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MVD Entertainment Group: "DUNE" [Limited Edition 4K UHD + Blu-ray]


Following a notorious aborted attempt by Alejandro Jodorowsky in the 1970s, Frank Herbert's bestselling sci-fi epic Dune finally made it to the big screen as the third film by emerging surrealist wunderkind David Lynch, featuring an all-star cast that includes several of Lynch's regular collaborators. The year is 10,191, and four planets are embroiled in a secret plot to wrest control of the Spice Melange, the most precious substance in the universe and found only on the planet Arrakis. A feud between two powerful dynasties, House Atreides and House Harkonnen, is manipulated from afar by ruling powers that conspire to keep their grip on the spice. 
 
As the two families clash on Arrakis, Duke Atreides' son Paul (Kyle MacLachlan, in his screen debut) finds himself at the center of an intergalactic war and an ancient prophecy that could change the galaxy forever. Though its initial reception ensured that Lynch largely eschewed mainstream film-making for the rest of his career, Dune has since been rightly re-evaluated as one of the most startlingly original and visionary science fiction films of the 1980s. Its astonishing production design and visual effects can now be appreciated anew in this spellbinding 4K restoration, accompanied by hours of comprehensive bonus features.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "BLIND BEAST" [Blu-ray]


Blind Beast is a grotesque portrait of the bizarre relationship between a blind sculptor and his captive muse, adapted from a short story from Japan's foremost master of the macabre, Edogawa Rampo (Horrors of Malformed Men, The Black Lizard, Caterpillar). An artist's model, Aki (Mako Midori), is abducted, and awakens in a dark warehouse studio whose walls are decorated with outsized women's body parts - eyes, lips, legs and breasts - and dominated by two recumbent giant statues of male and female nudes. Her kidnapper introduces himself as Michio (Eiji Funakoshi), a blind sculptor whom she had witnessed previously at an exhibition in which she featured intently caressing a statue of her naked torso. 
 
Michio announces his intention of using her to sculpt the perfect female form. At first defiant, she eventually succumbs to his intense fixation on her body and finds herself drawn into his sightless world, in which touch is everything. Blind Beast is a masterpiece of erotic horror that explores the all-encompassing and overwhelming relationship between the artist and his art and the obsessive closed world that the artist inhabits, with maestro director Yasuzō Masumura (Giants and Toys, Irezumi) conjuring up a hallucinogenic dreamworld in which sensual and creative urges combine with a feverish intensity.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN" [Blu-ray]


A small rural town and a family of outsiders, both trapped in the demonic grip of... The Brotherhood of Satan! Recently widowed Ben, his glamorous girlfriend Nicky and his small daughter K.T. are on a road trip across the Southwest, which comes to a screeching halt when they witness an accident. Heading to the nearby isolated desert town of Hillsboro to report it to the Sheriff (played by Jones), they are met with a hostile reaction from the locals, who are gripped by paranoia and fear due to a series of gruesome deaths, as well as the mysterious disappearance of eleven of the community's children. 
 
As the bodies continue to pile up around them, Ben and his family find themselves joining the sheriff, a local priest and the town's enigmatic physician Doc Duncan (Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke) in the midst of a mystery that points towards a deadly satanic cult... Produced by Alvy Moore and L.Q. Jones, a veteran character actor best known for his work with Sam Peckinpah, The Brotherhood of Satan is an atmospheric and chilling tale of terror that provides a crucial missing link between Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Devil's Rain (1975) in the cycle of turn-of-the-seventies shockers involving sinister devil-worshiping cults lurking within the dark shadows of modern-day America.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande Records: "LOVE FIELD" (THE DELUXE EDITION) Music by Jerry Goldsmith


Jerry Goldsmith was delighted to turn to “people pictures” in the early 1990s, seeking a change of pace from the action and genre movies that had dominated his schedule. The Russia House was the first, followed not long thereafter by another drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer: Love Field, directed by Jonathan Kaplan (The Accused). Pfeiffer and Dennis Haybert starred in an interracial romance amidst the racial strife of 1963 Texas, in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination.
 
Goldsmith composed a tender Americana score for Love Field, with lyrical strings and bluesy piano offering warmth and period flavorings, not unlike his gentle, humanistic music for actual 1960s dramas. The film also features moments of suspense and action—as society looked askance on relations between races at the time—which Goldsmith captured with more intense strains.
 
Released by Varèse Sarabande at the time of the film, Goldsmith’s Love Field soundtrack has been expanded to nearly double the length for this Deluxe Edition. Also included is a bonus section of blues piano tracks performed by the prestigious rock and blues pianist Bill Payne, which replaced some of Goldsmith’s music in the finished film.
 
Liner notes by Tim Greiving include new interview comments with Jonathan Kaplan and Bill Payne. Kaplan recalls advice from his father, the composer Sol Kaplan: “If you ever get the chance to work with Jerry Goldsmith, take it.” Good advice!
 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]
 
Varèse Sarabande is one of the leading and most prolific producers of film and television soundtracks. The label was formed as a merger between Varèse International Records (named for composer Edgar Varèse) and Sarabande Records (named after a musical dance form). The label’s iconic logo – a frequent curiosity of fans around the globe -is actually an inkblot created by blowing a straw on a piece of paper with India ink. 

Initially a classical label, Varèse Sarabande released its first album of film music in June 1978. Since then, Varèse Sarabande has released thousands of soundtracks and new recordings of classic film scores conducted by celebrated composers with the world’s best-known orchestras. 

The label upped the ante for fans by creating the Varèse Sarabande CD Club—releasing exclusive limited-edition deluxe soundtracks featuring rare and long-requested titles. The CD Club ran initially from 1989–92 and was restarted in 2001, and Varèse continues to create Deluxe Editions of cherished scores that might otherwise never see a release. 
  
Since joining Concord in 2018, Varèse Sarabande continues to release new television and film scores, high-quality vinyl and Deluxe Edition soundtracks. 
 

Varèse Sarabande Records: "DANTE’S PEAK" (THE DELUXE EDITION) 2CD Music by John Frizzell and Themes by James Newton Howard


The 1990s saw a revival of the Hollywood disaster epic, with two large-budget volcano films competing in early 1997—and both Dante’s Peak and Volcano had their soundtracks released by Varèse Sarabande. Following the Deluxe Edition of Volcano in 2020, this 2-CD set of Dante’s Peak expands its massive John Frizzell score—with themes by James Newton Howard—in a triumph of explosive, symphonic ’90s action.
 
Dante’s Peak was directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bounty, Species) and starred Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton in escaping a Mount St. Helens-type blast in Washington State. James Newton Howard was initially hired to compose the score but left due to scheduling. Howard contributed two main themes, for the volcano and the film’s romantic relationship, and recommended John Frizzell for the score (as the two had done on The Rich Man’s Wife).
 
Working at a furious pace, Frizzell composed a massive, symphonic score befitting the life-or-death struggle of outrunning a catastrophic volcano—but also containing moments of grandeur, suspense and softer contemplation. “I’m very structural,” Frizzell told Tim Greiving, interviewed jointly with Donaldson for the new liner notes. “So, I actually drew maps of the film, placing James’ themes in key moments and trying to break down structurally how I wanted to have a roadmap—knowing how much tension I needed to have and where I could hit the throttle.”
 
