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Marvel Music/Hollywood Records: "THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER"


Available today, Marvel Music/Hollywood Records releases “Louisiana Hero", the end-credit track from Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier streaming exclusively on Disney+. Music is by composer Henry Jackman (The Comey Rule, Captain America: Civil War). "Louisiana Hero" will be followed by two digital soundtrack releases, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Volume 1 (Episodes 1-3) on April 9 and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Volume 2 (Episodes 3-6) on April 30. Album producers are Kevin Feige, Kari Skogland and Dave Jordan.
 
Commenting on the track, Jackman said, “Composing ‘Louisiana Hero’ was an exciting challenge. The idea was to take the brief heroic melody used for Falcon in the score for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and develop that motif into a fully realized super hero theme. At the same time I wanted to ground the piece by using elements of Southern blues to reflect the fact that Sam/Falcon comes from Louisiana.”  
 
ABOUT THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER
Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.  
 
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier debuted worldwide on Disney+ March 19, 2021 to critical acclaim and was ranked as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend, Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22, and the most watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets.
 
ABOUT HENRY JACKMAN
Henry Jackman has established himself as one of today’s top composers by fusing his classical training with his experience as a successful record producer and creator of electronic music.  
 
“I’ve spent a lot of time working in the record industry,” says Jackman, “and for my money being a film composer is way more fun. You can be working on X-Men, and then a movie set in 17th-century Italy. It’s not about showing off what you think is cool or what you want to hear, but ‘what is this movie about, and what would best serve it?’ That process just leads to strange and remarkable places.”
 
Recent projects include Cherry, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo; Jumanji 2, a continuation of the magical board game adventure story; and Detective Pikachu, following the story of the beloved Pikachu Pokémon character starring Ryan Reynolds. Jackman’s other recent work includes the Oscar®-nominated animated feature film Ralph Breaks the Internet. His diverse credits include Captain America: Civil War, Kong: Skull Island, Captain Phillips, Big Hero 6, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Dino Meneghin: "DOTA: DRAGON'S BLOOD" music by Dino Meneghin


Netflix Original Anime DOTA: Dragon's Blood with a score by composer Dino Meneghin (Teen Wolf, Lore), based on the massively popular online MOBA video game DOTA 2. Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor, Black Sails) serves as series showrunner and executive producer. Renowned Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra, Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender) is responsible for animation, with Ryu Ki Hyun serving as Co-Executive Producer.
 
Although the series is set in the fantasy DOTA universe, the score isn't the kind of sweeping, orchestral music typically found in the genre. Composer Dino Meneghin wanted a different kind of score more akin to Tangerine Dream or the old Heavy Metal cartoons. Meneghin set to work creating an entirely unexpected score for the series driven by synths and oftentimes abstract but still able to pull the emotional weight of the story.
 
Speaking about his experience working on the series, Meneghin said, "DOTA has been one of the best musical experiences of my career so far. Ashley Miller, Netflix, and Studio MIR were collaborative, open-minded, and willing to take chances with the score. Getting a chance to dive so deeply into a world loved by so many players and fans has been an incredible experience, and I hope the viewers will see and hear how much love we put into it."

DOTA: Dragon's Blood tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined. The series is based on the hugely successful global video-game franchise DOTA 2 by Valve.
 
ABOUT DINO MENEGHIN... Dino is best known for his television score for MTV’s Teen Wolf, adapted from the classic Michael J. Fox films, as well as several episodes of the hit Amazon Prime Original horror anthology series Lore. He also wrote the abstract electrosynth score for the Netflix Original Anime DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, based on the massively popular online video game DOTA 2.
 
In addition to his work in television, Meneghin also scored SNL alumni Taran Killan’s action comedy feature film Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the short films The Tow and Prom.  Originally from Northern California, at the age of 18, Dino moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California. After graduating, he went on to work as a guitarist with artists including Beyoncé, Robin Thicke, Liz Phair, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé.
 
Dino lives and works in Malibu with his wife, son, and two pit bulls – all of whom think he has an unhealthy obsession with synthesizers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Netflix: "SECRET MAGIC CONTROL AGENCY" music by Gabriel Hays


Today, Netflix releases the new animated film Secret Magic Control Agency with a score by Gabriel Hays (Disney's Star Darlings). The animated feature comes from Wizart Animation and CTB Film Company.
 
Combining the unlikely music of fantasy and spy genres, Hays created an epic score full of adventure, discovery, uncertainty, and MAGIC.
 
"As a fan of classic spy movies and great fantasy movies - as well as their scores - I was quite drawn to the blending of the two genres in Secret Magic Control Agency,” Hays said about composing for the film. “It’s pretty unexplored territory. From a musical perspective, I was excited to figure out how to blend the swagger of spy movies with the whimsy of fairytales. I had a lot of fun pulling them together.”
 
Hays adds, “The extra twist that I was especially excited about was that the top agent at the SMCA was Gretel. I mean seriously, what’s cooler than a female secret agent? My two daughters would certainly agree. Until we get a Jane Bond, we have Gretel at the SMCA."

BTS Recording Session Videos:
https://youtu.be/2asIQXvhFME
https://youtu.be/IQ8mHdX9WlQ
https://youtu.be/IP141TfdzGI
 
Secret Magic Control Agency follows Hansel and Gretel of fairy tale fame — now acting as secret agents — using magic, clever thinking and teamwork on a mission to find a missing king.

Gabriel Hays is a composer, songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles.  
 
Fascinated by blurring genres and twisting sounds, his music pulls on his experiences writing chamber music and playing divey clubs. He loves combining elements of the orchestra with tactile soundscapes created by an ever-growing collection of synths, vintage instruments and processors.  
He is most well-known for writing music for animation including numerous Disney projects such as the As Told By Emoji series, Star Darlings and Whisker Haven. He has also contributed music to numerous other animated series, including Puppy Dog Pals (Disney), Pickle and Peanut (Disney), We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network) and Voltron (Dreamworks) among others.
 
On the dramatic side Gabriel has written for films, TV shows and documentaries including Half the Sky (PBS), A Path Appears (PBS) 7 Deadly Sins (Showtime) and Travis (Amazon) among many others.
 
Beyond music for media, Gabriel is a co-founder of the Images Salon series which had their debut concert featuring the fantastic Lyris Quartet on March 2, 2020 right before everything changed.  Gabriel debuted his dynamic new piece there’s not even enough room to be anywhere.  
 
In addition to his work as a composer, Gabriel has worked with a wide variety of producers, artists and songwriters including Akoya Afrobeat, Gabriel Roth, Joe Blaney, The Batterie, Chris Lind, Mieka Pauley as well as his own Shortwave Sunshine.  
 
He got his start in film scoring in Los Angeles working as an assistant and arranger at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions.
 
