SCORE! IT’S SCOOB!
May 29, 2020
SCOOB! Original Motion Picture Score Now Available on WaterTower Music – Score by Tom Holkenborg
WaterTower Music has released SCOOB! Original Motion Picture Score, featuring new music from Grammy® nominated composer Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL (MAD MAX FURY ROAD, DEADPOOL, ALITA, MORTAL ENGINES). The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen, SCOOB! presents the never-before told stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.
Holkenborg’s versatility reveals itself in his latest film score. Although SCOOB! is the composer’s first foray into animation, his non-traditional approach to the score showcases his nimble adaptability. “Scooby-Doo is an iconic character for multiple generations,” said the composer. “There are many unique layers in the original series, touching on the counterculture, surf rock and psychedelia; and it was really interesting to try and encompass some of these elements with more contemporary sounds for SCOOB!
Holkenborg continues: “This isn’t a traditional score. It’s really out there—with nods to industrial, hip-hop, and even gabber. The majority of the score is me blending a lot of hip-hop rhythms and beats with the zanier elements of the original series. We used players on surf guitars and Hammond organs, and it was a great chance for me to get my hands dirty on the bass guitar and iconic drum machines, like the Emulator SP1200. I had a blast working on this!”
SCOOB! reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma, and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Stream, download, or listen to the SCOOB! score at these links.
– via WaterTower Music
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