Jeff Russo is one of Hollywood’s most in-demand composers today. He recently carved out some time to speak with Gold Derby about his masterful Star Trek: Picard Season 1 score. Fans of the soundtrack and the Star Trek franchise can tune in to the video interview in which he references the legacy of the scores and how he pays homage to past composers’ work, such as Jerry Goldsmith and the various composers of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Check out the full interview over at Gold Derby.
Listen to all 55 tracks from Star Trek: Picard, Season 1 (Original Series Soundtrack) below.
It’s easy to be cynical about another reboot, but it’s not just the premise of Fraggle Rock: Rock On! that captures the joy of the original series—it’s the impressive way in which the series is being produced, week-to-week, that also maintains Fraggle Rock’s spirit of creativity and connectedness. – The AV Club
He is also happy that the show will allow him to expand his audience, “I really love that I can reach young people because I can’t really do that with my music or my films which are for mature audiences. Through this experience, I was finally able to create something for kids and I’m really proud of that.” – BET
Were you a fan of Fraggle Rock as a kid? Well, Jim Henson’s muppet creates are back and ready to entertain a whole new generation of fans in Fraggle Rock: Rock On! on Apple TV+! If you’re not yet familiar with the popular original series, there’s no time like now to tune in and check out the all-new show. Featured on the show also is Academy Award® Winner Common (Selma, Luv), jamming along with the Fraggles. The series, which captures the spirit of interconnectedness, was shot on iPhone 11s and premiered last month exclusively on Apple TV+. Keep reading to check out the buzz and find out what critics are saying about Fraggle Rock: Rock On!
As evidenced in the recent weekend box office figures (there are indeed a handful of theaters still open across the country), not even a pandemic has prevented film fans from watching Swallow, the latest IFC Films release that is getting lots of buzz for not only its subject matter and direction (helmed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis), but also the score by Nathan Halpern! Featured in the No. 2 spot on IndieWire’s “20 Best Movies Eligible For The 2021 Oscars” list, Swallow is in good company with their shortlist of films which have or had plans to make a theatrical run. See the full list at Indiewire.
For those of you who didn’t see Swallow in theaters before quarantine or at a socially-distanced drive-in, you can now watch the “Hitchkockian” (IndieWire) film now on VOD via IFC Unlimited.
A standout track from his score for the Apple TV + short film, Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth. The track opens with calming, electronic ambience before exploding into gorgeous, string-accented instrumentals; a spectral choir takes over at the midpoint, culminating in a piece of music that’s gigantic in scope and utterly beautiful. – Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
In honor of Earth Day, Lakeshore Records in partnership with Apple TV+ premieres the music video for Alex Somer’s outstanding track, “Into Place” from Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth exclusively now at Under The Radar! Somers produced the track with Sindri Már Sigfússon and features the choral contribution by Alaska Reid. The music video features footage from the Earth Day-themed animated short, inspired by author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers’ book by the same name.
The full soundtrack is out now exclusively on Apple Music, and will be released on all other music services on June 19.
“House Being Built” mixes guitar, echoing vocals, and non-traditional arrangements for analog synths, piano, and violin, to create a warm, magical backdrop to the series episode that focuses on The Soot House in Maine.
Premiering exclusively at ComingSoon.net is the track, “House Being Built” by Composer Amanda Jones (Cherish The Day, A Black Lady Sketch Show). Lakeshore Records will release Home: Season 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack) exclusively on Apple Music, Friday, April 17, the same day of the series’ global launch on Apple TV+. See album track lists and more about the show below.