Thursday, September 30, 2010

Interview with RAMIN DJAWADI, composer of the new MEDAL OF HONOR game (2010)

Born in Germany, film composer Ramin Djawadi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee School of Music in 1998. Soon after, Djawadi garnered the attention of composer Hans Zimmer, who encouraged him to move to Los Angeles. At Remote Control Productions, Djawadi served as an orchestrator and assistant to Hans Zimmer. He also worked with him on different projects including Thunderbirds and Batman Begins. More importantly, he wrote additional music for the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, The Time Machine and The Recruit. Eventually, Djawadi began to work on his own, starting with his collaboration with 

RZA for David Goyer’s film, Blade: Trinity. Since then, Ramin Djawadi has written music for Iron Man, The Unborn, Mr. Brooks, Clash of the Titans, Prison Break, Open Season and recently the new Medal of Honor videogame.

You can listen to the interview in our latest edition of Composer Talk! 

Original link here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

TRENT REZNOR (Nine Inch Nails) and ATTICUS ROSS - THE SOCIAL NETWORK soundtrack (previously known as "the FACEBOOK movie")

The Social Network soundtrack will be released digitally on Tuesday September 28th with physical formats to follow in October. You can pre-order standard CD, Blu-ray (audio only 5.1 surround and high resolution stereo) and 2 disc 180g vinyl formats now. All preorders include an instant 5 song sampler download and a full digital album delivered by email on 9/28. Standalone digital will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY on Amazon MP3 at a promotional rate of $2.99 for a 48 hour period starting 12:01am PT on 9/28. Digital purchases will begin here 9/30 at 12:01am PT.

Sign up and download a free copy of The Social Network sampler so you can Download 5 tracks from the score by going here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

DAVID HIRSCHFELDER - Legends Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'hoole - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1.To The Sky - Owl City
2.Flight Home (The Guardian Theme)
3.Taken To St Aggeles
4.Welcome To The Pellatorium
5.A Long Way To The Guardians
6.You Know We’re Flying
7.A Friend Or Two
8.The Boy Was Right
9.Sharpen The Battle Claws
10.Follow The Whale’s Fin
11.Into Battle
12.Hello Brother
13.My Soldiers My Sons
14.More Baggy Wrinkles

Music composed by David Hirschfelder. Includes the new song “To The Sky” by Owl City

More at this page and here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

THE TOWN - Harry Gregson Williams / David Buckley (2010) (CD)

Product details
Performers: David Buckley
Original Release Date: 20 Sep 2010
Label: Silva Screen Records
Copyright: 2010 Silva Screen Records
Total Length: 41:52

Knut Avenstroup Haugen - Age of Conan: Rise of the Gods Slayer (2010) (game score CD)

The composer who wrote the stunning game score for 2008's Funcom PC role-playing game AGE OF CONAN: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES and who wins Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media, 2008.

Now with a sequel score.

More about the cd release, here.

Interview with the composer about this new score, here.

CRAIG ARMSTRONG, DAVID BYRNE, BRIAN ENO - Wall Street: money never sleeps (2010) (cd)

Audio CD (24. September 2010)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Todo Mundo (Cargo Records)


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

HALO REACH - original score by M.O'Donnell, M.Salvatori

Halo Reach - M.O'Donnell, M.Salvatori (Original Soundtrack) (2010)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps |44.100kHz | Stereo | 225 Mb
Composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori

1 Overture
2 Winter Contingency
3 ONI: Sword Base
4 Nightfall
5 Tip of the Spear
6 Long Night of Solace
7 Exodus
8 New Alexandria
9 The Package
10 The Pillar of Autumn
11 Epilogue
12 From the Vault
13 Ashes
14 Fortress
15 We're Not Going Anywhere
16 At Any Cost
17 Both Ways (Remix)
18 Walking Away
19 Ghosts and Glass
20 We Remember

New interview with JOHN DEBNEY on 'iron man 2' and more.

Monday, September 13, 2010

RAMIN DJAWADI - Medal of Honor, 2010

Release date: 28. September 2010
Label: E.A.R.S. (EA Recordings)
Copyright: 2010 E.A.R.S. (EA Recordings)
Running time: 59:36


Saturday, September 11, 2010


Check them out here.

