Sunday, May 31, 2009


Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into a space-time vortex and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world—a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land Of The Lost. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T-Rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally—a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone)—to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the Land Of The Lost.

Michael Giacchino, who knows a thing or two about time vortexs and otherworldly adventures, scores a third summer blockbuster, to follow in the wake of Star Trek and Up.

Universal Pictures opens Land Of The Lost nationwide on June 5.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 975 2
Release Date: 06/23/09

Track Listing:

1. Swamp And Circumstance (1:25)
2. The Lighter Side Of Archaeology (1:03)
3. Food Coma For Thought (1:01)
4. A Routine Expedition (:48)
5. The Greatest Earthquake Ever Known (3:12)
6. Matt Lauer Can Suck It (1:22)
7. Chaka Chasedown (:43)
8. The Ones That Got Away (4:17)
9. Enik Calls For Marshall (1:16)
10. Sleestak Attack (2:01)
11. Enik The Altrusian (3:20)
12. The Cosmic Lost And Found (1:34)
13. When Piss On Your Head Is A Bad Idea (3:54)
14. A New Marshall In Town (1:37)
15. Pterodactyl Ptemper Ptantrum (:42)
16. The Crystal Cave (1:43)
17. In Search Of ... Holly (1:34)
18. Undercover Sleestak (2:18)
19. Never Trust A Dude In A Tunic (4:17)
20. If You Don’t Make It, It’s Your Own Damn Vault (2:40)
21. Holly Mad As Sin (:50)
22. Sleestak Showdown (:53)
23. Stakbusters (2:33)
25. Crystal Clear (2:31)
26. Mystery Cave Reunion (1:22)
27. Ready And Will (1:36)
28. End Credits Can Suck It! (3:26)
29. Pop Goes The Sleestak (:16)

Bonus Tracks:

30. A Routine Expedition (Version 1) (:50)
31. The Devil’s Canyon Mystery Cave (Version 1) (2:04)
32. Crystal Clear (Film Version) (2:19)


IMMEDIATE MUSIC - trailer music concert


Direct From London’s Wembley Grand Hall to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica...

Experience Music and Visuals Featured in More Than 2,500 Motion Picture Theatrical Trailers and Television Franchises Including “Lord of the Rings,” Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Harry Potter,” “Spider-Man,” and more...

Imperativa Records presents a first-of-its-kind, multimedia event. Trailer Music Live will feature music that has been composed, produced for and featured in more than 2,500 theatrical trailers including such blockbuster motion picture franchises as “Lord of the Rings,” Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Harry Potter,” “Spider-Man,” and many others. This truly unique live concert experience will incorporate video of trailer footage from major motion pictures throughout the evening and simultaneously marry these images with music performed by an astonishing array of more than 100 live musicians on stage.

Immediate Music has been Hollywood’s preeminent producer of original music for major motion picture trailers for more than 15 years and also pioneered the broad distribution of “trailer music” with their recent debut commercial album “Trailerhead.” Other featured performers include singers from the Angeles Chorale, Immediate Orchestra, and rock band Globus, whose hit single, “Orchard of Mines,” has enjoyed nine consecutive weeks on Billboard Magazine's "Hot Singles" chart.

"This event was received with such enthusiasm in London, that we felt compelled to bring it to the states,” says Yoav Goren, Imperativa Records founder, composer and musician with both Immediate and Globus. “Trailer Music Live is truly a unique live concert experience for movie fans of all ages, featuring a large orchestra, choir and rock band bringing this emotional and epic movie music directly from the screen to the stage.”

More on the Participants

The rock group Globus will be performing several trailer inspired tracks from its acclaimed album “Epicon” during the June 27th event. Globus previously performed a major concert at London’s Wembley Grand Hall. Globus’ current hit single, “Orchard of Mines,” has been on the Billboard Hot Singles charts for more than nine consecutive weeks, and is currently #8 on NMW’s Top 40 Radio Airplay List (Secondary Markets).

The recording artist Immediate’s recently debuted release “Trailerhead” contains 15 epic tracks, each of which presents a highly emotional experience. The tracks mix orchestra with hard hitting electronics and formidable grooves, along with massive, sweeping and memorable choral melodies. Performed by a 100 piece orchestra and 70 member choir, “Trailerhead” features some of the most rousing, powerful, and talked about trailer music which has been heard in movie theaters all over the world.

The Angeles Chorale is a world-class, large choral ensemble based in Los Angeles, and has presented the choral masterworks for more than a third of a century. The chorale has appeared as guest artist with the area’s leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, the Pasadena Pops, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the California Philharmonic and the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, and has also made numerous appearances with the American Youth Symphony. Angeles Chorale voices are also often heard in movie theaters around the world, having recorded large numbers of choral backgrounds and effects used in feature film trailers and television advertisements.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE Trailer Music Live Official Press Release

More on Immediate Music over at wikipedia


Composer Christopher Young's got another new CD release out, this time for the movie "The informers".

A remake of the original 1963 British film, The Informers is a 2009 American ensemble film written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki and directed by Gregor Jordan. The film is based on Ellis' 1994 collection of short stories of the same name.

Filming took place in Los Angeles, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires. It was the last film for actor Brad Renfro before his death on January 15, 2008 at the age of 25.

An article published by Reuters described the story as "seven stories taking course during a week in the life of movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters", set in 1980s Los Angeles.[2] The supernatural content will not be included in the final film, however.[wikipedia]

The Score CD is out since April 21, 2009 and you can listen to SOUND CLIPS from it over at by clicking HERE.

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG's "DRAG ME TO HELL" released through LakeShore Records on [CD]

Lakeshore records will be releasing Christopher Young's much awaited new horror score, for the movie "Drag me to Hell".

Drag Me To Hell is a 2009 American horror-comedy film written and directed by Sam Raimi and co-written by his brother Ivan Raimi. It stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long. The film stands as a return to form for Raimi, who had previously earned acclaim for his cult horror series The Evil Dead, before reaching a wider audience with the Spider-Man films.

The film was screened out of competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and released theatrically on May 29, 2009.

Christine Brown is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks, and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home. In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: How far will she go to break free of the curse? (plot taken from Yahoo! movies' website)

You can visit the official movie website, HERE, for more info on the movie.

Lakeshore will release Drag Me to Hell digitally on June 2 and the actual CD will be released July 7.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Scoring Session coverage of JOHN DEBNEY's "a thousand words"

Earlier this spring, composer John Debney recorded his score to the new Brian Robbins/Eddie Murphy dramatic comedy, A Thousand Words. Recorded with an 81-piece orchestra and choir, was at the orch sessions at Sony and is thrilled to bring their readers the exclusive photos.

Click HERE for the original article with the text and photos from the recording sessions.

The movie tells the story of a man who finds out hat he has only 1,000 words left to speak before he dies.


According to and the composer's agency, British director John Madden's upcoming film, The Debt, will get an original score by Thomas Newman.

The dark drama - which is a US-remake of a foreign film (more info at the original link), stars Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson and tells the story of a Nazi war criminal who is pursued by a group of agents who take the law into their own hands in order to bring their target to justice.

For more information, visit the original source of the news, over at

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New interview with MICHAEL GIACCHINO, talking about "UP" and "STAR TREK" among others.

Prolific film and TV composer Michael Giacchino told SCI FI Wire that his score for Disney/Pixar's upcoming 3-D animated Up is more traditional than his other recent scores, including ones for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and for the Pixar films Ratatouille and The Incredibles.

Read the short interview over at

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 [SOUNDTRACK]

Bear McCreary (Artist)
Product Details * Audio CD (July 21, 2009)
* Original Release Date: 2009
* Number of Discs: 2
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: La-La Land Records

(2-CD set) La-La Land Records proudly presents its 100th soundtrack release, the 2-CD Set Battlestar Galactica: Season 4. Acclaimed Battlestar composer Bear McCreary pulls out all the musical stops with his sensational music score to the fourth and final season of the critically lauded Sci Fi Channel television series starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff. McCreary enriches and expands his glorious, one-of-a-kind mix of orchestra, vocals, rock, world-beats and synth. A sonic powerhouse that lives on beyond this beloved television show.

For more, check out the official website of the composer, located here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MARK ISHAM'S personal album with singer Kate Seberano: "BITTERSWEET"

Check out MARK ISHAM's new solo album with jazz / soul / pop singer Kate Seberano.

In the album, Mark collaborates with other musicians as well, like Alan Pasqua, Tom Warrington and Peter Erskine. You can find more about the team behind the album if you click here.

The album is called "BitterSweet" and you find out more as well as listen to sound clips, view photos and notes as well as information on the album or even buy it, at the album's official website.

Click here to preview and order the album.

Also, be sure to check out the composer's official website for more, which can be reached via this link here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

MICHAEL GIACCHINO's "UP" released on [CD]

Celebrated composer Michael Giacchino will has his latest work released on CD, through WALT DISNEY RECORDS on May the 26th, 2009.

Up is an upcoming computer-animated 3-D film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, and is scheduled for release on May 29, 2009 in North America and October 16, 2009 in the United Kingdom. The film is directed by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.) and features the voices of Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, and Jordan Nagai. This film is the second Pixar film to be rated PG; The Incredibles was the first.


Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) is a retired 78-year-old balloon salesman. When Carl was a child, he met and eventually married a girl named Ellie who grew up in a small midwestern town. Ellie always dreamed of visiting South America, but she died before she got a chance. Now, when developers threaten to move him into an assisted living home, Carl decides to fulfill his promise to Ellie. To accomplish this, he uses 10,000 balloons to make the house fly—but unwittingly takes a chubby eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell with him. The two opposites match up for thrilling adventures as they encounter wild terrain, unexpected foes, and all the terrifying creatures that wait in the Venezuelan jungle.

You can also listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the score, if you visit's page here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

AARON ZIGMAN reunites with the director of "THE NOTBOOK" for "My sister's keeper" [cd]

MY SISTER'S KEEPER Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Aaron Zigman

Cameron Diaz
Abigail Breslin

From the Director of THE NOTEBOOK

Sara and Brian Fitzgerald’s life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has Leukemia. The parents’ only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate’s life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara (Cameron Diaz) in particular, there is no choice but to do whatever it takes to keep Kate alive. And what it takes is Anna.

Kate and Anna share a bond closer than most sisters; though Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is older, she relies on her little sister — in fact, her life depends on Anna. Until Anna (Abigail Breslin) says “no.” Seeking medical emancipation, she hires her own lawyer, initiating a court case that divides the family and that could leave Kate’s rapidly failing body in the hands of fate.

Based on the bestselling book from Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper reveals surprising truths that challenge one’s perceptions of family love and loyalty and give new meaning to the definition of healing.

Aaron Zigman contributes one of his most beautiful, touching and sympathetic scores.

New Line Cinema opens My Sister’s Keeper nationwide on June 26.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 977 2
Release Date: 06/23/09

original link located at

JOHN POWELL's "ICE AGE: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" released on [CD]

ICE AGE: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by John Powell

Ray Romano
John Leguizamo
Denis Leary
Queen Latifah

The sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbusters Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown are back, on an incredible adventure ... for the ages. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while, maybe, finding true love); Manny (Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) await the birth of their minimammoth, Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs; and Diego the saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) wonders if he’s growing too “soft” hanging with his pals. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna run amuck – and meet a relentless, one-eyed, dino-hunting weasel named Buck.

After such blockbusters as Shrek, Happy Feet, Horton Hears A Who and Kung Fu Panda, John Powell (The Bourne Trilogy) is the premier composer for characters born of CGI. Powell now returns to add dinosaurs to his menagerie of ogres, penguins, pandas, and Whos.

20th Century Fox will open ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS nationwide on July 1.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 978 2
Release Date: 06/23/09

Original link at varese sarabande's website, here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

GABRIEL YARED to score " Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky"

Gabriel Yared: Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

Dutch director Jan Kounen's upcoming account of the romance between legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky, taking place in Paris efter Stravinsky's infamous premiere of 'The Rite of Spring', gets an original score composed by Gabriel Yared (The English Patient, Cold Mountain, The Life of Others).

