Saturday, March 30, 2013

HANS ZIMMER's "MAN OF STEEL" is coming via WaterTower Music (2013)

Everytime Zimmer gets a major new assignment, post-2000 especially, he often re-invents the whole modern hollywood film music sound. In Gladiator and a bit later on with BlackHawk Down, he showed the world that middle-Eastern sounds, wailing vocals and the Duduk when combined with modern western orchestral elements, can be awesome. Something that still keeps strong to date. 

In 2005 he introduced the Batman Sound for Christopher Nolan's trilogy, which virtually re-designed all the hip-film music traits to date and gave birth to countless clones, good or bad, and of course the ever-cool trailer music sound so many companies and groups of composers are creating to date. 

Then it was Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, and later on his Lorne Balfe collaborations which gave birth to the whole Inception / Tron Legacy sound (by Daft Punk, which he produced in his studios) which is no.1 trend since 2010. And now, comes Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder / Christopher Nolan modern (and possibly grim) version of Superman. Let's see if the music follows this pattern again. 

As we learn via filmmusicreporter and, WaterTower music is going to be releasing the score, with a release date for the Audio CD, of June 11, 2013. Stay tuned as more info becomes available. Source:

To The Wonder, the score to the new Terrence Mallick film by composer Hanan Townshend (2013)

Terrence Mallick is one of the most respected auteurs of modern cinema, and has often created controversy among film music circles, as he's known for his sometime odd musical choices. Frequently, he will employee a famous film composer (like Zimmer, Desplat or Horner) to write a full original score for him, only to chop it off in the mix and replace it with Wagner or other classical source music. The exception being Hans Zimmer's brilliant score for Mallick's THE THIN RED LINE, which has long proven the composer's best score to date. Often though, whatever his musical choices, Mallick's audio-visual spectacles are top. 

So, let's see what will come out of this new film, To The Wonder, which gets an Original Motion Picture score by Hanan Townshend


To get an idea of the film, view one of the many trailers available, here:

    Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
    Label: Lakeshore Records
    Copyright: (P) 2013 Lakeshore Records
       Total Length: 56:31

Injustice: Gods Among Us - Original Video Game Score by Christopher Drake, Dan Forden, Dean Grinsfelder and Rich Carle (2013)

    Original Release Date: April 16, 2013
    Label: WaterTower Music
    Copyright: (c) 2013 WaterTower Music / DC Comics / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Total Length: 1:02:16

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ostwind by Annette Focks (2013)

Sound clips and more at:

    Label: Alhambra Records
    Copyright: (p) Alias Entertainment GmbH / AFM Musikverlag
    Total Length: 1:11:56

Defiance (Original Video Game Soundtrack) by Bear McCreary (2013)

Defiance (Original Video Game Soundtrack)
Bear McCreary

Original Release Date: April 2, 2013
Format - Music: MP3

Product Details

    Original Release Date: April 2, 2013
    Label: Sparks and Shadows LLC
    Copyright: 2013 Sparks and Shadows LLC
    Total Length: 1:31:19

Monday, March 25, 2013

Another new 2013 MAX RICHTER score: Wadjda

Wadjda (Haifaa Al Mansour's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Max Richter

Release date : 4 mars 2013
Label: Editions Milan Music
Copyright: (p) Razo Film under exclusive licence

From the exceptional violinist of VIVALDI:RECOMPOSED by Max Richter, comes a new solo album: SPHERES (2013)


Daniel Hope (Artist), Jacques Ammon (Performer), Chie Peters (Performer), Juan Lucas Aisemberg (Performer), Christiane Starke (Performer), Jochen Carls (Performer), Ludovico Einaudi (Composer), Johann Paul von Westhoff (Composer), Philip Glass (Composer), Gabriel Faure (Composer), Arvo Part (Composer), Max Richter (Composer), Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Michael Nyman (Composer), Simon Halsey (Conductor), Members of Rundfunkc (Orchestra), Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin (Orchestra) | Format: Audio CD

Performer: Jacques Ammon, Chie Peters, Juan Lucas Aisemberg, Christiane Starke, Jochen Carls
Orchestra: Members of Rundfunkc, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Composer: Ludovico Einaudi, Johann Paul von Westhoff, Philip Glass, Gabriel Faure, Arvo Part, et al.
Audio CD (March 19, 2013)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
What's the CD about: Award-winning violinist Daniel Hope presents an eclectic and accessible mix of neo-Baroque, minimalist and soundtrack favourites, including works and arrangements by contemporary masters like Ludovico Einaudi, Arvo Part, Karl Jenkins, Max Richter, Gabriel Prokofiev, Alex Baranowski and many more. Spheres features a curated collection of repertoire celebrating the idea, first brought forward by Pythagoras, that planetary movement creates its own kind of music, bringing beauty, harmony and simplicity to our complex solar system. This idea has fascinated philosophers, musicians, and mathematicians for centuries.

