DEEP NOTE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF A GOOD GIALLO SCORE LIBRARY

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Before I begin, I think it’s probably best if you know why this article has come about. When Charlie asked me to write something on European scores for his website last October, I was both flattered and nervous. I love movie scores, of course, they’re one of my main passions in life… but, being as I don’t read music, I never feel that confident about writing about it. Continue reading

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2013: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Well, it’s been a bloody good year. Both Hollywood and indie composers have put out some quite brilliant material, even amidst the usual stupid arguments of orchestral vs. electronic. Reissues have been plentiful as well, maybe even too much as people are still complaining that they can’t afford everything (which is perhaps a discussion worth having). So let’s look back at what turned out to be a pretty spectacular twelve months for the score geeks out there. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: INVADA RECORDS

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As the world stumbles into the digital age vinyl records are growing ever popular, and where there’s a niche format on the up, soundtracks usually aren’t far behind. A case in point is Invada (pronounced Invader) Records, a Bristol-based label who have recently made waves amongst the vinyl community with the release of the Cliff Martinez soundtrack to DRIVE. Amazingly, there’s more greatness to come with their release of Martinez’s mindblowingly good SOLARIS. We spoke to Invada label manager Redg Weeks about the label’s releases and the stunning coup that is SOLARIS… Continue reading