Originally from Santa Fe, NM, Gabriel has an MFA in composition from NYU and a BM from Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "The Monstrous Citadel: Chronicles of Amicae #2" - Mirah Bolender


The Monstrous Citadel is the sequel to Mirah Bolender's City of Broken Magic—a fast-paced, adventure fantasy where a bomb squad defuses the magic weapons of a long forgotten war.

Amicae, City of Sweepers, survived the Falling Infestation which nearly destroyed it thanks to the efforts of Laura and Okane. While the ancient monsters have been beaten back for the moment, new and more monstrous dangers face them in the form of belligerent bureaucracy, dangerous gangs, grasping Sweepers bent on personal glory . . .

And Rex, the City of Kings, who breed their own kind of monstrosity.

Laura and Okane must go to Rex to reclaim the secret weaponry that keeps Amicae safe and come face to face with a horrifying truth about the Rex and their designs on all of Orien's cities.

Chronicles of Amicae
City of Broken Magic
The Monstrous Citadel
Fortress of Magi

MIRAH BOLENDER graduated with majors in creative writing and art in May 2014. A lifelong traveler, she has traveled and studied overseas, most notably in Japan, and these experiences leak into her work. Her debut novel, and first in her Amicae Chronicles, is City of Broken Magic. She currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "THE RECKONING" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural will release the horror film, THE RECKONING on DVD and Blu-ray on April 6, 2021.

THE RECKONING stars Charlotte Kirk (Ocean’s Eight, Vice, How To Be Single), Joe Anderson (Across The Universe, The Crazies), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game, “The Tudors”) and Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Equilibrium). The film was directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday), who co-wrote the film alongside Kirk, (making her feature screenwriting debut), and Edward Evers-Swindell (Dark Signal). RLJE Films and Shudder will release THE RECKONING on DVD  and Blu-ray.


In THE RECKONING, after losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

Check Out the Trailer: https://youtu.be/xR0Dj3jcCOM
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Freestyle Digital Media: "WITNESS INFECTION", Takes a Bite Out of Audiences March 30


Freestyle Digital Media has announced the cable, satellite and Digital HD release of Witness Infection, from filmmaking team Carlos Alazraqui and Jill-Michele Melean and director Andy Palmer.  The festival favorite living dead comedy will be available March 30th on a number of digital and cable platforms.

Carlos Alazraqui ("Rocko's Modern Life", Spyro the Dragon, "The Fairly OddParents") co-wrote the film and stars, alongside fellow voice actors Tara Strong ("Teen Titans", "Rugrats", "The Powerpuff Girls"), and Maurice LaMarche ("Pinky and the Brain", "Futurama", "Hey Arnold").  The cast also includes co-writer Jill-Michele Melean ("MadTV", White/Latina), Robert Belushi ("How I Met Your Mother", Sorority Row), Bret Ernst ("Cobra Kai"), Erinn Hayes ("Children's Hospital", "Medical Police", "Kevin Can Wait"), Monique Coleman (the High School Musical franchise, "Dancing With the Stars"), and Joseph D. Reitman ("Happy!", Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back). 


Witness Infection was produced by Alazraqui, Melean and Warner Davis. Andy Palmer (Camp Cold Brook) directed. "I'm so excited for the release of my third feature collaboration with Carlos Alazraqui. And the fact that he and Jill-Michele Melean trusted me to bring one of their scripts, Witness Infection, to life makes it all the more special,” said filmmaker Andy Palmer. “I'm extremely proud of Witness Infection, and hopefully we do for eating sausages from a questionable looking food truck what Jaws did for swimming."

Witness Infection premiered at the 2020 HA Comedy Arts Festival and went on to screen at festivals around the world, picking up awards for Best Feature at HorrorHound and the Die Laughing Film Festival, Best Director at Die Laughing and the Frostbite Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Envy Award the Sin Film Festival.

trailer: https://youtu.be/BCZxdM_NS7g
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "DONNIE DARKO" [4K UHD]


28 Days. 6 Hours. 42 Minutes 12 Seconds... That is When the World Will End.  Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as "The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick", Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast - pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and television favorite Noah Wyle - and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "DEATH HAS BLUE EYES" [Blu-ray]


Love Was Her Need. Murder her deed. Death Has Blue Eyes is a gripping paranormal action thriller with shades of giallo from the director of the cult classic video nasty Island of Death (1976).

When local gigolo Chess (Chris Nomikos) greets his vacationing friend Bob Kovalski (Peter Winter) at Athens airport, the pair embark on a string of scams and erotic dalliances that eventually lead them into contact with an elegant wealthy woman, Geraldine Steinwetz (Jessica Dublin), and her glamorous daughter Christine (Maria Aliferi). Geraldine blackmails the two cheeky bachelor boys into acting as bodyguards for Christine, whom it transpires has telepathic abilities and has had her eye on them for some time. After fleeing from a series of assassination attempts, it soon becomes clear that Geraldine herself might not be quite whom she seems, as the two young men find themselves caught up in a political conspiracy of international dimensions. In his debut feature, maverick filmmaker Nico Mastorakis presents us with a generous meze of non-stop car, bike and helicopter chases, a bevy of beautiful girls with guns, psychic thrills and Cold War political intrigue set against the picturesque landscapes of 70s Greece, all presented for the very first time in a new HD master in both widescreen and full-frame versions.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "A GHOST AWAITS" [BLU-RAY]


An ingeniously unique and unpredictable combo of horror, humor and heart, A Ghost Waits is a DIY labor of love years in the making from first-time writer/director Adam Stovall and producer/star MacLeod Andrews. Tasked with renovating a neglected rental home, handyman Jack (MacLeod Andrews, They Look Like People, Doctor Sleep) quickly finds out why the tenants keep leaving in droves - this house is haunted. The ghost in question is Muriel (Natalie Walker), herself employed from beyond the veil to keep the home vacant. Against the odds, Jack and Muriel find they have a lot in common... pulse notwithstanding. 
 
Having found a kindred spirit in an otherwise lonely existence, they must fight for their newfound affection as pressure mounts for them each to fulfill their "cross-purposes". From its opening spectral assault to its achingly poignant conclusion - as well as a witty depiction of afterlife bureaucracy in the vein of Beetlejuice and A Matter of Life and Death - A Ghost Waits has shocked and surprised audiences around the world, and now makes its home video debut stacked with insightful bonus features that take you inside the process of creating this phantasmagorical monochrome marvel
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "SWITCHBLADE SISTERS" [Blu-Ray]


From Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and The Swinging Cheerleaders comes another iconic cult classic, Switchblade Sisters!

Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of inner city girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) moves into the neighborhood. Mistrust and conflict turn to friendship as the girls end up in Juvenile Detention together at the mercy of abusive guards. Meanwhile, The Dagger Debs' male counterparts The Silver Daggers have to contend with the arrival of a new gang, led by the villainous Crabs (Chase Newhart). But when the girls get back on the streets, a planned retaliation strike in tandem with The Silver Daggers backfires and puts Lace in hospital. Maggie assumes control, teaming up with Muff (Marlene Clark) and her gang of African-American militants from across town to declare all out war. But there's a traitor in their midst...

Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang/women in prison/action movie medley is a stone cold grind-house classic!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "OUR FRIEND" [DVD]


OUR FRIEND tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family – journalist Matt (Casey Affleck), his vibrant wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson) and their two young daughters – and how their lives are upended by Nicole’s heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt’s responsibilities as a caretaker and parent become increasingly overwhelming, the couple’s best friend Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel) offers to come and help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life-altering decision proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
 

With the purchase of OUR FRIEND on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.   

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment: "SONG BIRD" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


In this terrifying thriller, a devastating pandemic ravages the world and the United States is in its fourth year of lock-down. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico (KJ Apa, (“Riverdale,” I Still Believe), who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara (Sofia Carson, Descendants franchise, Adventures in Babysitting ), though her lock-down prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment … or worse.


Cast: KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario with Paul Walter Hauser and Demi Moore
Casting By: Nancy Naynor, CSA
Music By: Lorne Balfe
Costume Designer: Lisa Norcia
Editor: Geoffrey O’Brien
Production Designer: Jennifer Spence
Director of Photography: Jacques Jouffret
Executive Producers: Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, Samuel J. Brown, Adam Mason. Simon Boyes, Michael Kase
Produced By: Michael Bay, p.g.a. , Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, p.g.a., Jeanette Volturno, Adam Goodman, p.g.a., Andrew Sugerman, Eben Davidson, p.g.a.
Written By: Adam Mason & Simon Boyes
Directed By: Adam Mason
  

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "SENIOR MOMENT" music by Laura Karpman


MovieScore Media's latest release is the courtesy of five-time Emmy winning composer Laura Karpman (Lovecraft Country, Taken), who provided a delightful caper comedy score to Giorgio Serafini's Senior Moment. Starring William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd and Jean Smart, the film follows the trials and tribulations of retired NASA pilot Victor Martin (Shatner) who has just been stripped of his driver's license. No he must must not only battle with the DMV, but he he is also forced to find new ways to navigate love and life without his beloved vintage Porsche.

 “Senior Moment is a delightful film that is both a cool caper and a great love story,” explains Laura Karpman about what she loved the most about the project. “At its core, it is a film that, with humor and love, explores the dignity of aging. I had a blast with this project; bringing up my jazz chops, re-mixing & playing with source cues, and writing a love theme based on a Viennese waltz for a couple that was always meant to be!” The resulting score will sure to delight those fans who couldn't get enough of the caper sounds of David Holmes (the Ocean's 11 trilogy) or the entire heist genre with its strong jazz, soul and hip-hop influences.

As the first American woman composer inducted in the music branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, Laura Karpman has been a fierce champion for inclusion in Hollywood by founding the Alliance for Women Film Composers. Across concert halls, she is well-known for her Grammy award-winning album, Ask Your Mama, a multimedia opera based on the iconic cycle of poems by Langston Hughes. In terms of film music, her most recent credits include the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, the Oscar-nominated documentary Walk Run Cha-Cha and the Discovery Channel docuseries Why We Hate, for which she won an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special. While her previous Emmy winds were for documentaries Senior Moment proves that Karpman does wonderful work in romantic movies as well. [https://moviescoremedia.com/newsite/]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "THE VAULT" music by Arnau Bataller


MovieScore Media’s latest release from Spain offers a curious blend of a heist movies and an inspirational sports story with Arnau Bataller’s intense action hybrid score for The Vault (also known as Way Down) capturing two exciting events at the same time. Directed by Jaume Balagueró, the film stars Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) as ace engineer Thom Laybrick fascinated by the complexities of a vault in The Bank of Spain. When he learns of a legendary stored treasure kept there for ten days, Thom wants in and uses a window of 105 minutes to get in - the 2010 Football World Cup finals between Spain and The Netherlands which distracts the bank’s employees.


“The music of The Vault is the sum of many musical ingredients mixed to obtain a fresh, exciting cocktail that leaves a good taste in the mouth of the audience. We start putting the sound of the viola da gamba representing some historical elements, Then We add a few drops of "passion", the force that moves our protagonists represented by a theme played by strings. We continue with touches of thriller and action, planning the robbery, high-tech equipment, accompanied by lines of pulsing synthesizers, hang drums, guitars, and keyboards. And we finish by sprinkling some epic music for our protagonists, who face all sorts of problems while most people in Spain were celebrating a historical moment: the victory of the 2010 Soccer’s World Cup 2010. Agitate and Serve fresh.”

Arnau Bataller originally studied to play the violin and got a degree on the instrument in 1998 – then he decided to specialize in film music, studying the art form at the prestigious University of Southern California. Since graduating in 2002, Arnau has worked on countless American and Spanish projects. Some of his most notable works include José Luis Alemán’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired horror films The Valdemar Legacy (2010) and The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (2010), the latter of which is available from MovieScore Media, while Screamworks Records has released the music for Julio Martí’s The Brotherhood (2014) as well as music from [REC]3: Genesis (2012) and [Rec]4 : Apocalipsis (2014).  [https://moviescoremedia.com/newsite/]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "FACE OF A FUGITIVE" Music Composed and Conducted by JERRY GOLDSMITH


Intrada announces the premiere release of Jerry Goldsmith's score for Face of a Fugitive, the recording of which was long thought lost. Goldsmith's music for this 1959 Columbia western was one of the earliest in his theatrical career (and first color project!), preceded only by Black Patch and City of Fear. It was, however, his first use of the full resources of a standard symphony orchestra, since prior scores relied on his savvy for using selective ensembles due to limited budgets. Goldsmith was determined to produce a score that would grab the audience's attention right from the first notes. The score opens with an urgent brass fanfare, then takes that fanfare through a series of tortured variations. It's just the start of a tense, percussive score, with moments of warmth, lilting romance throughout and gripping action writing—all hints of where the composer would go with his budding theatrical career.


While the recording sessions had been elusive for years, as luck would have it—a lot of luck—the print takes for the film showed up in crisp mono sound courtesy of the Sony Pictures vaults. Given the age, the sound quality is excellent, with only minor degrees of wear and tear.

The story starts as safe-cracker Jim Larsen (Fred MacMurray) is escorted to prison by a friendly deputy sheriff. Larsen manages to turn the tables on the deputy in a bid to escape, only to find his brother Danny (Roy Hayes) arriving with his own intentions to free Larsen. In the confusion Danny and the deputy exchange gunfire, the deputy is killed and Danny gravely wounded. The Larsen brothers board a train to the next town, but Danny dies en route, leaving Larsen a fugitive saddled with the murder of the deputy. Larsen passes himself off as a mining inspector in the next town and befriends the local sheriff. The town is involved in a conflict with a ruthless cattle baron who has claimed government land by illegally fencing it. With the town cordoned off and knowing that wanted posters bearing his likeness will soon reveal him as the escaped fugitive, Larsen hides in plain sight, backing the sheriff against the cattle baron and his gang.

