiment is responsible not only for her daily repetition, but also thrusting her into an alternate universe. Now she must identify the killer and decide if she will stay in this alternate universe or return home.

Returning for this sequel is Bear McCreary, one of the most dramatically prolific and talented composers working today. In 2019 alone he has composed the scores for The Professor and the Madman, Rim of the World, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the upcoming Child's Play. Building on his score for the first film, Happy Death Day 2U expands beyond the slasher focus of the first film and emphasizes the sci-fi aspect, with large, dramatic orchestral scoring, like a cousin to his music for films like The Cloverfield Paradox. With many lengthy cues, the album is a dramatic and entertaining listening experience and is Intrada's first McCreary album.

This Intrada release on CD is courtesy of Back lot Music, who released the soundtrack digitally.

INTRADA INT 7153
Barcode: 720258175326

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Happy Death Day 2U [CLICK HERE].

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Check Out "Notefornote Music"... if you don't you will miss out on releases like "MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE" [2Cd-Set] music by Bill Conti


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe made their retail debut in 1982 as executives at Mattel wanted their own line of action figures to compete with Kenner's blockbuster Star Wars toys.  Masters of the Universe went on to huge success in the 80s and spawned comics, a cartoon series and a movie produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus for their company Cannon Group.  Released in 1987, the film stars Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella.  It would go on to become a cult classic and notably became one of Cannon's last films.  Featuring a blockbuster score by Bill Conti (Rocky, Karate Kid, For Your Eyes Only) we are proud to offer this score as a 500 unit limited edition. [https://notefornotemusic.com/

I was lucky to have gotten one of the last of the 500, but it SOLD OUT quick... it's just one of those pieces of film music you will love. "Notefornote Music" has been on the scene for only a short while, but is proving to be able to play with the big boys (or girls) in film soundtrack music. We as film music lovers only have a few outstanding outlets, our goal is to  help and support those outlets efforts. So THANK YOU for making this release happen, giving it 110% as you have on your current library of music.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "First To The Moon - The Journey Of Apollo 8" music by Alexander Bornstein


On December 21st 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center. It's crew, Commander Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot Bill Anders, and Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell. Their mission: Fly to the Moon, orbit it, take photos and collect data for an eventual landing, and return to the earth.

First to the Moon is a new documentary film that tells the amazing story of the Apollo 8 mission and the three men that crewed it. Through restored archival films from NASA, The National Archives, and the Astronaut's own personal collections, this documentary takes you through time from the upbringing of each crew member and onward to present day.  Featuring an exciting score from composer Alexander Bornstein (The Last Heist, Furthest Witness) the music compliments one of the greatest events in the history of mankind.

[https://notefornotemusic.com/]
 
Rich sound, at an epic poportion as the composer and score grows legs that starts to run forward... run forward into our heads. I feel transported to the moon, with my feet securely on the ground and feel satisfied by the music. Energetic score on a documentary that serves as history, serving it justice and respect to those involved. STRONG, STRONG RELEASE!  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "Ambition" music by Leonard Rosenman


One of the stars of the film is, undoubtedly, a man behind the scenes: Leonard Rosenman. It was clear to Rosenman and Scott Goldstein that the score should have a progressive, rather than conventional harmonic structure. They agreed that this would help to underscore Merrick’s (the antagonist) horrific, troubling visions and this approach would help capture his state of mind musically. Goldstein suggested Rosenman play him some of his concert music as a blueprint for “Ambition”. Encouraged to be able to draw upon his “progressive” work for the concert stage, Rosenman presented Goldstein with “Foci”, a work for chamber orchestra that the composer had written in 1981 and revised in 1983. Goldstein loved what he heard and commenced to use “Foci” as temp music for “Ambition”. “Foci” is an atonal piece, complex and full of anxiety – exactly what Goldstein needed for his motion picture.

