Weekly Recommendations – w/e 26th November 2021

Here’s another round-up of recommended scores that have caught my attention over the previous week (w/e 26th November 2021). 信虎 (Nobutora) (2021) – Shinichiro Ikebe (Shochiku Records) A Japanese historical drama set in 16th century feudal Japan, the score is composed by veteran Japanese composer, Shinichiro Ikebe (Kagemusha). He has written an excellent score that…

Weekly Recommendations – w/e 12th November 2021

Here’s another round-up of recommended scores that have caught my attention over the previous week (w/e 12th November 2021). Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021) – Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz (MovieScore Media) Komasa-Łazarkiewicz’s score using only a small ensemble of musicians (mainly strings and piano) has an immediacy that reflects the 10 minutes of music asked for by director…

Weekly Recommendations – w/e 5th November 2021

Here’s another round-up of recommended scores that have caught my attention over the previous week (w/e 5th November 2021). The Little Polar Bear (2001) – Nigel Clarke & Michael Csányi-Wills (Alhambra Records) The Little Polar Bear (original title, Der kleine Eisbär) is a German 2001 animated film aimed at young children. Lars, the titular little…

ОТРЯД ТАГАНОК (OTRYAD TAGANOK/TAGANOK SQUAD) – Kamil Abdullin

Отряд Таганок (Otryad Taganok), translated as Taganok Squad, is a Russian family adventure film (based upon a story written by Bashkir poet, Mustai Karim) produced by the Bashkortostan Film Studio. Directed by Ainur Askarov, the film was originally shot back in 2018 but the pandemic delayed its release until early 2021. The film tells the…

Weekly Recommendations – w/e 29th October 2021

Here is another round-up of recommended scores that caught my attention over the previous week (w/e 29th October 2021). Snakehead (2021) – Roman Molino Dunn (Mirrortone) ‘Snakehead’ is the name given to those in New York’s Chinatown who people smugglers, and Evan Jackson Leong’s movie follows those involved in the smuggling operation. The composer’s score…

LAID TO WASTE – Jacob McNatt

Laid to Waste is an audio drama written, produced, directed, and edited by Brett Schlagel. The production is set in Kansas in the 1870s and focuses on a pair of private detectives (PIs)/bounty hunters who are following up leads on several missing persons. Their investigations have led them to a general store where travellers can…

Weekly Recommendations – w/e 8th October 2021

Here’s another round-up of recommended scores that caught my attention over the previous week (w/e 8th October 2021). Dracula (2008) – Bryan Arata (Bryan Arata) Bryan Arata’s music was written for a theatre performance by Springfield Contemporary Theatre at the Vandivort Centre Theatre, Springfied, MO in 2008. The strength of Arata’s score as presented on…