Music of reflection, contemplation and relaxation.

Featured as main soloist on Max Richters acclaimed Vivaldi Recomposed, Hope is known for an effortless classical sound and intriguing approach to repertoire.Extensive USA and European tour activity in 2013, including a three-week residency at Savannah Music Festival (March), please see B2B for details. Daniel is collaborating in 2013 with Einaudi, and joint dates are in the planning stage.
Daniel Hope's bio:Daniel Hope was born in Durban in 1974. When he was six months old, his father, the distinguished novelist, poet and anti-apartheid activist Christopher Hope, was finally granted an exit visa. The family went first to Paris, then to London, where Daniel’s mother Eleanor was engaged by Yehudi Menuhin to be his secretary, later becoming the celebrated violinist and conductor’s long-time manager. In 1978 Hope began to study the violin in London with Sheila Nelson. Six years later he commenced his studies at the Royal College of Music with Itzhak Rashkovsky, Felix Andrievsky and Grigory Zhislin and appeared on British television. In 1985 he was invited by Menuhin to perform the Bartók Duos for German television, which began a long association between the two violinists that included over 60 concerts. From 1992–1998 he was a pupil of Zakhar Bron at London’s Royal Academy of Music, from which he graduated. Daniel Hope has appeared all over the globe with the world’s most renowned orchestras and conductors and has won numerous prizes for his recordings such as five Echo Awards, the Classical Brit Award, Deutscher Schallplattenpreis andfive Grammy® nominations.

(complete bio at


Disconnect, new score by Max Richter (2013)

    This version contains: 21 songs and 1 digital booklet
    Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
Label: Milan Records
Copyright: 2013 Ld Entertainment, Llc Under Exclusive License To Milan Entertainment Inc.
Total Length: 1:00:38

More info and samples here:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

DARIO MARIANELLI - Quartet (2013)

Quartet by Dario Marianelli

Ursprüngliches Erscheinungsdatum : 2. Januar 2013
Erscheinungstermin: 2. Januar 2013
Label: Universal Music Classics & Jazz
Copyright: (C) 2012 Decca, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Mike Patton (2013)

More about it here:

The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Mike Patton
Date de sortie d'origine : 18 mars 2013
Format - Musique : MP3

Date de sortie d'origine : 18 mars 2013
Label: Editions Milan Music
Copyright: (p) Kimmer Distribution, LLC. All rights reserved. Under exclusive license to Éditions Milan Music
Durée totale: 58:44

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dignity (Original Television Soundtrack) Eric Neveux (2013)

Dignity (Original Television Soundtrack)
Eric Neveux

Product Details

    Original Release Date: April 2, 2013
    Label: Moviescore Media
    Copyright: 2013 MovieScore Media
    Total Length: 31:47

HANS ZIMMER's "Lone Ranger" is released (2013)

 The Lone Ranger (2013)

Action | Adventure | Western  -  3 July 2013 (USA)

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Gore Verbinski
Justin Haythe (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson

Product Details
    Audio CD (June 25, 2013)
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: Walt Disney Records

More info on the movie here:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HENRY JACKMAN - G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

SKU: VSD-7190
UPC: 030206719024
Artist: Music From The Motion Picture
Title: G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Composer: Henry Jackman
Release Date: 04/16/13

Music Composed by
Henry Jackman

(Wreck-It Ralph, X-Man: First Class, Kick-Ass)

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION features the G.I. Joe Team coming into a conflict with Zartan, Storm Shadow and Firefly, all serving under the newly released Cobra Commander. Zartan (who is still impersonating the President of the United States) frames all G.I. Joe operatives as traitors to the United States, exterminating most of them and leaving a small group of survivors. Zartan and the Commander now have all the world leaders under Cobra’s control, with their advanced warheads aimed at innocent populaces around the world. Badly beaten, outnumbered and outgunned, the Joes make a desperate plan to overthrow Cobra Commander and take back the world, with their secret black operation called the “Second American Revolution,” which involves the return of the original G.I. Joe General Joseph Colton (Bruce WIllis).  Also starring Dwayne Johnson, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Lee Byung-hun reprising their roles from G.I. Joe: The Rise Of C.O.B.R.A.

The high-octane score is from action veteran Henry Jackman, who provided the sonic punch for Kick-Ass and Wreck-It Ralph.

