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.
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