Saturday, February 27, 2010


Cop Out is an 2010 buddy cop comedy film written by brothers Mark and Robb Cullen and directed by Kevin Smith. The film stars Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, and Seann William Scott. It is the third film directed by Smith not to be set in the View Askewniverse.

In this flick, two veteran cops (Willis and Morgan) are tracking down a stolen vintage baseball card. On the chase, they rescue Gabriela (Ana de la Reguera), dealing with gangsters and money laundering. [wiki]

Composer Harold Faltermeyer is responsible for the score accompaniment of the movie, CD coming out 23rd FEB, 2010.

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First listen of JOHN POWELL's "GREEN ZONE"


The Pacific is a 2010 ten-part television World War II miniseries, produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia and DreamWorks, which will premiere March 14, 2010.

It is similar, although unrelated, to Band of Brothers. Whereas Band of Brothers focused on the United States Army's involvement in the European Theater of Operations, the new series will be about United States Marine Corps's actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

The Pacific is being spearheaded by Bruce McKenna (co-executive producer), who was one of the main writers on Band of Brothers. Hugh Ambrose, the son of Band of Brothers author Stephen Ambrose, will serve as a project consultant.

The score is provided by Hans Zimmer and Geof Zanelli,

Product Details

* Audio CD (March 9, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Rhino Records

Click here to view the tracklisting, cd info and listen to the sound clips from the score cd release:

JOHN POWELL - "how to train your dragon" [CD]

Track List:

1. This Is Berk (4:12)
2. Dragon Battle (1:55)
3. The Downed Dragon (4:16)
4. Dragon Training (3:10)
5. Wounded (1:25)
6. The Dragon Book (2:22)
7. Focus, Hiccup! (2:05)
8. Forbidden Friendship (4:10)
9. New Tail (2:47)
10. See You Tomorrow (3:52)
11. Test Drive (2:35)
12. Not So Fireproof (1:11)
13. This Time For Sure (:47)
14. Astrid Goes For A Spin (:45)
15. Romantic Flight (1:55)
16. Dragon’s Den (2:28)
17. The Cove (1:10)
18. The Kill Ring (4:27)
19. Ready The Ships (5:13)
20. Battling The Green Death (6:18)
21. Counter Attack (3:02)
22. Where’s Hiccup? (2:43)
23. Coming Back Around (2:49)
24. Sticks & Stones - Written and Performed by Jónsi (4:08)
25. The Vikings Have Their Tea (2:04)

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Friday, February 26, 2010


Click here to check out YouTube clips by John Debney, featuring Tina Guo (the performer who also played in the scores for Sherlock Holmes and Ramin Djawadi's Clash of the Titans) playing and recording solo accompaniments for the Iron Man 2 score.





New video interview with JAMES HORNER, on avatar, the state of film music and more. Check it out.

David Poland from Movie City News was able to secure James Horner for an exclusive interview that was shot earlier this week and just uploaded on his blog. In the lengthy video interview, Horner talks about his Academy Award-nominated score for Avatar, the other Oscar nominated scores and the current state of film music.

Click here for the interview:

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John Debney has been chosen to score the upcoming action horror movie Predators. The movie is directed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy, Armored) and stars Topher Grace, Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne.

More on this filmmusicreporter article, at

HANS ZIMMER - Scherlock holmes music video

Thursday, February 25, 2010

RAY COSTA, hollywood publicist writes, directs and produces documentary.

The head of Costa Communications film composer agency and p.r, writes, produces and directs documentary.

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(Los Angeles, CA) - Manning massive fire hoses, rushing into burning buildings and serving their community: For a tight-knit group of teenage boys in a town outside of Memphis, Tennessee called Germantown, fighting fires became their unparalleled adventure in real life bravery. HOMETOWN GLORY, written, directed and produced by Hollywood entertainment manager/publicist Ray Costa is a riveting documentary film that chronicles a subject he knows well. As a teenager in the seventies, he was among the ranks of the volunteers who risked their lives to protect a town. HOMETOWN GLORY will premiere and be the opening night film at On-Location: The Memphis International Film Festival April 22nd at the Malco Ridgeway Four. Attending the event will be Ray Costa, Composer George S. Clinton and the firefighters chronicled in the film.

