Intrada: "DOWNHILL RACER" Music Composed and Conducted by Kenyon Hopkins

Intrada announces the premiere release of Kenyon Hopkins' score for the 1969 Paramount Pictures film Downhill Racer. For Hopkins, this moody character portrait was mostly subservient to the beautiful locales and thrilling skiing sequences, featuring breathtaking imagery from the skiers' point of view. This posed an interesting dilemma in that the beautiful locales were mainly blankets of colorless white. Hopkins found himself writing, re-writing and, in some cases, re-writing yet again entire cues in his attempt to bring the emotional weight of music to numerous sequences. And for all that effort, many of his cues were entirely dropped from the finished film. He comprised his orchestra of 51-players, fusing his unique style of jazz and orchestral drama that showcases his hallmark sound.

Kenyon Hopkins had a highly successful career in scoring dramatic films—typically heavy on dialog and character development—with such prominent titles as Baby Doll (1956), Wild River (1960), The Fugitive Kind (1960), The Hustler (1961), Lilith (1964) and This Property Is Condemned among many others on his resume. Strangely he remains largely underrepresented on CD even though he had many vinyl releases in the day. While Downhill Racer was never released on vinyl, it is a striking example of his talent and brings further attention to this talent.

This Intrada premiere presentation was prepared from both the ½” original 3-channel stereo session masters and ¼” mono mixdowns of several cues intended for source music sequences. The masters were in pristine condition with the stereo elements yielding particularly crisp and dynamic results. Per the needs of the picture, the score is not lengthy, but when the sparse portion that does appear in the picture is coupled with all the unused music, there is nearly an hour of Kenyon Hopkins at his finest.

Downhill Racer chronicles the rise of a young but talented Colorado skier Dave Chappellet (Robert Redford) with Olympic aspirations who becomes a member of the U.S. team when another member is sidelined by injuries during the buildup to the celebrated games. Chappellet is a man of relatively few words, emotionally aloof, displaying an arrogance that keeps him at a considerable distance from his fellow team members. His talent is apparent and acknowledged by coach Clair (Gene Hackman), but not well received by anyone due to Dave’s egotistical persona. Even a brief interlude with a young woman (Camilla Sparv), generates little warmth, and the romance ends with her leaving in complete silence. In short, David Chappellet remains one of the coldest character portraits in Redford’s luminous career.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

JOSEPH TRAPANESE TO SCORE DISNEY+'S: "LADY AND THE TRAMP"


It was announced at D23 Expo, the largest Disney fan event in the world, that Joseph Trapanese (The Greatest Showman, Oblivion) will compose the original score to Lady and the Tramp.  Trapanese previously worked on the Disney TRON franchise under Daft Punk on TRON: Legacy and later scoring the animated series TRON: Uprising, plus the incredible TRON Ride at Shanghai Disneyland.  The director of Lady and the Tramp, Charlie Bean, has collaborated with Trapanese prior on the TRON: Uprising series.

Lady and the Tramp will premiere with the launch of the hotly anticipated Disney+ Streaming Platform on November 12th.  This is Disney's first live-action remake to premiere on the new service and some of the first content new subscribers will be able to watch.

In Disney+'s Lady and the Tramp, a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite the difference, grow closer and come to understand the value of home.
 

 About the Composer: Joseph 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. His first major break came in 2010 when he worked with Daft Punk on the sweeping digital soundtrack to Disney's “Tron” reboot/sequel. Trapanese followed that success by creating a score with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park for the American release of the 2011 Indonesian martial arts film “The Raid: Redemption” (he would continue without Shinoda in 2014 with “The Raid 2”). That same year, he helped with arrangements on a handful of tracks for M83's breakthrough hit “Hurry Up, We're Dreaming,” which led to the pair's collaboration on the 2013 Tom Cruise sci-fi epic “Oblivion”.  For 2017’s “The Greatest Showman,” Trapanese worked alongside Pasek & Paul and John Debney, producing songs and co-composing the score.

Notable solo scores include “Robin Hood” (2018), “Only The Brave” (2017), the landmark rap biopic “Straight Outta Compton” (2015), “Earth to Echo” (2014), and the second and third installments of the “Divergent” series, “Insurgent” (2015) and “Allegiant” (2016).  For television, he has composed scores for USA’s “Unsolved” (2018);  Amazon’s “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” (2017); ABC’s “Quantico” (2016-17), Freeform’s “Dead of Summer” (2016), and Disney XD’s “Tron: Uprising” (2012).  Video game scores include EA’s “Need for Speed Payback” (2017) and Ubisoft’s “The Crew” (2014).

In the studio and in concert, in addition to Daft Punk, M83, and Mike Shinoda, he has worked with Dr. Dre, Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Kendrick Lamar, Moby, Aloe Blacc, Alessia Cara, Haim, The Glitch Mob, Active Child, Halsey, Sohn, John Newman, Dia Frampton, 3OH!3, Steven Price, and James Newton Howard.

Born in Jersey City, Trapanese earned his B.A. in classical composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He went on to study at UCLA for his M.A. and taught electronic music composition at the school from 2008-2011.  In 2016, he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2013, alongside a tenacious group of composers, artists, and musicians, Trapanese founded The Echo Society.  Aiming to inspire each other and the community around them, the group creates and performs new music showcasing the unique talents and environments of Los Angeles. [www.joecomposer.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Music.Film Recordings: "THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE" [Volumes 1 and 2] music by Daniel Pemberton and Samuel Sim


The Soundtrack Volumes 1 & 2 for The Jim Henson Company’s fantasy adventure series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance are being released digitally on Friday, August 30 (the same day as the series launch on Netflix), and on CD and vinyl in the coming months, exclusively through Music.Film Recordings. Volume 1 of the soundtrack features original music by composer Daniel Pemberton, while Volume 2 consists of tracks by Pemberton and by Samuel Sim.

“I approached the music the same way I approached the filming and the puppetry,” explains executive producer and director Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk). “I wanted somebody to come on this journey that would be willing to take big risks. I wanted something that was almost tribal. I wanted to hear the strings being plucked and the skin wrapped over the drum. At the same time, I wanted somebody who could write beautiful melodies, understood music, and was a lover of beautiful music. I wanted someone who would approach it in a very organic way and who would tell the story through the score. My search led me to Daniel.”

The 10-episode show is a prequel to the groundbreaking 1982 fan favorite The Dark Crystal, and takes place many years before the events of the film. Leading the voice cast in the series will be Kingsman star Taron Egerton, The Witch actress Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel, as ‘Gelfling’ heroes Rian, Brea and Deet. Star Wars’ Mark Hamill, Harry Potter’s Helena Bonham-Carter, Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander and Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe provide additional voice performances in the new fantasy epic. The series was shot in the U.K., and stars an ensemble of fantastical, state-of-the-art creatures brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ and designed by Brian Froud, the original feature’s conceptual designer.

