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Soundtrack News: Black Adam Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is Available Now

WaterTower Music is excited to announce the release of the soundtrack to the New Line Cinema action adventure Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson. The first-ever feature film to explore the story of the uncompromising DC antihero comes to the big screen under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”). Earlier this month, prior to this full soundtrack release, WaterTower Music released two of Balfe’s themes from this film, the Black Adam Theme and The Justice Society Theme

“It was exciting to get into the Black Adam theme, and I really wanted to capture his essence as the DC comic book world’s anti-hero,” explained the composer. He went on to note that “this movie is a reintroduction to to the legacy of the Justice Society and I am excited for the public to reacquaint themselves!”

Balfe further elaborated as to his overall musical and philisophical approach to Black Adam:

“My goal was to get the emotion and darkness of the main characters back story across to the audience, whilst simultaneously intertwining the old themes and familiarities of the DC comic book world and introducing a new class of superheroes.” He further noted “One way to bring in the feeling of an ancient world together was to collaborate with traditional instruments from Latin America, India, Africa and the Middle East. A particular highlight for me was a percussion session I did where we enlisted several musicians playing various  traditional instruments together to achieve this specific sound. Further, we had a large brass section across the score to give the weight and power of the main character’s past, which I balanced out with high tempo, more melodic sounds to give the audience that more familiar heroic feel. We also experimented a lot with choir on this project which was able to contribute a unique and classical sound that ties in nicely with Black Adam’s story.”

TRACK LIST

  1. Teth-Adam 
  2. Kahndaq
  3. The Awakening
  4. The Revolution Starts
  5. Introducing the JSA
  6. Shaza-Superman
  7. Our Only Hope
  8. Change Your Name
  9. What Kind of Magic?
  10. Is It the Champion?
  11. Your Enemies
  12. Black Adam Spotted
  13. Not Interested
  14. Just Say Shazam
  15. Ancient Palace
  16. Little Man
  17. Time to Go
  18. Release Him
  19. Father & Son
  20. Black Adam Theme
  21. Fly Bikes
  22. Nanobots
  23. Through the Wall
  24. 23lbs of Eternium 
  25. Is This the End?
  26. It Was Him
  27. Lake Baikal 
  28. Capes and Corpses
  29. Hawkman’s Fate
  30. The JSA Fights Back
  31. A Bad Plan Is a Good Plan
  32. Dr. Fate
  33. Prison Break
  34. Wet Rocks
  35. Not a Hero
  36. The Doctor’s Destiny
  37. Slave Champion
  38. Legions of Hell
  39. The Man in Black
  40. Adam’s Journey
  41. The Justice Society Theme
  42. Black Adam Theme (iZNiiK Remix)
  43. The Justice Society Theme (iZNiiK Remix)

Will you be checking out the soundrack for Black Adam?

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Soundtrack Review: Moss: Book II (2022)

I was recently given the opportunity to listen to the soundtrack for the VR game Moss: Book II that was released earlier this summer. Unfortunately, I was stricken with COVID shortly afterward so that’s why the review is only coming out now.

Moss: Book II was released for Meta Quest II on July 21, 2022. The game is a sequel to the first Moss game, released in 2018. In this game, as in the original, the player controls the Reader and a mouse named Quill who must go on an adventure to save the land.

The soundtrack of this game was composed by Jason Graves and consists of 17 tracks.

“The original Moss holds a very special place in my heart and Moss: Book II is an extremely personal score,” said Jason Graves. “Adding new instruments to the ensemble, I put together a small ‘pub band’ of soloists to underscore Quill’s heroism and heartbreak, and even acquired a beautiful baby grand piano that acts as the heart and soul of the score, performing most cues live on the piano, then adding other instruments to flesh out the themes. I hope this soundtrack takes players back to the magical world of Moss with every listening.”

