Ry Cooder, House Of Lords, Raiders of the lost Dub, The Descendants, Ennio Morricone, and more.
“I'm used to music as a tool, taking the various elements, and then making something completely new out of them. And writing film music is the perfect opportunity to do that because you can look at the film and then just let your imagination soar.” - Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder's 1992 Trespass film score was heavily influenced by experimental jazz, mixing that with tones from modern instruments. A rock classic we're releasing this week is House Of Lords' Demons Down, which is loaded with terrific sing-along melodic rock tracks. Raiders of the lost Dub is a fantastic collection of dub pieces by Black Uhuru, Junior Delgado, Wailing Souls, The Paragons, and others. For our soundtrack lovers we have two wonderful new At The Movies releases. The first Is The Descendants, which was exclusively recorded with music by Hawaii artists. Thanks to its many in-depth qualities, Alla Scoperta Dell`America should satisfy fans of Ennio Morricone's work. Besides we have three rereleases on coloured vinyl: Mad Max: Fury Road (flaming vinyl), Pete Rock & Cl Smooth's Mecca & The Soul Brother (silver vinyl), and Tedeschi Trucks Band's Revelator (flaming vinyl).
Mad Max: Fury Road'sepic score is written by Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, a Grammy nominated and multi-Platinum producer, musician, and composer. Junkie XL's versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well as in the vanguard of exciting new film composers.
Alla Scoperta Dell`America is a 1977 tv documentary dedicated to a puppet builder that represented the travel of Columbus to America.
Revelator is the debut studio album from the 11-piece Tedeschi-Trucks Band. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.
Demons Down is the third studio album by American hard rock band House of Lords. Like their predecessors, this album is just loaded with terrific sing-along melodic rock tracks.
With a cover inspired by John Williams' incredible soundtrack album “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” you couldn't go wrong. And indeed, this is a wonderful collection of dub pieces. Think about Black Uhuru, Junior Delgado, Wailing Souls, and The Paragons.
Mecca And The Soul Brother from 1992 is considered by fans and critics as one of the finesthip hop albums of the early 90s. Songs like "Lots of Lovin"and"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" have everything: funky basslines and lots of soul.Producer Pete Rock built his beats from obscure R&B, funk and jazz records and CL Smooth added his sometimes philosophical raps.
Director Alexander Payne chose to fill his movie exclusively with music by Hawaii artists — much of it from existing recordings. Most of it created by acknowledged masters of the genre, both modern and classical Gabby Pahinui (known as "Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar"), Ray Kane, Keola Beamer, Lena Machado, and Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, among others.
The film score to the 1992 film Trespass was performed by Ry Cooder and Jim Keltner, along with Jon Hassell. It was heavily influenced by experimental jazz, mixing that with tones from modern instruments.