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MovieScore Media: "NON-CITIZENS" music by Leon Gurvitch

MovieScore Media’s latest documentary release is a wonderfully melodic, classical chamber score composed by Leon Gurvitch (Noah Land). Written and directed Jordi Garcia Rodriguez, Non-Citizens deals with the topic of migration, focusing on the people who are caught in the the "Purgatory" where hundreds of immigrants from Central Africa are fighting for survival. Their waiting room is not comfortable: dark nights are spent in collapsing, abandoned factories, meals are shared in crumbling caverns. The documentary contrasts the needs of people in Africa with the abstract, philosophical concerns of a European woman in Berlin in a curious mix ofr eality and fiction. Non-Citizens had a great success with its world premiere at Toronto Black Film Festival 2021 and its score is expected to be performed in live concerts as well.

“As an immigrant myself, I was really fascinated by the plot of the film,” shares composer Leon Gurvitch. “20 years ago I came as an immigrant to Germany leaving behind my past in Belarus, so I had first hand experience about what it feels like to be a stranger and start your life from a scratch on the new ground. As always my “modus operandi” is an old-school composing on paper, so I began to improvise and experiment sound fusion effects in order to express drama accompanying the life of the refugees. I wanted to use African percussion and mix it with modern classical music. As a result I composed 6 tracks with percussion sound elements. I was very happy to work together on this recording with my good friend and valuable colleague – an outstanding cellist Vytautas Sondeckis who enriched this soundtrack with his contribution.”

Born in Belarus, composer Leon Gurvitch has been a resident of Hamburg, Germany since 2001. Coming from a classical musical background, he is working as an assistant professor at the Johannes Brahms Conservatory and has authored more than 300 compositions and arrangements. Some of his most important achievements involve scoring Menahem Golan’s 2001 film Death Game, conducting the premiere of Philip Glass’s opera “Les Enfants Terribles” in Hamburg, winning an international composition prize “Golden Chanukkia” in 2006 in Berlin and making his debut at Carnegie Hall as a pianist and composer in 2017. Gurvitch’s works are published by Boosey & Hawkes; his score to Noah Land was released by MovieScore Media.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "A SPACE IN TIME" music by Robin Schlochtermeier

MovieScore Media continues its exploration of fantastic documentary scores with A Space in Time, featuring a haunting lyrical, ambient score by Robin Schlochtermeier (The Spy Who Fell to Earth). Directed by Nick Taussig and Riccardo Servini and opening in UK on May 17, A Space in Time is a candid, lyrical, intimate portrait of one family's struggle to transcend a fatal muscle wasting disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which in turn becomes an unlikely celebration of the disabled life, the life cut short by rare disease. The driving idea for Schlochtermeier's score is to musically portray the relationships within this most unusual family.

“There are four main character themes, belonging to Clara (the mother), Nick (the father), Theo and Oskar (the two older brothers who suffer from Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy), and Luca (the youngest son),” expains composer Robin Schlochtermeier. “The two themes for the parents Clara and Nick are based on notes below and just above the root note of Theo and Oskar’s theme, moving up and down respectively, thereby enveloping the root area of Theo and Oskar’s theme in a musical metaphor of parental protection and care. Theo and Oskar’s theme is hopeful and consists of slow, steady steps upward, signifying their resilience and willingness to carry on despite their conditions. Finally, the root note of Luca’s theme is situated above all the rest of them, bringing lightness and “new energy” to the family unit when he is born. As all these themes are so closely situated together, moving in between them is a fluid and easy process, mirroring the similarities between family members. The result is a hopeful, fairly homogeneous score with tonal shifts that are gradual and gentle.”

Robin Schlochtermeier is an award-winning composer for film, television and commercials. He won the award for Best Music for his original score for the psychological thriller Retreat at the British Independent Film Festival. Retreat was also nominated in six other categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. He has also composed the music for award-winning broadcast documentaries, for the features Queens of Syria (Black Pearl Award, Abu Dhabi Film Festival), Oh No, Not Rudy Again! (EFM Cannes), and for Strings (British Independent Film Award). His score for The Spy Who Fell to Earth is available from MovieScore Media. 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE CALL OF THE WILD" (CD RELEASE) music by John Powell

Intrada, in association with 5 Cat Studios, announces the CD release of 20th Century Studios' 2020 film The Call of the Wild. For this outdoor adventure, composer John Powell wrote a score for a 90-piece orchestra plus 60-voice choir. The score sometimes captures the folksy, wild country setting of the action (at times employing no less than 12 banjos), but also amps up the large-scale thrills and epic scope required by this vast tale of loyalty and conflict. The ever-pervasive struggle between man, animal and nature propels both story and score. Powell's deep passion for dogs made this film an easy choice for him to score, and his love is clearly felt throughout the music.

Based on Jack London's 1903 novel of the same name, the tale is set during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. The story focuses on Buck, a dog who is abducted one night and shipped to the Yukon aboard a freighter. After arriving, Buck returns a dropped harmonica to John Thornton (Harrison Ford) right before being sold to join a dog sled to deliver mail across the Yukon. After numerous adventures, Buck reunites with Thornton and they become companions. But the call of the wild in the form of a female white wolf begins to pull on Buck.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Call of the Wild soundtrack page.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "CENTRAL PARK [S2]

From creators, writers and executive producers Loren Bouchard, Josh Gad and Nora Smith, the second season of the Emmy and NAACP Image Award-nominated Apple Original series "Central Park" makes its global debut today. Each new episode features at least 3 original songs, which will be released on the series' soundtrack from Hollywood Records on Apple Music and other digital service providers day and date with their episodic debut on Apple TV+.

From rock to hip-hop, Broadway, R&B and beyond, guest songwriters contributing to the season two soundtrack include: Grammy Award® winning rock band They Might Be Giants; Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright; Grammy Award-nominated Tank & The Bangas; Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and pianist Regina Spektor; Tony® Award-winning director and actor John Cameron Mitchell, and Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor Ingrid Michaelson.

In addition to the original songs by the guest songwriters, there are also several tunes in each episode written by the show composers, Kate Anderson & Elyssa Samsel ("Olaf's Frozen Adventure").  Supercommuter (Josh Meyers, Andrew Meyers, Andy Hartpence) wrote "Weehawken," featured in the first episode of season 2. Musical arrangements are created by the music production team, including executive music producer Frank Ciampi ("Alien News Desk," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), music supervisor Patrick Dacey ("Bob's Burgers") and music editor Tim Dacey ("Bob's Burgers").

