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Rising Voices: "PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE"


Rising Voices, a collective of over 30 musicians, announces the release of their cover and music video of People Are People in support of the NAACP Empowerment Program, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and HeadCount.org. All proceeds will be donated to these organizations. Inspired to rise up to help the Black Lives Matter and justice movement, this charity single is a cover of Depeche Mode’s People Are People – a song that spun in the head of producer and musician Chris Wirsig who started this initiative.


“The song struck me during the first protests after the horrible murder of George Floyd, and I still had it in my ear with all the reports of excessive police force and racism around the country, especially with the lyric “I don’t understand what makes a man hate another man,” Wirsig comments. “I felt it’s time to do something, to help our society to overcome injustice and inequality – within the universal language of music. The benefiting organizations of this project are actively working towards a much needed change in our society, educating about social equality, and reporting incidents of racism and injustice. So I gathered many friends who all contributed their skills, due to Covid-19 recording their parts in their respective home studios without even knowing what the others will exactly play or sing, to raise money and awareness for this important cause.”

Watch the music video performance featuring all the participants here: [CLICK HERE]

Some of the musicians involved in the single include Chris Tedesco, Ethan Gold, Wouter Kellerman, and Marian Gold from Alphaville. A full list of artists is provided below. The collaboration of these musicians sends a message to the world that there are those who want to stand up and be heard about the injustices they see around the globe.

Akira Komatsu – acoustic guitars
Alexander Boldachev – harp
Andrew Dalziell – celli
Ben McLane – legal advisor
Carisa Bianca Mellado – vocals
Chawa Lilith – vocals
Chris Tedesco – trombones
Chris Wirsig – arrangement, mixing, production
Cora Chung – celli
Daniel Wakefield – vocals
Dale Edward Chung (D. Edward) – vocals
Dave Greene – drums
Ethan Gold – vocals
Fay Baker – vocals
Halley Feaster – violas, violins
Heather Stockwell – vocals
JD McGibney – electric guitars
Jenny J Nam – piano, organ
Surely Lorraine – vocals
Lauralee Brown – vocals
Ximxia – vocals
Marian Gold (Alphaville) – vocals
Marion Wirsig – executive producer
Mark Smythe – electric guitars
Michael Engesser – mixing
Militia Vox – vocals
Natalie Jean – vocals
Pete Mills (The Sweet Kill) – vocals
Queen Chameleon – vocals
Rayko Dig (Lolita Dark) – vocals
Rivita Goyle – vocals
Rogerio Maudonnet – bass
Roxanne Seeman – vocals
Silvio Buchmeier – saxophones
Steven Buckner – piano
Suad Bushnaq – additional string arrangement
Teri Danz – vocals
Wouter Kellerman - flute 
 
Chris Wirsig enjoyed classical training on piano and saxophone, studied audio engineering at SAE Technology College, and has more than 20 years experience in music production. His music can be heard in games like the acclaimed Top Ten iPad game "Alien Tribe 2," the multiple award-winning short movies "Intervention," "20 Matches," "Cat Dexx: Inkosi," and "Trick Of The Old Cat," the comedy feature film "39 And A Half," and in numerous TV shows on ABC, E!, MTV, Fox Sports, Audience Network/DirecTV, and others.

Upcoming projects include music for the pilot for a tech-horror web series, "Glitch," an LGBTQ+ animated comedy series, and a charity project with an orchestral cover version of Depeche Mode's "People Are People," a project with over 30 musicians and singers, benefitting several organizations fighting for justice and equality, arranged and produced solely by Chris.

On the songwriting/producing side, Chris started the acclaimed Electro Pop/Dark Wave band no:carrier in 1995 and the Electronica/Chill-Out project Virtual Conformity in 2001, as well as several side projects. He's also co-writing and producing songs with other artists and songwriters like Psyche, Liza Marie Sparks, Queen Chameleon, The Dust Ryde, echoekill, and many others.

After studying audio engineering in the late 1990's, he worked as editor for the musician & tech magazines "KEYS" and "Studio Post Pro," and founded the first German fair-trade record label, NovaTune.

Chris is a Grammy Voting Member, as well as a member of the Society Of Composers and Lyricists, for which he also served as LA Administrator for two years.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE WILDS" (MUSIC FROM THE AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES) music by Cliff Martinez


Milan Records today announces the December 11 release of THE WILDS (MUSIC FROM THE AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES) and shares the lead single from EMPRESS OF – listen to “Broken” here.  Originally making its debut this week as the featured track in the show’s official trailer, “Broken” is a dark and dance-y track written by Empress Of exclusively for the series, which follows a group of teen girls as they fight for survival on a deserted island.  It’s featured on the soundtrack alongside 20 new score tracks written by acclaimed composer CLIFF MARTINEZ – pre-order now.  From creator and executive producer Sarah Streicher (Daredevil) and produced by ABC Signature, The Wilds is an original young adult thrilling drama series coming to Amazon Prime Video on Friday, December 11.

Of the soundtrack, composer CLIFF MARTINEZ says, “The Wilds is a story about the odyssey of adolescence for ten young women. Not a subject I have a lot of familiarity with and it clearly perched me on the edge of my musical comfort zone. Nonetheless, I put on my teenage girl hat and embraced the challenge. For this score, I put aside my usual preoccupation with sparse instrumentation and stark undulating textures in favor of more traditional musical food groups such as…uh...harmony and melody! The resulting score to The Wilds is probably one of my most uniquely ‘musical’ efforts."

Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teen girls from different backgrounds who must fight for survival after a plane crash strands them on a deserted island. The castaways both clash and bond as they learn more about each other, the secrets they keep, and the traumas they've all endured. There’s just one twist to this thrilling drama… these girls did not end up on this island by accident.

The series stars industry veteran Rachel Griffiths, as well as a mix of familiar and fresh faces that include Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry, Jenna Clause, Reign Edwards, Mia Healey,  Helena Howard, Erana James, Sarah Pidgeon, David Sullivan, and Troy Winbush.  The Wilds is co-produced by Amazon Studios and ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Sarah Streicher (Daredevil) created the series and also serves as executive producer alongside Amy B. Harris (Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries), Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings), and Dylan Clark (The Batman and Bird Box).

Under the name Empress Of, Honduran-American songwriter, musician and producer Lorely Rodriguez creates introspective, self-empowering pop music centered around her impressive, acrobatic vocals. On her 2015 debut album, Me, she established a danceable, spontaneous sound that embraced whimsicality and percussiveness. With her 2018 sophomore album, Us, Rodriguez wanted to facilitate a more equal exchange of energy between herself and her listeners, to create a community.
Her third album - I'm Your Empress Of comes on the heels of touring with Lizzo, Blood Orange, Maggie Rogers and Mura Masa and follows her collaborations with Khalid, MØ, DJDS and her song "Wild Girl" with KITO. Lorely shares, "After writing three albums, no process has been the same. This record wasn't written in a remote location. It wasn't written in a collaborative effort. It was written in my small studio in Highland Park, Los Angeles over two months in between touring the world. Music is magic. Something that possesses me, shows me things about myself that aren't easy to see. It's called I'm Your Empress Of because I've always felt that once a song is done, and the emotion is there and it's not inside me anymore, it belongs to the world."

