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KeepMoving Records: "SADAN HANIM" music by George Kallis


KeepMoving Records once again teams up with composer George Kallis (Lev Yashin: The Dream Goalkeeper) in the composer’s latest documentary score. Directed by Göksel Gülensoy, Sadan Hanim takes a look at the progress of Alzheimer’s through the life of a Turkish woman, Sadan Ünüvar. Produced over an unprecedented time frame of four years, the film takes a unique approach to exploring the decades of history between Sadan and her husband Ziyaeddin, often using original 8mm home movies shot in a number of locations, including the United States, Italy, Morocco and Turkey.

“Director Göksel Gülensoy initially got in touch with me for a completely different project” recalls George about the project, “but as he proceeded to shoot Sadan Hanim, he asked me to join him on this venture as well. Göksel was really interested in a thematic approach, but he wanted to find the right balance, a more intimate score that has the capability to portray a sense of humanity and vulnerability – something that shows both the tragedy and a hopeful message about overcoming it. As a result of this concept, the score revolves around two themes with a concentric structure that parallels the degenerative qualities of Alzheimer’s.”

George Kallis earned a musical scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston and represented his alma mater on an NBC special about film music in his final year. After relocating to London, he followed up his Bachelor’s Degree with a Masters of Music in Composition at The Royal College of Music. His first important score was written for Highlander: The Source, the fourth installment of the fantasy franchise. Since then, he has written epic scores for the ebola crisis (93 Days), the magical kingdom of Albion (Albion: The Enchanted Stallion) and even his native Greece (Cliffs of Freedom). He has also ventured into the world of Russian cinema with Gagarin: First in Space and Disney’s The Last Warrior. [https://keepmovingrecords.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

KeepMoving Records: "AK-47" music by Sergei Stern


KeepMoving Records teams up with composer Sergei Stern by releasing his thematically rich score for the ambitious biographical picture AK-47 (aka Kalashnikov). Directed by Konstantin Buslov, the film tells the story of inventor and designer Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov whose name has become synonymous with automatic weapons. The film chronicles the long and thorny path the self-taught innovator traveled to create the legendary AK-47 weapon at the age of 28, while also discussing the controversial legacy of his greatest innovation. The digital version of the score is released by MovieScore Media.

“This score is extremely melodic and is the result of our close collaboration with the director, Konstantin Buslov, and 40 piece strings orchestra,” says Sergei Stern about his contributions. “There is a main theme that appears in the ’Main Title’, Kalashnikov’s theme that appears and develops in ’Childhood Invention’, ’Creation’, ’Parade’. There is also a Russian-Village Theme portraying Kalashnikov’s childhood: his family, his past – I played balalaika and accordion on this one and this theme is featured in the ’Letter /Injury’ track. Kalashnikov’s love story develops throughout the entire film and the love theme, that I enjoyed doing in particular, comes to a climactic moment in one of my favorite tracks, ’Romantic Meetup’.”

Sergei Stern is a classically trained composer with music band background and a deep interest in electronic music. He has scored a dozen feature films and over 80 short films, while his music can be heard in various feature films, TV shows and video games. Some of his selected credits include The Envelope (2017) and Queen of Spades 2: Through the Looking Glass (2019) (both produced by AK-47 director Konstantin Buslov) and the upcoming Cicada 3301 (2020) by Alan Ritchson [https://keepmovingrecords.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "A SUITABLE BOY" music by Alex Heffes with Anoushka Shankar


Based on Vikram Seth’s 1300-page book following the fortunes of four large families, the six-part series is directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and adapted for screen by Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice). The series was created by an almost exclusively all Indian cast and crew and main roles featured Tanya Maniktala (Lata), Ishaan Khattar (Maan), Mahira Kakkar (Mrs Mehra), Danesh Razvi (Kabir), Namit Das (Haresh).

A Suitable Boy is currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer, and will be released on Netflix on October 23 in all global territories, except Canada, the U.S. and China. The DVD will be available from 26th October.

The score was composed by Alex Heffes with Anoushka Shankar, world renowned sitar player. Previously paired on Mira Nair’s 2016 Disney Film Queen Of Katwe, Alex knew how important the music score is to her. Says Alex of his work with Mira “music flows throughout Vikram Seth’s book so we discussed very early on how to tie the original score into the very authentic music world of India that had been captured on screen and how to create a musical language for the score that weaves between the world of Classical Indian music and the world of film music… careful consideration was given to how to integrate orchestra into the Indian musical world, often having to learn to follow the phrasing and bending of the sitar.”

In search of character’s music themes, Alex arranged experimental sessions with some of the UK’s best classical Indian performers, combining tabla, mridangam, kanjeera, ghatam and many other percussion instruments with bansuri (Classical Indian flute), tanbura and the sitar. Early on, the decision was made that the sitar would be Lata’s ‘voice’. For Kabir they used the bansuri, played by acclaimed indian performer Ashwin Srinivasan and for the character of Amit, the solo violinist Philippe Honoré provided the musical voice. For suitor number three, Haresh, a variety of pitched Indian classical percussion such as clay pots, mangeera (hand cymbals), ghungroos and morsing (jaw harp) was employed, played by percussionist Sanket Naik.

Says Mira Nair “The three of us (Mira, Anoushka and Alex) approached several Indian artistes. Ashwin Srinivasan, the great flutist, plays throughout the soundtrack. Namit Das, who also acts as Haresh Khanna in A Suitable Boy, is an extraordinary singer who composed the boatman’s song as the lovers crossed the Ganges. Gagan Dev Riar, who also acts in A Suitable Boy, made a beautiful song of longing for the widow in the village scenes.

We were lucky to get the great maestro, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, the son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, to perform ‘Jhinjhoti’ and ‘Khamaj’ on screen in two concerts. The syncretic nature between traditional Indian sound and the Islamic influences that had arrived through Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan, which was then called India; all of this confluence can be experienced in the music of A Suitable Boy.”

A Suitable Boy soundtrack is digitally released by Silva Screen Records on October 23rd. [http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Maisie Music Publishing: "THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT" music by Carlos Rafael Rivera


Maisie Music Publishing, LLC has digitally released music from the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit from Oscar®-nominated writer and director Scott Frank (Logan, Out of Sight). The album is comprised of the lush original score by Emmy® Award-winning composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, who previously collaborated with Frank on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Godless and the action-drama feature Walk Among the Tombstones. The Queen’s Gambit album is available on all major streaming platforms today, October 23, in conjunction with the global release of the limited series on Netflix.
 
“I have always loved underdog tales like Rocky, or Rudy. The moment I read Scott Frank’s teleplay, I knew getting to work with him in telling Beth Harmon’s story would be one of the great thrills of my life,” says Carlos Rafael Rivera. “It was something special, and to say the least, challenging, as we were going to have to make the game of Chess exciting on screen for those who play it—and even for those who don’t.”
 
Rivera adds, “Having such a complex protagonist as Beth Harmon, I wanted to avoid writing a ‘Beth Theme,’ but rather themes for different aspects of her character: addiction, genius, mischief, growth, etc. By resorting to these, I could apply and develop them throughout the seven episodes, as Beth herself developed, helping create a more holistic representation of her character.”
 