In season two of "Central Park," the Tillerman family continues to navigate living in and caring for the world's most famous park. Molly experiences the trials and tribulations of adolescence, Cole is challenged by a truly embarrassing moment at school, Paige continues to chase down the mayor's corruption story, and Owen juggles managing the park, his staff and his family all with a smile on his face. Meanwhile, Bitsy inches ever closer to her sinister goal of claiming Central Park as her own; with Helen by her side, eternally wondering whether she's made it into Bitsy's will. Every step of the way, we are guided along by our friendly, fumbling, fiddler narrator, Birdie.  The series features a renowned voice cast that includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess and Stanley Tucci, who also perform original music throughout the season.

"Central Park" is now streaming on Apple TV+, with the first three episodes of season two now streaming. New episodes will premiere on a weekly basis every Friday, and the second half of season two will return later this year with additional episodes.

The Season One playlist is available here.  The series has been recognized with an Emmy Award nomination for star Leslie Odom Jr., and an NAACP Image Awards nomination in the Outstanding Animated Series category. "Central Park" is written and executive produced by Loren Bouchard, alongside Josh Gad and Nora Smith. Sanjay Shah, Halsted Sullivan, Janelle Momary-Neely, Jon Liebman, Marc Gurvitz and Robin Schwartz also executive produce. The series is produced for Apple by 20th Television.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: “SHAMAN KING” ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VOL. 1 music by Yuki Hayashi

Milan Records today releases “SHAMAN KING” ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VOL. 1 by composer and arranger YUKI HAYASHI (My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, Pretty Cure, Strawberry Night).  Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Hayashi for the recent reboot of the fan-favorite anime series, which will make its US debut on Netflix.

Those called “Shamans” can interact with gods and spirits compete for the position of “Shaman King” once every 500 years in the “Shaman Fight.”  One of those shamans, Yoh Asakura, is fighting to be the “Shaman King” in this completely new TV animation. 

Yuki Hayashi was born in Kyoto in 1980.  Being an active member in a men's rhythmic gymnastics team in his early years spawned his interest in BGM while selecting songs to complement performances.  This led him to begin teaching himself music composition while at university, despite not having a background in music itself. After graduating, Yuki acquired the basics of track making under house techno DJ and sound-maker Hideo Kobayashi and started producing his first range of music accompaniments for dance sports.  His experience as a rhythmic gymnast has enabled Yuki to intuitively incorporate an eclectic range of music and produce a unique sound, empowering scenes from TV drama, animation and film.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "BETTY: SEASON 2" music by Aska Matsumiya

Milan Records and HBO® today release BETTY – SEASON 2 (HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) with music by composer ASKA MATSUMIYA.  Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Matsumiya for the second season of the HBO’s original series following a group of female skateboarders in New York City and based on Crystal Moselle’s 2018 film Skate Kitchen.  The soundtrack is the latest in a long creative partnership between Matsumiya and Moselle, the duo having originally worked together on Skate Kitchen as well as Betty’s Season 1 Original Soundtrack.  Season 2 of Betty is now airing on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.

Of the soundtrack, composer ASKA MATSUMIYA says, “Writing the music for Betty allowed me to be in touch with a side of myself that remains youthful and raw and spontaneous.  It was really so much fun and I tried to let that momentum carry the music.”

In Betty, a diverse group of young women navigates their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City.  Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, from Crystal Moselle’s original film Skate Kitchen.

Aska Matsumiya is a LA based Japanese composer and producer who has excelled across film, television, advertising and music production. In 2020 Aska composed the score for the Amazon feature film I'm Your Woman for director Julia Hart, and has recently partnered with A24 and acclaimed director Kogonada on his film After Yang, collaborating with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.  After Yang has just been selected for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. She is currently scoring Bruised for Netflix, a directorial feature debut by Academy Award® winner Halle Berry.

In Television, Aska worked on the HBO limited series Betty with longtime collaborator Crystal Moselle, a series based on the original Sundance breakout film Skate Kitchen starring Jaden Smith, which has just premiered its second season.

Aska has collaborated with countless brands in the advertising space, including Porsche, Chanel, Hermes, Miu Miu & Prada, and also scored the short film I'm Here for Spike Jonze, and alongside her work for screen is currently working on a series of sound installations.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Endeavor Content: "BLUE MIRACLE (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM)" music by Hanan Townshend

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.
Hanan Townshend is known for his poetic orchestral scoring and cinematic commercial scores. Townshend is a frequent collaborator with legendary director Terrence Malick, breaking into film with his piano arrangements for Palme d'Or winning film, The Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. After his work on this film, Townshend scored Malick's To the Wonder (2014), featuring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, collaborating with additional music composer and acclaimed record producer, Daniel Lanois. Townshend then went on to score Malick's Knight of Cups (2015), starring Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale, as well as his IMAX documentary Voyage of Time (2016). He continues to collaborate with Malick, contributing original music and arrangements to upcoming projects. Other features he has scored include Carlo Hintermann's The Book of Vision (2020), the opening film for Venice Critics' Week starring Charles Dance, Oscar-nominated director Henry Alex Rubin's Semper Fi (2019), and Julio Quintana's breakout Netflix film, Blue Miracle (2021).

Townshend has also gained acclaim for his work in documentary film, including collaborations with Academy Award-winning director, Megan Mylan's film Simple As Water (2021), the Emmy-award winning docu-series Outcry (2020), the Emmy and Critics Choice award-winning Disgraced (2017) directed by Pat Kondelis, and Drew Xanthopolous' Tribeca competition documentary and Apple TV+ film Fathom (2021).

In the world of commercial music, Townshend scores commercials for brands such as Apple, Nike, Guinness, and Volvo, which have aired during high profile slots such as the Super Bowl, Apple Keynotes, and the Oscars. He frequently teams with three-time Academy award-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, scoring his ethereal work for brands such as Vanity Fair, Apple, and Kind.

Townshend's music is described as poetic, spiritual, and sensitive. He enjoys approaching film music from innovation, writing scores as languages of internal atmospheres. His collaborations with directors and producers are often translations of intangible emotive experiences that become part of the deeper exploration of character and subject storytelling. Townshend often pulls from the natural soundscape of his upbringing on a remote country farm overlooking the ocean, in which he was immersed as he studied music from the age of six.