Cross cutting archival footage, hundreds of vintage photos, present day interviews and dramatic reenactments, narrated by Tim Russ (Star Trek Voyager, Samantha Who) an original score by award-winning composer/Tennessee native George S. Clinton (Austin Powers) recorded with an orchestra with horn solos by Grammy nominated Chris Walden and songs by Sir Paul McCartney and the Ohio Players , HOMETOWN GLORY reveals how Chief Phil McCall enlisted a dedicated force of adolescents who would fly from their classroom desks to battle blazes. McCall, a father figure to the boys, would exert his considerable authority through a brusque professionalism, punishment , and an endearing support of his teenage charges who were required to maintain high grade point averages in order to participate in the program.

By the mid 1970's , the population of Germantown had swelled to 20,000 residents and the local teens were trained firefighters. During the brutal fire fighter ’s strike in Memphis in 1978, the Germantown volunteers assisted that city, dodging gunfire to extinguish arsonist’s blazes. Additionally that same year, the crew traveled to Waverly, TN to offer aid in the catastrophic Union Tank Car explosion that took 16 lives, including the town’s fire and police chiefs.

Dubbed “Filthy Phil's Fire Fighting Fanatics” and given individual nicknames by McCall like “Basketball,” “Flipper,” “Jelly” and Costa's own moniker “Castro” (denoting his Cuban heritage), the boys represented a cross section of athletes, freaks and nerds who united under chief McCall's direction into a fire fighting force with an unerring professionalism and expertise far beyond their years.

But it wasn't all flames and fury: a captivating camaraderie lives at the heart of Hometown Glory. The film acknowledges that the Fire Station was a de facto clubhouse in a small town with few diversions, and visiting girls who were only permitted to visit the station until 9 p.m.

“Becoming a firefighter at 16 was an invaluable experience,” acknowledges Ray Costa, “and we learned lessons that I apply everyday in my life . Everyone profiled in the documentary has given back to their community and I wanted to find a way to honor the firefighters I worked with, the Chief's legacy and the City of Germantown.”

As seen in the interviews, these teenagers have been transformed into grownups whose reminiscences and revelations convey a captivating tale. “Before they were men they were already heroes,” confirms the film's narration: The courage, valor and commitment of a gusty group of Southern teens shines in Hometown Glory.

The mission of On Location: MEMPHIS is to advance, educate and inspire filmmakers, students, and professionals in the cinema arts; to connect the regional audience to the work of local and global filmmakers; and to collaborate with other organizations to strengthen the film community and the economic development of Memphis. On Location: MEMPHIS envisions Memphis as a premier destination to attract a broad spectrum of filmmakers and quality films.


The writer/director/producer Ray Costa graduated from Germantown High School, then the University of Memphis and worked in news and public affairs at WHBQ NewsTalk Radio before moving to Los Angeles. In making the documentary, Costa took advantage of his over 20 years in the entertainment industry and asked for advice from seasoned professional on his first feature. He first called Academy Award winning documentary director Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien) to ask her advice. Yu's words of wisdom assisted Costa in finding the central theme that would carry the story. Costa describes the documentary, "The documentary plays more like a feature than a traditional documentary. There is a lot of heart and emotion to the stories. It is like remember the Titans meets Backdraft or Rescue Me." Traveling back to Germantown, to shoot the film, Costa contacted Frank Bluestein, who was his drama teacher at Germantown High School. Bluestein recommended a Germantown High alumnus, Waheed AlQawasmi for the production. AlQawasmi was enlisted as co-producer and the director of photography and he hired the local crew to shoot on the newest state-of-the-art camera, the RED. Additionally, Lisa Lax Casting assisted in searching for the perfect young actors for the reenactment scenes. The film took several trips back to Tennessee for Costa to complete principal photography. The original editing was done by Waheed and final editing was completed by Jake Hamilton (Grace). The film was color-corrected at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California with sound editing and a 5.1 mix at Jet Stream Sound in Burbank, California. Costa went to his award-winning clients and friends for their professional input on the project including Editor/Composer John Ottman (Usual Suspects, Fantastic Four), Composer Mark Adler (The Rat Pack, Food Inc.), Composer Jeff Beal (Rome, Appaloosa) and director John Swanbeck (The Big Kahuna) .

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HANS ZIMMER's and HENRY JACKMAN's "HENRY IV" to be released on [CD]

Original source: filmmusicreporter

Hans Zimmer’s and Henry Jackman’s score to the German historical movie Henri IV will be released on Sony Classical on March 5. At this time, the CD will only be available as an import from Germany.

To find more about the score, check out a video interview with Zimmer and Jackman on YouTube:

Here’s the tracklisting of the CD:

1. A Destiny Revealed (3:46)
2. The Huguenots (5:36)
3. Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie – Thoinot Arbeau (1:11)
4. Journey To Paris (1:53)
5. The Louvre (5:52)
6. Margot De Valois (2:19)
7. Bourrée D’Avignonez – Philidor (1:18)
8. The Wedding (2:27)
9. The Massacre (1:32)
10. Mortal Tristura – Le Concert Des Nations (1:45)
11. Henri’s Escape (2:15)
12. Man Of The People (1:09)
13. The Edict Of Nantes (5:11)
14. Te Deum – La Capella Reial De Catalunya (1:34)
15. Gabrielle D’Estrées (2:57)
16. The Murder Of Guise (2:24)
17. Freedom Regained (2:08)
18. Sarabande & Tambourin – Kassel (1:17)
19. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King (2:36)
20. Farewell To A Friend (2:07)
21. Rosny’s Confession (1:50)
22. Requiem Sequentia – Christobal De Morales (1:39)
23. Let Reason Rule (2:22)
24. Marie De Medici (1:10)
25. A Prophecy Fulfilled (3:01)


Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, who have been nominated for an Academy Award for their score for The Hurt Locker have recently been doing the press round to promote the score before the Oscars on March 7.

This week, they have been featured as guests on Jim Svejda’s Classical Music show on KUSC.

The complete interview can be found online right here:
Also, Beltrami and Sanders were interviewed by Steve Pond from The Wrap:

In addition, David Poland shot a video interview for his blog which can seen by clicking on the following link:

Original source: filmmusicreporter

RACHEL PORTMAN - "Never let go" (2010)

Never Let Me Go is an upcoming sci-fi, drama, thriller film based on a novel of same name written by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is directed by Mark Romanek and stars Academy Award nominees Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan along with Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins. Alex Garland wrote the screenplay for the film. The film is produced by DNA Films and Film4. It will be distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures for the United States of America.

An alternate history story of a woman who, as she reflects on her private school years in the English countryside, reunites with her two friends to face the dark secrets buried in their communal past. With no contact or knowledge of the outside world during their years at the boarding school, they discover they are clones, born and raised for the sole purpose of providing organs for transplants.

Rachel Portman is set to compose the original score for the movie, according to


Visit this page to preview the score for PRINCE OF PERSIA, the movie, composed by Harry Gregson Williams.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Battlestar Galactica: The Plan / Razor

This Tuesday, February 23rd, La-La Land Records will release the final “canon” Battlestar Galactica soundtrack: Battlestar Galactica: The Plan and Razor. This unique compilation, representing the two straight-to-DVD scores that were left off the Season 4 soundtrack album, will complete any BSG fan’s collection.

Click here for info, tracklisting, cd covers and SAMPLES:

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's "THE GHOSTWRITER" , the score for the award-winning Roman Polanski film, on [CD]

The Ghost Writer (aka The Ghost in the UK) is a film adaptation of the Robert Harris novel The Ghost. The film is directed by Roman Polanski and based on a screenplay written by Harris and Polanski.

It stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.

On his way to the Zurich Film Festival, Polanski was arrested by Swiss police in September 2009. Due to Polanski's arrest, post-production was briefly put on hold, but he resumed work from house arrest at his Swiss villa. Also, he could not take part in his film's world premiere at the Berlinale festival on February 12, 2010.

The score is by French composer ALEXANDRE DESPlAT.

Click here to find out more about the release on CD and listen to sound clips:


Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

Movie directed by: Feo Aladag

Release date of score CD: 11th of March, 2010.

DAVID BUCKLEY - "From Paris with Love" [CD]

Product Details

* Audio CD (February 23, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Import
* Label: Columbia Europe

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DANNY ELFMAN's "alice in wonderland" [CD]

Product Details

* Audio CD (March 2, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Walt Disney Records

Product Description
From Walt Disney Pictures and the vividly creative mind of award-winning director Tim Burton comes the original soundtrack to the highly anticipated feature film. The score from Alice in Wonderland created by Burton's long time collaborator, nominated for 4 Academy Awards® and 10 GRAMMY® Awards, Danny Elfman, will musically lend a magical, whimsical and imaginative twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Danny Elfman has written close to 50 film scores featuring his unique sound including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Batman, Spider-Man, Edward Scissorhands, Men in Black and more.

CD package includes 3-panel triptych showcasing the vivid world of Wonderland and key character images

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

TUOMAS KANTELINEN producing and providing the original score to "THE ITALIAN KEY"

Tuomas Kantelinen
, Finland's most well-known film composer for his scores for films such as Rukajärven tie, Äideistä parhain, Mindhunters, Arn: the knight templar, Mother of Mine and Mongol among others, is producing and providing the score to a new movie, entitled The Italian Key.

The movie is a romantic coming-of-age fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.

The lush, romantic and colourful orchestral score is provided by composer Tuomas Kantelinen who's also producing the movie. It was recorded in London in December with the Isobel Griffiths' orchestra and recorded and mixed by Geoff Foster.

More info on the project at the official site:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



Sweeping Orchestral Soundtrack Immerses Players in the Next Installment of the Best-Selling Submarine Computer Game Series

Raleigh, NC - February 16th, 2010 - BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves has created a rousing thematic score for the next iteration of the highly acclaimed submarine simulation series, Silent Hunter® 5: Battle of the Atlantic. A classically trained composer renowned for his adventurous symphonic music in video games, Graves elevates the dramatic story of a World War II German submarine captain with an emotionally charged orchestral score, expertly crafting graceful chord progressions and Wagnerian majestic chorus. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic will be released exclusively for the PC in March 2010. The original soundtrack will be available with the Collector's Edition of the game and for digital download on iTunes®.

"Working with Jason to compose music for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic was a real pleasure," said Mihai Gheorghiu, Audio Director at Ubisoft Romania. "Continuing the franchise's tradition for high-quality orchestral scores, he delivered an intense soundtrack that captures the essence of the gameplay and enhances the overall experience for the player."

"Collaborating with Ubisoft Romania was a wonderful experience and it was a privilege to be asked to score the next installment in the franchise," commented Jason Graves. "I always try to find a unique approach to every score I compose. I thought the German perspective of the story would permit more musical liberty than my previous World War II scores. I drew on classical composers such as Mozart and Wagner to instill a dramatic, operatic sensibility to the score and I utilized choir to the same purpose, especially in the main themes."

Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead and interact with crew in the dynamic campaign. For more information about the game please visit
About Jason Graves
Jason Graves creates award-winning music for film, television and video games. He has scored more than 150 commercials, 90 television shows, movie trailers, and feature films, conducting orchestras at Capitol Records, Paramount Pictures, Skywalker Sound, Seattle and Salt Lake City. His music has been awarded three Telly's, an Addy, nine Silver Reels, a Gold Case Award, and a Cable A.C.E. Award. Jason's music for video games has been honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and received three Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Award (AIAS) nominations, winning "Outstanding Achievement in Audio" for DEAD SPACE. He has received seventeen G.A.N.G. nominations and four wins, including "Audio of the Year" for DEAD SPACE, "Best Original Theme" nominations for STAR TREK: LEGACY and BLAZING ANGELS 2, "Music of the Year" nominations for DEAD SPACE and KING ARTHUR and "Soundtrack of the Year" for THE HOBBIT. Recent projects include DEAD SPACE: EXTRACTION and COMMAND & CONQUER 4: TIBERIAN TWILIGHT. For more information visit

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MARCELO ZARVOS' "Brooklyn's finest" [CD] from varese.

BROOKLYN'S FINEST Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Marcelo Zarvos

Richard Gere
Wesley Snipes
Ethan Hawke
Don Cheadle

In the course of one chaotic week, the lives of three conflicted New York City police officers are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation in Brooklyn's Finest, a searing new crime drama from acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

Burned out veteran Eddie Dugan (Golden Globe-winner Richard Gere) is just one week away from his pension and a fishing cabin in Connecticut. Narcotics officer Sal Procida (Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke) has discovered there's no line he won't cross to provide a better life for his long-suffering wife and seven children. And Clarence "Tango" Butler (Oscar nominee Don Cheadle) has been undercover so long his loyalties have started to shift from his fellow police officers to his prison buddy Caz (Wesley Snipes), one of Brooklyn's most infamous drug dealers.

With personal and work pressures bearing down on them, each man faces daily tests of judgment and honor in one of the world's most difficult jobs. When NYPD's Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, all three officers find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn's gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals. During seven fateful days, Eddie, Sal and Tango find themselves hurtling inextricably toward the same fatal crime scene and a shattering collision with destiny.

Marcelo Zarvos (The Good Shepherd, Taking Chance) provides the powerful and dramatic score.

Overture Films opens Brooklyn's Finest nationwide on March 5.

Varθse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 014 2
Release Date: 03/23/10

JOHN POWELL's the composer for "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON" - CD released via Varese

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by John Powell

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda comes the 3D adventure, How to Train Your Dragon. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Animation veteran John Powell (Shrek, Happy Feet, Kung Fu Panda) provides the spectacularly epic score for choir and orchestra.

DreamWorks Animation opens How To Train Your Dragon nationwide on March 26.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 012 2

The CD's also on

FRINGE, tv music by Giacchino, Tilton, Seiter, released via Varese on [CD]

FRINGE Original Television Soundtrack Music Composed by Michael Giacchino • Chris Tilton • Chad Seiter
From J.J. Abrams (Lost), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman — the team that brought you Star Trek, Mission Impossible: III and Alias — and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk comes a new drama that thrills, terrifies and explores the blurring line between science fiction and reality.

When an international flight lands at Boston’s Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham is called in to investigate. When the search nearly kills her partner, Special Agent John Scott, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to Dr. Walter Bishop, our generation’s Einstein. There’s only one catch: He’s been institutionalized for the last 20 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son, Peter, in to help. Under Special Agent Phillip Broyles, our trio will discover that what happened on that fatal flight is only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.

Academy Award nominee and Grammy and Golden Globe winner Michael Giacchino again returns to the J.J. Abrams universe to head the composing team for the new hit series from Fox.

The Season 1 DVD for FRINGE is available now, and Season 2 is currently running on Fox.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 013 2
Release Date: 03/23/10

Monday, February 15, 2010

James Newton Howard takes over ‘Nanny McPhee’ sequel

James Newton Howard is doing the score for the second Nanny McPhee film, replacing Thomas Newman who was originally hired to compose the music for the sequel. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang premieres on March 25 and features, again, Emma Thompson as the title character, and also Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans and Maggie Smith.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010


GREEN ZONE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by John Powell Matt Damon
Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in Green Zone, a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences. During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission. Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region. And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.

Another veteran of the Bourne team is composer John Powell, who contributes an adrenaline-pumping score.

Universal Pictures opens GREEN ZONE nationwide on March 12.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 011 2
Release Date: 03/09/10

Track Listing:

1. Opening Book (2:32)
2. 1st WMD Raid (2:39)
3. Traffic Jam (2:59)
4. Meeting Raid (4:31)
5. Helicopter / Freddy Runs (2:43)
6. Questions (3:26)
7. Miller Googles (1:53)
8. Truth / Magellan / Attack (3:50)
9. Mobilize / Find Al Rawi (5:15)
10. Evac Preps Part 1 (8:34)
11. Evac Preps Part 2 (3:22)
12. Attack and Chase (5:25)
13. WTF (1:15)
14. Chaos / Email (4:17)

52 minutes

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GAME MUSIC at its best. Film Music: better start taking notes from GARRY SCHYMAN's "BIOSHOCK 2"

Today i came across an awe-inspiring find; Garry Schyman's ominous score for BIOSHOCK 2, a newly released first-person shooter video game on the PC, Xbox360 and Playstation 3.

Quoting from wikipedia on the game's storyline, we learn that the game is set in fictional dystopian city Rapture in alternative history 1968, eight years after the events of the first BioShock, also scored by Garry Schyman. The protagonist and player-controlled character is a Big Daddy, a being that has had its organs and skin grafted into an atmospheric diving suit. Among the first of its kind, the player-controlled Big Daddy reactivates with no recollection of the past decade's events, and scours the city in a vain attempt to relocate the Little Sister that he was paired with. When it becomes obvious that Rapture's leader Sofia Lamb will become responsible for the city's destruction, the Big Daddy attempts to overthrow Lamb and her army of Big Sisters.


Composing for modern mediums rarely gets better than this; with massively dark orchestral textures and a wholly organic whole led by the devilish violin tunes performed spectacularly by violinist Martin Chalifour, Garry's on top form with this.

Granted it won't appeal to everyone, with its eclectic and complex musical stylings, still the genius of mixing the styles and bringing out such a b-r-i-l-l-i-a-n-t sound from the orchestra, is evident in this. There's the pitch-black vast wall of sound created by a massive team of string, woodwinds and particularly brass with their metallic clusters. There's dissonant and rhythmic writing, unsettling choir a la Goldenthal, Elfman-esque violin lines, cello and sax soli, at times resembling TITUS by an afore-mentioned Mister, inspired female vocals and even film noir, this is easily one of the most impressive musical works i've heard for any medium, in many years.



The score's only available for those who buy the special edition of the game so far, but stay tuned as a release of the score alone might be announced at a point.

Here's some info, photos and sound samples as quoted from the composer's informative official website at:

"February 9, 2010

I am pleased to announce that two projects for which I provided scores are coming out today Tuesday.

Dante's Inferno
and BioShock 2 are both available today and I am very proud of both scores.

I am also please to say that reviewers and the developers I have worked with have been very generous in their reaction to my music in both.

A small sampling: Destructoid Interview: The Music of Bioshock 2:

Original Sound Version: Review of Dante's Inferno Score And some photos from the

BioShock 2 session:

The Dante's Inferno score is available on iTunes and Amazon MP3

The BioShock 2 score is only available to those who buy the special edition of the game for now."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

According to some sources, ZIMMER and / or RAMIN DJAWADI might be scoring "THE CLASH OF TITANS"

Clash Of The Titans score

Released 26.03.2010
Neil has been approached by director Louis Leterrier to replace Matt Bellamy from Muse in providing additional music for Clash Of The Titans. (Bellamy had to pull out due to Muse touring commitments in the USA).

Craig Armstrong OBE was already working on the main score but in a series of musical chairs has now been replaced by Hans Zimmer. The movie is due for world wide release on 26.03.2010 so Neil is currently 24/7 on his cues.

View the trailer, or get more info on the film.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

JOHAN SODERQVIST's "let the right one in" named one of the best scores of the decade.

'Let the Right One In' 2nd best score of the decade JANUARY, 2010. Johan Söderqvist's score for Let the Right One In was singled out as one of the ten best scores of the first decade of the new millennium by UK film magazine Empire. In fact, the score was the second best according to the glossy publication, second only to the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

Click here for the complete article:


A very interesting interview with the composer, conducted a little time back, shortly before the release of his TWILIGHT: NEW MOON score on album, containing some very notable points of discussion.

Here's the complete link for the article:

Friday, February 5, 2010

CRAIG ARMSTRONG no longer on "CLASH OF THE TITANS", Ramin Djawadi replaces him.


Craig Armstrong is no longer working on providing an original score for Clash of the Titians. Ramin Djawad along with Neil Davidge are now on scoring duties.

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MARK ISHAM - the crazies (2010) (cd)

1. Fire (4:50)
2. Something In The Water Supply (7:04)
3. Bone Saw (2:58)
4. There’s Somebody Out There (5:26)
5. Mad House (3:25)
6. Principal (3:06)
7. Had To Be Sure (9:24)
8. Are We Clear? (4:06)
9. The Long Walk (4:02)
10. Let It Mean Something (3:45)
11. Lights Out (5:43)
12. A Loving Hand (2:06)
13. Oil Pen (1:00)
14. Getaway (1:35)
15. Cedar Rapids (2:11)

Total duration: 60 minutes

BRUNO COULAIS - Oceans (2010) [CD]

1. La Fusée (3:03)
2. La Cavalerie Des Dauphins (2:25)
3. Le festin De L'Océan (0:42)
4. Le Temps des Découvertes (2:30)
5. La Danse des Dauphins (1:17)
6. L'Eveil (3:01)
7. Les Otaries (2:13)
8. Le Nouveau Monde (1:35)
9. Le Récif de Nuit (3:56)
10. Danses (3:59)
11. Le Récif de Jour (3:56)
12. L'Arrivée des Araignées (2:04)
13. A L'Aventure (3:35)
14. Cavalerie Sous la Mer (3:00)
15. Le Nouvel Océan (4:24)
16. Jusqu'à La Source (1:39)
17. Les Massacres (5:16)
18. Disparus (3:43)
19. Etranges Créatures (1:53)
20. Aquarium (2:42)
21. Ocean Will Be (6:03)
22. Pré-Générique (0:58)

Total duration: 63 minutes

Hans Zimmer & Henry Jackman - "Henry V"

To be released on March the 5th, 2010.

Henri IV
Movie info:

Hans Zimmer & Henry Jackman

Release date: March 5
Label: Sony Classical

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JOHN DEBNEY's "Valentine's Day"


(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY reunites with director Garry Marshall for the sixth time to score the romantic-comedy VALENTINE’S DAY, starring Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez and many more. “Valentine’s Day” opens in theaters on Feb. 12. Along with writing an original score for the film, Debney also re-unites with lyricist Glen Ballard to create the song “Every Time You Smile” performed by Carina Round. Currently Debney is receiving critical acclaim for his score to the dramatic film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” and is scoring the highly anticipated Marvel comic book sequel “Iron Man 2.” In June, Debney will travel to the Vatican for a performance of “The Passion Oratorio” in St. Peter’s Square.

Debney’s musical ability knows no boundaries, and his music sets the tone for films in all genres, from his Academy Award® nominated score to “The Passion of the Christ” to his work on Disney’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie;” for which Debney and Glen Ballard created the song “Butterfly Fly Away” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Recently Daily Variety devoted an 11 page tribute to John Debney as the “Billion-Dollar Composer,” because of his tremendous box office success (films he has scored have grossed nearly four billion-dollars.)

In addition to his Oscar® nomination, last year Debney received multiple Career Achievement Awards from the Burbank International Film Festival, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. Debney has received several Emmys®, a Dove® award for “The Passion of the Christ” and a CUE® award for the “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Princess Diaries.” Debney received a BAFTA® nomination for his score to the videogame “Lair” and was the youngest recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement, and has conducted concerts of his music with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Some of Debney’s film credits include “Idlewild,” a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; the animated films “Barnyard” and “Chicken Little;” the comic-book inspired “Sin City” and the comedies “Elf” and “Liar, Liar.”

