Friday, November 30, 2012

Listen to a newly-surfaced project by VANGELIS: The Tegos Tapes / Case

 Dr. Stergios Tegos & Vangelis -Microneurosurgery Soundtrack, you can listen to it here.

As we learn from various sources in the net (and most notably

Around a year ago, Christmas last year, a Vangelis collector Don Fenimore (uncledon) confirmed the existence of a medical book & 3 x 3.5 hours video tapes with ~ 11 hours of Vangelis music. The mysterious project was listed some time ago on the EMI websites simply as Tegos Case 1-35, no other info. 

Dr. Stergios Tegos video recorded 35 Microneurosurgery procedures between '91-'98 for a medical book. The videos were totally silent with no medical instruments noises or any other sound effects, no surrounding environment, just close ups of the surgery areas. So he asked Vangelis to compose some background music which he did, almost 12 hours worth. The Box/book/tapes package was released in 1998 and sold through specialized Medical outlets & like on Silent Portraits, Vangelis is not credited on the cover keeping his contribution undetected.

The print is on high quality paper and two column format Greek/English.

The Video tapes are in PAL format with very good Stereo audio, image quality is also excellent for a tape although not something for most of us to watch...Each "Case" ranges from 10-28 minutes with it's own unique soundtrack, Dr. Tegos does explain in Greek something about what he does in 20-50 seconds bursts, the rest is clean music. Since the tracks are so long it's quite feasible to extract a lot of meaningful audio by deleting the commentaries/crossfading or backfilling the gaps with cloned sections resulting in ~ 8 hours of music.

The music came as an unbelievable surprise, this is Vangelis like we never heard before, very long tracks, all slow matching the surgery video with occasional distant percussion, and, hours of it.

The sounds seem to come from all of his releases excluding the RCA years, from L'apocalypse des animaux right through Invisible Connections, Voices, The City, less the bombastic sounds.

All compositions are atmospheric ranging from Steve Roach cosmic to ambient, to slow classical to Invisible connections sparseness filled with sounds from The City, yet there is not a single minute sounding like anything he released on record. At long last, I think this is Vangelis in his experimental (yet polished) form, maybe this is how he composes- long pieces and what we get to hear are polished extracts with melodies on top...As usual with Vangelis, we find more about him from those around him, see the acknowledgement section..

Now you can listen to a large portion of that music here. 

JASON GRAVES is the new Tomb Raider composer.

BAFTA award winner profiled in latest episode of 
The Final Hours of TOMB RAIDER

SQUARE ENIX and Crystal Dynamics today announced that Jason Graves, an award winning composer with an outstanding pedigree across film, television and gaming is penning the original score for TOMB RAIDER.

Graves' involvement is revealed in the third episode of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider. In The Sound of Survival, host Zachary Levi escorts viewers to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) London headquarters, and speaks to Graves about his role in the reboot of the iconic Tomb Raider franchise (BAFTA has previously recognized Graves' work for Original Score and Use of Audio in Dead Space).

The composer reveals his vision for the game's soundscape and speaks about infusing atmosphere, emotion and authenticity into Lara's origins story through his musical score - and illustrates his search to find the perfect sound for the game, through his collaboration with sculptor, Matt McConnell who created a bespoke and wholly original instrument to aid Graves in bringing his unique sound to Tomb Raider.

In keeping with the tradition of Geoff Keighley's signature THE FINAL HOURS series, viewers can gain a deeper, behind-the-scenes look at what Graves has to say by checking out this episode: 

Click here if you missed episode 1:

For more information on Tomb Raider:

For more information on Jason Graves:

The TOMB RAIDER franchise has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. TOMB RAIDER is in development for a multi-platform release, and is slated to launch March 5, 2013.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chernobyl Diaries composed by Diego Stocco (2012)

Product Details

Audio CD (September 11, 2012)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Pale Blue Ltd

Track Listings
1. Empty Forest
2. Abandoned Town
3. Hunt
4. Stranded
5. Bait
6. Pain
7. Arena
8. Encounter
9. Humanoids
10. End Credits

More about it here.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

KENJI KAWAI - Apocalypse: world war II (2012)F

Find more about it here and also here about the documentary series.

Also check out this interview in English with the composer, about the score.


Tom Hooper's directing the new film adaptation of the famous novel, Les Miserables. The album features the film’s songs composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg and also the new original song entitled: "Suddenly". Film composer Anne Dudley is the movie’s music producer. The soundtrack is set to be released on December 24, 2012 and you can find more about it on, here.

Audio CD (December 26, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Universal Republic

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

No Impact Man: The Documentary - Bobby Johnston 2012

    Audio CD (September 4, 2012)
    Original Release Date: August 25, 2012
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: Lakeshore Records

Track Listings
1. No Impact Man - theme
2. Dad?s Dream #2
3. Community Garden
4. Farmer?s Market 1
5. Blog Overview
6. Loose Ends
7. Michelle?s Next Level
8. Coffee Conflict
9. Fringe Wacko
10. Mayer of the Garden
11. Popcorn and Candles
12. Media Montage
13. Flies
14. Solar Panel
15. Bicycle Trek
16. Positive Impact
17. Any Impact?
18. Lights Out
19. Lights On
20. Michelle?s Impact
21. Diaper Decisions
22. Mayer?s View
23. Individual Action
24. Speaking Tour

Click here for the amazon link.

Saturday, November 17, 2012




Soundtrack (Lakeshore Records) Features Original Music by Marco Beltrami

(West Hollywood, CA) November 16, 2012— Two- time Academy-Award® nominee Marco Beltrami, the composer of the recent Clint Eastwood film Trouble with the Curve, was honored with Best Original Score- Feature Film for Fox Searchlight's The Sessions at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards on November 15, 2012 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Beltrami won over an impressive list of fellow nominees including Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, and Thomas Newman.

The Sessions tells the story of a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. Beltrami created an intimate and classically oriented score. He incorporated meditative elements to embody the spirit of the story, including playing the rims of crystal bowls. The Sessions – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Lakeshore Records is available digitally now and in stores.

About Marco Beltrami

Award winning composer Marco Beltrami established an early reputation as a genre innovator with non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise, Hellboy, Blade II and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Upon completing undergraduate studies at Brown University, Marco Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then lead him to Venice for a period of study with the Italian master, Luigi Nono and then finally to Los Angeles to undertake a fellowship with Academy Award® -winning composer, Jerry Goldsmith.

Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Marco Beltrami landed Wes Craven’s Scream. After Scream, he went on to write his critically acclaimed score for Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic. This was the first of several collaborations with Del Toro, including Hellboy and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Score. First, for 3:10 To Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and shortly after for his score to the Academy Award winning film for Best Picture, The Hurt Locker. Beltrami’s score for Soul Surfer won the 2012 Satellite Awards for Best Film Score of The Year. His most recent project is Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Beltrami has lent his musical voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Knowing and I, Robot. His recent scores include The Woman in Black, The Thing, and Deadfall.

About the Film

Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien (Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes), The Sessions tells the story of a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity.   With the help of his therapist (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt) and the guidance of his priest (Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy), he sets out to make his dream a reality.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Go Fast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Alexandre Azaria / Agoria (2012)

 Original Release Date: January 1, 2008
Label: EuropaCorp
Copyright: 2008 Europacorp
Total Length: 54:57

Click here for tracklisting and sound clips

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Highlander composer GEORGE KALLIS scores Gagarin: First in Space (2013)

George Kallis scores Gagarin: First in Space

November 08 2012 - Scoremagacine has been informed that composer George Kallis has been commissioned to compose the music for the multimillion dollar biopic Gagarin:First in Space. The movie explores the personal life of Yuri Gagarin and the initial steps of space exploration leading up to the cosmonaut's fatal final flight. The movie is directed by Pavel Parkhomenko and produced by Kremlin Films' Oleg Kapanets.

Kallis, whose past credits include Screwed, Highlander The Source,  and Joy Division, will be recording the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and Choir in January.


Monday, November 5, 2012


Audio CD (October 16, 2012)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: PaleBlue Ltd

Track Listings
1. Ambush
2. The Job
3. Spiked Sheik
4. The Harris Hit
5. Feathermen
6. The Cregg Hit
7. Car Chase Hospital Fight
8. I Come Bearing Gifts
9. The Boston Brakes
10. Room Service
11. Hunter's Release
12. I Just Care About Now
13. Returning the Bullet
14. Man in the Helmut
15. Rooftop Chase
16. Subway
17. The Suitcase
18. Turkish Acid Bath (Shelter from the Storm)

Find out more here.

imdb info about the movie:

 When his mentor is taken captive, a retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service is forced into action. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader.

Gary McKendry
Matt Sherring (screenplay), Ranulph Fiennes (book) (inspiration)
Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro

BRIAN KEANE - Death and the Civil War (2012)

Product Details

    Audio CD (September 11, 2012)
    Original Release Date: 2012
    Number of Discs: 1
    Format: Soundtrack
    Label: Valley

Amazon dot com says:

Original music score from Grammy Award and multiple Emmy Award winning composer Brian Keane for the Ric Burns directed film 'Death and the Civil War'. Premieres on September 18 (from 8:00 PM 10:00 Pm EST) nationally on the PBS network as part of the American Experience in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam to this day, the single bloodiest day in American history.

'Death and the Civil War' explores an essential but largely overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history: the transformation of the nation by the death of an estimated 750,000 men nearly two and a half percent of the population in four dark and searing years from 1861 to 1865.

The work of contending with death on this scale would propel extraordinary changes in the inner and outer life of all Americans posing challenges for which there were no ready answers when the war began challenges that called forth remarkable and eventually heroic efforts on the parts of individuals, groups, and the government as Americans worked to improvise new solutions, new institutions, new ways of coping with death on an unimaginable scale.