Product Details

* Audio CD (September 14, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 2
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Varese Sarabande

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TOM CLANCY'S "H.A.W.X 2" scored by Tom Salta


Original soundtrack features new dynamic themes, a Russian choir, Middle-Eastern instrumentation, and high-flying action and stealth music.

New York, September 8, 2010 - Award-winning composer and music producer Tom Salta, who scored the action-packed orchestral music score for Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X®, the first air-combat game set in the world-renowned Tom Clancy's video game universe, returns to provide an all-new music soundtrack for the sequel, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2. Developed by Ubisoft's Bucharest studio, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world's most technologically advanced aircraft. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 is now available in North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For more information visit

From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, Salta's dynamic original score for Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 reflects the game's new multinational cinematic story narrative. It presents emotional, dynamic themes with rousing Russian choral chants, cinematic Middle-Eastern instrumentals, pulse-pounding combat music, and suspenseful covert ambience. The hybrid score was written, recorded and produced by Tom Salta; it features a live choir, electric guitar and solo acoustic performances with A-list musicians and vocalists from the New York Film Chorale.

"Tom Salta brought a new level of engagement to the story and gameplay of H.A.W.X 2 with this fantastic score," said Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 Narrative and Creative Director Edward Douglas. "From large-scale orchestral and choral tracks to unexpected intimate moments, he truly takes the player on an international journey with this soundtrack. I would not want to work on another project without Tom helming the score."

Tom Salta is one of the most in-demand musical talents working in multimedia, including film, television, advertising, and (most notably) video games. His previous credits include the original scores for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter® (GRAW was nominated for "Best Video Game Score" at the MTV Video Music Awards), the acclaimed sequel (Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2) and the live-action trailer for Tom Clancy™'s Ghost Recon Future Soldier™. Salta will deliver the keynote address for GameSoundCon at Columbia University in New York on October 2−3, 2010. For more information on Tom Salta, visit

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TOMANDANDY - Resident Evil: afterlife

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Transmedia music talent credits include original film scores for
LOS ANGELES, September 8th, 2010 - Four Bars Intertainment, the leading agency exclusively representing A-List and award-winning composers for video games, today announced the company will represent innovative composer duo tomandandy. Best known for their edgy, sublime sonic landscapes for movies such as THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE STRANGERS, KILLING ZOE and pioneering soundtracks for numerous television commercial campaigns, tomandandy recently created the original, hybrid genre score for RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE 3D, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the popular film series based on the video games.

"I don't represent composers unless they have an absolute passion for video games," said Bob Rice, President of Four Bars Intertainment. "tomandandy love video games and their music is unique and perfect for this medium. I am proud to have tomandandy with Four Bars Intertainment and look forward to presenting their music to game developers worldwide."

tomandandy commented, "We've always been fascinated by the narrative musical opportunities that video game scoring provides. Bob is a legendary force, we are thrilled to be working with him."

tomandandy are composers and producers in transmedia. While they are widely recognized for their work in film scores and television commercials they have produced music for most media including record projects, art installations, fashion shows and interactive entertainment. tomandandy have collaborated with artists such as William Buroughs, David Byrne, Oliver Stone, Roger Avary, Lou Reed, Wes Borland, La Fura dels Baus, Jenny Holzer, Tom Sachs, William Gibson among others. For more information on tomandandy visit

Since 1992 Four Bars Intertainment has been the #1 source for award-winning composers of music for video games. For more information visit

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Never Let Me Go [Rachel Portman]

In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro's hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.
Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, An Education), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Red Riding) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.

Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman (Emma) provides a beautiful and powerful score.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand [Joseph LoDuca]

Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the
Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator.

He must become a legend.

Starring Australian actor Andy Whitfield (McLeod’s Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings And A Funeral) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Doctore, this unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences has made Spartacus: Blood and Sand an epic television event.

Joseph LoDuca — composer of both Hercules and its hugely popular sister spin off Xena: Warrior Princess — returns to ancient times for this new telling of the Spartacus legend.


Friday, September 3, 2010

True Blood: Season Two [Nathan Barr]

True Blood: Season Two [Nathan Barr]

Critics across the country have proclaimed TRUE BLOOD — the winner of a 2009 Emmy for Best Drama Series and Golden Globe nominee for Best Television Series: Drama — one of the best shows on TV. USA Today called it "wildly imaginative," while the Washington Post found it "audacious, outrageous and playfully grisly." TV Guide hailed the show as "graphically sexy and scary, and often wildly funny," and "a broadly entertaining, deliciously twisted slice of modern Southern Gothic."
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, TRUE BLOOD takes place in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans for their fix. Set in the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the show follows the romance between clairvoyant waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, 2009 Golden Globe winner) and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

Composer Nathan Barr (Hostel) has cooked up a second season’s worth of his bayou-spiced score..


The Pillars of the Earth [Trevor Morris] + SOUNDCLIPS

Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England, THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH is an ambitious eight-hour series of Ken Follett’s masterpiece — an enduring love story masterfully entwined with political turmoil. The all-star cast includes: Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Deadwood, Sexy Beast), Rufus Sewell (The Tourist, The Illusionist, A Knight’s Tale), Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice), Eddie Redmayne (Glorious 39, The Good Shepherd), Hayley Atwell (Captain America, The Duchess, Any Human Heart), Donald Sutherland (The Italian Job), Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Any Human Heart) and Sarah Parish (Merlin). Director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes) and Executive Producers Tony and Ridley Scott present THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, the epic event of the summer.

Trevor Morris, who provided the accompaniment for all four seasons of The Tudors, is back to score another ambitious royal tale.

SOUND CLIPS from the score CD at:

The Tudors Season 4 [Trevor Morris]

The Tudors Season 4 [Trevor Morris]

Showtime’s THE TUDORS — a favorite with critics and audiences — presents the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII’s nearly 40-year, omnipotent reign (1509 – 1547). In addition to his famous female consorts, his 20+-year marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and the infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, THE TUDORS delves into Henry’s most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in England. Season 4 — the final season — focuses on Henry’s ill-fated marriage to Katherine Howard, his uncommonly successful final marriage with Katherine Parr, an attempted invasion of France and the question of the kingdom’s leadership after Henry’s death.

Composer Trevor Morris won the 2007 Emmy Award for Best Theme for THE TUDORS and his music for Season 4 exhibits his best work yet, allowing him the opportunity to bring this epic saga to a powerful close.

MICHAEL GIACCHINO - lost: the final season [cd]

Lost: The Final Season By Michael Giacchino

Original Television Soundtrack
Pre-Orders are now being accepted. This CD will ship on or after 9/14/10.

It all comes down to this. Television’s most innovative and compelling series comes to a stunning conclusion in the sixth and final season of LOST. In the aftermath of a monumental explosion, reality shifts for everyone associated with the mystical island. The critically acclaimed epic drama will finally reveal the fate of the Oceanic 815 survivors and all who have joined their journey.

Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino’s music has played a huge role in the series from the very beginning, and this latest collection of Lost musical highlights is a two-disc set, featuring two and a half hours of Season 6’s touching and thrilling score.

LOST Season 6 will be available on DVD and BluRay from ABC Home Video on August 24.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 040 2
Release Date: 09/14/10

Track List:

1. A Sunken Feeling (1:34)
2. Heavy Metal Crew (1:01)
3. Doing Jacob’s Work (1:58)
4. Smokey And The Bandits (4:55)
5. LAX (4:08)
6. Temple And Spring (1:53)
7. Locke At It This Way (1:37)
8. Richard The Floored (1:55)
9. Coffin Calamity (3:46)
10. Lie Thou There (2:30)
11. Trouble Is My First Name (1:51)
12. Death Springs Eternal (6:23)
13. The Rockets’ Red Glare (3:34)
14. Temple And Taxi (3:37)
15. My Orca (:40)
16. Helen Of Joy (2:00)
17. Jacob’s Ladders (3:26)
18. The Substitute (4:45)
19. Peculiar Parenting (2:54)
20. Door Jammer (:42)
21. The Lighthouse (3:33)
22. Sundown (7:37)
23. Catch A Falling Star (1:46)
24. Linus and Alpertinent (2:27)
25. Karma Has No Price (4:11)

1. Recon (3:23)
2. Crazy Town (2:01)
3. None The Richard (1:20)
4. Love In A Time Of Pneumonia (1:35)
5. The Fall Of Man (2:58)
6. Dead Man Talking (1:18)
7. Jacob’s Advocate (5:50)
8. Standing Offer (1:20)
9. And Death Shall Have No Dominion (3:54)
10. Sayid After Dentist (1:49)
11. Shepharding Sun (2:16)
12. Tesla Tester (2:33)
13. George Of The Concrete Jungle (1:09)
14. World’s Worst Car Wash (2:00)
15. None The Nurse (3:48)
16. Happily Ever After (1:57)
17. Hugo Reyes Of Light (1:41)
18. Passing The Torch (3:40)
19. A Memorable Kiss (1:23)
20. The Last Recruit (4:07)
21. Kool-Aid Claire (1:19)
22. The Sub Group (3:50)
23. Sunny Outlook (:40)
24. Reunion And Reneging (2:58)

Bonus Tracks:
25. The Hole Shabang (7:02)
26. Moving On (7:54)


ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's "the special relationship" [CD]

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Original Television Soundtrack Music Composed by Alexandre Desplat

The third in screenwriter Peter Morgan’s trilogy on Tony Blair, following The Deal, which aired on HBO, and the Academy Award-nominated film The Queen, The Special Relationship stars Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton.

In 1993, ambitious British politician Tony Blair arrives in Washington D.C. to meet with advisors who helped bring Bill Clinton into office. At his meeting, Blair is given war room wisdom: “Listen to what the people are saying. It’s easier to change what the party stands for than what the people want.” Three years later, Blair puts the advice to work, declaring “Je suis European” at a speech in Paris, committing himself to his fellow Continentals.

When both Blair and Clinton are swept into office, Clinton shares with Blair his excitement over their “unique opportunity” to advance their center-left ideas and bring genuine change over the next few years. As the two men continue their terms in office, world and personal events determine which man has the upper hand in the long-standing alliance. The conflict in Northern Ireland, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and differing strategies about the crisis in Kosovo all play a part in shifting their positions on the world stage, and their opinions of each other. And when the 2000 election brings new leadership into the White House, it is up to Blair to decide how the relationship will carry on.

Alexandre Desplat adds another extraordinary score to his long list of recent achievements (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Queen, Twilight: New Moon).

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP began airing on HBO on May 29.

MICHAEL GIACCHINO's score for the 'LET THE RIGHT ONE IN' remake, entitled "LET ME IN" released on [CD]

LET ME IN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by Michael Giacchino

An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller.

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz, Kick-Ass), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins, The Visitor). Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond. When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.

Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up) provides a suitably unsettling score, laced with melancholy and intrigue.

Overture Films opens LET ME IN nationwide on October 1.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 053 2
Release Date: 10/05/10

"Let me In" Track List:
1. Hammertime (:57)
2. Los Alamos (2:18)
3. Sins Of The Father (2:15)
4. Peeping Owen (4:03)
5. Bully Thy Name (1:35)
6. The Back Seat Killer (1:39)
7. The Blood Flood (1:39)
8. The Asphalt Jungle Gym (5:37)
9. At Your Disposal (4:39)
10. Neighbors Of Love (3:05)
11. First Date Jitters (2:52)
12. Killer In-Stinks (2:20)
13. Acid Test Dummy (1:03)
14. Visitation Rights (5:08)
15. New Day On An Old Lake (1:37)
16. Polling For Owen (2:36)
17. Owen Remember Thy Swashing Blow (1:16)
18. Blood By Any Other Name (1:37)
19. Regarding Evil (3:46)
20. Let Me Out (1:16)
21. Virginia Territory (1:42)
22. Invitation Only (2:13)
23. Dread On Arrival (6:14)
24. Parting Sorrows (2:54)
25. The Weakest Goes To The Pool (3:44)
26. Trained And Steady (Film Version) (2:16)
27. End Credits (5:57)
28. Trained And Steady (Original Track) (2:16)