Composer Daniel Pemberton reveals: “I wanted the music to be as magical as Thra itself – organic, imperfect, strange, mystical, otherworldly and wonderful. I wanted to create new sounds that felt like they came from the world itself, as well as using thematic large scale orchestral elements to bring an emotion to the journey of the characters. I wanted music and sounds that would fill you with wonder, but also terrify you. It was very important to me that all the sounds felt like they could only be from Thra itself – no grand pianos or overtly electronic elements. Every sound had to feel organic and visceral, from the dark detuned glissando cello sounds made for the Skeksis, to the upbeat flutes from the Podling’s bar. We created noises out of wine glasses, metal chains, wooden drums, metal sculptures on a snow covered mountain and old creaky medieval instruments to try and make a sonic world as unique as the visual one.”

“The Dark Crystal is set in a unique world of magic, adventure, threat and danger. The music had to capture that majestic wonder, as well as its dark, sinister underbelly,” describes composer Samuel Sim. “Although nearly all the sounds in the score come from an acoustic or ‘real’ source, a huge amount of time was spent twisting, morphing and detuning them to create something completely new and surprising. For example, there are places in the score where flutes and clarinets were pitched down 5 octaves to sound like tubas and bass trombones. Nickel harps and cellos were put through guitar amps and at one point we even took the sound of chirping crickets and slowed it down so much that it created weird otherworldly pads and drones. It was important to us that the music should be both bold and epic but also unique, strange and mysterious to become the beating heart of the land of ‘Thra’ itself.”

 
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra, with an all new adventure. When three young Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

ABOUT DANIEL PEMBERTON... He is a multi-Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA Award-nominated composer who has been regularly cited as one of the most exciting and original new voices working in modern film scoring today. Constantly working with some of the most renowned names in the industry, Pemberton has already scored projects for the likes of Danny Boyle (Yesterday, Steve Jobs), Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World, The Counsellor), Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game), Darren Aronofsky (One Strange Rock) and Guy Ritchie (The Man From UNCLE, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword). Pemberton’s most recent project is the mystery adventure TV series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which will air on Netflix this summer.

His bold writing and unusual and innovative arrangements on scores for movies has seen the soundtracks constantly singled out for critical acclaim whether they are studio films such as such as the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Oceans 8 or smaller independent features such as the Cannes Palm D’Or nominee Mal De Pierres or the upcoming feature Motherless Brooklyn from director Edward Norton. 

He has received Golden Globe nominations for his mix of opera and electronics in the score to Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs as well as one for Best Original Song – performed and co-written by Iggy Pop - for the Stephen Gaghan film Gold. He was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the groundbreaking ‘USS Callister’ episode of ‘Black Mirror’ for Netflix, and was previously honored as Discovery of The Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2014 and nominated as Composer Of The Year in 2016.

ABOUT SAMUEL SIM... BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning composer Samuel Sim is widely considered to be one of the most exceptional musical talents of his generation. Early in his career, Samuel quickly stood out from the crowd with his award-winning score for the BBC’s Dunkirk. A whirlwind success followed which soon saw him composing for the Hollywood feature film Awake for the Weinstein Company.

Samuel’s most recent projects include two major upcoming series: 10-part Netflix drama The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (co-scored with Daniel Pemberton) and The Spanish Princess for New Pictures, four ITV feature films based on Georges Simoneson’s Maigret novels starring Rowan Atkinson, ITV and Left Bank Pictures’ major eight-part drama The Halcyon, BBC’s dark and gritty drama Paula directed by Alex Holmes and ITV’s hugely successful Homefires.

Other recent projects include C4’s drama The Mill (for which Sam’s score received an Ivor Novello nomination), ITV’s Chasing Shadows, and the Charlie Brooker/Daniel Maier comedy creation Touch Of Cloth. He also composed a wonderfully evocative score for the riveting Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story.
 
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "ANGEL HAS FALLEN" music by David Buckley


Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces ANGEL HAS FALLEN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by television, film and game composer DAVID BUCKLEY (The Good Wife, Jason Bourne, The Nice Guys).  Available Friday, August 23, the soundtrack features music from the Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman-starring action thriller, which makes its theatrical debut Friday, August 23 from Lionsgate.

Of the soundtrack, composer DAVID BUCKLEY says, “When Ric (Director) and I first discussed the direction for this score, he was keen for the music to remain in a dark space as our hero becomes a fugitive. There is some light and shade as the drama enfolds, but for a lot of the film my job was to portray a man not only on the run, but one who is fast approaching mental and physical breaking point. But there is a theme that represents light and hope, for Mike Banning’s wife, for his child, for the President and for his country.”

ABOUT DAVID BUCKLEY: Emmy nominated composer David Buckley has just finished scoring Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman for Lionsgate, and is currently working with the film’s director Ric Roman Waugh and star Gerard Butler on a new disaster thriller entitled Greenland.  Buckley is also scoring an upcoming animated feature Arctic Justice.  Other recent credits include the remake of Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek, Jason Bourne directed by Paul Greengrass and The Nice Guys for Shane Black and Joel Silver. Previous film scores include the Joel Schumacher-directed thrillers Trespass and Blood Creek, Ben Affleck’s crime drama The Town, Taylor Hackford’s action feature Parker and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure The Forbidden Kingdom.

For Television, David composed the music for the hit Scott Free/CBS drama series’ The Good Wife and is currently scoring The Good Fight (for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Title Music). He was also the composer for Mercy Street for PBS, BrainDead for CBS and The Gifted for Marvel/FOX, and is currently scoring Evil for CBS and The Stranger for Netflix.

Born in England, David’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University. In 2006, David moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams on film scores, including Shrek The Third and Gone Baby Gone. He has also written additional music for such films as Wonder Woman, all the Fifty Shades movies, Big Eyes and American Hustle, and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s Joy. David was honored as a ‘Brit to Watch’ by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI Awards.

As well as film and TV, David has written the music for a number of games, including the Warner Bros/Rocksteady game Batman Arkham Knight and Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts for which he received a TEC Award.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "SUCCESSION: SEASON 1" music by Nicholas Britell


Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces SUCCESSION: SEASON 1 (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) with music by Academy Award-nominated composer NICHOLAS BRITELL (If Beale Street Could Talk, Moonlight, The Big Short and Vice).  Along with his impressive resume of film and television scores, Nicholas Britell was most recently nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award for his work on Succession in the category of “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme.”  Available everywhere now, the soundtrack features music from the critically acclaimed HBO series, which was nominated for a total of five Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series.  The show returns for its highly anticipated second season on Sunday, August 11.   

Of the soundtrack, composer NICHOLAS BRITELL says, “I am so excited to be releasing this music from Season 1 of Succession. The score features a juxtaposition of strings, winds, brass, pianos, odd electronic textures, 808 bass, and hip-hop beats. From the earliest stages of working on the show, I hoped for the music to have a sense of old-world gravitas, while also feeling strange and - at times - absurd. I've loved collaborating with Jesse Armstrong and Adam McKay to craft this musical landscape for Succession."

