Saturday, August 20, 2011

ALBERTO IGLESIAS's score for Almadovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN (2011, digital CD)

Product details
Original Release Date: 15 Aug 2011
Label: Quartet Records
Copyright: 2011 Quartet Records
Total Length: 1:13:10
Genres: Classical, Soundtracks

This is the soundtrack of the new collaboration between the Academy Award winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and the composer Alberto Iglesias (two-times Academy Award nominee for The Constant Gardener and The Kite Runner.)
After the success achieved in its seven previous collaborations (including Volver, Talk to Her, All About My Mother, Bad Education and Broken Embraces.) Alberto Iglesias has created for this film his absolute masterpiece for the Almodóvar cinema. A passionate, lyrical and emotional journey through the darker side of human beings.

Performed by The London Session Orchestra, the album includes the complete Iglesias score and various songs by Concha Buika, Trentmöller and Chris Garneau, which form an important part in the film’s storyline.

“There is a surging Hitchcockian orchestral score and a breathless sense of imminent violence.”
-The Guardian UK

“Alberto Iglesias' arresting score, marked by cacophonous violins and frenzied, weblike repetitions, musically conjures the spider-and-fly metaphor”

 Buy the score or listen to the clips here: and here:

Friday, August 19, 2011

THOMAS NEWMAN - the help (2011) cd

Here’s the album track list:

1. Aibilene (3:07)
2. Them Fools (2:50)
3. Upside-Down Cake (1:23)
4. Mississippi (3:49)
5. Heart Palpitations (1:44)
6. The Help (2:18)
7. Jim Crow (1:46)
8. Skeeter (1:03)
9. Miss Hilly (1:14)
10. Write That Down (1:37)
11. Bottom Of The List (3:23)
12. Deviled Eggs (2:03)
13. First White Baby (2:00)
14. Celia Digs (2:06)
15. November 22 (1:12)
16. Not To Die (1:28)
17. My Son (2:50)
18. Trash On The Road (1:37)
19. The Terrible Awful (2:57)
20. Constantine (4:09)
21. Gripping Testimonials (1:32)
22. Sugar (1:50)
23. Amen (3:06)
24. Mile High Meringue (2:00)
25. Ain’t You Tired (End Title) (6:29)

HOWARD SHORE scores Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama Hugo

The credits on the official movie website of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama Hugo reveal that a soundtrack album for the movie will be released on Howard Shore‘s own label Howe Records. 

World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2011 Nominees

Ghent - The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the list of its nominees for the 2011
Awards to be presented in three categories: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of
the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be
announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on Saturday, October 22, the closing
night of the Ghent International Film Festival.

The nominees of the World Soundtrack Awards 2011:

Film Composer of the Year

Award can be presented in respect of one film or in respect of a body of work in the year

Alexandre DESPLAT A Better Life, Tamara Drewe, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech,
The Tree of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, Harry Potter and the Deathly




Patrick DOYLE

Best Original Film Score of the Year

INCEPTION by Hans Zimmer
THE KING’S SPEECH by Alexandre Desplat
THE SOCIAL NETWORK by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
BLACK SWAN by Clint Mansell
TRUE GRIT by Carter Burwell

Best Original Song written directly for a Film

from “Toy Story 3”
music & lyrics by Randy Newman
performed by Randy Newman

from “Burlesque”
music and lyrics by Diane Warren
performed by Cher

Inception, How Do You Know, Megamind, Pirates of the Caribbean: On
Stranger Tides, The Dilemma, Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2

Black Swan, Faster, Last Night

Mars Needs Moms, Rio, Kung Fu Panda 2

La Ligne Droite, Thor, Jig

from “Country Strong”
music & lyrics by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey and Troy Verges
performed by Gwyneth Paltrow

from “Tangled”
music by Alan Menken
lyrics by Glenn Slater
performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi

from “127 Hours”
music by A.R. Rahman
lyrics by Dido (Dido Armstrong) and Rollo Armstrong
performed by Dido & A.R. Rahman

On Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00p.m., Oscar winners Elliot Goldenthal, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer will be the distinguished guests at the closing ceremony of the 38th Ghent Film Festival at the Kuipke in Ghent. Following the annual presentation of the prestigious film music awards, the Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders - will perform a singular selection from the three great masters’ extensive oeuvres conducted by Dirk Brossé. In keeping with tradition, the winner of last year’s World Soundtrack Discovery Award will take the stage during the awards ceremony. Abel Korzeniowski will perform his award-winning music from A Single Man, which also earned him the Public Choice Award in 2010. As always, the live music will be accompanied by striking film footage. The concert is being dedicated in memory of Ronni Chasen, longtime representative and friend of the film festival.

The World Soundtrack Academy was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival to celebrate the role of music in film and honor film composers. The WSA Academy now has over 300 international members comprised of composers, film professionals, record label executives and other representatives of the film music business.

At the end of August, the Academy Board will announce the 5 nominees for the category ‘Discovery of the Year 2011’. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for the best soundtrack of the year (see

Belgian press contact: Tom Heirbaut at +32 9 242 80 79 or via e-mail at

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World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award for disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder

The 11th World Soundtrack Awards, which will be held at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent on 22 October,welcome a new star in their line-up: none other than three-time Oscar winner and “father of disco” Giorgio Moroder (Midnight Express, Flashdance, Scarface). During the awards ceremony, he will be conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional career in film music. A selection from his work will be performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé.

Artistic Director Patrick Duynslaegher explains why Giorgio Moroder was chosen for this award: “The Ghent
Film Festival is very proud to welcome living legend Giorgio Moroder to the World Soundtrack Awards, where he will be presented with the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award. Giorgio Moroder instantly reminds us of Donna Summer’s many disco hits. Her orgiastic panting hit I FEEL LOVE is the ultimate symbol of the hedonistic fun of the 70s and 80s. More than 30 years ago, Moroder revolutionised electronic dance music, and to this day, he is anything but forgotten: as the creator of synth-pop disco, he continues to be a great example for many young dance producers and electro musicians. Internationally, he inspired major performers like Madonna and electro wizard Jeff Mills. In his home country his name is also synonymous with the new disco scene.

Naturally, the Ghent Film Festival wants to honour Giorgio Moroder primarily for his film music. He introduced his unusual, recognisable sound with his first score, for Alan Parker’s Midnight Express (1978), with thrilling beats loudly echoing throughout the film like a human heartbeat. After his score for Foxes (which included the Donna Summer hit ON THE RADIO), Moroder achieved cult status with two scores for Paul Schrader films: American Gigolo (1980), which included the Blondie song CALL ME, and Cat People (1982), for which David Bowie sang the title song, a performance sure to set your teeth on edge. Moroder achieved his greatest commercial success in 1983 with Flashdance (two no. 1 singles and a soundtrack that sold more than ten million copies). Another major success in the film music career of the inventor of euro disco is the baroque score for Brian De Palma’s masterpiece, the epic crime drama Scarface (1983).

And of course there is Moroder’s most audacious contribution to film music history: the new soundtrack he created in 1984 for Fritz Lang’s monumental classic Metropolis. Moroder brought the crushing images of this silent film from 1927 back to life with a rock-new wave soundtrack brimming with songs by pop stars Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie Tyler. Moreover, he dipped every scene into a sensational coloured hue, added all sorts of visual effects and increased the speed of the image sequences of the original edit. Some purists cried blue murder, but Moroder’s electronic lifting transformed a piece destined to be forgotten on a museum display into a new film experience and a prophetic announcement of an entire new culture of zapping, mixing and sampling.”

The World Soundtrack Awards & concert will be held on Saturday 22 October 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent. The programme includes music by Moroder, Hans Zimmer (Inception), Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings), Elliot Goldenthal (Alien 3) and Abel Korzeniowski (A Single Man). The concert will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé, and will, as always, be accompanied by film scenes projected on a large screen.

Tickets to the World Soundtrack Awards & concert cost €27, €37 or €47 and can be purchased on, in all Fnac stores and on (tel: (+32) 0900 00 600).

For more information go to: or contact Tom Heirbaut - Tel.: (+32) (0) 9 242 80 79 – E-mail:

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

MARK ISHAM - Warrior (2011, cd)

Mark Isham's latest score release, "WARRIOR" comes out Lakeshore Records on August 29, 2011. 

Here's the tracklisting from the's album (cd) page: 

1. Listen to the Beethoven (Mark Isham)
2. Paddy & Tommy (Mark Isham)
3. Sparta - Night One (Mark Isham)
4. I Can t Watch You Fight (Mark Isham)
5. Koba (Mark Isham)
6. Hero (Mark Isham)
7. Brendan & Tess (Mark Isham)
8. The Devil You Know (Mark Isham)
9. Stop the Ship (Relapse) (Mark Isham)
10. Warrior (Mark Isham)
11. Brendan & Tommy (Mark Isham)
12. About Today (The National)

ALBERTO IGLESIAS - The monk (2011, cd)

New adaptation of the famous Gothic novel by Matthew G. Lewis, written in 1796, about the tortuous life of the Spanish friar Ambrosio during the times of the Inquisiciónn. This was the dream project of the Spanish director Luis Buñuel for many years, actually wrote the screenplay for the famous version filmed in 1972 by Ado Kyrou, starring Franco Nero and Natalie Delon, with a wonderful score by Piero Piccioni (whose CD premiere has been announced by the label Digitmovies for the month of September).

For this new version, a French-Spanish coproduction, directed by Dominik Moll, and starring Vincent Cassel, the music has been created by Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener, The Kite Runner, Che, Bad Education, All About My Mother, Volver, Even the Rain) who gets a score of deep psychological complexion, deeply religious, emotional, dark chords based, marking the descent into the underworld of his main character. Composed, orchestrated and conducted by Alberto Iglesias, and performed by The London Session Orchestra and Metro Voices.

1. Ouverture (3:50)
2. Histoire D'Ambrosio (2:03)
3. Veni Creator (2:25)
4. Je Suis Inquiet (4:23)
5. Exorcisme Et Funérailles (5:40)
6. Scolopendre (2:59)
7. Nuit Noire (3:02)
8. Le Fleuve (1:54)
9. Matin Du Miracle / Cimentiére (6:53)
10. Le Rêve Devient Réalité (2:30)
11. La Mort de Iago (1:19)
12. Ambrosio Et Elvire (2:35)
13. Antonia (2:14)
14. Sermon (2:30)
15. Procession (4:41)
16. Jugement (2:14)
17. Désert (3:52)
18. Sérénade (1:38)
19. Finale (2:43)

Total Album Time: 58:47


TYLER BATES - Conan: the barbarian (2011,cd)

Check out the details for the score cd containing the original score by TYLER BATES for the new Conan the barbarian Hollywood remake, set for a Product Details August 16, 2011 release on CD, via Warner Brothers. 

Details from mention the following: Conan The Barbarian Original Motion Picture Score features music by recording artist, composer, and music producer Tyler Bates. Bates is known for his surprising juxtapositions of music styles and flair for delicate, atmospheric touches, as well as stressing emotional vibrancy over traditional formulas of music compositions. With more than sixty soundtracks to his credit, including 300, Watchmen, and SuckerPunch, Bates' distinctive symphonic scoring and tailor-made sound design leave every storytelling style open to his musical imagination. contains the tracklisting as well as SOUND CLIPS from all the tracks. Just follow this link 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

RAMIN DJAWADI - fright night (2011, cd)

Senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all — he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he's so cool he even puts down his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right — yet no one, including Charley's mom (Toni Collette), seems to notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he's telling the truth, Charley has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

Joining the proceedings is composer Ramin Djawadi, who is currently enthralling television viewers with his score for the HBO series Game Of Thrones.

Check the cd release out here