I haven’t been familiar with either Moss game until now, but I found the soundtrack positively enchanting to listen to. Despite knowing nothing about the game and its story, the music immediately lets me know that this is a magical story I’m experiencing. Jason Graves makes full use of the instruments he’s working with to create an immersive musical experience that wouldn’t be out of place in an open world game. The fact that all of this is for a VR game just shows how far that genre has come.

One detail I absolutely love about the soundtrack for Moss: Book II is how it is centered around the piano. That’s not a sound you frequently hear in the middle of a video game score, compared to how often you hear a symphonic orchestra or electronic music. Being centered around the piano as the music is, it gives the soundtrack a much more intimate sound, fitting since the main character is a mouse.

There’s also an impressively wide range of emotions evoked by this music. While a lot of the music evokes a sense of fantasy and magic, Graves can also swing the pendulum to the other end of the spectrum and create a sense of evil and darkness, all with the same instruments. A brief example of this can be heard in “Torched Wings.”

Moss: Book II has some absolutely lovely music in its soundtrack and I highly recommend checking it out if you get the chance. Even if you can’t play the game itself, the soundtrack is a beautiful musical experience that everyone should hear at least once.

Track List

  1. We Remember You
  2. Unafraid
  3. By My Side
  4. When One Door Shuts
  5. The King’s Glass
  6. To Raise an Army
  7. Glass House
  8. The Starthing’s Way
  9. From the Ashes
  10. Not Welcome Here
  11. The Winter Glass
  12. Serpent Slayer
  13. Unfinished Business
  14. Delivering Justice
  15. Tylan’s Domain
  16. Torched Wings
  17. Letting Go

I hope you get the chance to check out the music for Moss: Book II.

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Soundtrack News: ‘Samaritan’ Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Now

Lakeshore Records released Samaritan—Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring music by Jed Kurzel and Kevin Kiner, digitally on August 26. The pulsating score merges menacing electronics with dark orchestration to provide an ominous backdrop to the vigilante-themed thriller. Samaritan is an MGM film directed by Julius Avery with a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut and starring Sylvester Stallone. The film premieres exclusively on Prime Video globally starting August 26.

Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.

Says Kiner:

“I’ve always loved collaborating with other composers and my experience with Jed Kurzel has been one of my favorite associations thus far. I believe you will find an extremely unique unorthodox sound as you listen to the Samaritan soundtrack. This is a goal I always set out to achieve when I am composing, but pulling off a truly fresh vibe and palette is easier said than done. I hope you have as much fun listening as we did working on this rollicking ride!”

Track List

01. Samaritan Vs Nemesis

02. Walking Home

03. Cyrus Arrives

04. Graphite Bombs

05. Sam Rescued

06. Beaten and Delivered

07. Back Scar

08. Heist

09. Wall of Sam

10. Car Hit

11. Nemesis Nightmare

12. The Talk

13. Hostage

14. Samaritan Lives

15. War Path

16. Bad Guy

17. Warehouse Battle

18. Wipe City Dark

19. Cyrus Vs Nemesis

20. We Got This

21. Good and Bad

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Soundtrack News: Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & The Internet (Soundtrack From the Netflix Series) is Available Now

 Netflix is excited to announce the release of Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet (Soundtrack From the Netflix Series) with music by composer John Dragonetti. The 21-track album is available now on major digital platforms.

Dragonetti created a unique soundscape using an antique piano, creating interesting percussive sounds, as well as an old metal fan, hitting it to create a reverb. Those sounds were the basis for a lot of the drum tracks in the score. Director Brian Knappenberger gave Dragonetti a lot of creative freedom, allowing him to experiment in new and exciting ways.

“A lot of the music doesn’t sound like your usual documentary score. I got a lot of inspiration from music and bands that I’ve loved over the years that aren’t necessarily film music…channeling psychedelic textures with post punk and 80s British synth music,” says Dragonetti.

Director Brian Knappenberger says of the score, “John Dragonetti’s stunning soundtrack for Web of Make Believe is an explosion of musicality that lands us – poignantly – in the sweet spot of this age of chaotic misinformation. Experimental but familiar, it is a drumbeat for humans searching for truth in the technological whirlwind. And like the high note you barely hear at first but becomes more present, there is hope. After all we are emotional creatures stepping into the void of an uncertain future, but it’s going to be okay.”