INTRADA ISC 466
For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Face of a Fugitive soundtrack page.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Well Go USA Entertainment: "COSMOBALL" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


Well Go USA Entertainment: "COSMOBALL, directed by Dzhanik Fayziev (The Turkish Gambit, August Eighth), takes place after an intergalactic battle that destroys Earth’s moon and causes worldwide devastation, leaving the human race desolate and clinging to survival. The film follows four athletes with the rare ability to teleport, which makes them the only humans capable of playing “cosmoball,” a dangerous sport requiring unimaginable speed, reflexes, and courage. 
 
While the rest of the world religiously scans the sky to catch the high-flying tournaments, no one suspects that with each match, they are actually witnessing four young humans fighting furiously to ensure the survival of humankind. [trailer: https://youtu.be/XpaXubhAbfg]
 
Worthwhile film, I really enjoyed it and had some great touching moments.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande Records: VARESE CLUB TITLES... "ALONG CAME A SPIDER" and "THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW" [2CD] and both EXPANDED!

Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce its March 2021 CD Club titles: Along Came a Spider (The Deluxe Edition) by Jerry Goldsmith and The Serpent and the Rainbow (The Deluxe Edition) by Brad Fiedel. These titles are available today, March 19, exclusively on VareseSarabande.com and internationally on Intl.VareseSarabande.com. The CD Club launched its official start in 1989 and has been a staple of the label ever since, relaunching classic titles from renowned composers such as John Williams and Ennio Morricone, among many others. 

 
Along Came a Spider (The Deluxe Edition): One of Academy Award®-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith’s final film scores comes to the CD Club in a long-awaited Deluxe Edition: Along Came a Spider (2001), which is Paramount Pictures’ second film adaptation of author James Patterson’s thriller novels. Morgan Freeman reprised his role as Alex Cross (from Kiss the Girls), teaming up with Monica Potter as a Secret Service agent in search of a U.S. Senator’s daughter, who is kidnapped by a twisted adversary.
 
Goldsmith’s Along Came a Spider score pulses and twitches with uneasy throbs, lurching into orchestral action for moments of shock and violence, and nobly sets a powerful French horn theme (for the forces of good) against a brooding tapestry of darkness—all while the clock ticks away on a young victim’s life. Released as a 35-minute CD by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film’s release, Along Came a Spider is expanded for the Deluxe Edition to the complete 64-minute score, in film sequence. A bonus track of outtakes (including Goldsmith’s chit-chat on the scoring stage) is curated by Goldsmith’s longtime friend, recording engineer and album producer Bruce Botnick.
 
Goldsmith reteamed with New Zealand-born director Lee Tamahori, for whom he scored The Edge (1997), and provided a tense, taut score in his thriller wheelhouse. From his earliest days scoring television, to 1970s landmarks like Capricorn One and Coma, to the granddaddy of the 1990s sex thrillers (Basic Instinct), no composer was as fluent or effective with the thriller genre as Goldsmith. By 2001, the composer had modernized and refined his suspense style to the point where there was not a single wasted note.
 
Purchase:
U.S. – https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/jerry-goldsmith-along-came-a-spider-music-from-the-motion-picture-cd
 
Intl. – https://intl.varesesarabande.com/products/jerry-goldsmith-along-came-a-spider-music-from-the-motion-picture-cd
 

The Serpent and the Rainbow (The Deluxe Edition): From the earliest days of the Varèse Sarabande CD catalog comes a Deluxe Edition of an oft-requested horror score by Brad Fiedel: The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). The film is directed by horror icon Wes Craven, starring Bill Pullman as a doctor sent to Haiti to investigate a possible drug used in Haitian Vodou to create a real-world zombie. Filmed on location in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the film has been lauded for its authentic setting, grounded take on the Vodou/zombie myth, and Craven’s effective horror atmospherics—including a memorable and moody score by Brad Fiedel.
 
For The Serpent and the Rainbow, Fiedel created hypnotic soundscapes from his keyboards, including wood and metallic percussion elements, synthesized hawk screams and choral samples. He perfectly evoked the Haitian setting and Vodou aesthetic while providing a disturbing blanket of doom and dread—but also a unique sense of almost uplifting melody and spirituality.
 
This 2-CD set Deluxe Edition features, on disc one, a new program of Fiedel’s expanded score, restored from film mixes in the Universal Pictures vaults by Mike Matessino; and on disc two, the original 1988 Varèse Sarabande soundtrack album with a bonus selection of additional music by Nigerian drummer and recording artist Michael Babatunde Olatunji. Some of the Olatunji selections are heard in the film, while others were part of a rejected score. The album also features liner notes by Randall D. Larson, with new interview comments by Fiedel.
 
The mid to late 1980s was arguably Fiedel’s most prolific and influential period. Working from his home studio, the composer used cutting-edge synthesizers and samplers to create his own, highly personalized sonic atmospheres, with custom-made colors and a mature tone that helped distinguish some of the biggest hits of the period (The Terminator, Fright Night, The Big Easy, The Accused).
 
Purchase:
U.S. – https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/serpent-and-the-rainbow-the-deluxe-edition-2-cd-set
 
Intl. – https://intl.varesesarabande.com/products/serpent-and-the-rainbow-the-deluxe-edition-2-cd-set

ABOUT VARÈSE SARABANDE RECORDS
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.
 
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music Masterworks: "BAD TRIP" music by Joseph Shirley and Ludwig Göransson


Sony Music Masterworks announces the March 26 release of BAD TRIP (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) by composer JOSEPH SHIRLEY with additional music by LUDWIG GÖRANSSON.  Available for preorder now, the album features score music from Netflix’s newest hidden-camera comedy starring Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery.  The 18-track album is the first official soundtrack release from composer Joseph Shirley and includes additional music from his longstanding creative partner Ludwig Göransson, the duo having worked together on multiple award-winning titles including Tenet, Black Panther, Creed and The Mandalorian, to name a few.  Making their debut today alongside preorder are lead singles “Bad Trip Suite,” a score track showcasing the album’s distinct mix of hip hop rhythms and more traditional score instrumentation, and “I Saw a Girl Today,” which features showtunes-style vocals from the film’s lead Eric Andre – listen here.  Bad Trip premieres on Netflix on Friday, March 26 – watch the trailer here.

Of the soundtrack, composer JOSEPH SHIRLEY says, "Bad Trip was definitely a trip to say the least.  Working with Kitao Sakurai and Eric André was more like a journey.  We explored a vast number of genres and styles in the course of scoring the film - from traditional Hollywood musicals, to contemporary Hip Hop, to heartfelt buddy moments, and everything in between.  It was a road trip of music in and of itself. We can't overstate how fun, unpredictable, and hilarious the process was to work with Kitao and Eric on this movie, and we hope the audience will have just as much fun as we did making it."