Before the Civil War, there were no national cemeteries in America. No provisions for identifying the dead, or for notifying the next of kin, or for providing aid to the suffering families of dead veterans. No federal relief organizations, no effective ambulance corps, no adequate federal hospitals, no federal provisions for burying the dead. No Arlington Cemetery. No Memorial Day.

Brian Keane's score in both composition and production are as dramatic as the film itself. With grand but delicate orchestral gestures, Keane drives the film with deep reverence and respect for this solemn portion of our American history.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

DANNY ELFMAN - Hitchcock (2012)

Product Details

    Audio CD (December 4, 2012)
    Number of Discs: 1
    Format: Soundtrack

Movie info from imdb:

 Hitchcock (2012)
  -  Biography | Drama  -   10 January 2013 (Australia)
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.

Sacha Gervasi
John J. McLaughlin (screenplay), Stephen Rebello (based on the book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" by)
Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson

Friday, November 2, 2012

JOHN OTTMAN - the losers (2012)

Product Details here.

    Audio CD (October 16, 2012)
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: Pale Blue Ltd

Track Listings
1. Dead Men
2. Not Soldiers Anymore
3. Miami Heist
4. Max Factor
5. Interlude
6. Port Break–in
7. Mumbai Max
8. Shoot Out
9. Bad Business
10. Broken Trust
11. Double Crossed
12. Good Catch
13. Angle of the Dangle
14. Fake Out / Cool Reception
15. Psychic Bullets / Aisha's Beef
16. The Losers

HOWARD SHORE - the Hobbit: an unexpected Journey (2012)

 Info on the Regular release: 

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2 disc album that features original score by Academy Award winner Howard Shore recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally it includes an original song, Song of the Lonely Mountain, written and performed by Neil Finn (Crowded House).

One of today's most respected, honored, and active composers and music conductors, Howard Shore previously worked with director Peter Jackson on The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, which stands as his most towering achievement to date. He won three Academy Awards for his music for those films.

Audio CD (December 11, 2012)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Water Tower Music

Info on the Limited edition release: 

    Audio CD (December 11, 2012)
    Number of Discs: 2
    Format: Soundtrack, Special Edition
    Label: Water Tower Music
The Special Edition of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey contains the full score from the film with seven extended score cues, six exclusive bonus tracks, and deluxe liner notes packaged in a 2 CD hardcover digibook. The Soundtrack features original score by Academy Award winner Howard Shore recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally it includes an original song, Song of the Lonely Mountain, written and performed by Neil Finn (Crowded House).

One of today's most respected, honored, and active composers and music conductors, Howard Shore previously worked with director Peter Jackson on The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, which stands as his most towering achievement to date. He won three Academy Awards for his music for those films. 


Dreamworks has made ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's score for "RISE OF THE GUARDIANS" available online. 

Click here to listen to it.

The score is available via Varese Sarabande.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Music Composed by
Alexandre Desplat

(The King’s Speech, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows)

Featuring “Still Dream”
Performed by Renée Fleming

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes (voiced by Alex Baldwin, Hugh Laurie and Chris Pine) — each with extraordinary abilities.  When an evil spirit known as Pitch (Jude Law) lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.

Alexandre Desplat creates a wondrous and fantastical score brimming with magic and adventure.

DreamWorks Animation will open RISE OF THE GUARDIANS nationwide on November 21.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 175 2
Release Date: 11/13/12

Track List:

1. Still Dream Performed by Renée Fleming (3:12)
2. Calling The Guardians  (2:06)
3. Alone In The World (2:04)
4. Fanfare Of The Elves (:53)
5. Wind Take Me Home! (1:28)
6. Dreamsand (2:03)
7. Pitch On The Globe (:57)
8. The Moon (1:32)
9. Snowballs (1:31)
10. Busy Workshop (1:33)
11. Sleigh Launch (1:45)
12. Nightmares Attack (7:17)
13. Tooth Collection (2:22)
14. Jamie’s Bedroom (2:31)
15. Jack & Sandman (4:18)
16. Memorial (1:21)
17. Guardians Regroup (:58)
18. Easter (3:39)
19. Jack Betrays (3:20)
20. Kids Stop Believing (2:35)
21. Jack’s Memories (2:24)
22. Pitch At North Pole (2:00)
23. Jamie Believes (3:01)
24. Jack’s Center (4:52)
25. Sandman Returns (2:36)
26. Dreamsand Miracles (2:18)
27. Oath Of The Guardians (3:11)

Varese link here.

Listen to ALAN SILVESTRI's score for "FLIGHT" Online (2012)

The score for Robert Zemeckis’ airplane crash and alcoholism drama Flight, is since today available online. You can find it at Paramount Pictures. The music is written by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Avengers) and you can listen to it here.