Paramount will open G.I. JOE: RETALIATION nationwide on March 28.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 190 2
Release Date: 04/16/13

Track List:
1. Prologue (2:00)
2. Arashikage (1:38)
3. Get Me The GI Joes (2:34)
4. Friendly Fire (1:41)
5. Exile (3:34)
6. Presidential Facade (2:38)
7. Einsargen (2:44)
8. Making Things Go Boom (2:10)
9. Storm Shadow (2:11)
10. Bad Dojo (5:05)
11. Lady In Red (3:18)
12. Fighting Ugly (1:50)
13. Fort Sumter (2:35)
14. Scare Tactics (2:29)
15. I Want It All (:51)
16. End Game (4:09)
17. Honor Restored (2:48)
18. Firefly (4:19)
19. Zartan (7:25)

Battlefield 3 by Johan Skurge and Jukka Rintamaki (2013)

More info and sound clips here: 

    Original Release Date: March 26, 2013
    Release Date: March 26, 2013
    Label: E.A.R.S. (EA TM Recordings)
    Copyright: 2013 Electronic Arts Music
    Total Length: 17:25

Passion composed by Pino Donaggio (2013)

Passion (Bande originale du film)
Pino Donaggio

    Date de sortie d'origine : 13 février 2013
    Label: Quartet Records
    Copyright: 2013 Quartet Records
    Durée totale: 48:07
        Bandes originales

Broken City by Atticus Ross (2013)

    Ursprüngliches Erscheinungsdatum: 27. Februar 2013
    Erscheinungstermin: 27. Februar 2013
    Label: Universal Music International Div.
    Copyright: (C) 2012 Metropolis Movie Music Ltd
     Gesamtlänge: 50:56

Welcome To The Punch composed by Harry Escott (2013)

Welcome To The Punch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Harry Escott, who worked for 2011's excellent Shame

    Original Release Date: 18 Mar 2013
    Release Date: 18 Mar 2013
    Label: UMGI - Fontana International
    Copyright: (C) 2013 Metropolis Movie Music Ltd
    Total Length: 55:50

Der Minister Marcel Barsotti (2013)

Mp3 album, release 8-3-2013 via Colosseum Records, listen to it here:

MP3 album of the award winning score: Blancanieves (Alfonso de Vilallonga)

The score won in the IX Spanish Film Music Critics Awards as we announced them earlier:

Spanish score: Blancanieves (Vilallonga)
Spanish Composer: Alfonso de Vilallonga

Date de sortie d'origine : 28 janvier 2013
Label: Editions Milan Music
Copyright: (p) Arcadia Motion Pictures SL / Noodles Production / Éditions Milan Music
Durée totale: 1:10:22

Festival Internacional de Música de Cine (Province of Córdoba), 2013

Press release regarding the upcoming Festival Internacional de Musica de Cine

Festival Internacional de Música de Cine (Province of Córdoba) Announces Impressive Composer Line-up

(CORDOBA, Spain / March 19, 2013) Two Academy Award®-winning composers, the musical director of the Oscar gala, the first winner of the Elmer Bernstein Award and a number of highly sought-after film composers both from USA and Europe will be part of the line-up of prominent guests for the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine, for the second year in the province of Córdoba. The festival takes place on June 23-30, 2013.  Three symphonic concerts will be the highlight of the week-long activities. 

The 2013 Oscar winner for Life of Pi, Canadian composer Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, 500 Days of Summer, Moneyball), and the 1997 Oscar winner for Emma, British composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolat, The Lake House, Never Let Me Go) headline the guest list. American composer Marco Beltrami (Live Free or Die Hard, I Robot, The Hurt Locker) will be the recipient of the first Elmer Bernstein Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Film Scoring.

The music director of the 2013 Academy Award gala, composer William Ross (Ladder 49, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tin Cup), British composer Ilan Eshkeri (Kick Ass, Stardust, Layer Cake), American composer and conductor Peter Bernstein (Canadian Bacon, The Ewok Adventure, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor), Spanish composers Zacarías M. de la Riva (Exorcismus, Hierro, Tad: The Lost Explorer), Roque Baños (Evil Dead, The Machinist, Sexy Beast), Federic Jusid (The Secret in Their Eyes, Fermat’s Room, The Hidden Face) and Nani García (Wrinkles, De Profundis, Onde Está a Felicidade?) have all confirmed their attendance at the festival.

As previously announced, the inaugural Elmer Bernstein Award will be handed out to recipient Marco Beltrami. The son of Elmer Bernstein, Peter Bernstein, will conduct the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra in a Tribute to Elmer Bernstein, followed by a program featuring the innovative and engaging music of Marco Beltrami.

Other highlights of the festival includes the gala concert “Best of Film Music 2012-2013” where the GoldSpirit Awards will be handed out, and the “Best of the Best” concert featuring selections of film music composed by the guest composers. The full festival program is available at

Roque Baños was born in Jumilla (Murcia) in 1968. He began his musical education at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia” where he finished elementary level, specializing in saxophone, obtaining Honors in both Music Theory and in Saxophone. Later on, in 1986, he moved to Madrid, completing his studies at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music with honors and several merit mentions. Since 1998 when he scored his first film Secondary Roads directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro, he has worked with Spain’s most renowned directors such as Alex de la Iglesia, Daniel Monzon, Carlos Saura, Emilio Martinez Lazaro, or Santiago Segura to name a few, and other internationally acclaimed directors such as Jonathan Glazor, Brad Anderson, Marcelo Piñeyro or Gerard Junot amongst others. His work as a film composer has been distinguished with numerous awards and nominations, both with national and international recognition. He won Best Original Score for 13 Roses and Oxford Murders at the Goya Awards, and won Best Original Score for Commonwealth, Oxford Murders and Cell 211 at the Spanish Recording Academy of Music Awards.

