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Ralph Breaks the Internet soundtrack out 16 November 2018

Album release: Ralph Breaks the Internet original motion picture soundtrack
Release date: digital album November 16th, physical CD November 30th.
More info: Amazon

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Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” on Nov. 16. The soundtrack features original songs “A Place Called Slaughter Race” performed in the film by Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot; “Zero,” written and performed by Imagine Dragons; score by composer Henry Jackman (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Big Hero 6”), and “In This Place,” a pop version of “A Place Called Slaughter Race,” performed by Julia Michaels. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, produced by Clark Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits U.S. theatres on Nov. 21.

The soundtrack and film feature “A Place Called Slaughter Race,” featuring Sarah Silverman, voice of Vanellope von Schweetz. In the vein of classic “I want” songs in the Disney canon such as “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Part of Your World,” the song showcases Vanellope’s desire to be part of the world outside Sugar Rush—to grow as a racer and as a person. The song also features the singing debut of Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) as Shank. The music was composed by Oscar®-winning songwriter/composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pocahontas” and “Aladdin”) and the lyrics were written by Phil Johnston and GRAMMY®-winning producer Tom MacDougall (Frozen; Executive Vice President, Music at Disney).

The multi-platinum, GRAMMY-winning band, Imagine Dragons, wrote and recorded the end-credit song “Zero” for the film, embracing the struggle Ralph has with his evolving friendship with Vanellope. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes are reflected in the song. “It's a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” says Reynolds. “Ralph's internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.” “Zero” is also featured on the band’s upcoming fourth studio album Origins available November 9.

Composer Henry Jackman, who scored 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” returns to score the follow-up.

Jackman’s mission was to create a score that’s reminiscent of the first film, while embracing the new story and the vast, uncharted new world of the internet that Ralph and Vanellope must navigate to retrieve a part to save her game. Says Jackman, “‘Wreck-It Ralph’ is one of the best animated films of recent times and I was really proud of the score. What makes this one different? There’s a clue in the title, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’—we’ve moved from the arcade to the internet. While we can retain some of the original material, there’s a new layer we had to create and integrate. There’s a distinction between arcade electronica and internet electronica, which sounds more modern.”

“There’s so many fun things to enjoy,” continues Jackman. “But I think the universality comes from the fact that it’s an important archetypal friendship story. Hidden behind all of this amazing technology and imagery is something very solid emotionally and narratively.”

Filmmakers called on GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Julia Michaels to perform the second end-credit song, “In This Place,” a pop version of “A Place Called Slaughter Race.” “I think one of my favorite things about ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is Vanellope,” says Michaels, “because she’s just completely misunderstood. I think a lot of people feel that way—misunderstood—and go through life trying to find their power. And when they find it, it’s really beautiful.”

About “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

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OGRE and Dallas Campbell new soundtrack out 25 January 2019

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Soundtrack release: ‘All Hallows’ II’ by OGRE and Dallas Campbell
Release date: 25 January 2019
More info: Band website

‘All Hallows’ II’ is a full-length studio album by transatlantic synthesists Robin Ogden (OGRE) and Dallas Campbell. The sequel builds upon the previous instalment of All Hallows’: slasher synth chase sequences, atmospheres laden with powerful dread and eerie soundscapes score a true horror story, track by track, to a thrilling and cinematic conclusion. ‘All Hallows’ II’ is a conceptual narrative journey into cults and the occult, unfeeling cosmic horrors, and the unplumbed darkness of the human condition.

Hear / share ‘Have You Seen Me’ here.

Despite living 3594 miles apart, and having never met in person, Robin and Dallas collaborate online by the combined powers of FaceTime, Dropbox and Sid Meier’s Civilization V, sharing a passion for all things analog, tape machines and esoteric vintage synths. All Hallows’ II draws on the duos combined nostalgia for the halcyon years of Carpenter and Goblin-esc soundtracks, cheap horror movies and sweet synth scores. The soundtrack is the fourth instalment of their many transatlantic collaborations, and builds upon their last horror outing, a re-score of George Romero’s classic Night Of The Living Dead on Grammy winning soundtrack label Lakeshore Records (Stranger Things, Drive etc.).

The accompanying story could be ripped from the pages of Weird Tales and is a delicious throwback to the slow-burn pulp horror movies of yester-decades. For fans of the weird and eerie, Lovecraftian horrors, Cronenberg’s early works and immersive fiction, All Hallows’ II is an ambitious work of deep fiction told through a series of found artefacts: coroner’s reports, newspaper clippings and ominous bloodstained notes. The synopsis reads: “35 years ago, police discovered the remains of over a dozen former patients in the sub-basement of an alternative healthcare facility, The Shepard Institute For Psionic Inquiry. All Hallows’ II is the story of investigative journalist Ellis Ledstone, and Shepard’s other victims, whose bodies was never found.”