“I am ever grateful to Scott for trusting in me to bring all of these musical ideas, that slowly developed throughout each episode, into a fully matured state, playing into one very tense, dramatic, and ultimately exhilarating ending,” says Rivera.  

ABOUT THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT... Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess. The series is directed and written by two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank and executive produced by Frank, William Horberg and Allan Scott, who also co-created the series. The Queen’s Gambit stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.
 
ABOUT CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA... Carlos Rafael Rivera is an Emmy® Award-winning composer, whose career has spanned several genres of the music industry. He mentored with the incomparable Randy Newman while studying at USC's Thornton School of Music. His work for Film and TV includes scores for Netflix’s Godless, directed by Scott Frank and produced by Steven Soderbergh, starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery, as well as Universal Pictures’ A Walk Among the Tombstones, starring Liam Neeson. As a guitarist, he has performed onstage as opening act for The Who at the Hollywood Bowl; recorded studio sessions for Island/Def Jam, and Universal Records; and had songs featured on feature soundtracks (Crash, Dragonfly), as well as Netflix’s Firefly Lane, ABC’s Scrubs, MTV, and VH-1. Carlos is Assistant Professor and Director of the Media Writing and Production Program at the acclaimed Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He is represented by Bradley Rainey at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE LAST CASTLE" (2CD) music by Jerry Goldsmith


Expanded and remastered Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack on 2 CDs! Dreamworks Pictures presents, Rod Lurie directs, Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Clifton Collins Jr., Delroy Lindo star. A clash of wills, a test of strength… behind bars! Gandolfini is the military prison warden, Redford the new inmate with a twist: he’s also a decorated general, not accustomed to following but leading, now a fallen hero just doing his time. Before long his ideals put him in conflict with the warden’s and the other prisoners find themselves “pawns” in a giant chess game with their lives at stake. The chess metaphor (note the film’s title) anchors the increasingly dangerous game playing out between the two protagonists. 
 
An all-out battle looms ahead. Complex film had the misfortune of being completed just as the terrible events of September 11, 2001 took place. The impact affected the mood and outcome of the film itself with the American flag as a centerpiece. In fact, Jerry Goldsmith completed his score close to the terror attacks and named his primary theme, “September 11, 2001”. The incredibly moving, solemn minor-key theme plays typically on solo trumpet, scored by the composer for ace trumpeter Malcolm McNab, who contributes a personalized paragraph in the booklet notes specifically for this release. But the score offers much more: as conflicts build, Goldsmith increases the tension as well. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE LAND BEFORE TIME" (EXPANDED) music by James Horner


Classic James Horner soundtrack for popular 1988 animation tale gets expanded CD treatment! George Lucas/Steven Spielberg present, Don Bluth directs, Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures release. Box office hit finds group of five young dinosaurs, separated from their parents after a great “earth shake”, foraging for food, fleeing Sharptooth (Tyrannasaurus Rex), struggling to survive long and dangerous trek to The Great Valley. James Horner both leads, follows with vivid, colorful symphonic portrait of the five friends, the many perils they encounter and their ultimate triumph over adversity. Horner provides several themes that all receive ample moments to shine. Overall main theme also becomes the beautiful mega-hit song, “If We Hold On Together”, written by James Horner with Will Jennings, performed by the legendary Diana Ross. Horner recorded his score in single, extremely long takes. 
 
As a result the film’s large-scale score unfolded with just ten cues. Most are over seven minutes in length, one runs over ten minutes, one of them is nearly 13 minutes long! With very modest assembly, Horner produced a generous album for MCA Records at the time of the movie’s release that dropped just two cues. For More information [CLICK HERE]
 
Long overdue release and a must have for your collection!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "ONCE UPON A SNOWMAN" SHORT NOW STREAMING ON DISNEY +


Music and lyrics by Oscar®- and Grammy-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in the Academy Award®-winning 2013 Disney animated feature, "Frozen," and its acclaimed 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, "Once Upon a Snowman." The film follows Olaf's first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "EMPTY MAN" music by Christopher Young and Lustmord


20th Century Studios' "The Empty Man" is a supernatural horror film based on a popular series of Boom! Studios graphic novels. After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life-and the lives of those close to him-are in grave danger. Directed by David Prior from a screen story and screenplay by David Prior based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn, "The Empty Man" stars James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney and Sasha Frolova. The film is produced by Ross Richie, p.g.a. and Stephen Christy, p.g.a.

About Christopher Young... One of the foremost talents in film music today, Golden Globe® and two-time Emmy®-nominated composer Christopher Young has scored an impressive number of features in virtually every genre, all with strikingly original music. In October 2020, Young scored "Sinister" (Blumhouse) for director Scott Derrickson, ranked as the scariest movie of all time. Young had a box-office hit in 2019 with "Pet Sematary" for Paramount Pictures. This year's crime thriller "The Empty Man," let Young experiment with different musical colors to create a gritty musical landscape.

Young re-teamed with legendary director Sam Raimi on his "50 States of Fright" series on the streaming service, Quibi. These, along with over 160 more films, embody the work of this prolific composer. Other notable credits include the spine-tingling "Hellraiser," which showcased the composer's seminal upbringing in horror; the new-techno sound of "Swordfish" displays his versatility; the resonant, genuine Celtic sounds of "The Shipping News" display his attention to detail; to the heart-pounding rhythms of "Spider-Man 3" are all evidence of his willingness to experiment.

About Lustmord... Welsh born B. Lustmord has been blurring the line between Music and Sound Design since 1980.  Originally encouraged to work with sound by industrial music founders Throbbing Gristle, he became a member of the influential industrial group SPK and, in the 1980's, owned and operated the record label Side Effects while also serving as a consultant for Mute Records.

In addition to an extensive output for film and television, Lustmord is primarily known as the foremost exponent of dense Stygian drone; ultra-low frequencies and haunting, ritualistic field recordings. He is universally credited as the originator of the 'dark ambient' music genre.

Past work has utilized source recordings that includes caves, crypts, car crashes, cosmological activity, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the site of the first ever nuclear detonation.

Lustmord performs live around the world at select locations such as appearances at disused power stations, mines, churches, film theaters and a cemetery.

Collaborations include a diverse group of artists including Tool, Melvins, Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Paul Haslinger, Maynard James Keenan, Chris & Cosey (Throbbing Gristle) and Karin Park amongst many others.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "THE WITCHES" music by Alan Silvestri


WaterTower Music is pleased to announce today’s release of the soundtrack to the film. The Witches (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features music from acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (Polar Express, Forrest Gump), who has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over.

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.  As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort.  Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans. The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock.  Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”). Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”) and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”).  Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly.  hbomax.com/the-witches TheWitchesMovie.net Instagram: @WitchesMovie Twitter: @HBOMax, @WBPictures Facebook: @HBOMax, @WarnerBrosPictures
 
ABOUT THE WITCHES... With 300 million books sold and one new book sold every 2.5 seconds, Roald Dahl stories continue to grow in popularity. The Witches is one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved titles, now translated into over 41 different languages worldwide. Published over 30 years ago, its themes of kindness, bravery and hope remain as relevant to young people as ever.
 