Real pranks. Real People. Real Movie. From one of the guys that brought you Jackass and Bad Grandpa, this hidden camera comedy follows two best friends as they go on a cross-country road trip full of hilarious, inventive pranks, pulling its real-life audience into the mayhem. Bad Trip stars Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish and Michaela Conlin.  Directed by Kitao Sakurai.

ABOUT JOSEPH SHIRLEY

Joseph Shirley is a composer from Jackson MS. Recent composing credits include scores and additional music for Bad Trip, The Open House, The Mandalorian, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes, Angie Tribeca, and Survivor’s Remorse. Shirley has been an integral part of Ludwig Göransson’s career for the last five years, including arrangement credits for Tenet, and music department credits on Black Panther, Creed I and II, Venom, and Central Intelligence. He also co-wrote and co-produced a single for the Dreamwork’s film, Trolls World Tour, performed by Justin Timberlake and Anderson Paak.

Raised with his three brothers in a musical family, he began studying piano at the age of six. Throughout his younger years and high school, he played in an assortment of bands with his brothers and friends around Mississippi, while continuing to study classical repertoire and compose music for his own school projects and films. Shirley moved to New Orleans to further his music education, earning a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Loyola University. He began writing and playing with jazz, hip hop, rock, folk, and progressive bands as a bandleader and keyboardist during his college years and several years thereafter, touring extensively around the United States. Shirley then attended the prestigious Screen Scoring program at the University of Southern California in 2014.

He now lives in Los Angeles and works on an assortment of film and TV projects, loves beach days and camping with his fiancé, and spending as much time with their dog, Bambi.

ABOUT LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

In a career spanning only 12 years, Ludwig Göransson has amassed an impressive resume in both the recording and motion picture industries, earning an Academy Award®, an Emmy® Award, multiple GRAMMY Awards® and countless other nominations. After working as an assistant to composer Theodore Shapiro, Göransson got his first big break writing music for the NBC television series Community. This led to a friendship and collaboration with Donald Glover, who performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, on several studio albums including Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love. Göransson has been nominated for six GRAMMYs® with Childish Gambino, and won two in 2019 for the Billboard Hot 100 Number One hit song “This Is America,” which became a cultural phenomenon and garnered world-wide acclaim. 

While pursuing his masters degree in film scoring at USC, Göransson met his other longtime collaborator, director Ryan Coogler, when he scored his short film Locks. Over the next nine years, Göransson would score all three of Coogler’s feature films. Much like iconic filmmaking duos Hitchcock and Herrmann or Spielberg and Williams, Coogler’s diverse filmography has allowed Göransson to show his range as a composer, writing understated melodies for Fruitvale Station, hyping up audiences for Creed, and infusing African percussion into his themes for Black Panther.  

Göransson has accumulated success in a variety of other films including the box office smash Venom and Pixar’s Inner Workings. In 2019, Göransson earned multiple awards and nominations for his score for Black Panther including a Golden Globe® nomination, a GRAMMY Award® for Best Score Soundtrack, and an Academy Award® for Best Original Score. He won two GRAMMY Awards® for his song “This is America”, which he co-wrote and co-produced with frequent collaborator Childish Gambino. 

Most recently, Göransson completed the score for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, LucasFilm’s first Star Wars live-action series helmed by director Jon Favreau, streaming exclusively on Disney+.  In September 2020, he won his first Emmy® Award for his work on the series.  Göransson also composed the music for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which premiered late summer 2020.  In addition, he co-wrote and co-produced the songs for DreamWorks’ Trolls World Tour with Justin Timberlake, which exceeded expectations with its history-making digital release in April 2020, racking up nearly $100 million in sales in just three weeks.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "50 States Of Fright: The Golden Arm (Michigan)" by Christopher Young [LIMITED RELEASE]


Two lovebirds. One awful accident. Heather offers Dave a helping hand. Too bad she may never see that hand again.  Christopher Young composed the music for this 3-part episode of Quibi's 50 States Of Fright.  Written and Directed by Sam Raimi and starring Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel and John Marshall Jones.  This epsiode highlights the brilliance of Christopher Young to the fullest.

https://notefornotemusic.com/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "Breaking News In Yuba County" by Jeff Beal


Breaking News In Yuba County is the newest movie from acclaimed director, Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up).  The movie stars Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Wanda Sykes, Ellen Barkin, Matthew Modine, Samira Wiley, Clifton Collins Jr., Jimmi Simpson, Bridget Everett and Juliette Lewis.

The movie revolves around a pencil pusher who tries to keep secret the death of her husband who suffered a heart attack when she discovered him in bed with another woman. Breaking News in Yuba County is set to be released in theaters on January 29, 2021 by MGM/American International Pictures.

The soundtrack features the score by four time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Console Wars, Shock And Awe, Challenger: The Final Flight, Appaloosa, Jay Sebring...Cutting To The Truth, Athlete A).  

https://notefornotemusic.com/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "Virtually" by Christy Carew


A woman who is struggling to survive alone in a post-apocalyptic wasteland discovers a virtual-reality machine, allowing her to escape from her loneliness into a virtual world where she falls in love.  Featuring a wonderful score by up and coming composer, Christy Carew. 
 
Christy Carew is a Canadian-American composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multimedia and the concert world. She knew she wanted to be a film music composer at the age of 6 after seeing "Star Wars" for the first time, telling her parents, "I want to make music like that!" while racing around the house conducting and singing.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Notefornote Music: "Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein" by Original London Cast Recording


Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in a musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.  Recorded live in London's West End.

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced 'Fronk-en-steen') inherits a castle in Transylvania leading him to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiance Elizabeth, his experiment yields madcap success and monstrous consequences.

https://notefornotemusic.com/
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "WANDAVISION" EPISODE 9 FEATURE SCORE BY COMPOSER CHRISTOPHE BECK


All 9 digital soundtracks feature score by composer Christophe Beck ("Frozen 2," "Ant-Man and the Wasp") and the original theme and original songs are by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez ("Frozen"). The Oscar®-winning songwriters penned unique songs for several episodes in the series, spanning from the 1950s to the early 2000s.

Beck composed and produced all score tracks on each WandaVision album.  In addition to writing the theme and songs, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez also produced each song.

The WandaVision Original Soundtrack album producers are Kevin Feige, Matt Shakman and Dave Jordan. The album for Episode 9 is the final soundtrack in the series.   

Marvel Studios' "WandaVision" is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision-two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives-begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. "WandaVision," the first Marvel Studios series created exclusively for Disney+, stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in "Captain Marvel." Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy from "Thor" and "Thor: The Dark World," and Randall Park will reprise his role as Jimmy Woo from "Ant-Man and The Wasp." The series is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer. Featuring nine episodes, "WandaVision" is now streaming on Disney+.

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 Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) 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. Recently released titles include "The Mandalorian" Season 2 and "Soul." Upcoming soundtracks include "Raya and the Last Dragon," "Black Widow" and "Free Guy." To stream classic Disney hits, please visit: http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural will release the horror/comedy, PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN, on DVD and Blu-ray on March 16, 2021.