Cliff Martinez, who was born in the Bronx but raised in Ohio, moved to California in 1976, landing in the middle of the punk movement. After stints as the drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, and the final incarnation of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Martinez joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers (playing on the band’s first two albums) and later the Dickies. It was during his tenure with the Chili Peppers that Cliff began exploring the new technologies of that era, which would eventually guide him towards the film music world.

A tape Martinez had put together using these new technologies made its rounds, leading him to score an episode of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. The same recording also ended up in Steven Soderbergh’s hands and Martinez was hired to score the famed director’s first theatrical release 1989’s sex, lies, and videotape. Martinez’s longstanding relationship with Soderbergh has continued through the years and they have worked together on ten theatrical releases including Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris, Contagion and the critically acclaimed TV series The Knick.

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

Still the drummer at heart, Martinez’s use of audio manipulations, particularly for percussive sounds, has been evolving through the years and is evident by the hammered dulcimer of Kafka (1991), the gray-areas between sound design and score for Traffic (2000), the steel drums and textures of Solaris (2002), what Martinez called ‘rhythmi-tizing pitched, ambient textures’ of Narc (2002), and ‘using percussion performances to trigger and shape the rhythmic and tonal characteristics of those ambient textures,’ as he described his score for 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer.

Cliff Martinez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012 with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He earned the prestigious Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement award from BMI in 2013.  Martinez served as a juror for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and served on the International Feature nominating committee for 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Martinez’s recent films include Drew Pearce’s Hotel Artemis, Christian Gudegast’s Den of Thieves, Martin Campbell’s The Foreigner, Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (co-composed with Skrillex). His second film with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives, earned Martinez a 2014 Robert Award (Danish Academy Award). Next up will be the limited series Too Old to Die Young (directed by Nicolas Winding Refn).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2, VOLUME 1" (CHAPTERS 9-12) DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK Music by LUDWIG GÖRANSSON


The Mandalorian is an American space Western streaming television series created by Jon Favreau for Disney+. It premiered with the service's launch in November 2019, and is the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise. It begins five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983) and stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, a lone bounty hunter who is hired to retrieve "The Child".

Ludwig Emil Tomas Göransson (/ˈɡɔːrənsən/; Swedish: [ˈlɵ̌dːvɪɡ ˈjœ̂ːranˌsɔn]; born 1 September 1984) is a Swedish composer, conductor, and record producer. He has scored films such as Fruitvale Station, the Rocky franchise entries Creed and Creed II, Venom, and Tenet. For his work on the 2018 superhero film Black Panther, he won the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and the Academy Award for Best Original Score, and he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Göransson is also known for his work on American TV series like Community, Happy Endings, New Girl, and The Mandalorian, winning the Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for the last. 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WALT DISNEY RECORDS RELEASES NEW SCORE ALBUMS FROM DISNEY CHANNEL HIT FRANCHISES: "MUSIC FROM ZOMBIES" SCORE BY GEORGE S. CLINTON AND AMIT MAY COHEN and "MUSIC FROM DESCENDANTS" SCORE BY DAVID LAWRENCE


Walt Disney Records releases two score albums from hit Disney Channel franchises; Music from Zombies (Original Score) composed by George S. Clinton ("Austin Powers" franchise, "The Santa Claus") and Amit May Cohen and Music from Descendants (Original Score) composed by Emmy® nominated composer David Lawrence ("High School Musical" franchise).  Digital albums are available today.

The release of Music from ZOMBIES and Music from Descendants marks the first time original score albums have been released from Disney Channel franchises.  Steven Vincent, vice president of Music and Soundtracks, Disney Channel said, "The score is integral to a movie's success because it elevates the heart, comedy, and overall spirit of the story." Vincent continues, "We're thrilled to be showcasing the work of these immensely talented composers with the special soundtrack release and helping kids and families appreciate the art form even more." 


On creating the score for ZOMBIES, composers George S. Clinton and Amit May Cohn said, "One of the main reasons we loved working on the Zombies movies for Disney Channel is that the filmmakers approached it like a feature film and did not condescend. It's a fun and very creative process; scoring the Zombies movies for Disney Channel was a blast!"  Watch the featurette with George S. Clinton and Amit May Cohn.

Descendants composer David Lawrence commented, "Composing the scores for the Descendants Trilogy was a dream come true for me. Good vs. evil and true love winning out at the end...what more could a composer wish for?!"

About ZOMBIES

"ZOMBIES" premiered in February 2018 and delivered over 12.8 million viewers including 4.0 million Kids 6-11 in its first 10 telecasts. "ZOMBIES" was Disney Channel's #1 video-on-demand property and was the #1 title in the DisneyNOW app for 2018. Its videos on DisneyMusicVEVO have amassed over 584 million views. The movie soundtrack debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Children's chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack chart, #2 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #3 on the iTunes album chart.  "ZOMBIES 2" debuted in February and was the #1 cable telecast of 2020 to-date (excluding sports/news programming) with nearly 5 million Total Viewers 2+.  Replays of the movie are strong performers on Disney Channel linear, Video On Demand and DisneyNOW and it ranks in the Top 5 TV Chart on Apple iTunes. Its videos on DisneyMusicVEVO have amassed over 542 million views. Its 10-song soundtrack reached #1 on iTunes Soundtrack chart and the song "Someday" ("ZOMBIES") performed by Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly is certified gold.

About Descendants

"Descendants," "Descendants 2" and "Descendants 3" ranked as the #1 cable movie among kids and tweens in 2015, 2017 and 2019, respectively. All three "Descendants" soundtracks reached #1 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart, and the "Descendants" and "Descendants 2" soundtracks are gold certified.  The hit song "Ways To Be Wicked" ("Descendants 2") performed by the cast and the most recent hit "Queen of Mean" ("Descendants 3") performed by Sarah Jefferey are certified platinum.  In addition, five singles from the soundtracks are certified gold.  To date, "Descendants" video content has amassed over 5 billion views across YouTube and DisneyMusicVEVO.

About George S. Clinton

George S. Clinton is an award winning composer who has scored over 100 films, most notably "Austin Powers International Man of Mystery" and it's blockbuster sequels; Disney's hit "Santa Clause" sequels; "Mortal Kombat" 1 & 2; "Wild Things"; "Red Shoe Diaries"; John Water's "A Dirty Shame"; the Emmy Award winning "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee"; and Disney's "Zombies" and "Zombie's 2" (co-scored with Amit May Cohen).

About Amit May Cohen

Amit May Cohen is a Los Angeles based composer for film and TV, best known for Disney Channel's ZOMBIES 2 which she co-composed with George S. Clinton (Austin Powers, The Santa Clause). She has worked as an additional composer and/or orchestrator on projects including Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019), Valley Girl (2018), SWAT (2017-2020), The Sinner (2018-2020), and the Australian Academy Award nominated documentary In My Blood It Runs (2019). Her score for the short film Wrestling Za'atari (2016) earned her Best Score nominations in both the Milan and London International Filmmaker Festivals.

