Sunday, September 30, 2012


Perhaps one of the most awaited projects of the year, now you can find the tracklisting, info, view the cd cover and listen to sound clips over here at Amazon

    Original Release Date: October 23, 2012
    Label: Watertower Music
    Copyright: 2012 WaterTower Music / Warner Bros. Entertainment / Cloud Atlas Productions GmbH / X Filme Creative Pool GmbH
    Total Length: 1:17:25

1. Prelude: The Atlas March
2. Cloud Atlas Opening Title
3. Travel to Edinburgh
4. Luisa’s Birthmark
5. Cavendish In Distress
6. Papa Song
7. Sloosha’s Hollow
8. Sonmi-451 Meets Chang
9. Won’t Let Go
10. Kesselring
11. The Escape
12. Temple Of Sacrifice
13. Catacombs
14. Adieu
15. New Direction
16. All Boundaries Are Conventions
17. The Message
18. Chasing Luisa Rey
19. Sonmi’s Discovery
20. Death Is Only A Door
21. Cloud Atlas Finale
22. The Cloud Atlas Sextet for Orchestra
23. Cloud Atlas End Title

Also see this article here about the first reactions from the movie / score.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Composer RYAN SHORE releases his first video game score: the electronic and energetic SPY HUNTER


Grammy Nominated Composer Scores Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Reboot of Legendary Combat Racing Series. Sound clips here and here @ WaterTower Music.

 Los Angeles, CA - September 27, 2012 - Film composer Ryan Shore has created the action-driven music score for SPY HUNTER, the reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Launching in North America on October 9, SPY HUNTER is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by TT Fusion. SPY HUNTER marks the first video game score for composer Ryan Shore who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Score Soundtrack (The Shrine).

In the game, players take on the role of the "Agent", driver of the legendary G-6155 Interceptor Supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry and high-tech gadgetry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination. Experience total control, as the Interceptor seamlessly transforms from supercar to off-road assault vehicle to speed boat, allowing you to eliminate threats wherever your mission takes you.

For SPY HUNTER, Shore composed a contemporary hybrid music score by fusing live performances with electronic grooves and overdubs. Recording with a jazz big band Ryan acoustically re-created Henry Mancini's iconic theme to "Peter Gunn" and remixed the new arrangement with modern electronic sounds. The soundtrack will be released on Amazon MP3 and iTunes through WaterTower Music on October 9th. Preview samples of the score are available here.

Upon graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, Ryan Shore began his scoring career working for his uncle, Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore. Among his diverse motion picture portfolio, Ryan's credits include Prime, Harvard Man, Numb, The Girl Next Door and Cabin Fever 2. In addition to his 2012 Grammy nomination for The Shrine, Ryan was previously honored with the Elmer Bernstein Scoring Award and the prestigious Clive Davis Award, among numerous other industry awards. He has also played saxophone with artists including Matchbox Twenty. For more information visit

Ryan Shore is represented for video games by Levenson Artists Agency in association with Incite Management.

SPY HUNTER © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by TT Fusion Ltd. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Yet another new score from Alexandre Desplat, the composer whom we can't seem to get enough from! This time is for "REALITY", the director's Matteo Garrone new project, after his very successful "Gomorrah" in 2008.

You can find more about the movie here.

Listen to the clips from the score release here.

Original Release Date: October 2, 2012
Label: Radiofandango Srl
Copyright: (p) Radiofandango
Total Length: 38:29

Scoring Sessions' Video from DANNY ELFMAN's "FRANKENWEENIE"

Scoring sessions videos from the latest Elfman-Burton collaboration, "Frankenweenie".

Score release here.
  • Original Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Desplat's new score is out on watertower music soon and you can preview it here:

Here's the tracklisting: 
1. Argo
2. A Spy In Tehran
3. Scent Of Death
4. The Mission
5. Hotel Messages
6. Held Up By Guards
7. The Business Card
8. Breaking Through The Gates
9. Tony Grills The Six
10. The Six Are Missing
11. Sweatshop
12. Drive To The Airport
13. Missing Home
14. Istanbul – The Blue Mosque
15. Bazaar
16. Cleared Iranian Airspace

PRESS RELEASE update 8-10-12

(October 08, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) – On October 9, 2012, WaterTower Music will release the Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all digital retailers.  The original music was composed by four-time Academy-Award® nominee Alexandre Desplat.