ABOUT ALAN SILVESTRI... In his decades-long career as a composer, and a credit list of over 100 films Alan Silvestri has composed some of the most recognizable and beloved themes in movie history. His efforts have been recognized with two Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, three Grammy awards, two Emmy awards, and numerous International Film Music Critics Awards, Saturn Awards, and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

The 1970s established Silvestri as the action rhythmatist for TV's highway patrol hit "CHiPs," which caught the ear of a young filmmaker named Robert Zemeckis, whose hit film, 1984's "Romancing the Stone," was the perfect first date for the composer and director, and became the basis of a decades long collaboration that continues to this day. Their numerous collaborations have taken them through fascinating landscapes and stylistic variations, from the "Back to the Future" trilogy to the jazzy world of Toontown in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" the tension filled rooms of "What Lies Beneath" and "Death Becomes Her", to the cosmic wonder of "Contact;" the emotional isolation of "Castaway", to the magic of the "Polar Express". But perhaps no film collaboration defines their creative relationship better than Zemeckis' 1994 Best Picture winner, "Forrest Gump", for which Silvestri's gift for melodically beautiful themes earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination and the affection of film music lovers everywhere. This 35-year, 21 film collaboration includes such recent films as "Flight", "Allied" and most recently "Welcome To Marwen".

Though his collaboration with Zemeckis is legendary, Silvestri has scored films of every style and genre. He has brought excitement and emotion to the hard-hitting orchestral scores for Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One", James Cameron's "The Abyss" as well as "Predator" and "The Mummy Returns." His diversity is on full display in family entertainment films such as "The Father of the Bride 1 and 2", "Parent Trap", "Stuart Little 1 and 2", "Lilo and Stitch", "The Croods," "Night at the Museum 1, 2 and 3" while his passion for melody fuels the romantic emotion of films like "The Bodyguard" and "What Women Want".

Most recently, Alan has composed the music for Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame." The film is the culmination of a partnership with Marvel that began in 2011 with Alan's dynamically heroic score for "Captain America: The First Avenger" followed by "Avengers". Since 2011 Alan's collaboration with Marvel helped propel "The Avengers" and "Avengers: Infinity War" to spectacular world-wide success.


Silvestri's has also achieved songwriting success. His partnership with six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard has produced hits such as the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated "Believe" (Josh Groban) for "The Polar Express", "Butterfly Fly Away" (Miley Cyrus) for "Hannah Montana The Movie", "God Bless Us Everyone" (Andrea Bocelli) for "A Christmas Carol" and "A Hero Comes Home" (Idina Menzel) for "Beowulf".
 
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "LOVECRAFT COUNTRY" music by Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq


WaterTower Music is pleased to announce today’s release of the 62-track Lovecraft Country (Soundtrack from the HBO® Original Series), featuring music from the first season of Lovecraft Country, which airs on HBO/ HBO Max, and is Based on Matt Ruff 's novel of the same name.
 
In addition to 11 tracks performed by the show’s cast in the first season, the album showcases original music by multiple Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman, whose career spans film, television video-game and concert music; and Grammy-winning, Oscar- nominated producer/ musician/ songwriter Raphael Saadiq.
 
Karpman discussed working on the show and the soundtrack. “I am so proud to be a part of this project along with my partner and brother Raphael Saadiq. We both owe a huge debt of gratitude to (Lovecraft Country Executive Producer) Misha Green who gave us a wide palette to musically explore every conceivable genre while focusing on the hearts and souls of our heroes.  The album” continued the composer, “is organized by episode, hopefully taking the listener back to many visceral moments in this remarkable series.”
 
About Lovecraft Country... Based on Matt Ruff 's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country, which airs on HBO/ HBO Max,  follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. Lovecraft Country is executive produced by Misha Green, who also serves as showrunner, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim and David Knoller; based on the novel by Matt Ruff. The 62 track soundtrack from Season One features 11 songs that were performed on camera by the Lovecraft Country cast along with music by Grammy winning producer Raphael Saddiq and multiple Emmy winning composer Laura Karpman. The show Airs on HBO / HBO Max Sunday evenings

About Laura Karpman... Five-time Emmy winning composer Laura Karpman brings a unique and conceptual voice to her significant body of work spanning film, television, and video games. In film, she is known for her scores to Miss Virginia which stars Uzo Aduba, the Netflix fan-favorite romantic comedy Set It Up, Sony’s Paris Can Wait starring Alec Baldwin and Diane Lane, Lionsgate’s The Cotton Club Encore, Fox Searchlight’s Step and Black Nativity, as well as the animated shorts Sitara and Walk Run Cha-Cha which was nominated for an Oscar in 2020. For television, Karpman most recently scored the upcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country and the Discovery Channel docu-series Why We Hate, for which she won the Emmy for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary”.  Her other television credits include WGN America’s award-winning historical drama series Underground, the PBS’ Peabody award-winning series Craft in America, and Showtime’s Sid and Judy.
 
About Raphael Saadiq... Grammy-winning, Oscar- nominated musician/ songwriter/ go-to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B, incl. Solange, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and D’Angelo. Raphael Saadiq came up in the 80s and 90s w/ the multi-platinum R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! before embarking on a critically acclaimed solo career. He’s and active producer, co-writing career-defining hits for D’Angelo (“Untitled (How Does It Feel)”) and Solange (“Cranes in the Sky”) and working w/ artists like Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. Saadiq has been named to Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. He also served as musical director for the 2018 Oscars telecast. Saadiq is the composer in residence for Issa Rae’s hit HBO show Insecure.
 
About WaterTower Music... WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "FATIMA" [DVD]


Experience the astonishing story of three children whose shared spiritual visions heralded a miracle and has inspired millions in Picturehouse’s FATIMA, the uplifting and historical drama based on the captivating story of one of the Catholic Church’s most fabled places of pilgrimage. Filled with timely themes of faith, hope and resilience, the film is available to own for the first time on Digital on October 13, 2020 and on DVD on October 27, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Depicting the events leading up to the astonishing phenomenon in Portugal, “The Miracle of the Sun,” FATIMA’s release on Digital coincides with the 103rd anniversary of that incredible event which took place on Oct 13th, 1917. Packed with bonus features, the Digital and DVD versions of the film showcase extras, including a special look into the recording of original song, “Gratia Plena,” from legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli and written by Paolo Buonvino, the film’s composer, along with never-before-seen content, including featurettes and interviews with the cast and crew that take audiences behind the scenes of the compelling story about faith and the enduring power of the human spirit.


In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to WWI. Word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. Inspired by real-life events and starring Goran Višnjić (Beginners), Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate), Lúcia Moniz (Love, Actually), with Golden Globe® nominee Sônia Braga (Aquarius) and Academy Award® nominee Harvey Keitel (The Piano), FATIMA has been hailed by critics as  “beautiful and moving,” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times) and is an uplifting story about the power of faith.
 
Directed by Marco Pontecorvo (“Game of Thrones”) with a script from Pontecorvo, Valerio D’Annunzio (“Il Restauratore”) and Barbara Nicolosi (In Memory), FATIMA also features two songs from the world-renowned Italian operatic tenor and Grammy Award®-nominee Andrea Bocelli. The songs, “Gloria” and lead single “Gratia Plena,” which is a brand-new original song composed for the movie by Paolo Buonvino, are also featured on the film’s soundtrack album, which debuted at retailers nationwide on August 28, 2020.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Caldera Records: "ANGELICA" music by Zbigniew Preisner


Caldera Records is proud to present Zbigniew Preisner’s score for the motion picture “Angelica” from 2015, directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.

“Angelica” also tells a story of female empowerment. It is based on Arthur Phillips’ book of the same name, published in 2007, and adapted for the screen by Lichtenstein. Set in the Victorian age in England, Phillips and Lichtenstein describe the trials and tribulations of Constance (played by Jena Malone), a young woman who falls in love with a successful scientist. Their romance blossoms and leads to marriage. Eventually, a child is born, a girl they name Angelica. The birth is grueling, and Constance nearly loses her life. For her, everything changes in an instant: she is told in no uncertain terms by her doctor that she is to refrain from engaging in vaginal sex (and therefore become a “hortus conclusus”) – otherwise she will risk her health and quite possibly leave her daughter motherless. From this moment Constance goes into a downward-spiral.

Zbigniew Preisner’s music pays tribute to the elegant romanticism of the 19th century, while at the same time weaving more experimental elements into it. The composer decided against creating specific leitmotifs for the individual characters. Instead, his music follows the story as it progresses. Hence, Preisner developed variations on the themes as demanded by the story. For example, there is no theme for Constance per se. Preisner follows her journey with various motifs and themes, divided into what the composer calls the “courtly” and the “modern.”

The 38th CD-release of Caldera Records – a world premiere – features a detailed booklet-text by Stephan Eicke and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was mastered by Leszek Kaminski and produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elborg. [http://caldera-records.com]
 
Haunting and mysterious score by composer who always brings and maintains the main theme throughout the whole score and brings the score together. Subtle sadness with the guitar only to a ghostly piano that brings it all to one place and that place holds your attention. ANGELICA by composer great Zbigniew Preisner brings another worthy piece to the already growing catalogue of soundtracks.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR" music by The Newton Brothers


The Paramount Television series The Haunting of Bly Manor is the follow-up series to the 2018 The Haunting of Hill House, which was based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. This time, it is Henry James' The Turn of the Screw that gets a modern retelling. The Wingrave family children Flora and Miles have been orphaned, left in the care of their absent uncle (played by Henry Thomas, also star of Hill House). Uncle Henry is hands-off, so he hires an au pair to look after and teach the children, with the companionship of and sometimes help from the cook, housekeeper and groundskeeper. Not everything is as it seems, as the history of the manor has draped the estate in a curse and there are more residents than at first meets the eye.


To score Bly Manor, the Newton Brothers return from their Hill House scoring duties to provide the regal yet mysterious surroundings with a largely string-based score, along with piano solos. The score is haunting as one would expect, but it's more sophisticated than just that -- it's a mix of nostalgia, warmth, angst and confusion. Memories, tragedy, love, family...a home's history is a complex mixture of emotions and experiences that makes haunting a complicated business. To musically envelop Bly Manor with all these mixed emotions, The Newton Brothers assembled an orchestra comprised of 10 violins, four violas, four cellos, and one bass. The dominant solo color comes from the piano, which seems to capture the complexity of Bly Manor's history all by itself.

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For track listing and sound samples, please visit the The Haunting of Bly Manor soundtrack page.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

" KILLING SMALL ANIMALS" music by Oscar Fogelström


Horror short ”Killing Small Animals” premiered at Gothenburg Film Festival and is currently doing festival rounds. It has already won several awards, and is screening at HollyShorts, an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival, in November. [https://www.n10yrecords.com]
 
A desperate attempt to alleviate the loneliness, sadness and anxiety of a woman (Louise Peterhoff) further and further into the destructiveness. What begins with a crushed butterfly soon takes on unimaginable proportions and in the beautiful environments a gasping psychological thriller develops where we are thrown beyond all control.

Ett desperat försök att lindra ensamhet, sorg och ångest för en kvinna (Louise Peterhoff) allt längre in i destruktiviteten. Det som börjar med en krossad fjäril tar snart oanade proportioner och i de vackra miljöerna utvecklar sig en gastkramande psykologisk thriller där vi kastas bortom all kontroll. 
 
Horror/drama film soundtrack featuring small string ensemble and other treated acoustic instruments.
Music and additional performances by Oscar Fogelström
Cello by Derryn Cullen
Violin by Jessie Morgan
Mix by Rich Aitken
 
Oscar Fogelstrom... As a composer, his music and creativity has shaped and underpinned film and tv productions for the past 20 years. One of his clients was Lasse Hallström for whom he composed the score for Sweden's entry for the Academy Awards 2013, "The Hypnotist".

Coming from a “pop music” background, Oscar incorporates many elements from the world of pop music production into his film scores. He uses analogue synths, electric guitars and various outboard gear mixed with traditional orchestral instruments to create an interesting blend of sounds in the style of Cliff Martinez, Johánn Johánnsson, Trent Reznor, Nils Frahm etc. [www.oscarfogelstrom.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music/Masterworks: "YELLOW ROSE" music by Christopher H. Knight


Sony Music Masterworks today releases YELLOW ROSE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), an album of music featured in the upcoming musical drama from director Diane Paragas.  Available everywhere now, the album features a mix of newly-recorded original tracks as performed in the film by Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson and Lea Salonga as well as score tracks by composer Christopher H. Knight.  The result of a collaborative writing process between the director, country singer Dale Watson and Filipino-American singer and actress Thia Megia, the new original tracks are performed in the film by Watson and lead Eva Noblezada, a breakout star of Broadway’s hit smash Hadestown.  Following the story of a young Filipina teen as she fights to pursue her dreams of becoming a country performer, Yellow Rose makes its theatrical debut Friday, October 9 via Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 Films.

“Music is truly the heart and soul of Yellow Rose,” says the film’s director DIANE PARAGAS of the soundtrack.  “Even if you’re not a country fan, I know you will love these songs performed by the extraordinary Eva Noblezada, legendary Lea Salonga and Dale Watson.  Dale also contributed his amazing songwriting talents to the film along with myself and Thia Megia.  In addition, we include the haunting score from our composer Christopher H. Knight.  I think the number one question I get asked at every Q&A is if Yellow Rose will get a soundtrack.  I’m proud to finally say that Sony Music is making this dream a reality!”

“I was thrilled when Diane asked me to write the score for her feature film directorial debut,” adds composer CHRISTOPHER H. KNIGHT.  “We worked closely on the tone and texture of the music. She brought me in very early in the process, which was essential as it allowed us to build an emotional thread throughout the film that would work alongside the wonderful songs she had written with Dale Watson. It was also important for the score to have its own voice. With that in mind, in addition to using traditional instrumentation, I created ambient atmospheres by processing Filipino folk instruments in unconventional ways to provide a rich sonic fabric that would support Rose’s inspirational journey.”

Rose, an undocumented Filipina girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.

