Category Archives: Scores

The Grandmaster Soundtrack- Music by Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Méchaly

The Soundtrack to The Grandmaster is coming soon- featuring score by legendary composer Shigeru Umebayashi, and Nathaniel Méchaly.

The Grandmaster is the new film from legendary director Wong Kar Wai who has previously partnered with composer Shigeru Umebayashi on “In The Mood For Love,” “2046” and “My Blueberry Nights.”

Shigeru Umebayashi is also know for his classic scores to the films “Curse Of the Golden Flower,” “Fearless,” Days Of Grace, House of Flying Daggers and more.

Album Available Online Tuesday August 20th. – Pre-Order it now

FIlm Opens In Theaters Friday August 23rd 

null

The Grandmaster Album Track Listing:

01. Main Theme I – Opening – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
02. Main Theme II – Dreaming of the 64 Hands – Shigeru Umebayashi
03. Love Theme I – Shigeru Umebayashi
04. Love Theme II – Shigeru Umebayashi
05. Beijing Opera – Si Lang Tan Mu – Traditional
06. The Gold Pavilion – Shigeru Umebayashi
07. Manchuria Express – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
08. Action 150 – Vichaya Vatanasapt, Traithep Wongpaiboon & Nathaniel Mechaly
09. Sorekara Epilogue I – Kokuhaku – Shigeru Umebayashi
10. Moyou (from the film “Sorekara”) – Shigeru Umebayashi
11. Opium – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
12. Casta Diva (from the opera “Norma”) – Vinenzo Bellini
13. Main Theme IV – The Sacrifice – Shigeru Umebayashi & Nathaniel Mechaly
14. La Donna Romantica – Ennio Morricone
15. Once Upon a Time in America: Deborah’s Theme – Ennio Morricone
16. Manchurian Bolero – Nathaniel Mechaly & Shigeru Umebayashi

The Grandmaster is the story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee.

Interview with The Spectacular Now composer Rob Simonsen

Check out this interview from FilmMusicMag.com with The Spectacular Now composer Rob Simonsen:

Simonsen’s subtly captivating music is totally in the headspace of these two characters, the hilarious boozy-brass opening of “Spectacular Now” gradually getting past the humor to reveal its drifting self in beautiful washes of melancholy melody. For “The Way Way Back,” an alternately lyrical and bouncy guitar-driven theme pushes Duncan out the door for his journey of water slide self-discovery, all while gentle, echoing chords and a piano show the dead-end his mom’s settled for with a passive-aggressive boyfriend.

Though each Simonsen score is character specific, they’re linked by an understated, highly melodic approach that links the films and their music as taking place in the same teen universe where quirky humor blends with the angst of invading adulthood. Their offbeat tones show that Simonsen has indeed learned well from time spent with Mychael Danna, a composer who set the bar for the musically offbeat with such scores as “The Ice Storm,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” Fully teaming as composers for the quirky acoustical romance of “Management” and a surprisingly traditional orchestral approach that counted down the bittersweet “(500) Days of Summer).” While he’s remained just as busy with more grown-up concerns from a murderous heir in “All Good Things” to the cop family of TV’s “Bluebloods” and the ironic task of “Seeking A Friend for the End of the World,” “The Spectacular Now” and “The Way Way Back” represent the full graduation of Simonsen into Gen Y scoring as he translates the tunes its characters listen to into the entrancing scores of their lives.

Read the full interview here: http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=11552

Download the  The Spectacular Now soundtrack now at:  http://bit.ly/SpecNowSoundtrack and see the film, in Theaters Today!

The Spectacular Now at iTunes / Amazon
OUT NOW

The Spectacular Now Soundtrack out today!

Out Today!  Check out Rob Simonsen’s beautiful score to The Spectacular Nowhttp://bit.ly/SpecNowSoundtrack

In addition to heartfelt and touching score composed by Rob Simonsen (The Way Way Back, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Soundtrack), the album includes these songs from the movie: ”Song For Zula” by Phosphorescent, ”Baby” by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and ”Wakin’ On A Pretty Day” by Kurt Vile.   Download it today!

GET THE ALBUM HERE!
The Spectacular Now at iTunes / Amazon

The Spectacular Now Track Listing:

1. My Name Is Sutter Keely – Rob Simonsen
2. Paper Route – Rob Simonsen
3. Sutter and Amy – Rob Simonsen
4. Amy’s House – Rob Simonsen
5. Im’ing Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
6. Walk in the Trees – Rob Simonsen
7. Turn It Around – Rob Simonsen
8. Prom Flask – Rob Simonsen
9. I Want to Call Him – Rob Simonsen
10. Porch Talk – Rob Simonsen
11. Drive to Dad’s – Rob Simonsen
12. I Wasn’t Kicked out, I Left – Rob Simonsen
13. Waiting Room – Rob Simonsen
14. Goodbye, Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
15. Leaving Her – Rob Simonsen
16. I’m a King – Rob Simonsen
17. Towards an Unknown Future – Rob Simonsen
18. Epictacular Then – Rob Simonsen
19. In the Moment – Rob Simonsen
20. It’s in the Air – Rob Simonsen
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby – Ariel Pink, Dâm-Funk
23. Wakin’ on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

The Spectacular Now Soundtrack – Details and Cover Art!

Here are the full details of The Spectacular Now Soundtrack, coming out digitally on July 30th!

TSN SOUNDTRACK_COVER

In addition to heartfelt and touching score composed by Rob Simonsen, who  also composed the scores to The Way Way Back and Seeking A Friend For The End Of The Worldthe album includes these songs from the movie: “Song For Zula” by Phosphorescent, “Baby” by Ariel Pink and “Wakin’ On A Pretty Day” by Kurt Vile.

The Spectacular Now (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

01. My Name Is Sutter Keely – Rob Simonsen
02. Paper Route – Rob Simonsen
03. Sutter and Amy – Rob Simonsen
04. Amy’s House – Rob Simonsen
05. IM’ing Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
06. Walk in the Trees – Rob Simonsen
07. Turn It Around – Rob Simonsen
08. Prom Flask – Rob Simonsen
09. I Want To Call Him – Rob Simonsen
10. Porch Talk – Rob Simonsen
11. Drive to Dad’s – Rob Simonsen
12. I Wasn’t Kicked Out, I Left – Rob Simonsen
13. Waiting Room – Rob Simonsen
14. Goodbye, Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
15. Leaving Her – Rob Simonsen
16. I’m a King – Rob Simonsen
17. Towards an Unknown Future – Rob Simonsen
18. Epictacular Then – Rob Simonsen
19. In the Moment- Rob Simonsen
20. It’s in the Air- Rob Simonsen

BONUS TRACKS
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby (feat. Dâm-Funk) – Ariel Pink
23. Wakin’ On a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

Watch the Trailer:

Waiting For Lightning – Original Score By Nathan Furst

WFL_COVER450

Waiting For Lightning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Nathan Furst

Available July 23 digital and Amazon OnDemand.- Pre-sale starts Next Tuesday  July 9th

The documentary Waiting for Lightning tells the story of expert skateboarder Danny Way, who overcomes a shaky past in order to attempt an unbelievable stunt. Although he grew up in a family broken by divorce, Way became a talented skater, and now he attempts what will become the greatest accomplishment of his career — constructing a ramp that will allow him to jump over The Great Wall of China — if he succeeds.

Rent the full movie here: http://www.youtube.com/movie/waiting-for-lightning

Waiting For Lightning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Nathan Furst

01. Progress of the Sport
02. Seed to Origins
03. A Broken Family
04. Ten Days to Jump
05. A Mentor in MT
06. Construction Problems
07. Requiem for Mike
08. Danny Rises
09. Two Days to Jump
10. The Practice Jump
11. Ashes to Ashes
12. Island Mega Ramp