About David Lawrence

David Lawrence was born in New York City, raised in Los Angeles and is the son of iconic entertainers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé. Emmy nominated for his work on Disney's "Descendants" and two-time recipient of the ASCAP Award for Most Performed Film Score, Lawrence's most recent work includes Disney's "Descendants 3," the new Netflix series "Julie and the Phantoms" and his first solo album "Nosotros," a tribute to his mother.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL: THE SOUNDTRACK"


Walt Disney Records releases the soundtrack to the Disney+ "High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special," premiering Friday, December 11 on the streaming service.  The digital soundtrack is available today for download.

The trailer includes a preview of "The Perfect Gift," a new song from the highly anticipated second season of the series, written and performed by Joshua Bassett ("High School Musical: The Musical: The Series").

In addition to "The Perfect Gift," the soundtrack and special will provide fans a sneak peek of "Something In The Air," the first major musical number from the upcoming second season of the series, which has been "Certified Fresh" by Rotten Tomatoes.

"High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special" will also feature Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders sharing their childhood holiday memories, best - and most embarrassing! - gifts, favorite traditions and family photos.

The hugely successful soundtrack from season one of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," currently available on all streaming services (LINK), yielded nearly three-quarters of a billion audio and video streams, as well as its first gold (U.S., Norway, Sweden, Australia) and platinum (Ireland, Canada) single for "All I Want," written and performed by Rodrigo.


"High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special" is executive-produced by "High School Musical:  The Musical: The Series" creator and executive producer Tim Federle (Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated "Ferdinand") and Ashley Edens ("Dancing With The Stars").  The series has been "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes as measured by a consensus of reviews by top critics and audience members, and recently received the 2020 GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Kids & Family Programming."

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney's Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney's incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.

Disney Music Group is home to Walt Disney Records, Hollywood Records, Disney Music Publishing, Buena Vista Records, and Disney Concerts.  In addition to the labels' genre-spanning rosters and its rich catalog of classic and enduring music, DMG also releases film and television soundtracks such as the chart-topping "Frozen 2" and "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Emmy®-winning "The Mandalorian," Oscar®-winning "Coco" and "Moana" soundtracks, and the Oscar and Grammy®-winning "Frozen" soundtrack.  Upcoming titles include "The Mandalorian" Season 2 and "Soul."  To stream classic Disney hits, please visit: http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Masterworks: "HOME ALONE" 30th Anniversary music by John Williams


Sony Music Masterworks celebrates the 30th anniversary of Chris Columbus’ classic hit film HOME ALONE and its well-loved soundtrack by the legendary film composer JOHN WILLIAMS. Originally released alongside the 1990 film, the soundtrack was nominated for two Academy Awards® upon its release, with the film’s theme “Somewhere in My Memory” becoming an instant classic in the cannon of both film and Christmas music. Coinciding with the November 16, 1990 release of the film, Sony Music Masterworks will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film and its instantly recognizable music by Williams this month – listen here.


“ONE OF MY GREAT JOYS WAS BEING GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPOSE THE MUSIC FOR CHRIS COLUMBUS’ MAGICAL FILM HOME ALONE. I’M DELIGHTED THAT NOW, AFTER 30 YEARS BEFORE THE PUBLIC, IT HAS EARNED ITS PLACE AS A PERENNIAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC ENJOYED BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.” – HOME ALONE COMPOSER JOHN WILLIAMS

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Masterworks: "THE CROWN: SEASON FOUR" music by Martin Phipps


Sony Music today announces the November 20 release of THE CROWN: SEASON 4 (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) with music by BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer MARTIN PHIPPS (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders). Available for preorder now, the album features music written by Phipps for the fourth season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix Original Series. Making its debut alongside the highly-anticipated Season 4 premiere last night was the lead single to the soundtrack – listen to “Fairytale” here.


Of the soundtrack, composer MARTIN PHIPPS says, "In Season 4, the world of our middle aged characters is blown apart by the arrival of Princess Diana. I wanted to represent this bombshell in the music, culminating in Episode 5 when Australia goes nuts for Diana and the score switches to a brash, technicolor electronic palette. We are also in the ‘80s throughout the season, so the score is sprinkled with retro synth elements. Peter Morgan (showrunner/general maestro) was clear that he also wanted a strong sense of musical continuity with Season 3, so I updated many of our familiar, more orchestral themes from previous episodes. One of my favorite scenes is the reuse of the Simple Harp theme, as Diana returns triumphant from shooting a stag during her ‘Balmoral tests.’ I hope you enjoy the new series, and its score, as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Phipps reprises his role as the show’s composer following a successful third season in 2019, for which he notably garnered his sixth career Emmy® Award nomination in the category of “Music Composition for a Series.” Available everywhere now, his Season 3 Soundtrack received widespread critical acclaim, with The Los Angeles Times noting, “He accompanied Queen Elizabeth’s middle-age years, and the national tragedies and personal tribulations she encountered, with pulsing electronics, men’s choir and opulent orchestration that was simultaneously grave and groovy.” Phipps has continued to expand his influence and sound with each subsequent score.

As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30. As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain's first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.

Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown‘s fourth season also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles, Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, Georgie Glen as Lady Fermoy, Tom Byrne as Prince Andrew, Angue Imrie as Prince Edward, and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.

Coming from a musical background (he is Benjamin Britten’s godson), Martin read drama at Manchester University. Fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama, Eureka Street, in 2002, he has won 2 BAFTAs and 5 Ivor Novello Awards, and gone on to write music for many of the most interesting series of recent years, including the BBC's War and Peace, Hugo Blick’s Black Earth Rising, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror. Martin most recently scored season 4 of the Left Bank Pictures/Netflix series, The Crown.

Having recently moved into film, Martin’s credits include the Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds movie Woman In Gold (scored with Hans Zimmer), Fox Searchlight’s The Aftermath, starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, Harry Brown and Brighton Rock.

Martin recently set up Mearl, a project to facilitate collaborating with other artists and composers, as well as a platform for developing his own material. Peaky Blinders was the first soundtrack written under this name, scored with a band of musicians from Radiohead’s new Laundry Studios in London Fields. Two recent feature films were also written under this title.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracks.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "SPECIES II" (EXPANDED) music by Edward Shearmur


Intrada's latest release from the MGM catalog features Edward Shearmur's 1998 score to Species II, the sequel to the successful 1995 film Species. Species II represented a leap for Shearmur, as his career began just a few years earlier. This genre sequel brought him his largest project to date. Director Peter Medak and Sheamur agreed not to follow the musical language set by composer Christopher Young in the first film and take a more traditional approach. Featuring large orchestra and layers of electronics, Shearmur delivered a rousingly scary and sensual score. In what seems a rare occurrence these days, the well-spotted film features the finished score as originally intended by the composer with little to no deviation. For the composer, the score was a step towards even bigger projects, including the stunning music for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and The Count of Monte Cristo. And for the rest of the world, a new sci-fi horror score arrived to thrill.


The original release on TVT Records featured less than half of Shearmur's score, clocking in at 30 minutes, whereas this release features over 70 minutes. Robert Fernandez created a crisp and vibrant mix of the original sessions, now featured in its entirety on this new Intrada album.