Christopher H. Knight attended the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, he studied Electronic and Computer Music with renowned composer and professor Russell Pinkston. It was at this time when he scored his first short films. He has gone on to score a wide range of TV and film projects. Christopher’s opening themes for Masterpiece Classic and Masterpiece Mystery are heard on PBS and Amazon Prime by millions every week. You can also hear his music during NBC’s Sunday Night Football. In 2017, he re-imagined and updated the classic HBO “Feature Presentation” theme, which IndieWire hailed as, “…honestly more epic than most Marvel Superhero themes.” Knight has written the scores to several films including: A Close Enemy [Sony/Monumental Pictures], Six Degrees Could Change the World [NatGeo], Echo Park [Array Films] and Yellow Rose [Sony/Stage 6 Films]. He has also worked with composer Blake Neely writing music for Blindspot [NBC], Arrow [CW], and the hit Netflix series YOU.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7" music by Daniel Pemberton


Varèse Sarabande Records will digitally release The Trial of the Chicago 7 album on October 16, the same day the film debuts worldwide on Netflix. Pre-order is available today, October 8, with the track “Hear My Voice,” available for immediate download as an instant grat. The official music video for “Hear My Voice” premiered today exclusively by Variety and can be viewed here. A CD release of the soundtrack scheduled for November 20, is also available for pre-order starting today.
 
The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the story of the violent clash with police at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In what was intended to be a peaceful protest, the organizers—Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne), Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and others—are charged with conspiracy to incite a riot, leading to one of the most notorious trials in history.
                                                        
“The first time I met Aaron Sorkin to talk through our ideas for the film, he’d already formulated the entire plan in his head. He knew the moments where the music should be strong and bold, and then also the ones where it should take more of a subtle and supporting role,” says Pemberton. “I wanted there to be two worlds juxtaposing against each other—from the perceived restraint and control of the courtroom to chaos of the riots, which were some of my favorite moments to score.”
 
Celeste spoke of her contribution to the original song, “Hear My Voice,” stating, “I am so grateful to be part of such an important and timely film. Daniel Pemberton and I wanted to create a song that would be as meaningful, relevant and powerful as Aaron Sorkin’s film. He’s a true visionary and it really is an honor to contribute to this story.”
 
Pemberton adds, “One of the first things Aaron Sorkin talked to me about was his vision for a song that could end the film, that could leave us with a sense of hope and possibility, of light beyond the darkness. I wanted to write something that captured the ideals of protest, that every person has a voice and a dream for the world and that those voices deserve to be heard. ‘Hear My Voice’ was that idea".
 

“I knew straight away I wanted to collaborate with Celeste, as her voice is one of the most magical things I have heard in recent times. Her voice soars on the track, and is an expression of freedom, defiance, and hope. Like anyone who makes art or desires change, we all want people to hear our voice. I am incredibly proud that together, we’ve made a song with a strong, powerful and simple message at its heart that feels as relevant to now, as it does to the events in Chicago in 1969, and I’m very excited for the rest of the world to hear it,” says Pemberton.

Daniel Pemberton 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 scored projects for the likes of Danny Boyle (Yesterday, Steve Jobs), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World, The Counselor), Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game), Darren Aronofsky (One Strange Rock), Edward Norton (Motherless Brooklyn), Louis Leterrier (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), and Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
 
Celeste is a British-Jamaican soul singer and songwriter who, in 2019, won both the BRITs Rising Star Award and BBC Music’s Sound of 2020 Award. Since 2017, she has released two extended plays and has supported Janelle Monae, Neneh Cherry and Michael Kiwanuka on tour. She has been predicted as a 2020 breakthrough artist by publications such as The Guardian, Vogue, NME, GQ, MTV, Vevo, and Amazon Music. Celeste has performed at many of Europe’s biggest festivals such as Glastonbury, Primavera Sound, Field Day and Rock en Seine.

Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino and Brian Tyler. Varèse Sarabande Records, LLC, is a Concord company.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "TOWER OF GOD" music by Kevin Penkin


Milan Records today releases Tower of God (Original Soundtrack) with music by Kevin Penkin. Available everywhere now, the album features music from the critically acclaimed Japanese anime series Tower of God based on the South Korean action fantasy web manhwa of the same name created by S.I.U.  The soundtrack consists of 44 original tracks by Penkin. He crafts an expansive, ethereal, and engaging sonic journey to mirror the adventures of the series protagonists Rachel and Bam. The 13-episode first season is streaming now on Crunchyroll.

Of the soundtrack, composer Kevin Penkin says, “Tower of God has been an extraordinary challenge, with an even more extraordinary reward. I’d like to thank and acknowledge the co-composers, musicians and staff—all of whom I call friends—that helped make this soundtrack what it is. This has been a once-in-a-decade project, and it’s an honor to compose for this series."

Reach the top, and everything will be yours. At the top of the tower exists everything in this world, and all of it can be yours. You can become a god. Tower of God tells the story of the beginning and the end of Rachel, the girl who climbed the tower so she could see the stars, and Bam, the boy who needed nothing but her.
 
Kevin Penkin, based in Melbourne, is a BAFTA-nominated composer for Japanese animation and video games. He is best known for composing the award-winning score to 'Made in Abyss', and the music to the BAFTA award-winning game 'Florence'.

Kevin moved to London in 2013 to complete a Masters degree in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music. During this time, Kevin collaborated with legendary video game composer Nobuo Uematsu on a number of Japanese video game titles, which eventually led him to break into the Anime industry. After releasing his breakthrough score for Made in Abyss, Penkin continued to compose music for Japanese animation, with scores for both The Rising of the Shield Hero and Tower of God.

Throughout his career, Penkin has recorded with orchestras around the world. Works of his have been recorded in Prague, Vienna, Macedonia, Boston, Nashville and Australia. He has also collaborated with acclaimed singers Takeshi Saito, Emi Evans and Raj Ramayya.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "World Soundtrack Awards: Tribute To The Film Composer"


Elmer Bernstein * James Newton Howard * Carter Burwell * Alberto Iglesias * Elliot Goldenthal * Gabriel Yared * Jóhann Jóhannsson * John Williams * Nicholas Britell * Mychael Danna * Alexandre Desplat * Patrick Doyle * Michael Giacchino * Angelo Badalamenti.

Supported by the Film Fest Gent’s World Soundtrack Awards, Tribute To The Film Composer is the sixth release in the WSA series on Silva Screen Records. The music is performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé.

Every year, an outstanding film music composer is invited to present their work during the annual World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert and this year the spotlight is on past winners. The Academy is celebrating 20 years of the World Soundtrack Awards with an anniversary concert on 24th October and album devoted to all thirteen Awards winning composers.

Tribute To the Film Composer album highlights the variety of the composers’ output and it features exclusive premiere studio recordings. Some of the tracks are concert arrangements, adapted by the composer for a life beyond the film or TV score. Other tracks are new recordings of cues that have never been released on a soundtrack album or which were not even used in the film.

The album’s title is derived from the playful closing album track, John Williams’s 2002 homage to his peers. Lasting less than five minutes, the Tribute To The Film Composer piece skillfully weaves through 23 different film themes by various composers who were nearly all either acquaintances or very close friends of the legendary John Williams.

Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s online concert will be free for fans to watch and the organizers are hoping this will further widen the already International WSA fan-base.

Tribute To The Film Composer will be released on 23rd October in digital and CD formats.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Constructive: "TIN STAR: LIVERPOOL" music by Adrian Corker


Constructive (a new sister label of SN Variations) is thrilled to announce its first official soundtrack release: Adrian Corker’s original score for the third season of the Sky original drama Tin Star, co-produced by Gaumont Television UK and Kudos and created by Rowan Joffe. Broadcast on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV, Tin Star: Liverpool will be released on digital and vinyl on November 20. Pre-order is available today, October 9, on Bandcamp.
 
