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Regarding Susan Sontag: Watch The Tribeca Film Fest Award Winner Tonight On HBO, Soundtrack Coming Soon To iTunes!

Many have missed Sontag’s dissenting voice since her death in 2004. The frequency with which she visited topics like pain, human rights, war and violence suggest she’d have much to contribute to the conversations that whirl around us today and every day. Absent that, at least we have a documentary. –Time Magazine


Regarding Susan Sontag, the new documentary directed by Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival award winner Nancy Kates (Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin), airs tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO (check local listings).  Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack, featuring the score by Emmy-winning composer Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, coming soon to iTunes.

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From Inside Soundtrack Album Gets Vinyl Release

The custom vinyl edition of From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) will be released on January 13 and is now available for pre-order.  The vinyl jacket is a collectible work of art designed and illustrated by the film’s director, John Bergin.

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Pre-order Here: From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Vinyl

We asked John Bergin a few questions about his design.

Do you like designing for vinyl?

It’s nice to see vinyl having a resurgence. Beyond the unique audio qualities of vinyl, I’m really enjoying the custom artwork everyone is doing — Mondo and Invada, for example.  Anything that brings illustration and design to the fore in lieu of overly-photoshopped images is great to see.  The huge 12” x 12” canvas of a record jacket just begs for something special and unique — not to mention the inclusion of inserts, posters, and special treatments like foil stamps and die-cuts.  The renewed interest in vinyl is bringing back the idea that music packaging should be something special — that music’s physical form is something worth discovering and collecting.


Tell us about the package.

From Inside is a double LP.  The jacket is printed with spot colors; a special “double-shot” process. There is also a two-sided full-color insert with exclusive artwork and liner notes.

Please explain “double shot.”

With offset printing, four colors of ink — cyan, magenta, yellow, and black — are combined to make every color.  Some colors are hard to match or look dull using this process.  Spot colors are different.  Instead of mixing four colors to make a new color, single colors of ink are printed one-at-time, kind of like silkscreening.  The From Inside cover has two spot colors: red and black.  The red areas are printed twice.  So the jacket, in a sense, goes through the press once for the red plate, then it goes through a second time printing the red again (a “double shot”). This makes the red thick and vibrant. Vibrant reds are difficult to create with four-color printing.  I wanted the red to look special since there’s a bit of a story behind my choice of the color.

Is it something to do with your concept for the illustration?

Yes. I’ve always loved the way Gary’s album Telekon turned the simple design element of two red stripes into such an overarching concept — an icon. Those two horizontal and vertical stripes became instantly recognizable and connected to Gary [Numan] — echoed, even, in his uniform and live shows of the time.  The From Inside cover is the same color scheme as Telekon: red and black.  The two lines of dripping blood are meant to recall the stripes of Telekon.  So, I wanted the red to be very eye-catching.

I am also paying homage to Tubeway Army.  The cover of the “That’s Too Bad” 1978 vinyl is a two-color illustration (red and black again) of a train coming toward the viewer.

One final reference in my design is a nod to my favorite post-apocalypse film, Road Warrior.  I am playing off the composition of that movie poster: the truck barreling toward the viewer; city in the distance.

Are you working on other vinyl albums?

Yes.  Quite a few planned for 2015.  Stay tuned…


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Own your copy of From Inside: Gary Numan Special Edition the film — available now on DVD.

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From Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD | Pre-order LP


The Rover: David Michôd Film Receives 7 Nominations For 4th Australian Academy Of Cinema & Television Arts Awards Including Best Sound & Best Original Score By Antony Partos & Sam Petty

Congratulations goes to Director David Michôd and the The Rover team, who received seven Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA) Awards nominations.  The AACTA Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars® and the BAFTAs.  Among the seven award nominations are:

  1. Best Direction – David Michôd
  2. Best Sound – Sam Petty, Des Kenneally, Justine Angus, Brooke Trezise, Francis Ward Lindsay and Robert Mackenzie
  3. Best Original Music Score – Antony Partos & Sam Petty
  4. Best Production Design – Jo Ford
  5. Best Lead Actor – Guy Pearce
  6. Best Supporting Actor – Robert Pattinson
  7. Best Supporting Actress – Susan Prior

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

Lakeshore Records: The Rover (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Music By Antony Partos

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The 4th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts Awards will take place on January 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  Go to for more information.

Watch The Rover — available now on digital HD download (rent it on iTunes) & Blu-ray/DVD.                                        

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Playing It Cool Soundtrack Feat. The Score By Jake Monaco Coming Soon, New Film Starring Chris Evans & Michelle Monaghan Opens On Valentine’s Day

Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Playing It Cool, the new film starring Chris Evans (Snowpiercer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Michelle Monaghan (Better Living Through ChemistrySource Code), Luke Wilson (Henry Poole Is Here, My Super Ex-Girlfriend), Topher Grace (Interstellar, Spider-Man 3), Anthony Mackie (Repentance, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Aubrey Plaza (NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Phillip Baker Hall (People Like Us, Magnolia).  The soundtrack features a score by Jake Monaco (Let’s Be Cops, Frozen, Runner, Runner).  Directed by Justin Reardon (Zoltan: The Hungarian Gangster of Love), Playing It Cool opens in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2014.  Stay tuned for more updates on the forthcoming soundtrack!

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This is the story of ME (Evans), a young man disillusioned by love, who meets a breathtaking young woman, HER (Monaghan), at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Only one problem: she’s engaged. Yet, he engages into a platonic relationship to be able to keep seeing her. Like a young Walter Mitty using the power of imagination and wild vignettes, HE will stop at nothing to conquer HER heart.


Playing It Cool Soundtrack Coming Soon From Lakeshore Records

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Playing It Cool opens in theaters on February 14, 2015.



Switch Soundtrack Out Now Feat. The Score By Composer Brian Satterwhite, Watch The Award Winning Documentary Near You

“Switch,” a thorough and sober-minded documentary about the past, present and future of energy.  –Washington Post

Lakeshore Records is pleased to release the soundtrack to Switch, featuring the score by award-winning Composer Brian Satterwhite (Man On A Moon: Richard Garriott’s Road To The Stars, Sushi: The Global Catch) — out now on iTunes.  The CD will be available on February 10.  As part of the Switch Energy ProjectSwitch is a documentary about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.  “Since all of these energy sources are connected, so is the music. I didn’t take a ‘paint-by-numbers’ approach applying a characteristic sound to each idea. They’re all connected so they all share similar sounds,” said Satterwhite.

Directed by Harry Lynch (Ride Around the World, Making the Modern) and featuring energy expert Dr. Scott Tinker, Switch has garnered film festival awards from around the world, including “Best of the Fest” at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, “Official Selection” at the Savannah Film Festival, and “Official Selection” at Life Sciences Film Festival 2014 in Prague, to name a few.  Switch is now screening around the globe: check the Switch Website for a screening coming near you.

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Switch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | CD available 2/10


SWITCH trailer from Arcos Films on Vimeo.

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Switch Soundtrack Available On Lakeshore Records

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Watch Switch at a theater near you or own the Switch 2-Disc DVD today!  The next scheduled screening will be held in March 2015 at the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, Midwest Theatre in Scottsbluff, Nebraska (RSVP on Facebook).