Varèse Sarabande’s Deluxe Edition of Dante’s Peak features the 93-minute score across disc one and two, with the 1997 half-hour album at the end of disc two.
 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "WHAT IF…T’CHALLA BECAME A STAR-LORD?" (EPISODE 2) and "WHAT IF…THE WORLD LOST ITS MIGHTIEST HEROES?" (EPISODE 3) music by Laura Karpman


What If…T’Challa Became a Star-Lord? (Episode 2) and What If…the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes? (Episode 3) feature score by Emmy®-winning composer Laura Karpman.  The releases will be followed by the What If…? Original Soundtrack Episode 4 digital album available on September 3, with subsequent weekly releases for each episode of the series.  The score was produced by Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and album producers are Brad Winderbaum, Bryan Andrews and Dave Jordan.

“What If...?” flips the script on the MCU, re-imagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If...?” launched exclusively on Disney+ on August 11, 2021.

Commenting on her score, Karpman said, “Episodes two and three are portraits of two very different moments in the ‘What If…?’ multi-verse! ‘What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?’ (Episode 2), is a mash up of themes from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Black Panther’ – they surprisingly go well together. We also very much honor our beloved Chadwick Boseman with a musical tribute.  ‘What If… the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?’ (Episode 3), is a mystery-thriller and the score makes the most of this mini-movie! It is truly epic!”

Karpman creates powerful, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theater, interactive media and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit. Karpman collaborates with the most creative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Rory Kennedy, Sam Pollard, Laura Nix plus Eleanor, Francis Ford and Sophia Coppola.   The five-time Emmy winner’s scores span the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, and the Discovery Channel docu-series Why We Hate, for which she recently won an Emmy Award.   
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING" music by Siddhartha Khosla


The Only Murders in the Building Original Score Soundtrack, featuring score composed and produced by Siddhartha Khosla is available today from Hollywood Records. The 10-episode series debuts on Hulu on Tuesday, Aug. 31 with the first three episodes. New episodes stream Tuesdays.

Commenting on the album, Khosla said,  "It's been a dream working on this stunning show and scoring the sublime performances of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. I'm grateful that we navigated the challenges of this past year and we were able to record an orchestral ensemble of some of the very best musicians around. Thank you to our incredible producers and crew, my entire team, and the music folks at Disney and 20th Television for all the support in helping me bring this artistic vision to life."

Siddhartha Khosla is a three-time Emmy®-nominated film and television composer, singer/songwriter, and producer of the critically acclaimed band, Goldspot. Khosla received Emmy nominations in 2021 and 2019 for Outstanding Music Composition For a Series and in 2020 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for his original song “Memorized” (shared with Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith) for his work on NBC's Golden Globe® and Emmy-winning drama series, “This Is Us.” Khosla has the distinction of being the first South Asian person to be nominated in the Primetime Emmy score and song categories. Khosla’s upcoming projects include the Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s comedy film “Queenpins” and Jason Orley’s dramedy film “I Want You Back.”

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. “Only Murders In The Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "NAKED SINGULARITY" Music by Brendan Angelides


Casi is a promising young New York City public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he's trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous, high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client in an effort to beat the broken system at its own game.
 
Brendan Angelides is a Los Angeles based music producer & composer. His multi-genre records have been released on record labels Interscope, Ninja Tune, Warp, Planet Mu, Milan and his own imprint: Ancestor. Beginning at the start of 2020, a decision was made to move on from using the moniker "Eskmo."

Angelides is the composer for 13 Reasons Why (Netflix) and Billions (Showtime). In 2019 & 2020, he scored the motion picture “Naked Singularity” (Ridley Scott Presents, 3311) and the VR experience “Minimum Mass” which is an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and winner of the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival for "Best VR."

In 2015, he created FeelHarmonic which connects creatives, from a variety of fields, to collaborate on bringing the deaf community new ways to experience sound. They develop hands-on events that engage and excite while fostering a sense of exploration, communication and connection. These events are brought to schools, educational institutions and communal centers.
 
Brendan is one of the founding members of the Echo Society, which is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization. It gathers to inspire, challenge, and enrich the community through the creation and performance of new sonic and visual art presented during singular, one-night-only experiences. As a collective, they have so far presented sold out experiences in the LA area within a variety of unique locations. A roster of international guests have taken part.

For more information visit: www.lakeshorerecords.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE L WORD®: GENERATION Q" (MUSIC FROM THE SHOWTIME ORIGINAL SERIES) by composers HEATHER MCINTOSH and ALLYSON NEWMAN


Milan Records today releases THE L WORD®: GENERATION Q (MUSIC FROM THE SHOWTIME ORIGINAL SERIES) by composers HEATHER MCINTOSH and ALLYSON NEWMAN. Available everywhere now, the album features original score music composed by McIntosh and Newman for the SHOWTIME Original Series, which follows a diverse group of LGBTQIA+ characters in Los Angeles. Also included within the album, alongside the emotive score, is an antithetic electro-pop vocal track from Mr. Sister, entitled “Trouble Finds Me,” as well as an orchestral cover of Robyn’s “Show Me Love” from the Elegance String Quartet. The resulting 33-track collection perfectly complements the on-screen narratives of love, heartbreak, setbacks and success. Taking place 10 years after the events of the original groundbreaking series, THE L WORD®: GENERATION Q is currently in its second season and premiering new episodes available Fridays on-demand for all SHOWTIME subscribers.  

Of the soundtrack, co-composers HEATHER MCINTOSH and ALLYSON NEWMAN say, “Our work as co-composers for THE L WORD®: GENERATION Q has been a dream realized. The collaborative process is a constant ebb and flow of musical ideas and feelings between us. Being accountable to one another for the work we produce has pushed us to be better composers. Working with show-runner Marja-Lewis Ryan has also been extremely rewarding. Our directive for the second season was to compose new material based solely on the feelings of family and connectivity that she wanted the show to evoke. It gave us remarkable freedom to explore and delve deeper. This enhanced the scoring process as a whole.”

“When the original THE L WORD® series aired, it was the first time I saw myself reflected in the media; it felt validating and gave me comfort in the knowledge that there was a whole queer community out there,” adds co-composer ALLYSON NEWMAN, continuing, “The fact that I am now a part of GENERATION Q is tremendously meaningful. Representation matters. THE L WORD® continues to push boundaries and provide a platform for queer voices to be seen and heard."

Based on the groundbreaking drama series THE L WORD®, season two of THE L WORD®: GENERATION Q continues to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals), Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig), Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey), Dani Nùñez (Arienne Mandi), Micah Lee (Leo Sheng), Sarah Finley (Jacqueline Toboni), Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas), Gigi Ghorbani (Sepideh Moafi) and Angelica Porter-Kennard (Jordan Hull) as they experience love, heartbreak, setbacks and success in L.A.  Each new episode of the second season will be available on Fridays for SHOWTIME subscribers on demand. The first five episodes of season two will air Sunday nights, with the final five episodes of the season airing Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT up until its October 11 season finale. Season two is executive produced by showrunner Marja-Lewis Ryan (The Four-Faced Liar, 6 Balloons), along with series creator Ilene Chaiken, Kristen Campo, Allyce Ozarski, Maisha Closson and original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey. Emmy® winner Rosie O’Donnell (SMILF), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Emmy and Academy Award® nominee Griffin Dunne (HOUSE OF LIES, This is Us) and Vanessa Williams (Candyman) have signed on to guest star in multiple episodes.

Heather McIntosh started her musical career playing with the bands of The Elephant 6 Collective, Gnarls Barkley and Lil Wayne. She has played cello on records for Animal Collective, Norah Jones, Washed Out, Belle and Sebastian and St. Vincent and has performed on stage with a variety of artists, such as Bright Eyes, of Montreal and Cat Power.  Following her touring days, she has been regularly composing music for film and television since 2011.

She is an alumna of The Sundance Institute Music & Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound; a 2014 Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Fellow; and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy, and her credits include Compliance and Z for Zachariah, directed by Craig Zobel; Faults and The Art of Self-Defense, directed by Riley Stearns; the series One Dollar for CBS All Access; Astra Taylor’s feature documentary What is Democracy?; The Quarry, directed by Scott Teems; and The L Word®: Generation Q with Allyson Newman.

Allyson Newman earned her Master’s degree in Composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her first feature film, Watermark, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. She then moved to LA to study film scoring at USC. Newman has been awarded both an Australia Council for the Arts Grant and an Australian Guild of Screen Composers Award. Newman scored the multi-award-winning documentary feature Limited Partnership that premiered on PBS Independent Lens in 2015. In 2016, Newman scored the Emmy®-nominated media series Her Story. In July 2017, Newman participated in the BMI Conducting Workshop and then went on to score Kusama-Infinity, which premiered at Sundance and was released theatrically around the world in September 2018. Newman collaborated with Oscar®-winning directors Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein to score State of Pride, which opened the SXSW Film Festival in 2019. In 2019, Newman scored Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, which had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. She is a member of the Television Academy and is on the leadership team for the Alliance for Women Film Composers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

BRIAN D’OLIVEIRA SCORES “THE WITCHER: NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF”


BAFTA-nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist Brian D’Oliveira (Resident Evil: Village, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider) scores “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf”, a thrilling animated origin story from “The Witcher” showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, writer Beau DeMayo and Studio Mir. Directed by Kwang Il Han and starring Theo James, Lara Pulver, Graham McTavish and Mary McDonnell, “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” premieres today, August 23, exclusively on Netflix.

“When composing for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, I challenged myself to stay true to The Witcher’s already rich musical 'continental' sound world and drew inspiration from Medieval, Baroque and Slavic traditions,” says D’Oliveira. “But at the same time I tried to pay homage to classic Anime soundtracks, by keeping them as fully live and raw acoustic performance-based pieces, and without shying away from experimentation.”

The world of “The Witcher” expands in this Anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor Vesemir – a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.

“Within The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf soundtrack, you will hear a melting pot of eras and cultures in unexpected yet coherent ways,” adds D’Oliveira. “A personal favorite was our novel use of ultrasonically recorded instruments, which have been warped and blended throughout the soundtrack to give an otherworldly, ancient quality to the music.”

An official soundtrack album of Brian D’Oliveira’s original score for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will be announced soon. For more information on the film, visit https://www.netflix.com/title/81037868.

Brian D’Oliveira is a BAFTA-nominated composer and sound alchemist based in Montreal, Canada. His focus is on constantly pushing the envelope in music and sound, mastering and creating new instruments, technologies and audio tools. He is also the Founder of La Hacienda Creative, an interactive sound studio in Montreal and its audio tools development division, MNTRA Instruments. His evocative work on soundtracks for video games such as Resident Evil: Village, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 7, Papo & Yo, Tearaway, and Sackboy has brought many accolades, earning multiple IGN and G.A.N.G. Awards as well as countless nominations including BAFTA and GDC Awards. For more information, visit https://briandoliveira.com.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records: "STORM WARNING/CRAWLSPACE" (2Cd) Music Composed and Performed by Jamie Blanks


Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents a 2-CD set with music composed and performed by accomplished Director and Composer Jamie Blanks - STORM WARNING (2007) and CRAWLSPACE (2012) - Both scores won "Best Musical Score" at Screamfest the only two years Blanks entered scores for competition at the festival. Renowned and award-winning for both directing and composing, Jamie Blanks is best known as the director of both URBAN LEGEND (1998) and VALENTINE (2001), and the director, composer, and editor of both STORM WARNING (2007) and LONG WEEKEND (2008). STORM WARNING and LONG WEEKEND were both written by legendary screenwriter Everett DeRoche, who Blanks kept as a treasured friend up until DeRoche's death. CRAWLSPACE (2012) is the directorial debut of Justin Dix, Blanks' practical effects and make-up wizard for both STORM WARNING and LONG WEEKEND. Like Blanks with his two wins for "Best Musical Score," Dix won "Best Makeup and Effects" at Screamfest in 2007 and 2012.

With a foreword by author Mike Thorn, detailed notes on both scores by Jamie Blanks, and an epilogue by author Adrian Roe, STORM WARNING/CRAWLSPACE features Howlin' Wolf Records' most extensive packaging to date with a 32-page, full-color booklet, stunning photography by both Terry Hope and Hugh Fleming, and gorgeous original artwork by Hugh Fleming, all gloriously crafted and designed by longtime Howlin' Wolf Records Art Director, Luis Miguel Rojas.
 
For More Information and Ordering:
http://howlinwolfrecords.com/store.html
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Port Authority" music by Matthew Herbert


MovieScore Media’s latest composer on its roster is influential electronica artist Matthew Herbert, whose intense ambient score for Danielle Lessovitz urban transgender drama Port Authority builds on a varied number of influences. This unorthodox love story set in New York's queer ballroom scene, and follows Paul, a 20 year old Midwesterner who quickly catches eyes with Wye, a 22 year old girl voguing on the sidewalk. After Paul seeks her out in secret, an intense love between them blossoms. But when Paul discovers Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his own identity and what it means to belong...

Matthew Herbert’s body of work in the field of electronic music is impossible to categorize. In one of his interviews, he summed up his artistic credo in the following way: "When everything I read politically and watch and hear has been absorbed, there comes a point where you must feel it viscerally otherwise you are closed to the horrors of it and thus closed to the possibility of action, closed to the idea that you could make a difference or could have prevented the outcome. This internalizing of the struggle, the friction, the melancholy I feel should be at the emotional core of the work. After all, I am making music and not writing a newspaper article. But with the invention of the sampler, I can now explicitly root my work in the literal, critical present. I can describe the real in the frame of the imaginary."