Marco Beltrami was born October 7, 1966 in Long Island, New York, of Italian and Greek descent. Graduated from Brown University and studied at the Yale School of Music, and then moved west to the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied under legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith. Best known for his work scoring horror films such as Mimic (1997), Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011), The Woman in Black (2012), and all four films in the Scream franchise (1995-2011). Apart from horror/thriller and action, he also scores independent films such as The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Tommy Lee Jones‘ The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada. Nominated for an Emmy Award for his score for the film David and Lisa in 1998, indicating a desire to spread his musical wings beyond the bounds of his genre pigeonholing. Beltrami earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on James Mangold’s acclaimed 2007 western remake, 3:10 to Yuma. He was also nominated, alongside Buck Sanders, for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Score for his score to The Hurt Locker. He won a Satellite Award for Best Original Score for Soul Surfer (2011). One of his recent works include Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Die to Die Hard, the fourth and fifth installments in the Die Hard series. Among his upcoming projects are The Wolverine, World War Z and the Carrie remake.

Peter Bernstein has scored feature films, episodes of television, made for T.V. movies and mini-series, which together amount to over 500 projects. His musical experience began with his father, Elmer Bernstein, the Academy Award winning film composer whose credits include The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters and Age of Innocence. Peter was going to recording sessions before he was going to school and learned to conduct symphonies from memory by watching his father practice. Eventually he became Elmer’s lead orchestrator while simultaneously pursuing a career as a composer, record producer and bass player. He orchestrated and arranged huge successes such as Animal House and Ghostbusters as well as the scored portions of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. His first major orchestral assignment was The Ewok Movie for LucasFilm (a major TV event in its time). He also went on to score its sequel. His first TV series was the huge hit 21 Jump Street. Peter conducted sessions for several of Elmer’s scores including Three Amigos and The Babe, and wrote a third of one of Elmer’s last scores – Wild Wild West. Peter has composed music in almost every imaginable style and combination of instruments, voices and synths.

Mychael Danna was born in Winnipeg on September 20th 1958, and is recognized as one of the most versatile and original voices in film music. He studied music composition at the University of Toronto, winning the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985. He has worked extensively with directors Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus) and Ang Lee (The Ice Storm). With his recent score for Lee’s Lif of Pi, Danna won his first Academy Award in 2013. Danna has also scored feature films for Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Catherine Hardwicke (The Nativity Story), Scott Hicks (Hearts in Atlantis), Neil LaBute (Lakeview Terrace), Gillies MacKinnon (Regeneration), James Mangold (Girl Interrupted), Deepa Mehta (Water), Bennett Miller (Capote), Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), Billy Ray (Breach), Joel Schumacher (8MM), Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife), Istvan Szabo (Being Julia), Denzel Washington (Antwone Fisher), and Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). Recent work includes Moneyball for director Bennett Miller.

Ilan Eshkeri is a British composer best known for his film scores for Stardust, The Young Victoria and Kick-Ass, as well as his collaborations with Coldplay, Annie Lennox and Take That. Born in London into a musical family, Eshkeri grew up playing the violin and guitar. He studied Music and English Literature at Leeds University, later learning the art of film composition by working closely with Michael Kamen, Edward Shearmur and Steve McLaughlin. Early in his career Eshkeri composed the score to the cult British gangster film Layer Cake, which earned him a nomination for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the World Soundtrack Awards. Eshkeri’s collaborations with bands and solo artists include arrangements of Annie Lennox’s best known songs for her concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He also wrote the song Only You for Sinead O’Connor and worked with Take That on the film Stardust. His career is notable for its diversity; recently he scored Ralph Fiennes‘ Shakespearean directorial debut Coriolanus, and Rowan Atkinson’s comedy caper Johnny English Returns. Among his upcoming projects are Ralph Fiennes next film, The Invisible Woman and Justin and the Knights of Valour directed by Manuel Sicilia.

