I, Frankenstein Score Is Out Now On Lakeshore Records – Download Here: [iTunes]
In this latest composer interview podcast, co-composers Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil talk about their score for I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking), Yvonne Strahovski (TV’s “Chuck”), Bill Nighy (Underworld movies), and Miranda Otto (Reaching For The Moon). Listen now as they speak about their process of collaboration from across the world.
Aaron Eckhart embodies Frankenstein’s monster as “Adam,” as he finds himself in the middle of a supernatural battle for immortality, while Strahovski’s “Terra” helps “Adam” find his moral ground. It’s Eckhart like you’ve never seen him before.
Bill Nighy stars as Naberius in I, Frankenstein.
Watch the trailer to preview the movie. Buy the Blu-ray on Amazon.
For those who missed the announcement from Loopport.com: big congratulations goes out to Dzintars Leja, Grand Prize Winner of the Loopport I, Frankenstein Remix Contest, and to the Runner Ups: Alexander Stroeer, Fabio Martorana, Ear Pollutionz and DJ Feer Andrade. All entrants produced their own remix of “Misgiving” from Lakeshore Records‘ I, Frankenstein Soundtrack, a song by Geno Lenardo and Daniel Davies. Go to the Loopport remix contest results page for more details.
DownloadTheAlbum! I, Frankenstein Soundtrack: iTunes | Buy CD
On the eve of the I, Frankenstein HD digital release (watch on Amazon), we caught up with Geno Lenardo, one-half of the band, By Maker. Co-founded by Daniel Davies (of Year Long Disaster) while working together on the I, Frankenstein Soundtrack, the partnership formed a new working friendship which endures to this day. Lakeshore Records released this album infused with Electro-Goth and Industrial sounds. Engineered with explosive beats and big guitars shredding to your delight, the tracks electrify your image of Aaron Eckhart’s “Adam” battling evil gargoyles like no immortal can.
Can you share something from the I, Frankenstein music video shoots? Well one thing people probably don’t know from those shoots is that originally Will Hunt from Evanescence was to be drumming in the videos. Unfortunately his father fell ill and he was unable to come to L.A. to the shoot. I was really lucky that my old friend Kourtney Klein from Army On The Dance Floor was available last minute. She kicked ass and looks great.
Working as a music composer yourself, who do you admire? There are so many. Danny Elfman for his gothic textures, Mark Mothersbaugh, for his Wes Anderson scores, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the really cool textures they create. Social Network is my favorite modern score. I would definitely have to list John Williams because I grew up with Raiders Of The Lost Ark and the Star Wars movies. He’s the best theme writer in film without a doubt.
IMAGE: AARON ECKHART IN A SCENE FROM I, FRANKENSTEIN
Before you begin on a project, do you have any rituals? There’s always a bit of research and pre-production I do. It could be as simple as consolidating collections of samples from my personal libraries or as involved as doing a lot of new sound design to create a whole new world of sounds. If it’s an album for a film I get as much possible information out of the director as I can. Most have made a temp track for the film and have a clear vision of what they want the music to sound like. Other than that I just dive in and start writing.
Collaborating and writing with a wide variety of writers and musicians is something that I can’t say enough about. If you’re always just writing by yourself things can get stagnant. There’s always something to be learned from another writers approach and/or perspective.
What’s next for you?
Right now I’m in the process of completing another collaboration with Daniel Davies for Lakeshore Records. We are doing a 10-song album and a separate album of instrumental cues for a graphic novel called Wednesday by John Bergin (of From Inside). I can’t wait to get it out there.
Now available: Watch I, Frankenstein Video on Demand – Download
I, Frankenstein (Original Motion Picture Score)
Music by Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
Listen to samples from all the songs here:
Pre-Order the album December 17th Out Digitally and on CD January 21st
01. Main Title – Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil and Lisa Gerrard
02. Naberious Wants It Alive – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
03. It’s Alive! – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
04. Sacramentals – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
05. Meaningless Existence – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
06. Chasing Halek – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
07. Where Does Life Begin? – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
08. Prince Naberious – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
09. All I See Is Darkness – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
10. Bring Me Frankenstein’s Monster – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
11. The Vault – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
12. The Journal – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
13. No Choice – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
14. Sons of Our Fathers – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
15. Visions of a Madman – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
16. Showdown – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
17. I’m A Monster – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
18. Love & Hate – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
19. You Shouldn’t Have Done That – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
20. Destroy Him – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
21. Ride Of The Gargoyles – Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil and Lisa Gerrard
22. He Led Us Here Pt 1 – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
23. He Led Us Here Pt 2 – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
24. You Cannot Destroy Me – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
25. This Body Is Mine – Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil
26. A Higher Purpose – Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil and Lisa Gerrard