Matthew Herbert is an award-winning composer, artist, producer and writer whose range of innovative works extends from more than 30 albums (including the much-celebrated Bodily Functions) to scores for Oscar-winning films (A Fantastic Woman) as well as music for the National Theatre, Broadway, TV series (Noughts and Crosses, BBC), games (Lego) and radio. He has performed solo, as a DJ and with various musicians including his own 21 piece big band and 100 piece choir all round the world from the Sydney opera house, to the Hollywood Bowl and created installations, plays and opera. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "JULIUS CAESAR" (REMASTERED) Music Composed by Miklós Rózsa Conducted by BRUCE BROUGHTON


As part of its ongoing digital series of releases, Intrada has now fully remastered its 1995 recording of Miklós Rózsa's Julius Caesar, performed brilliantly by the Sinfonia of London at Air Studios in London. From the thundering "Overture," the regal "Caesar's Procession," the skittering, malevolent "The Scolding Winds," the treacherous "They Murder Caesar" and the lonely horns calling in "Brutus' Camp," Rózsa composed a stunning work that stands as one of his most fitting and complex. It is the story of Caesar's downfall in pure musical terms.


As Rozsa himself affirms his approach: “If Julius Caesar had been merely an historical film about Caesar, I might have attempted the use of period music. However, it was much more than that. It is a Shakespearean tragedy and with its superb language a mirror of the times in which it was written, the age of Elizabeth. And it is the language which dictates its style." The music is dark, brooding and tragic, spotlighted at various intervals with bright bursts of Roman splendor, meticulously crafted in terms of musical structure.

Remastered in 24-bit, the resultant master is richer in detail than the original release. As with previous Excalibur digital releases, this release will be available digitally as well as on CD for a limited time. The CD will be available until October 15th, 2021, as a precursor to the digital album's release.

Shakespeare set his story in the Rome of 44 B.C., at a time when the city was not only rich with the spoils of the Roman Empire but rife with political dissension, much of it brought on by Caesar’s appointment of himself as a dictator. Mark Antony remains loyal to Caesar, but Brutus is torn between friendship and fear that Caesar will suppress democracy. Brutus becomes part of a plot to assassinate Caesar, a plot initiated by the ambitious Cassius, but demands that Mark Antony be spared. It is a story of the corruption of power, of friends, betrayals, and the most tragic of ends.

For track listing and sound samples, please visit the Julius Casear soundtrack page.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

COMPOSER JAKOB EISENBACH RECORDS LIVE ORCHESTRAL SOUNDTRACK FOR INNOVATIVE VR ARCADE EXPERIENCE, ‘TIKAL: NIGHT OF THE BLOOD MOON’


Swiss composer and sound designer Jakob Eisenbach (Patient Zero, Temple of the Diamond Skull), in partnership with TRUEVR Systems, a world-leading developer of location-based virtual reality (LBVR) game experiences, releases the original soundtrack to TIKAL: NIGHT OF THE BLOOD MOON on August 19th. Now available at VR locations in North America and Europe, TIKAL: NIGHT OF THE BLOOD MOON is a full-body VR arcade experience utilizing motion capture, physical props and 4D effects to teleport players into an ancient Mayan temple where you and your team are dispatched to stop the awakening of evil in the shadow of the blood moon. TRUEVR’s most sophisticated experience to date and setting a new benchmark for the LBVR industry, Eisenbach’s original musical score was recorded with a full symphony orchestra and choir in Budapest, Hungary. Watch behind-the-scenes with composer Jakob Eisenbach and the Budapest Art Orchestra at https://bit.ly/3rBS4rh and download or stream the soundtrack album at https://bit.ly/36ZG6y4.


“TIKAL is a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience that takes place during a long prophecised event in an ancient temple of the tikal,” explains Eisenbach. “The focus and aesthetics demanded huge dimensions: especially in the vertical dimension, since this can only be achieved in a VR environment. Musically we needed to tell this story with an epic-sized orchestra, which I pushed to have recorded live and TRUEVR felt the same way. Inspirations for this epic journey were the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, the orchestration finesse of Franz Schrecker, the massive power of Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ and a very important touch of simplicity to not overwhelm players while immersed in the game.”

As composer and sound designer for TRUEVR Systems, Eisenbach has also created soundtracks for other best-in-class location-based VR experiences such as Patient Zero, The Cube, Biohazard, and Temple of the Diamond Skull. For more information, visit https://www.jakobeisenbach.com.

“TIKAL was always planned to become our flagship experience from the very beginning,” commented TRUEVR Systems CEO and Producer, Philip Lacoste. “Therefore, it was clear to us that in addition to creating a stunning level of visual detail, the music needed to be beyond the highest standards that any location-based VR experience has done before. The score was crafted accordingly by our composer and sound designer Jakob Eisenbach. To bring real emotions to this one-of-a-kind experience, we knew the score had to be recorded live with a full symphony orchestra and choir. The results that Jakob achieved with the Budapest Art Orchestra not only brought the heart and soul into the game, but we truly believe this level of quality is unparalleled in the LBVR industry.”

To book tickets for TIKAL: NIGHT OF THE BLOOD MOON in North America, visit TRUEVR Systems centers and licensed partners Virtualis VR (Las Vegas) and Hyper Gate VR (Los Angeles). For additional information and locations in Europe, visit TrueVR Systems.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "THE FATAL RAID" [BLU-RAY/DVD] and the GIVEAWAY!


THE FATAL RAID, hitting Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 24 from Well Go USA Entertainment, “…brings back the ‘girls with guns’ sub-genre of Asian action cinema with a bang.” Action icon Jade Leung (Black Cat, Enemy Shadow) “makes an impressive return” (Asian Action Pulse) alongside a stellar cast including Patrick Tam (All's Well End's Well, Ip Man 3, Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy), Min-Chen Lin (Vampire Cleanup Department), Jeana Ho (iGirl), Michael Tong (Man of Tai Chi, God of War), and Kristy Yeung (Good Bye, My Princess; Detective Dee’s Hell Road). In THE FATAL RAID, two elite police teams undertake a secret operation tracking a dangerous gang across the border into Macau, ending in a deadly firefight. Twenty years later, an escort mission brings the survivors back to the scene—and an unwelcome reunion.
 
Two elite police teams head up a secret operation following a dangerous smuggling ring across the Macau border, but when their presence is discovered, the mission ends in a deadly firefight. Twenty years later, an escort mission brings the survivors back to the scene of the tragedy—and fosters a highly unwelcome reunion. Country of Origin: Hong Kong. THE FATAL RAID has a runtime of approximately 92 minutes and is not rated.
 
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/Hjj1ylqQADY
 
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Walt Disney Records: "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH - VOLUME 2" (EPISODES 9-16) music by Kevin Kiner


Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Volume 2 (Episodes 9-16) is available today from Walt Disney Records. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” debuted on May 4, with all Season One episodes now streaming exclusively on Disney+.   Award-winning composer Kevin Kiner composed and produced all 37 and 38 tracks respectively on Volume 1 and Volume 2.
 
Kiner said, "We’re proud to be completing the first season soundtrack of The Bad Batch with Volume 2! There are so many high points in here as the season builds to its finale that it’s impossible to mention all of them, but we’ve got the climax of the Cad Bane arc, the chilling turn of the Clones theme from heroic to villainous as the Empire uses the clones to tighten its grip on Separatist worlds. We’ve got Hera and Howzer, Gregor and Cid! Early Stormtroopers! Kamino!!! Of course, there’s the emotional climax of the season with the finale as Crosshair and the Bad Batch find themselves face to face once more, and we see the final fate of Tipoca City in a devastating sequence that was emotional to score. I hope you enjoy the music that I, along with Sean and Dean have had so much fun with!  May the force be with you!”
 
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.
 
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]

Endeavor Content: "NINE PERFECT STRANGERS" music by Marco Beltrami and Miles Hankins


Endeavor Content is set to release Nine Perfect Strangers—Original Series Soundtrack digitally on August 20.  Composed by Golden Globe and two-time Oscar-nominee Marco Beltrami (Hurt Locker, Free Solo), and Miles Hankins (The Night Before w/ Beltrami), the score can be both melodic at times and in others intensely dissonant in order to enhance the constantly changing moods of the psychological series.  The Hulu Original series directed by Jonathan Levine premieres August 18 with three episodes.  New episodes will stream weekly on Wednesdays.
 
Based on The New York Times bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort's director, Masha (Nicole Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. The star-studded cast includes Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto.
 
 “Nine Perfect Strangers” is from David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films, and Endeavor Content. Jonathan Levine directs all eight episodes of the series and serves as executive producer alongside Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson for Made Up Stories, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Liane Moriarty, showrunner David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth, Molly Allen, Samantha Strauss and Melissa McCarthy. The series is co-written by David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth and Samantha Strauss.
 
Marco Beltrami notes: “’Nine Perfect Strangers’ is my fourth collaboration and first series with Jonathan Levine (Long Shot’, Warm Bodies, The Night Before). I love him as a director because his projects always seem to examine the human condition from radically different angles and this inspires innovation in the score."
 
For “Nine Perfect Strangers,” the series is constantly turning and shifting tone. Beltrami described, “Our score (Co-written with Miles Hankins) is a reflection of that evolution. It ranges from textural synthesis and at times cacophonous sound design, to overtly tuneful moments. This is reflected through the instrumentation which includes string quartet and piano with an electronic score. The series marks the third time Miles has co-scored a Jonathan Levine project with me.”

 
Hankins went on to say, “We wanted the score to underpin it all with a sense of uncertainty, and experimented with layering different musical ideas, recording them to tape, and then altering the speed or pitch of certain elements to varying degrees. At times, the result gives some of the cues a meditative or otherworldly feeling.”

MARCO BELTRAMI is a two-time Oscar nominated composer. He has collaborated with many iconic film directors including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Bong Joon-ho, Angelina Jolie, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffé, Jodie Foster, David E. Kelley and Tommy Lee Jones.
 
Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then led him to Venice, Italy for a period of study with the Italian master Luigi Nono, and then to Los Angeles for a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith.
              
The composer established an early reputation as a genre innovator with his non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received accolades for his music including two Academy Award nominations for Best Score: 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, starring Jeremy Renner, co-scored with frequent collaborator Buck Sanders. In 2011 Beltrami won a Golden Satellite Award (Best Film Score of the Year) for Soul Surfer. Beltrami scored the Marvel film Logan, directed by James Mangold, and Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, First They Killed My Father. He also wrote the theme for the hit video game Fortnite. Beltrami scored the critically acclaimed box-office hit A Quiet Place, which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Score and shortlisted for Best Score for the Oscars. Beltrami won an Emmy for National Geographic’s 2019 Oscar winning documentary Free Solo, (with co-composer Brandon Roberts) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary, Series or Special.
 
He has lent his voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and I, Robot. His other scores include The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the zombie comedy Warm Bodies directed by Jonathan Levine, the final installment of the Bruce Willis action series A Good Day To Die Hard, Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and directed by Bong Joon-ho, the Brad Pitt action thriller World War Z, James Mangold’s The Wolverine, and The Night Before also directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
 
Beltrami co-scored James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari (Twentieth Century Studios) with Buck Sanders, for which they were shortlisted for Best Score for the 2020 Oscars, with the film going on to receive four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.  Other recent projects include Guillermo Del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, the Lionsgate comedy Long Shot starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, and the Zac Efron-starrer Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile, and Evil.  Most recently, Beltrami scored Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II, the Hulu Original series Nine Perfect Strangers, directed by Jonathan Levine, marking his fourth collaboration with the director (co-scored with Miles Hankins), and the upcoming Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
 
Miles Hankins has composed music for some of Hollywood’s most notable films and television series, lending a distinctive and versatile voice to the cinematic musical landscape.
 
He recently completed scoring the highly anticipated Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, working with frequent musical collaborator Marco Beltrami. Miles’s score for the critically acclaimed HBO series Being Serena received a Sports Emmy nomination for best composition and musical direction in 2019. Other scores include the Lionsgate feature Long Shot starring Charlize Theron, the Netflix animated series LEGO Elves, and the Columbia Pictures holiday comedy The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie. Miles has contributed music to many blockbuster film scores including the upcoming Columbia/Marvel release Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the hit Paramount horror franchise A Quiet Place Part 1 and 2, Lionsgate’s dystopian action thriller Chaos Walking starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, and Twentieth Century Fox’s summer tentpoles Fantastic Four and Hitman: Agent 47.
 
As much a student of film as of music, Miles grew up shooting home movies with friends and studying piano, violin and composition from an early age.  He began sequencing and producing electronic music in his teens and focussed on jazz piano through much of his academic career.  He has studied at the University of Miami School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and privately with Daron Hagen in New York.  Miles was awarded by Hans Zimmer in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition, and received ASCAP's Steve Kaplan award as a selected participant in the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop.  As a score reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic he worked alongside many music and film luminaries such as John Williams, Joshua Bell, and Stanley Donen.
 
Endeavor Content is a global leader in the production and distribution of premium film and television content. The studio’s film titles include In the Heights and Just Mercy for Warner Bros., Book Club for Paramount Pictures, Blue Miracle for Netflix and Joe Bell with Roadside Attractions, as well as upcoming titles including Ambulance for Universal Pictures and My Best Friend’s Exorcism for Amazon. The studio produces premium TV series such as See and Truth Be Told on Apple TV+ and the upcoming Nine Perfect Strangers and Life & Beth for Hulu, Severance for Apple TV+ and Tokyo Vice for HBO Max. Endeavor Content also handles global distribution for hit series including Killing Eve, Normal People and The Night Manager.  
 
Endeavor Content is a division of Endeavor (NYSE: EDR), a global entertainment, sports and content company.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "GHOST OF TSUSHIMA: MUSIC FROM IKI ISLAND & LEGENDS" music by CHAD CANNON and BILL HEMSTAPAT


Milan Records announces the release of GHOST OF TSUSHIMA: MUSIC FROM IKI ISLAND & LEGENDS with music by CHAD CANNON and BILL HEMSTAPAT. Available everywhere now, the album features 45 minutes of new music composed by both Cannon and Hempstapat for the Director’s Cut of Ghost of Tsushima. Developed by Sucker Punch Productions, the director’s cut of the game will be available on PlayStation®4 and, for the first time, on PlayStation®5 systems on Friday, August 20.

In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved to do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

ABOUT CHAD CANNON
Chad has worked with several of the world’s best-loved film composers as arranger and orchestrator. As chief arranger for Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi since 2017, Chad has created large symphonic suites for Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away. His score to the Academy Award- winning Netflix documentary American Factory has been called “stirring” (NY Times) and “graceful” (Washington Post) and was nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award for Outstanding Original Score. The film is the first release by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. Chad’s debut soundtracks also received global recognition: in 2017, Paper Lanterns, lauded as “haunting, mystical” by The Japan Times, received two IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Awards) nominations for Best Original Score for a Documentary and Breakthrough Composer of the Year, while Cairo Declaration, co-composed with Xiaogang Ye, received China’s highest film prize, the Golden Rooster Award for Best Music.

ABOUT BILL HEMSTAPAT
Originally from Thailand, Bill Piyatut Hemstapat is a composer and record producer based in LA whose works have been featured in Video Games, TV and cinemas all over the world. Bill’s passion for video games music has led him to working at Sony PlayStation’s music department. Along with his most recent work re-imagining Shunsuke Kida’s iconic music of Demon’s Souls for the PS5 remake, he also contributed additional music and arrangements for Ghost of Tsushima as well as music editing for God of War, Days Gone and Hideo Kojima’s critically acclaimed Death Stranding.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lakeshore Records: "BRIDGERTON" music by Kris Bowers [FOUR LIMITED COLOR VINYL EDITIONS]


Lakeshore Records is set to release four limited vinyl editions in exclusive colors of the smash hit Bridgerton – Music From The Netflix Series on November 15.  The album’s incredible success was reflected on the Billboard charts upon release:  #1 Classical, #1 Classical Crossover and #10 Soundtracks.  The double A-side LP features one side of original music by Emmy® Award winning composer Kris Bowers (Bad Hair, When They See Us), and one side that features the classical cover versions of pop hits performed by Bowers, Vitamin String Quartet and Duomo.  The exclusive color editions include a “(Sky Opaque) Blue Mix ‘Eloise’s Dress’” version for Barnes & Noble, a “(Candy Fleece Opaque) Pink Mix ‘Penelope’s Pink’” version for Pias, a “(Maelstrom Translucent) TransBlue:Clear ‘Bridgerton Sky Blue’” version for Urban Outfitters and a widely available “(Flume Opaque) Purple Mix ‘Daphne’s Dream’” version.
 
From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, and inspired by the best-selling series of novels by Julia Quinn’s, Bridgerton, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.
 
Kris Bowers is a Grammy-nominated, Emmy Award-winning, and Julliard-educated pianist and composer who creates genre-defying music that pays homage to his jazz roots with inflections of alternative and R&B influences. Bowers’ work as a film and television composer is a testament to his versatility as an artist. Bowers has established himself at the forefront of Hollywood’s emerging generation of composers, and throughout his career, he has consistently championed an art practice guided by multi-disciplinary collaboration.

For more information, visit:
www.lakeshorerecords.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "SLAXX" [DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to the horror film, SLAXX from Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. RLJE Films will release SLAXX on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on September 7, 2021.

Directed by Elza Kephart (Go in the Wilderness, Graveyard Alive) who co-wrote the film with  Patricia Gomez Zlatar (Graveyard Alive), SLAXX stars Romane Denis (Slut in a Good Way), Brett Donahue (“Private Eyes,” “Bad Blood”), Sehar Bhojani (“The Handmaid's Tale,” “Seth and Ethnicity”), and Stephen Bogaert (American Psycho, It). RLJE Films will release SLAXX on DVD.


In SLAXX, a possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, the killer jeans proceed to wreak carnage on staff who are locked in overnight to set up the new collection. SLAXX is “stylish, sharp, and not to be overlooked” (Pajiba.com) and “just good, bloody, fun” (Flickering Myth).

Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/0lwxhrKJi6s
 
Bonus features on the DVD include:

●The Story Behind SLAXX
●The Pants Are Alive
●Producing A Killer Pants Movie
●Call In The Death Consultant
●Casting SLAXX
●Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
 
RLJE Films’ recent features include Color Out of Space starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from director Bryan Bertino; Steve Byrne’s The Opening Act from producers Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley; David Ayer’s The Tax Collector and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy. Upcoming films include Sion Sono’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival premiere Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella; and David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man starring Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson and Lonnie Chavis.  us.rljentertainment.com.

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and

critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK. AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and 25/7 Media, its production services business.

The Horror Collective is the genre label of Entertainment Squad, a film finance and distribution company. SLAXX is the first production co-financed by The Horror Collective. The label’s latest releases include the Etheria anthology series, ROT and MASS HYSTERIA, which were also acquired by Shudder
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Neptune" (Outer Planets Trilogy #2) by Ben Bova


Hugo Award winner Ben Bova continues his grand tour of the human settled solar system with a fan-pleasing look at life in the Outer Planets, among the moons of Neptune.

In the future, humanity has spread throughout the solar system, on planets and moons once visited only by robots or explored at a distance by far-voyaging spacecraft. No matter how hostile or welcoming the environment, mankind has forged a path and found a home.

In the far reaches of the solar system, the outer planets—billions of miles from Earth, unknown for millennia—are being settled. Neptune, the ice giant, is swathed in clouds of hydrogen, helium, and methane and circled by rings of rock and dust. Three years ago, Ilona Magyr’s father, Miklos, disappeared while exploring the seas of Neptune. Everyone believes he is dead—crushed, frozen, or boiled alive in Neptune’s turbulent seas.

With legendary space explorer Derek Humbolt piloting her ship and planetary scientist Jan Meitner guiding the search, Ilona Magyr knows she will find her father—alive—on Neptune.

Her plans are irrevocably altered when she and her team discover the wreckage of an alien ship deep in Neptune’s ocean, a discovery which changes humanity’s understanding of its future…and its past.

Ben Bova (1932-2020) was the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction, including Able One, Transhuman, Orion, the Star Quest Trilogy, and the Grand Tour novels, including Titan, winner of John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. His many honors include the Isaac Asimov Memorial Award in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature” in 2008.

Dr. Bova was President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, and a former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni. As an editor, he won science fiction’s Hugo Award six times. His writings predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), electronic book publishing, and much more.

In addition to his literary achievements, Bova worked for Project Vanguard, America’s first artificial satellite program, and for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, the company that created the heat shields for Apollo 11, helping the NASA astronauts land on the moon. He also taught science fiction at Harvard University and at New York City’s Hayden Planetarium and worked with such filmmakers as George Lucas and Gene Roddenberry.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Fury of a Demon" (Dragons of Terra #3) by Brian Naslund


War makes monsters of us all... The war against Osyrus Ward goes poorly for Bershad and Ashlyn. They are pinned in the Dainwood by monstrous alchemical creations and a relentless army of mercenaries, and running out of both options and allies.

The Witch Queen struggles with her new powers, knowing that the secret of unlocking her dragon cord is key to stopping Ward's army, she pushes forward with her experiments. Meanwhile, with every wound Bershad suffers, he gets closer to losing his humanity forever, and as the war rages, the exile turned assassin turned hero isn't even sure if being human is something he wants.

Brian Naslund had a brief stint in the New York publishing world but quickly defected to tech in Denver where he does internet marketing. He is the author of Blood of an Exile.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Finders of the Lost Yacht" music by Panu Aaltio


Original score from the 2021 family adventure feature film directed by Taavi Vartia, starring Olavi Kiiski, Oskari Mustikkaniemi and Mimosa Willamo, produced by Taavi Vartia Tuotanno and released by Nelonen Media (Finland).

Pertsa and Kilu’s imaginative plans become all too real when they find themselves on the trail of a bank robber and a missing yacht.

“It’s hard to explain just how big Pertsa and Kilu are in Finland and how much of a privilege it was to join this long tradition that has been going on since the 1950s. Since the story here is foremost about friendship, and that theme is central in the score as well. The main theme is very much about the adventure, but borrows a little from rock ‘n roll and jazz to portray the inventive non-conformist attitude of the two friends, who among other things end building their own airplane and submarine out of scrap metal!” – Panu Aaltio

Finders of the Lost Yacht marks the eighth MovieScore Media release with Panu Aaltio for whom the label released the acclaimed Tale of a Forest (2012) and Tale of Lake (2016), both of which won the Best Original Score for a Documentary award of the IFMCA. The string of collaborations include The Home of Dark Butterflies (2009), Finland’s official submission for the 2009 Academy Awards and the epic Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2009), the Greece-set adventure score The Island of Secrets (2015) or more recently Super Furball (2018) and 95 (2018). Training as a cellist since the age of six, Aaltio also studied music technology and classical composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and film music at the USC where he received the Harry Warren scholarship for Excellence in Film Scoring.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Dos" music by Diego Navarro


Original score from the 2021 thriller feature film directed by Mar Targarona, starring Pablo Derqui, Marina Gatell and Kandido Uranga, produced by Rodar y Rodar Cine y Televisión and released by Filmax (Spain).

A man and a woman wake up naked in a room with their abdomens attached to each other.

“Scoring Dos has been such a journey in all aspects, professionally and on the personal level. Trying always to be loyal with my writing, I attempted to experiment and step outside my comfort zone. The film, as an original psycho-thriller is based on the philosophical concept around number two. Not only all the mathematics relations, but also the fight between two opposites poles, the Yin and Yang and the eternal attraction they feel finding, at the end, unexpected common points. From the film’s initial concept, I decided to create the score following the ‘two’ premise. All the music has been created around number two. From Socos Duo (cello and marimba) who plays a main role in the score, together with the orchestra and the use of electronics, the structure of all the pieces, time signatures used, main intervals of the theme, rhythms, harmonic transitions between each piece, orchestrations, etc. All has been created taken into consideration number two, its multiples and its mathematic relations. The score ends with a transcendent piece with the cello soloist playing a main role, and going beyond: They met and no matter the circumstances, being detached or not, they will recognize each other forever…” – Diego Navarro

Diego Navarro is one of the most renowned names in Spanish film music nowadays. His latest works have received several awards and nominations like his World Soundtrack Award nomination for Passage to Dawn, and a double nomination to the IFMCA awards, for Capture the Flag. His music for The Mauthausen Photographer was nominated for ‘Best Orchestral Score’ at the XI Gaudí Awards and the II Spanish Audiovisual Music Awards. Navarro is also the director of Fimucité, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, which will celebrate its 15th year in September 2021.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Un rescate de huevitos" music by Zacarias M. de la Riva


Original score from the 2021 animated film directed by Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste and Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste, featuring Maite Perroni, Bruno Bichir and Jesús Ochoa, produced by Huevocartoon and released by Pantelion Films (USA) and Videocine (Mexico).

Toto and his friends must rescue his egg children after they’re taken away for a gourmet food event in Africa.

“For me it is always a gift to write music for an animated motion picture. It is never an easy task, the music has to carry the images emotionally and has to help with the storytelling. The possibility of writing big action scenes, of giving the emotional dimension to the characters all without losing the comical touch needed and with a 75 piece orchestra is always an exhilarating and challenging experience. It was a great joy to revisit some of the leitmotifs I had created for Un gallo con muchos huevos  (‘Little Rooster’s Eggcellent Adventure’, also released by MovieScore Media), and also to compose new ones with the arrival of new characters such as Max and Uli’s (Toto’s children), or the Duchess and the Russians (the bad guys). And it was truly marvellous to work again with directors Gabriel and Rodolfo Riva-Palacio. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!” – Zacarias M. de la Riva

The score for Un rescate de huevitos was written by Zacarias M. de la Riva, one of the most versatile talents of the Spanish film music scene. A former student of telecommunication who then enrolled to the Berklee College of Music to study film music, de la Riva has already proven himself to be talented in every genre he’s come across. Previous de la Riva scores issued by MovieScore Media include his collaborations with Gabe Ibáñez, Hierro (2009) and Automata (2014), the cinema-themed murder mystery Imago Mortis (2009), the Indiana Jones-inspired animated adventure Tad, The Lost Explorer (2011), the icy prison break thriller Below Zero (2021) and the precursor to Un rescate de huevitos, Un gallo con muchos huevos (2015).

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Zana" music by Dritero Nikqi


Original score from the 2019 drama thriller film directed by Antoneta Kastrati, starring Adriana Matoshi, Mensur Safqiu and Astrit Kabashi, produced by Crossing Bridges Film and released by Synergetic Distribution (USA) and Matchbox Films (UK etc).

Haunted by her long suppressed past and pressured by family to seek treatment from mystical healers for her infertility, a Kosovar woman struggles to reconcile the expectations of motherhood with a legacy of wartime brutality.

“Working on Antoneta Kastrati’s film, Zana, was one of my most challenging experiences, both as a composer and a sound artist, first of all for the reason that her courageous sharing of her wartime trauma is also a collective experience for most of us involved in this film. In that sense, it took a deep dive in that part of the psyche that tends to keep those memories in a closed box, therefore it took an extensive seeking through sounds in order to reach a fitting aural description and authentic emotional impact to match the weight of Zana‘s narrative. This had impacted my approach in using more unorthodox techniques in creating the sound that would represent the inner noise of suppressed trauma, but also that of human pursuit of normality and the strange way it travels in doing so. So, not only the film demands a representation of all of those extreme ranges of emotion, but also there is ‘the object’ that is invovled there as a secret door, the VHS tape of Zana. That element features heavily – this by tape manipulation on Nagra recorder, tape effects, recording and splicing on VHS tape, and distorting the field recordings from the film set – on almost all sound design and music. At the end this is contrasted by the string quartet piece and the song that features the vocals of Fatime Kosumi – ANDRRA – which arrive as a release to all the tension that is prevalent throughout the film.” – Dritero Nikqi

Composer and sound engineer Dritero Nikqi mainly focuses on experimental music and audio-engineering. Within this framework he has co-founded the collective Punëtori Muzikore and started the recording studio, Studio C, both in Prishtina. He has been part of numerous expositions and performances, plays in different bands and has been the sound director for several documentaries and feature films. His latest credit is the Swiss/Kosovo short film Four Pills at Night.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "The Potato Venture" music by Panu Aaltio


Original score from the 2021 comedy adventure feature film directed by Joona Tena, starring Jouko Ahola, Mimosa Willamo and Tommi Korpela, produced by Yellow Film & TV and released by SF Film (Finland).