From Oscar-winning executive producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind”), this docuseries helmed by acclaimed director Brian Knappenberger (“The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez”) tells harrowing true stories of the internet age.

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet (Soundtrack From the Netflix Series)

Tracklisting – 

1. I Am Trying to Forgive (2:52)

2. Cheers From the Bazement (Main Title) (1:59)

3. Gored Tutor (1:49)

4. Mod Chip Scam (2:23)

5. Adelina (3:11)

6. Unanswered Questions (2:13)

7. Floppy Disk (Prelude) (1:24)

8. Floppy Disk (2:19)

9. A Name and a Face (3:34)

10. Loving Yourself (1:58)

11. In the Land of Make Believe (3:15)

12. Before You Die (2:43)

13. No School Today (2:32)

14. Death Index Gold (3:15)

15. Caught in a Metal Fan (2:33)

16. Without Any Consequences (0:50)

17. Pleasant Sadness (2:25)

18. The Lull (1:23)

19. I Remember Waking Up (1:06)

20. Star Chaser (2:24)

21. Burning Castle (2:56)

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Soundtrack News: Summering (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Available Now

Madison Gate Records is excited to announce the release of Summering (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with music by Drum & Lace. Coinciding with the film’s release, the 23-track album is available today, August 12, on major digital streaming platforms.

The evocative score is a mix of real and synthesized voice, layers of lush synths, plucky and resonant bells, and solo strings and piano. The music perfectly captures the feelings and emotion of the last weekend of summer, as well as supports the timelessness that the movie possesses and puts forth.

Drum & Lace, aka Sofia degli Alessandri-Hultquist, is an artist and composer from Florence, Italy. Her music has been described as being genre-fluid and having a “chameleon-like nature” (A Closer Listen), melding together sampled field recordings, lush layers of synths, chamber instruments and electronic beats. She draws inspiration from film music, music concrete and nature to create textural electronica, often blending unlikely sounds with one another. 

“Creating the score for this film and getting to work with this team was so wonderful and felt so familiar from the start – there was little hesitation on my end as to what I thought a good palette could be to help support the picture. Director James (Ponsoldt), editor Darrin (Navarro), and I seemed on the same page from the start, and the way James talked about the film resonated deeply with me,” said Drum & Lace.

About Summering:

As their last summer before middle school comes to a close, four best friends face the uncertainties of growing up and embark on their biggest adventure yet.

Summering was an Official Sundance Film Festival Selection in 2022.

Summering (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tracklisting – 

1. Summer Lawns (1:28)

2. Last Weekend of Summer (1:26)

3. End of Summertime Girls (4:32)

4. That Can’t Be Real (0:59)

5. Loose Lips Sink Ships (1:58)

6. Burning Lavender (1:44)

7. You Found Him (2:25)

8. This Is on Us (0:52)

9. Your Colors Are Off (1:00)

10. 100 Feet (0:49)

11. Somebody’s Going to See (2:05)

12. Fine, Pick Him Up (0:52)

13. Laters (1:14)

14. Hands Like Leaves (2:01)

15. Who’s There (1:41)

16. He Had A Family (0:54)

17. The Stuff We Used to Say (1:33)

18. A Séance (3:13)

19. Unexpected Visitor (3:35)

20. Where Have You Been (0:51)

21. You’re a Good One (1:27)

22. Murmurations (2:35)

23. Our Tree (2:50)

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Soundtrack News: Thirteen Lives (Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Available Now

Milan Records is excited to announce the release of the Thirteen Lives (Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by composer Benjamin Wallfisch. This 15-track album is available now, on all major digital platforms and the film is available to stream now exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Golden Globe, BAFTA, 2x Grammy, Emmy and 5x World Soundtrack Award nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on over 80 feature films, collaborating with directors including Ron Howard, Ted Melfi, Andy Muschietti, Christopher Nolan, David F. Sandberg, Leigh Whannell, Gore Verbinski, and Denis Villeneuve. His upcoming projects include Ron Howard’s THIRTEEN LIVES for MGM / Amazon and Andy Muschietti’s THE FLASH for DC / Warner Bros.

Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave during an unexpected rainstorm. Faced with insurmountable odds, a team of the world’s most skilled and experienced divers – uniquely able to navigate the maze of flooded, narrow cave tunnels – join with Thai forces and more than 10,000 volunteers to attempt a harrowing rescue of the twelve boys and their coach. With impossibly high stakes and the entire world watching, the group embarks on their most challenging dive yet, showcasing the limitlessness of the human spirit in the process.

Wallfisch spent three months working almost daily with director Ron Howard. Of their work together, Howard said:

“Music has always played a vital role in my films, often times serving as a character itself. It was important to us that the music in Thirteen Lives helped us to further embody the Thai culture and create that key element of suspense. My vision for the score was for it to set a tone that was chilling, while also subtle and distinctive. Ben delivers on all those elements, and his score for the film is remarkable. I’m thrilled for audiences to enjoy the experience of listening to it.”

Wallfisch added: 

“The responsibility of finding a musical analogue for this story of unimaginable heroism, without over-dramatizing or trivializing the true events, and of course incorporating the complex and rich musical heritage of the region, was a unique challenge, and one I couldn’t have done without the incredible collaborative spirit Ron has. An honor of a lifetime.”

Some of the finest classical and folk musicians in Thailand were featured in the score, but Wallfisch also hired cello and piano soloists from the UK, as a way to bring two musical cultures together in the spirit of international collaboration that was so essential to the rescue effort.

The score is also at times very experimental, manipulating instruments to make them sound as if they are being warped under water, and with the percussion of the ticking clock being made from samples of the scraping, tapping, and air escape from oxygen canisters, alongside many other unusual score concepts.

THIRTEEN LIVES (AMAZON ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)

TRACKLISTING – 

1. Thirteen Lives (3:51)

2. Tham Luang (2:36)

3. Rain (2:44)

4. Flood (1:01)

5. Dive (3:50)

6. Navy SEALs (3:33)

7. Oxygen (2:15)

8. Prayer (4:18)

9. Track 9 (4:19)

10. First Customer (1:15)

11. White Umbrella (3:23)

12. Everyone Leaves Today (4:35)

13. All But One (2:05)

14. Reunion (3:16)

15. Soh Long Nan (2:53)

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Soundtrack News: ‘Inu-Oh’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

Milan Records has released the Inu-Oh (Original Soundtrack), an album of music from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa’s latest animated feature about a duo of classical Japanese dance theater performers who take medieval Japan by storm when they begin infusing their traditional performances with a taste of glam-rock. 

Available everywhere now, the album features both instrumental score music and original Japanese vocal tracks written by pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and turntablist Otomo Yoshihide. A consummate artist whose experience includes everything from experimental noise music and improvised jazz to contemporary classical and avant-garde pop, Otomo Yoshihide was well-equipped to capture the anachronistic quality of the film’s music, which ranges from traditional score numbers featuring the classical Japanese biwa to modern rock operettas with vocals by Inu-Oh character voice actors Avu-chan (of QUEEN BEE) and Mirai Moriyama.

ABOUT INU-OH

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.

Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.

INU-OH (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK)

TRACKLISTING –

  1. Birth – Otomo Yoshihide
  2. A Thousand Biwa Players – Otomo Yoshihide
  3. Journey – Otomo Yoshihide
  4. Dengaku – Otomo Yoshihide
  5. Masked Creature – Otomo Yoshihide
  6. Growth – Otomo Yoshihide
  7. Encounter – Otomo Yoshihide
  8. Prayer – Otomo Yoshihide
  9. Divine Sword – Otomo Yoshihide
  10. Soliloquy – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan)**
  11. Ghosts of the Heike Clan – Otomo Yoshihide 
  12. INU-OH I – Tomoichi (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
  13. Burial Mound of Arms – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan)**
  14. INU-OH II – Tomoichi (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
  15. The Whale – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan)**
  16. Viewing the Cherry Blossoms – Otomo Yoshihide
  17. Sinister Designs – Otomo Yoshihide
  18. INU-OH III – Tomoari (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
  19. Dragon Commander – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan) & Tomoari (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
  20. Ending Theme – Otomo Yoshihide

**Denotes vocal track

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Soundtrack News: ‘Bullet Train’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

Milan Records has released BULLET TRAIN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE) with music by composer Dominic Lewis. 

Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Lewis for the action-thriller film starring Brad Pitt as Ladybug. Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2), the film is a nonstop thrill ride, with Lewis’ compositions to match. Working in close collaboration with Leitch, Lewis crafted an expansive soundscape covering a wide range of genres and styles, each tailored to the dynamic onscreen story and its cast of characters. 

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.


Of the soundtrack, composer Dominic Lewis had the following to say:

“I really tried to approach this score as some form of concept album, asking myself, ‘What is the perfect needle drop for each moment that tells story and weaves in out of the movie’s arcs, disguised as a song but doing the job of score?’ ‘What if you were flicking through an old vinyl collection and found an obscure ‘70s record, used that for your samples on your album?’ That was the idea for the Bullet Train score, only I had to create that record before approaching each scene.” Speaking of his experience working with director David Leitch, Lewis continues, “A blank canvas can often be accompanied with instructions of which paints to use and where. Not with David. Without his trust, vision, and a collaborative experience that is second-to-none, the stars wouldn’t have aligned to create this gonzo, badass score. I hope audiences have as much fun listening to it as I did making it.”

BULLET TRAIN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE)

TRACKLISTING –

1. The White Death

2. All Aboard

3. Prince

4. A Modern Plague

5. Royally F#*cked

6. MacGyver

7. Yuichi

8. Toilet Talk

9. Tang Fight

10. Daddy Issues

11. Fructose Overdose

12. The Hornet Stings

13. Bubbles

14. You’re the Diesel

15. Backpack

16. Polythene Pam

17. Tentomushi

18. Kyoto Eki

19. Dochka

20. Mr. Death

21. Anuvva Bruvva

22. Make or Brake

23. Not Carver

24. Fate

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Soundtrack News: Paper Girls Original Series Soundtrack Available Now

Milan Records has released PAPER GIRLS (AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK), an album of music by Bobby Krlic for Amazon Studios’ new series based on the best-selling graphic novels.

 Available everywhere now, the project is the latest in multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Bobby Krlic’s extensive resume, which includes both critically-acclaimed, award-winning film, television and gaming scores as well as a successful career releasing music as The Haxan Cloak and working alongside artists like Björk, Father John Misty, Khalid, Troye Sivan and more.

Set in 1988, Paper Girls tells the story of four girls caught in the midst of a war between time travelers and transported to the year 2019 where they set out on a high-stakes journey to return to their present and change the course of their future. Throughout the album’s 17 tracks, Krlic has crafted a dark and atmospheric soundscape that straddles the series’ two timelines, utilizing foreboding synths and tension-building instrumentation to capture the thrilling onscreen story. All eight episodes of Paper Girls are available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the soundtrack, composer Bobby Krlic had the following to say:

“The world of Paper Girls is something I’ve wanted to explore musically for a long time. It was such a pleasure to have something so rich and nuanced to work to and be inspired by. I wanted to encapsulate the spirit of youth, not only in its boundless energy, but the naivety, trepidation and exploration that comes with the transitory period of childhood. The show and the performances encapsulate that beautifully, and it’s my hope that the music will do the same.”

ABOUT PAPER GIRLS

In the early morning hours after Halloween 1988, four paper girls—Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ—are out on their delivery route when they become caught in the crossfire between warring time-travelers, changing the course of their lives forever. Transported into the future, these girls must figure out a way to get back home to the past, a journey that will bring them face-to-face with the grown-up versions of themselves. While reconciling that their futures are far different than their 12-year-old selves imagined, they are being hunted by a militant faction of time-travelers known as the Old Watch, who have outlawed time travel so that they can stay in power. In order to survive, the girls will need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other, and themselves. 

PAPER GIRLS (AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK)

TRACKLISTING –

1. Something’s Not Right

2. The Girls

3. You Travelled 

4. Capital Offence

5. Watching, Secretly

6. Child Soldiers

7. Young Missy

8. We Were Chosen

9. Batteries Not Included

10. We Do It Better

11. Dead Ringers

12. KJ’s Discovery

13. Up Till Dawn

14. Worth a Shit

15. Time Rip

16. A Great Year For Music

17. Get Your Baseball Bat

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Soundtrack News: ‘The Good Neighbor’ Soundtrack is Available Now From Scoring Records International

Scoring Records International has released the The Good Neighbor (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with music by Enis Rotthoff (Guns AkimboThe Sunlit NightWetlands, Love Sarah) on all major digital platforms. The film is available now in select theaters and digital platforms.

Directed by Stephan Rick, the film unfolds during a nightmarish evening for neighbors David (Luke Kleintank) and Robert (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) when they accidentally hit a woman on her bike with their car and flee the scene. While David is increasingly plagued by feelings of guilt, Robert shows no remorse and becomes overbearing and possessive. When David meets Vanessa (Eloise Smyth), the victim’s sister, he submits to a reckless passion and underlying sense of redemption before realizing Robert will do unspeakable things to protect their secret.

Enis Rotthoff is a German composer who splits time between Los Angeles and Berlin. His passion for scoring films with his orchestral mastery and cutting-edge electronic sounds, has made him a leading voice for cinematic music in Germany and has contributed to his growing international reputation. Through his focus on close collaborations with filmmakers, he is able to build true cinematic concepts providing a unique musical language for each film he scores. 

Rotthoff’s score injects retro electronic sounds with a classical string ensemble. Together with director Stephan Rick, Enis Rotthoff wanted to honor the thriller genre with exciting and lush string compositions while adding contemporary electronic and experimental elements.

The album was recorded with the Budapest Art Orchestra and showcases a 42-piece string ensemble and solo cellist Marianna Pleszkan. In order to add to the warmth of the orchestra Rotthoff opted for analogue synthesizers and partly mashed their performance up with today’s electronics and technology. On the string composition side Rotthoff tried to channel a retro thriller mindset. On the electronic side his approach was more radical and chaotic. He experimented with custom string instruments, electronic guitars and analogue synthesizers running them through effects and distorting them, adding textures, atmospheres, and impactful pulses to the music.

TRACKLIST

1. The Good Neighbor 3:41

2. Welcome to Riga 2:47

3. Vanishing Evidence 1:46

4. Visions 1:54

5. You Hit Something 3:01

6. Excursion 2:11

7. Vanessa and David 1:45

8. Wrong Caller 1:29

9. Romantic Detour 1:11

10. Midnight Stalker 1:42

11. Final Triangle 3:22

12. Waves Of Worry 2:04

13. Equal Disappointment 1:37

14. Telling Some Truth 1:39

15. Going Fishing 1:19

16. The Bad Neighbor 1:24

17. Do Not Ruin Us 3:03

18. Vanessa´s Journey 1:37

19. A Beautiful Moment 1:49

20. Dark Triad 1:57

21. Cause and Effect 1:29

22. Sleeping Vanessa 1:17

23. Relief And Sorrow 2:12

24. Tin Soldier 1:06

25. The Neighbor Suite 3:42

26. Forever United feat. Ezra de Zeus 2:22

27. Afterparty Cruise 2:38

28. Janine And David 4:02

29. Let Us Be Friends 4:53

30. We Are in This Together 5:08

31. Back To Robert 3:56

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