Nani García was born in A Coruña, 1955 and is a composer, musician and record producer. He trained as a composition and jazz musician in Sweden between 1976 and 1980 with Mariano Cortéz (a Chilean musician from Luciano Berio’sSchool) and Uffe Sandberg (a Scandinavian jazz pianist). At the same time, he took his Linguistic courses at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm. In the 90s, he started combining his activity as a soloist with his work as a producer and musical arranger for different Galician artists and Galician national editorials. In 2004, immersed in a personal and professional search, he went into artistic partnership with Miguelanxo Prado in a project that became a reality in 2006 in the animated film De Profundis, which was internationally recognized. This work allowed him to get directly into symphonic music creation, getting involved and fostering his role as a composer. Apart from other works, such as soundtracks for movies and series, (Guante Blanco – TVE, El niño de barro), in 2009 he premiered the narrated operetta for voice and clarinet quartet A Berenguela, based on a text by the poet Manuel Maria. One of his latest works, Wrinkles based on Paco Roca’s acclaimed comic of the same name, has received the praise of the critics and fans alike.

Federico Jusid was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973, holds a Master of Music degree from The Manhattan School of Music, New York; a New England CSS, Boston; and Diplôme de Exécution Musicale with an Antorchas scholarship held at Brussels, apart from his Bachelor Degree from the Buenos Aires Conservatory. Jusid started his musical studies with 7 years old. Since then he developed a career as a piano performer (awarded in many international music competitions and festivals) and as composer he composed the original soundtrack for more than 25 feature films, TV series, and music for the concert hall, premiered throughout Europe and America by recognized soloist and chamber ensembles. Jusid is most well known for his work, together with Emilio Kauderer, for The Secret in Their Eyes. Nowadays, Jusid is a resident performer and composer of the Sonor Ensemble, associate teacher at the Complutense University of Madrid and is the director of the music company Filmscores Productions in Madrid, Spain.

Rachel Portman was born in west Sussex, England. She began composing at the age of 14 and read music at Oxford University. She gained experience writing music for drama in BBC and Channel 4 films, however the majority of her work has been in film. Rachel won an Academy award for her score for Emma and Academy nominations for Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. She has worked with directors Roman Polanski (Oliver Twist), Norman Jewison (Only You), Jonathan Demme (Beloved, Truth About Charlie, Manchurian Candidate), Robert Redford (Legend of Bagger Vance), Mike Leigh (Life is Sweet), as well as countless others. She has written a musical of Little House on the Prairie as well as an opera of Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince for Houston Grand Opera and The Water Diviner, a dramatic choral symphony commissioned for the BBC Proms concerts. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.

Unlike other composers, Zacarias M. de la Riva was not trained in the world of music since childhood, but at first he pursued a carreer as a telecommunication engineer. A personal decision lead him to move to another country and change studies. He arrived in Boston where he studied at the Berklee College of Music, achieving a dual degree in Composition and Film Scoring. In 2004 he composed the music for the first Tadeo Jones short (directed by Enrique Gato) and its sequel (both won the Goya Award for Best Animated Short) and afterwards he started an extensive work in the horror genre with pictures as The Nun (Luis De la Madrid) , Beneath Still Waters (Brian Yuzna) and Regreso a moira (Mateo Gil). In 2007 he met Manuel Carballo who was shooting his first film for Filmax, and for whom he composed the score of El Ultimo Justo. He also composed the music for his next film The Possession of Emma Evans (2010). In 2008 he participated in the international co-productions The Anarchist’s Wife, Carmo and Imago Mortis. He has continued to score films in different genres, from the psychological thriller Hierro, to the comedy Estas Ahi?, through documentaries like Voces de Mozambique and Luz de Mar, and animated films as Copito de Nieve and multiple Goya Award winning Tad: The Lost Explorer.

William Ross is a prolific award-winning composer and arranger whose work has spanned feature films, the recording industry and television. He has composed music for such films as The Tale of Despereaux, Ladder 49, The Game of Their Lives, Tuck Everlasting, The Young Black Stallion, and My Dog Skip. He adapted the music of John Williams and conducted the score for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Mr. Ross has arranged music for a remarkable list of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kenny G., Sting, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, to mention just a few. He has served as Music Director and Conductor for many artists and occasions, including Barbra Streisand’s historic 2006 and 2007 concert tours and the 79th Annual Academy Awards ceremony in 2007, for which he received his second Emmy Award. He was awarded an Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Original Music for his work on the song “Hugh Jackman Opening Number,” featured during the 81st Academy Awards ceremony. Mr. Ross is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, two BMI Film Music Awards and was nominated for an Annie Award.

More guests and events will be announced by the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine in the next couple of weeks. For more information on the week-long event, please visit the official web site at

For more information contact:
Juan Ramon Hernández,
Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions,, 310-439-1403

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Zaytoun: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Cyril Morin (mp3, 2013)

Date de sortie d'origine : 4 mars 2013
Format - Musique : MP3

Label: Universal Music Distribution Deal
Copyright: (C) 2013 Metropolis Movie Music Ltd

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Company You Keep composed by Cliff Martinez (2013)

Product Details

    Original Release Date: April 2, 2013
    Release Date: April 2, 2013
    Label: Milan Records
    Copyright: 2013 Voltage Pictures, Llc Under Exclusive License To Milan Entertainment, Inc.
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    Total Length: 47:14

from the composer of District 9: CLINTON SHORTER - comes a new score: JAPPELOUP (2013)


Jappeloup (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Format - Music: MP3
    Original Release Date: March 11, 2013
    Label: Pathé Production
    Copyright: 2013 Pathé Production / Acajou Films
    Total Length: 1:05:10

Saturday, March 16, 2013

New animated MASS EFFECT chapter's music to get a release:

Mass Effect Paragon Lost composed by Joshua Mosley & David Kates

    Audio CD (February 14, 2013)
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: FUNimation
    ASIN: B00BG1Q71S
    In-Print Editions: MP3 Music

quoting from


An untold chapter in the Mass Effect saga, following the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega, as he leads a squad of elite special forces into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his troops must protect the inhabitants from an invasion of the deadly insectoid warriors determined to collect the population for unknown purposes. Soon after the attack, Vega's commanding officer falls in battle, forcing the young officer to embrace the responsibility of leadership for the colony's survival. Having idolized Earth's greatest hero and warrior, Commander Shepard (the central character in the Mass Effect video games), the young and idealistic Vega must now make life and the death decisions that will effect not only the lives of his squad, but the lives of every person in the colony - all of whom he has sworn to protect. Fighting valiantly for every life in his hands, Vega soon discovers the path of ... Written by Henry Gilroy

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Be sure not to miss, the beautiful CLOCKWISE Composed by: Machek Dobrowolski

FROM SAE, here: finally released on CD after much demand, comes this gem score by Polish composer Machek Dobrowolski

Here's SAE's review: 

Clockwise tells the story of Saad Ben Khalaf, a singer/drummer who sells old watches in Souk Wakef in the center of Doha, the capital of Qatar. Saad had a troubled childhood: he is an orphan rescued from a shipwreck, which was crushed in a devastating storm. As the only survivor of the tragedy, Saad was found and raised by Atique Ben Barud, who knows all too well how it feels to be the last of his kind. Atique was one of the three men who learned the forbidden art of Fijiri and is the only one who could still share the secret if he weren’t killed immediately. Through one of the magical watches in his collection, Saad take a trip back to the 1930s where he learns about his stepfather’s secret and also falls in love with Jeena, a beautiful female jinn who may be able to lift the curse on Atique.

Directed by Khalifa al-Muraikhi, Clockwise was the first movie produced in Qatar. In order to bring some Western sensibilities to this colorful recreation of 1001 Arabian Nights-style fantasies, the director hired Polish composer Maciek Dobrowolski to do the score for the film. The score features four big themes in total, most of them are recurring in various cues. There's a theme for female jinn Jeena, whom the composer saw as the main character. There’s one theme for Saad’s surrogate father, Maciek's personal favorite of the bunch. The third key theme for the time-travelling represents the transition between the present and the 1920s when the main part of the movie takes place. Finally there's the brooding music for Kharaba (the world of the jinns) and some self-contained pieces, like an authentic dance. Clockwise is the first feature length-score from Maciek – based on its quality, we can hope to work with him on many more occasions!

01 - Clockwise (02:06)
02 - Main Titles (02:02)
03 - Strong As Iron (00:53)
04 - Counter – Clockwise (01:44)
05 - Atique's Theme / Begotten By Sea (01:42)
06 - The Storm (02:06)
07 - The Aftermath (00:54)
08 - Kharaba (02:42)
09 - Dancing Girl (01:51)
10 - So Many Stars (01:58)
11 - Memories Of Jeena (02:09)
12 - A Night In Wakra (02:14)
13 - Jeena Calls At Night (01:33)
14 - The Scarf (00:46)
15 - Into Her World (02:10)
16 - Heart's Desire (01:31)
17 - Broken Circles (03:27)
18 - The Flask (02:35)
19 - Heading To Kharaba (01:13)
20 - The Tatoo Disappears (02:58)
21 - I Am Always With You (02:06)
22 - Rain / Atique Dies (02:41)
23 - The Journey Ends (02:32)
24 - Fijiri Underscored (02:00)

SINBAD (CD) Composed by: Christian Henson (2013)

From the composer of BLACK DEATH

 Premiering in the US on Sy-FY in April, 2013, and broadcast on Sky1 in the UK last year, the epic tale of Sinbad stars newcomer Elliot Knight in the title role and Lost star Naveen Andrews as his nemesis, supported by a high-octane original score composed by Christian Henson. MovieScore Media has previously released his scores for Black Death, Triangle, The Secret of Moonacre, Malice in Wonderland and Storage 24. His music for Sinbad is orchestral in nature with modern film music aesthetics added for a lot of the action material. The high octane adventure music is balanced by more atmospheric music with a sublime sensual quality.

Sinbad was produced by Emmy-winning company Impossible Pictures (Primeval) and is distributed by BBC Worldwide. The 12-part series has been sold to some 20 territores. in the UK, the series aired on Sky 1 last summer and was released on DVD in October, 2012.

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY Composed by: Nuno Malo (2013)

The winner of the 2010 'Breakout Composer of the Year' Award handed out by the International Film Music Critics Association, Portugues composer Nuno Malo's first major feature film score here gets its world premiere on CD. Written for the film version of James Redfield's best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy, the awe-inspiring score is written for orchestra and choir, and features an abundance of beautiful themes and set-pieces. Ethnical instrumentation gives the score interesting colors. It's a score that will remind listeners of the most beautiful of James Horner's scores (among the 22 tracks on the album, "Heaven" is an emotional knock-out!). In the words of producer and screenplay author Barnet Bain, "through the gift of Nuno's talent, we can close eyes and relive the spiritual adventure, discovering – and being discovered by – more of who we really are." This is the 12th entry in MovieScore Media's acclaimed 'Discovery Collection' which has included scores by such esteemed film composers as Basil Poledouris, Michael Kamen and Dario Marianelli.

1 Opening Title and Dream Sequence 4:02
2 Hotel Chase 2:00
3 Mystical Experience 1:57
4 In Peru 3:44
5 Arrival at Viciente 2:15
6 The Ruins 2:25
7 Viciente at Night 2:39
8 Father Sanchez 2:06
9 Dinner at Viciente Lodge 1:16
10 Father José Captured 2:30
11 The Burning of Viciente 3:00
12 Love Theme 2:50
13 Energy Between the Fingers 2:36
14 Rebels Attack 2:12D 15 Parting Ways 2:23
16 John's Escape 1:44
17 Finding the Cabin 2:00
18 The Little Girl 4:55
19 Julia's Hug 2:03
20 Explosives 5:36
21 Heaven 3:25
22 Farewell 4:18

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lyle Workman, composer of last year's STAND UP GUYS, has a new score out: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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    Audio CD (March 12, 2013)
    Original Release Date: February 25, 2013
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: WaterTower Music

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mogwai - LES REVENANTS (2013)

Biography via
Not everyone gets Mogwai, but that’s what makes them great. Theirs is a majestic, powerful sound where barely a word is spoken yet it is the antithesis of background music. Album and song titles bemuse, confuse and delight in equal measure and live, they are utterly unstoppable.
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    Audio CD
    Number of Discs: 1

  Editorial Reviews


Listen to an award winning score from 2012: Blancanieves by Alfonso de Vilallonga

The score won in the IX Spanish Film Music Critics Awards as we announced them earlier:

Spanish score: Blancanieves (Vilallonga)
Spanish Composer: Alfonso de Vilallonga
Foreign score: Life of Pi (Danna)
Foreign composer: Alexandre Desplat

Blancanieves [+digital booklet]
Alfonso de Vilallonga
| Format: MP3 Music

This version contains: 29 songs and 1 digital booklet
Original Release Date: March 26, 2013
Format - Music: MP3, Digital Booklet PDF

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    Original Release Date: March 26, 2013
    Release Date: March 26, 2013
    Label: Milan Records
    Copyright: 2013 Arcadia Motion Pictures Sl / Noodles Productions /Milan Entertainment, Inc
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    Total Length: 1:10:21

Winners announced for the IX Spanish Film Music Critics Awards (2012)

Winners IX Spanish Film Music Critics Awards

Spanish score: Blancanieves (Vilallonga)
Spanish Composer: Alfonso de Vilallonga
Foreign score: Life of Pi (Danna)
Foreign composer: Alexandre Desplat

New game score by BRIAN TYLER - Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel (2013)

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    Original Release Date: March 26, 2013
    Release Date: March 26, 2013
    Label: E.A.R.S. (EA TM Recordings)
    Copyright: 2013 Electronic Arts Music
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    Total Length: 55:36

Elemental (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) H. Scott Salinas and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee (2013)

Check it out here.

Bear McCreary has a new BSG score out: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME (2013)

Composed by: Bear McCreary

La-La Land Records and NBC Universal proudly present the original soundtrack to the SyFy Channel special event BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME, composed by Bear McCreary (THE WALKING DEAD, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, EUREKA, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES).

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (a prequel to the critically acclaimed hit series, Battlestar Galactica) takes place in the midst of the First Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine escort mission with an enigmatic passenger (Lili Bordan) turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.

Acclaimed composer McCreary returns to the BSG universe with his amazing musical arsenal, launching a breathtaking score that recalls his famed GALACTICA sound while energizing it in exciting new sonic directions. Produced by Bear McCreary and Ford A. Thaxton, and mastered by Patricia Sullivan, this special release is limited to 3000 units. CD Booklet contains exclusive comments from the composer.

Dear Dad 3:58
The Galactica 1:37
Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
Contains "Theme from Battlestar Galactica"
by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson
The Mission Begins 2:00
Becca's Past 2:42
Archeron 5:37
The Ghost Fleet 2:03
Coker and Kirby 1:48
The Last Battle of the Osiris 8:39
Emergency Landing 1:58
The Ice Cave 5:23
You Will Regret This 5:38
Coker's Interlude 2:50
Performed by Joohyun Park
Ski Lodge Battle 6:28
Automated Cylon Transmission Relay 2:58
A Cylon Spy 4:01
Coker's Photo 2:32
Husker 3:12
Apocalypse: Blood & Chrome 4:53
Featuring Raya Yarbrough and Brendan McCreary, vocals
Lyrics by Raya Yarbrough Music by Bear McCreary

More info and purchase options, HERE.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From Reagan and Marino to TYLER BATES: God Of War - Ascension (2013)

I will be good today and won't comment, just lay the facts down until i listen to the score. 

Product Details
Audio CD (April 9, 2013)
Original Release Date: 2013
Number of Discs: 1
Label: La-La Land Records

Editorial Reviews
La-La Land Records and Sony SCEA present the original soundtrack to the new videogame God Of War - Ascension, the latest, highly anticipated release in the award-winning God Of War game series. Acclaimed composer Tyler Bates (The Devil's Rejects, 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch) creates an amazing musical soundscape that immerses the listener deep within the game's gripping and soaring fantasy-battle action. Bates' score is an astounding stand-alone listen, a must for both game and soundtrack enthusiasts.

MICHAEL GIACCHINO to reunite with the Wachowskis on JUPITER ASCENDING for a 2014 release.

After the dreadful (collider calls it 'underrated') Speed Racer, Giacchino is to re-unite with the Wachowskis on a new sci-fi film, called "Jupiter Ascending". Find more about it here:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Listen a small suite from the newly re-released score for MARK McKENZIE's "DURANGO" (2009, 2013)

In honor of St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), Hallmark Hall of Fame is digitally re-releasing the sold out soundtrack to McKenzie's 1999 Irish film Durango.

Durango reached a billion listeners around the world at the 72nd Academy Awards "In Memorium" tribute and now countless millions as the closing titltes music to each and every new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie premier. 

Having Durango available as a didgital download from the longest running and most honored TV movie series in the USA, makes at least one Irish heart happy; and that's McKenzie's heart!

Durango" was the directorial debut of the award winning director and producer Brent Shields. It is one of the early symphonic scores composed by Mark McKenzie. The film tells the story about a young Irish man named Mark who learns that love and life are more than warm feelings and provision for self.  As he courageously drives cattle across the Irish countryside in the early 1940's he learns that love requires selflessness, responsibility, hard work, passion and tenderness.  Through risk taking, generosity, humor and personally taking responsibility for his circumstance, he musters the courage to stand up for what's right and lead others in the face of powerful opposition.

Produced by Richard Welsh, Brent Shields and Brad Moore the film starred Academy Award winning actress Brenda Fricker, Matt Keeslar and Nancy St. Alban.  The music was orchestrated by Mark McKenzie and Patrick Russ, and was recorded in the historic city of Prague using a 70 piece symphony orchestra, pan pipes, penny whistle, uilleann pipes and the traditional bodhran drums.  Credit goes to Recording engineer Jiri Zobac,  Mixing engineer Armin Steiner, Music editor Chris Ledesma and copyist Gregg Nestor.  The composer invites you to join him on his website and on facebook at Mark McKenzie Music. 

Listen to a small suite, courtesy of Mark McKenzie, HERE.

Gears Of War: Judgment-The Soundtrack [Soundtrack] by Steve Jablonsky and Jacob Shea (2013)

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    Audio CD (March 19, 2013)
    Number of Discs: 1
    Format: Soundtrack
    Label: Sumthing Else Music Works/Epic Games

Steve Jablonsky has returned to provide another compelling score for the Gears of War universe. Familiar Gears themes return alongside new works that reflect the depserate fight of the COG forces in the first days after the Locust Emergence, as Kilo squad makes a name for itself battling a new and unconventional threat. Imbued with a fresh sense of intensity and heavy energy, the Gears of War: Judgment soundtrack reflects the new peril facing the world of Sera. Produced by Mike Larson

Stay tuned for more by clicking HERE.

The Croods (Music from the Motion Picture) - Alan Silvestri (2013)

Product Details

    Score album: Original Release Date: March 15, 2013
    Release Date: March 15, 2013
    Label: Relativity Music Group
    Copyright: (C) 2013 Relativity Music Group, LLC
    Total Length: 1:10:17

Movie Info: 
The Croods (2013)
98 min  -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  18 April 2013 (Greece)

The world's very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.

Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders (screenplay), Kirk De Micco (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone