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http://buysoundtrax.stores.yahoo.net/hyorsobydond.html SRP: $17.95 HYPERSPACE is a limited edition release of 1000 units. FIRST 50 Copies will be autographed by composer Don Davis LISTEN TO A SOUND CLIP FROM the score for HYPERSPACE https://tinyurl.com/ybzl7437 Dragon’s Domain Records, distributed through buysoundtrax.com, presents the long out-of-print orchestral score to HYPERSPACE, composed by Don Davis. One of the first feature length STAR WARS parodies, HYPERSPACE came out in 1984. Known in England as GREMLOIDS and as GREMLORDS in France and Germany, HYPERSPACE was writer/director Todd Durham’s second and last film as director, working with ambitiously cost-conscious low-budget producer Earl Owensby. The movie was released in September 1984, but it wasn’t until 1988 that the film received a wider release on home video. Starring comedians Chris Elliott and Paula Poundstone and filmed in North Carolina, HYPERSPACE imitates STAR WARS in context and execution from its opening text crawl into infinity to its inscrutable helmeted monarch of menace, Lord Buckethead (played by Robert Bloodworth, but voiced by Barry Cooper). Lord Buckethead is hot on the trail of vital radio transmissions stolen from the corrupt Galactic Alliance by members of an allied resistance force. Buckethead intends to get them back, aided by diminutive, Jawa-robed minions known as gremloids. However, unbeknownst to him, he has made a serious navigational error, and rather than reaching his intended destination he lands instead upon the Earth, where he and his gremloid faction march into the closest small town and proceed with their mission. A purposefully STAR WARS-esque orchestral score was provided by newly-minted composer Don Davis, in his first feature film score. Performed by a live, 56-piece orchestra, Davis’s music provided the film with its missing gravitas; and it made enough of an impression among Hollywood film music folk that it led to a lasting and respectful career scoring films and television, including TV’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and SEAQUEST DSV and blockbuster films like THE MATRIX series and JURASSIC PARK III. “Obviously the movie was a parody of STAR WARS, so the only approach to music I could logically take was similarly a parody of John Williams’s work,” said Davis in an exclusive new interview for the album notes. “I got as close to STAR WARS as I could get without it being STAR WARS.” Davis provided the right kind of feeling to the music which gave the score a suitably grandiose dynamic and aided in the film’s parodist nature. The composer’s approach to supporting the film’s inherent humor was based on “not writing funny music,” but scoring the movie with absolute seriousness, thereby allowing the parody to exist within the film and among its characters in a world where even the most farcical of circumstances are treated with genuine integrity. “The concept of playing it straight, as if the show were not a comedy, was what we wanted to do with our movie,” said Davis. “We treated it as if it really was STAR WARS and everything was completely serious.” The film came and went without much ado or remembrance, but the music was noticed and that gave Davis an auspicious debut in this, his first opportunity to make the jump into… HYPERSPACE. The score was first released on an 11-track CD in 1993, paired with another Davis score. This expanded reissue from Dragon’s Domain Records includes eight previously-unreleased tracks. HYPERSPACE is a limited edition release of 1000 units and can be ordered at www.buysoundtrax.com. The first 50 units sold through the Buy Soundtrax website will include a booklet autographed by the composer. Ships the week of January 3rd. 01 HYPERSPACE Main Title/Pin Head 2:22 02 Meet The Mutants/Real Live Munchkins/ Dad’s Gland/ Basement Snoids 4:23 03 Alien Enzyme 2:00 04 Buckethead’s Promenade 2:01 05 Swamp Dog/Mister Ugly/ March of the Carrot People/Wild Bill Schwartz/Avoid the Droid/My Favorite Mutant 5:11 06 One Step Forward 0:56 07 Tree Trek 1:21 08 Old MacDonald Had a Farm Dirge 2:26 09 Neurotic Karen/Mutants in Bondage/Terminate The Princess/Zapping Aliens 2:01 10 Ship Witch/Life in Gland Land/Laser Trail 3:04 11 Just Browsing/After the Brain Drain 4:55 12 Max’s Coronary/Let’s Zap Ed/See You Laser 1:09 13 There She Is 0:45 14 Ding Dong Daddy 1:16 15 Max Incognito/Humanoids From Pacoima 4:27 16 Rugburn/Boiled Snoids 1:49 17 Imbeciles From Uranus 1:06 18 Droid McNoid/Buckethead’s Remorse 4:00 19 HYPERSPACE End Credits 3:24 Total Time: 48:31
BLADE RUNNER: A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Music from the Motion Picture by VangelisNewly Recording Produced, Arranged and Performed by Edgar Rothermich Limited Edition of 1500 UNITS $15.95 STARTS SHIPPING 9/06/2012 CLICK HERE to hear an Audio Sample from BLADE RUNNER: Main Title CLICK HERE to hear an Audio Sample from BLADE RUNNER: On The Trail of Nexus 6 IS IT REAL OR A REPLICANT? BUYSOUNDTRAX Records is proud to present the release of BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, available for pre-order at www.buysoundtrax.com and digitally and via other soundtrack boutique retailers beginning September 19th, 2012. BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is a new recording of the classic score composed by Vangelis (CHARIOTS OF FIRE, THE BOUNTY, 1492, ALEXANDER), produced and performed by composer Edgar Rothermich. Released in 1982, the dystopian BLADE RUNNER was directed by Ridley Scott (THE DUELLISTS, ALIEN) and featured Harrison Ford in his second starring role after RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2012, BLADE RUNNER has become a cult film favorite the world over. Loosely based on a 1968 Philip K. Dick novel, Ford starred as Rick Deckard, a former police officer reluctantly assigned to terminate four replicants who have come to Earth to find their maker. The cast also included Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryll Hannah, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong, William Sanderson, Joe Turkel and M. Emmett Walsh. Over the years, multiple edits of the film have been created for the home video, DVD and Blu-Ray markets. Similarly Vangelis' score has been released in several different incarnations, but none of them are accurate representations of what was heard in the original 1982 film. "Largely because of a dispute between Vangelis and Scott over the director's use of his music in the film, a proper soundtrack of the music as it is heard in the film has never been commercially issued (despite the promise of a soundtrack album from Polydor Records given in the film's end titles)," described Randall D. Larson in the liner notes of the new BUYSOUNDTRAX recording. | BUYSOUNDTRAX Records seeks to correct this oversight, with a new recording faithfully recreating the original music from the film, which proved to be a difficult task. Vangelis' score was composed entirely by performing on keyboards and recording it directly, so no written transcriptions exist. Composer Edgar Rothermich was charged with reverse engineering the score – listening to the original music and a 1982 album mock-up and transcribing it by ear. He also had to recreate the sound of 1982 synthesizers and decipher if noise heard was due to recording on tape or stylistic choices by the composer. "BLADE RUNNER is the most difficult kind of score to deconstruct," said BSX producer Ford A. Thaxton. "Symphonic music can usually be determined because the instrumental palette is known. But the 1970s-era electronic technology and the improvisational style in which Vangelis created the score made it especially difficult. But we feel Edgar's made a very close replication of what the score sounded like in the film. He's true to the sound the original but he's brought it into today's world." "The objective from the very beginning was to be as close as possible to the original score as heard in the film," Rothermich said. "It was never a case of my interpreting the soundtrack. It was essentially a re-recording of the soundtrack music." Born in Germany, Edgar Rothermich studied music at the University of Arts in Berlin and graduated in 1989 with a Master's Degree in piano and sound engineering. He worked as a composer and music producer in Berlin and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he continued his work on numerous projects in the music and film industry (THE CELESTINE PROPHECY, THE OUTER LIMITS, BABYLON 5, WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW, FUEL, BIG MONEY RUSTLAS). For the past 20 years, Edgar has had a successful musical partnership with electronic music pioneer and founding Tangerine Dream member Christopher Franke. Recently, in addition to his collaboration with Christopher, Edgar has been working with other artists as well as on his own projects. December 2010 marked the release of his first two solo albums, 'Why Not Electronica' and 'Why Not Electronica Again' followed by 'Why Not Solo Piano', released in 2011 . BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland and includes exclusive liner notes written by Randall Larson, detailing the process of creating this new recording. BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is limited to 1500 units 1.. Ladd Company Logo (0:25) Composed by John Williams french horn: Stephanie O'Keefe 2. Main Titles (Film Version) /Prologue (4:00) 3. Los Angeles, November 2019 (1:49) 4. Deckard Meets Rachael (1:32) 5. Bicycle Riders (2:13) (Pompeii 76 A.D.) Composed by Gail Laughton 6. Memories of Green (5:40) 7. Blade Runner Blues (10:20) 8. Deckard's Dream (1:16) 9. On the Trail of Nexus 6 (5:35) (Tales Of The Future) Vocal By Fella Oudane 10. One More Kiss Dear (4:01) Composed by Vangelis and Peter Skellern Produced and arranged by Dominik Hauser Vocal by Tom Schmid 11. Love Theme (5:07) saxophone: Paul Frederick 12. The Prodigal Son Brings Death (3:37) 13. Dangerous Days (1:05) 14. Wounded Animals (11:00) 15. Tears in Rain (2:44) 16. End Titles (7:25) BONUS TRACK 17. Main Titles (Album Version) (4:02) Total Time: 72:29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MOON 44 – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK - FEATURING MUSIC COMPOSED BY JOEL GOLDSMITH - TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 10, 2012 http://buysoundtrax....44orsobyjo.htm lSRP: $15.95 LISTEN TO A SOUNDCLIPS FROM the score for MOON 44 http://buysound.webjedi.net/Moon%2044_%20Audio/06%20-%20Drones,%20Drones,%20Drones.mp3 This is a Limited edition of 1500 Units BUYSOUNDTRAX Records presents the original soundtrack to MOON 44, featuring music composed by Joel Goldsmith (STARGATE franchise, HELEN OF TROY, WITCHBLADE, CALL OF DUTY 3) for the 1990 science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich (STARGATE, INDEPENDENCE DAY, THE PATRIOT) and starring Michael Paré (STREETS OF FIRE, EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS, THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT), Malcolm McDowell (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, TIME AFTER TIME, BLUE THUNDER), Lisa Eichorn, Dean Devlin, Brian Thompson, Stephen Geoffreys, Leon Rippy and Roscoe Lee Browne. MOON 44 takes place in 2038. Multinational companies have taken control of the universe, constantly fighting each other for control of distant planets where their robots mine the priceless minerals which are now the only source of fuel back on Earth. The Galactic Mining Corporation is locked in a bitter conflict with a rival corporation, Pyrite, who have begun supplying pirates to attack GMC mining facilities across the Outer Zone of the universe. Moon 44 is one of their most lucrative mining operations and is projected to be the next target of the pirates. The GMC is tipped off that Moon 44’s mining shuttles are being hijacked and their shipments diverted. Their response is to send Felix Stone (Michael Paré), an Internal Affairs investigator, to look into the matter. When he arrives on the old rundown mining station, he discovers that his old girlfriend, Terry (Lisa Eichorn) is also working there. Terry is coordinating an experimental helicopter defense program with the questionable cooperation of the station's commanding officer, Major Lee (Malcolm McDowell) and his brutal sergeant, Sykes (Leon Rippy). Stone goes undercover to conduct his investigation as part of a group of Company prisoners who have been sent to Moon 44 to participate in Terry's program as pilots. The prisoners, led by Jake (Brian Thompson), Moose (John March) and Scooter (Jochen Nickel), have volunteered for the program to shorten their sentences. The reason for Terry’s defense program is the external atmosphere on Moon 44, which is horrendous. Hurricane force winds constantly race through rain-swept canyons, across a foggy surface mostly devoid of daylight, making conventional flying impossible. The prisoners, unaware that most of the pilots who volunteered before them are dead or maimed, are introduced to their co-pilots, a group of station-bound navigators. For the program to succeed, the pilots must work together with the navigators to overcome the flight problems that come with the harsh weather on the surface. Of course, the prisoners and the brainy young navigators clash instantly. Convinced that the ongoing theft of the station's mining shuttles is an inside job, Stone sets a trap to try and uncover the identity of the collaborator and Staff Sergeant Sykes walks right into it. In the ensuing struggle, Major Lee intervenes to save Stone's life. His subsequent behavior, though, convinces Stone that Lee is the one ultimately responsible. Believing he has enough information to close his case, Stone is about to return to GMC Headquarters to file his report when the mining station is suddenly attacked. Unaware that Major Lee has been given orders to launch all the mining shuttles and save Moon 44’s precious cargo if the station is attacked, Stone finds himself fighting a war on two fronts. The station must be defended against Pyrite’s drone fighters and Stone must somehow stop Lee from launching all the mining shuttles or everyone will be trapped on the station. The score for MOON 44 was composed by Joel Goldsmith and was his first major orchestral score for a film, foreshadowing his later work on science fiction projects such as STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE: ATLANTIS and STARGATE UNIVERSE. The score was performed by the Graunke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher L. Stone, with orchestrations by Stone and Jack Smalley. Originally released on compact disc by Silva Screen Records at the time of the film’s release in 1990 and long out of print, BUYSOUNDTRAX Records now brings MOON 44 back to compact disc again, newly remastered by James Nelson of Digital Outland. 1. Main Title/Felix The Cop (3:04) 2. First Training Flight (5:14) 3. So Long, Felix (4:06) 4. Navigator's Hang Up (1:25) 5. Armed And Dangerous No. 1 (3:29) 6. Drones, Drones, Drones (But Not A Drop To Drink) (2:52) 7. Sykes Gets Caught (2:10) 8. Armed And Dangerous No. 2 (4:27) 9. So You Like It Fast (Hard And Rough) (1:47) 10. Jake To The Rescue/Joel's Outlandish Adventure (2:24) 11. Lee Bombs Out (3:00) 12. Welcome To Moon 44 (0:49) 13. Taxi Driver ("You Talkin' To Me?") (2:49) 14. The Cookie Crumbles/Bumpy Taxi Ride/The End Of Moon 44 (6:04) 15. Aftermath (1:13) 16. Heading For Earth (0:59) 17. Terry On The Moon/Finale (1:12) 18. Shut Out (1:33) (Lead Vocal on 'Shut Out' by Heather Forsyth, Backing Vocals by Heather, Sean and Joel) Total Time: 49:21