In the film, astronaut Patrick Ross (Justin Lazard) returns from Mars a hero, but also infected with alien DNA. Back on Earth, he works his irresistible glamor into a host of instantly newborn sons, all waiting to metamorphosize into world-destroying aliens. Earth’s only salvation is Sil, now reborn as “Eve,” once again played by Natasha Henstridge, but now in a more sympathetic, if no less dangerously reprised, form to help save the world.

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For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Species II soundtrack page.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Music: "The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials - Series Two" music by Lorne Balfe


Silva Screen digitally released the second volume of the highly successful 2019 concept album as an introduction to His Dark Materials Series Two music. Composed by Lorne Balfe, the album presents the newly composed principal themes from Series Two. ‘’Writing the score for season two was a fantastic experience due to being able to delve into the musical world of Cittàgazze.” says Lorne. “Recording the score had its challenges due to COVID. Musicians and singers from Inverness , Cardiff, London, Vienna and Bulgaria contributed to this season's soundtrack and made the music come alive.’’

The series will return to BBC One on Sunday, November 8th at 8.00pm and to HBO on Monday, November 16th at 9pm . Series 2 is based on The Subtle Knife, the second book in Philip Pullman’s trilogy. Dafne Keen is back as Lyra Belacqua alongside Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter and Lin Manuel-Miranda as Lee Scoresby. Also returning for series two is Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Joe Tandberg as Lorek Byrnison and Helen McCrory as Stelmaria. Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp, Andrew Scott, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby.

Lorne Balfe (Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Lego Batman Movie, Churchill) is a Grammy Award winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them. Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.

His Dark Materials Series Two is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. [http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Masterworks: THE PIANO GUYS - NEW ALBUM "10"


Having spent the last decade together releasing chart-topping music, debuting stunningly original music videos and touring in sold-out venues across the globe, THE PIANO GUYS will celebrate their tenth anniversary as a group with the release of their tenth new album 10, out November 20 from Sony Music Masterworks. Available for preorder now, the 2-disc album reflects on The Piano Guys’ greatest career moments thus far with 15 newly-remastered fan-favorite tracks from the past decade as well as introduces their next chapter with 7 brand new songs and 6 tracks never-before-released on CD. The latest release is “Für Elise Jam,” which infuses elements of classical, rock and jazz – listen here. Also out now is newly-recorded rendition of the chart-topping hit “You Say,” which combines Lauren Daigle’s uplifting ballad with Beethoven’s “Sonata Pathétique” to create a rich mosaic of strings and piano. Filmed amidst the gorgeous scenery of their home state of Utah, The Piano Guys share the music video for “You Say” – watch here.


Over the course of the past decade, The Piano Guys have reached a series of unprecedented milestones on an unbelievable journey around the globe. Among countless memories, the gold-selling Utah quartet—Jon Schmidt [pianist, songwriter], Steven Sharp Nelson [cellist, songwriter], Paul Anderson [producer, videographer], and Al van der Beek [music producer, songwriter]—could cite gravity-defying performances on a speeding train, playing under the shadows of international wonders a la The Great Wall of China, or gracing world-famous stages such as Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Sydney Opera House, and beyond. Now, the group’s new full-length album, 10 [Sony Music Masterworks], reflects on these moments with a collection of 15 fan favorites as it also looks ahead with 7 brand new songs and 6 tracks never-before-released on CD.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

T-65b Records: "THE PATHLESS" music by Austin Wintory


T-65b Records releases The Pathless Original Video Game Soundtrack by BAFTA Award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory (ABZÛ, Journey), available today for purchase and streaming. The Pathless, a mythic adventure game developed by Giant Squid and published by Annapurna Interactive, is now available digitally as a PlayStation 5 launch title, as well as PlayStation 4 and PC via the Epic Games Store for $39.99. The game is also available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV via Apple Arcade, Apple’s $4.99/month game subscription service that includes a one-month free trial. Fans can also look forward to its European PlayStation 5 release on November 19.
 
The album was recorded around the world with over 100 musicians fusing Wintory’s breathtaking orchestral arrangements with musical traditions, instruments, and vocalizations from a variety of countries — a “global jam band” (as Wintory puts it) including Tuva, Scandinavia, China, Eastern Europe, Mongolia, Appalachia, Western Africa, and hints of the Middle East. Each track embraces this unplaceable sound, seeming to come from some timeless, non-existent mythical people - a worldwide combination of cultures and soundscapes harmonizing as one to immerse players in the adventurous realms of The Pathless.
 
Speaking on writing the score for The Pathless, Wintory remarked, "It speaks to Matt [Nava]'s vision and especially the fact that, for all of the game’s grandeur and epic set pieces, the music is surprisingly intimate much of the time.”
 
Wintory went on to express his gratitude to everyone who recorded for the soundtrack, “As always with my writing, the performers are the heart and soul, but that's especially true in this case. Collaborating with the fabulous Tuvan trio of the Alash Ensemble yielded the backbone over which all the rest of the score is mounted. Between their effortless musicianship and the talents of the small army that followed them (104 musicians in total!), it might be fair to say that this is the most personally expressive score I've ever written."
 

Developed by the award-winning team behind ABZÛ, The Pathless sees players take on the role of the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. The Hunter must forge a connection with an eagle companion to hunt corrupted spirits, being careful to not become the hunted. Players will explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins and be tested in epic battles. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance.
 
Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid are releasing two physical editions of The Pathless for PlayStation 5 on December 8. The Day One Edition is available for pre-order at retailers around the world via distribution from Skybound Games and the iam8bit Exclusive Edition is available for pre-order at iam8bit.com. In early 2021, Annapurna Interactive, Giant Squid, and iam8bit will also release a vinyl soundtrack for The Pathless, with music by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, also available for pre-order at iam8bit.com.
 
Also in the works is a second album for The Pathless due out shortly, taking the extensive interactive music which accompanies the player's free wanderings on the island and makes a lengthy meditative album of its own. More information to come.
  
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MILAN RECORDS CONTINUES ONGOING PARTNERSHIP WITH COLIN STETSON RELEASING NEW TITLES FROM THE ACCLAIMED SAXOPHONIST, SONGWRITER & COMPOSER’S CATALOGUE OF FILM AND TELEVISION SCORE TITLES

Milan Records today announces the latest in an ongoing partnership with GRAMMY® Award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer COLIN STETSON, releasing three new titles from the acclaimed artist’s catalogue of film and television scores.  Available for the first time today are COLOR OUT OF SPACE (MORE MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE), THE WAR SHOW (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) and DELIVER US (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK).  The new titles follow Milan Records’ previous releases for Stetson’s scores for 2018 horror film Hereditary, this year’s Nicolas Cage-starrer Color Out of Space and the National Geographic series Barkskins. 
 

COLOR OUT OF SPACE (MORE MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE) follows the January release of Color Out Of Space (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and features never-before-released score music written by Stetson for the sci-fi thriller based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft and starring Nicolas Cage.  Color Out Of Space tells the story of Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family, who after a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farmstead, find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare. 


THE WAR SHOW (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) is an album of music written by Stetson for the 2016 documentary film, which was selected as an Official Selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.  The War Show follows Syrian radio host Obaidah Zytoon and captures the fate of Syria through the intimate lens of a small circle of friends and journalists. Beginning with peaceful Arab Spring protests in 2011, The War Show offers a four-year, ground-level look at how the country spiraled into bloody civil war.


DELIVER US (ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) is an album of music written by Stetson for the Danish series, an edgy psychological drama created by Christian Torpe and Marie Østerbye.  Deliver Us follows five people in a small Danish town who join forces and plan the perfect murder of the local town psycho who is terrorizing the community, only to realize that once you start playing God, it’s easy to end up as the Devil.

ABOUT COLIN STETSON... Colin Stetson, born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player before eventually settling in Montreal in 2007. Over the years he has worked extensively with a wide range of bands and musicians, including Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and The National.

Stetson has developed an utterly unique voice as a soloist, principally on saxophone and clarinet. His astounding physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can sound like. He is at home in the avant-jazz tradition of pushing the boundaries through circular breathing and embouchure, and his noise/drone/minimalist sound encompasses genres like dark metal, post-rock and contemporary electronics.

More recently, Stetson has focused on scoring a number of original soundtracks, including Lavender (2016), which he co-scored with Sarah Neufeld, A24 production Hereditary (2018) and Hulu series The First (2018). He also contributed to the score for award-winning game Red Dead Redemption II (2018) and is set to score the new Adult Swim anime miniseries Uzumaki, an adaptation of Junji Ito’s renowned horror manga, which arrives in 2020.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "TENET" 2CD/3 VINYL music by Ludwig Göransson


WaterTower Music has today released the Tenet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition], the soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi action spectacle Tenet. This deluxe album features music from Academy- and Grammy Award-winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, The Mandalorian), and features the original song “The Plan” by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated recording artist Travis Scott, and produced by Göransson, Wondagurl and Scott. 
 
 The 20- track deluxe version of the soundtrack is now available on 2CD and digitally, with a triple vinyl version, releasing January 22, 2021, now available for pre-order. The triple vinyl and double CD configurations both include 2 new bonus tracks not included on the original soundtrack release; along with liner notes from Christopher Nolan and Ludwig Göransson. A digital version of the soundtrack is now also available for streaming and purchase and includes all 20 tracks.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "THE UNDOING" music by Evgueni and Sacha Galperine


WaterTower Music is pleased to announce today’s release of  The Undoing (Soundtrack from the HBO® Original Series), the album featuring music from the HBO limited series from Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier (“The Night Manager”) and the Emmy®-winning creator of “Big Little Lies,” David E. Kelley. The Undoing stars Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) and Emmy® nominee Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”), and the soundtrack features Kidman’s notably striking performance of the classic jazz standard “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” from the show, joining a distinguished group of performers who have recorded the song over the years.
 
Additionally, the album features new original score from composer brothers Evgueni and Sacha Galperine, whose merged respective talents, remarkably expansive musical palette, and cinematic passion and knowledge combine to put forth distinctive musicality, forged by fraternal bond.
 
The Undoing (Soundtrack from the HBO® Original Series) is now available digitally, and the track list is as follows:
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "GODFALL" (Video Game) music by Ben MacDougall


Milan Records today announced the release of GODFALL (MUSIC FROM THE VIDEO GAME) by composer Ben MacDougall. Available everywhere Friday, November 13, the album features music from the history-making Sony PlayStation 5 launch title and groundbreaking fantasy-action, roleplaying game.  Making its debut alongside today’s announcement is Godfall’s main theme song, “Aperion’s Champion,” which can be heard here.  Godfall releases in stores and online in tandem with the global arrival of the new PlayStation 5 system starting on Thursday, November 12.

Of the soundtrack, composer BEN MACDOUGALL says, “I’m thrilled that the musical experience of Godfall is going to be available both in and outside of the game, and to be partnering with Milan Records on it is awesome. Whether it’s the sweeping cinematic moments, the heart-pounding combat sequences, or the music denoting the incredible world of Aperion that draws you in, writing this score was an amazing journey.”

The album features 40 tracks, capturing the spirit of action and adventure at the heart of Godfall. Granting an early glimpse of the album’s breadth and scope, audiences enjoyed a preview of the sweeping score in Sony’s Godfall – Cinematic Intro: The Fall | PS5 video. Within a month, it generated 725K YouTube views and counting. Prior to this score, MacDougall cemented himself as a dynamic musical voice in visual media with credits ranging from video games such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to numerous theatrical campaigns and TV shows.

Godfall is a brand-new, next-gen looter-slasher, set in a bright fantasy universe filled with heroic knights and arcane magic.  Embark on adventure in a fantasy action RPG that utilizes high-impact third-person melee combat to engage players as they hunt for loot, don legendary armour sets and defeat vicious enemies. Face challenging missions that reward you with head-turning loot as you vanquish the armies that stand against you.

Ben MacDougall is a prolific composer for film, TV and video games, who most recently wrote the original fantasy score for Sony PlayStation 5 launch title, GODFALL. His rich and diverse portfolio enjoys airtime on prime-time networks and has been featured on high-profile global TV events such as the Olympics and Academy Awards as well as countless franchises, campaigns and AAA studio projects. A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, Ben is based in Los Angeles, California.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE CLOUDS" music by Brian Tyler


The "Clouds" Original Score Soundtrack, featuring music composed by Brian Tyler, is available today at digital retail providers.  Directed by Justin Baldoni ("Five Feet Apart"), "Clouds" is streaming now on Disney+.

The score was produced by Tyler and Nathan Alexander.  In addition to contributing vocals on select tracks, Tyler also plays guitar, bass, drums, percussion and piano on all 20 tracks.

"Brian is one of the most kind, talented and intuitive composers in the world and working with him on 'Clouds' has been a dream. Despite all the obstacles the pandemic and lockdown presented, Brian overcame and found a way to create one of the most beautiful, raw and ethereal scores I have ever heard. I will forever be in debt to the delicacy and care to which he handled our film and Zach's musical legacy," said "Clouds" director Justin Baldoni.

Reflecting on his work on the film Tyler said, "Composing the score for 'Clouds' was truly one of the most incredible and personal experiences of my life. It meant so much to me to honor the life of Zach Sobiech, an amazing human being and blossoming songwriter that was taken from us too soon after succumbing to cancer at age 17. I wanted to channel the spirit of Zach in the music that would accompany the film telling the story of Zach's life and that was no small task. I reached for inspiration from his own original music while wanting to compose a score that perhaps he would have written if he lived on and perhaps became a film composer. I found myself composing for echoing bells, cascading pianos, canopies of analog synth pads, and atmospheric guitars. One of the most important aspects of the music was my most human instrument: my own voice, which I utilized as a main textural component reverberating through the entire score. I can't say enough about our brilliant director Justin Baldoni who told Zach's story with such heart. At the end of the process, I realized I had written my most emotionally personal score. Working on this film was an experience that will be with me forever."

