4 track EP – Full album coming soon…
1. Maghogho Theme Suite
2. Next Morning Suite
3. Future of the Family Suite
4. New Hope Suite
2021 New Year’s Day special – Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks
Original television soundtrack to this action-packed spectacular episode featuring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harness, Chris Noth as corrupt business tycoon Jack Robertson and Dame Harriett Walter as Jo Patterson.
“We’ve crammed this year’s Doctor Who special with an explosion of extraordinary acting talent. Where else would you get British acting royalty, a globally renowned US screen star, an (inter)national treasure of stage and screen and one of Britain’s hottest young actors – just in the guest cast! Put those together with Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (and Daleks! Did I mention Daleks!) – and you get a cast to be exterminated for. And things will explode. Promise.” – Chris Chibnall, Executive Producer
Composer Segun Akinola comments – “Revolution of the Daleks is an emotional rollercoaster full of action, tension, old friends, old enemies and some heartfelt goodbyes, all of which are accompanied by music that utilises many of the musical themes from Series 11 and 12, and very often moves from a solo cello to orchestra, and much more in-between. It’s a ‘special’ in every sense of the word and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to release the entire score as I really wanted it to be readily accessible to those who’ve enjoyed listening to the Series 11 and 12 albums. So, if that’s you, thank you – this album is dedicated to you!”
1. 367 Minutes
2. A Cuppa
3. Something Revolutionary
4. Breakout Ball
5. The Clone
6. The Production Line
7. Stability and Security
8. Thank You For Being My Friend
10. The Death Squad
11. Bad Boys
12. Bye Fam
The original soundtrack to the much anticipated second series of ‘His Dark Materials’ scored by Lorne Balfe.
“…easily the best episodic tv music I’ve heard in a very long time …undoubtedly one of the most impressive new scores of the year …there’s some great music on here …a couple of tracks are really exceptional and there’s no doubt that anyone who enjoyed volume 1 should absolutely go and pick this up too …can’t wait for volume 3!” – Movie Wave
“The music is just gorgeous to listen to on its own.” – Soundtrack World
“Lorne Balfe’s orchestrations give the already grand world of His Dark Materials an even more sumptuous feel, with every faction of characters getting a distinct musical voice.” – Ign.com
IFMCA – Lorne Balfe for Best Original Score for a Television series
OFTA Television Society UK – Best New Theme Song in a series
RTS Craft & design Award – Lorne Balfe for Music – Original Title
His Dark Materials: Series 2
Starring Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson as Lyra and Will, two children on a quest across multiple realities, the new episodes follow on from a successful first season in 2019. As season one was based on the first novel in Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, season two will be based on the second instalment The Subtle Knife.
Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.
1. A Parallel Sky
2. Tortured Witch
3. Land of Spectres
4. He’s A Murderer
5. Magisterium’s New Era
6. The Chosen Two
7. The Witches’ Envoy
8. Study The Dark Matter
9. Kiss The Ring
10. Journey Ahead
11. A Once Great City
12. O Little Knife
13. Queen of the Southern Lakes
14. The Other Side of the Window
15. Let’s Do It Together
16. Matter of Dust
17. The Knife will Protect You
18. The Key to the Multiverse
19. Giacomo Paradisi
20. Kaisa Reveal
21. Beyond the Aurora
22. The Female Scholar
23. Fly, Spectres!
25. Interdimensional Travelers
26. Indomitable Courage
27. My Child
28. A Mystic Explorer
29. I Had A Best Friend
30. Lee’s Choice
31. Beyond The Waterfall
32. Fates Intertwined
33. The End of Tyranny
34. Goodbye Explorer
35. The Eve of War
From the multi award-winning producers of McQueen and Churchill comes the documentary film Audrey, an intimate look at Audrey Hepburn’s life. With access to never-before-seen footage from her family’s personal collection, the film provides a deeply insightful exploration of Audrey, her life, her dreams and her legacy.
“The film provides intimate interviews with those who knew her best, woven around rare archival footage,” director Helena Coan says. “However, we have taken it one step further and worked with multi-award-winning British choreographer, Wayne McGregor CBE, to create dance sequences inspired by Audrey’s love of ballet, building a beguiling and emotionally affecting portrait of Audrey. Dance magnifies Audrey’s emotional landscape and brings a heightened sense of drama and theatre to the film, as well as a rich visual language which has not yet been used in documentary.”
