From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Director John Bergin Reveals The Mystery Of The Film’s Leviathan

This fall, Lakeshore Records will release the DVD of the film, From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition, scored by music icon Gary Numan and Music Producer Ade Fenton. The key art was created by the film’s writer/director, John Bergin, a veteran illustrator and writer who has spent his career pushing the boundaries in the comic book, animation, and screenwriting worlds.

Film Music Daily caught up with Mr. Bergin to ask a few questions about the From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition movie poster.

Lakeshore Records: From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Key Art From The Film

The poster depicts a scene from the movie?

Yes.  The giant bio-mechanical creature featured in the illustration is called The Leviathan. You could say that it represents inevitability.  Like death, it is a massive unstoppable force barreling down on the story’s heroine, Cee.  It is completely indifferent to her plight.  Through most of the story, The Leviathan looks like what you see in the poster, but it transforms near the end of the story when Cee realizes inevitability isn’t necessarily dark.  It’s just nature.  Life.

How did you create the artwork?

Like every image in the film, I started with the original art from the graphic novel; a 14” x 17” charcoal drawing on illustration board with oil glazes.  I scan the originals and work over them digitally.  Photoshop, Maya, Cinema 4D, etc.

Lakeshore Records: Key Art Poster, From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition Film

Have you made other movie posters?  Do you enjoy this sort of work?

Yes, I’ve made many, many posters!  I’ve designed and illustrated hundreds of book and album covers.  Movie posters are very similar to making book covers and album covers. The challenge is to distill a story or concept into a single image.  Sometimes it’s a certain scene, sometimes it’s a single design element — like a color or a logo — that sums up an entire listening experience or a complex story.  On one hand you need to give the audience a clear indication of what they’re in for; on the other hand, I love making album covers and posters that tweak expectations with unexpected elements.  It could be a typeface or tone that, at first glance, seems completely out of place, but rewards the viewer with a nice “A-ha! Now, I get it!” moment after experiencing the story or music.

Related: From Inside Returns With A Special Edition Film Score

What are you working on now?

I have a new comic coming out soon. It’s called Wednesday. The book is being scored with two soundtrack albums by Geno Lenardo (Filter) and Daniel Davies (Year Long Disaster), who recently did the soundtrack for I, Frankenstein.

Where can we see more of your work?

I have a little gallery at stompbox13.com. You can check out my books there, too.

From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition scored by Gary Numan and Ade Fenton will premiere Fall 2014.  Stay tuned for more updates!

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Lakeshore Records To Release NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Soundtrack, Season One & Two Score By Brian Reitzell

Brian Reitzell’s score for HANNIBAL is the greatest TV scoring job since Angelo Badalamenti’s TWIN PEAKS.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, editor-in-chief at rogerebert.com, and the television critic for NYMag.com. 

Lakeshore Records is pleased to announce our collaboration with Brian Reitzell, composer of NBC’s critically acclaimed series, Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter.  Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack albums for both Season One and Season Two of the TV series.  

Brian Reitzell is well known as the go-to Music Supervisor and musical collaborator on the films of Sofia Coppola such as Lost In TranslationThe Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring.  He is also known for his unique work as a composer on the film 30 Days of Night and the Starz television series Boss, featuring rare performances by Mark Holis (Talk Talk) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) as well as a reworking of “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” by Robert Plant and Band Of Joy. 

Lakeshore Records: Composer Brian Reitzell

In addition to his current television score work on Hannibal, Mr. Reitzell scored Watch Dogs a video game/soundtrack for Ubisoft Games, and released a solo album titled  Auto Music through Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound. 

Hannibal Season One, Volumes 1 & 2 will be available digitally on Tuesday, August 5th.  Hannibal Season Two, Volumes 1 & 2 will be released digitally on Tuesday, September 2nd, just in time for the Hannibal Season Two DVD release on Tuesday, September 9th.  CD release dates and track listings will be announced shortly!

Watch our interview with Brian Reitzell on his score for Starz’s Boss television series.

Read about more soundtrack composers on Lakeshore Records’ Composer Interviews page.

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Happy Birthday Benedict Cumberbatch! Don’t Miss Emmy Nominated ‘Sherlock’ Actor In ‘The Fifth Estate’ & ‘Creation’

Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch!  The British actor is having an amazing year: with an Emmy nomination for his role in BBC’s Sherlock on his resume, and being cast in some of the juiciest movies and TV series over the past 10 years, there’s no denying this actor is on fire.  And, if you need more Cumberbatch in your life, treat yourself to a double feature in honor of his birthday weekend: snag these soundtracks released by Lakeshore RecordsThe Fifth Estate (rent the movie on iTunes), scored by Carter Burwell (A Serious Man, Burn After Reading, FurIn BrugesSeven Psychopaths), and Creation (rent the movie on iTunes) scored by Christopher Young (Drag Me To Hell, Exorcism of Emily RoseThe Rum DiarySleepwalking, The GiftThe Uninvited, Untraceable).

Press Review: The Fifth Estate.

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The Fifth Estate (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Creation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

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Now On Netflix: ‘Hit & Run’ Is A Summer Romance Comedy For Car Enthusiasts | Download The Soundtrack!

If you haven’t experienced Hit & Run (watch it on Netflix), the 700-horsepower supercharged comedy starring Dax Shepard (NBC’s Parenthood, Idiocracy) and Kristen Bell (PulseScream 4), then you’re in for a treat.  Coupled with an equally energetic soundtrack, released by Lakeshore Records, the movie will be that summer amusement ride — embodied in a movie — that you’ve been waiting for.  The bonus of seeing Bradley Cooper (The Words, Midnight Meat Train) play a bad guy in dreadlocks and a pill-popping Kristin Chenoweth (Deck The Halls, Fox’s Glee), is all just part of the adventure.

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Hit & Run (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

 

Related: 7 Must-Watch Car Chase Movies For Mad Max Fans 

Emmy Nominations 2014: Bryan Cranston, Lena Headey, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Billy Bob Thornton +More Are Named – See The Nominees List!

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations are in, kicking off a month-plus of anticipation and speculation before the awards ceremony, hosted this year by Seth Myers.  Take a look at our partial nominees list which underscore Lakeshore Records soundtracks in association with the actors.  Who are you rooting for this year?

Lakeshore Records: Bryan Cranston in "Drive"

Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Partial List)

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”(Stars in Drive.)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (Stars in Howl.)
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (Stars in Defendor and Rampart.)
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (Stars in Mud and The Lincoln Lawyer.)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Partial List)

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Stars in Save The Date.)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (Stars in Standup Guys.)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (Stars in Peeples.)

Lead Actor, Comedy (Partial List)

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Stars in Reign Over Me.)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Stars in The Sessions.)

Lead Actress, Comedy (Partial List)

Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (Stars in The Heat.)

Supporting Actress, Drama (Partial List)

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” (Stars in The Cave.)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (Stars in Drive and I Don’t Know How She Does It.)

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Partial List)

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Stars in The Fifth Estate.)
Billy Bob Thorton, “Fargo” ( Stars in FasterThe Informers and The Ice Harvest.)
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (Stars in Zodiac.)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Partial List)

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (Stars in Bonneville.)

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie (Partial List)

Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (Stars in Untraceable.)

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie (Partial List)

Kathy Bates (Stars in Bonneville.)

Guest Actress, Comedy (Partial List)

Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live” (Stars in Megamind.)
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live” (Stars in The Heat.)
Joan Cusack, “Shameless” (Stars in Arlington Road.)

Read the full list of nominees at Variety.  The 66th Primetime Emmys will air on Saturday, August 25 on NBC.

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Halle Berry Makes The Call In ‘Extant,’ New CBS Sci-Fi Series

If you’ve been following Halle Berry‘s career, then you know her new sci-fi series on CBS, Extant, is a natural progression from her work in Cloud Atlas.  You’ll also know that Ms. Berry is no stranger to playing roles in thrillers.  Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack to The Call, a film scored by John Debney (Walk of ShameDraft Day) and stars Berry in a riveting role of a 911-dispatcher who decides to face her fears and go above and beyond her call of duty in order to save a young girl, played by Abigail Breslin (Perfect Sisters, Little Miss Sunshine).  The bone-chilling score doesn’t let you lose that sense of uneasiness until the end.

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The Call (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

“The series, as we’ve known so far, will center on a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family, when she returns home after a year on a solo mission in space; her arrival back on earth comes with the realization that she’s carrying what is likely an alien baby (or something).”  (Read the full story at the Indie Wire blog).

Extant premieres tonight at 9/8C on CBS.

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The Evolution Of DJ David Rolas: Cranking Up The Tunes From Radio To The Silver Screen | Download ‘Walk Of Shame’ (More Music From The Motion Picture)

Lakeshore Records recently caught up with DJ David Rolas of LA 96.3 FM.  He’s a fixture on the airwaves who established himself early on in music producing and spinning for some of the hottest clubs in Los Angeles.  And, that’s not all.  From acting in Jason Statham movies (Crank and Crank: High Voltage) to cultivating talent, DJ Rolas’ passion for music is apparent.  His music can be found on the Lakeshore Records releases, Crank (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and the new Walk of Shame (More Music From The Motion Picture) soundtrack.  Mr. Rolas spoke more in-depth about why music plays such a major role in his life.

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Crank: iTunes | Buy CD

Tell us about your involvement in “Walk of Shame” and the “Crank” movies.

While working at Latino 96.3 FM in L.A., one of my co-worker’s (Ignacio “Nachin” Sandoval) approached me about an email he received about working on a film already in production.  I did the song “Adrenalina” as an original production for Crank, produced by Beat Machines (Jimi Barrz, Lester Mendoza, and I).  I invited the rap duo 10 West (Big Rob & Young Cash), to join me on the record.  We ended up shooting a video for “Adrenalina” out in the desert, at a Joshua Tree farm, directed by none other than Mark Nevaldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of the film.  It was incredible.  Aside from “Adrenalina,” two more recordings: “La Fiesta ft. J-Roc” and “It Don’t Stop (No Me Pueden Parar)” also made it onto the film.  A couple of years later, I was asked to appear in Crank 2: High Voltage and record another song, this time around a Norteño music record called “La Noche.”

For Walk of Shame, I got a chance to really work with my new production team Fi-Ya House Music (Edward “Choko” Cortez, Robert “Klyd” Ortiz & Joe “El Conguerro” Castello) featuring a New Colombian artist by the name of Colombia (David “Colombia” Alfonso) to test ourselves on making a record that was catchy yet live.  And that was fun.

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Walk of Shame (More Music From The Motion Picture): iTunes

You’re a great advocate for new music artists.  Tell us about your connection to OG Bachata.

Oscar Guillen a.k.a. OG Bachata is the first artist that I’ve ever decided to help manage fully as an artist.  Oscar is one of the newest Bachata sensations out right now doing incredible things.  Aside from being one of the few Mexican American Bachata singers in the business, he has one of the most incredible voices and bands that I’ve ever seen perform live.  He puts his heart and soul into what he does and so does his band.  You have to listen to his Bachata rendition of “My Girl” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; it’s incredible.  Also, his interpretation of “No Podras” by Christian Castro.  But OG is still an artist in his own nature.  He works very closely with Bobby Verduzco, son of Roberto Verduzco of “Industria Del Amor”; and with a team of independent musicians that still have that spark for creating new music.

Lakeshore Records: DJ David Rolas in studio.

How has Latino radio changed over the years?

The fans of Latin Urban Music are all still there; Latin Urban Radio isn’t.  However, because of all the new technology available now, you can make your own radio station on your cell phone.  And that’s a great thing.  Remember though, that there is still a generation of people out there that value AM/FM radio.  Some of the biggest records out now are still getting broken on college and local radio stations.  Latino radio needs a face-lift.  It’s about the voice of the people, the sound of the streets, no matter what style of music it might be.

What is popular right now in Latino music? 

Urban Bachata, Latin Reggae, Moombahton, Island Music, Boleros Urbanos, Latin Hip Hop, Dub Step, TRAP, and maybe a few more fusions like Cumbia Reggae, Tropical Urban music (like Merengue Electronico, Reggaetton Callejero, and Salsa Urbana). Anything with sabor!

What are you working on?

I’m actually in the process of working on my next album [with my producers] which would be number seven.  We are still looking for that great album: the one that makes the world smile when they’re down.; the one that makes us dance when we don’t want to; the one that makes us feel good when we don’t; and, that one that says everything that I wanted to say when nothing else could.

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Congratulations Keke Palmer, The Youngest Talk Show Host In History!

Lakeshore Records congratulates Keke Palmer (Hello Kitty – Hello World) on the premiere of her new talk show, Just Keke, this week on BET.  She is the youngest talk show host in history; Ms. Palmer turns 21 this August.  You may remember her in the title role, Akeela and the Bee and the TV movie, The Trip to Bountiful.  

Preview the full Hello Kitty – Hello World album on iTunes, which features Keke Palmer singing the Hello Kitty Theme!  Check out the music video for “Do You Really Wanna” from Hello Kitty – Hello World performed by Cori Yarckin.

Just Keke airs weekdays at 5PM Pacific/4PM Central on BET.  Share your thoughts on her new show in the comments below.

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Now On Netflix: The Coen Brothers Team Up Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman & Colin Firth For ‘Gambit’

Catch the Coen Brothers film Gambit now on Netflix, and grab the soundtrack by Lakeshore Records. Scored by Rolfe Kent (Reign Over Me, Thank You For Smoking, The Hunting Party), with music from Robby Armstrong, Peggy Lee and Moe Brandy, the classy soundtrack is a smart, sassy and groovy accompaniment to this modern take on the 1966 film (which starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine), is an easy watch for the Independence Day weekend.

Read more on Gambit.

If you’re going to con your boss, who happens to be an eccentric multi-millionaire (played deliciously by Alan Rickman), hiring the effervescent Cameron Diaz to help make it happen could be the best choice ever, unless of course, the boss is superbly charming and Diaz’s (“PJ”) happens to be a dead ringer for his deceased wife. With the disgruntled art collector (Colin Firth) driving the heist, hilarity is sure to ensue.  Also not to be missed: Stanley Tucci’s arty “German” character.

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Gambit (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes

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Video: Watch The Official Album Preview For John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons’ ‘Organ Donor Blues’ | Download Now

“A taut, crisp production; rich, full-bodied songs with strong arrangements, brass, backing singers – even a guest appearance from the now-legendaryAlejandro Escovedo adds up to a beefy pop album that’s full of melody and warmth.” Read the full review at Pop Dose.

Out now: watch the official album preview video for “Organ Donor Blues” by John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, an artist album released by Lakeshore Records.  The album features music legend Alejandro Escovedo.  Recently, Frontman John Velghe gave Lakeshore Records the scoop on how he and Escovedo ended up collaborating via his guest post on Film Music Daily.

Lakeshore Records: John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons "Organ Donor Blues" Cover

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John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons: Organ Donor Blues

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