Howlin’ Wolf Records: a film by TOBE HOOPER “DJINN” Music Composed by BC Smith

Renowned genre master Tobe Hooper returns to form with DJINN, a powerful story of a young Emirati couple who return home only to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise is also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn. A unique new take on the haunted house tale, DJINN explores demonic possession and uncovers the dark, nightmarish truth behind what lurks in this high rise building. [http://howlinwolfrecords.com/]


Composer BC SMITH: From the powerful groundbreaking music of his first film score SMOKE SIGNALS (Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy winner), to the minimalist electronic textures of the upcoming Mandalay Pictures / Netflix film AMATEUR, BC Smith is one of those rare composers firmly entrenched in a world of diverse and eclectic musical styles.

Whether working with modular synthesizers, multifarious ensembles, large orchestras, peyote singers, aleatorics or electronics, BC believes that film scoring is an evolving art form and he approaches every film from its own unique perspective. A multiinstrumentalist, he is known for his unique collection of bespoke instruments and electronics. He believes that audiences crave new sounds and he’s passionate about creating an original sonic pallet and score that is truly born from the story, psychology and aesthetic of each film. 

Get you Djinn now, it will steal your heart!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "BIRDS DO IT, BEES DO IT" music by Gerald Fried


Narrated by Lee Bergere, a beloved actor who had guest roles in every major television series in the 60s (including “Star Trek”), “Birds Do It, Bees Do It” examines the reproductive habits of bacteria, frogs, lions, kangaroos, elephants, monkeys, birds, rhinos, and others by showing in graphic detail how animals behave before, during and after sexual intercourse. The documentary did not shy away from its sensitive topic. Instead, it discussed sex as a natural part of life and aimed to educate its viewers. In fact, several college campuses decided to show the film to its students in the mid-70s, using the moving images of copulating animals as an educational tool.

Fried had already worked on a number of Wolper productions when he was offered to score the documentary. It would be one of the most satisfying experiences of his career. Not only was he not subjected to a hair-rising deadline, he also had sufficient funds to execute his creative vision. When he saw the rough cut for the first time, the germ of an idea evolved – human beings portrayed in the film would musically be treated with tonal themes (Man Intrudes), while animals would get less organized, less thematic, but nonetheless tonal music (Kangaroos). Insects would be portrayed with electronic music and/or percussion instruments (Talking Insects), amoebas only with noises produced by synthesizers (Primal Ooze). In 1976, “Birds Do It, Bees Do It” received an Oscar nomination for Best Dramatic Score. It failed to win, but Gerald Fried’s glorious music for Birds Do It, Bees Do It stands the test of time and is not only one of Fried’s very best scores but also one of the best scores ever written for a documentary. [http://caldera-records.com]
 
Great score, some tracks are little freaky [good way]... I was listening as I worked around my house and at some-point I was immersed in the music I stopped working. It's been a very long time since I was taken away into the music, very nice. "Birds Do It, Bees Do It" glowing example of a score that makes music stand out and above the rest.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "FOR SAMA" music by Nainita Desai


Milan Records is honored to announce the soundtrack to the motion picture film For Sama by Nainita Desai, which released today alongside the film. The documentary is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. The story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while conflict rises around her. The soundtrack is now available and can be purchased through Milan Records.

“It’s a guttural howl of a film. I wept. Afterwards I stood - mildly traumatized, like everyone around me - and clapped and clapped as Al-Kateab took to the stage. It’s all we could do. Humbled as we were, by this film…” – Kevin Maher, The Times.

For Sama has been the recipient of many sought after awards including Best Documentary at Cannes Film Festival, SXSW Best Documentary and Audience Awards, HOT DOCS Toronto Special Jury Prize, and Sheffield Doc Fest Audience Award.

“For Sama is certainly one of the most unique and important films I have ever been involved in”, says Nainita Desai. “Working with the two directors Ed Watts, and Waad Al-Kateab, who filmed, produced, and lived through the uprising, I felt this extraordinary responsibility to do the film and Waad’s life story justice, to tell the story through music in the most true and authentic way possible. Being involved in the edit for 18 months writing from a very early stage, I wrote a huge amount of music with a sound palette encompassing electronics, sound design, and orchestral elements with a touch of ethnicity. I must have watched the harrowing scenes thousands of times, and still find it incredibly emotional to watch; the footage has an incredible force, emotion and humanity to it that transcends all barriers.”
 
Stunning!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW"


The soundtrack to Universal Pictures’ action-thriller features new music by YUNGBLUD, Idris Elba feat. Cypress Hill, Aloe Blacc, Tyler Bates and more
 
Back Lot Music will release the original motion picture soundtrack to Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw this Friday, July 26th. The soundtrack features a variety of musical styles that reflect the eclectic energy of the film; everything from British Rock to hip-hop to electronic and even Samoan. The soundtrack will release one week ahead of the film’s theatrical release on August 2nd. Fans can pre-order & pre-save the album now at all major DSPs.

