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Interview with Trevor Gureckis

Going from sonic sci-fi structure to Lord of the Flies frenzy in space alongside the “Voyagers”

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Interview with Electric Youth and Pilotpriest

The 80’s ghost in the synth machine has never been more alive than in a soundtrack explosion exhumed from the likes of Charles Bernstein’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s “Prince of Darkness” and Michel Rubini’s “Manhunter.” It’s a tone that can be both rhythmically aggressive and ethereally haunting, particularly when […]

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Interview with Jermaine Stegall

A new scoring prince gets his Hollywood coronation by taking Zamunda travel arrangements to a vibrantly funny new musical future

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MARCH SOUNDTRACK REVIEWS

Check into the creative terror of “Psycho III” and “Willy’s Wonderland” among such notable soundtracks as “Banning,” “Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” “Below Zero,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mortal,” “Raya and the Last Dragon” and many more!

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Interview with Raphael Reed

Creating a rhythmic tapestry for the “Crisis” of opiate abuse

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Interview with Tom Hodge

Creating a powerful fight for freedom of musical body and soul

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Interview with Emile Mosseri

Of the new crop of composers to spring from an indie sensibility and all of the fertile, innovative ideas that come with it, perhaps no musician has captured the idea of what it is to find an outsider’s American measure of success than Emile Mosseri. Hailing from Egyptian roots, Mosseri has poetically captured themes of […]

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Interview with Howard Shore

Constructing the powerful “Pieces of a Woman”

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Interview with Branford Marsalis

There’s often no pressure cooker like a recording studio where the clock is running, and the egos are flaring. Add to that the rage of racial injustice and the diva behavior of an ego that’s earned and it’s a session ready for an eruption. The tortuous, yet tuneful process of getting that song sung opens […]

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THE BEST SCORES OF 2020

“The Queen’s Gambit” makes the winning move on a notable playing field

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Interview with Mondo Boys

Putting a hip hit out on Santa Claus with “Fatman”

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Interview with Dara Taylor

Putting hypnotic structure to criminal chaos with “Echo Boomers”

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Interview with Carlos Rafael Rivera

Making the winning melodic moves with “The Queen’s Gambit”

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Interview with Jim Williams

Scoring inside the lethal headspace of the “Possessor”

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Interview with Marc Streitenfeld

Continuing to explore alien worlds and the nature of android parenting in “Raised by Wolves”

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Interview with Will Bates

Piloting an alternative musical route to Mars while staying on earth with “Away”

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Interview with Nate Wonder and Roman Gianarthur Irvin

Two brothers score with old school to blow up the white supremacist “Antebellum”

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Interview with David Buckley

Veering from the sonic insanity of “Unhinged” to the emotional apocalypse at “Greenland”

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Interview with Michael Yezerski

Paying “The Tax Collector’s” dark crime dues

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Soundtrack Picks: BAD EDUCATION is the top soundtrack to own for JUNE, 2020

Also worth picking up: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, DA 5 BLOODS, DEATH RACE 2000, FAR AND AWAY, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, THE STORY OF O2, VILLAIN, WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, WESTWORLD SEASON 3 and many more!

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Interview: Director Jesse V. Johnson and composer Sean Murray

A kick-ass double team has the bill come due again for a martial arts star who’s taking names

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Interview with Tamar-kali

Creating a hauntingly surreal score for “Shirley’s” tale of madness and eroticism

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Interview with Devin Burrows

Carving a new, horrific composing voice with “The Wretched”

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Interview with Nathan Barr

Going inventively old and new school with “Hollywood” and “The Great” while finally catching “The Hunt’s” darkly satirical quarry

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Interview with Kris Bowers

Musically marching on the side of the left, and right with “Mrs. America”

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Interview with “Unorthodox’s” Alexa Karolinski and Antonio Gambale

Creating a show, and score that where music breaks free the soul

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Interview with Steve Jablonsky

Rhythmically scoring men of action with “Bloodshot” and “Spenser: Confidential”

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Interview with Mychael and Jeff Danna

Musically bonding “Onward” for a fantastical quest to a real, shared past with an especially personal Pixar film

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Interview with Enis Rotthoff

Shooting a beat to kill for with “Guns Akimbo”

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CD Review: FEBRUARY 2020

DOLORES CLAIBORNE: THE DELUXE EDITION is the top soundtrack to own for FEBRUARY 2020

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