Tag: soundtrack

Interview: Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she’s released 15 solo albums, provided the voice and sounds for Bally’s groundbreaking “Xenon” pinball machine, received the 2017 Moog Innovation Award, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. At last month’s Moogfest 2018, Suzanne Ciani and collaborator, Layne, unveiled the world premiere of live score in ... Read more

DHA Mix #283 By Eelke Kleijn

A rare and singular talent, Eelke Kleijn’s music stretches from stretches from film scores to deep live shows and incredibly well formed productions. A true modern day composer, this Rotterdam based music maker’s potential seemingly has no bounds. With a career consistently in acceleration mode, Eelke Kleijn has released music everywhere from Sony to Eskimo Recordings to Suara, while scoring such film’s as Parker, The Crossing, Wrath of the Titans, and This Means War. Recently, he has launched his new imprint DAYS like NIGHTS, which features his latest EP “The Terminal” (a track which can be heard on this mix), ... Read more

Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring

Hollywoods film scoring king, Hans Zimmer, will be sharing his knowledge in online course. In his Masterclass, the Academy Award Winner, will be sharing his approach to creating “sounds from nothing, composes compelling character themes, and scores a movie before ever seeing it” – offers the class description. Hans Zimmer can be regarded as the producer that truly establsihed the use of synthesizers in film. The prolific producer has created film scored for over 150 films, and has made impecable film scored for The Rain Man, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar. Considering that as a child he was attaching ... Read more

Mondo Label Shows How They Made Their Liquid-Filled ‘Aliens’ Vinyl

Get this. Mondo, the franchising production company that focuses on the production of movie-related posters, toys and soundtracks, have given a behind-the-scenes look into the making of their quite revolutionary new product: the liquid filled vinyl record made especially for the re-release of the soundtrack to horror movie Aliens. Interesting fact: each copy of that liquid-filled vinyl release took over an hour to make. Mondo dropped the news of their newest release last week, which is to be a 75-copy only special edition of James Horner’s Aliens soundtrack, filled with green blood of the infamous xenomorph. The special edition vinyl was released ... Read more

Interview: Marc Houle

While the global EDM scene still debates the merits of “pressing play,” techno veteran Marc Houle has been wowing audiences for over a decade with a live performance that is constantly evolving night after night, in city after city, at clubs and festivals worldwide. Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, in the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin, Houle’s obsession with electronic sounds goes back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage synthesizers. And while too many electronic artists use their machines as merely tools of convenience, Houle regards ... Read more

Composer John Carpenter To Live Perform For The First Time

John Carpenter, the iconic director and soundtrack composer of movies like Halloween, Escape from New York and cult classic They Live, is going to be performing his oeuvre live for the first time in his life. He will do so at the 2016 All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in Iceland. Next to his soundtracks, Carpenter will also be performing songs from his debut album ‘Lost Themes’.  Carpenter (67) will be performing together with his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, as well as a full live band and a “spectacular stage production”. ‘Lost Themes’ was received with mixed reviews. Andy Beta of ... Read more

Street Fighter II Soundtrack Re-Released On Vinyl

Our gaming hearts skipped a beat when we read about a small production company aiming to give classic game soundtracks a second life, planning to re-release what is viewed by the older generation of gamers as one of the most iconic (and most addictive) fighting games ever made: Street Fighter II. The Japanese production company Brave Wave has made it its mission to “explore the interplay between video games, music, and nostalgia.” That means taking the unpolished soundstrack from nostalgic videogames that we have sweet, sweet memories of, remastering them for the 21st century  and then selling them in incredible ... Read more