Adrian Corker’s bold, heavily textured score for Tin Star: Liverpool gets a limited release on 300 neon yellow vinyl. Working with a 12-piece string section as well as brass and percussion, Corker draws out a rich palette of volatile sonics from the very edge of playable. Analog tape processing helps re-shape things further, slowing and stretching the sound giving rise to unusual shapes and colours. And woven amongst all this are field recordings by Corker and renowned sound recordist Chris Watson, who also did field recordings for HBO’s Chernobyl series soundtrack by Hildur Guðnadóttir, which went on to win the 2020 GRAMMY for “Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.”
 
At the end of series two, which is currently available to watch on demand on Sky and streaming service NOW TV, Jack (Tim Roth) and Angela (Genevieve O’Reilly) are forced to reveal a devastating truth to their daughter, Anna (Abigail Lawrie); and now the family’s dark history is catching up with them in their native Liverpool as their ultimate nemesis arrives on their doorstep. Jack, Angela and Anna return to the UK twenty years after leaving to confront the sinister truth they ran from. The secrets they hold threaten a group of dangerous criminals who are still operating in the city.
 
“Tin Star: Liverpool is the last chapter in Tin Star and moves the location from the wide-open spaces of Canada to the urban landscape of post-industrial Liverpool in the U.K. I knew that I wanted to replace the predominantly acoustic ensemble sound from the first two seasons with something that reflected this, while retaining some of the original Tin Star feel,” says Adrian Corker.
 
Corker explains how he accomplished this sound: “12-piece string ensembles are combined with a trio of brass, percussion played on oil drums, and Russian synthesisers. Ensemble recordings made in London, were then played back in different locations and rooms that were used for the Tin Star shoot in Liverpool and re-recorded using a 360-degree mic array by Chris Watson. These were then used for composition alongside the other recordings, combined with analog tape processing and some more of Chris's field recordings.”
 
This was Corker’s third time working with many of the same players, each time developing the language into new imaginings of the same core ideas. Soloists include Aisha Orazbayeva, Richard Jones (Ligeti Quartet), Eloisa Fleur-Thom (12 Ensemble), Lucy Railton and Petter Eldh. Ensemble playing by Orchestrate (Mica Levi, Bobby Krlic).
 
Adrian Corker is a musician and composer living in London. He has written extensively to picture on award-winning film and TV projects, whilst also curating live events and releasing his music via diverse labels including his own imprint, SN Variations. His recent TV credits include all series of Rowan Joffe’s Tin Star for Sky Atlantic, with the upcoming third instalment set to be released later this year. Adrian’s rich, adventurous and unpredictable soundtrack to the contemporary western series was released on Silva Screen Records last year, and Joffe has himself remarked that ‘without Adrian’s music, the show would be incomplete.’ Other TV work includes both seasons of BBC period drama The Village, starring Maxine Peake and John Simm, and Octagon Films’ Clean Break. Adrian’s film credits include critically-acclaimed scores for arthouse film The Have-Nots, Charles Garrad’s Waiting for You, Tim Plester’s documentary film Way of the Morris, and his collaboration with composer Paul Conboy and the late director Antonia Bird on Face, Ravenous, The Hamburg Cell and BAFTA award-winning Care.  
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW" music by Ben Lovett


Lakeshore Records releases The Wolf of Snow Hollow—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally today, October 9th. Composed by Ben Lovett (The Ritual, The Wind), the album is a strikingly orchestrated, multi-faceted work inspired by old school Bernard Herrmann-era suspense thrillers reflecting all the dimensions of the offbeat horror film—from darkly comedic to tension-fueled terror to oddball mystery caper.  The album includes the newly reimagined cover version of “Little Red Riding Hood” originally performed by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs in 1966, and given a seductive and thoroughly haunting treatment by Lovett and indie artist Valen.  
 
Written, directed and starring Jim Cummings, The Wolf of Snow Hollow will be released in select theaters and On Demand October 9. The album follows the release of the EP Little Red Riding Hood which includes four versions of Lovett’s adaption including a full Acapella arrangement of Valen’s vocal parts.
 
In The Wolf of Snow Hollow, a small-town sheriff, struggling with a failed marriage, a rebellious daughter, and a lackluster department, is tasked with solving a series of brutal murders that are occurring on the full moon. As he's consumed by the hunt for the killer, he struggles to remind himself that there's no such thing as werewolves…
 
The Wolf of Snow Hollow is written and directed by Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) who stars alongside Riki Lindhome (Knives Out, “Garfunkel and Oates”), Jimmy Tatro (“American Vandal,” Bad Education), Chloe East (“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World”) and the late Academy Award nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, The Descendants) in his final feature role.
 
Speaking about working with the director Cummings, Lovett noted: “After seeing Thunder Road I leapt at the opportunity to collaborate with Jim and tried to match his energy every step of the way.  Jim is a big music fan and had tremendous enthusiasm for the process.  
 
We talked about everything from Prokofiev to Bernard Herrmann and I could tell he wanted to go big.  We had a tiny budget but a lot of ambition, and I wanted to see if we could pack big ideas into small packages.”
 
Expanding on the score, Lovett adds: “On a score like this the aim is to be referential without being derivative, to celebrate the influences instead of trying to hide them.  I like folding a love letter into what I’m doing but try to keep from getting too caught up in that, ultimately I’m just chasing an instinct about a sound and feel that hopefully expands on the personality and character of the film.”
 
Ben Lovett is an American recording artist, songwriter and composer known for crafting unconventional scores to a diverse range of films including the Netflix original THE RITUAL, Independent Spirit Award nominee THE SIGNAL, the Duplass Brothers’ survival thriller BLACK ROCK, Amy Seimetz’s award-winning noir SUN DON’T SHINE, Emma Tammi’s haunted western THE WIND, and the time travel sci-fi noir SYNCHRONICITY which earned Ben a nomination for “Discovery of the Year” at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards.  
 
Lovett’s scoring career flew into motion after THE SIGNAL debuted at Sundance in 2007 on its way to widespread success and enduring cult fandom.  In the years since Ben has scored over 30 films, received numerous awards and worldwide recognition from countless collaborative projects such as the visual adaptations for his own original songs “Eye Of The Storm,” “The Fear, and “Ghost of Old Highways” as well as original music for the films AMERICAN FOLK and TOMMY – an “ESPN 30 for 30” documentary on the late American boxing champion Tommy Morrison.

In addition to THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, Lovett’s latest work includes scores for the Hulu series INTO THE DARK, the colorful taxidermy documentary STUFFED and a new collaboration with The Ritual director David Bruckner on the Searchlight Pictures thriller, THE NIGHT HOUSE.

 
Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group.  Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Drive, Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery, The Handmaid's Tale, Napoleon Dynamite, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

KRO Records / Sony Music Masterworks: "THE TURNING: KATE’S DIARY"


KRO Records / Sony Music Masterworks today releases THE TURNING: KATE’S DIARY—an EP of original music from and inspired by 2020 horror film THE TURNING – on all digital platforms today.  Available everywhere now, the six-track EP includes “Getting Better (otherwise)” by The Aubreys (star Finn Wolfhard’s band) from the original soundtrack as well as new contributions from Courtney Love, Empress Of, SASAMI & Lawrence Rothman and Dani Miller.  Also included in the specialty edition is as a never-before-released collaboration between Kristeen Young and David Bowie entitled “American Landfill” – watch a music video for the track here.  Additionally, a limited-run of 3,000 vinyl arrives as a Record Store Day Exclusive on Saturday, October 24 – for more information about Record Store Day and a list of participating stores, click here.  Directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Handmaid’s Tale) and starring Finn Wolfhard, Mackenzie Davis and Brooklynn Prince, The Turning is out on VOD, Blu-Ray, and DVD now.  

Available everywhere now from KRO Records / Sony Music Masterworks, THE TURNING (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) garnered extensive critical acclaim upon its release earlier this year. In addition to plugs from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, NME and more, Thrillist raved, “Not only does The Turning soundtrack effectively capture the maddening tone, it’s an impressive, entirely original compilation,” and Billboard observed, “The soundtrack is not only a reflection of the film’s bone-chilling themes, but the strength that comes with female voices joining together.”

For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify audiences. This past January, DreamWorks Pictures’ The Turning takes us to a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside, where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.

Inspired by Henry James’ landmark novel, the haunted-house thriller is directed by spellbinding visualist Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate, The Martian), Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things), newcomer Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) and Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

From writers Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes (The Conjuring), The Turning is produced by Scott Bernstein (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along 2 ) and Roy Lee (It, The Lego Movie). Universal will release The Turning domestically and in select international territories. www.theturningmovie.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "CUT THROAT CITY" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


CUT THROAT CITY, an “ambitious, messy, sprawling and bullet-riddled crime epic” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), explodes on Digital October 6 before hitting Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD October 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

After Hurricane Katrina, four boyhood friends return to NOLA’s Lower Ninth Ward. As FEMA fails to provide aid, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster for help. When the job tanks, they must outrun -- and outsmart -- a system rife with corruption. Bonus content includes behind-the-scenes footage and deleted scenes.

Directed by RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) and written by P.G. Cuschieri (“The Undercovers”), CUT THROAT CITY features a powerhouse cast, including Shameik Moore (Dope, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Tip “T.I.” Harris (Ant-Man franchise), Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All American) and Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), along with Wesley Snipes (Blade, New Jack City), Academy Award® nominee Terrence Howard (Best Actor, Hustle & Flow, 2005), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver) and four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001, Boyhood, 2014; Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Before Sunset, 2004, Before Midnight, 2013). Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther), Keean Johnson (Midway) and Isaiah Washington (“The 100”) also play supporting roles.

From director RZA comes the explosive CUT THROAT CITY, the story of four boyhood friends from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to decimated homes, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around—by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.


With bad things happening everyday and you need help, who do you call... watch the trailer and email the answer. You have chance to win a BLU-RAY of CUT THROAT CITY.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "SCARE PACKAGE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to SCARE PACKAGE, from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. SCARE PACKAGE releases on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on October 20, 2020. The horror comedy stars Jeremy King (The Pale Door), Noah Segan (Knives Out), Toni Trucks (“SEAL Team”), Chase Williamson (The Guest), Baron Vaughn (“Grace and Frankie”) and Joe Bob Briggs (“The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs”). RLJE Films will release SCARE PACKAGE on DVD  and on Blu-ray.

In SCARE PACKAGE, Chad Buckley is a lonely Horror aficionado, spending his days overseeing a struggling video store and arguing with his only customer, Sam. When an unsuspecting job applicant arrives, Chad sets out to teach him the rules of Horror; weaving in and out of hilarious segments geared toward the ropes and tropes of terror.


SCARE PACKAGE was created by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns of Paper Street Pictures and is directed by Emily Hagins (My Sucky Teen Romance), Chris McInroy (Death Metal), Noah Segan (Knives Out), Courtney and Hillary Andujar (production design on The Wind), Anthony Cousins (The Bloody Ballad of Squirt Reynolds), Baron Vaughn (“Grace and Frankie”) and Koontz (The Pale Door) who all co-wrote the film with Frank Garcia-Hejl (“Ramsey Has a Time Machine”), Ben Fee (Missio: I See You) and John Karsko (After Dark).

These releases contain extensive bonus features including a Creators Commentary track with creators Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns, bonus segment Locker Room Z, The SCARE PACKAGE Blooper Reel, Rad Chad's Rad Ad, and the Original Not-As-Good Ending. And for the first time ever on a physical medium, the SCARE PACKAGE episode of Shudder’s “The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs” is available exclusively on the Blu-ray.

Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/hTuNP6RL7Vk
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "MONSTRUM" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, along with Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, will release the horror film MONSTRUM on November 17, 2020 on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray.

MONSTRUM stars Hyeri Lee (“Hyde, Jekyll, Me”), In-kwon Kim (C’est Si Bon), Myung-Min Kim (Closer to Heaven) and Woo-sik Choi (Parasite). The film was directed by Jong-ho Huh (Countdown, The Advocate: A Missing Body), who co-wrote the film with Heo-dam. RLJE Films will release MONSTRUM on DVD and Blu-ray.

In MONSTRUM, a plague has taken over and fear runs rampant in the streets. When rumors of a vicious monster roaming Mount Inwangsan begin to spread, fear turns into panic. In order to quell the rising hysteria, the King brings his most trusted general out of retirement. Joined by his daughter, his right-hand man, and a royal court officer, the general sets out to find and defeat the mysterious creature.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

The Horror Collective: "BULLETS OF JUSTICE"


The Horror Collective is proud to announce the digital/VOD release of the blood-soaked, outrageously clever exploitation action-horror BULLETS OF JUSTICE starring Danny Trejo ("Machete", "From Dusk Til Dawn"), and directed by Valeri Milev (“Wrong Turn 6"). The film arrives this weekend on all digital VOD platforms, including: iTunes/AppleTV; Amazon; Vimeo, Xbox, and Google Play.

Arriving just in time for Halloween, BULLETS OF JUSTICE held a robust festival run, including its World Premiere at FrightFest with additional screenings at SITGES Film Festival, Hexploitation Film Festival, Obscura Film Festival Berlin, and Morbido Film Fest.

Director and executive producer Valeri Milev describes the film as “an absurdist nightmare designed to terrify and excite you.” Writer, producer, and lead actor Timur Turisbekov believes Bullets of Justice is about the panic of our own humanity in its darkest hour: “You’ll see the horror in yourself reflected in the frenzy of this dark future.”


In the post-apocalyptic aftermath of World War 3, an army of half-human half-pig super-soldiers takes over the world. Created by the American government, this "Bacon Army" got out of control and now occupies the top of the food chain - farming humans as its favorite food. Rob Justice is an ex-bounty hunter working with the last line of human resistance - a group of survivors hiding in a nuclear bunker deep underground. It is up to Justice to figure out how to destroy them, and liberate humankind.

BULLETS OF JUSTICE stars Danny Trejo, Timur Turisbekov, Yana Marinova, Dessy Slavova, Doroteya Toleva, and Ester Chardaklieva. It’s directed by Valeri Milev and was written by Milev and Timur Turisbekov.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzBE0oFFDdU

The Horror Collective's mission is to foster a community of independent horror filmmakers and connect their films to fans, all done transparently and fairly. We provide direct distribution combined with a cost-effective, high-impact festival, marketing, and release strategy. The Horror Collective aims to bring your film to the right audience.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wood Entertainment: "DARKNESS IN TENEMENT 45"


Wood Entertainment, in partnership with The Horror Collective, is proud to announce the November 3 digital/VOD release of the timely, pandemic-set, isolation horror/thriller DARKNESS IN TENEMENT 45 from writer/director Nicole Groton (“The Melting Family”). Wood Entertainment acquired worldwide rights to the film in March 2020 at the start of COVID 19 shutdowns in a deal negotiated by CEO Tara Wood, writer/director Groton as well as producers Crystal Collins and Simone Lapidus.The film will debut on all digital VOD platforms November 3, including: iTunes; Amazon; Vimeo, Xbox, Google Play; iNDEMAND; FandangoNOW, and more.

Arriving during the most pivotal election in US history, DARKNESS IN TENEMENT 45's themes of power, corruption, and generational divide also make it the perfect election horror film.The film had an unstoppable festival run, including screenings at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (where it received runner-up for best Actress and best Screenplay), Big Apple Film Festival (where it received Best Feature Film), Sarasota Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival.

“I am so thrilled to be working alongside Wood Entertainment as we share our film Darkness in Tenement 45 with the world” said Groton. “This film was built on female collaboration and we're excited to continue that journey with Tara Wood and her team who have created a great space for women in film.”


Joanna has been living with her overbearing Aunt Martha, in a low-income NYC tenement building ever since a violent outburst left her fighting a force that she can only describe as the “darkness.” Little did she know that weeks after moving in, a biological threat from the Soviet Union would leave the building boarded up and the tenants locked inside. With food dwindling and Martha’s controversial role as leader expanding, Joanna rallies the children in an attempt to save the building. Tensions come to a violent head when Martha delves into Joanna’s past and Joanna struggles to keep the darkness from overtaking her entirely.

“I love thrillers of the 80’s and 90’s, Fatal Attraction, Sea of Love, Point of No Return, even Cujo” said Wood. “We are very much looking to acquire today’s female driven thrillers with women in front of and behind the camera. Darkness in Tenement 45, or DT45, is a perfect fit in our library."

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wWDzbrYijE

Wood Entertainment is a worldwide distribution company. Its current releases, PRETENDING I'M A SUPERMAN: THE TONY HAWK VIDEO GAME STORY and QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT, the authorized Quentin Tarantino documentary, are both available now on all major digital platforms.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "ZOMBIES: ADDISON'S MOONSTONE MYSTERY FROM DISNEY CHANNEL'S NEW "ZOMBIES" ANIMATED SHORTS"


Walt Disney Records releases the digital EP to "Addison's Moonstone Mystery," an eight-episode series of animated shorts featuring beloved characters from the "ZOMBIES" franchise. The series premieres today (7:54 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW. " Watch the music video "More Than a Mystery," which introduces the shorts, imagines Addison's journey through a mysterious dreamscape as she searches for her true identity here. Zombies: Addison's Moonstone Mystery digital EP is available here.

Zombies: Addison's Moonstone Mystery features three new songs "More Than A Mystery," "You Do You" and "Feelin the Power." "More Than A Mystery," performed by multi-talented star Meg Donnelly was written by Tova Litvin and Doug Rockwell and produced by Doug Rockwell. The music video was directed by Colton Tran and executive-produced by NappyTabs, with custom animation by Cecilia Fletcher. "You Do You," is an upbeat rap battle, written by Jack Kugell, Hannah Jones and Matt Wong and produced by Jamie Jones, Jack Kugell and Matt Wong. "Feelin' the Power" is an electronic rock anthem, written by Jeannie Lurie and Gabriel Mann and produced by Gabriel Mann and Niv Toar. 

"Addison's Moonstone Mystery" is a humorous, fast-paced animated adventure. The story begins at Seabrook High, where zombies, werewolves and humans are all co-existing happily. A new girl at school, Vanna, whom Addison immediately befriends, threatens to shake up the dynamic when they learn that she is not all that she seems.

In addition to Donnelly and Manheim, also lending their voices to the shorts are "ZOMBIES 2" stars Kylee Russell (Eliza), Chandler Kinney (Willa), Pearce Joza (Wyatt) and Ariel Martin (Wynter).

"Addison's Moonstone Mystery" shorts were directed and produced by the Disney Channel Multiplatform team.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varese Sarabande: RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY includes "VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED" and "THE GOONIES"

Varèse Sarabande Records is pleased to announce its Record Store Day Black Friday 2020 titles: Village of the Damned: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2-LP set by John Carpenter & Dave Davies and the first-ever LP picture disc for The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Score by Dave Grusin. These special LP releases will be available on Black Friday, November 27, at participating Record Store Day retailers and are limited to 3,000 copies worldwide. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for details.
 
Village of the Damned Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2-LP Set):
 

The 1995 remake of Village of the Damned comes from influential horror director John Carpenter (The Fog, Halloween), who also co-scored the soundtrack with his friend Dave Davies of the British band The Kinks—a collaboration which made for a one-of-a-kind moment in cinematic music history. The Deluxe Edition LP presents the full score as heard in the film for the first time—a far more complete presentation than the 1995 original soundtrack, which was not only truncated, but made of an entirely separate mix that wasn’t featured in the film. The set does however include “Midwich Shuffle,” which was created specifically for the original soundtrack despite never actually appearing in the film. The album comes pressed on Orange Haze vinyl and includes all-new original art direction, classic film stills, and new liner notes by film music journalist Randall D. Larson.
 
Carpenter and Davies worked for five weeks to create and produce a score that merged electronic synthesizers with live instruments. Carpenter described their score as one of the most full, romantic scores he’d ever done. “My job as a composer is to support the drama, unify sequences, and heighten suspense,” he wrote in the previous album liner notes. “Together, Dave and I tried to bring emotional life to the story of a small town invaded by children with unusual powers and a total lack of humanity.”
 
In Village of the Damned, a strange phenomenon causes the townspeople of coastal Midwich to fall asleep for six hours. When they recover, ten of the town’s women are unaccountably pregnant. When the “blackout children” are born and grow, they demonstrate unusual intellect and possess psychic powers which they use to control the townsfolk. Being able to read people’s thoughts, they use their mind-control powers to eradicate those who pose a threat to their domination.  

The Goonies: Original Motion Picture Score (PICTURE DISC):
 

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of The Goonies, the beloved soundtrack by Dave Grusin will be released on an LP picture disc for the first time ever! The special release features the album cover on side A and the infamous One-Eyed Willie on side B. The track listing to this abbreviated single-disc version of the original score was personally selected and assembled by Grusin himself.
 
Dave Grusin is an incredibly prolific composer for soundtrack and jazz as well as being the founder of GRP records. His lasting musical imprint in film includes unbelievably memorable scores for The Graduate, On Golden Pond and Tootsie. In 1988, he won the Oscar® for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War.
 
From the imagination of Steven Spielberg and propelled by Grusin’s score, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every-corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys… and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.  
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]