The lead track “Time in a Bottle” is a cover of a Jim Croce song performed by one of the hottest rising stars in alternative rock: YUNGBLUD. About to embark on a fall tour entitled Twisted Tales of Ritalin Club Tour, YUNGBLUD hails from Northern England and brings an explosion of raw energy to his reinterpretation of a classic track that bookends the film. Yungblud (aka Dominic Harrison) says he “was so excited when we were sent the brief. The song’s an absolute classic that my grandfather used to play! [It] was good to mess it up a little.”

One of the stars of Hobbs & Shaw – Idris Elba – contributes two versions of his song “Even If I Die” feat. Cypress Hill. A remixed version by British group Hybrid is featured in the film, while the original version serves as a bonus track for the album. As Elba told EW.com when it debuted the track, “This is such a great tune for the film!! I got the chance to make a track with legends Cypress Hill for legendary franchise Fast and Furious....Selector!!!”

"MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES: SEASON 3" music by Sean Callery


Original score by Emmy® Award-winning composer Sean Callery (“Designated Survivor,” “Homeland,” “24” and “Bones”). Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.

For more information, stay tuned to Marvel.com, @MarvelMusicInc on Twitter, and the official site for “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” for all the updates, plus follow @JessicaJones on Twitter and like the official Facebook page.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON"


The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for The Peanut Butter Falcon will be released digitally on August 9th. The Americana based soundtrack features new and classic songs from Sara Watkins, (Nickel Creek, I’m With Her), Gregory Alan Isakov and The Staple Singers, among others, as well as a score composed by Zach Dawes, Jonathan Sadoff and members of The Punch Brothers, winners of the 2018 Grammy for Best Folk Album. A CD version of the soundtrack will release on September 6th, and is now available for pre-order on VareseSarabande.com and other retailers.

The heartwarming film written and directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson, starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen, premiered this March at the South by Southwest Film Festival where it won the Audience Award in the Narrative Spotlight category. With a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Peanut Butter Falcon counts as one of the most highly anticipated movies this summer, with its theatrical release on August 9th via Roadside Attractions.

Intrada: "VIRTUOSITY" music by Christopher Young


Intrada announces the premiere release of Christopher Young's electrifying score to the 1995 Paramount Pictures Denzel Washington action-thriller, Virtuosity. The score moves between two worlds – hard-hitting techno electronica that pumps up the brutal virtual computer world of the movie's universe and pulse-pounding orchestral action music for the film's final reels as reality and virtual reality collide. The dazzling array emanating from a cyberpunk ocean of synthetic textures, techo beats and electric riffs is unique to both composer and film, adding musical atmosphere to the relentless and simply evil AI SID. The line between electronic and orchestral worlds does not coincide with SID's emergence from virtual world to physical reality, but seques during the film's final third, when SID takes a child hostage and launches Death TV, unleashing ferocious orchestral fireworks as protagonist Parker Barnes hunts down and overcomes SID.

Young composed more than 50 minutes of electronic music for the first half of the film and a further 23 minutes of orchestral music, recorded at Paramount Scoring State M in the summer of 1995. With heavy editing in the film, some tracks on this new album are being heard for the first time, and Intrada presents it all in this 76-minute program that is a thrilling ride from start to finish.

It's 1999 in Virtuosity, where the Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Center has been tasked with developing bold new solutions to fight a growing crime epidemic. A virtual arena, reminiscent of modern video games, allows cops to match wits with AI SID 6.7. Alarmingly, SID’s personality is an amalgamation of psychological profiles from history’s most evil killers. To test the rig, LAPD Chief William Cochran (William Forsythe) recruits prisoners including his old friend Parker Barnes (Denzel Washington), a disgraced former cop with a tragic past. SID is slated to be decommissioned after one of the volunteers dies a horrible death. With the help of his amoral creator, SID is “born” into a synthetic android body, able to repair itself by assimilating glass. Unleashed upon an unprepared Los Angeles, SID sets out to wreak bloody havoc, putting Barnes on his trail and launching a game of cat and mouse.

INTRADA ISC 431
For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Virtuosity information [CLICK HERE].

WHOA! JUST WHOA!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "UGLY DOLLS" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, the fun and quirky animated musical debuting on Digital on July 16, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on July 30, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Centered around the adorably unique town of Uglyville, the film follows Moxy and her friends as they confront what it means to be different and discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Inspired by the global plush phenomenon and based on the UglyDoll characters created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, UglyDolls is filled with colorful and adorable characters and packed with powerful messages of inclusion and empowerment. Join the fun and keep the party going with the music-filled comedy on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital showcasing an exclusive, all-new sing-along edition and stuffed with exciting bonus features allowing fans everywhere to dive deeper into the world of Uglyville.

