This week has shaped up to be an epic weekend with the highly-anticipated releases of Mandy (Johann Johannsson), The Predator (Henry Jackman) and A Simple Favor (Theodore Shapiro)! Hot on its heels are some highly-antcipated scores coming soon from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, Antoni Maiovvi, Mark Isham and more! Scroll down for the full list of new and upcoming releases.
Digital New Releases:
MANDY – [Download/Listen]
Score by Johann Johannsson.
Jóhannsson accompanies the violent chaos, set in the early ’80s, with dread-inducing drones, shimmering synths, and forceful full-band eruptions. – Pitchfork
Mandy, Panos Cosmatos’ highly-anticipated follow up to his Beyond The Black Rainbow film has been described as a “Rock N Roll nightmare from hell” (Consequence of Sound) and a cinematic acid trip by numerous other publications, while others are calling the movie “Metal as fuck” (Washington City Paper) whereas Variety and Newsweek describes the film and Johann Johannsson’s score is a melding of horror, fantasy and metal. Whatever your flavor, Mandy is certainly resonating with critics and audiences alike, earning a Certified Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes!
RLJE Films presents MANDY, now playing in select theaters (get tickets)!
THE PREDATOR EP – [Download/Listen]
Score by Henry Jackman.
Jackman’s score, like the film itself honors the original Predator film and then goes its own way – Syfy Wire
The Predator is the sequel to the enduring Predator film franchise, starring an amazing ensemble cast: Boyd Holbrook (“Narcos“), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Keegan-Michael Key (“Impulse“). Olivia Dunn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Sterling K. Brown (Hotel Artemis) and more! Directed by Shane Black, this epic action film features score by Henry Jackman, also known for scoring other big action features like Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Kong: Skull Island, Captain America: Civil War, and more. This EP release provides some instant gratification, as a full album will also be released soon. Be sure you’re subscribed (below) so you can get the news first!
20th Century Fox presents THE PREDATOR, in theaters Friday, September 14 (get tickets).
A SIMPLE FAVOR – [Download/Listen]
Score by Theodore Shapiro.
Director Paul Feig (Ghostbusters: Answer The Call, Spy, The Heat) taps into his dark side for the neo-noir thriller, A Simple Favor, starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding! The film features score by Theodore Shapiro, known to many film music fans for his scores to The Polka King, Central Intelligence, Trumbo, The Invitation, Tropic Thunder and more!
Lionsgate presents A SIMPLE FAVOR, now playing in theaters (get tickets)!
Coming soon exclusively to Urban Outfitters: A Simple Favor soundtrack vinyl featuring a French noir sound with contributions from Françoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. Pre-order at Urban Outfitters online.
Vinyl New Release:
ANNIHILATION 2XLP ‘SHIMMER’ VINYL – [order here]
Score by Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow.
100% Review Rating: A bold and provocative score – Soundtrack Geek
Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow are two essential contributors to the film’s spellbinding quality. – PopMatters
It’s a truly stunning piece of work, Garland’s visuals intertwined with that score, which was the product of Ben Salisbury and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. – Stereogum
Haunting score – Rolling Stone
Annihilation (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow
Side A (13:53)
01. What Do You Know? (02:36)
02. Ambulance Chase (02:58)
03. Approaching The Shimmer (01:52)
04. Disoriented (02:37)
05. The Alligator (01:02)
06. For Those That Follow (02:48)
Side B (14:16)
07. The Swimming Pool (02:57)
08. The Watchtower (02:08)
09. Sheppard (02:45)
10. The Body (02:04)
11. Plant People (02:45)
12. Cells Divide (01:37)
Side C (14:25)
13. The Bear (04:53)
14. The Beach (04:24)
15. Were You Me? (03:03)
16. Lighthouse Chamber (02:05)
Side D (17:26)
17. The Alien (12:04)
18. Annihilation (05:22)
ANNIHILATION 2XLP BLACK VINYL – [order here]
SPHERES (DTS HEADPHONE X BINAURAL AUDIO) – [pre-order]
Score by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein.
From Darren Aronofsky and director Eliza McNitt comes Spheres, a three-part virtual reality series featuring narrations by Jessica Chastain, Millie Bobby Brown and Patti Smith. The film just won the Best Virtual Reality Award at the Venice Film Festival. The series features score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, the composing duo behind the phenomenal double GRAMMY® nominated score to “Stranger Things”!
HOUSEWIFE – [pre-order]
Score by Antoni Maiovvi.
Can Evrenol (Baskin) brings us his latest horror film, Housewife, which made its stateside debut last December at the New York Turkish Film Festival and now, the long-awaited score by Antoni Maiovvi comes to digital!
Stay tuned for more album details!
DUCK DUCK GOOSE – [pre-order]
Score by Mark Isham.
Academy Award nominee Mark Isham brings us his score to Duck Duck Goose, the animated movie featuring the voices of Jim Gaffigan and Zendaya! The charming family friendly film from the folks who hatched Shrek and Home, Duck Duck Goose is now streaming on Netflix!
INVENTING TOMORROW – [pre-order]
Score by Laura Karpman.
EMMY-nominated composer Laura Karpman (“Underground”, Regarding Susan Sontag) scored Inventing Tomorrow, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize Award Nominated documentary directed by Laura Nix!
Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. Take a journey with these inspiring teens as they prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of the Society for Science and the Public. [IMDb]
Follow Inventing Tomorrow on Facebook to find screenings in your town.
New on Bandcamp:
THE INVITATION (HD)
Score by Theodore Shapiro.
Lakeshore tips its hat to composer Theodore Shapiro on the occasion of his new soundtrack release, A Simple Favor! Revisit another excellent score, The Invitation, available now for the first time in HD Audio on Bandcamp!