Interview with composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Game)

We were honoured to speak with legendary horror film composer Harry Manfredini about his career in music and film; from creating the iconic score for Friday the 13th and it’s sequels to working on the recent video game.

“……one day in his kitchen, he said to me… I am going to make the scariest film ever, its called Friday the 13th, and you are going to score it…. And the rest I guess is history!”

 

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Horror Month: 10 Horrifically Brilliant Horror Scores

Horror Month – June 2015

A films score plays and important part in drawing the audience in to the dramatic unfoldings. Here at Indie Mac User we have picked out top 10 horror scores – and as always drop your favourite in the comment box !!!!
“Music and cinema fit together naturally. Because there’s a kind of intrinsic musicality to the way moving images work when they’re put together. It’s been said that cinema and music are very close as art forms, and I think that’s true.” – Martin Scorcese

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Best Movie Soundtracks

Written by Lewis Mainwaring

A truly great soundtrack is a time capsule of it’s film’s year and can provoke many memories for the listener.

This weekend the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey has hit cinema’s worldwide and has also seen the release of Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

One of the tracks Love Me Like You Do which is recorded by English recording artist Ellie Goulding is currently at the Number 1 spot of the UK Top 40 (for the second consecutive week). The track has also seen ‘top 10’ chart success in many other countries. Continue reading

Musings on the Flip Side

Why do some of the songs I cherish most from my favourite bands end up as b-sides?
Misguided record execs? Pop pickers? Or perhaps I just delight in the songs that only a serious fan would know.

Comment with your favourite b-sides and why you think they should have been made a Single or put on an Album (or not).