Featuring a star-studded voice cast including Kelly Clarkson (The Star, “The Voice”), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Rio 2), Blake Shelton (The Angry Birds Movie, “The Voice”), Pitbull (“Empire,” Epic), Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish,” Bad Moms) and Gabriel Iglesias (Ferdinand), the humorous and heartwarming film comes home with vibrant bonus content such as featurettes that reveal how the talented cast brought their characters to life, hilarious games with the cast and a sneak peek of the exclusive sing-along edition’s interactive entertainment. 
 

In Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. When Moxy (Clarkson) and the UglyDolls discover Perfection, a town where dolls are seen through a strict model of attractiveness, they confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Directed by Kelly Asbury (Smurfs: The Lost Village, Shrek 2) and featuring original songs performed by Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull, UglyDolls is “a movie you’ll want to watch again, and again!” (Naz Perez, Fandango).

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JULY 16, 2019
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JULY 30, 2019
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE ISLAND" and "THE SWINDLERS" [BLU-RAY] and the GIVEAWAYS!


Mischief abounds in the quirky, dark dramedy, THE ISLAND and the high-stakes crime caper, THE SWINDLERS, each available separately on digital and Blu-ray July 30th from Well Go USA Entertainment. In Huang Bo’s directorial debut, THE ISLAND, follow an odd group of coworkers played by Huang Bo (Journey to the West), Shu Qi (The Assassin), Wang Baoqiang (Kung Fu Killer) and Zhang Yixing (Kung Fu Yoga), as they try to survive on a deserted island after being shipwrecked. High stakes and fast talk are the game in the Korean crime caper, THE SWINDLERS, that brings together an all-star cast (Yoo Ji-tae, Hyun Bin, Bae Seong-woo, Park Sung-woong, Nana) as unlikely allies from different sides of the law, working together to achieve their common goal - trapping the world’s most legendary con man.

 
News of a meteorite bound to strike the earth doesn’t have much effect on Ma Jin's everyday life; he still gets up and goes to a job where he spends his time daydreaming of a romance with his colleague Shanshan, and of winning the lottery. But when this cataclysmic event occurs during a team-building trip, he finds himself shipwrecked on an island with an odd group of coworkers… and the winning lottery ticket in his pocket.

 
High stakes and fast talk are the game in this crime caper that brings together an all-star cast as unlikely allies from different sides of the law. Each member of the team has their own motives, but they’ll have to work together to achieve their common goal - trapping the world’s most legendary con man.
 
Great stuff and you too can win both, drop me an email after you watch the TRAILERS to both and tell me something neat in each one. [THE ISLAND] and [THE SWINDLERS]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


The newest entry in the celebrated IP MAN universe, MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY debuts on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD July 23rd from Well Go USA Entertainment. Legendary action director Yuen Woo-Ping draws on a stellar cast of Max Zhang (The Brink), Tony Jaa (Triple Threat), Michelle Yeoh, and Dave Bautista to create the hard-hitting martial arts blast that follows the story of Wing Chun master Cheung Tin Chi (Zhang) after his defeat by Ip Man.


After his defeat by Master Ip, Cheung Tin Chi, makes a life with his young son in Hong Kong, waiting tables at a bar that caters to expats. It’s not long before the mix of foreigners, money, and triad leaders draw him once again to the fight.
 
Drop me an email, tell me who the best IP MAN there was in the trailer [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: "THE INTRUDER" [BLU-RAY/DIGITAL]


When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale. 


BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS:

-Making a Modern Thriller Featurette: Discover how the cast and crew brought Charlie Peck and the world of Foxglove to life with looks into the scripting process, cast, location scouting and more!
-Alternate Ending
-6 Deleted Scenes
-Gag Reel: Being a homeowner is no laughing matter – but check out the cast of The Intruder having more than a few laughs during the making of the film!
-Feature Commentary with Director Deon Taylor, writer David Loughery, Producer Roxanne Avent, Meagan Good, and Michael Ealy.


Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy" [Limited Edition]


Akio Jissôji created a rich and diverse body of work during his five decades in Japan's film and television industries. For some, he is best-known for his science-fiction: the 1960s TV series Ultraman and 1988's box-office success Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis. For others, it is his 1990s adaptations of horror and mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo, such as Watcher in the Attic and Murder on D Street. And then there are his New Wave films for the Art Theatre Guild, three of which - This Transient Life, Mandara and Poem, forming The Buddhist Trilogy - are collected here.

Winner of the Golden Leopard award at the 1970 Locarno Film Festival, This Transient Life is among the Art Theatre Guild's most successful - and most controversial - productions. The film concerns a brother and sister from a rich family who defy the expectations placed on them: he has little interest in further education or his father's business, instead obsessing over Buddhist statues; she continually refuses a string of suitors and the prospect of marriage. Their closeness, and isolation, gives way to an incestuous relationship which, in turn, breeds disaster. Mandara, Jissôji's first color feature, maintained the controversial subject matter, focusing on a cult who recruit through rape and hope to achieve true ecstasy through sexual release. Shot, as with all of Jissôji's Art Theatre Guild works, in a radically stylized manner, the film sits somewhere between the pinku genre and the fiercely experimental approach of his Japanese New Wave contemporaries.

The final entry in the trilogy, Poem, returns to black and white and is centered on the austere existence of a young houseboy who becomes helplessly embroiled in the schemes of two brothers. Written by Toshirô Ishidô (screenwriter of Nagisa Ôshima's The Sun's Burial and Shôhei Imamura's Black Rain), who also penned This Transient Life and Mandara, Poem continues the trilogy's exploration of faith in a post-industrial world.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "ALICE, SWEET ALICE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole. On the day of her first communion, young Karen (Brooke Shields) is savagely murdered by an unknown assailant in a yellow rain mac and creepy translucent mask. But the nightmare is far from over - as the knife-wielding maniac strikes again and again, Karen's bereaved parents are forced to confront the possibility that Karen's wayward sister Alice might be the one behind the mask. Bearing influences from the likes of Hitchcock, the then-booming Italian giallo film and more specifically, Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now, Alice, Sweet Alice is an absolutely essential - if often overlooked - entry in the canon of 1970s American horror.
Year: 1976
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Artsploitation Films: "BLOOD PARADISE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous farm life can be. Think “Green Acres” as directed by Jordan Peele.


DVD and Blu-ray Available at: Amazon, BestBuy, Walmart
Streaming Now on: iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, GooglePlay, FandangoNow
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "FARSCAPE" LP music by SUBVISION and GUY GROSS


Releasing in Barnes & Noble stores for their #BNVinyl Weekend 2019 and online July 12th, the 11-track album is a collector’s dream – pressed on limited edition gold vinyl, with artwork by famed illustrator Joe Corroney (best known for his art in comic books for the Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Files, True Blood, Doctor WHO, and Marvel franchises), including a collectible poster insert with an impressive character spread. Cher Martinetti of SYFY Magazine and femme-focused FANGRRLS contributed liner notes with new interviews with creator Rockne O’Bannon, executive producer Brian Henson, and composers Guy Gross and Subvision. This 2019 20th anniversary soundtrack release includes a few unreleased tracks from the series’ cutting room floor.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "CALITO'S WAY" LP music by Patrick Doyle


Available for the first time on vinyl, the score for Brian De Palma’s film Carlito’s Way by composer Patrick Doyle is being released on July 12th exclusively through Barnes and Noble. This package has artwork created by Gary Pullin along with LP labels and a back-cover reference to the famous pool hall scene.  Carlito’s Way will be a part of Barnes & Noble’s #BNVinyl Weekend 2019 and will be available through Barnes & Noble.

“I am extremely fortunate and proud to have composed the score for Carlito’s Way for the extraordinary auteur, Brian de Palma. I recognized the moment I first saw the film that it was a masterpiece and time has indeed confirmed this. Every new generation discovers Carlito’s Way and the enthusiasm and appreciation over the years for the film, for the score and for the work of all the other departments has been extremely flattering. This film has become a classic and to have my score be part of it is a tremendous honor. Thank you, Brian, once again.” Patrick Doyle, composer.

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of Henry V with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a longtime collaborator on numerous pictures including Cinderella, Murder on the Orient Express, Dead Again, Much Ado About Nothing, Frankenstein and Hamlet. Patrick has composed over 45 internationally renowned feature film scores including Indochine, Sense and Sensibility, Carlito's Way, Gosford Park, A Little Princess, Bridget Jones's Diary, Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has collaborated with a host of internationally acclaimed film directors including Robert Altman, Ang Lee, Brian de Palma, Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, Regis Wagnier and Kenneth Branagh.

Carlito Brigante is released from jail after serving five years of a much longer stretch. He vows to go straight and to live life as a fine, upstanding citizen. He even rekindles a romance with his ex-lover. However, Carlito's associates cannot seem to leave him in peace...his nephew involves him a pool-room gunfight, his lawyer asks him for "favors" which spiral out of control, and even an old friend tries to get him into trouble with the law. Carlito decides to make a run for Florida and the promise of a new life but has one final dramatic escape to make from some hoods who believe (wrongly) that he was behind the murder of their boss.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE LION KING" soundtrack music by Hans Zimmer


The digital version of the The Lion King original motion picture soundtrack is available today at streaming and download services.  The Jon Favreau-helmed feature film—like the original 1994 version—features unforgettable music by an award-winning team, including Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning superstar Elton John and Oscar and GRAMMY-winning lyricist Tim Rice, who’ve written an uplifting new song, “Never Too Late,” performed by John, that features an African choir and will appear in the film’s end credits and also on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack. The physical album available for pre-order and set for release on July 19, the same day “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters. 

The powerful track, "Spirit," appears in the film, during a pivotal scene with Beyoncé's character, Nala and appears on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack and on The Lion King: The Gift album from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The song was written for the film by IIya Salmanzadeh, Timothy McKenzie and Beyoncé and is produced by Beyoncé and IIya and Labrinth.  https://smarturl.it/beyoncespirit

“Just hearing that music strikes you deeply,” Favreau said. “Even if you don’t know the film or stage show, there is a spiritual strength in it. But if you know the film, and if you grew up with this music—now it can suddenly and immediately evoke the story itself, as well as all the connected memories and emotions that you have from your own past experience with ‘The Lion King,’ or from the time of your life that you were in, or your childhood, or the life events it’s connected to.”

Added Mitchell Leib, president of music & soundtracks for The Walt Disney Studios, “The incredible musical talents who came together to contribute to this project are unparalleled. Jon Favreau’s deep love and instinct for musical collaboration inspired Hans Zimmer, Lebo M, Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Tim Rice, Beyoncé, Donald Glover and the entire music team to an awesome level of generosity, spirit and commitment, resulting in a powerful journey of song, production and performance.”


“The Lion King” original motion picture soundtrack features new recordings of the original songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, score by Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, plus African vocal and choir arrangements by GRAMMY-winning South African producer and composer Lebo M (Rhythm of the Pride Lands). Oscar-nominated and GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams (“Hidden Figures”/producer, “Happy”), produced five songs on the soundtrack.

In revisiting the score for “The Lion King,” Zimmer realized the original themes and music were the “emotional spine of the story.” He brought back many who worked on the original film, including Lebo M, orchestrator Bruce Fowler, conductor Nick Glennie-Smith, arranger Mark Mancina, plus several singers from the choir including Carmen Twillie (who performed “Circle of Life” in the 1994 movie). 

Zimmer wanted to approach the score differently for the new film and enlisted the Re-Collective Orchestra (led by founders Matt Jones and Stephanie Matthews), along with the Hollywood Studio Symphony (comprised of Los Angeles-based session players), and his band. The goal was to rehearse and record the score like a live concert performance.

Music from the animated film released in 1994 won two Academy Awards® (original song and original score), four GRAMMYS® and two Golden Globes®. The soundtrack was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for 10 nonconsecutive weeks and was certified Diamond by the RIAA, for 10 million units sold.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records : "TOY STORY 4" music by Randy Newman


Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It is the fourth installment in Pixar's Toy Story series, and the sequel to 2010's Toy Story 3. It was directed by Josh Cooley (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Andrew Stanton (who had co-written the first three films) and Stephany Folsom; the three also conceived the story alongside John Lasseter (director of the first two installments in the franchise), Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Valerie LaPointe, and Martin Hynes.[2] The film stars the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw (replacing Emily Hahn), Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, and Joan Cusack.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Music: "STUBER" music by Joseph Trapanese


Fox Music releases the original motion picture soundtrack to STUBER, directed by Michael Dowse (“What If,” “Goon,” “It’s All Gone Pete Tong”).  The action-comedy features score composed by Joseph Trapanese (“Straight Outta Compton,” “TRON: Legacy”) and is available digitally today.

Trapanese is best known for his sleek score work for blockbuster films like “TRON: Legacy,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Oblivion” and the “Raid” series.  As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater and video game music, he has collaborated with a number of mainstream musical acts including Daft Punk, Mike Shinoda, M83, Dr. Dre and Zedd.  Trapanese said, “Working with director Michael Dowse on Stuber was a dream come true. I grew up watching action comedies and buddy cop films, so writing the score for Stuber was a blast from beginning to end. The cast is incredibly funny and insanely talented, the comedy is hilarious, and the action scenes are truly thrilling and impressive. I’m very proud of the entire film and excited to share it with you.”

When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating. The film from 20th Century Fox also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan. The film opens in U.S. theaters today.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "THE CREST" music by Darius Holbert


MovieScore Media continues its ongoing exploration of remarkable documentary scores with Darius Holbert’s award-winning music for The Crest. Written by Mick Carney and directed by Mark Christopher Covin, the film tells the story of two descendants of an Irish king journey to an island where he once presided-not to reclaim the land, but to surf the waves. Mixing Celtic and pop influences into an addictive crossover soundtrack, the music by Darius Holbert has been selected as the best score in numerous film festivals, including the 2017 Los Angeles Film Awards and and the 2017 Barcelona Planet Film Festival.

“The Crest is one of my all-time favorite films with which I’ve been involved” says composer Darius Holbert about the documentary. “Because the main theme of the film is the past meeting the present, we wanted a score that reflected both the traditional and the modern. I used Irish instrumentation like uilleann pipes, bodhrán and other percussion, and - since it’s a central figure in the narrative - the Irish fiddle (played beautifully by Paul Jacob Cartwright at my studio in Los Angeles). I then layered contemporary synth sounds, guitar stutters, and a slew of various modern effects. I’m incredibly proud of the score that we put together; I think it’s one of my best to date, and functions really well with this story about how our today is inextricably linked to our past.”

Darius Holbert's versatile career includes being a songwriter, a touring and recording musician besides writing music for movies. He has composed music for numerous films including Hobo with a Shotgun, Old 37 and Peter Berg’s HBO documentary Trophy Kids. Darius has also contributed original music to Cedar Rapids, Shrink, and World's Greatest Dad, as well as TV series such as American Horror Story, Grey's Anatomy, American Idol and Crash.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [CLICK HERE] 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE FAREWELL" music by Alex Weston


Alex Weston is a New York-based composer whose film scores have premiered at festivals around the world including Sundance, the Berlinale, the Venice Biennale, Slamdance. On July 12th, Milan Records will be releasing his score for the Lulu Wang film The Farewell, which was described as “gorgeously scored” by Vanity Fair. It premiered at Sundance will be released by A24 this Friday in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to more markets.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a composition degree, Alex Weston moved to New York and began working as music assistant to composer Philip Glass, helping Glass with various film and concert pieces, while also pursuing his own writing. He's had concert works commissioned by the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble, the Utah Wind Symphony, MADArt Creative, Ballet in the City, and more, including a recent performance at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. Weston’s music encapsulates his wide-ranging influences, combining classical structures and orchestration along with more modern harmonic language, electronics, and textures.

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai (grandma), has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.

Weston's music has also been featured on “The Affair” (Showtime), “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” (HBO), the Ken Burns-produced documentary “The Emperor of All Maladies” (PBS), and various projects for NBC, Netflix and others.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (3CD) music by Bruce Broughton


Intrada revisits one of its most popular titles this week – Bruce Broughton's score to the 1985 Paramount Pictures film Young Sherlock Holmes. Previously released in 2014 working from the only available elements at that time, this updated version is sourced from the recently discovered film mix created by Eric Tomlinson as well as the original LP master. From these elements Intrada has expanded from the original 2-CD release to this deluxe, 3-CD package which includes the complete score from the Tomlinson mixes as well as additional extras, including the alternate "It's You," and of course the complete LP program as originally assembled by Broughton in 1985.

Broughton was relatively new to the theatrical side of the business when he was tapped to score Young Sherlock Holmes, having worked mostly in television for the first decade of his career. Director Barry Levinson’s kinetic film, with its fluid pace and wide variety of tones, presented him with a fresh, yet daunting challenge. Broughton rose to the occasion with a stunning, wall-to-wall symphonic work that made a deep impression on soundtrack fans and industry professionals alike, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition and winning a Saturn Award for Best Music from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

The original MCA Records soundtrack album, released on LP and cassette, received high marks in Billboard, who praised it as “a traditional orchestral score, which Broughton infuses with both dash and sweetness.” Remarkably, however, the MCA album never made the transition to a commercial CD. It wasn't until the 2014 release that Intrada was able to include a great deal of outstanding material that did not appear on that album, albeit remixed from the original 24-track elements, making it a challenge to match the mix of which fans had become so familiar over the years.

Young Sherlock Holmes was the brainchild of three primary parents: writer Chris Columbus, executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Barry Levinson.The central premise of Young Sherlock Holmes suggests that Holmes and Watson did not first meet as adults in a chemical laboratory at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, but as adolescents. In the story, a series of baffling murders puts young Holmes on the trail of an Egyptian cult practicing human sacrifice in the bowels of London. Dismissed by the police and maligned by his peers, the budding detective sets out with only a few close allies to unravel the plot—culminating in a fiery confrontation with an evil mastermind, bent on revenge. 