Honestly never heard of this film, but know the actors and definitely know the work of this composer. Starting out strong as we take the path of a little innocence, we begin to feel it's certain stength and musical intentions. Suspense and intrigue are as to follow, nice use of plotting sounds and a theme that hold their own. [http://caldera-records.com/]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "T-34" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


Inspired by true events during World War II, T-34 is debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 11th from Well Go USA Entertainment. A group of soldiers led by young lieutenant Ivushkin, played by Alexander Petrov (Ice, Gogol. Nachalo), must  escape German captivity in a half-destroyed T-34 tank. T-34 set an all-time record for opening weekend box office $12M in Russia for a Russian produced film. Directed by Alexei Sidorov, the film also stars Viktor Dobronravov (Ekskursante), Vinzenz Kiefer (Jason Bourne, “Alarm für Cobra 11”), Irina Starshenbaum (Leto, Ice).


During the greatest war in the history of mankind, young lieutenant Ivushkin assembles a courageous group of POWs to plan a daring escape from captivity. With the power of a half-destroyed T-34 tank, Ivushkin and his crew challenge an enemy battalion, ready to battle until the end – for family and for country. Country of Origin: Russia T-34 has a run-time of approximately 112 minutes and is not rated. [https://youtu.be/D1UDvi5xL9w]

And the giveaway... tell me your thoughts on this film after you watch the trailer and email your response.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Rewind Collection: "DOUBLE IMPACT" [BLU-RAY]


MVD Rewind Collection branded Collector's Editions of classic Van Damme films Black Eagle and Lionheart, MVD continues its love for the legendary action star with a fully loaded Blu-ray of Double Impact, a favorite among fans of the kickboxing action hero!

DOUBLE IMPACT: What could be better than Jean-Claude Van Damme (Lionheart, Universal Soldier) in an explosively entertaining action extravaganza? Two of him! There's twice the excitement, twice the mayhem and twice the fun in this turbo-charged adventure that pushes the thrills into overdrive from co-writer and director Sheldon Lettich (Lionheart, Bloodsport, Max) and Co-Producer Michael Douglas (Romancing The Stone, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) along with co-stars Geoffrey Lewis (The Devil's Rejects), Bolo Yeung (Bloodsport), Alonna Shaw (King Of New York) and Cory Everson (Natural Born Killers).

Van Damme leaps into the dual roles of Chad and Alex Wagner, twin brothers who were separated after their parents' brutal murder. Years later, the two couldn't be more different: Chad is a slick Beverly Hills fitness instructor, while Alex is a rough and tumble smuggler on the gritty streets of Hong Kong. But when fate throws them together again, Chad and Alex discover that there's one thing they have in common: they're both fighting machines! Determined to enact revenge on their parents' killers, the martial-arts experts kick, chop and shoot all the way to an electrifying final showdown aboard a gargantuan freighter in Hong Kong harbor.


Produced by MVD Rewind Collection's Eric D. Wilkinson, the Double Impact: Special Collector's Edition includes amazing bonus material including a feature length retrospective documentary about the making of the film from award winning writer / producer Richard Schenkman (The Man From Earth) that includes brand new interviews with star and co-writer Jean-Claude Van Damme, director and co-writer Sheldon Lettich, producer Ashok Amritraj, co-star Cory Everson-Donia, co-star and fight coordinator Peter Malota and "Chad" and "Alex" photo doubles Jeff Rector and Jerry Rector. In addition the disc also features almost an hour of never before seen deleted and extended scenes including w newly unearthed alternate ending. The special features also includes "Double Impact: Anatomy of a Scene" with Director Sheldon Lettich highlighting how one of the films biggest action set pieces was constructed. Along with this new material the disc also includes rarely seen 1991 behind the scenes featurettes, trailers, cast and crew interviews and more, cultivating what is the definitive release of this classic action film.

The reviews for MVD's release have been stellar with Under The Radar's Austin Trunick raving "This special edition of Double Impact is another unbelievable effort from boutique label MVD Rewind Collection, whose releases of Van Damme staples Lionheart and Black Eagle really impressed us previously. This release blows those two out of the water, with several hours' worth of new and previously-unavailable bonus features."

"I couldn't be happier about the final product," explains Eric D. Wilkinson, who oversees all of MVD's collector's brands including MVD Marquee Collection, MVD Classics and MVD Rewind Collection and produces each individual release. "Bringing back these classic movies in definitive collector's editions has been a labor of love for me. I especially love working on Jean-Claude Van Damme's films and even more so with director Sheldon Lettich who has been especially supportive. Sheldon and Jean-Claude are a great team and I hope we can get more of their films to release in the future."

Writer / Director Sheldon Lettich agrees, "With Lionheart, MVD created what I consider to be the definitive edition of one of my most popular movies. I'm excited to have worked with them again on a brand new special edition of Double Impact, which I'm sure will not only please long-time fans of the film, but also introduce it to a whole new generation. MVD's release of the film is the best it's ever looked on disc, in my opinion."

MVD Rewind Collection presents Double Impact: Special Collector's Edition. National release date is May 28th and is available exclusively on Blu-ray from MVD Entertainment Group.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "FM" [BLU-RAY]


The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s US radio. Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-SKY Radio, LA's number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an array of eccentric DJ personalities: Mother (Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin), a husky, world-weary ex-hippie; Eric Swan (Martin Mull, Clue), a mad-cap romantic looking for love, and The Prince of Darkness (Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles), a cool cat who keeps the night-time airwaves alive. But when the station's future is thrown in to jeopardy by corporate bosses looking to cash-in, the Q-SKY troupe are forced to batten down the hatches and turn up the volume - will a fully-fledged rock 'n' roll rebellion save the day? Legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo (Chinatown, Scarface) directs this slickly-produced rock film, which combines hilarious studio hijinks with epic footage of Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett in concert. FM also boasts an incredible platinum-selling soundtrack featuring a pantheon of AOR greats including Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles and Tom Petty (who also cameos). Now, High Fidelity meets High Definition as FM debuts on blu-ray with a selection of exciting new extras. [1978]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "American Horror Project Volume 2" [Limited Edition]


Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of US independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents). Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes (Grave of the Vampire, Garden of the Dead), Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman's desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father - only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976's Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977's Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl raises an army of the dead against the people she holds responsible for her mother's death. With all three films having been newly remastered from the best surviving film elements and appearing here for the first time ever on Blu-ray, alongside a wealth of supplementary material, American Horror Project Volume Two offers up yet another fascinating and blood-chilling foray into the deepest, darkest corners of stars-and-stripes terror. [1970]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Olive Films: "THE BELIEVERS" [BLU-RAY]


The Believers, director John Schlesinger’s (Marathon Man) finally crafted, modern-day supernatural thriller, stars Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Helen Shaver (Desert Hearts) and Robert Loggia (Scarface).

Following the tragic death of his wife, psychologist Cal Jamison (Sheen) and his young son Chris (Harley Cross, Someone to Watch Over Me) relocate from Minneapolis to New York City to start a new life. Enlisted by Lt. McTaggert (Loggia) to help solve a baffling suicide case involving voodoo, Cal soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation with ties to a Caribbean religious cult and a series of ritualistic murders that will place him and those he loves in grave danger.
 


The Believers, based on the Nicholas Conde novel The Religion, is written for the screen by Mark Frost (co-creator of Twin Peaks), photographed by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) and co-stars Jimmy Smits (TV’s NYPD Blue), Harris Yulin (Another Woman), Richard Masur (The Thing), and Elizabeth Wilson (9 to 5).

A master at ratcheting up on-screen tension (i.e. Marathon Man), Academy Award winning director John Schlesinger (Best Director, Midnight Cowboy – 1970) delivers chills in the supernatural thriller, The Believers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "DARK DENSE" DVD


Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the North American release of the paranormal thriller DARK SENSE, The deal was negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Maura Ford at 7&7 Producers Sales Service. The film will arrive to North American audiences on DVD & VOD on May 21.

Based on Peter Flannery’s international best-selling thriller “First & Only”, DARK SENSE premiered at Boston’s Sci-Fi Film Festival. The film stars Shane O’Meara and James Robinson as a heroic psychic and a bloodthirsty psycho who embody the ultimate struggle of good vs. evil. Alongside O’Meara and Robinson, the film’s cast includes Kim Allan (Netflix’s “Outlaw King”), Jim Sturgeon and Siobhan Redmond.


Maura Ford of 7&7 commented: “I’m thrilled we’ve found the perfect fit with Breaking Glass to introduce Magnus Wake’s outstanding Scottish thriller to a wide North American audience and showcase the talent of all involved”.

Simon, a powerful psychic, has seen his future - a serial killer will torture him to death. He has just four days to change the future…if he can. As a boy Simon had another vision – of the killer slaughtering a family friend. Simon couldn’t stop that crime, and the tragedy traumatized him, leaving him unable to really use his powers. In the present, Simon hires a troubled ex-SAS soldier as a bodyguard. But when MI5 intervene and tries to grab Simon for their own nefarious purposes, the plan goes awry. With his bodyguard out of action, the killer murders his way closer and closer to Simon. In the adrenaline-fueled climax, Simon finds himself at the point of excruciating death in the killer’s secret lair. Will he finally realize the true extent of his powers, and how to use them, to save his own life?

“Taut and terrifying, this crowd-funded thriller about a psychic being stalked by a serial killer is bold and original from start to pulse pounding finish”, said Richard Ross, Co-President at Breaking Glass. “We can’t wait for audiences to have the opportunity to discover it.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "Strawberry Flavored Plastic" [DVD]


When two aspiring documentarians embark on their first feature, they hear back from Noel, a man who has just been released from prison after a nine-year incarceration for a crime of passion. After several weeks of shooting, they inadvertently discover that Noel’s story is fabricated: he has never been to prison. 



They soon find out he is an at-large and very active serial killer who has never been apprehended by authorities. Now too entangled and implicit in Noel’s horrific crimes, the duo are stuck between doing the right thing and possibly making the most infamous documentary ever made…
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "LENT" - Jo Walton


Young Girolamo’s life is a series of miracles... It’s a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force of his will. It’s a miracle that he’s friends with Pico della Mirandola, the Count of Concordia. It’s a miracle that when Girolamo visits the deathbed of Lorenzo “the Magnificent,” the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light, a surprise to everyone, Lorenzo included. It’s a miracle that when Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. It’s a miracle than whenever Girolamo preaches, crowds swoon. It’s a miracle that, despite the Pope’s determination to bring young Girolamo to heel, he’s still on the loose…and, now, running Florence in all but name.

That’s only the beginning. Because Girolamo Savanarola is not who—or what—he thinks he is. He will discover the truth about himself at the most startling possible time. And this will be only the beginning of his many lives.

JO WALTON won the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 2012 for her novel Among Others. Before that, she won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and her novel Tooth and Claw won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. The novels of her Small Change sequence—Farthing, Ha'penny, and Half a Crown—have won acclaim ranging from national newspapers to the Romantic Times Critics' Choice Award. A native of Wales, she lives in Montreal.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "THE SPY WHO FELL TO EARTH" music by Robin Schlochtermeier


MovieScore Media’s latest release in the genre of documentaries is The Spy Who Fell to Earth with music by composer Robin Schlochtermeier. Written and directed by Tom Meadmore, the Netflix documentary deals with one of the lesser-known chapters of the Middle-Eastern conflict as political commentator / historia Ahron “Ronnie” Bregman gets more deeply invested in the search for a mysterious Egyptian spy, whose secrets slowly consume him until the whole plot unravels with tragic consequences. The Spy Who Fell to Earth is more engaging than most Hollywood spy thrillers - with the added bonus of being a true story that’s still in the making to some degree.

“The score for The Spy Who Fell to Earth was written first and foremost to help support the story elements of the documentary” explains Robin Schlochtermeier about the music. ”These include the conflict between Egypt and Israel, journalist Ronnie Bregman’s obsession with the enigmatic Egyptian spy Ashraf Marwan, Marwan himself, and the secret services. The director, Thomas Meadmore, also gets his own thoughtful and open-ended theme, as his line of questioning deepens into author Ronnie Bregman’s personal motivations. Musically the score draws on a rich tradition of espionage thrillers for its driving rhythms and unconventional time signatures. There are also some nods to Middle Eastern culture with some Darabuka and the Bendir drum rhythms. The score is quite action-packed for a documentary, with even a tense war scene underscore!”

Robin Schlochtermeier is an award-winning composer for film, television and commercials. He won the award for Best Music for his original score for the psychological thriller Retreat at the British Independent Film Festival. Retreat was also nominated in six other categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. He has also composed the music for award-winning broadcast documentaries, for the features Queens of Syria (Black Pearl Award, Abu Dhabi Film Festival), Oh No, Not Rudy Again! (EFM Cannes), and for Strings (British Independent Film Award).

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  May 31, 2019.  On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [https://youtu.be/16uAK3vaowY]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "RORY'S WAY" music by Frank Ilfman


Coinciding with the film’s release to UK cinemas on May 31, MovieScore Media once again teams up with composer Frank Ilfman (Big Bad Wolves, Sensoria) to release the emotionally-charged music, Celtic-flavoured score for Rory’s Way. Based on Jose Luis Sampedro’s novel The Etruscan Smile, Rory’s Way stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson.

Rory’s way is a very emotional and heartfelt story with a strong Celtic identity," explains Frank Ilfman about his contributions to the picture. "The music is very melodic in its core, using a large orchestra comprise of strings, winds, percussion and some Celtic instruments to represent Rory’s heritage. I composed three themes that represent Rory’s character, his son and Rory’s relationship with his grandson always keeping central the strong emotions between the three generations."

Frank Ilfman originally studied trombone and piano at the Jaffa Conservatorium of Music, then at the age of thirteen he was joined the Tel Aviv Dixieland Band where he played lead trombone in addition to arranging for them. His passion for film music was ignited when a visit to Bavaria Studios got him introduced to German composer Klaus Doldinger, who was scoring The Neverending Story at that time. Since starting out, Frank had scored over sixty films and television projects. His breakthrough was written for Big Bad Wolves whose music won a Saturn Award shortly after being issued by MovieScore Media. Some of Ilfman’s other recent credits include the monster movie Abulele, the supernatural thriller Sensoria (also available from ScreamWorks Records) and the new logo of Legendary Pictures.

The soundtrack has a digital release date of  M\y 31, 2019.  On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [https://youtu.be/F7dxu3KsC1s]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "MEN IN BLACK™: INTERNATIONAL" music by Danny Elfman and Chris Bacon


Sony Music announces the release of MEN IN BLACK™: INTERNATIONAL (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by DANNY ELFMAN and CHRIS BACON.  One of the most acclaimed and distinctive film composers of his generation, Danny Elfman returns to Men in Black after scoring the franchise’s first three installments.  He is joined by Chris Bacon, who has previously written additional music on Elfman’s scores including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Goosebumps.  Available Friday, June 7, the soundtrack features music from the hugely-anticipated summer film, which makes its theatrical debut via Sony Pictures on Friday, June 14.

Of the soundtrack, composer Danny Elfman says, “I have always loved scoring the Men in Black series.  It allows me to enter a weird quirky unique musical world that only exists in the MIB universe. Revisiting and updating is always a joy. And sharing this chapter with co-composer Chris Bacon was also a great experience. ”

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.  In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Men in Black: International is directed by F. Gary Gray, and written by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. Produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Edward Cheng, Howard Chen, E. Bennett Walsh, Riyoko Tanaka, David Beaubaire and Barry Sonnenfeld. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois & Larry Bourgeois, with Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. 

Sony Music: "GHOSTBUSTERS (SCORE)" music by Elmer Bernstein


In honor of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters’ 1984 theatrical debut, Sony Music announces a special reissue of “GHOSTBUSTERS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE)” with music by legendary film composer ELMER BERNSTEIN (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Age of Innocence).  Available now to preorder, the anniversary edition arrives in digital formats for the very first time (in both standard and hi resolutions) and on CD Friday, June 7 and on vinyl Friday, July 19.  The collection features music from the iconic blockbuster, newly mixed and remastered from the score’s original multi-tracks, as well as new artwork, commentary from Elmer Bernstein’s son, Peter, and four previously unreleased tracks.

Of the 35th anniversary edition, Peter Bernstein, son of the late Elmer Bernstein, says, “As one of the original orchestrators on Ghostbusters, it has been very satisfying and also very moving to work on this soundtrack release 35 years down the road. It is a great movie with great music and we had a whole lot of fun creating it. I am very pleased to see it released in its original form.”
With a star-studded cast, Ghostbusters follows four men on a mission to save the world.  Fired from university research jobs, Doctors Venkman, Stantz and Spengler set up shop as "Ghostbusters," hiring Zeddemore and, together, ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett and her nerdy neighbor Louis Tully become possessed by demons living in their building.

Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face their supreme challenge at a rooftop demonic shrine. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Silva Screen Records: "TIN STAR" music by Adrian Corker


Composer Adrian Corker's rich, adventurous and unpredictable soundtrack to Sky Atlantic's contemporary western series set in the Canadian Rockies. Created by Rowan Joffé (28 Days Later, Brighton Rock) and starring Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly and Christina Hendricks.

Tin Star skips from light to dark, from intimate to epic, from emotional to comic and the music provides the counterpoint to the capricious moods and performances. The revenge storyline inspired an atmospheric and twangy, at times uneasy and anxious soundtrack. With glimmers of twisted folk tunes submerging in contorted, string laden, columns of slowly moving harmonies, the soundtrack unfolds as distinctive, original and surprising throughout the 2 seasons of the show. With the amalgamation of rich and eccentric characters, visuals and soundtrack, it is not surprising that Sky Atlantic is currently in the process of commissioning the 3rd series.

Says Adrian Corker "I worked closely with Rowan Joffe and some of the directors on the music and was given free rein so I was able to include musical ideas and language that aren’t always heard in TV music. Many of the players are from the new music world so have a vast array of techniques at their disposal... It is one of the fun things of Tin Star that no one discourages trying new things and being experimental and ambitious and I think that is reflected in what you finally see and hear. [http://www.silvascreenusa.com

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Music: "GOOD OMENS" music by David Arnold


Composer David Arnold’s soundtrack to the highly anticipated TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 comic fable that packs a punch.

Following the odd couple, angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and demon Crowley (David Tennant) in their quest to sabotage the end of the World, Amazon Prime's six episode mini-series delivers a tongue in cheek adaptation of this powerful and funny story.

From the Award-winning composer of Sherlock and Casino Royale comes a soundtrack that perfectly complements the Good Omens’ drama and visual sensibilities. At times nostalgic and eerie but always varied, beautiful and full of excitement, this robust, yet funny music entity has become another character in the story. Here, Arnold has created a contemporary soundworld for heaven and hell.

The closing song is Tori Amos’ version of A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, a British wartime favorite referenced at the end of the book, conjuring feelings of separation and pining for untroubled times, and including the lines "There was magic abroad in the air. There were angels dining at the Ritz. And a nightingale sang in Berkeley square".

Good Omens is produced by BBC Studios, Amazon Studios, Blank Corporation and Narrativia. The series is directed by Douglas Mackinnon and features the all-star cast including Michael Sheen, David Arnold, Frances McDorman, Brian Cox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Hamm.

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

Also available on Silva Screen Records are David Arnold’s soundtracks Sherlock Series 1, Sherlock Series 2, Sherlock Series 3, Sherlock Series 4 and Sherlock - The Abominable Bride.

The Good Omens TV series launches on Amazon Prime Video around the world on Friday 31st May 2019 and will be shown on BBC2 in the autumn. [http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Annapurna Interactive’s: "OUTER WILDS" Music by Andrew Prahlow


Annapurna Interactive’s ‘OUTER WILDS’ – Original Video Game Soundtrack, which features an original score by Andrew Prahlow (composer of the 2017 Mobile VR Game of the Year, ‘Eclipse: Edge of Light’). ‘Outer Wilds’ is an open world mystery game about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. The soundtrack is now available digitally on Annapurna Interactive.

Andrew Prahlow has been a part of this project since the beta stages in 2013 and has created a perfectly 'ambient soundscape with guitar and synthesizers' to contrast the 'melancholic textures' of the game, which won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival.

"When asked to compose the music for 'Outer Wilds', I wanted to create a sense of simplicity and nostalgia as the player slowly becomes familiar with the world of the Hearthians. I immediately thought of an old beat up banjo that I had received as a gift a few years prior. This main theme contrasted the melancholic textures of the Nomai - where I crafted ambient soundscapes with guitar and synthesizers, heavily influenced by post-rock. As the player explores the solar system and the story moves forward, these textures become more complex, along with the campfire tunes that are the center of the score.” – Andrew Prahlow

About ‘Outer Wilds’: “In ‘Outer Wilds’, the player-character is an astronaut that starts out camping on a planet near his rocket. Within 20 minutes of game time, the local sun will go supernova, ending the game, though the game will restart at the same point. Thus, the player is encouraged to explore the "quirky and condensed galaxy" to learn how the astronaut got there, why the sun will go nova, the secrets of the Nomai, the alien race that had built this galaxy, and other information and secrets that can be used on the subsequent replays of the game to explore further. For example, in order to use the rocket, the player must guide the astronaut to a local observatory, where the launch codes are located. Once the player has done this once in one playthrough, that information will not change in subsequent ones, so on the next playthrough, the player can bypass the observatory and immediately launch the rocket with the known codes. Though the galaxy repeats the same 20 minutes each time the player starts the game, the galaxy will change over the course over that period, making some parts of planets accessible only at certain times; one example is a pair of planets orbiting so close to each other that sand from one planet is funneled over to cover the other planet, making its surface inaccessible later in the 20 minute period.

The player-character has health and oxygen meters, which are replenished when the character returns to the rocket. If the character's health or oxygen should run out, they will die but respawn back on the home planet.”

About Andrew Prahlow: Andrew Prahlow’s music focuses on larger-than-life, emotive soundscapes with a core of chamber-ensemble minimalism, hoping to create a sense of familiar nostalgia for the listener.

He began his career in music as an intern at John Powell’s studio while completing his studies at the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) Graduate Program at USC. From 2011-2014, he assisted on the music of ‘The Legend of Korra’ for Jeremy Zuckerman and also on ‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’ for Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn. In 2015, his music was featured in trailers for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’.  From 2015-2016, Andrew composed ambient guitar soundscapes for the Madden NFL franchise. In 2017, Andrew wrote an arrangement of ‘Be Our Guest’ for the 2017 Academy Awards ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV spot, and the score to the Mobile VR Game of the Year, ‘Eclipse: Edge of Light’.

Andrew also writes for mainstream trailer campaigns, including ‘Star Wars’, ‘Avengers,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049’, and ‘Star Trek’.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Water Tower Music: "GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS" music by Bear McCreary


WaterTower Music, in conjunction with Sparks & Shadows, is excited to announce the May 24 release of the soundtrack to the highly anticipated next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.  An epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history, the film hits theaters worldwide beginning May 31, 2019.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music composed for the motion picture by Emmy® and BAFTA Award winner Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane, TV’s The Walking Dead).  The 26-track album includes the song “Godzilla (Feat. Serj Tankian),” the composer’s interpretation of Blue Öyster Cult’s classic anthem created in collaboration with Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) and musicians Brendon Small, Bryan Beller, and Gene Hoglan who form the rhythm section of Dethklok from TV’s Metalocalypse.

McCreary’s diverse score is as formidable as the characters colliding on the big screen in the upcoming film. In his first creative meeting with the composer, Godzilla: King of the Monsters director Michael Dougherty used the term “Monster Opera” when describing the magnitude and importance of the score to the storytelling. McCreary rose to meet the enormous challenge, and delivered on a grand-scale, beginning with a full symphonic orchestra and choir and infused with concussive sounds from a variety of artists. Incorporated into the score are the hypnotic chants of Japanese Buddhist monks; a powerful percussion ensemble; culturally diverse soloists from around the world; and the heroic guttural vocalizations of a Tokyo-based taiko ensemble, who perform traditional kakegoe with their voices instead of playing their drums. Also woven into the soundscape is an original text composed by McCreary, which was translated into ancient Babylonian and performed by the choir throughout the score.

The composer’s meticulous approach is apparent in his creation of character themes for the iconic monsters colliding on the big screen for the first time in the modern age in the new film, from all-new themes for Godzilla’s classic foes Ghidorah and Rodan to new interpretations of the beloved themes for Mothra and the mighty King of the Monsters, filtered through his own musical lens: “For Godzilla, I chose to incorporate and adapt the legendary Akira Ifukube’s iconic theme, and for Mothra, Yuji Koseki’s immortal 'Mothra’s Song,' both being classic themes from the franchise’s origins,” McCreary explained. “I hoped to form a connection between Ifukube’s uniquely brilliant style and the aesthetics of modern blockbusters.” 

McCreary also composed all-new themes for the family at the center of the epic, world-spanning adventure, as well as the mysterious crypto-zoological agency Monarch.

Bear McCreary discussed the epic collaboration behind the song “Godzilla (Feat. Serj Tankian),” noting that the track is “perhaps the most audacious piece of music I have ever produced, jammed to the breaking point with orchestra, choir, taiko chanting, taiko drumming, heavy metal rhythm section, Gene Hoglan’s blistering double-kick drums, and Serj’s distinct vocals. It is complete musical madness!”

Director Michael Dougherty has long been a fan, adding: “I’ll never forget the moment I first heard Bear’s music in the epic reboot of Battlestar Galactica. It was bold, elegant and decisively different than the typical space opera scores of the day, evoking something ancient and deeply powerful.”  The cue was called ‘The Shape of Things to Come,’” he continued. “And even then, I knew how meaningful the title was because I was determined to collaborate with him. And while it only took about 15 years, I couldn’t be happier that our first effort together is for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Bear has crafted something truly special that honors the history of the legendary kaiju but also adds new layers and a rich mythic spirit to Godzilla’s legacy. Long live the King.”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"JUST A STORY FROM AMERICA: A MEMOIR" by Elliott Murphy


Elliott Murphy, legendary rock troubadour and a true pioneer of independent recording artists has finally published his long-awaited memoir, JUST A STORY FROM AMERICA. This rock and roll storyteller, who has been cited by artists as inspirational as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and the late Lou Reed, and whose career now spans nearly five decades, was promoted by Columbia Records in 1977 with a full-page ad in Rolling Stone reading, “He could write a book, but he chose rock and roll instead.” The truth is that he has been doing both for years and in the process achieving international success and acclaim. Finally, his amazing story is told.

In 1973 posters were plastered all over New York City’s subway system proclaiming, “Elliott Murphy is going to be a monster,” when his critically-praised debut album, AQUASHOW, was first released. Perhaps his major label career didn’t take off as predicted, but his unique journey did include him becoming a rock star monster, before ultimately finding redemption in Paris, France with a thriving career, loving family and a trove of rock ‘n roll anecdotes and wisdom to fill this unforgettable and highly readable memoir.

The Ballad of Jethro Tull is the hotly anticipated official illustrated history of the legendary prog rock band, due for publication by Rocket 88 Books in November 2019.


Today, Ian Anderson announced two new recordings have been created especially for the project. The first, ‘The Ballad of Jethro Tull’ is a narrative poem written and read by Ian Anderson over a unique and original mix of classic Tull music, produced by Anderson himself – and named after the title of the book. The b-side is Ian reading Walter Scott’s 1808 poem, ‘Marmion’ with musical backing composed for the recording and played by John O’Hara (current Tull keyboard player) on a cathedral organ.

The new 7” single will be exclusive to the 500-copy limited run ‘Signature Edition’, each copy signed by Ian, and encased in a hand-made box containing two art prints specially commissioned for the book from renowned artist Peter Klucik, who also created the cover design for the book.

 The ‘Classic Edition’ of the same book will have a higher print run, be available at a lower price point, and include a download code for the two new recordings.

 In a specially recorded video for the website www.jethrotullbook.com, posted today, Ian Anderson, who is overseeing the project and has contributed unseen images and materials from his personal archive, said that the book is 'under construction' and available to pre-order now, for shipping in November.

Fans who pre-order now will be able to have their name printed in the finished book.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]