All Hallows’ II includes the unaltered case files of the events of 1983. The onus is on the reader to stitch together the narrative and come to their own conclusions about the mysterious events of 1983 and what really happened at The Shepard Institute For Psionic Inquiry, by examining the interviews, reports and artefacts, which are included both digitally with the release and physically with physical versions of the soundtrack.

The soundtrack features 24 tracks and will be released both digitally and on cassette with a special edition physical package of ‘All Hallows' II’ including a hard print copy of the story component and a 'found artefact' meditation cassette. A separate selection of B-sides and cuts entitled: ‘All Hallows’ II: Coda’ will follow the release.

Praise for OGRE & Dallas Campbell

“As an exercise in pure immersion in a genre, this is pretty much perfection. The only imaginary synth horror soundtrack you’ll ever need.” – the Quietus

“The international duo love the Berlin school of synthesizer music and cheesy horror flicks, and they curate the perfect sounds from a panoply of MOOGs, Korgs, Farfisas, and more.” – Bandcamp

“If you’re into the recent trend of synth with horror influences then this is going to be right up your alley!” – Bloody Disgusting

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Universal announce Orange Is The New Black soundtrack

Album release: Music from The Original Series Orange Is The New Black
Release date: 2 June 2014
Label: Universal 

Featured artists include Regina Spektor, Kelis, tUnE-yArDs, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and more.

UMC will be releasing MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, from the hit series Orange Is the New Black on May 19.  The line-up of artists includes Regina Spektor, Kelis, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and more.  The soundtrack will come in three configurations including CD, Digital and a limited edition vinyl.  Lionsgate Home Entertainment will also release the Orange Is the New Black: Season One Blu-ray and DVD on the same day.       

The full album track list features an eclectic line-up, including “Walkin Up The Road” by Betty Davis, “Move And Groove Together” by Benny Latimore, “Gangsta” by tUnE-yArDs, “I’ll Take You There” by The Staple Singers, “Milkshake” by  Kelis,  “Walking Backwards” by Leagues, “Kickface” by Little Foot Long Foot, “Sunday Morning” by The Velvet Underground & Nico, “Living This Life Makes It Hard” by The Duchess and The Duke, “Chicken” by Nancy Cassidy, “Baby Face” by Whispering Jack Smith, and the Grammy® nominated “You’ve Got Time” by Regina Spektor, which was specifically created for the show. Music Supervisor Bruce Gilbert explains, “I feel like it’s truly an inspired work. I loved this song when I first heard it, but I loved it even more once I got to hear and see how beautifully it impacted our main titles. There’s an immediate urgency to it that gives way to an emotion that breathes even more life into the stunning portraits of the prisoners.”

Orange Is the New Black follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose wild past comes back to haunt her and results in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.

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'The Lone Ranger' - music inspired by film includes new tracks by Iggy Pop, Iron & Wine and others

Album release: The Lone Ranger: Wanted
Release date: 5 August 2013
Label: Walt Disney 

Inspired by one of the summer’s most anticipated movies, Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger: Wanted features 14 new songs performed by an eclectic group of artists. Walt Disney Records will release the album on August 5, 2013.

“These are the artists we listened to on the way to set each morning and in the evenings with the dust, like bitter chalk, upon our teeth.  Echoes of their passionate performances in our minds, for 150 days and nights, we took to the work of storytelling.  May the musicians and songwriters who inspired us on our epic journey be an inspiration to you on yours,” said Gore Verbinski, the film’s Academy Award®–winning director.

Billboard.com recently ran an exclusive premeire of the Lucinda Williams track, Everything but the Truth.

The Lone Ranger: Wanted track list is as follows:

  1. “Holy Water” Ben Kweller
  2. “Devil’s Train” Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  3. “Poor Paddy on the Railway” Shane MacGowan
  4. “So Long Gone” Pete Molinari
  5. “Central and Union” Sara Watkins
  6. “The American Dream” The White Buffalo
  7. “Lonesome Whistle” Dave Alvin
  8. “Sweet Betsy from Pike” Iggy Pop
  9. “Rattling Bone” Iron & Wine
  10. “Cowboy” The Rubens
  11. “Everything but the Truth” Lucinda Williams
  12. “The Truth Lives On” The Aggrolites
  13. “Butch’s Ballad” Gomez
  14. “Saddle the Wind” John Grant

Album produced by Gore Verbinski and Bruce Witkin

About the film

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

The Lone Ranger also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. 

