TV and movie soundtracks can be some of the best pieces of music each year, but also many of them can sound lifeless without the visual medium attached… this one isn’t that.
Ahead of the soundtrack release of We Believe In Dinosaurs (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), listen to the track, “Battle Is On” by the film’s composer and Kate Simko now exclusively at Magnetic Magazine! The cue is taken from one of the documentary’s biggest, tension-filled moments. Lakeshore Records will release the full album digitally on Friday, December 13, but you can pre-order and pre-save the playlist now for immediate access the moment it is released. See the album track list, read more about Kate Simko and watch the film trailer below.
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We Believe In Dinosaurs (Original Score)
01. Heart of Kentucky
02. Georgia’s World
03. Calm Logic
04. Belief Systems
05. Creepy World
06. Grand Design
07. Troubled Society
08. Streets of Williamstown
09. Not One Cent
10. Glimmer of Hope
11. Woven into The Past
12. Bizarre Likeness
13. Ideas at War
15. Battle Is On
16. Ode to Americana
18. One Year Later
ABOUT KATE SIMKO
Kate Simko is a composer, leader of her ensemble London Electronic Orchestra, and an internationally touring live performer and DJ. Lyrical, driving and funky, her music is influenced by her Chicago roots and her background in piano and jazz music. Kate’s hybrid electronic-orchestral sound with London Electronic Orchestra blends synthesizer and live instruments, complemented by deep bass, sound design and classic analog drums.
She completed a Masters in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London in 2014 and received her Bachelors in Music from Northwestern University. Upon graduation, Simko moved to Los Angeles where she worked with Academy Award-winning sound designer Stephen Flick, gaining her first experience in feature film composition. She has released multiple albums and soundtracks, reaching the Top 100 in the Billboard Classical chart, as well as the Top 10 in house music charts worldwide. Her music has been licensed by ABC Television, Victorinox, and Giorgio Armani, and she has written original music for films, commercials and shows featured on the BBC, Netflix and PBS.
Kate launched her innovative ensemble London Electronic Orchestra in 2014, with the core touring group featuring harp, strings and Kate on keys and electronics. LEO has performed at venues and festivals worldwide – including the Royal Albert Hall twice – releasing their debut ‘Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra’ album on The Vinyl Factory in 2016. Kate and LEO teamed up with UK DJ Jamie Jones to create a full-orchestra hybrid collaboration ‘Opus 1’. The duo sold out the Barbican Centre in London in November 2018, with 90 minutes of music arranged for a 28-piece LEO orchestra by Kate.
Simko scored her first feature documentary, The Atom Smashers, in 2008. The score was released by Ghostly International and received recognition as a standalone ambient-electronic score. Since then, Kate has gone on two score a number of projects, including the feature-length documentary BananaLand and an indie drama 20 Weeks.
Kate’s distinctive sound continues to inspire listeners across the globe.
We Believe in Dinosaurs documentary was released by 137 Films on November 19 and is available on digital platforms and On Demand. Additionally, We Believe in Dinosaurs will air on PBS’ Independent Lens on Monday, February 17, 2020.