Townshend is a New Zealand-born composer and pianist, graduating from the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University, and also studying film scoring and pop music production at the University of Texas. He works on international projects from his studio in Austin, Texas.  
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "THE ICE ROAD" music by Max Aruj

Lakeshore Records has digitally released The Ice Road – Music from the Netflix Film, featuring music by up-and-coming composer Max Aruj (Lanksy, Crawl). The Liam Neeson-starring action-thriller demanded a next-level, bombastic orchestral score and that’s exactly what Aruj delivered in this 26-track album. The film is written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and produced by Code Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures, and Envision Media Arts, and stars Neeson alongside Laurence Fishburne, Amber Midthunder, Benjamin Walker, and Marcus Thomas. The soundtrack is available on all major platforms and the film is now streaming on Netflix in the U.S.
After a remote diamond mine collapses in northern Canada, a group of miners is trapped with only thirty hours of oxygen. A team of veteran ice road truckers is hastily assembled to come to the rescue. Mike McCann (Liam Neeson), along with his younger brother Gurty (Marcus Thomas), a gifted mechanic coping with aphasia, and Tantoo (Amber Midthunder), a fellow ice road expert whose brother is trapped in the mine, are recruited by Jim Goldenrod (Laurence Fishburne). The crew is tasked with the dangerous mission of driving across an ocean of thin ice in eighteen-wheeler trucks to deliver lifesaving drilling equipment before the oxygen runs out. Unbeknownst to them, there is another threat to their daring plan waiting to emerge from an unexpected place. Forced to conquer a litany of obstacles including stalled engines, cracking ice, and violent pressure waves, Mike and the team race to get to the mine before they end up beneath the ice.
Max Aruj says, “Jonathan Hensleigh was such a blast to work with—fun from start to finish! The movie had a classic structure, so once we had the thematic tapestry nailed down, the rest of the film score flowed out. Bombastic orchestral music over the truck action sequences makes for pure entertainment. Having archetypal characters, like Liam Neeson’s portrayal of our hero Mike, made it a joy to dig into the storyline and follow everyone on their journey. It is a challenge to gracefully shift from action to emotion multiple times over within one scene, but is so rewarding when the picture edit (Douglas Crise) and music go hand in hand. We recorded a live orchestra to get our strings soaring and the brass punchy. It's a lot of preparation, but so worth it to take the score to the next level.”
Max Aruj (Crawl, This is Football) is a composer born and raised in Los Angeles. Aruj joined the Assassin’s Creed universe for Wrath of the Druids (2021). Another upcoming release this year includes Eytan Rockaway’s Lansky, starring Harvey Keitel. Aruj co-produced Gryffin’s Deluxe orchestral album (2020). He composed additional music on Mission: Impossible - Fallout for Lorne Balfe, and on The Crown, for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams. This past year he wrote additional music on HBO’s His Dark Materials.
Aruj’s latest episodic release is Empires of New York (CNBC), a series chronicling the meteoric rise of five icons, streaming on Peacock. Aruj is also a board member for Vox Artivism, a non-profit organization providing music education through project-based learning experiences for kids. He is the composer for Well Played Studios, a full-service VR/AR firm specializing in interactive content and gaming experiences.
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records and 14th Street Music: "LANSKY" music by Max Aruj

Lakeshore Records and 14th Street Music have digitally released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Vertical Entertainment’s crime drama Lansky, starring Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, and John Magaro. The album is comprised of poignant and reflective score by Max Aruj (The Ice Road, Crawl). The composer and writer-director Eytan Rockaway reunite for Lansky, having previously collaborated on the psychological-thriller The Abandoned. The soundtrack is available on all major platforms and the film is now playing in select U.S. theaters and On Demand.
In the film, David Stone (Sam Worthington), a renowned but down-on-his-luck writer, has the opportunity of a lifetime when he receives a surprise call from Meyer Lansky (Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel). For decades, authorities have been trying to locate Lansky’s alleged nine-figure fortune and this is their last chance to capture the aging gangster before he dies. With the FBI close behind, the Godfather of organized crime reveals the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.
“This was my second time teaming up with Eytan Rockaway. Having known each other better, we were able to delve even deeper creatively. He directs me in a way that enables me to create the best possible piece of music for each scene,” says Max Aruj.
He continues, “The film takes place in two time periods: Lansky in his earlier years, and him looking back at his life in the 80's. Given the time period, we decided to use some 80's, Vangelis colors as our palette, mixed with orchestra. Creating a sense of both darkness, and sentimentality was necessary to capture both sides of this complicated figure.”
“There was virtually no temp score, so we had to build the musical foundation from the ground up. In a drama especially it seems, there are so many different ways to score any given scene, so getting to that perfect version required patience and persistence. Working on Lansky really pushed me to dig deep to come up with a melody that encapsulates his whole life. He experienced both great triumph, and great sadness. He stopped at nothing to achieve his goals, but at great costs,” says Aruj.
Max Aruj (Crawl, This is Football) is a composer born and raised in Los Angeles. Aruj joined the Assassin’s Creed universe for Wrath of the Druids (2021). Another upcoming release this year includes Jonathan Hensleigh’s The Ice Road, starring Liam Neeson. Aruj co-produced Gryffin’s Deluxe orchestral album (2020). He composed additional music on Mission: Impossible - Fallout for Lorne Balfe, and on The Crown, for Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams. This past year he wrote additional music on HBO’s His Dark Materials.
Aruj’s latest episodic release is Empires of New York (CNBC), a series chronicling the meteoric rise of five icons, streaming on Peacock. Aruj is also a board member for Vox Artivism, a non-profit organization providing music education through project-based learning experiences for kids. He is the composer for Well Played Studios, a full-service VR/AR firm specializing in interactive content and gaming experiences.
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH VOLUME 1 (EPISODES 1-8)" music by Kevin Kiner

Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Volume 1 (Episodes 1-8) is available today from Walt Disney Records. "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" debuted on May 4, with new episodes releasing each Friday, streaming exclusively on Disney+.   Award-winning composer Kevin Kiner composed and produced all 37 tracks on Volume 1. Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Volume 2 (Episodes 9-16) is set for release on August 20.

Kiner said, "I hope you enjoy our latest installment of Bad Batch cues from season one. Bad Batch continues to add to some of my favorite themes I've written for the Star Wars universe, most likely because many of these are co-written with my sons Sean and Dean (Omega's Theme especially)! Some fun stealth music is in here with a bit of an homage to 'The Dirty Dozen,' or 'The Guns of Navarone.' I played the solo guitar viol instrument on 'Zygerrian Camp.' Also, check out Cad Bane is back!!!  May the Force be with you."

About "Star Wars: The Bad Batch"
The series follows the elite and experimental troopers of Clone Force 99 (first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch, as they prefer to be called - a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army - each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

About Kevin Kiner
Honored with multiple Emmy and Annie nominations, as well as 12 BMI awards, Kevin Kiner is one of the most versatile and sought-after composers in Hollywood. In creating intimate soloistic guitar music over the grim realities of the Juarez Cartel, to grand orchestral music for a galaxy far, far away, Kevin's wide musical range has allowed him to take on such diverse projects as Netflix's hit series "Narcos: Mexico," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Showtime's "City on a Hill," AMC's "Hell on Wheels," CW's "Jane the Virgin," CBS's "CSI: Miami," and Netflix's "Making a Murderer."  Kevin also scores Warner Brother's "Titans," and "Doom Patrol" with Clint Mansell.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Dario Argento's "GIALLO" [CD 2021] music by Marco Werba

In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.

