Soundtrack Reviews

July 10, 2015 | By

FilmMusicReviews_square_picJust posted are soundtrack reviews of CDs featuring strong material from a skilled trio of composers: Lorne Balfe’s atmospheric Blackwood (2014), from Lakeshore Records; one of James Horner’s final scores, Southpaw (2015), from Sony Classics; and Penka Kouneva’s really engrossing concept album The Woman Astronaut (2015) from Varese Sarabande.

RM_July_2015_cvrFeatured in this month’s issue of Rue Morgue are my score reviews of the car-thrillers Duel (1971) by Billy Goldenberg and The Car (1977) by Leonard Rosenman from Intrada, and Claudio Simonetti’s Demons (1985), newly released, remastered & expanded by Italy’s Rustblade.

Back in May I spoke with Rustblade’s Stefano Rossello and composer Simonetti in separate interviews, and coming next week (no, really), is the full half-hour conversation with Fabio Frizzi. There are rumours he may well bring his Frizzi 2 Fulci tour to Toronto this fall, so why not hear him speak about the concert which enthralled both fans and composers at London’s Barbican last fall?

Coming next: several documentary reviews, and another set of score reviews.




Mark R. Hasan, Editor

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