A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, The Lone Ranger is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe and screenplay by Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. The Lone Ranger releases in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.

The Lone Ranger: Wanted will be available wherever music is sold on August 5th.  For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit Disney.com/music, become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow at Twitter.com/disneymusic.

iTunes and Amazon pre-order links:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/lrwiTunesa1 
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/lribAmazona1

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thenewno2 announce release of their debut original score

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Soundtrack release: Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Watertower / Sony Music
Release date: February 12 2013 
Listen: on SoundCloud 

Critically acclaimed thenewno2 have announced the release of their debut original score and soundtrack for Beautiful Creatures. Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (WaterTower Music) will be available February 12 both digitally and through all major retailers. The soundtrack features an original score and two unreleased thenewno2 tracks, including Run To Me with Ben Harper and Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit) as well as Never Too Late also featuring Liela Moss. Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the companion to the February 14 theatrical release of Alcon Entertainment’s Beautiful Creatures, directed by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson.   

thenewno2 (whose 2012 sophomore album thefearofmissingout was praised by NPR Music for radiating a “restless energy that helps it sound both independent-minded and eager to please”) is led by Grammy Award winner Dhani Harrison, three-time Grammy Award winner Paul Hicks and composer Jonathan Sadoff. Always expanding their collective, thenewno2 enlisted close to a dozen talented musicians to showcase their talents throughout their original score, including Ben Harper, Liela Moss and Tony Hicks (The Hollies), father of Paul Hicks. 

thenewno2 created the score over an extensive three-month period in both their hometown studio in Santa Monica, CA and in London, England,  where they recorded in the famed Abbey Road’s Studio 2 with a 54-piece London based orchestra. While this was Harrison’s first time recording at Abbey Road, this was a homecoming for Paul Hicks. His 12-year tenure at Abbey Road included producing Let It Be Naked and working on the acclaimed Beatles re-masters, as well working with artists such as Paul Weller, Manic Street Preachers and Placebo. 

In dreaming up the score, LaGravenese wanted a sound for Beautiful Creatures that he had not heard before.  thenewno2 delivered a melody-driven soundscape that infused electronica and modern rock with a Southern Gothic sultriness, creating a new genre they dubbed ‘swamptronica.’ “Their ideas, their excitement and their creativity knocked me out,” says LaGravenese of thenewno2. Marveling at the score’s melodic power and richness of sound, LaGravenese deems thenewno2 no mere musical outfit, but “three composers forming one unit, each with a distinct, savant-like talent, with equal parts genius and madness.” 

In anticipation of the release, the band is currently streaming Never Too Late. Listen and embed via SoundCloud or www.thenewno2.com.

About thenewno2

thenewno2 (as in "the new No. 2," a line borrowed from TV's The Prisoner) is a Los Angeles based critically-acclaimed band and collective led by Grammy Award winner singer/guitarist Dhani Harrison, three-time Grammy Winner Paul Hicks (keyboards/programming), Jonathan Sadoff (keyboards/guitar), Jeremy Faccone (guitar), Aaron Older (bass), and Frank Zummo (drums). Since its inception, Harrison has tirelessly expanded thenewno2 as an art collective creating both videos and artwork. In-between the band’s 2009 debut, You Are Here and their 2012 sophomore album, thefearofmissingout, Dhani Harrison formed Fistful of Mercy, a NPR top-rated side project with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur, Jonathan Sadoff composed two films (Good Old Fashion Orgy, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World) and Paul Hicks won his 3rd Grammy for sound engineering.    

Beautiful Creatures

A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, P.S. I Love You) directs from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro), Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa), Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), Emmy Rossum (TV’s Shameless), Thomas Mann (Project X) and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Howard’s End, Sense and Sensibility). Rounding out the cast are Eileen Atkins, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Gallner, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Sam Gilroy.

The film was produced by Erwin Stoff (Water for Elephants), Academy Award nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), Molly Mickler Smith (Something Borrowed) and Oscar® nominee David Valdes (The Green Mile). Yolanda T. Cochran served as executive producer with Steven P. Wegner co- producing.

The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It), production designer Richard Sherman (Gods and Monsters), editor David Moritz (Jerry Maguire) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Bullets Over Broadway). Music is by thenewno2. Alcon Entertainment presents a 3 Arts Entertainment/Belle Pictures Production, Beautiful Creatures. The film has been rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material. Opening February 14, 2013, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

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