All Hail the re-release and expanded of the score Dario Argento "GIALLO" from composer Marco Werba. It's a grand score, something you would expect from Werba and as he has proven to us in his other score releases (Seguimi, Anita: Unva Vita Per Garibaldi, Amore e liberta: Masaniello, etc). Filled with intrigue and depth of a pending mystery, I believe the score could stand on it's own and for me it does. It is definitely something you should have or own in your collection and I can say "THANK YOU" as I am one of the lucky ones. For more information on this release, visit the Marco Werba's website and ask him.
Jeremy [Six Strings]
Marco Werba (Film composer and conductor)

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 1963, Marco Werba has lived in Rome, Italy since 1966. He is a versatile composer and has an extensive background in the music field, earning a Degree in Composition and Choral Conducting. He also studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York attending workshops in composition, orchestration and Film music. In addition, he studied conducting at the Academie de Guerande in France.

Lakeshore Records: "FALSE POSITIVE" music by Lucy Railton and Yair Elazar Glotman

Lakeshore Records is set to release the soundtrack for False Positive the Hulu Original film from A24 directed by John Lee and starring Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan.  The score by Lucy Railton and Yair Elazar Glotman (additional music for Mandy), provides an ominous yet luminescent backdrop to the psychological thriller. The album will be available digitally June 25 and the film will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning June 25.
After months of trying and failing to get pregnant, Lucy (Ilana Glazer) and Adrian (Justin Theroux) finally find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle (Pierce Brosnan). But after becoming pregnant, Lucy begins to notice something sinister through Hindle’s gleaming charm, and she sets out to uncover the unsettling truth about him, and her own “birth story.” As if getting pregnant weren’t complicated enough…
Says Railton and Glotman: “The film goes through a lot of dramatic shifts so we had the chance to indulge in many areas of music making we both love, from its glistening, hallucinatory scenes to the more dirty and twisted horror that unfolds. As collaborators it was great to be able to draw on our different strengths as musicians and also to have the freedom to score a soundtrack that pulls elements from some our own solo work. In ‘False Positive’ our own playing is featured throughout the score, utilizing our weapons of choice, cello and double bass, modular synths, tape machines and vintage keyboards.  It was a very special project for us!”
Berlin based cellist Lucy Railton has been an active performer and composer for over a decade, releasing albums on the labels Modern Love, Editions Mego - GRM Portraits, PAN (with Peter Zinovieff), ECM, SN Variations, Shelter Press and Takuroku.
She scored her first feature film, "False Positive" (A24/Hulu) together with Yair Elazar Glotman in 2021 and has previously contributed as both performer and composer to Philippe Parreno’s films ‘Li Yan‘ (2016) and ‘No More Reality’ (Luma Foundation 2021) in collaboration with sound designer and recordist Nicolas Becker (Sound of Metal) and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Candyman). She also worked with Becker on the score of ‘Earth Water Sky’ by Emma Critchley at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the same exhibition worked with Soundwalk Collective on the installation: 'A Roof For Silence' by the Lebanese architect Hala Wardé, as cellist and writer.
Railton has also composed for the dance productions ‘Everything that rises must dance’ (Complicité, London) and Akram Khan’s ‘Gnosis’ in which she also toured world wide as composer/performer. In 2019 she was commissioned by Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) to compose for the Acousmonium installed at Maison de la Radio, Paris and also for the John Giorno exhibition at Geneva Contemporary.
Since training at the Royal Academy of Music in London she has cut a distinct path of her own, engaging with a range of interdisciplinary collaborations including those with Rebecca Salvadori, Catherine Lamb, Beatrice Dillon and Kali Malone, and contributing to projects that highlight the work of Maryanne Amacher, Alvin Lucier and Pauline Oliveros to name a few. Railton also established the 10 year long new music series Kammer Klang at Cafe Oto and co-founded and co-directed the London Contemporary Music Festival from 2013-2016.
Yair Elazar Glotman is a composer and a musician based in Berlin.
Glotman trained in both classical music as an orchestral contrabass player and in electroacoustic composition. His current practice is informed by both of these traditions and employs a range of improvisation, extended contrabass techniques, and a special interest in textural and spatial compositions and combining analog and digital processing.
In recent years, Glotman’s focus has been in composition for film and media, alongside regularly releasing and performing his own music. His work for film has included working closely with the influential, late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, most notably writing additional music for “Mandy” (2018) and co-composing “Last and First Men” (2020). He scored the forthcoming A24 production "False Positive" together with cellist Lucy Railton. In addition, he has worked with composers Hildur Guðnadóttir, Ben Frost, Chris Clark, Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury, Dustin O'halloran & Hauschka, and others. In addition to film and TV, he has composed for dance performances and Opera, most notably designing the Soundtrack for the Royal Opera House in London’s production “Mamzer” (2018) by Na'ama Zisser.
Glotman has released music under his own name as well as under other projects such as KETEV and collaborations with composer Mats Erlandsson and Viktor Orri Árnason. His work has been released on notable labels including Deutsche Grammophon,130701/Fatcat, Bedroom Community, Miasma and Subtext. He has played at various music and arts venues around the world, including MaerzMusik, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Volksbuehne, CTM festival, Steirischer Herbst and Atonal festival.
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Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "I CARRY YOU WITH ME" music by Jay Wadley

Milan Records is excited to announce the June 25 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the Sony Picture Classics and Stage 6 Films’ drama ‘I Carry You With Me’ composed by Jay Wadley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Driveways). The soundtrack is composed of 19 lush tracks, which Entertainment Weekly calls, “a wrenching score that swells and fades to the rhythms of these men’s lives.” Making their debut today exclusively via Vehlinggo ahead of Friday’s wide release are two tracks from the soundtrack – listen to “One Year” and “Ivan’s Chance” HERE. Coinciding with the film’s theatrical debut, the soundtrack will release on June 25, 2021.
“In the score for ‘I Carry You With Me,’ I aimed to create a vibrant sense of nostalgia and longing using a combination of textural electronics and piano, string orchestra and some familiar sourced sounds from the streets of Mexico,” says composer JAY WADLEY.  “[Director] Heidi [Ewing] sent me a collection of sounds she recorded in the streets to inspire the sound world and make unique connections to the specific sense of time and place. One of the most prominent sounds you can hear woven into the score is the sound of the Camotero whistle from the food trucks in Mexico. I tuned and stretched out the whistle to use as a musical punctuation and thematic device to help call back to Ivan’s childhood memories working the streets with his father.”
Premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and based on true love, I Carry You With Me is a decades spanning romance that begins in Mexico between an aspiring chef (Armando Espitia) and a teacher (Christian Vázquez). Their lives restart in incredible ways as societal pressure propels them to embark on a treacherous journey to NYC with dreams, hopes, and memories in tow.

A two-time winner of the Charles Ives Award from the American Academy of Arts and letters and featured in IndieWire’s 2020 and 2016’s 10 Best Scores of the Year, Jay Wadley is a NY-based composer and music producer. He recently scored Charlie Kaufman’s phycological drama/thriller I’m Thinking of Ending Things, featuring an original ballet. Other recent projects include Heidi Ewing's I Carry You With Me, Emma Tammi’s Blood Moon (from Hulu/Blumhouse’s Into The Dark Horror Anthology Series), and Season 2 of Amazon’s Emmy®-nominated series Modern Love.  He began his professional career orchestrating for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson, and Calexico for performances with orchestras worldwide.  A testament to his skillful versatility, Wadley’s Mid-2000s Lo-Fi Bedroom Pop/Post-Punk score for Rhys Ernst’s Adam is “a mind-blowing commitment to period specificity” (LA Times), while Indiewire said Indignation’s “rich, ‘classical’ compositions are every bit as tortured as Roth’s writing, and as achingly beautiful as any of the treasured music that Schamus commissioned for films like Lust, Caution and Brokeback Mountain when he was running Focus Features.”
He is co-founder of Found Objects Music Productions with Trevor Gureckis. Found Objects is an award-winning music production company working in music for Film, TV, Advertising, and Interactive Media and was named one of Inc. 5000s fastest-growing privately held companies of 2020. Their new studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn, features a state of the art live room and 5.1 mix room, where they recently hosted the score mix for Lin Manuel Miranda and John Chu's Netflix film adaptation of In The Heights and the score recording and mix of Tamar-Kali’s score for Fisher Steven’s Palmer (AppleTV+).
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!

Based on the acclaimed novel by Rob Doyle and featuring a cast of rising young stars, the coming-of-age, social disobedience thrill ride HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 29 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film follows a group of disenfranchised Dublin teenagers who fall into a social vacuum of drinking, drugs, and shocking acts of transgression after leaving school. Written and Directed by Eoin Macken (Cold, Dreaming of You), HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN stars Dean-Charles Chapman (1917, “Game of Thrones”), Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders,” Slaughterhouse Rulez), Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit,” The New Mutants, Emma), Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (“Vikings”), Travis Fimmel (“Vikings,” Warcraft) and Conleth Hill (“Game of Thrones”).

HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN, based on the acclaimed novel by Rob Doyle, catalogs the last hurrah of three high school graduates intent on celebrating their newfound freedom with an epic, debaucherous bender. However, when a horrible accident sends them spiraling, the trio must grapple with the most daunting challenge of their lives: facing their own inner demons. Country of Origin:    Ireland.  HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN has a runtime of approximately 96 minutes and is not rated.
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"EVERY MOMENT to EVERY CHANCE to EVERY "____________"?

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MVD Entertainment Group: "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" [Blu-ray]

In the idyllic post-war 1950s, young men across the country were aspiring to achieve the American dream of marriage, family and stability. But others longed for something different...

Meet Neal Cassady (Thomas Jane, The Mist). He's got a poet's soul, a dreamer's heart and a choice to make. Caught between the allure of a drifter's life on the road and the security of a traditional home, Neal must decide which future he most desires. From writer and director Stephen Kay ("Yellowstone", Get Carter) and also starring Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Claire Forlani (Mallrats), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Marg Helgenberger (Species), Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Lucinda Jenney (Rain Man) and Gretchen Mol (3:10 to Yuma), The Last Time I Committed Suicide is the unforgettable story of love, friendship and discovering how to stay a beat ahead of the crowd.

Stephen T. Kay (born 1963) is an American actor, director, and writer of film and television. Beginning his career as an actor, his acting credits include Quantum Leap, Murder, She Wrote, Party of Five, films such as Angel 4: Undercover and Lethal Weapon 3 and regular roles in Deadly Games and General Hospital. He has directed the films Get Carter and Boogeyman. as well as directing episodes of Saved, The Shield, Friday Night Lights, Sons of Anarchy, Quantico, The Punisher, Yellowstone and Coyote.

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MVD Entertainment Group: "Mr. Jealousy" [Blu-ray]

Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction), who'd played a philosophical bartender and lifelong student for director Noah Baumbach in Kicking and Screaming, returns in Baumbach's sophomore feature, Mr. Jealousy as an aspiring novelist, Lester, who exhibits obsessive behavior when girlfriend Ramona (Annabella Sciorra, Cop Land) mentions a previous relationship with well-known writer Dashiell Frank (Chris Eigeman, Maid in Manhattan), which sends Lester into a spiral of obsessive behavior and hysterically elaborate subterfuges. 

From acclaimed three-time Academy Award© nominated writer and director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and The Whale, Marriage Story) and featuring Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), comes this refreshing comic look at life, love and jealousy.
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MovieScore Media: "GAIA" music by Pierre-Henri Wicomb

MovieScore Media’s latest international discovery is the South African fantasy art film Gaia, which spans a darkly atmospheric score whose tribal ambience is the perfect match for the film’s unusual subject. Directed by Jaco Bouwer Gaia tells the story of a park ranger, whose surveillance mission in a primordial forest gets her in touch with two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle. The boy and his philosophical father have their own religion, and share a mysterious relationship to nature. However, when strange, post-human beings attack their cabin one night, the ranger learns that there is a far greater threat than meets the eye...

"This film explores nature as experienced through the stories of four very different characters who all find themselves in an old forest," explains composer Pierre-Henri Wicomb "As we are drawn deeper into it, magical elements are revealed that finally lead to the revelation that something unknown, even divine, is present. A hidden world of connectivity, a mycelium network like the behavior of electrical currents, is uncovered. At the same time, there is something ceremonial about it. My choice of acoustic instruments had to speak to all of these elements simultaneously. I chose the flute, with its mythology, and the textural possibilities of its tone in combination with breath and the wondrous Tibetan horn, the Dungchen. Both have sound colors that bring the tangibility in the images of the trees, its branches, its bark to life. The rest of the sound pallet drew heavily from an electronic sound world. Slow moving, layered, complex sounds sharing similar textural behavior to that of the acoustic instruments. Sounds which sometimes mimic the inter-connectivity of the tree world, while also resembling the haunting cries of a forgotten prehistoric age."