This score gets better and better... I believe I owned the first, second and now going to have this one too... super-thrilled! [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "SOLIS" music by David Stone Hamilton


MovieScore Media’s latest discovery, soon to be released physically by Perseverance Records, takes listeners on an unexpected journey to outer space with a thematically rich, symphonic score by composer David Stone Hamilton. Written and directed by Carl Strathie, Solis is a suspenseful space bound story contemplating the dangers mankind is willing to take in the name of exploration. Although its genre is technically a thriller, it also has a very human story to it, as Troy Holloway (Steven Ogg), through the help of his rescuer Commander Roberts (Alice Lowe), comes to terms with a loss in his past – the death of a loved one – and the subsequent isolation from his family that it caused.

“Solis is a survival space thriller, with the main character in a race against time to meet his rescuer," explains composer David Stone Hamilton about the score. "We wanted to create a score that would reflect the increasing tension and impending doom with a musical "ticking time bomb" employed in different ways. Sometimes it's literally a ticking clock, and other times we use modernist percussion effects or col legno strings to give this effect. Our Solar theme represents the grandeur and almost hypnotic allure of the Sun as well as the existential threat it poses to our protagonist. Another prominent theme was the rising half step or minor second interval, which is a nod to John Williams' brilliant Jaws score to create the inherent tension with this dissonant interval. We also reserved some moments for a Korean instrument named the Haegeum, which has a truly otherworldly sound to it."

Emerging L.A.-based composer David Stone Hamilton has already sh    own his diversity in film scoring through projects like the horror Gremlin, the family adventure The Adventures of Jurassic Pet and the (unrelated) dinosaur-themed action film Jurassic Games.  His upcoming projects include Carl Strathie's Dark Encounter and Scott Sloane's Malibu Horror Story.
 
On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: [CLICK HERE FOR SOLIS]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TRIOLOGY" music by London Music Works


Featuring 14 exhilarating themes from John Powell’s scores, performed by London Music Works.

Based on Cressida Cowell's popular children's book, set in a mystical Viking world, the animated trilogy follows the story of teenager Hiccup, and dragon Toothless. Aspiring to be a dragon slayer, Hiccup captures his first dragon, but instead of killing Toothless, he befriends him. This rousing epic mixes comedy, touching moments and action sequences and John Powell’s masterful score perfectly complements it. The trilogy proved to be both a critical and commercial success, grossing $1.6 billion worldwide.

In How To Train Your Dragon series, John Powell relies on the tradition of Wagnerian leitmotifs. The themes representing different characters, concepts and locations are spread across the trilogy and are varied and developed, orchestrated in different ways. Often, the tempos and moods change and the themes play in counterpoint to one another.

John Powell has scored several excellent animated films before the How To Train Your Dragon series, including Antz, Chicken Run, Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda, and the Ice Age. With How To Train Your Dragon series Powell earned his first Academy Award nomination and his third BAFTA nomination. The score also won the IFMCA 2011 Awards for Best Original Score for an Animated Feature and Film Score of the Year.

On this album, London Music Works skillfully brings together a selection of the very best themes from Powell’s consummate and game-changing animation score. [
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Release date: July 19, 2019
Digital album: SILED1602

TRAIN THAT DRAGON, WELL!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "JOE STILGOE - THE HEAT IS ON" on Cd


“What if all these songs from all these life-changing movies were actually big band classics?”

On June 28th Silva Screen Records will release Joe Stilgoe’s album of 80s movie hits arranged in a 50s big band style. To celebrate the album release, Joe and his Mighty Big Band will be performing at Ronnie Scott’s in London on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July.

This is the first time Joe has collaborated with Silva Screen on a solo album. Speaking about the project, he says “this album basically is my childhood. Mixing the movies I was obsessed with and the big band music I felt such an affinity when everyone else was listening to A-Ha.”

The album continues Joe’s much loved and critically acclaimed style of combining great songs from the past with an exciting and relevant new spin. Connecting the dots between the 50s and 80s, THE HEAT IS ON! shines a spotlight on some of the greatest movie songs from 80s blockbusters - Beverly Hills Cop, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Batman, Short Circuit, The Karate Kid and many more. Using the great arrangers of the 1950s as inspiration - Nelson Riddle, Robert Farnan, Sammy Nestico - these classic songs are almost unrecognisable in their new guise as perhaps the lost standards from the decade of swing and rock ‘n’ roll.

Craft Recordings and Varese Sarabande: "SHAFT" [1971] on Limited Cd


Craft Recordings is excited to announce a new deluxe reissue of Isaac Hayes’ GRAMMY® Award–winning album Shaft. Set for a June 14th street date and limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the two-CD collection will offer the newly remastered, classic soundtrack—as originally released in 1971—plus all of the original music from the film, which did not appear on the best-selling LP. In-depth liner notes from Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson round out the set. A single-disc version consisting of only the remastered soundtrack will also be available.

