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January 20, 2018  _Exorcist TV music promo page

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December 5, 2017

  • Star Trek DISCOVERY Soundtrack Coming Out Dec 15

  • Silva Screen Records Presents THE WHITE KING Soundtrack

    Featuring an original score by acclaimed composer Joanna Bruzdowicz.

December 3, 2017

Further Examinations:

November 28, 2017

Blake Neely and the Crisis on Earth X

November 26 2017

Delia Derbyshire, under-appreciated electronic music pioneer, honored by hometown university with posthumous PhD

November 19, 2017

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October 31, 2017

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October 26, 2017 

Jared DePasquale scores exciting JONATHAN PARK AUDIO ADVENTURES

Jonathan Park albums (samples)

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October 24, 2017

NOES Vinyl box - StrThings2

October 23, 2017

October 20, 2017

Oct late releases

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October 18, 2017

Jóhann Jóhannsson and Rupert Gregson-Williams main winners at World Soundtrack Awards, David Shire received Lifetime Achievement Award

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October 17, 2017

Quartet Eurohorror released Oct2017 drop thin&wide

October 15, 2017

F13th Part 2-3 LLLCD sidebyside

October 10, 2017

Quartet 2017 Oct-Nov genre releases

October 9, 2017

October 7, 2017


October 4, 2017

September 30, 2017

doctor who - daleks & survival

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Behind the Scenes Interview:

The Freakishly Effective Scare Scores of Cris Velasco:

Features & Interviews

The Music of Slumber Mountain Along the Moonbeam Trail

  • Terry Huud: Scoring the Stop-Motion Art of Illusion

Georges Delerue and the Sci-Fi & Fantasy film

  • Author’s Post,  March 20, 2017

Something About Monsters…

  • Henry Jackman on Scoring KONG: SKULL ISLAND

    Recent News on Musique Fantastique 2nd edition:  

Midnight Marquee Press to Publish Continuation of “Musique Fantastique, Second Edition” series

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  • Links to the author’s new online articles, books, etc about fantasy, sci-fi, and horror film music

  • Links to further resources relevant to genre film music scores



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Wondrous Alien Landscapes!
Giant Reptiles on the Rampage!
Strange Creatures Out of Time & Space!

Massive Orchestral Thematic Variations!
Eerie Electronic Tonalities!
Haunting Hybrid Rhythms And Riffs!

Meticulous Commentary on Thousands of Film Scores!
Exhaustive Historical Analysis Of Genre Film Music!
Massively Expanded New Edition Of A Classic Film Music Book!

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Original news announcements and press releases:

Announcing: Musique Fantastique, Second Edition
100+ Years of Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror Film Music
By Randall D. Larson
Creature Features Press: 2012

This thoroughly re-written and massively expanded new edition of Larson’s seminal 1985 book will be spread over a landscape of four large volumes, covering every aspect of music for fantastic films from the Silents through the Summer Blockbusters of 2011. Focusing on the composers whose work has enlivened the movies of monsters and madmen, fantastic lands and distant worlds, Larson analyzes fantasy, science fiction, and horror film music around the world, from A TRIP TO THE MOON in 1902 to TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON in 2011. Eschewing criticism for commentary, Larson incorporates interviews with hundreds of composers along with his own perceptive analytic commentary and the perspectives of a myriad of other reviewers, writers, and commentators, providing in Musique Fantastique, Second Edition a comprehensive historical overview of how music has been used in the fantastic genre.

Totaling 34 Chapters and more than 1700 pages, featuring a new introduction by film composer Christopher Young, Musique Fantastique, Second Edition offers a definitive historical context for the evolution and development of film music within science fiction, fantasy, and horror cinema.

Book One now available from Creature Features.
See: http://www.creaturefeatures.com/shop/books/musique-fantastique/

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Musique Fantastique, Second Edition
100+ Years of Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror Film Music
By Randall D. Larson
Music for science fiction, fantasy, and horror films has always been a particularly unique area of film scoring. Just as fantasy has allowed the minds of writ­ers and filmmakers to flow into new and unexplored regions, so has it allowed the imaginations of film composers to create much of the finest music composed for motion pictures. In 1985, Randall D. Larson’s Musique Fantastique was the first book-length analytical commentary of these genres of film music. In this new edition, Larson has thoroughly rewritten and expanded that book into a massive comprehensive examination of music for fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films and television, from the silents through the summer blockbusters of 2012. Intricately detailed and wide-ranging in its scope, Musique Fantastique 2 is presented in four books spanning some 1700 pages.I would like to thank Randall on behalf of the entire music community for his years of commitment to promoting film music and the film composers that write it. Most importantly, he has always done it entirely out of true love of music and what it can do in these kinds of films.  It’s been this passion for genre music that prompted [this] analysis and commentary.” – from the Introduction by Christopher Young.One Book – Four Volumes – Encyclopedic Commentary – Essential ReadingBOOK ONE Now Available from from Creature Features.