A start-up entrepreneur tries to import potato to Finland in the 17th century.

“What kind of music do you write for a comedy and adventure film about modern startup culture dropped into 17th century Finland involving potatoes? To say I was dreading writing the first note would be an understatement. The pandemic also prevented us from involving a traditional orchestra, so I had to get creative with the instrumentation. The score ended up mirroring the film’s anachronistic nature, and became a hybrid of baroque music and modern film scoring. Certainly it’s quite different from anything else I’ve done!” – Panu Aaltio

The Potato Venture marks the ninth MovieScore Media release with Panu Aaltio for whom the label released the acclaimed Tale of a Forest (2012) and Tale of Lake (2016), both of which won the Best Original Score for a Documentary award of the IFMCA. The string of collaborations include The Home of Dark Butterflies (2009), Finland’s official submission for the 2009 Academy Awards and the epic Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2009), the Greece-set adventure score The Island of Secrets (2015) or more recently Super Furball (2018) and 95 (2018). Training as a cellist since the age of six, Aaltio also studied music technology and classical composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and film music at the USC where he received the Harry Warren scholarship for Excellence in Film Scoring.

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MovieScore Media: "200 Meters" music by Faraj Suleiman


Original score from the 2020 drama film directed by Ameen Nayfeh, starring Ali Suliman, Anna Unterberger and Doraid Liddawi, produced by MeMo Films and Odeh Films and released by Shellac Distribution (France).

A Palestinian father trapped on the other side of the separation wall is trying to reach the hospital for his son.

“In the beginning I thought it would be easy to deal with this story and to write music for the film, but then I realized that it was not like any another film about Palestine or about the occupation. Ameen did it in a very sensitive way far away from cliches, so I got the feeling that the music had to be quite minimal. The idea started with solo piano music for one scene, and then we developed the piano to be the main character for whole score. In this film I see Ali and his story represented by the piano. The second main character, which for me is ‘the road’, is represented by the Oud, one of our main traditional instruments. While the score is largely composed of shorter cues, the last scene allows for a tour-de-force piece that runs for 9 and a half minutes for the climatic finale.” – Faraj Suleiman

Born in 1984, Faraj Suleiman is a Palestinian a composer and pianist. His music is strongly influenced by Arabic/Eastern melodies and rhythms. He often incorporates those scales and modalities in his compositions. He released a number of albums and musical projects such as : “Login”, “Three Steps”, “Mud”, “Opening of the Palestinian Museum”, “Al-Bashiq”, “Love in the Cloud”, “Once Upon a City”, “Love Without a Story”, “Toy Box” and his first songs album “Second Verse”, the recording of “London Jazz Festival 2019”, “Better than Berlin” and lately “Fahim” – a songs album for children. [https://moviescoremedia.com/newsite/]
 
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MovieScore Media: "The Pact" music by Frédéric Vercheval


Original score from the 2021 drama feature film directed by Bille August, starring Birthe Neumann, Simon Bennebjerg and Asta Kamma August, produced by Motor and released by SF Studios (Denmark).
 
The intense friendship between Karen Blixen, the Danish author best known for her autobiographical novel Out of Africa, and Thorkild Bjørnvig, a young and promising poet.
 
“It was a great pleasure to compose the music for this very beautiful film directed by the great director, Bille August. He asked me to compose music that contained  elements of shadow and magic at the same time dark, subtle and haunting by mixing orchestral acoustic elements and sound design. I worked on the musical textures to find these different colors, using the orchestra and synthetic sources. I used different musical motifs played by an alto flute, a harp and a bassoon which respond to the strings by a melodic back and forth movement. Some music is like waves in which an ambivalence is born linked to the narrative aspects of the film. The sensation is uncomfortable, charged by desire, manipulation and destiny. The soundtrack also includes an excerpt from Franz Schubert’s Andantino from Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959, which is used in a key scene of the film.” – Frédéric Vercheval
 
Frédéric Vercheval is a Belgian musician and composer. He studied at the Jazz Studio, a music school of Antwerp, Belgium. Vercheval was nominated for the Magritte Award for Best Original Score five times for his work in Diamant 13 (2009), Krach (2010), Not My Type (2014), Melody (2014) and Mothers’ Instinct (2019). In 2019, Vercheval’s score for Duelles (Mothers’ Instinct) won the World Soundtrack Awards in the Best Original Score for a Belgian Production category.

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MIlan: "THE GREEN KNIGHT" music by Daniel Hart


Daniel Hart’s soundtrack to The Green Knight is both as epic and unique as the film itself, a sweepingly dramatic and expansive body of music that straddles the divide between medieval and modern. Hart’s work has already garnered acclaim from critics, with the Los Angeles Times writing, “These fateful encounters draw lyricism and gravity from the singsong interludes and delicately plucked strings of Daniel Hart’s enveloping, ever-present score,” and eventually determining the film to be a “ravishing triumph.” The soundtrack is the latest in a longstanding creative partnership between Lowery and Hart, the duo having worked together previously on Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon, A Ghost Story and The Old Man & the Gun.

Of the soundtrack, composer DANIEL HART says, “Making this music was somehow both like running from a pack of hyenas and wading through a river of chocolate mud. It has never taken David [Lowery] and I this long to find what we were looking for musically on any of his films, so to listen back now and actually love what we made is all the more satisfying, especially when I think about how many late nights and hair pullings went into it. Much like Gawain himself, I was stumbling through the wilderness most of the time and found little moments of good fortune here and there, often through stubborn dumb luck. I hope that when you listen to the soundtrack, you'll think about things other than me sitting in my studio, endlessly fretting. But if you do, then your imagination is very accurate."

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

Daniel Hart is a composer and performer based in Los Angeles. Hart made his feature film debut in 2013 with the critically acclaimed Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which began his collaboration with filmmaker David Lowery. Hart has composed the music for all of Lowery's films, including Pete's Dragon, A Ghost Story, Old Man and The Gun, and now The Green Knight. Over the past decade, he has also scored multiple TV shows, from Fox's The Exorcist, to SMILF, to The Society. Hart has written music for This American Life, and composed the score for S Town, one of the most popular podcasts of all time.

Hart's musical career started on the road, as a hired gun for bands such as St. Vincent, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, and The Polyphonic Spree. He continues to work in this field, having recorded strings for St. Vincent's 2021 album Daddy's Home, re-arranging songs for Anjimile's latest release Reunion, and writing new music for his own band Dark Rooms, which has released two albums, and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe over the past eight years.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]