Unbeknownst to many, the music from the Shaft soundtrack album and the film were actually not the same. When Isaac Hayes was tapped to score the film’s music, he was at the height of his success as a solo artist, following years as a hit songwriter and producer at Stax. Hayes composed a collection of funky, moody arrangements for the Gordon Parks–directed action film, which told the story of a black detective in Harlem hired to recover the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss. For two months, in between tour dates, the musician recorded the iconic “Theme From Shaft,” “Do Your Thing,” and a wealth of instrumentals at MGM Studios in Culver City, CA. Hayes then returned to Memphis, and the familiar confines of the Stax studios, to re-record much of the music from the film for the soundtrack album. It would be those later recordings that would be released in 1971 as Music From The Soundtrack. The music heard in the film wouldn’t see the light of day in any form until 2008, when it was released as part of a limited-edition box set. It’s taken nearly 50 years, but finally both the music from the film and the now-classic recordings from the soundtrack can be heard together for the very first time. In his liner notes, Questlove praises that “Hayes was a specialist at mood music, in the sense that he knew how to employ orchestration and tempo to elicit emotions from his listening audience. ‘Bumpy’s Lament’ is sad and contemplative, a perfect match for Gunn’s gangster, worried about the fate of his daughter. ‘Walk to Regio’s’ approximates downtown energy with a pulsing bass and a chirping guitar that opens up into a fully orchestrated section. ‘Do Your Thing’ is another straightforward song, brassy and sultry.”
 

MVD Entertainment Group: "WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)" [BLU-RAY]


THEY WENT FROM ZEROES TO HEROES IN ONE FANTASTIC WEEKEND. If you can't get a date... make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of wacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy's wildest fantasies come to life. Perenially picked-on high school nerds Gary (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt's computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman - and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys' dreams come true... but what about Wyatt's gun-toting psycho older brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and the two bullies (Robert Downey Jr and Vamp's Robert Rusler) determined to put them back in their place? Inspired by EC Comics and boosted by a killer soundtrack (including the classic title theme by Oingo Boingo), Weird Science has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before.

From my heart and from my hand and Why don't people understand my intention?
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE CHILL FACTOR" [1993] (BLU-RAY)


The Exorcist meets the Winter Olympics in this tale of demonic possession and snowbound slashing from director Christopher Webster, producer of Hellraiser and Hellraiser II: Hellbound. For a group of young couples, a snowmobiling trip turns into a waking nightmare when one of their number is thrown from their vehicle and knocked unconscious. Seeking refuge in a nearby abandoned summer camp, the group find themselves holed up in a cabin filled with bizarre and ominous religious artifacts. As night falls, the discovery of a Ouija board amidst the dusty relics awakens a terrifying evil. Barely released outside of its original VHS outing (for which it was re-titled Demon Possessed), cult enthusiasts Arrow Video have dug up The Chill Factor from its wintry analogue grave so horror fans can rediscover this heady mixture of snow, slaughter and Satan!
 
Just Chill!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada "CHATO'S LAND" Music Composed and Conducted by JERRY FIELDING

 
Intrada brings back one of Jerry Fielding's classic western scores, revisiting the 1972 Michael Winner-directed Chato's Land. The early '70s was and intensely prolific period for Fielding, and one where his creative genius was on display to the extreme – filled with such masterpieces as The Nightcomers, The Mechanic, Scorpio, and Straw Dogs. His untimely passing was nothing short of devastating.The music to Chato's Land stands firmly among the aforementioned titles and again showcases the passion Fielding brought to everything he touched. As the late Nick Redman, one of Fielding's biggest champions, commented in his liner notes:

It's a fierce, dark, difficult work, full of anger and tension. It is notable for its non-reliance on familiar western motifs. Instead, Fielding conjures a uniquely interesting musical language that creates an all-pervasive chilling barbarity; a cruelty that is always present, never romanticized, and is seemingly part of the land itself. It swirls around the luckless protagonists, closing in upon them and ultimately shutting them down.

Intrada's initial release in 2008 was the premiere release from the first generation stereo session tapes from MGM's library, bringing a new depth and clarity previously unheard, and offering the first complete presentation of this powerful and aggressive score. It also sold out very quickly. For this new addition, Intrada has created an all-new master, removing some of the less musical assemblies from the prior release and allowing the score to flow as Fielding originally intended, as many of the cues live as their own separate entities.

In the film, Charles Bronson stars as Chato, an Apache "breed" who kills the local sheriff in self-defense. A posse pursues, but they underestimate Chato, who toys and lures them into hostile terrain. When things escalate, Chato moves from toying to killing. Chato's Land is a tale of race hatred – another in a series of knock-out Fielding/Winner collaborations.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]