The all star romantic-comedy “Valentine’s Day” centers around intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles that break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Author: Costa communications

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New ALEXANDRE DESPLAT cd coming out, for his score for Roman Polanski's "THE GHOST WRITER"

This CD will ship on or after 2/23/10.

Ewan McGregor
Pierce Brosnan
Kim Catrall
Olivia Williams

The New Film From Roman Polanski

THE GHOST WRITER tells the story of a former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), who is holed up on an island off the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. in midwinter, writing his memoirs. When his long-standing aide drowns, a professional ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is sent out to help him finish the book. The anonymous ghost writer is quickly drawn into a political and sexual intrigue involving Lang’s wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his aide (Kim Cattrall). Hanging over Lang is the threat of a war crimes trial and a mysterious secret from his past that threatens to jeopardize international relations. The cast also includes Jim Belushi, Robert Pugh and Tom Wilkinson. THE GHOST WRITER is based on the novel The Ghost written by best-selling author Robert Harris. It won the International Thriller Writers’ Award for best novel of 2008. Harris joined director Roman Polanski in adapting the book for the big screen.

Academy Award nominee Alexandre Desplat (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) has created a suspenseful and captivating work, which recalls the classic thriller scores of the legendary Bernard Herrmann.

Summit Entertainment opens THE GHOST WRITER nationwide on February 19.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 007 2
Release Date: 02/23/10

1. The Ghost Writer (1:41)
2. Rhinehart Publishing (:58)
3. Travel To The Island (2:28)
4. Lang’s Memoirs (1:43)
5. Chase on the Ferry (2:31)
6. Suspicion (2:49)
7. Investigation (2:07)
8. Hidden Documents (2:09)
9. The Old Man (1:17)
10. In The Woods (3:40)
11. Prints (1:45)
12. The Predecessor (2:28)
13. Pr Paul Emmett (5:39)
14. Bicycle Ride (1:52)
15. Lang And The CIA (2:21)
16. The Truth About Ruth (4:55)
17. The Ghost Writer (Reprise) (1:49)

Click here to listen to sound clips from the score:

ACADEMY AWARDS 2010 - Nominations for best original score / film song announced


Avatar (James Horner)
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Alexandre Desplat)
The Hurt Locker (Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders)
Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer)
Up (Michael Giacchino)


PARIS 36 "Lion de Paname"
NINE "Take It All"
CRAZY HEART "The Weary Kind"

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

HANS ZIMMER, GEOFF ZANELLI and BLANE NEELY release the score for Spielberg's TV series, "THE PACIFIC"

Rhino Records on March the 9th, 2010 releases this.

1. Honor [Main Title Theme From 'The Pacific']
2. With The Old Breed [End Title Theme From 'The Pacific']
3. You Have No Idea
4. Terrible Solomons
5. Torn Souls
6. Nightfall On Okinawa
7. Private First Class Robert Leckie
8. Fallen Friend
9. We've Gone Respectable
10. Iwo Jima
11. Praying For You
12. Even The Trees Hate Us
13. Get The Wounded Aboard
14. Memories Of Home
15. Landing Peleliu
16. Adagio For Peleliu
17. The Peleliu Hills
18. Dear Vera
19. Where Do We Go From Here?
20. Men At War
21. Sledge's Humanity
22. War Is Hell
23. Homecoming
24. New Kind Of Bomb
25. Honor [For Oboe And Strings]

Click here to find out more about the tv miniseries,

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Monday, February 1, 2010


Click here to listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the upcoming score CD release of Danny Elfman's re-replaced score for "WOLFMAN".


The composer of the Oscar awarded and wonderful musical work for "RED VIOLIN" talks about a lot of topics of interest, as well as his recent rejection of the "EDGE OF DARKNESS" score which was finally replaced with Howard Shore on scoring duties, and released soon via Varese Sarabande.

Check out the whole interview in this article located here: