Superb mix of melancholic melody with illusions, terror spiral to tragic climax with beautiful orchestration. A must have for fans of Angelo Badalamenti.
Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer has created a blood-pumping dramatic score for Hannibal that pulses with Wagnerian intensity. Sir Anthony Hopkins's monologue on three tracks adds a dimension of hair-raising eeriness to the already deeply affecting and suspenseful instrumental backing. (Just hearing him first enunciate on the opener "Dear Clarice" sets up the Pavlovian sense of dread.) Hopkins's Hannibal Lecter is still on the prowl 7 years after FBI agent Clarice Starling first interviewed the criminally insane doctor (and 10 years since The Silence of the Lambs hit the theaters). This sense of uneasiness is captured alternately by deep, sustained notes and the rapid attack of a full-throttle orchestra…
Inferno is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Ron Howard and starring Ben Foster, Tom Hanks & Sidse Babett Knudsen. It is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown and is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. The score from Inferno is composed by Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Award Winner Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, Inception, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Lion King).
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release The Expanse (Original Television Soundtrack), featuring score by Clinton Shorter (District 9, Pompeii). The series, based on New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey).
The last TD production with Johannes Schmoelling was the soundtrack for Ridley Scott's movie Legend, starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Currie and David Bennent. Jerry Goldsmith was the original composer of the music for Legend, but Universal Studios decided they wanted a more modern sounding music and contracted with TD, Jon Anderson (singer of Yes) and Bryan Ferry (formerly with Roxy Music) to supply new music. The TD score was used for the North American version of the film only, thus the TD soundtrack was released 1986 in USA and Canada only. All other world-wide releases used the Goldsmith film score.
Columbus is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Kogonada. The film stars John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes and Jim Dougherty. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the United States on August 4, 2017, by the Sundance Institute. Providing the soundtrack to the film as a whole is Nashville ambient/post-rock duo Hammock, whose spare, sweeping score floats in and out of the incidental sound.
For many years Tangerine Dream have been very much into the soundtrack business, and most of them have been released on CDs. In early 1996 appeared one of their probably most surprising releases. Zoning is a German thriller produced 1986/87, which could be seen on TV screen for a few times only and then disappeared. Without any information before, it had been re-released in the video format nearly ten years later, accompanied by a soundtrack CD with the music of TD used for this video. Edgar Froese had recorded and mixed the whole score in 1994, eight years after TD produced the first version of this soundtrack…
Mogwai's Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait doesn't have much in the way of catchy melodies, and its tracks tend to blend into each other - but these are precisely the reasons why this score is so effective. Droning, hypnotic, but subtly tense, this album is about crafting and sustaining a mood, even more so than the band's collaboration with Clint Mansell on the music for The Fountain. It's understandable why fans expecting another Young Team or even Mr. Beast might find Zidane too monochromatic: on tracks such as "Black Spider," Mogwai shift their famously wide-ranging dynamics into neutral, concentrating on the band's shimmering, introspective side; it's only toward the end of the over 20-minute hidden track tacked onto "Black Spider 2" that Mogwai approach heavier territory…
Another old TD soundtrack had been made available on CD in 1994. The story of the US film, directed by Stephen Sommers in 1989, does not seem very extraordinary: it deals with the well known subject of man and woman, cars and money… As stated on the CD insert, this album was prepared without the musical authorisation of TD. This resulted in a large number of very short music tracks.
In 1991 the soundtrack music of the film The Park Is Mine, starring Tommy Lee Jones, was released for the first time on CD. It had been composed back in 1985 by TD with the line-up Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Johannes Schmoelling. As stated on the CD insert, the recording was prepared for release without the cooperation of TD. Thus it could not be mastered using the original master tapes by TD but two-track stereo tapes used for the film. This resulted in a sound quality not as excellent as TD listeners are used to.