The film's director Ben Affleck said, “We needed to find a theme that we would use throughout—obviously different instrumentation and tempo, but still the same piece of music." He turned to composer Alexandre Desplat. "Desplat was amazing at crafting an atypical score, incorporating uncommon instruments, many Middle Eastern in origin. It doesn’t feel too literal or cliché, but he created a sound that instantly puts you in that place.”

A four-time Academy Award® nominee, Desplat received his most recent Oscar® nod for his score for the Best Picture winner “The King’s Speech,” for which he also won a BAFTA Award and earned a Golden Globe nomination.  He previously garnered Oscar® and BAFTA Award nominations for his score for the animated “Fantastic Mr. Fox”; Oscar®, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; and Oscar® and BAFTA Award nominations for Stephen Frears’ “The Queen.” In addition, Desplat won a Golden Globe Award for John Curran’s “The Painted Veil,” and also received Golden Globe nominations for his scores for Stephen Gaghan’s “Syriana” and Peter Webber’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

Desplat more recently created the scores for “The Tree of Life,” directed by Terrence Malick; George Clooney’s “The Ides of March”; “Carnage,” which reunited him with Roman Polanski; Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”; and the two-film finale of the Harry Potter film franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2.”

Oscar® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in “Argo.” Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.  On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage.  But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor.  Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene.  The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country.  A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

The Argo -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on WaterTower Music will be available digitally on October 9, 2012

And the movie's trailer can be found here.

Friday, September 14, 2012

ORBITAL - Pusher (2012)

Well if this is half-as-good as Daft Punk's TRON, then we got ourselves score of the year! 

 Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn achieved global screen fame for his indie hit Drive. Pusher is the British remake of his debut 1996 film which became a cult hit across Europe. Starring Richard Coyle and Agyness Deyn It opens in UK cinemas on Oct 12th. Brothers, Phil and Paul Hartnoll formed electronic dance music duo Orbital in 1989 and recorded their seminal hit Chime on their father s cassette deck. 23 years later their formidable chart record includes 17 hit singles and 14 hit albums. Their music has appeared in a wide range of films that include Mortal Kombat, The Saint, Pi and xXx. They will tour throughout the UK in December 2012.

1. Pusher Theme
2. Pay Me The Money
3. Driving And Clubbing
4. Turkish Tension
5. Bridge Deal
6. Cutting And Doing
7. Chase
8. Cell
9. Frank Mirror
10. Haken Bar
11. Serious Pet Shop
12. Vvip
13. Heroin Bath
14. Pet Shop Suicide
15. Frank Car Freak
16. Kiss
17. Coffee Kneecaps
18. Cab To Danaka’s
19. Safe Kitchen
20. Party Freak
21. Post Nipple
22. Go With The Flo
23. Guns And Party (Bonus Track)
24. Higher – Lloyd Perrin
25. The Music (Instrumental) - Marcus Marr
26. Beat And The Pulse (Still Going Remix) - Austra

Thursday, September 13, 2012

MARCO BELTRAMI - Trouble with Curve (2012)

Product Details

    Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
    Original Release Date: 2012
    Number of Discs: 1
    Format: Soundtrack
    Label: Varese Sarabande

Find more about this cd release here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Screamworks releases new horror score: The Tall Man (Todd Bryanton, Joel Douek and Christopher Young)

The Tall Man (Todd Bryanton, Joel Douek and Christopher Young) is surely one very interesting new release coming from Screamworks and MovieScore Media. 

Here's the movie's trailer: 

And here's the info from the release's press-kit: 

“Todd Bryanton’s original score is brilliant from start to finish” (Horror Talk)
Starring Jessica Biel as a mother whose child has gone missing,The Tall Man features a dark and haunting soundtrack featuring an exciting and adreanaline-driving score by two up and coming film composers, Todd Bryanton and Joel Douek, and one of the film music industry’s true icons, Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Drag Me to Hell, Priest, The Fly II, The Exorcism of Emily Rose).
The music effectively captures the dark legend of the Tall Man, but also features tender and more melodic moments of love and reflection. Screamworks Records is proud to present this album, produced by George Acogny (Blood Diamond, Bridge to Terabithia, Faces in the Crowd), in conjunction with the theatrical releases of the film in USA and France
SWD0002 • THE TALL MAN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Release date (digital only): September 11, 2012
1 Opening 1:46
2 Julia Chases the Tall Man 2:25
3 The Tall Man Reveals 1:25
4 The Dog Attack 2:22
5 The Truck 2:10
6 In the Forest 1:58
7 Looking for David 2:20
8 Flashbacks 4:06
9 We Got Too Comfortable 2:50
10 There Is No Tall Man 2:11
11 Miss Johnson 1:36
12 Running Away 2:34
13 A New Life 3:16
14 Playing the Castle 1:15
15 End Credits 4:28
16 Hmm Lose’n Everythang 1:09
17 Tall Man Lullaby 0:45
Suite from and Inspired by “The Tall Man” (Christopher Young):
18 Dead? 4:39
19 Where Are They Now? 3:14
20 The Invisible Children 5:52
21 Silent Blessing 4:40
22 Tall Man 2:25

RAMIN DJAWADI scores another "MEDAL OF HONOR" game

After his highly different (compared to his usual output) and surprisingly melodic score for 2010's "MEDAL OF HONOR" reviewed here, the comopser returns again to the franchise to score the new installment entitled: "Warfighter" along with Linkin Park's (!) Mike Shinoda (who did THE RAID:Redemption recently). 

UPDATE: Sound clips here.

Here's the cd cover: 


1. For Rabbit

2. Deploy

3. NOC Out

4. Lena’s Theme

5. Kit Up

6. Restless Natives

7. Blackbird On a Wire

8. Bridge the Gap

9. Saa’iq

10. The Raid

11. Force Multiplier

12. Old Friend, New Foe

13. Victory At Sea

14. Resolve

15. Green Light

16. H.A.H.O.

17. Medal Run

18. For Mother

19. Buzz in the Air

20. Lena’s Dream

21. With Honors

Monday, September 10, 2012


New Burton and naturally, new Elfman! What can go wrong? Here's some info from

From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new leash on life can be monstrous. 
A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. Presented by Disney, Frankenweenie is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.  
The Frankenweenie original motion picture soundtrack score is by Oscar-nominated and GRAMMY-winning composer Danny Elfman. Elfman has established himself as one of Hollywood's leading film composers and has written close to 50 film scores featuring his unique sound including Dark Shadows, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Milk, Chicago, Batman, Spiderman, Men in Black trilogy, Edward Scissorhands and Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

View the score's release info and cover here:

Friday, September 7, 2012

MAX RICHTER's new score: LORE (2012) on iTunes

Characterised as A visually and emotionally resonant WWII drama., the 2012 movie contains new original score by composer Max Richter. 

Film Review here:

Film synopsis via imdb: 

In spring 1945, the German army collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland, five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we have of family, love and friendship. 

Preview and sample the score via iTunes here:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

WSA / Ghent Film Festival Update: Discovery of the Year Nominees announced

WSA Discovery of the Year nominees announced

The five nominees for the Discovery of the Year Award, via which the World Soundtrack Academy rewards up-and-coming talent from the previous year, have been announced. The award will be granted during the World Soundtrack Awards & Concert on October 20 at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent.Through the Discovery of the Year Award, the WSA aims to reward young, talented composers and encourage them to develop further.

The nominees are:

Brian Byrne – Albert Nobbs

David Wingo – Take Shelter

Fall On Your Sword – Lola Versus, Nobody Walks

Lucas Vidal – The Raven, The Cold Light Of Day, Mientras Duermes

Trevor Morris - Immortals

From huge orchestral scores to minimal ensemble compositions, Brian Byrne has written music for films in many genres. He won the Irish Film and Television Award for his original score for the Irish Sci-Fi comedy Zonad, directed by John Carney. He then scored the indie drama The Good Doctor, starring Orlando Bloom.  He is being recognized for his score to the acclaimed film Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close.David Wingo is best known in indie-circles for his work in the atmospheric and folky outfit Ola Podrida. For ‘Take Shelter’ he created haunting, yet harmonious music to accompany the images, which made him one of this year’s nominees for a Discovery of the Year Award.

Fall On Your Sword is an award wining music company founded by composers Will Bates and Phil Mossman, who specialise in custom composition to picture for film and advertising. Since their launch in 2009, they have amassed a Cannes Gold Lion and two Clio awards for best music while simultaneously gaining swift recognition in the world of feature length film scoring.  Fall On Your Sword is nominated for their work on behalf of Lola Versus and Nobody Walks.

A native of Spain, Lucas Vidal made history at the Berklee College of Music where he was the youngest student to ever compose and record the score for a feature film with an 80-piece orchestra. In addition to numerous feature films, his impressive resume includes writing a piece for the opening gala of the Boston Ballet, conducing at the Boston Symphony Hall, commercial advertising and video game soundtracks. Vidal has been nominated for his versatile and expressive composing skills for The Raven, The Cold Light Of Day and Mientras Duermes.

The Canadian born Trevor Morris has won two EMMY awards and two GEMINI awards for his compositions on the television productions "The Tudors", "The Borgias" and "The Pillars of the Earth." In 2011 he composed the music for ‘Immortals’, his largest feature film to date.

The winner of this award will get the opportunity to perform at the 13th WSA. At this year’s event, the music of award-winning composer James Newton Howard will be celebrated. Howard is one of the most versatile and respected film music composers currently working in film.  A program of his impressive music will be performed by the renowned Brussels Philharmonic and be accompanied by select film clips. The concert will be conducted by both Howard and Dirk Brossé.

The World Soundtrack Awards, which are taking place for the 12th time this year, are an annual celebration for everyone who loves film music. In addition to the Discovery of the Year Award, there is also an award for the best composer and the best composition (best song and best soundtrack). These prizes are awarded by the World Soundtrack Academy, which is made up of 313 members from the international world of film music. There is also the Public Choice Award, which is elected through the website. Voting is open until 15 September at

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

JAVIER NAVARRETE - Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

Coming fresh out of his previous work, WRATH OF THE TITANS, we are all eager to hear this new score by the Spanish composer, Javier Navarrete. 

The CD holds the Original soundtrack to the HBO film starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman. The beautiful and adventurous score is by Academy Award nominee Javier Navarrete (Pan's Labyrinth). Also featured prominently in the film is the song 'Ay Carmela,' performed by both Voces Del Pueblo and Alarcon. Hemmingway & Gellhorn recounts one of the greatest romances of the last century, the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway and the beautiful, trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time; but the war they couldn't survive was the war between themselves.

Product Details
Audio CD (June 19, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Varese Sarabande

A new JAMES HORNER: "For Greater Glory: The True Story Of Cristiada" 2012

The True Story Of Cristiada

Music Composed by
James Horner
(The Amazing Spider-Man, Avatar, The Karate Kid)

What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as the film's adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War — the daring people’s revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.
Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia headlines an acclaimed cast as General Gorostieta, the retired military man who at first thinks he has nothing personal at stake as he and his wife (Golden Globe nominee Eva
Longoria) watch Mexico fall into a violent civil war.   The stellar multinational cast includes the legendary Peter O’Toole, rapidly rising star Oscar Isaac (Drive), recording star and actor Ruben Blades (Safe House), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Super 8), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises), Bruce McGill (Lincoln), Santiago Cabrera (Heroes, Che), Oscar®-nominated Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full Of Grace) and Eduardo Verástegui (Bella).

Oscar®-winning composer James Horner provides a thrilling, expansive score for 100-piece orchestra and choir.