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky is directed by Jan Kounen and comes September 2009. The story is as follows:

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Coco attends the scandalous first performance of The Rite in a chic white dress. The music and ballet are criticized as too modern, too foreign. Coco is moved but Igor is inconsolable. Paris 1920, Coco is newly wealthy and successful but grief-stricken after Boy's death in a car crash. Igor, following the Russian Revolution is now a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris. Coco is introduced to Igor by Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes. The attraction between them is instant and electric. Coco invites Igor along with his wife - now sick with consumption - together with his four children and a menagerie of birds to stay at her new villa, Bel Respiro, in Garches. Written by Chris Greenhalgh -

For more information on Gabriel Yared's involvment you can read Mikael Carlsson's article on

Monday, May 4, 2009

HANS ZIMMER to score "Mars Needs new Moms!"

Composer Hans Zimmer (who claimed last year that he wouldn't be working in 2009), is once again busy with more projects.

This time, along with the recently-mentioned Scherlock Holmes, it's Mars Needs New Moms, Simon Wells new animated movie about a young boy named Milo who gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away. The movie is currently under pre-production and will come out through Walt Disney Productions and ImageMovers and Hans Zimmer will be scoring it. It will be starring Seth Green and Joan Cusack among others.


Friday, May 1, 2009

ALAN SILVESTRI - night at the museum: Battle of the Smithsonian [CD] [sound clips]

Quoting from

Composer Alan Silvestri (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, The Mummy Returns), who has breathed musical life into a Delorean, a Mummy, a mouse named Stuart Little, and a volleyball named Wilson, strikes up a band that includes the entire menagerie of the Smithsonian!!

info about the movie:

It's a new "Night" and "Museum" for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history — including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Hank Azaria as villainous Egyptian pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Russian tyrant Ivan the Terrible and Alain Chabat as Napoleon. Owen Wilson is back as cowboy Jedediah, and Robin Williams again rides into history as Teddy Roosevelt. The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world's largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone's rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy's ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker's lounge chair. No major film has ever shot inside the Smithsonian in Washington ..... until Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Click here to listen to SOUND CLIPS from the original link.


Composer John Frizell is doing the score for Legion, an apocalyptic action flick starring Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany, Kevin Durand, Doug Jones and Kate Walsh. The composer, who is best known for his big orchestral scores for Alien: Resurrection and Dante's Peak as well as the quirkier Office Space, has scored a lot of dark subjects lately, including Evil Angel, The Lodger and 100 Feet.

(quoted from which you can visit for more info)
Legion is an upcoming Christian-themed fantasy-thriller film directed by Scott Steward, written by Steward and Peter Schink, and starring an ensemble cast headed by Paul Bettany.
The story follows what happens when God loses faith in humanity and sends his legion of angels to wipe out the human race for the second time. Mankind's only hope lies in a group of misfits holed up in a diner in the desert who are aided by the archangel Michael (Bettany).

The film is set to be released on January 22, 2010.

MICHAEL GIACCHINO - land of the lost [CD]

Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into a space-time vortex and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world—a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land Of The Lost. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T-Rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally—a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone)—to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they'll be permanent refugees in the Land Of The Lost.

Michael Giacchino, who knows a thing or two about time vortexes and otherworldly adventures, scores a third summer blockbuster, to follow in the wake of Star Trek and Up [Pixar/Walt Disney].

This product can be shipped as of Tuesday, 09. June 2009

Original link at

"Nanny McPhee" Sequel Begins Production - Thomas Newman scoring it!

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films - in association with Three Strange Angels Productions - announced today that principal photography begins early next month on Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Oscar®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee, Sense and Sensibility) returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's wanted the least and needed the most in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.

Composer Thomas Newman is the one who'll provide the musical accompaniment for the sequel.

More info about the assignment you'll find here movie you'll find over the link for the movie and stay tuned for more on the score itself as it becomes available.