Varèse Sarabande Records To Release LP of The Iron Giant Original Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)

Varese-Sarabande-Records-The-Iron-Giant-Original-SoundtrackVarèse Sarabande Records is set to release the LP of The Iron Giant (Deluxe Edition) Original Motion Picture Score with music by Michael Kamen. Varèse Sarabande has previously released Kamen’s The Iron Giant score as a 49-minute program single LP. The album will release August 5.

Creating The Iron Giant’s beautiful, sympathetic score was Michael Kamen, one of his last major scores and his first animated film, miles away from the action blockbusters for which he had become known.

This Deluxe Edition adds an additional 13 minutes of alternates, outtakes and rare demos—including a piano-and-guitar attempt at an unrealized song, “Souls Don’t Die,” based on Kamen’s theme, performed by Kamen and Eric Clapton. Tim Greiving’s new liner notes feature new interview material with director Brad Bird, music editor Christopher Brooks and orchestrator Blake Neely, going deep into Kamen’s working process and their adoration for the gifted, late composer.

A modern classic, The Iron Giant, directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) tells the story of a young boy who befriends a giant alien robot during the Sputnik era of the Cold War. Based on the 1968 book The Iron Man by poet Ted Hughes, the film is a marvel of heartfelt storytelling, with timeless themes of friendship, caring and self-determination.
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Varèse Sarabande To Release New Edition Of Firestarter (1984) Soundtrack By Trangerine Dream

firestarter soundtrackVarèse Sarabande revisits the glory days of 1980s sci-fi “synthwave” with a new edition of Tangerine Dream’s classic electronic score for Firestarter (1984). This is in conjunction with the new Firestarter (2022) film, released May 13. This 11-track program—released on LP by MCA Records in1984 and on CD by Varèse Sarabande in 1990—has been newly remastered for this reissue.

The new LP and CD packages also contain previously unused film stills and new liner notes by Randall D. Larson explaining how the band did not score to picture but created “wild” cues to be used by the film’s music editors. The re-issues is available on VareseSarabande.com and Intl.VareseSarabande.com. Both the CD and LP are available now for pre-order and will release July 22.

Firestarter, based on a 1980 book by Stephen King and directed by Mark L. Lester, starred eight-year-old Drew Barrymore as Charly, a girl with pyrokinetic powers owing to her parents’ participation in a secret study of hallucinogenic drugs. When the agency behind the experiments comes for Charly to weaponize her powers, led by an assassin played by George C. Scott, she goes on the run with her father.

Firestarter came amidst the 1980s film-scoring heyday of German synth band Tangerine Dream, in their well-known lineup of Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Johannes Schmoelling. The band’s pulsating textures and ambient soundscape reinvented film scoring in films as varied as Thief, Risky Business, The Keep, Legend (U.S. version), Three O’Clock High, Near Dark and Miracle Mile, and have cast a long shadow on future styles.

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‘Moon Knight’ Original Series Soundtrack Released

Moon Knight Original Series SoundtrackHollywood Records has digitally released the original series soundtrack of Moon Knight, Music by Hesham Nazih from the latest hit Marvel Studios superhero series on Disney+.

The soundtrack features 33 tracks by the Egyptian composer, who infused signature Egyptian flavor with a more modern and contemporary sound rather than relying on outdated music tropes from the region. Hesham was also touched by the character of Marc Spector, who has to save the world while struggling with his own mental health issues, and used his score to express the human emotions that words cannot.

The epic, adventurous score infuses contemporary Egyptian music into heroic fanfare as Nazih heralds in Marvel Studios’ latest superhero. Music for the series has received high praise from fans, and have lately taken to Twitter to praise the soundtrack.

Here’s a short synopsis of the miniseries:
When Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

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Music From The Netflix Series “Heartstopper” Released

Netflix HeartstopperNetflix’s latest queer coming-of-age rom-com, “Heartstopper”, released on April 22, 2022, is earning plenty of praise. Adapted from a graphic novel by Alice Oseman, the British series follows a teenage romance between two students at a grammar school, Nick, played by Rocketman young-actor Kit Connor and Charlie, played by Joe Locke.

“It’s very strange! I guess it’s been quite a gradual journey, from self-publishing the book in 2016, to having it published traditionally a couple of years later, and now the Netflix show – it’s just been so fun and exciting!,” Oseman on a recent interview with Buzzfeed.

Adding another layer to the 8 episode series is the catchy music that plays along with Nick and Charlie’s romance as well as the storylines involving their circle of friends Tao, Elle, Isaac, Tara and Darcy.

Coinciding with the release of the series is the soundtrack, which was released digitally on Spotify. “Colours of You“, the official single from British artist Baby Queen, was released by Polydor Records.

Baby Queen has a recorded multiple tracks for the soundtrack, including “Dover Beach,” and “Want Me”, both of which played on the series’ first episode, “Meet.”

Other popular songs that has ben featured in the series so far include “Girls” by Girl in Red and “Tired” by Beabadoobee.

Click here to listen to the soundtrack. Heartstopper is now streaming on Netflix.

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Gardener Recordings Releases “Russian Doll” By Joe Wong

Gardener Recordings Releases Russian Doll By Joe WongGardener Recordings has announced the upcoming release of Russian Doll: Seasons 1 & 2 (Music From The Netflix Original Series) by Joe Wong. The recordings is set to be available April 20th on all major digital platforms, coinciding with the Season Two launch on Netflix.

“In many ways, we think of ‘Russian Doll’ as a musical, with the score serving to bridge and guide us through the rollercoaster of Nadia’s puzzle box adventure,” notes Natasha Lyonne, the show’s co-creator.

Composed by Joe Wong – who has worked on some of Netflix’s biggest hits including Master Of None and the To All the Boys…franchise, and their critically lauded The Midnight Gospel, the album consists of his dream-like original score with highlights from the breakout first season and the highly anticipated second season.

The first season of Russian Doll follows a woman named Nadia who is caught in a time loop as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly, always restarting at the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out what is happening to her. Season Two is set four years after Nadia and Alan saved each other and escaped the time loop in Season One — but now they’re stuck in a new kind of loop. This season, Nadia and Alan discover an unexpected time portal that sends them both on an era-spanning adventure through the past. The two must search for a way out of the loop together.

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BMI & White Bear PR to Present “The Music of Anti-Heroes” at WonderCon 2022

The-Music-of-Anti-Heroes-at-WonderCon-2022BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) and White Bear PR will present “The Music of Anti-Heroes from Suicide Squad to Brainwave” panel at WonderCon 2022.

The discussion will feature BMI composers Stephanie Economou (Jupiter’s Legacy), Kevin Kiner (Peacemaker) and John Murphy (The Suicide Squad), who are the musical masterminds behind some of the most iconic villains. The panel will be moderated by White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling.

Harley Quinn, Peacemaker and Brainwave all have outstanding music to accompany their diabolical plans. During “The Music of Anti-Heroes from Suicide Squad to Brainwave,” the panelists will give attendees an inside look at the process of creating music for villains, elaborate on their influences and explain how they bring out the perfect notes for the anti-heroes they score. Following the discussion, there will be an audience Q&A.

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“Far Cry 6” Complete Original Game Soundtrack Released

FAR CRY MUSIC ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK MUSIC Pedro BromfmanToday, Ubisoft® announced that Far Cry® 6: Complete Music (Original Game Soundtrack) – Music by Pedro Bromfman is now available on digital platforms.

The soundtrack features 49 tracks – a total duration of about 120 minutes, from Far Cry 6, which is available worldwide on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Stadia, Amazon Luna and for Windows PC exclusively on both the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. The game is also available on Ubisoft+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service.

“The score for Far Cry 6 overflows with distinctive, haunting melodies and character themes, accompanying and further immersing the players in their amazing journey through Yara,” said composer, Pedro Bromfman. “It’s a journey full of beauty, brutality, adrenaline and passion.”

Developed by Ubisoft Toronto**, Far Cry 6 immerses players into the adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time in the heart of the Caribbean.
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“Just Beyond” Series Original Score Soundtrack Released

Just Beyond SoundtrackThe “Just Beyond” Original Soundtrack was released today via Hollywood Records. The soundtrack is now available on all digital platforms.

The original score was composed and produced by acclaimed, two-time Emmy Award-winning composer, Carlos Rafael Rivera (“The Queen’s Gambit,” “Hacks,” “A Walk Among The Tombstones”) who deftly captures the essence of each storyline in the eight-episode series and had this to say about the project, “Scoring a Disney Project has been a lifelong dream, not only in getting to work with the likes of Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Webb, but being part of the musical story telling that makes us all feel that Disney magic!” JUST BEYOND is now available to stream on Disney+.
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Y: THE LAST MAN Original Soundtrack Released

Y The Last Man Original Score SoundtrackY: The Last Man Original Score Soundtrack featuring score composed and produced by Herdís Stefánsdóttir is available today from Hollywood Records. The drama series, based on DC Comic’s acclaimed series of the same name, debuted on FX on Hulu September 13. New episodes stream Mondays.

Commenting on the soundtrack album Herdís said, “The core of the soundtrack for Y: The Last Man revolves around the female voice. I wanted the voice to be the foundation of the sonic world and build around that. The score is heavily vocal and choral based but goes into a modular electronic zone and the Wild West. I drew inspiration from western cinema music to create a sound for the lawless world fusing it with the choral sound making it something of its own.”

Herdís Stefánsdóttir is a composer of music for multimedia, a songwriter, and an electronic musician. Her compositional endeavors — installations in museums, dance, theatre, and a successful electronic music duet she is a part of – are establishing her as an expansive artist.
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“Heels” – Music from the STARZ Original TV Series by Jeff Cardoni

HEELS Music from the STARZ Original TV Series by Jeff CardoniHEELS Music from the STARZ Original TV Series by Jeff CardoniLions Gate Records has digitally released music from season one of the STARZ Original Television Series “Heels”, composed by Jeff Cardoni (Silicon Valley, The Kominsky Method). The album is available today, in conjunction with the recently aired climactic season finale.

The score predominantly features electric guitar, augmented with strings and piano to reflect the gritty, down-to-earth world the wrestling drama is set in. The opening track “Love in War” (Main Title Theme) features Ben Bridwell, frontman of the Grammy-nominated American rock group Band of Horses. The complete season of “Heels” is available for streaming on STARZPLAY.

Jeff Cardoni says, “‘Heels’ was a dream project work on—I feel it’s the most personal representation of what I do to date. I owe a debt of gratitude to music supervisor Jonathan Leahy. Through him I was given a chance to read the script and submit a demo. I stayed up all that night and wrote a piece of music called “Crystal Belongs in the Ring,” and thought nothing of it. Low and behold, [Executive Producer and] Showrunner Mike O’Malley loved the cue and hired me based on that and my recently released solo album ‘Nuovo Futuro,’ which coincidentally had the instrumental sound I envisioned for the show. Flash forward a year later, and the themes in that first piece of music became the main building blocks of the score and the cue itself appears in the big climax of the season finale.”
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