FOR GREATER GLORY will roll out in theatres throughout the summer.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 163 2
Release Date: 10/02/12

1. Entre La Luz Y El Pecado (4:09)
2. The Death Of Padre Christopher (10:10)
3. “We’re Cristeros Now” (3:23)   
4. Goro And Tula (4:32)
5. General Gorostieta (9:22)  
6. The Dead City (8:03)
7. “Men Will Fire Bullets, But God Decides Where They Land” (4:23)
8. José Saves Catorce (3:22)  
9. Ambush (4:49)
10. A Bullet On The Floor (3:07)
11. José’s Martyrdom (4:06)
12. Death (2:22)  
13. Cristeros (8:40)
14. Just Another Chapter Of History (Closing Credits) (8:05)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New scores by the film composing duo TOMANDANDY: "THE APPARITION" and the new "RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION" (2012)

Master's of dark brooding landscapes and electronic sounds, the new duo has a new set of scores out, the first one is a new horror score,  "the Apparition" where a couple are haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment. 2nd is the new installment in the Resident Evil saga, called: "Retribution" which is the fifth chapter is the successful Resident Evil franchise. Following the success of the previous soundtrack to Afterlife, this new chapter is again scored by composing duo, Tomandandy. The soundtrack will also feature the exclusive end credit song produced by dub step heavyweight, Bassnectar featuring Chino Moreno (of the Deftones) on vocals.

More info on THE APPARITION 

Product Details
Audio CD (August 21, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Varese Sarabande


Product Details
Audio CD (September 11, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Milan Records


From the master of electronica minimalism, the man behind "SOLARIS" and "DRIVE", Cliff Martinez:

New score: ARBITRAGE

Product Details
Audio CD (September 11, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Milan Records

Directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere - in the best performance of his career - Arbitrage tells the story of a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire. Cliff Martinez - who did the music for Drive -composed the beautiful and electronica driven score. It features all the musical elements that have made Cliff Martinez one of the most interesting and sought after composer of our time. The soundtrack features also music by Bjork, Billie Holiday, Jobim/Getz and a great cover of "My Foolish Heart."

NICK CAVE and WARREN ELLIS - "Lawless" (2012)

Now this is an example of some of the most creative artists working for film, the duo that gave so many gems like "The Road", "The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford", "The proposition" and "Days of Grace" among others, are back with a very high-profile new release. 

Here's the album details:

Audio CD (August 28, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack

Track Listings
1. Fire and Brimstone
2. Burnin' Hell
3. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
4. Fire in the Blood
5. White Light / White Heat
6. Cosmonaut
7. Fire in the Blood / Snake Song
8. So You'll Aim Towards the Sky
9. Fire in the Blood
10. Fire and Brimstone
11. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do
12. White Light / White Heat
13. End Crawl
14. Midnight Run
15. Midnight Run (Buddy Cannon Mix)

Original soundtrack to the 2012 motion picture. The Lawless soundtrack includes original songs written by Nick Cave for the movie and performances by Country legends Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris along with Grammy Award winner Ralph Stanley (O Brother, Where Art Thou) and Mark Lanegan from Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age. Best known for his work as a frontman of the critically acclaimed rock band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Nick Cave, along with fellow Bad Seed Warren Ellis, composed the soundtracks for The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and The Road.

Listen to Paul Leonard-Morgan's "DREDD" (2012)

Paul Leonard-Morgan (who? ;) scores the remake / reboot of the classic film and the score which is mainly electronica-dominated, can be sampled at large here: 

The album features the film’s original score composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan (Limitless). The soundtrack will be released digitally on September 3, 2012 and physically on September 10 by Metropolis Movie Music.

Here’s the album track list:

1. She’s A Pass
2. Mega City One
3. The Plan
4. The Rise Of Ma-Ma
5. Anderson’s Theme
6. Lockdown
7. Cornered
8. Kay Escapes
9. Mini-Guns
10. Undefined Space
11. Bad Judges
12. Judgment Time
13. Hiding Out
14. Order In The Chaos
15. Slo-Mo
16. Taking Over Peach Trees
17. It’s All A Deep End
18. Judge, Jury And Executioner
19. Any Last Requests?
20. You Look Ready
21. Ma-Ma’s Requiem
22. Apocalyptic Wasteland

Also read tracksound's article for more info here: