Weekly Recommendations – w/e 18th June 2021

This week’s round-up of recommended scores released over the previous week. Luca (2021) – Dan Romer (Walt Disney Records) The latest Pixar/Walt Disney Studios release is an animated coming-of-age fantasy comedy drama that’s set on the Italian Riviera. One thing that can be more-or-less a certainty is how Romer expertly uses small ensembles of musicians…

Weekly Recommendations – w/e 11th June 2021

This week’s round-up of recommended scores released over the previous week features a varied selection of titles and styles. Bodyguard (2016) – Karen Homayounfar (MobixMedia) Written for an Iranian thriller that centres on a bodyguard who is haunted by memories of a failed previous job, Homayounfar’s orchestral score focuses more on the emotional tribulations of…

LA OCTAVA DIMENSIÓN – Javier Bayon

La Octava Dimensión is a film from 2018 that was commissioned by Audi as part of an advertising campaign to promote their Q8 model. Directed by Kike Maillo (Eva, A Perfect Enemy), and starring Najwa Nimri (Abre Los Ojos, Lucía y el Sexo) as thriller writer Olga Calderón, the short film ends up being more…

Weekly Recommendations – w/e 4th June 2021

This week’s round-up of recommended scores released over the previous week features 3 albums from TV shows. The Long Ballad (长歌行) (2021-) – Irving Victoria (北京翊辰文化传媒有限公司) Written for a Chinese historical drama, this long soundtrack release (110 minutes) contains a whole number of different styles: action-packed orchestral scoring, Far East-influenced passages, softer emotional tracks and…

THE PINK CLOUD – Caio Amon

The Pink Cloud (A Nuvem Rosa) is a Brazilian sci-fi drama that shows the day-to-day lives of two people who are forced to share a life after only just having met. Iuli Gerbase’s directorial debut has a mysterious cloud descending on the earth and which quickly kills everyone exposed to it. This forces everyone to…

EAGLE WINGS – Chuck Okudo

A Nigerian action thriller, Eagle Wings tells the story of an air force fighter pilot whose jet crashes in a region controlled by insurgents and the movie then follows the subsequent efforts to rescue him. Noteworthy because of being the first collaboration between a Nollywood production company and the military (Nigerian Air Force), the movie…