Inspired by an incredible true story, "Clouds" is a vibrant ode to the life of singer/songwriter Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus). Zach is a seventeen-year-old, fun-loving student with raw musical talent living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At the start of his senior year, he is ready to take on the world, however when he receives the news that the disease has spread, he and his best friend and songwriting partner, Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter), decide to spend Zach's limited time following their dreams. With the help of Zach's mentor and teacher, Mr. Weaver (Lil Rel Howery), Zach and Sammy are given the chance of a lifetime and are offered a record deal. Along with the support of the love of his life, Amy (Madison Iseman) and his parents, Rob and Laura (Tom Everett Scott and Neve Campbell); Zach embarks on an unforgettable journey about friendship, love and the power of music.

"Clouds" is directed by Justin Baldoni and produced by Andrew Lazar, Justin Baldoni and Casey La Scala. Kara Holden wrote the screenplay with a story by Casey La Scala & Patrick Kopka and Kara Holden. The movie is produced by Wayfarer Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures and Mad Chance / La Scala Films.

Brian Tyler is a multiple BAFTA and Emmy Award nominee and has been a composer and conductor on over 70 feature films. Tyler's scoring credits include Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," James Wan's "Furious 7," and F. Gary Gray's "Fate of the Furious" as well as others in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, 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, James Vanderbilt's "Truth" which stars Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, Justin Baldoni's "Five Feet Apart," Louis Leterrier's "Now You See Me," Jon Chu's "Now You See Me 2," Adam Shankman's "What Men Want," "Ready or Not" directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett,  "Charlie's Angels" directed by Elizabeth Banks and Taylor Sheridan's "Yellowstone" for television.  Upcoming projects include Taylor Sheridan's "Those Who Wish Me Dead," "F9 (Fast & Furious 9)" directed by Justin Lin, "Redeeming Love" directed by DJ Caruso and "Escape Room 2" directed by Adam Robitel.  Alongside Brian's upcoming film projects, he has begun preparations towards unveiling his ambitious project Are We Dreaming, a completely immersive audiovisual experience.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "ROADKILL" music by Harry Escott


Silva Screen Records will digitally release composer Harry Escott’s original score for the new BBC drama Roadkill. Starring Hugh Laurie, the four-part political thriller was written by David Hare (The Hours, The Reader) and directed by _Line of Duty’s Michael Keillor. The thriller follows a self-made, forceful, and charismatic politician whose public and private life is being picked apart by his enemies.

Over the last two decades, Harry Escott has worked with some of the industry’s finest filmmakers composing scores for Eran Creevy’s Shifty, Paddy Considine’s Journeyman, Steve McQueen’s Shame, David Slade’s Hard Candy and Alvaro Delgado’s Retablo. He is known for his long standing relationship with Michael Winterbottom, for whom he has scored several films including A Might Heart, The Face of An Angel and most recently, Greed and with Clio Barnard for whom he has scored all of her films including the forthcoming Ali & Ava.

Away from the screen, Escott’s recent works include a collaboration with the poet Lavinia Greenlaw for her sound installation, Audio Obscura, which won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and O Light Of Light, a reflection on Tallis’ O Nata Lux which was commissioned and performed by Ora Singers.

Harry Escott’s score for Roadkill is a jazzy, small ensemble affair featuring Mercury nominated pianist Kit Downes as leader of the band of world class performers - Martin France on drums, Richard Price on Double Bass, Oliver Pashley on Clarinet and Hugh Wilkinson on Vibraphone. Escott’s jaunty yet slippery themes and chromatic angular waltzes, seem to be purposefully disassociated from the on-screen drama. The music’s role in Roadkill is to heighten our understanding of the central character, the sociopathic politician Peter Laurence, skillfully played by Hugh Laurie.

Roadkill premiered on BBC One, UK on October 18th and is expected to premiere in the U.S. in early 2021 as part of the PBS’ Masterpiece series.

Roadkill is Harry Escott’s 4th release on Silva Screen Records, following Shifty (2009), The Face of An Angel (2015) and River (2015), for which he was awarded the Music and Sound Award for best original TV score in 2016. [Visit http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "2067" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the sci-fi/thriller 2067 on November 17, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray.  2067 stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men Apocalypse, Let Me In) and Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood,” “Sacred Lies”) and is written and directed by Seth Larney (Tombiruo) RLJE Films will release 2067 on DVD and Blu-ray.


By the year 2067, Earth has been ravaged by climate change and humanity is forced to live on artificial oxygen. An illness caused by the synthetic O2 is killing the worlds’ population and the only hope for a cure comes in the form of a message from the future: “Send Ethan Whyte”. Ethan, an underground tunnel worker, is suddenly thrust into a terrifying new world full of unknown danger as he must fight to save the human race.

Check out the trailer: http://youtu.be/kc0YwLFHgQ8
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "TRAIN to BUSAN Presents: PENINSULA" [BLU-RAY/DVD/4K] and the GIVEAWAY!


Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings fans PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world, available early on Digital October 27 in time for Halloween or on  4K Ultra Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD November 24 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

“The stakes are predictably high, the violence unsurprisingly gory and the zombies twitchy, agile and fast” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times) when a former soldier returns to the PENINSULA on a secret mission. When his team encounters survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails. The film stars Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-je, Koo Gyo-hwan, Kim Do-yoon, Lee Re and Lee Ye-won.  Bonus content includes a making-of featurette, interviews with cast & crew and an all-new English dub. TRAIN to BUSAN Presents: PENINSULA makes its debut on the subscription service Shudder in 2021.  


Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
 
This is film and the previous film were both very entertaining if you love those fast zombies. Here is the chance to win your very own BLU-RAY of  "TRAIN to BUSAN Presents: PENINSULA" and how please drop me an email. Answer this question from the trailer "What is the one rule"?

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Unearthed Films: "THE UNTOLD STORY" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Unearthed Films is proud to release, restored for the first time in the US, the most notorious Category 3 film out of Hong Kong... A true masterpiece of horror cinema that once seen, can never be forgotten. Murder is delicious if cooked correctly!

In 1978 in Hong Kong, a grisly murder takes place. Eight years later on a Macao beach, kids discover the severed hands of a fresh victim. A squadron of coarse, happy-go-lucky cops investigate and suspicion falls on Wong Chi Hang, the new owner of The Eight Immortals Restaurant famous for its delicious pork buns. The hands belong to the missing mother of the restaurant's former owner who has disappeared along with the rest of his family. Staff at the restaurant continue to go missing but the police can't find any hard evidence that Wong is responsible. When he can't produce a bill of sale proving his purchase of the restaurant, Wong is arrested and the police try to torture him into a confession. Can they make him talk? And what was in those famous pork buns?


Written by and starring Danny Lee (CITY ON FIRE, DR. LAMB), Anthony Wong (THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT, EBOLA SYNDROME, HARD BOILED) and directed by Herman Yau (EBOLA SYNDROME, TAXI HUNTER). Anthony Wong was awarded the Hong Kong Best Actor Award for his performance in THE EIGHT IMMORTALS RESTAURANT: THE UNTOLD STORY. Unearthed Films is proud to release the most notorious Category 3 film ever produced in Hong Kong! Comedic, intense and downright unforgivable, THE UNTOLD STORY is truly a masterpiece of horror cinema that once seen, can never be forgotten.

Seek this trailer, be disturbed and be prepared to not look at certain things again!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "SILENT RUNNING" [Blu-ray]


The Day The Last Flower Dies on Earth This Incredible Mission Began!  In 1968, visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (The Andromeda Strain, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) contributed to the ground-breaking special photographic effects of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Four years later, he stamped his own indelible mark on the science fiction genre with his mesmerising directorial debut - Silent Running. In the not-so-distant future, Earth is barren of all flora and fauna, with what remains of the planet's former ecosystems preserved aboard a fleet of greenhouses orbiting in space. 
 
When the crews are ordered to destroy the remaining specimens, one botanist, Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern, The 'Burbs), rebels and flees towards Saturn in a desperate bid to preserve his own little piece of Earth that was, accompanied only by the ship's three service robots. Featuring a captivating central performance by Dern, visual effects that rival anything in 2001 and a powerful ecological message, Silent Running is a haunting and prescient sci-fi classic that resonates even more strongly today than it did at the time of its original release.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "HE CAME FROM THE SWAMP: THE WILLIAM GREFE COLLECTION" [Blu-ray Box Set]


Journey into wild world of director William Grefé with a collection from the darkest depths of the Florida everglades!  Killer sharks and human jellyfish and living mummies, oh my! Arrow Video is proud to present the first ever collection of works by William "Wild Bill" Grefé, the maverick filmmaker who braved the deep, dark depths of the Florida everglades to deliver some of the most outrageous exploitation fare ever to go-go dance its way across drive-in screens. Bringing together seven of Grefé's most outlandish features, all new to Blu-ray, He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection packs in a macabre menagerie of demented jellyfish men (Sting of Death), zombified witch doctors (Death Curse of Tartu), homicidal hippies (The Hooked Generation) and seductive matrons (The Naked Zoo) - not to mention the ubiquitous go-go dancing college kids - to create one of the most wildly entertaining box-sets of all time!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BURST CITY" [Blu-ray]


The Asian Cult Cinema Dystopian Punk Rock Musical / Sci-Fi Action Classic! Burst City is an explosive Molotov cocktail of dystopian sci-fi, Mad Max-style biker wars against yakuza gangsters and the police, and riotous performances from members of the real-life Japanese punk bands The Stalin, The Roosters, The Rockers and INU. In a derelict industrial wasteland somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo, two rival punk bands and their unruly mobs of fans gather for a Battle of the Bands-style protest against the construction of a nuclear power plant, bringing them head to head with the yakuza industrialists behind the development of their turf. 
 
This extraordinary celebration of Japan's punk music scene of the early 1980s thrust Sōgo Ishii (now known by the name of Gakuryū Ishii), the underground film-making wunderkind behind such works as Half Human: Einstürzende Neubauten (1986), Angel Dust (1994) and Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001), to the next level and is regularly cited as an early landmark in Japanese cyberpunk cinema.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER" [Blu-ray]


This Cult Classic that combines H.P. Lovecraft with early Sam Raimi and Mystery Science Theater 3000 in one movie!  All aboard! The combined spirits of H.P. Lovecraft, early Sam Raimi and Mystery Science Theater 3000 inhabit this action-packed tale of nautical derring-do and monster mayhem - winner of the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. On the shores of Lake Michigan, the eccentric Captain Seafield (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, who also writes and directs) enlists a colourful crew of misfits in a bid to slay the hellish sea monster that prowls the murky depths. 
 
But as Seafield's obsession with exacting revenge on the creature that killed his father threatens to consume him, can weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy (Erick West), sonar whiz Nedge Pepsi (Beulah Peters) and former N.A.V.Y. - Nautical Athletes and Adventure Yunit - officer Dick Flynn (Daniel Long) hold the show together? Shot in gloriously retro black and white on a shoestring budget, with most of the cast also performing multiple roles behind the camera, Lake Michigan Monster is an inventive, irreverent and riotously entertaining ode to the classic monster movies of yesteryear: an absurdist urban legend guaranteed to appeal to the big kid in all of us.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS" (3-Disc Ltd Ed/4K UHD Blu-ray)


International screen icon Delphine Seyrig (LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD) stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young 'companion' (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Canadian beauty Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen of DARK SHADOWS and CAGNEY & LACEY), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide.


Co-written and directed by Harry Kumel, DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. Blue Underground is now proud to present the uncensored Director's Cut of this classic psycho-sexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, packed with revealing Extras!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLFBOY" music by Nick Urata


Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has known as congenital hypertrichosis - an affliction that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. On his 13th birthday, Paul receives a mysterious gift that compels him to run away and seek out the mother he has never known.

[Aron, IMDB]
 
Born in NY, Nick Urata is best known as founder and front man of the influential band Devotchka. In 2007, the band gained worldwide recognition and a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack of Academy Award winning film, Little Miss Sunshine. Since then, Urata has scored more than 25 films including Paddington, Crazy Stupid Love, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Ruby Sparks, and Focus. Urata recently collaborated with Neil Patrick Harris to create the unforgettable theme song for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as several other original songs performed by the cast.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "AMMONITE" music by Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann


Milan Records today announces the November 13 release of Ammonite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with music by Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann. Available for pre-order now, the album features music written by the duo for director Francis Lee’s critically-acclaimed film starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. Continuing a fruitful creative partnership, the nine-track album features music co-composed by O’Halloran and Bertelmann, who previously teamed on the Academy® Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe® Award-nominated score for 2016’s Lion, A Christmas Carol and more.  Making its debut alongside today’s preorder is the soundtrack’s lead single “Fossils,” a stirringly moving and romantic track – listen here.  Following its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), NEON will open the film in select theaters on Friday, November 13.

Of the soundtrack, composers O’Halloran and Bertelmann say, “Writing music for Ammonite was a smooth and natural process. We already knew from director Francis Lee’s previous work this would be a score full of emotion and restraint. Because the film is a period piece, it also meant finding a tone and instrumentation that would work in this world. The overall length of music recorded is somewhat shorter than our other scores; therefore, we used many natural sounds, so when the pieces arrive, it feels meaningful. We decided for a small chamber group of strings and piano as our palette and worked from there. Francis’s original idea was to find a single piece of music playing in parts and come to a full suite at the end. In some ways, this was how we approached it, save for a few moments of score specific to the scene. We found the strong acting that both Kate and Saoirse brought meant we needed to offer space, and try not to overstep. The last piece of music in the film, during the museum scene, represented a full understanding of the emotions that played out between the two characters.”

Ammonite tells the story of acclaimed self-taught paleontologist Mary Anning, who works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis in the 1840s. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realization that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

Dustin O’Halloran is an American pianist and composer with four acclaimed solo albums under his own name, and is a member of the band A Winged Victory for the Sullen with Adam Wiltzie. He released his first EP for renowned classical musical label Deutsche Grammophon in 2019, with a new album currently in the works, and A Winged Victory For The Sullen released their latest album, The Undivided Five, on Ninja Tune the same year.

O’Halloran’s film career began with Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006), and since then he’s worked on multiple films and TV shows, including Like Crazy (2011) and Breathe In (2013), directed by Drake Doremus and both starring Felicity Jones. He also scored Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle (2018), for whose closing song he collaborated with veteran Scandinavian chart-topper Ane Brun, and George Tillman Jr.’s critically acclaimed The Hate U Give (2018).

He’s the winner of a 2015 Emmy Award for his main title theme to Amazon’s comedy drama Transparent (2014–2017), and was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Critics Choice Award for his score to Lion (2016), written in collaboration with Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka). He also collaborated with Bertelmann to score A Christmas Carol (2019) starring Guy Pearce, Ammonite (2020) starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and The Old Guard (2020) starring Charlize Theron. Other collaborations include with Bryan Senti on the Sky TV series Save Me (2018–).

In addition, he worked as a producer for Katy Perry’s song ‘Into Me You See’ from her 2017 album, Witness, and appears on Leonard Cohen’s 2019 posthumous album, Thanks For The Dance.

Volker Bertelmann is an internationally-acclaimed pianist, composer and experimental musician. His score for Garth Davis’ Oscar-nominated film Lion, which he composed in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran, was nominated for multiple awards: for the 2016 Oscar for Best Original Score, for the 2016 Golden Globes for Best Original Score, for Best Score at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, for Best Original Score-Feature Film at the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and for Best Film Music at the 2016 British Academy Film Awards, or BAFTAs. Since then, Bertelmann has provided music for several leading films and television series. He composed the score for Patrick Melrose, Showtime’s Emmy-and BAFTA nominated mini-series, and for Gunpowder, the HBO mini-series starring Kit Harington. He also composed film scores for Adrift, the 2018 romantic drama directed by Baltasar Kormákur, and, again in collaboration with O’Halloran, for The Art of Racing in The Rain, which is based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein. In 2018, he accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Bertelmann, who in his solo work goes by the name Hauschka, is a uniquely innovative pianist; he is renowned both for his trademark sound, which he achieves by preparing the piano with various small objects, and his ability to improvise entire performances. His output is prodigious: he tours extensively, and has produced over twenty albums and EPs, both solo and in collaboration with others. He has worked, among many others, with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he was the artist in residence, with Múm, the Icelandic experimental musical group, and with the Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Masterworks: "WINTER NIGHT: TRACES IN THE SNOW" music by


Internationally acclaimed cellist Tina Guo has known and worked with Leo Z for many years, but this is their first full collaboration, made remotely at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Guo says: “I thought, maybe this is actually the perfect opportunity to slow down and make some beautiful, mystical music.”

Despite being physically separated, the two artists enjoyed a smooth virtual collaboration, building up a selection of five songs in dark, evocative arrangements.

“Winter is such a vibe,” says Leo Z – “colors are changing, there’s more darkness during the day. We wanted to capture that type of moment that feels almost frozen in time.”

Tina Guo: “I feel like it does sound cohesive, like we’re in this universe together. I think it’s very metaphysical, very spiritual – we’re in this audio and energetic space together, musically. We just never saw each other in person.”

Tracks on the EP include “Scarborough Fair”, “Greensleeves”, and two ancient Christmas carols: “O come, O come Emmanuel” and the Coventry Carol. Tina Guo and Leo Z also perform their version of Arvo Pärt’s Silouan’s Song. In addition to the cello and piano being featured on the album, Guo plays the erhu, an ancient Chinese instrument, and the musicians are joined by Eric Rigler on traditional Celtic instruments including the Uilleann pipes.

The album is marked by the ongoing coronavirus crisis, bringing listeners together as winter approaches, just as it brought the two artists together in their separate home studios. Tina Guo comments: “Making music again felt a little bit more introspective, a little bit more reflective of what’s happening in our world right now.”

ABOUT TINA GUO
Internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Female Artist of the Year-nominated musician Tina Guo has established an international career as a virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and entrepreneur.  

Known for her unique genre-crossing style, she is one of the most recorded solo cellists of all time and can be heard on hundreds of blockbuster film, television, and game soundtracks. She has performed as a classical soloist with orchestras worldwide, and toured as a featured soloist with Hans Zimmer Live since 2016, and in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour in 2011–13. Tina performed with Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber at the Grammy Awards and with Sabaton and Beyond the Black at the world’s biggest Metal Festival: Wacken Open Air 2019 on the Main Stage.  

She is a featured soloist on many soundtracks, including Wonder Woman, The Lion King (2019), and Inception. Tina can also be heard on the soundtracks of Kung Fu Panda 3, Hancock, The Mentalist, Family Guy, commercials for Apple, Under Armour, and many others. Tina has recorded on hundreds of commercial albums with artists such as John Legend, Ciara, 3 Doors Down, and Big K.R.I.T., and performed with Adele, Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, and many more.

In 2016, Tina signed a 4-album exclusive recording contract with Sony Music after self-releasing 9 albums through her own label, and her debut Sony album GAME ON! was released in 2017. Her second full Sony album DIES IRAE will be released Spring 2021.

ABOUT LEO Z
Leo Z is a composer, multi-platinum songwriter-producer, arranger, programmer and pianist, located in Los Angeles. His visionary music creations and services merge depth, spirituality and modernity.

Leo’s works span a diverse range of styles, from the score for Tom Hanks’s futuristic Web-series Electric City (winner of the Streamy Award 2013 as Best Drama) to the dark comedy score for miniseries Supreme Tweeter created by Harry Lloyd; from the upcoming ambient music-driven Austro-Italian mystical drama Abbi Fede (Giorgio Pasotti) to the magic, romantic world of White Shoe by artist Mauro Borrelli.

Born in Bologna, Italy, Leo has performed and recorded with world-class musicians such as Eric Rigler, Tina Guo and Matt Chamberlain. As a music producer and arranger, Leo has collaborated with Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Elisa, Nathan Pacheco, Katherine Jenkins, David Archuleta, and many more.

ABOUT SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
Sony Music Masterworks comprises the imprints Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway. Our artists range from icons to newly developing talents in classical, crossover and adult alternative music, plus new and legendary jazz artists.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "TED LASSO: SEASON 1" music by Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe


WaterTower Music is excited to announce the  digital release of Ted Lasso: Season 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack), featuring music from the Apple Original series starring Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. The acclaimed, global hit comedy series premieres its season finale today on Apple TV+ and has already received a renewal for season two.
 
The music of Ted Lasso: Season 1 is by Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer Marcus Mumford, and award-winning composer Tom Howe, who has scored over 80 Emmy® and BAFTA-winning dramas and documentaries. It is a poignant musical pairing for the buzzworthy series: Mumford, known as the multi-instrumentalist lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons; and Howe, who, in addition to his film & TV projects, has written several international Top 40 hits, as a songwriter.
 
As of today, the tenth and final episode of the first season is now streaming globally on Apple TV+. In the season finale, “The Hope That Kills You,” Richmond plays a climactic match that will determine the fates of Ted and his club.
 
Ted Lasso: Season 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack), features 22 tracks from the show, including the Ted Lasso Theme. Now available for streaming.

Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer along with Bill Wrubel and Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports. Watch now on Apple TV+: apple.co/_TedLasso
 
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]