Written and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void, The Divide, Father’s Day), PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN stars Nita-Josee Hanna (Books of Blood, 4teen), Owen Myre (“NOS4A2,” Alternate Ground), Adam Brooks (The Return, Father’s Day), Alexis Hancey (Silver Tongue ), and Matthew Ninaber (Transference).


In PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN, siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.

Check out the trailer: [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "LEGAL EAGLES" Music Composed and Conducted by ELMER BERNSTEIN


Intrada's latest release features Elmer Bernstein's score to the 1986 mystery/romance/thriller Legal Eagles. Continuing his fruitful relationship with director Ivan Reitman (including collaborations on Animal House and Ghostbusters), Legal Eagles would be the last time the two worked together. The score for their last teaming is a charming one, with a warm, playful main theme. Yet don't be deceived: as with any part thriller, there is also suspense and action, as well as a strained, almost tortured theme for Chelsea Reardon. In many respects the score harkens back to his work in the '60s.

The album features the complete program released by MCA Records back in 1986 from source elements stored in the UMG vaults in excellent condition.

In the film, Robert Redford plays a dedicated lawyer in line for the top job as New York City’s District Attorney. Divorced but enjoying a great relationship with his precocious daughter, he finds his life turned upside down by two quite different women — Laura Kelly, an eccentric defense attorney notorious for once putting a dog on the witness stand; and her client Chelsea Deardon, a beautiful yet troubled performance artist convinced that her artist father was murdered by associates who stole his paintings but claimed they were destroyed in a fire. Logan finds himself attracted to both women, while the trio finds their lives in danger as they uncover a decades-old criminal conspiracy.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Legal Eagles soundtrack page [CLICK HERE].
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "WANDAVISION" EPISODE 8 FEATURE SCORE BY COMPOSER CHRISTOPHE BECK


Walt Disney Records releases today WandaVision: Episode 8 Original Soundtrack.   Debuting Jan. 15 exclusively on Disney+, Marvel Studios' "WandaVision" continues to win high praise from both critics and fans.

The digital soundtracks feature score by composer Christophe Beck ("Frozen 2," "Ant-Man and the Wasp") and the original theme songs are by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez ("Frozen"). The Oscar®-winning songwriters penned unique songs for several episodes in the series, spanning from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
 
Beck composed and produced all score tracks on each WandaVision album.  In addition to writing the theme and songs, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez also produced each song.

The WandaVision Original Soundtrack album producers are Kevin Feige, Matt Shakman and Dave Jordan. The album for Episode 8 will be followed by WandaVision: Episode 9 Original Soundtrack available on Mar. 12, with subsequent albums to follow one week after each episode of the series airs.

WandaVision Original Soundtrack release dates follow:

Episode 9 soundtrack release date: 3/12

Marvel Studios' "WandaVision" is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision-two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives-begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. "WandaVision," the first Marvel Studios series created exclusively for Disney+, stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Kathryn Hahn as Agnes, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who was introduced to audiences in "Captain Marvel." Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy from "Thor" and "Thor: The Dark World," and Randall Park will reprise his role as Jimmy Woo from "Ant-Man and The Wasp." The series is directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer. Featuring nine episodes, "WandaVision" is now streaming on Disney+.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "UNDERPLAYED" music by Kate Simko


Lakeshore Records is set to release Underplayed—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary featuring original music by DJ, music producer and London Electronic Orchestra leader Kate Simko (We Believe in Dinosaurs, 20 weeks). The soundtrack will be released digitally worldwide on March 5.
 
Kate Simko, since the age of 18 growing up in Chicago, has been resolutely dedicated to her music endeavors whether as an electronic musician, composer, producer or as internationally touring DJ.  For the documentary film Underplayed, her wide-ranging electronic compositions—from lushly ambient, to classic Detroit-style techno—weave together the story of the female producers carving their place in the electronic music industry.
 
The film directed by Stacey Lee follows top DJ’s Rezz, Alison Wonderland, Tokimonsta, NERVO, Tygapaw and more as they share their struggles and successes in electronic dance music. The film will be available on the Amazon Music Mobile App and Amazon Prime Video on Monday, March 8—International Women’s Day.
 
“Underground dance culture was created as a safe space for everyone- regardless of ethnic background, economic standing, gender, and sexual preference. Yet there have always been very few female DJ’s, and the handful that make it to the top are often scrutinized and held to different standards than men. This is something I witnessed coming up in the Chicago scene, so it was really an honor and a full circle moment for me to score Underplayed.”
 
Simko’s elegant yet bold score seamlessly weaves in-and-out of diverse sub-genres of electronic music, with gritty textures, emotive melodies, and classic-style analog bass bubbling beneath the storyline of the film.  From vintage New-style York disco beats to lush morphing synth soundscapes, the score reflects Simko’s experience as an ardent vinyl record collector and international DJ.
 
An official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, Underplayed presents a portrait of the current status of the gender, ethnic, and sexual equality issues through the lens of the female pioneers, next-generation artists, and industry leaders who are championing a more diverse pool of role models for future generations.  Electronic music was born from the ideals of diversity, community, and inclusivity; yet in 2019, women made up only 7% of Billboard’s Top 100 DJs and less than 3% of production and technical roles in the music industry. Ultimately, the film explores how gender disparity happens, a theme that transcends music and finds relevance in many of today’s industries.
 
“Director Stacey Lee tastefully pieces together the history of women carving a place in the music industry, which is not an easy feat.  We get a behind-the-scenes look at the the incredible raw talent, relentless hard work, and self-belief it took for 5 female DJs to achieve their dreams in an industry where 95% of the participants are men.”
 
ABOUT KATE SIMKO... American composer, electronic music producer, and leader of her ensemble London Electronic Orchestra, Kate Simko blends distinctive influences from her hometown, Chicago, and formal training in classical piano and jazz.

Kate’s career started in Los Angeles interning on feature films, and then took a surprise turn as her live electronic music and DJ career took off. She spent her twenties performing at revered clubs and festivals across the globe, from underground venues in Berlin and Tokyo to the Montreal Jazz Festival and Millennium Park in Chicago. A prolific producer, her back catalogue includes three albums, numerous EPs, film soundtracks and original classical compositions. Notable releases include her remix of Philip Glass’s Houston Skyline reaching the Billboard Top 100 Classical Chart and her house track ‘Go On Then’ ending 2011 in the Beatport Top 10 Deep House chart. 

Refocusing on her passion for film composition, Kate moved to London, where she completed a Masters in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in 2014. While at the RCM she conceived her innovative classical-electronic ensemble, the all-female London Electronic Orchestra. Kate & LEO have performed at venues and festivals worldwide, including the Royal Albert Hall, the National Gallery, iTunes festival, Bestival, MIDEM in Cannes, Le Poisson Rouge in New York and Wonderfruit in Thailand, among others. 

The ensemble’s self-titled album Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra was released via The Vinyl Factory in 2016 to critical acclaim. In 2018, Kate teamed up with superstar electronic music producer and DJ Jamie Jones and sold out the Barbican Centre with their ‘Opus 1’ concert featuring a 28-piece LEO ensemble. The following year she orchestrated a concert for techno pioneer Carl Craig and the 70-piece Chineke! Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, and is now Craig’s lead arranger, working with the orchestras at all of his live classical-electronic shows.
Distinguished by classic evolving synths, spatial depth, and warm electronics blended with live orchestral instruments, Kate’s music to picture has accompanied various feature films, including 20 Weeks, The Atom Smashers (PBS Independent Lens), Banana Land: Blood, Bullets & Poison, BBC China, Sacred Journeys (PBS), and We Believe In Dinosaurs (PBS Independent Lens), which was released on Lakeshore Records in 2019. In Autumn 2020 Kate joined the faculty of her alma mater, the Royal College of Music, as a professor of Composition for Screen.

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 Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.
 
For more information visit: www.lakeshorerecords.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records and Sony Music Masterworks: "PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK" (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL ANIME SERIES) by composer BRANDON CAMPBELL


Milan Records and Sony Music Masterworks today announce the Friday, March 5 release of PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL ANIME SERIES) by composer BRANDON CAMPBELL.  Available for preorder now, the album features score music written by Campbell for Netflix’s newest anime series from Legendary Television and based on Legendary and Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster film franchise Pacific Rim.  Making its debut alongside the album preorder is lead single “The Black,” featured as the main title theme in the show’s official trailer – listen here.  Continuing the tale of epic battles between monsters and robots in an exciting new style, Pacific Rim: The Black will be released worldwide on Thursday, March 4 exclusively on Netflix.   

Of the soundtrack, composer BRANDON CAMPBELL says, “Our showrunner, Greg Johnson, wanted a score that encompassed bits of DNA from the original Pacific Rim film while still being unique enough to support the struggles and triumphs of Taylor and Hailey.  We created a hybrid orchestral score with the heavy themes and melodic material that will hopefully resonate with Pacific Rim fans, while including more intimate and emotional musical moments that accompany our characters as they make their way across The Black.  I hope my music brings you back into the world of the awesome power of the Kaiju and Jaeger, but also into the hearts of Taylor and Hailey.”

The album marks the first release under a new, multi-year agreement between Milan Records/Sony Music Masterworks and Legendary Television to collaborate on future soundtrack releases.  Under the new agreement, Milan Records will have the exclusive right to distribute all soundtrack albums released by Legendary Television for its television shows and series, supporting the studio with the global distribution, marketing and promotion of these soundtrack titles.  The new agreement further establishes Milan Records’ presence as an international leader in film and television scores and soundtracks, expanding its already impressive catalogue of critically-acclaimed titles with the quality genre and character-driven projects synonymous with Legendary Television.

Of the agreement, JC CHAMBOREDON, Senior Vice President of Milan Records, says: “Legendary is one of the most recognizable names around the world for fans of exciting, quality entertainment.  Anytime their logo pops up on a screen, we all know we are about to enter an unforgettable ride.  It is a true honor to be able to partner with Legendary Television and to bring their epic and exciting soundtracks to fans across the world.”

STEFAN KARRER, Vice President of Milan Records, adds: “After working with Legendary Films on several albums, most recently Enola Holmes, this is an exciting new opportunity to expand our relationship and release soundtrack albums to the company’s high-quality television productions.”

MAUREEN MURPHY, Vice President, Marketing of Legendary Television, comments: “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Milan Records/Sony Music Masterworks, a true leader in their industry, to produce soundtracks for our current and future television series. Our teams share a passion for the role of music and scores to enhance not only the storytelling, but also the fan experience for our shows.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "CHAOS WALKING" music by Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts


Milan Records announces the April 2 release of CHAOS WALKING (ORIGINAL SCORE) with music by Marco Beltrami and Brandon Roberts.  Available for preorder now, the album features score music from the highly anticipated film.  The score continues a long tradition of collaborations between the two-time Academy Award®-nominated composers Beltrami and Roberts, who also garnered an Emmy® Award together for their work on Free Solo.  

Of the soundtrack, Beltrami and Roberts say, “The score for Chaos Walking provided a unique opportunity for us to create a musical language for a fictitious world that was simultaneously both familiar and alien, and in so doing, explore crossing genres that are rarely combined. There are otherworldly sci-fi elements, as well as classic gritty western themes. We had a lot of fun implementing new instruments that would define this cross pollination.  It was an adventure to live in this new musical world.”

To herald the release of the album, lead singles “Friendship Theme” and “Posse on the Move / Exploring the Ship” arrive today – listen here.  “Friendship Theme” stirs up longing through emotionally charged strings. With its slow tempo, the track ebbs between serious and sweet passages buoyed by bold and purposeful forward motion. Representing the other end of the spectrum, “Posse on the Move / Exploring The Ship” hinges on evocative, yet eerie synthesizers as a dark crescendo culminates on a fleeting moment of brooding intensity.

In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.  From the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow and based on the best-selling novel The Knife of Never Letting Go, Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland star with Mads Mikkelsen, Demián Bichir, Cynthia Erivo, Nick Jonas, Kurt Sutter, and David Oyelowo in Chaos Walking.

Directed by Doug Liman from a screenplay by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford, based upon the book “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness, Chaos Walking is produced by Doug Davison, Allison Shearmur, Erwin Stoff, and Alison Winter.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "COME TRUE" music by ELECTRIC YOUTH and PILOTPRIEST


Milan Records today announces the March 12 release of COME TRUE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), an album of music from IFC Midnight’s latest sci-fi thriller by ELECTRIC YOUTH and PILOTPRIEST.  Available for pre-order now, the album includes a mix of original music by Electric Youth as well as additional score music composed in partnership with Come True director Anthony Scott Burns under his music-making alias Pilotpriest.  Come True premieres in theatres and on demand Friday, March 12 from IFC Midnight.  

Making its debut today alongside album pre-order is one of Electric Youth’s original tracks, “Modern Fears,” which showcases the composing duo’s signature blend of melodic strings and synthesized vocals to create one of the film’s most resonating musical moments – listen here.  For the larger musical universe of Come True, Electric Youth and Pilotpriest have crafted a score of moving live strings, ethereal synthesizers and emotive vocals, with the 15-track collection also including Electric Youth’s original title song “Come True” as well as new versions of previously recorded songs re-worked for several of the film’s pivotal scenes.  In addition to the soundtrack’s digital release, the album will be made available in vinyl format exclusively via Waxwork Records this spring.

Of the soundtrack, ELECTRIC YOUTH says, “Working with Anthony Scott Burns again meant working with a director so much on the same page as us, someone who likes to work from feeling the same way we do.  To evoke the deeply visceral and immersive quality of the film, we started on the music before the script was even finished, so that the film would be completed with much of the music already a part of its DNA.  That allowed the emotional and internal core of our main character Sarah to be expressed in a way it wouldn’t have otherwise.  We created much of the score in direct musical collaboration with the director (under his music making alias Pilotpriest), a unique opportunity that made for a deeply personal result, for what is a deeply personal film for Anthony. The musical result was something that feels internal and ancient, something otherworldly but from within.”

Looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares, 18-year-old Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she’s become the conduit to a frightening new discovery.  Dreams twist and nightmares come true in this mind-altering new work of science-fiction from Anthony Scott Burns (OUR HOUSE) that haunts the space between wakefulness and sleep. COME TRUE is an unforgettable cinematic dream well worth the submersion.

ABOUT ELECTRIC YOUTH... There is an emotive quality that music by Electric Youth brings to a film.  Their scores, with their signature blend of melodic string sections and synthesized soundscapes, are birthed out of a lifelong passion for cinema, a love they’ve shared together since first meeting at the age of 10.  And since first breaking through with the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 Academy Award nominated film Drive, where their now iconic theme song “A Real Hero” scored pivotal scenes and found chart topping and critical acclaim, Electric Youth haven’t slowed down.  The Toronto/LA duo's widescreen synth pop continues to influence and define the stylish, synthesizer based sound that has flourished for a decade now.  This is evident on their studio albums, from their debut Innerworld, which cemented the band’s reputation as a leading voice in the intricate mix of pop and electronic elements (hailed by Rolling Stone as “euphoric, wistful pop”), to their most recent Memory Emotion, nominated for Electronic Album of the Year at the 2020 JUNOS.  But that only describes one side of their musical landscape, as like the fellow recording artist turned composer duo of Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross before them, Electric Youth’s Austin Garrick & Bronwyn Griffin craft scores that go beyond the sounds found on their acclaimed studio albums, to seamlessly combine the orchestral and the electronic, the traditional and the modern, with a timeless melodic throughline distinctly their own.  This has resulted in a diverse range of scores, songs and collaborations to date, from work on further projects with Nicolas Winding Refn (including 2016’s horror-thriller Neon Demon), to Oscar Winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Async Remodels, from action-thriller Taken 2 to Netflix teen romantic comedy The Perfect Date and teen drama Riverdale.

ABOUT PILOTPRIEST (ANTHONY SCOTT BURNS)... Pilotpriest is the music-making moniker of writer, director, cinematographer, editor, VFX and composer Anthony Scott Burns.  Under this pseudonym, he has released a number of critically successful albums and EPs, including the cult vinyl hit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which was released on the celebrated soundtrack label Waxwork Records.  He has just completed another upcoming soundtrack for the feature film The Education of Fred Fitzell starring Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Maika Monroe (It Follows).

A filmmaker from the new school, Burns is an autodidactic artist that derives inspiration from the simplest motivation: to create art on his own terms. He shoots, edits, scores, writes, designs, and completes the brunt of the post-work on his projects.  Born in Kitchener, Ontario, and based in Toronto, Burns has been drawn to filmmaking since a young age. He started his professional career in graphic design and was a Senior Designer at MTV Canada and worked in the commercial sector before focusing on his original films.

He first made his name known with the self-release of the viral fan short film Tron: Destiny in 2011 and followed it up with the short Manifold, which went on to world premiere at the 2013 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The “tech-noir narrative” starred iconic character actor Stephen McHattie and was widely celebrated on the circuit and on release. The attention garnered from his shorts brought Burns into the mix for a number of A-list projects and led to him being called “the next big thing” by The Hollywood Reporter. In 2014 he directed an episode of Vincenzo Natali’s show Darknet and in 2016 contributed to Kevin Smith’s horror anthology Holidays with the acclaimed segment “Father’s Day.” Burns’ feature debut Our House world premiered at the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal was released later that year by IFC Midnight.

In 2020 Burns’ sophomore feature, Come True, starring Julia Sarah Stone (Honey Bee) and Landon Liboiron (Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare), was selected to world premiere at the digital edition of Fantasia.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

LA-LA LAND RECORDS: "HEADLINES"

ICONIC HORROR FILM "SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT" SLATED FOR REBOOT


Orwo Studios and Black Hanger Studios (JEEPERS CREEPERS: REBORN) announced today that they have acquired the remake rights to the seminal slasher film Silent Night, Deadly Night. The original film's producers Scott Schneid and Dennis Whitehead of Wonderwheel Entertainment will join Orwo in bringing an exciting new vision of this cult classic to modern movie audiences in 2022.
 
The project was brought to Orwo by producer Anthony Masi of MasiMedia. Schneid, Whitehead, and Masi will produce along with Jake Seal, Terry Bird, and Jamie R. Thompson of Orwo Studios/Black Hangar. Orwo Studios is financing and representing the film for worldwide sales rights.
 
Declared as the most controversial film of the 80s - Silent Night, Deadly Night tells the story of a child who is traumatized after seeing his parents killed by a man dressed as Santa Claus. Years later, he dons a Santa suit himself and gets bloody revenge on the naughty list.
 
Wonderwheel says, "The continued desire for horror content and the ongoing success of the genre meant it was the perfect time to be able to offer up this chilling revival of the iconic title." Masi adds, "We are thrilled to be working with the original producers as well as Orwo and Black Hangar and are committed to honoring nostalgia for the original while offering surprises for new audiences to discover and embrace."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

101 Films: "WWII: THE LONG ROAD HOME" [DVD]


Based on a true story about his great grandfather's experience as a prisoner of war, the UK's youngest filmmaker, Elliot Hassler, tells an epic tale of survival. Pieced together from his family's aural history and kept alive over generations, comes the tale of Charlie, an ordinary man overcoming extraordinary circumstances. Completed when Hasler was just sixteen years old, this impressive debut was shot across five countries and spent three years in production. Learn more about Elliott's journey to commit his family's history to film in this new featurette.

Inspired by director Elliott Hasler's great-grandfather's own experiences, 'WWII: The Long Road Home', depicts an escaped British POW's epic battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son anxiously await news in England. Completed when Hasler was just sixteen years old, this impressive debut was shot across five countries and spent three years in production.


Elliot Hasler is the UK's youngest director, having completed his first feature, 'Charlie's Letters (WWII: THE LONG ROAD HOME'), aged 16 after a three year production. 'Charlie's Letters,' screened at the Edinburgh Festival and was shown on the Brighton Big Screen alongside 'T2 Trainspotting' and 'La La Land,' received critical acclaim and was lauded by critics as a "miracle," with Culture Trip's Graham Fuller citing Hasler as "the next Spielberg".

His latest film is the short, 'To Hunt a Tiger,' which stars John Locked (Darkest Hour, The Favourite) and was shot in Sri Lanka, following in the footsteps of David Lean's 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'.

Halser is currently in development on his second feature, 'Vindication Swim,' about the first English woman to swim the Channel.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]