South African composer Pierre-Henri Wicomb completed a Masters Degree in composition at the University of CapeTown and Post Graduate studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and is currently working on his PhD at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Africa Open. Wicomb’s music has been featured at the Festival D’Automne (Paris 2013), New York City Electronic Music Festival (2016, 2018), International Computer Music Conference (Utrecht 2016), Festivalen for Svensk Konstmusik (Stockholm 2019), Forum Wallis (Leuk, Switzerland 2013, 2014), Wilde Bloesem series (Amsterdam 2006), Infecting the City and Unyazi Festivals (Cape Town) to name a few.
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MovieScore Media: "BETTER DAYS" music by Varqa Buehrer

MovieScore Media’s recent string of Oscar-submitted movies, the label’s latest release is the score to Better Days, one of the five movies nominated for the Best International Film in 2021. Directed by Derek Tsang, Hong Kong’s entry into the Oscar race, Better Days tells the story of Chen Nian (Dongyu Zhou), a bullied teenage girl who forms an unlikely friendship with the mysterious Xiao Bei (Jackson Yee) who protects her from her assailants, all the while she copes with the pressures of her final examinations. Better Days grossed more than US$80 million dollars on its opening weekend in China, which became 184 million U.S. dollars in the first two weeks of its release. The film won the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2020 whereas the music was nominated in the Best Original Score category.

“In our early discussions about the score, Derek was very adamant that we should treat Chen Nian and Xiao Bei’s story with sufficient gravity and seriousness,” shares composer Varqa Behrer. “I’m really grateful for this approach, as there is easily a tendency to gravitate towards sensationalism when you have two of the most famous talents in China on screen. We went through many revisions to find the right sonic palette, keeping in mind the innocence and optimism that lies stubborn in youth, but being a little more daring when it came time to lay bare the juxtaposing reality of the cruelty of human nature. In doing so, we tailored the sound of the pianos for each scene in order to strike the right emotional tone for that moment, and even musical drones and pads were slowly crafted over time to ensure every sound heard in the film adds value to the characters’ experience. Much like telling the story of a close friend, I was motivated to approach it truthfully and with much care and sincerity.”

A graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) Screen Scoring program, Varqa Buehrer originally worked as an apprentice under three time Grammy Award nominated producer Photek, composer of the Emmy-winning series How to Get Away With Murder. Better Days marks Varqa’s first feature-length score, his most recent credit is the 12-part crime series The Long Night, directed by his childhood friend, If Chen.

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Walt Disney Records releases Disney and Pixar’s: "LUCA" music by Dan Romer

Walt Disney Records releases Disney and Pixar’s Luca Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available today (  Score is composed and produced by Dan Romer (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).  A story about two teenage sea monsters who experience a life-changing summer, Disney and Pixar’s “Luca” is now streaming exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available).
The score was recorded with an 82-piece orchestra at the Newman Recording Stage, and was orchestrated and conducted by Mark Graham.  Romer performed on accordion and acoustic guitar.
“Luca” director Enrico Casarosa turned to Romer to help set the stage and convey the youthful point of view of the main character, Luca.  “I love his style—his accordion skills—and his ability to blend his style with the nuances of Italian music for this score,” said Casarosa.
The film is set on the Italian Riviera during the late 1950s, early 1960s. However, said Romer, “Enrico wanted something that felt like more of a nod, or a memory, than something that felt historically accurate. He told me what he really wanted was a more Italian-sounding version of the style of music I already make, which was very exciting and freeing!”
The composer especially liked working on the film’s dream sequences where Luca soars to great heights—feeling the freedom he craves. “They called for the most lush instrumentation, and usually the most wild rhythms,” he says.
Romer added, "It was an absolute joy getting to make such a melodically driven score and I’m excited for everyone to see the film.”
Dan Romer is an award-winning composer, songwriter and music producer based in Los Angeles. Romer's scores include Disney and Pixar's feature, “Luca” (Disney+) coming out Summer 2021, four-time Oscar®-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (Searchlight),” “Maniac” (Netflix), “The Good Doctor” (ABC), “Beasts of No Nation” (Netflix), “Atypical” (Netflix), “Ski” (A24) “Wendy” (Searchlight) and Emmy® award-winning series “Ramy” (Hulu). In 2018, Romer composed the music for Ubisoft's flagship video game “Far Cry 5.”  In addition to his scoring work, Dan produced several worldwide hit singles for numerous acclaimed artists including, A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s Grammy®- winning "Say Something," and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better.”
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca (voice of Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, Alberto (voice of Jack Dylan Grazer), but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.   Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (“La Luna”) and produced by Andrea Warren (“Lava,” “Cars 3”).
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Lakeshore Records: "MISS JUNETEENTH" music by Emily Rice and Songs

A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.  The Channing Godrey Peoples directed film starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson and Alexis Chikaeze is available to stream on Hulu.
Emily Rice is a British born composer for film and TV, who started her musical life as a cellist playing in orchestras and rock bands. She has recorded and conducted her work at Warner Brothers, Capitol Records, and The Wiltern – with members of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra.

Rice recently completed scoring the Netflix series The I-Land (executive produced by and starring Kate Bosworth). She is in increasing demand as a composer for indie films, and has composed the scores to the films 100 Years From Home, For the Love of Rutland, and Miss Juneteenth which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. She is an alumna of the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music & Sound Design Lab and recently completed the score for Netflix's Sol Levante.
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Lakeshore Records: "PHYSICAL" Season 1 music by Isabella Summers

Lakeshore Records is set to release the soundtrack for the first season of “Physical,” the Apple Original Series created by Annie Weisman and starring Rose Byrne.  The series is awash in a glorious synth score by Emmy-nominated Isabella Summers (the “Machine” in Florence and the Machine) whose past work includes “Little Fires Everywhere,” Panic” as well as the forthcoming ‘Sex/Life.”  The music provides both a high energy as well as a menacing backdrop to the dark comedy.  Physical Season 1—Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack is available digitally today, June 18, and the series is now streaming globally on Apple TV+.
Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, “Physical” is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin, a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.
At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila’s real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) — the female lifestyle guru.
Says Summers: “What a ride scoring Sheila’s headspace. Out of control and spinning her inner monologue was just so delicious to compose -- a mixture of 70s pots and pans and a journey of rock and roll and screeching synths. I channeled Vangelis as much as possible towards the end.”
Isabella (the Machine) Summers, is best known as the architect behind the sound of Florence and the Machine.
Isabella spent 14 years writing, producing, touring, composing and refining her anthemic cinematic sound before taking the successful leap from pop music and transitioning into an incredibly talented and exciting composer for film and television.
After successfully contributing to the score of Sam Levinson's ‘Assassination Nation’ Isabella then went on to score Little Fires Everywhere for Hulu, earning her an Emmy nomination in 2020.
Whilst creating the main theme for Sky's Riviera, Isabella teamed up with Brian Kim to score Panic!
Isabella is currently composing her fourth and fifth series for Apple TV & Netflix with her next show scheduled for release on Amazon this spring 2021.
In addition to composing for multiple TV shows & film, Isabella is finishing work on her much anticipated debut solo record. The record is set to be a collection of Isabella’s finest work crossing genres between her signature anthemic pop roots into soaring cinematic orchestral masterpieces destined for the big screen.

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Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE PAPER TIGERS" [Blu-ray/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!

Certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes and critically-acclaimed around the world, THE PAPER TIGERS, a homage to feel-good martial arts films like The Karate Kid, debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 22 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The audience-pleasing film shows how three dedicated kung fu disciples grew into washed-up, middle-aged men—now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death. The award-winning feature film debut of Director Tran Quoc Bao,

THE PAPER TIGERS stars Alain Uy (“Helstrom,” “True Detective”), Ron Yuan (Mulan, “Marco Polo”), and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (The Gods, Undisputed III: Redemption). The film is currently available to watch in theaters and on digital.

Following its world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival, THE PAPER TIGERS played numerous festivals around the world, winning the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Boston Asian American Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring—and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hit-man still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy. [Watch the trailer:]
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"Who is back and how long did it take to get there?
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RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the hit drama series The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1. The series’ first season originally aired on AMC in 2020. RLJE Films will release The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray on June 15, 2021.

Set in the same universe “The Walking Dead,” The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1 stars Aliyah Royale (“The Red Line”), Alexa Mansour (Unfriended: The Dark Web), Hal Cumpston (Bilched), Nicolas Cantu (“The Powerpuff Girls,” “The Amazing World of Gumball”), Nico Tortorella (Scream 4, “Younger”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”) and Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). RLJE Films will release The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray.

Now a decade into the apocalypse, sisters Hope (Mansour) and Iris Bennett (Royale) have grown up inside the walls of one of the few remaining first-world communities. Their home, the Campus Colony, is a satellite settlement with a population of just under ten-thousand, located a hundred miles outside surviving city of Omaha, Nebraska. The sisters' scientist father conducts research over one-thousand miles away in a research facility run by the Civic Republic, an ally of Omaha, but one that does not reveal its location to outsiders. When the sisters receive a message that their father might be in a danger, they defy their own community's rules and enlist their friends Elton (Cantu) and Silas (Cumpston)to embark on a cross-country quest to save him. Leaving their sheltered upbringing behind, these teenagers learn how to fight threats both living and dead as they travel through a beautiful but decaying and dangerous world.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: "BOOGIE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

A basketball phenom in Queens, New York, Alfred “Boogie” Chin struggles to balance the pressure from his traditional East Asian parents to go earning a scholarship to an elite college over chasing his NBA dreams. 

Boogie is a 2021 American drama film written and directed by Eddie Huang in his directorial debut. It stars Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Bashar "Pop Smoke" Jackson, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. The film marks the first and only acting film appearance for Jackson before his death in February 2020. It was released on March 5, 2021, by Focus Features. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed $4.2 million.

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Milan Records: "12 MIGHTY ORPHANS" music by Mark Orton

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way. 

Mark Orton is a composer working in the mediums of film scoring, concert music, and radio drama. He is both a multi-instrumentalist and a collector of antique and unusual instruments, performing on all manner (and era) of guitars, keyboards, and percussion. Mark is the co-founder of Tin Hat, an internationally renowned composer/improviser collective with seven critically acclaimed albums. He has written scores for dozens of films – documentary, narrative feature, and fine art – and has composed music for modern dance, theater, experimental radio, video/art installation, the circus, and the concert hall.
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Silva Screen Records: "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" music by Robert Mellin and Gian-Piero Reverberi

Silva Screen Records will reissue Robert Mellin and Gian-Piero Reverberi's evocative TV score in CD format. The reissue will include the music material discovered in 1997 and new packaging, featuring never seen before cover and pictures as well as a definitive history of the music and series written by Stephen Brown & Lynn Simpson. The audio was digitally cleaned by BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s producer-composer Mark Ayres.

The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe is one of Silva Screen Records’ oldest releases that has never been issued on vinyl as the full album. The theme tune was released as a 7" single for Record Store Day 2012. The vinyl was often requested but there was never enough visual material to work with till now. After more than 20 years, the full album vinyl release with a lovingly prepared package will finally be released this Autumn.

Some will say that British Television had its heyday in the 1960s, a plethora of entertainment for all ages. Children’s TV was no exception, the many adventure series, educational programs and puppet shows all had a profound effect on those lucky enough to have grown up in those years. At 5PM on October 12th, 1965, BBC1 viewers witnessed The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe opening credits - a gentle sea rolling over a sandy shore that could just about be anywhere in the world. In that short twenty seconds, Mellin and Reverberi’s wonderful, haunting music theme established itself as one of the most successful pieces of TV music ever.

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe was a French- German drama series made by Franco London Films as an adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe. It was the first, and often quoted as being the best television adaptation of the original story. The series would enjoy a huge European audience in what would be the very first European Television Channel co-production.

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Lakeshore Records: "THE SPACE BETWEEN" nusic by Rivers Cuomo and Kelsey Grammer

Lakeshore Records is set to release the The Space Between—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on June 18 with original songs by Rivers Cuomo, the founder of the Grammy-winning rock band Weezer. The songs feature vocals by Cuomo as well as the star of the film, Kelsey Grammer. Also appearing on the album are Volker Bertelmann, AWOLNATION and “house band” Minibar. The film directed by Rachel Winter and will be released on VOD and Digital today,  June 15.
Micky Adams (Grammer), an eccentric has-been rock musician, loses his grip on reality as his record label looks to drop him and his new “unique” albums. In hopes of breaking out of the mailroom, young Charlie Porter (Jackson White) is tasked with traveling to the musician’s bizarre home and forcing Micky out of his contract. Micky realizes Charlie could be the key to an artistic breakthrough and the pair’s unlikely friendship grows. The odd but powerful bond helps both gain perspective on the music industry, life, love…and the space between.
Says Winter: “For me, getting the music right in THE SPACE BETWEEN was beyond critical.  This was my first film as a director, the film is about music and music itself is a character in the movie, and we needed to sell the music of Micky Adams as real, like totally believable as a famous singer-songwriter. (My fantasy was that folks would Google Micky Adams kn their way out of a theater to see if he was a real guy.) So the stakes were really high!  
Luckily, I knew enough to hire the brilliant music supervisor, Tricia Halloran to be my partner in crime and she made all seem possible!  
I didn’t know Rivers Cuomo before this experience but his ability to interpret what I was looking for with just snippets of lyrics I had put into the script in my director’s pass, was astounding. It was so important to give it the energy of the 90’s.  “Come With Me,” for example, is a fantastic song and accomplished all the goals, which is to say, it’s timeless while being perfectly rooted in the musical language of the 90’s in our film.  I am still pinching myself after this experience.”

Says Music Supervisor Tricia Halloran: “At every stage of this project, we dreamed big and our dreams came true. We wondered, ‘What if we could get someone like Rivers Cuomo to write 70’s style songs?’ And then we got Rivers, who was phenomenal to work with. I will never forget the thrill of hearing his demos for ‘I See Colors’ and ‘J Is For Joy’ for the first time. He just ‘got it’ for every single one of our extremely specific, scripted song requests. Then we dreamed of producing the songs vintage-style, and we got to work at New Monkey (Elliott Smith’s old studio) with a rare vintage Trident board, vintage equipment and stellar producer Nick Luca. Then Rachel and I found out we both had crushes on the same LA band, Minibar, so we made them the house band for all the recordings, plus snuck a couple of their songs into the movie. It was like being on an extraordinary road trip where each stage somehow got more exhilarating than the last!”
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MovieScore Media: "HERO MODE" music by Bill Brown

MovieScore Media teams up with Bill Brown (CSI:NY) to present his latest score that build’s on the composer’s experience in video game scoring. Directed by A.J. Tesler, Hero Mode takes place in the quirky and exciting world of video game development, telling the fun, dramatic, and heartwarming story of a young game prodigy who is faced with the challenge of his life - he has 30 days to create the world’s greateast video game. With everything on the line, and the future of his family’s video game company in peril, the adventure begins! With Brown’s experience in video game music (such as Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six), he was the ideal composer for the film!

“The main message of Hero Mode is about the challenges we face in that experience of creating. And it really hit home for me. I could relate to having a high-stakes puzzle that needs solving and all that it takes to harness your creativity (and maybe even some sweat and tears) to make it happen. Not to mention, even if it is sometimes daunting, the creative process can still be a lot of fun! — I’m just proud to be a part of this film. I miss the cast and post-production crew already and am so grateful to have spent the time collaborating with all of them. On this album, I added that suite of some of those thematic ideas I was trying out as I began scoring the film. I thought that starting the album from the very beginning of my creative process (with a “ demo suite" of ideas) would be perfect.” The soundtrack also features the song “Brainstorm” performed by Indiana Massara.

Award-winning composer Bill Brown is best known for scoring all nine seasons of the hit CBS series CSI: NY, as well as writing epic scores for games such as Wolfenstein, Lineage II, Captain America: Super Soldier, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and many more. His scores for film include the action-thriller Infamous, starring Bella Thorne and Jake Manley, The Devil's Tomb, with Cuba Gooding Jr., Desiree, starring Ron Perlman - the latter of two have been released by MovieScore Media. Accolades for his music include PCXL Magazine's Best Music Award for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and the Music4Games Editor's Choice Award.
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MovieScore Media: "L’INSTANT PRÉSENT" music by Raphaël Dargent (PHAR)

MovieScore Media’s recent string of French releases is expanded with Raphaël Dargent’s intimate minimalist score for the Frecnh indie drama L’instant présent by writer/director/actor Florian Hessique. After a fall from a horse that leaves him in a coma for almost ten years, Joshua (Hessique) returns to the stables he knew so well. Though he is welcomed by Mario (Martin Lamotte) and Alice (Alice Raucoules), he recognizes neither of them. During the day, they will try to bring back some memories in the head of the man they were so close to, but has turned into a complete stranger following the accident.

“What if I was given an orchestra to write music for a carousel? What would that sound like?” ponders composer PHAR aka Raphaël Dargent. “That was the underlying concept behind the score for L'Instant Présent. The idea came naturally as horse riding is a core theme of the movie. In addition, composing music that conveys the idea of an infinite circle felt like a great fit with the narrative structure. I chose an orchestra with very little brass and arranged the music to make it feel reminiscent of childhood, with subtle and light hearted textures. It was the best way to embrace the naivety and nostalgia that the director was looking for.”

Raphaël Dargent (PHAR) graduated from the USC Screen Scoring master program for which he received the Harry Warren Scholarship. He was also admitted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. He has scored over 20 feature and documentary shorts in the past five years with L’instant présent marking his feature film debut. 

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MovieScore Media: "LUTHER" music by Erwann Kermorvant

Besides releasing his score to Your Honour (Un homme d'honneur), MovieScore Media’s other team-up with composer Erwann Kermorvant also comes from the world of French television. The iconic name of Luther needs no introduction - the original series with a career defining performance by Idris Elba ran for five seasons on BBC One. After tracking down a child murderer, the nervously exhausted detective Theo Luther (Christopher Bayemi) is reinstated into his unit. Despite being plagued by intimate and criminal demons he is brought to investigate Alice (Chloe Jouannet), whom he suspects of the murder of his parents. From now on, Luther fights the worst assassins of Greater Paris under the gaze of a killer who seems to be – yet – the only one to understand him.

"I’ve known director David Morley for a long time and it’s always a pleasure to work with him. He’s always very precise and knows exactly what he wants. In that case it was the mixture of a 'machine' like score and simple melodic tunes to describe the main characters. He also wanted some piano, but 'different' to describe the mental state of mind of the main character. I opted for a micro tuned Pleyel Upright with layers of t-shirt inside to muffled the sound. I also used and amazing sound sculpture from AZZAM Bells to add an organic layers to the more electronic oriented cues. I also recorded an string quartet at my studio for a few cues that needed some sweetening towards the end of the season."

Erwann Kermorvant began his musical education at the age of 7 at the Lorient Conservatory where he started playing the clarinet. Since finishing the film music program of UCLA, he has written dozens of film and television scores, including the western adventure Big City and the space comedy Un ticket pour l'espace, both of which have been released by MovieScore Media. Kermorvant's most recent credits include Ludovic Colbeau Justin's comedy Le Lion and Bronx, the composer's seventh collaboration with director Olivier Marchal since 2004 (36th Precinct, A Gang Story, Section Zero or Carbone). For more information:
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