Vangelis – Oscar winning composer of scores including ‘Chariots Of Fire’ and ‘Blade Runner’ has died aged 79

Vangelis, whose iconic theme for 1981’s Chariots of Fire won an Oscar, has died, according to published reports. He was 79.

His representatives told The Guardian that he died in a hospital in France where he was being treated for undisclosed causes.

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Encanto song ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ becomes first official Disney song to reach UK No 1

In a UK music chart first tonight, We Don’t Talk About Bruno, from the new hit Disney musical Encanto, soars to Number 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart – becoming the first ever original Disney song to do so in the chart’s 70-year history, the Official Charts Company can confirm.

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‘Scream: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks’ LP set available for pre order

While we all eagerly await the release of the upcoming Scream movie, Varèse Sarabande revisits Marco Beltrami’s masterful scores from the horror franchise’s first four films with Scream: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks.

The 4-LP set—pressed on blood-red vinyl with black smoke swirls—dedicates a full album to each film and includes two hours of unreleased material!

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Top 5 Horror Soundtracks

On Halloween eve we take the opportunity to listen to our favourite horror soundtracks. Music and score plays such a huge part of the genre; with music able to change a scene from shocking and graphic to comedic with the change of a note. Many hugely talented composers and musicians have contributed to the genre over the years and here we have chose five of our favourites and discuss why they have such a lasting impact; even beyond the films that they accompanied. 
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New track released from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween Kills’ soundtrack

David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is finally releasing in theaters on October 15th following it’s debut at Venice Film Festival and we recently learned that the film’s official soundtrack from horror master John Carpenter will release on the same date.

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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