ABOUT NICHOLAS BRITELL... Academy Award-nominated composer and pianist Nicholas Britell is known for his critically acclaimed scores on feature films with close collaborators, Academy-Award winners Barry Jenkins and Adam McKay. His most recent work includes the score for Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) for which he received his second Academy Award nomination as well as a BAFTA and Critics Choice nomination, and was awarded Best Original Score by numerous critics’ groups, including LA, Boston, Chicago and Washington DC Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online and the Online Film Critics Association. In 2018, he also wrote the score for McKay’s Vice, starring Christian Bale, which went on to receive eight Academy Award nominations.

In 2016, Britell was responsible for the world-renowned and critically-acclaimed score for Best Picture winner Moonlight, written and directed by Jenkins. Britell received his first Academy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations for Moonlight as well as the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score (Dramatic Feature). The year prior, he wrote the score for McKay’s much-nominated The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book.

Britell’s music featured in Steve McQueen’s Best Picture winning 12 Years A Slave, for which he composed and arranged the on-camera music, including the violin performances, spiritual songs, work songs, and dances. He went on to work with McQueen on McQueen’s art installation Caribs' Leap, which featured as part of the “Master of Light – Robby Müller” retrospective at the Eye film museum in Amsterdam. Other original film score credits include Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s Battle of the Sexes, for which he also wrote and produced original song, “If I Dare” with singer Sara Bareilles; Natalie Portman’s A Tale of Love and Darkness; Adam Leon’s Gimme the Loot (winner of the 2012 SXSW Grand Jury Prize); Leon’s Tramps; Gary Ross’ Free State of Jones and Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s documentary The Seventh Fire.

For television, Britell scored McKay’s critically-acclaimed HBO series Succession, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme and won the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score (TV Show/Limited Series). He is currently working on the highly-anticipated second season, out in August 2019. Britell is set to write the score for the upcoming Amazon Underground Railroad series, directed and adapted by Barry Jenkins from Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction winning novel of the same name.

In October 2017, Britell was awarded the “Discovery of the Year” Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium, as well as the Distinguished Composer Award from the Middleburg Film Festival. In May 2019, Britell was awarded - with music supervisor Gabe Hilfer - the first-ever ASCAP Harmony Award celebrating outstanding collaborative achievement between composers and music supervisors.

Britell is a Steinway Artist and is a Founding Member of L.A. Dance Project. He is Chairman of the Board of the New York-based ensemble Decoda, the first-ever affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall. He was awarded the Henry Mancini Fellowship from the ASCAP Foundation in December 2012 and also won the ASCAP/Doddle Award for Collaborative Achievement.  In December 2018, it was announced that Britell will be part of Esa-Pekka Salonen's newly-formed creative collective "brain trust" as Salonen takes the reins as music director of the San Francisco Symphony.

For the past eight years, Britell has been performing as part of the “Portals” project with violinist Tim Fain. In fact, Britell has been performing for audiences from a very young age, giving his first public recital at the age of 10. He was a student of the late Jane Carlson at the Juilliard School. His recent public performances have included concerts at London’s Barbican Hall, the Million Dollar Theatre in Los Angeles, and at Chicago’s Ravinia.

As a producer, Britell produced Damien Chazelle’s short film Whiplash, which won the Jury Award for Best US Fiction Short at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Following the initial success of the short, he served as co-producer on the Oscar-nominated feature film Whiplash which won Sundance’s 2014 Jury Prize and Audience Award.

Britell is an honors and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University, as well as a piano performance graduate of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. He returned in May 2016 as the Pre-College's commencement speaker.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "ADAM" music by Jay Wadley


Lakeshore Records has released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Wolfe Releasing’s coming-of-age comedy Adam, written by Jay Wadley (Indignation, Tales of the City). The soundtrack is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms. The film is currently playing in select theaters and was released on August 14.

Rhys Ernst's impactful pro-LGBTQ+ film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and has since played at Inside Out Toronto, Provincetown Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. In an early review, Variety said, “Adam has a pleasingly goofy, sweet, modest tenor amplified by Jay Wadley’s dweeby lo-fi alt-rock score.”

Jay Wadley on bringing Adam’s score to life: "Working on Adam with Rhys Ernst [Director] was such a wonderful experience. Rhys was super generous and open creatively, but had a clear sense of the sound he was looking for, which really makes my job fun when diving into new material.  We talked about bands like Young Marble Giants and Broadcast, who have this really special lo-fi bedroom pop vibe. One of my favorite words Rhys used to describe what he wanted the score to sound like was ‘mildewy.' We used a lot of vintage Casio, Fairlight CMI, Mellotron, guitar, bass, and drum machine sounds and ran some of those through an old Marantz cassette player to get that lo-fi degraded feel.”

About Jay Wadley: The composer and music producer is currently working on the original score for Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. His score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed directorial debut, Indignation (Lionsgate), was featured in IndieWire's "10 Best Scores of 2016," received a Billboard premiere and a concert performance by the Winnipeg Symphony for Soundtracks Live. Recent projects include Tales of the City (Netflix/Universal), Emmy-nominated Raised in the System HBO/VICE Season 6 Premiere, Rhys Ernst's (Transparent) directorial debut ADAM, Andrew Ahn’s (Spa Night) Driveways, The OA (Netflix/Plan-B), Anu Valia's Sundance-winning short Lucia, Before & After and Jacob LaMendola's Emmy-nominated Long Shot (Netflix). His films have played at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, BFI London, LA Film Festival, Montreal film festivals and others.

Other upcoming projects include an Untitled Documentary Series from Oscar-winning Documentary director Roger Ross Williams (Life Animated), and the narrative debut feature from Oscar-nominated director Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp). 

A graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM, AD) and Oklahoma City University School of Music (BM), Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award for his concert music.  He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Band, Williams College and The Nouveau Classical Project and invited as a guest lecturer on composition at Yale, The Peabody Institute, NYU, OCU and Kennesaw State University. His arrangements and orchestrations for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, among others.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Paramount Music: "13 REASONS WHY [SEASON 3] music by ESKMO


Paramount Music has released the original television score soundtrack from 13 Reasons Why (Season 3), featuring music by ESKMO, today. The riveting 16-track album is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms.

The third chapter of 13 Reasons Why, which has grown into a dark murder mystery, returns to Netflix today with its stellar main cast including Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen), Christian Navarro (Tony Padilla), Brandon Flynn (Justin Foley), Justin Prentice (Bryce Walker), Miles Heizer (Alex Standall), Devin Druid (Tyler Down) and Alisha Boe (Jessica Davis).

“Season 3 turned into a captivating thriller. The kids and parents have been through so much. The vilest character in the show has turned up dead. It’s a continuation of the moods and themes we have felt leading up to here and there are moments to turn the themes into dark and murky explorations. I went deeper into the paranoia while wanting to balance the heart of it all. Ultimately, it’s still a story about love, loss and becoming adults. I turned some of our main themes of Clay, Hannah and the surrounding characters into shadow versions of them. I also turned some of the previous shadow type of sounds into warmer more soothing places. There are some lovely long moments for the music to stand out and help the scene and I relished those spots.” – ESKMO

About ESKMO: Brendan Angelides is a LA based music producer & composer who records and performs live as "Eskmo." His multi-genre records have been released on influential record labels like Interscope, Ninja Tune, Warp, Planet Mu and Milan.

He has toured globally as a live electronic act since 2003 and is the composer for “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) and “Billions” (Showtime). He has collaborated with artists ranging from Selena Gomez to Amon Tobin.

In 2015, Angelides created FeelHarmonic.org which connects creatives, from a variety of fields, to collaborate on bringing the deaf community new ways to experience sound. They develop hands-on events that engage and excite while fostering a sense of exploration, communication and connection. These events are brought to schools, educational institutions and communal centers.

Eskmo is one of the founding members of the Echo Society, which is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization. It gathers to inspire, challenge, and enrich the community through the creation and performance of new sonic and visual art presented during singular, one-night-only experiences. As a collective, they have so far presented sold out experiences in the LA area within a variety of unique locations. A roster of international guests has taken part.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Music: "READY OR NOT" music Brian Tyler


Fox Music releases the original motion picture soundtrack to READY OR NOT, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.   The score was composed and conducted by Brian Tyler and is available digitally today.  READY OR NOT opened in theaters nationwide on August 21, 2019.

Brian Tyler, a multiple BAFTA and Emmy Award nominee, has been a composer and conductor on over 70 feature films.  Among the hit movies for which he has composed the scores have been Joss Whedon’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON; five films from the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise, including James Wan’s FURIOUS 7; Shane Black’s IRON MAN 3; Alan Taylor’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD; Jon Chu’s CRAZY RICH ASIANS for which he was voted to the 2019 Oscar shortlist for Best Original Score; Justin Baldoni’s FIVE FEET APART; both NOW YOU SEE ME films; and Adam Shankman’s WHAT MEN WANT. Upcoming projects include CHARLIE’S ANGELS directed by Elizabeth Banks.
           
Tyler began scoring features shortly after completing his Master’s Degree from Harvard University as well as receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA. Among his early collaborations were scoring movies for directors Bill Paxton (FRAILTY and THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED) and William Friedkin (THE HUNTED and BUG). His many other credits as composer include all three of THE EXPENDABLES movies, which followed his collaboration with director/star Sylvester Stallone on RAMBO; and writer/director James Vanderbilt’s TRUTH, starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.
          
His work in films also encompasses arranging and conducting the logo music for Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios. Tyler has additionally composed the themes for the NFL on ESPN, for the nationally televised U.S. Open Championships, and for Formula 1.  Also, he has composed music for television series including dozens of episodes of “Hawaii Five-O” and Taylor Sheridan’s “Yellowstone” starring Kevin Costner.

He is a multi-instrumentalist skilled at playing piano, guitar, drums, bass, cello, world percussion, guitarviol, charango, and bouzouki, among others. Tyler performs electronic music under the moniker Madsonik.
           
He has conducted symphonic concerts of his movies around the globe and frequently conducts the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestra of London, and the Hollywood Studio Symphony. His honors include 32 BMI Music Awards, 5 ASCAP Music Awards, and 12 Goldspirit Awards including Composer of the Year.  Tyler was also named Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards.

On his score for the Fox Searchlight fantastical genre film, Tyler said, “Ready or Not was an incredible opportunity to fuse completely unlikely tones: elegance, insanity, and beauty. The narrative and aesthetic of the movie calls for such a pairing with its gorgeously shot rich set pieces and costumes set against the psychotic mania of the story. The directors and producers of the film are true movie lovers and amazing collaborators, many of whom I have worked with for decades. This project was a labor of love and we dove into it head first. I composed primarily a classical chamber string score with romantic themes containing hints of an unhinged tone that builds throughout the score to the climactic, glorious, demented finale.”
 
...and ...and... and, dig that score! YES!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Iron Gods: Spin Trilogy" (Volume 2) - Andrew Bannister


From Andrew Bannister, author of Creation Machine, comes Iron Gods--another thrilling, heart-in-mouth new science fiction novel of the Spin.

In the depths of space, a beacon has awakened. And an ancient technology has begun to stir. As its memory returns, with it comes a terrifying knowledge—a grave warning about the future of the Spin that has been concealed for ten thousand years.

Ten thousand years after the events of Creation Machine, the Spin is in decline and the beleaguered slave economy of the Inside is surrounded by rebel civilizations. A group of escapees from the vast forced-labor unit known as the Hive have stolen the last of the Inside's ancient warships and woken it from an enforced trance that had lasted for millennia. And someone has destroyed a planet that didn't exist, and halfway across the Spin, something has gone wrong with the sky.


ANDREW BANNISTER grew up in Cornwall and studied Geology at Imperial College and went to work in the North Sea before becoming an Environmental Consultant. Andrew is active in voluntary work, focusing on children with special educational needs. Iron Gods is his debut novel.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "The Mage-Fire War: Saga of Recluce" (Volume 21) - L. E. Modesitt, Jr.


L. E. Modesitt, Jr., continues his bestselling Saga of Recluce with The Mage-Fire War, the third book in a story arc which began with The Mongrel Mage and Outcasts of Order.

Once again, prejudices against the use of chaos magic force Beltur and his companions to flee their refuge in Axalt. The rulers of nearby Montgren have offered them sanctuary and the opportunity to become the Councilors of the run-down and disintegrating town of Haven.  Montegren lacks any mages—white or black—making this seem like the perfect opportunity to start again.  However, Beltur and the others must reinstitute law and order, rebuild parts of the town, deal with brigands—and thwart an invading army.

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

Tor Books: "Blood of an Exile: Dragons of Terra" (Volume 1) - Brian Naslund


First in the Dragons of Terra series, Brian Naslund's Blood of an Exile is a fast-paced adventure perfect for comic readers and fans of heroic fantasy.  Bershad stands apart from the world, the most legendary dragonslayer in history, both revered and reviled.

Once, he was Lord Silas Bershad, but after a disastrous failure on the battlefield he was stripped of his titles and sentenced to one violent, perilous hunt after another. Now he lives only to stalk dragons, slaughter them, collect their precious oil, and head back into the treacherous wilds once more. For years, death was his only chance to escape. But that is about to change.

The king who sentenced Bershad to his fate has just given him an unprecedented chance at redemption. Kill a foreign emperor and walk free forever.  The journey will take him across dragon-infested mountains, through a seedy criminal underworld, and into a forbidden city guarded by deadly technology.  But the links of fate bind us all.


BRIAN NASLUND had a brief stint in the New York publishing world but quickly defected to tech in Denver where he does internet marketing
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Sabbath" - Nick Mamatas


Highlander meets Seven in Nick Mamatas's Sabbath... The infamous eleventh-century warrior Hexen Sabbath is plucked from death and certain damnation by a being claiming to be an angel of the Lord, and finds himself dropped into contemporary Manhattan with no clothes, no weapons, no resources, and one mission—to track down and kill the living personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins before they bring about Armageddon.

With time running out and his only ally a destitute art gallery owner, Sabbath must fight his way through New York's elite and challenge the world's most powerful man, or an eternity of suffering will be his, and our, only reward.

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including the instant cult classic Move Under Ground and the Lovecraftian crime novel I Am Providence. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, Tor.com and dozens of other anthologies and magazines—much of it was recently collected in The People's Republic of Everything. Nick is also an award-winning editor and anthologist: his books include the Bram Stoker Award winner Haunted Legends (co-edited w/ Ellen Datlow), the Locus Award nominees The Future is Japanese and Hanzai Japan (both w/ Masumi Washington) and the hybrid cocktail/flash fiction title Mixed Up (w/ Molly Tanzer).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

McFarland Books: "Hitchcock and Humor: Modes of Comedy in Twelve Defining Films" by Wes D. Gehring


Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery has been described as "a kind of Rear Window for retirees." As this quote suggests, an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's methodical use of comedy in his films is past due.

One of Turner Classic Movies' on-screen scholars for their summer 2017 online Hitchcock class, Gehring grew tired during research of misleading throwaway references to the director's "comic relief." This book examines what should be obvious: Hitchcock systematically incorporated assorted types of comedy-black humor, parody, farce/screwball comedy and romantic comedy-in his films to entertain his audience with "comic" thrillers. And a bonus twist is a provocatively new dark comedy "reading" of the Hitchcock MacGuffin.

Wes D. Gehring is a distinguished professor of film at Ball State University and associate media editor for USA Today magazine, for which he also writes a column "Reel World." He is the author of 39 film books.  [https://mcfarlandbooks.com]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "The Hills Have Eyes 2" [Limited Edition]


The hills are once again alive with the sound of screaming in Wes Craven's hugely entertaining follow-up to his own groundbreaking 1977 The Hills Have Eyes. A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before. Opting to take an ill-advised shortcut across the desert, the busload of youngsters drive straight into the path of the remnants of Rachel's demented cannibal kin - the menacing Pluto, and a hulking, blood-hungry brute by the name of The Reaper. Made by Wes Craven immediately prior to his smash-hit A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes Part II diverges from the grim tone of its predecessor in favor of fun action-horror thrills and spills replete with mutants, motorbikes, and - oh yes - dog flashbacks! [1984]
 
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MVD Entertainment Group: "The Major And The Minor" [BLU-RAY]


From one of Hollywood's most acclaimed auteurs, Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard), comes the charming comedy classic The Major and the Minor. Legendary actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (Monkey Business) stars as Susan Applegate, a struggling young woman who pretends to be an 11-year old girl in order to buy a half-price train ticket. Fleeing the conductors, she hides in the compartment of Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland, The Big Clock, The Pyjama Girl Case). The Major believes Susan is a child and takes her under his wing, but when they arrive at the military academy where Kirby teaches, his fiancée (Rita Johnson) grows suspicious of Susan's ruse... Co-written by Wilder and Charles Brackett (Hold Back the Dawn), The Major and the Minor assumes the guise of a light romance narrative in order to cleverly explore themes of identity and deception. Wilder's American debut is presented here for the first time in stunning High Definition, with a selection of illuminating extras. [1942]

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: "S.W.A.T. Season 2" [DVD]


Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. 


The series centers on Sergeant Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. A lifetime Los Angeles local and former Marine, Hondo has been tapped to lead a new “last stop” Special Weapons and Tactics unit. Because he is L.A. born and raised, Hondo feels deeply loyal not only to his “brothers in blue” but also to the people they serve. This makes him particularly qualified to lead the team and build a bridge between the force and the community. 

It's cool when you can leave a show like Criminal Minds and move to another great show.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Home Entertainment: "Mayans M.C. Season 1" [DVD]


Mayans M.C. is the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga. In a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo) is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now, EZ must carve out his new identity in a town where he was once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp.  


-Pretty cool show, a little different take on SOA!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "GILDA" music by Miriam Cutler


Lakeshore Records has released the original soundtrack to the acclaimed CNN Films Documentary Love, Gilda, written by Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler (The Hunting Ground, RBG). The Love, Gilda Original Soundtrack is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms.

Love, Gilda honors the life and legacy of the late Gilda Radner and has received wide critical acclaim since premiering on opening night at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary recently garnered two Primetime Emmy Award nominations in the “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special” and “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special” (for Miriam Cutler) categories.

“Working on Love, Gilda with director Lisa D’Apolito was a wonderful and heartfelt experience. Who wouldn’t want to spend time in Gilda’s world? I was a fan of her during the original Saturday Night Live. Even better, Lisa found her way into Gilda’s story through her powerful work with Gilda’s Club – a healing support network for people and their families affected by cancer – created by Gene Wilder and friends, to honor her memory. Once Gilda absorbed her diagnosis, she asked: ‘How can I make cancer funny?’ And then she set out to heal her own spirit and share what she learned with others. This film honors that legacy by bringing Gilda back to life and sharing more of her story. I tried to reflect the intimacy of the film with my music. Once I was able to feel a musical approach, it was a pleasure to let it flow out. Ukulele was the key! Many thanks to Lakeshore Records for releasing the score. I hope people enjoy it.” –Miriam Cutler
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Fox Music: "THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN" music by Dustin O’Halloran


Fox Music releases the original motion picture soundtrack to THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, directed by Simon Curtis (“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” “Woman in Gold,” “My Week with Marilyn”) and written by Mark Bomback (screenplay) and Garth Stein (novel).    The score is available digitally today.

The film features score by Oscar® nominated and Emmy® Award winning composer Dustin O’Halloran (“Breathe In,” “Like Crazy,” “Equals”) and Academy® Award-nominated German composer, pianist, producer, and artist Hauschka, Volker Bertelmann (“Gunpowder,” “Patrick Melrose”).   The team collaborated on the 2017 score for “The Current War” and also on the 2016 score for Lion which garnered nominations for Best Original Score at the 2017 Academy Awards®, Golden Globes®, BAFTA® and more.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: "AFTER THE WEDDING" music by Mychael Danna


The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Bart Freundlich’s film After the Wedding is being released digitally on August 9 and on CD August 23, exclusively through Music.Film Recordings and Varèse Sarabande. The soundtrack album features music by Academy Award and Emmy-winning composer Mychael Danna. The album also comprises three additional tracks from Commodores, The Counterfits and an original song written and performed for the film by After the Wedding actress Abby Quinn.

The highly regarded drama starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup and Abby Quinn premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in US theaters on August 9 via Sony Pictures Classics.

“The music for After the Wedding explores the sound of our suppressed past boiling up into our present, in a time and place not of our choosing. I chose the Indian Bansuri to portray the calm surface of the present, which is disrupted by the urgent and turbulent emergence of a string octet, initially wild and violent. As the story progresses, the two opposite musical poles find a meeting place of truth and honesty, where both, the songs of the small orchestra and Bansuri, coexist and create new music together.”– Mychael Danna, composer.

ABOUT MYCHAEL DANNA: He is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, following his collaborations with Lee on The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil. Among his other awards are the Emmy for Outstanding Composition for the mini-series World Without End, the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing (2013), the World Soundtrack Awards for Film Composer of the Year (2013), Best Score of the Year (2013) and the Hollywood Film Award for Composer of the Year (2016).
 
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Silva Screen Records: "UFO" music by Barry Gray


The long awaited release of Barry Gray's freshly remastered score for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's 1970 live action series, available worldwide from 13th September in CD, digital and vinyl formats.

2019 would have been Gerry Anderson’s 90th birthday. To celebrate his Legacy, Silva Screen Records will release a series of freshly remastered and compiled soundtrack albums from the iconic TV shows. Starting with UFO on 13th September, the Silva Screen releases will feature unforgettable TV themes and will cover all the major, worldwide popular series that Gerry Anderson produced. All the releases in this series are being newly compiled, mastered and designed by the creative team at Fanderson - The Official Gerry And Sylvia Anderson Appreciation Society.

Moving away from his signature militaristic sound which relied heavily on the brass and percussion sections, for UFO, Barry Gray produced a Jazz tinged period score, rooted in lounge style. The softer sound, with extensive use of leitmotifs, follows Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s first live action sci-fi series. Featuring 26 episodes set in the futuristic 1980s, the series is inspired by the two big topics of the 60s, extra terrestrials and the first successful heart transplant. The timing was perfect for a story about the Earth community defending themselves from aliens intent on harvesting human organs and the storyline follows the constant battle of SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation) a secret organisation defending earth against the invaders from space.

Barry Gray was both a classically trained composer and a versatile musician who worked as musical arranger for Vera Lynn, Eartha Kitt and Hoagy Carmichael’s , resident conductor of the RAF camp dance band and a TV composer. Indeed it was Vera Lynn who introduced Barry Gray to Gerry Anderson. Equally at ease composing for big ensembles, electronica, military bands and jazz ensembles, Barry Gray is best known for creating the music for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Supermarionation television series Fireball XL5, Thunerbirds, UFO, and Space: 1999 and his influence on the TV score genre is still evident today. http://www.silvascreenusa.com 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "VERA" music by Ben Bartlett


Award winning composer Ben Bartlett’s poignant score to top-rating ITV drama based on the bestselling books by Ann Cleeves (Shetland, Inspector Ramsay) and starring Brenda Blethyn.

BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actress Brenda Blethyn stars as the eccentric but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope. Unconventional and unglamorous, Vera faces the world with her caustic wit, guile and courage and what she lacks in charm she makes up for in wisdom and insight.

Ben Bartlett’s soundtrack perfectly complements the atmospheric Northumberland landscapes that the series is set in. Vera’s music theme started from a very simple idea of four chords, originally used to score the heartrending opening scene of the very first episode. The sweeping melody enveloping these four chords became more prominent as the music developed, and has gradually formed into the instantly recognizable, haunting and elegant theme of the series.

The score for Vera is full of musical miniatures that have become part of the fabric of the show, and some of the dramatic highlights have been selected for the album here. On this album, and in the score, the piano is played by Ben Bartlett.

Ben Bartlett is a London based TV and concert composer known for his prolific music output for drama, comedy and documentaries. Recently, Ben’s music was featured in SKY 1 hit series Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, ITV’s The Loch, Sky Atlantic’s critically acclaimed The Tunnel. For his score for Walking with Dinosaurs Ben won a BAFTA in 2000 and was nominated for Primetime Emmy. He was also nominated for RTS (The Ghost Squad, The Mark of Cain, Mutual Friends) and Ivor Novello Awards (Fiona’s Story). Ben also writes for concert hall and theatre. He received critical acclaim for his mini-opera El Tigre, based on a poem of Pablo Neruda, and his piano work Caprice was performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. http://www.silvascreenusa.com  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO SERIES 2" music by Ben and Nick Foster



Ben and Nick Foster’s updated soundtrack to the iconic TV series, featuring synths, electronics and full orchestra, and following Barry Gray’s heritage with employing a vast array of brass and percussion.

Making good use of leitmotifs to signal characters, moods and machines, the composing duo created a completely up to date sound, whilst retaining reverence for the original.

ITV's Thunderbirds Are Go is now screened in more than 40 countries worldwide and Silva Screen's third compilation from the series features music from Series Two. The music from the series has previously received a BAFTA nomination.

Ben is a three times BAFTA nominated composer whose scores include Torchwood, Hidden Kingdoms, Happy Valley, Our Girl and as an orchestral arranger and conductor for 99 episodes of Doctor Who. Brother Nick is a BAFTA winning composer whose work includes The Cube and Derren Brown Specials.

"The Fosters are on top form giving those big moments (and there are lots of them) the blast they need but also serving quieter moments, such as undersea or in space, with more interesting and curious themes and melodies. Just as Murray Gold did with Doctor Who, the music is an absolute rock and lifts the show to a cinematic level". Den Of Geek
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

T-65b Records: "REMNANTS" music by Austin Wintory


BAFTA-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory has released a new album titled REMNANTS from T-65b Records.

The album was built around rescued music from rejected demos, pitches, and canceled projects. It's a beautiful and compelling compilation of artistic expression, which tells a hopeful story of overcoming rejection in the industry.  Austin wrote about his experience in the arena and how it helped him transform his perceived failure into creative success in the article, "Star Trek: Discovery, in a parallel universe”. The overwhelming response he received from the article is what inspired him to release the album of work.

"It's so easy to perceive rejection as objectively a 'failure' but the reality is that looking back over the last 15 years there is an obvious trajectory to these opportunities,” says Austin Wintory. "These pitches started off so simple, and for such humble projects and have grown vastly more ambitious and creative. Just because every swing doesn't connect doesn't mean the act of picking up the bat is somehow wasted. I've learned and grown so much just from taking those stabs that those instances of landing the job have almost felt like a bonus."

ABOUT AUSTIN WINTORY: Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory has had a career straddling film, video games, and the stage. He has scored over 50 features, including several Sundance hits (Grace, Captain Abu Raed), and over 30 games, netting him 7 BAFTA nominations, 2 wins of the peer-voted ASCAP Composer's Choice Awards and a slew of other industry accolades. His work, ranging from intimate indies like JOURNEY to massive blockbusters like ASSASSIN'S CREED, is often noted for its unique perspective and unusual approach. Many of his game scores have enjoyed success in concert upon release, with performances all over the world including a recent presentation of his music before an audience of nearly 15,000 in Krakow, Poland. Austin's most recent feature films include BULLET HEAD starring Adrien Brody and John Malkovich, and Burt Reynolds' final film, THE LAST MOVIE STAR. His concert works include numerous orchestral works, commissioned for orchestras such as the West Michigan Symphony and the Mobile Symphony (all of which he has enjoyed Composer-in-Residence relationship with), and recently premiered an evening-length science+music concert called A Light in the Void, with the Colorado Symphony and will be performing at the Game Theory Concert at the Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles on October 5th, 2019.

Website: https://www.austinwintory.com/
Here:  https://austinwintory.bandcamp.com/album/remnants
 
AWESOME, simply... awesome! 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Paramount Music: "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" music by John Debney and Germaine Franco


Paramount Music has released the music from the motion picture Dora and the Lost City of Gold, co-scored by John Debney and Germaine Franco. The album is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms, and the film is playing in theaters nationwide.

John Debney and Germaine Franco joined forces with director James Bobin to interpret the ancient sounds of a lost Incan city, in the jungles of Peru. The duo worked with a live orchestra, choir, Latin musicians and indigenous Andean singers and musicians at the prestigious Air Studios in London.

Debney and Franco shaped their dynamic score with a variety of instruments, including a full orchestra, choir, Latin percussion, pop brass, conch shells, quenas, sikus, tarkas, toyos, cajón, charangos, and indigenous drums. Franco wrote poems in Spanish, which were translated to Quencha by scholar Américo Mendoza-Mori. The choir and Andean soloists, Phaxsi Coca and Dante Concha, are heard singing in Quenchua and playing Andean flutes in key moments of the film. The composers carefully wove the Latin music elements into the score, which represents Dora’s tenacity and courage, by collaborating with several Latin players living in London from Peru, Bolivia, Cuba, and Columbia.

“I’m excited that Paramount Music is releasing the soundtrack for Dora and the Lost City of Gold. I so enjoyed collaborating with Germaine on such an iconic and beloved character as Dora. Germaine’s musical sensibilities contributed a wonderful voice to the score.” –John Debney

“Thank you to Paramount and James Bobin for releasing the score to Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Working together with John Debney on the score for this film was very moving. John's musical voice is absolutely wondrous. I enjoyed combining our musical talents into one cohesive sound.” –Germaine Franco

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "A DOG'S JOURNEY" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Picking up where A Dog’s Purpose left off, A Dog’s Journey, available on Digital on August 6, 2019, as well as on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on August 20, 2019, continues the tale of lovable farm dog Bailey, as he finds a new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond, and learns that some friendships transcend lifetimes. A hit with audiences, who rated it an “A” CinemaScore, the movie is “a must-see for any dog lover” (Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer) and the perfect choice for family viewing, teaching universal lessons about the values of friendship and devotion. “Pawsitively” uplifting from start to finish, A Dog’s Journey features over 30 minutes of bonus content including deleted and extended scenes, a hilarious gag reel and featurettes with the cast and a behind the scenes look at the memorable animal performances. 


Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad; Beauty and the Beast, Frozen) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his former “boy” now grown to manhood, Ethan (Dennis Quaid; A Dog’s Purpose, I Can Only Imagine) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger; “C.S.I.,” “Under the Dome”). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ (Kathryn Prescott; “24: Legacy”). Everything is great on the farm until CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin, Isn’t It Romantic, “GLOW”), decides to take CJ away and chase her own fulfillment in the big city. Ethan asks Bailey to watch over CJ wherever she goes and thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ, and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau; Internationally famous pop star) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

Directed by Emmy winner Gail Mancuso (“Modern Family”), A Dog’s Journey is produced by Gavin Polone (A Dog’s Purpose), and written by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon, and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky, based on the best-selling novel by Cameron.

Website: http://uni.pictures/DogsJourney
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/DogsJourneyTrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADogsJourneyMovie/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/a_dogs_journey
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adogsjourneymovie/
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "THE HUSTLE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


The Hustle is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Chris Addison and written by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, and Jac Schaeffer. It is a female-centered remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is itself a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story. The film stars Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, and Dean Norris, and follows two women who set out to con an internet millionaire. 


Two con artists, sophisticated Josephine and abrasive Penny, meet on their way to the French Riviera to find rich men to swindle. They initially work against each other until Penny asks Josephine to take her under her wing, and teach her how to con the way she does. It works at first, but the two then compete to trick a rich tech wiz, Thomas Westerburg.

Penny begins to fall for Thomas when she sees that he is a nice guy who wants to create a new app. In the end Thomas tricks both women into giving him money for his app, revealing himself to be the grandson of a notorious con artist named Medusa.  Thomas meets the ladies again sometime later and proposes that they become a team. They agree.  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "IN THE AFTERMATH" [BLU-RAY]


Following in the footsteps of Francis Ford Coppola and Peter Bogdanovich, Roger Corman protégé Carl Colpaert (The Crew) made his directorial debut by combining repurposed excerpts from a foreign film - in this case, Mamoru Oshii's (Ghost In The Shell) spellbinding 1985 anime Angel's Egg - with new live-action footage shot in America. The result is In The Aftermath, a haunting post-apocalyptic vision like no other. In a radiation-soaked wasteland, two surviving soldiers, Frank and Goose, search for essential supplies amid the rubble. After a violent confrontation, Frank is haunted by visions of an angelic young girl holding a giant egg, herself a refugee from another world altogether. Could the egg be the key to saving both their worlds? A unique mash-up of 1980s B-movie nuclear paranoia and hauntingly lyrical animation, In The Aftermath is presented in a stunning new restoration that highlights Oshii's visionary genius and Colpaert's low-budget ingenuity.
Year of Production: 1988
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY

 

MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and RUE MORGUE have teamed up to launch the MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY, a curated Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service specializing in Extreme Underground, Taboo and Cult Horror movies. Now genre fans can gain access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics and much more. Those with a taste for the weirdest and wildest reaches of genre cinema will not be disappointed!

"The bigger platforms are catering to the masses and have gone puritanical in many cases, making it very difficult for filmmakers to reach their audience," says Ed Seaman, C.O.O. of MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. "MVD has a great deal of this type of content and when it is live on major platforms, it performs really well. Maybe too well for some of the mainstream platforms."

MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY will also cater to more traditional horror fare as well, pulling from the thousands of film hours from in MVD's vast catalog. In addition, RUE MORGUE will also be finding and curating fresh and unusual content for the service.

"As larger streaming platforms continue to crack down on content, there's an urgent need to create a space for boundary-pushing films unencumbered by strangling content restrictions," said Adrianna Gober, Director of Programming. "As a lifelong horror fan, I'm proud and excited to be working with MVD Entertainment Group and genre champions Rue Morgue Magazine to bring Midnight Movie Society to the masses."

"We're thrilled to be partnering with MVD to give fans access to films that are becoming increasingly harder to come by," commentedRodrigo Gudino, President of RUE MORGUE.

Rob Hyman, MVD's Digital Director says, "Working with Rue Morgue is a dream so far. They are a household name amongst horror fans, and we anticipate our SVOD service and selection will be embraced by their fans."

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "SHADOW" [4K/BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


Zhang Yimou is one of the most influential directors in filmmaking of the last two decades and now returns to form in the stunning 4K wuxia action epic SHADOW, debuting on DVD, Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo and digital August 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment. With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. Bonus content includes Behind the Scenes footage and a “Making of” featurette.


In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself.  Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.

Great release, you should... enjoy it and if you are the winner of the GIVEAWAY you might be able to do that for free. How you say, drop me an email "SHADOW" in the header and tell me after watching the trailer... "What happens after ROUND 3" [CLICK HERE]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE BRINK" [BLU-RAY]


The manhunt is on when a reckless police inspector embarks on a mission to crack down on a gold smuggling scheme in the action-packed thriller THE BRINK, debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD August 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The first feature film from Director Jonathan Li, THE BRINK stars rising action star Max Jin Zhang (Ip Man 3, The Grandmaster, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Shawn Yue (The Guillotines, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen), Yue Wu (Ip Man 4: The Finale) and Janice Man (Cold War II).  Bonus features include a “Making of” featurette.

Jonathan Li was nominated as Best New Director for THE BRINK at the 2018 Hong Kong Film Awards, while Chung Chi Li was nominated for Best Action Choreography for his “impressively staged action sequences” (Screen Anarchy).

A renegade cop is on a mission to bring a shady smuggler to justice by any means necessary. When his investigation leads to a Triad mob boss and global smuggling ring, his manhunt quickly turns from local misconduct into a violent international incident. A relentless barrage of high flying action and explosive fight sequences, in this breakneck thriller, once the fists start flying, they never stop - not even underwater. Country of Origin: China
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "PLUS ONE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release PLUS ONE on August 6, 2019 on DVD and Blu-ray.  Written and directed by Jeff Chan (“Adam Ruins Everything”) and Andrew Rhymer (Pregame), the film stars Maya Erskine (Hulu’s “PEN15”, “Casual” and “Insecure”), Jack Quaid (Amazon’s “The Boys,” Rampage, The Hunger Games), Ed Begley, Jr. (“Arrested Development”), Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”), Rosalind Chao (Mulan), Brianne Howey (“The Passage”), Jon Bass (“Miracle Workers”) and Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”).  RLJE Films will release PLUS ONE on DVD and Blu-ray.


In PLUS ONE, long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late 20-somethings experience—in which seemingly every person they know gets married—and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings. Check out the trailer: [CLICK HERE]
 
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Krause Publications: ‘Woodstock 50th Anniversary: Back to Yasgur’s Farm’


STEVENS POINT, WI - The year was 1969. Richard Nixon was in the White House. Neil Armstrong was on the Moon. And revolution was in the air. In that backdrop, 500,000 young people gathered on a mid-August weekend in upstate New York for the promise of three days of peace and music. What they experienced at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was something far greater.

Celebrating “the greatest peaceful event in history,” Woodstock 50th Anniversary: Back to Yasgur’s Farm offers a dazzling and compelling front-row seat to the most important concert in rock history, an implausible happening filled with trials and triumphs that defined a generation.


Author and Woodstock attendee Mike Greenblatt brilliantly captures the power of music’s greatest performers such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana and the Who, while sharing stories both personal and audacious from the crowd of a half million strong who embraced not only the music but each other.

The book features a Foreword by Country Joe McDonald, whose rousing solo acoustic version of “The Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag” was one of the most memorable performances at Woodstock. Readers will enjoy interviews with Graham Nash, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald, Edgar Winter, members of Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sly & The Family Stone, Canned Heat, Sha Na Na, co-host Chip Monck, fans and countless others. In addition, all 32 performances at the festival are showcased. Equal parts circus and surreal, Woodstock 50th Anniversary: Back to Yasgur’s Farm tells a transcendent tale of a musical and mythical moment in time.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cinema Libre Studio: "CREATING WOODSTOCK" [DVD]


As the future of Woodstock 50 remains uncertain, a new documentary shows how festival founders made the unimaginable possible in 1969.

With the future of the highly anticipated Woodstock 50 music festival unclear, a younger generation may not know that the original “Three Days of Peace and Music” were also plagued by uncertainty, last-minute venue changes, a lack of headliners and permits… and in fact it almost didn’t happen! With more than 70 hours of interviews with Woodstock producers, planners, and performers – director Mick Richards, who attended the 1969 festival as a teenager, has created the most comprehensive and deeply researched look back at how the event came to be in CREATING WOODSTOCK, available on DVD July 30 and streaming August 13.
The documentary features never-before-seen private film and rare archival video footage, original interviews with key figures, and uncovered photographs that show just how much went in to pulling off the impossible. First-hand accounts of little known stories are woven throughout the film, such as when Jimi Hendrix was stranded at the airport and hitched a ride to the site, or when a bank manager was awoken in the middle of the night to get money to pay The Who, which then needed to be helicoptered to them before they would go on stage – much like the personal supply of strawberries that Janis Joplin required.

Three decades in the making, CREATING WOODSTOCK resurrects the original site blueprints, features interviews with the founders of Woodstock Ventures – John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Michael Lang, and Artie Kornfield – and takes viewers from the initial idea of the “happening” to the moments when the last festival goer stumbled off Max Yasgur’s once pastural alfalfa field. 


For three days in August 1969, nearly a half-million young people descended upon Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York for the rock ‘n’ roll event that defined a generation. Mythologized for 50 years, the filmmakers set the record straight with "Creating Woodstock,” the most comprehensive examination of how the festival came to be using original interviews with key figures, rare archival footage and unearthed photographs.

The founders of Woodstock Ventures – John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Michael Lang, and Artie Kornfeld – along with the best production talent on either coast, including John Morris, Bill Belmont, Mel Lawrence, and Chip Monck recall moments from the initial idea for the festival, to the search for a suitable site and then the race to build a venue, promote the event and, most importantly, book the bands.

Find out why the Grateful Dead wanted a “do over" and Crosby, Stills & Nash weren’t going to show up, why The Who refused to play and Jimi Hendrix almost didn’t make it, and how it turned into a free concert. Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, and Leslie West recount their experiences, including performing on a stage that nearly collapsed, and learn how a 15-year-old girl may have saved the festival from being shut down entirely!