Alex Somers was a perfect choice of composer for Audrey. He created a poignant sound world and immersed within it the visual portrait of a conflicted and complex human being. Audrey’s strengths and vulnerabilities together with her insecurities, challenges and love of life and humanity, make her a presence still felt worldwide today.
“Audrey Hepburn was such a special person” Says Alex Somers. “It was my goal to tap into what made her such a one-of-a-kind soul and create a melodic and sonic accompaniment for her. Collaborating with Helena was a beautiful and rewarding experience. The music poured out and together we experimented and pushed deeper to tell Audrey’s story; there is music here that is dark and there is music here that is light and uplifting, but the common thread is that it is honest and true to the spark that was Audrey.”
Alex Somers is an American composer and producer who currently resides in Los Angeles, having spent most of the last decade living in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he studied visual art at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Alex was born in Baltimore and studied composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
His work was first noticed in 2009 with Riceboy Sleeps, his ambient album collaboration with partner Jónsi (Sigur Rós). Following Riceboy Sleeps, Alex co-produced Jónsi’s 2010 debut solo album Go. He then opened his own recording studio in Reykjavík where he co-produced and mixed Sigur Rós’ 2013 album Valtari, and continued to collaborate with artists Jónsi, Julianna Barwick, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Gyða Valtýsdóttir, Damien Rice, Amiina, Sin Fang, Briana Marela.
Alex began scoring for film and TV in 2011 when, together with Jónsi, he composed music and produced songs for We Bought A Zoo, How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy, Aloha, season one of WGN’s Manhattan, and The
He has since gone on to score Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic (2016), Shia LaBeouf’s Honey Boy (2019), Taylor Swift’s Netflix original documentary Miss Americana (2020) and, most recently, the Apple original animated film titled Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.
Audrey, the documentary, is available on DVD and as a Digital Download now.
1. Everywhere All the Time
3. In the Cellar
4. Very Fuzzy
5. Kept Secret
6. Death Pulls
7. Disappeared One Day
11. Fell in Love with Her
12. Found Each Other
13. All Over the World
14. Listen to Radios
15. By Herself
16. Belong to Nobody
17. It Becomes Her
18. Truly Truly
19. Didn’t Exist
20. Picture of Her
21. Like A Light
22. Black Raven Hair
23. Great Willow Tree
24. Slowly Eroding
28. Golden Age
30. Water Sprite
32. Moon River
Harry Escott’s original score for BBC drama Roadkill. Starring Hugh Laurie, the four-part political thriller was written by David Hare (The Hours, The Reader) and directed by Line of Duty’s Michael Keillor. The thriller follows a self-made, forceful, and charismatic politician whose public and private life is being picked apart by his enemies.
Over the last two decades, Harry Escott has worked with some of the industry’s finest filmmakers composing scores for Eran Creevy’s Shifty, Paddy Considine’s Journeyman, Steve McQueen’s Shame, David Slade’s Hard Candy and Alvaro Delgado’s Retablo. He is known for his long standing relationship with Michael Winterbottom, for whom he has scored several films including A Might Heart, The Face of An Angel and most recently, Greed and with Clio Barnard for whom he has scored all of her films including the forthcoming Ali & Ava.
Away from the screen, Escott’s recent works include a collaboration with the poet Lavinia Greenlaw for her sound installation, Audio Obscura, which won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and O Light Of Light, a reflection on Tallis’ O Nata Lux which was commissioned and performed by Ora Singers.
Harry Escott’s score for Roadkill is a jazzy, small ensemble affair featuring Mercury nominated pianist Kit Downes as leader of the band of world class performers – Martin France on drums, Richard Price on Double Bass, Oliver Pashley on Clarinet and Hugh Wilkinson on Vibraphone. Escott’s jaunty yet slippery themes and chromatic angular waltzes, seem to be purposefully disassociated from the on-screen drama. The music’s role in Roadkill is to heighten our understanding of the central character, the sociopathic politician Peter Laurence, skilfully played by Hugh Laurie.
Roadkill premiered on BBC One, UK on 18th October and is expected to premiere in the U.S. in early 2021 as part of the PBS’ Masterpiece series.
Roadkill is Harry Escott’s 4th release on Silva Screen Records, following Shifty (2009), The Face of An Angel (2015) and River (2015), for which he was awarded the Music and Sound Award for best original TV score in 2016.
1. Chess Game Shuffle
2. Gently Crushing Lily
3. The Comb
4. Off To Downing Street
5. Back In The Game
6. Lily Tails To Marylebone
7. A Hell Of A Price For A Speech
8. The Game’s In Play
9. Are We Allowed To Kiss?
10. The Shark’s In The Swimming Pool
11. Shephill Prison
12. We’re Very Grateful
13. Running Over Deer
14. Prison Riot
15. Charmian Pepper
16. Moving On From Madeleine
17. I Was Humiliated
18. Roadkill Title Theme
19. Strewing Rose Petals
“In the most spied on country in the world, the BBC surveillance thriller is both deeply unsettling and terrifyingly plausible” – The Guardian
Starring Holliday Grainger and Callum Turner, The Capture is BBC’s Big Brother themed thriller set in our contemporary world of digital surveillance. The first six episodes of Season 1 established a heightened world of deception and paranoia. Season 2 filming is scheduled for summer 2021.
Composers Dave Rowntree and Ian Arber were presented with a brief to compose a complex and melody-driven score. The director Ben Chanan (The Missing, Cyberbully) wanted the score to reflect the puzzle nature of the story, using bold and idiosyncratic themes for the characters to help enhance the show’s twists and turns. The music was to become a part of storytelling, and the themes were to evolve with the characters, as their relationships developed, entwined and collided.
David Rowntree and Ian Arber used their strengths as a duo to approach this distinctive and mysterious musical world. David’s experimental, analogue synth and percussive experience, in combination with Ian’s more traditional, melody-driven orchestral background led to a rich and unique hybrid of ideas and techniques, with both composers collaborating on every cue. Dave Rowntree is the drummer for the rock band Blur, whilst Ian Arber (Medici, My Name Is Lenny, I Am Bolt) is a classically trained composer proficient in cello, piano, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, and music production.
“We created the sound of this world using our unique blend of electronic and organic sounds, interweaving a live string section for the characters at the heart of the story. The purity of the strings helped contrast and focus in on the heart of the human stories within the unravelling world. We used many effects and techniques to distort, glitch and stutter electronic sounds, but also processed the purer sounds like the strings, when our musical worlds needed to collide. We hid clues in the music by creating images and converting these to sounds using a number of techniques which allowed the images to be reconstructed by a viewer from the audio, and also incorporated hints based on Morse Code rhythms.” – Ian Arber
1. The Capture Titles
2. The Soldier
3. Would It Be You?
4. The Assault
5. What Happens in Helmand
6. Seeing is Deceiving
7. Tread Carefully
8. Tall Man
9. Toy Soldier
12. The Body
13. Gastor Square
14. Fig Leaf
15. A Pilgrim of Justice
16. Safe House
17. The Mole
18. Believe Your Eyes
20. Alternative Fact
‘The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials: Series Two’, with music composed by Lorne Balfe, this second ‘Musical Anthology’ volume presents newly composed principal themes from the second series.
“Writing the score for season two was a fantastic experience due to being able to delve into the musical world of Cittàgazze.” says Lorne. “Recording the score had its challenges due to COVID. Musicians and singers from Inverness, Cardiff, London, Vienna and Bulgaria contributed to this season’s soundtrack and made the music come alive.”
Series Two is based on The Subtle Knife, the second book in Philip Pullman’s trilogy. Dafne Keen is back as Lyra Belacqua alongside Ruth Wilson as Mrs Coulter and Lin Manuel-Miranda as Lee Scoresby. Also returning for series two is Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala, Joe Tandberg as Lorek Byrnison and Helen McCrory as Stelmaria. Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp, Andrew Scott, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby.
The Musical Anthology of His Dark Material Series One was warmly received by the press:
“This is fantasy the way it should be done: sumptuous, inspiring both wonder and a sense of adventure, beautifully scored (by Lorne Balfe), with world building that is as impeccable as it is effortless.” – First Post
“It’s an epic work that perfectly foreshadows Lyra’s journey, and could easily belong in Assassin’s Creed or Tomb Raider” – Classic FM
“…thematically rich, dramatically potent fantasy music… It’s not just good by his standards, it’s good by anyone’s, easily the best episodic tv music I’ve heard in a very long time and it’s presented wonderfully on this well-conceived album… undoubtedly one of the most impressive new scores of the year.” – Movie-Wave
Lorne Balfe (Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Lego Batman Movie, Churchill) is a Grammy Award winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated composer. Whether on an impossible mission, the heartbreak of the Queen, the perils of the cape crusade or the soul of a genius, Lorne Balfe creates a musical voice that reflects the characters and the stories that embody them. Originally from Inverness, Scotland, Balfe has created music in virtually all genres and for all visual media with projects ranging from major studio to independent films, tentpole video game franchises, beloved animated feature films, critically acclaimed television series, and documentary features.
1. The Subtle Knife
2. Play the Serpent
3. Dark Materials: Between the Worlds
4. A Spectre’s Playground
5. A New Cardinal Rises
6. The Witch Queen of Lake Lubana
7. Children of The Prophecy
8. The City In The Sky
9. The Shaman
Award-winning composer Cho Young-wuk’s evocative soundtrack to Park Chan-wook’s BBC adaptation of John le Carré’s classic 1983 spy novel.
Featuring Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon.
The Little Drummer Girl is the follow up to The Night Manager (2016), the second soundtrack from The Ink Factory BBC series to be released on Silva Screen Records. Dedicated to adaptations of John le Carré’s novels, The Ink Factory was founded in 2010 by John le Carré’s sons Stephen and Simon Cornwell.
Broadcast in 2018, the 6 part mini-series features actors, spies and terrorists, inter-weaving the characters through an intricate and complex storyline. Park says “There’s the dynamic between fiction and reality, and how the lines get blurred. Then there’s the question of what’s the truth and what’s performance, and also the dynamic between the assailants and the victims.” Park’s visual depiction of the 1970s era is peppered with symbolic use of colour; the slightly dreamy, dissociated atmosphere of the series is disrupted by a striking palette of yellows, oranges, blues and greens as light and shade are utilised to observe the sharp contrast and clashes between characters. The visuals and storylines are mirrored and bolstered by Cho Young-wuk’s exquisite soundtrack, brimming with bitter-sweet melodies. The melodies are as strong and complex as the characters depicted.
Cho Young-wuk and Korean art-house director Park Chan-wook have proved to be one of the great composer and director pairings. Old friends and neighbours, Cho and Park’s friendship pre-dates their film careers and thus far have collaborated on internationally acclaimed Oldboy (Grand Prix winner, Cannes 2004), Lady Vengeance (2009), Thirst and The Handmaiden (2016).
Since composing the soundtrack for The Contact (1997), the first ever million-selling soundtrack to a Korean film, Cho has created over 50 film scores. Today, he is the number one South Korean orchestral film composer, scoring some of the biggest art and box office hits.
The series was broadcast on BBC and AMC.
2. Charlie and the Bomb
3. Fiction Becomes Truth
4. Mystery Man
5. The Training Camp
10. Theatre of the Real
11. Time Bomb
12. Make Yourself Comfortable
13. Reliving the Explosion
16. Play the Scene
17. Charlie and Michel
19. Wish Me Luck
20. Joan of Arc
21. Kiss Ride
1. Lebanon Roads
2. Michel’s Letter
3. The Little Drummer Girl
4. Captain Tahey
5. The Bunker
6. Vergiss Nicht
9. I Am Khalil
11. Take Off Your Clothes
12. Scars and Wounds
15. The Plaza
16. Refugee Camp
17. The T Shirt
18. Seducing Khalil
19. Charlie and Gadi
Based on Vikram Seth’s 1300-page book following the fortunes of four large families, the six-part series is directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and adapted for screen by Andrew Davies (War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice). The series was created by an almost exclusively all Indian cast and crew and main roles featured Tanya Maniktala (Lata), Ishaan Khattar (Maan), Mahira Kakkar (Mrs Mehra), Danesh Razvi (Kabir), Namit Das (Haresh).
The score was composed by Alex Heffes with Anoushka Shankar, world renowned sitar player. Previously paired on Mira Nair’s 2016 Disney Film Queen Of Katwe, Alex knew how important the music score is to her. Says Alex of his work with Mira “music flows throughout Vikram Seth’s book so we discussed very early on how to tie the original score into the very authentic music world of India that had been captured on screen and how to create a musical language for the score that weaves between the world of Classical Indian music and the world of film music… careful consideration was given to how to integrate orchestra into the Indian musical world, often having to learn to follow the phrasing and bending of the sitar.”
In search of character’s music themes, Alex arranged experimental sessions with some of the UK’s best classical Indian performers, combining tabla, mridangam, kanjeera, ghatam and many other percussion instruments with bansuri (Classical Indian flute), tanbura and the sitar. Early on, the decision was made that the sitar would be Lata’s ‘voice’. For Kabir they used the bansuri, played by acclaimed indian performer Ashwin Srinivasan and for the character of Amit, the solo violinist Philippe Honoré provided the musical voice. For suitor number three, Haresh, a variety of pitched Indian classical percussion such as clay pots, mangeera (hand cymbals), ghungroos and morsing (jaw harp) was employed, played by percussionist Sanket Naik.
Says Mira Nair “The three of us (Mira, Anoushka and Alex) approached several Indian artistes. Ashwin Srinivasan, the great flutist, plays throughout the soundtrack. Namit Das, who also acts as Haresh Khanna in A Suitable Boy, is an extraordinary singer who composed the boatman’s song as the lovers crossed the Ganges. Gagan Dev Riar, who also acts in A Suitable Boy, made a beautiful song of longing for the widow in the village scenes.
We were lucky to get the great maestro, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, the son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, to perform ‘Jhinjhoti’ and ‘Khamaj’ on screen in two concerts. The syncretic nature between traditional Indian sound and the Islamic influences that had arrived through Iran, Turkey, and Pakistan, which was then called India; all of this confluence can be experienced in the music of A Suitable Boy.”
02. Lata’s Theme
03. Your Sister, My Brother
04. You Too Will Marry A Boy I Choose
05. Lutf Woh Ishq Mein – Composed & Sung by Kavita Seth
06. Mehfil Barkhaast Hui – Composed & Sung by Kavita Seth
07. Smitten Kitten (Meenakshi’s Theme)
09. Quegdevelim Sunset – Composed by Rhys D’Szousa / Performed by Bombay Brass
10. No Time, Lover, Or Friend
11. Raag Khamaaj – Composed & Performed by Shujaat Husain Khan
12. There Is No Harm In Dawn
13. The Floating Temple – Composed by Alex Heffes, Anoushka Shankar, Namit Das & Yamini Das
14. Pillow Talk
15. Let’s Go Away / I Never Want to See You Again
16. Na-rawa Kahiye – Composed & Sung by Kavita Seth
17. What Happened & Maan Delirium
18. Muddat Hui Hai – Composed & Sung by Kavita Seth
19. Kabir’s Letter
20. Unsuitable Tango
01. The Railway Theme
02. One Loves You
03. Your Parakeet Is Well?
04. Are You Making Fun of Me?
05. Farewell to Rasheed
06. Are You A Lipstick Girl?
07. Are We French Now?
08. Dil-e-Nadaan – Composed & Sung by Kavita Seth
09. Make Lata Love Me
10. I Can Make Any Shoe
11. Think Beyond Your Friends
12. Fluke of A Catch
13. Christmas In Prahapore
14. Free India’s First Election
15. Raag Jhinjhoti – Composed & Performed by Shujaat Husain Khan
16. Raag Lalit
17. Maan In Turmoil
19. The Fever Bird
20. Maan In Prison
21. An Unfortunate Accident
22. Love Has Run Its Course (Mehfil Barkhaast Hui Duet) – Composed by Kavita Seth / Sung by Kavita Seth & Sharvari Deshpande
23. A Suitable Boy
24. Lata Chooses Her Suitable Boy
25. Monkey Wisdom
The long-awaited score album for the 1986 horror movie Rawhead Rex is released on Silva Screen Records on 30th October in digital, CD and vinyl formats. The 15-track album is penned by composer Colin Towns, known for The Puppet Masters, Space Truckers, Maybe Baby, Foyle’s War, Doc Martin, Pie In The Sky.
Rawhead Rex is a nuanced and lush horror score from a hugely talented composer at his best. The sound of the score grows and withers; from pastoral melodies to screaming brass and orchestral cacophony, back to clear harmony and fragile lines, bringing anticipation and dread to all the right points in the story. The music afterthought, There is a Green Hill Far Away, dissolves the mass of sound into the creepy and fragile, hymn-like vocal track.
This enjoyable creature-feature is based on a short horror story by Clive Barker (Hellraiser) and directed by George Pavlou. Released in 1986, the story of Rawhead Rex is set in 1980’s rural Ireland. The Demon, alive for millennia and trapped in the depths of hell, is unleashed on the sleepy local farming community. Remembered faintly through pre-Christian myth, the only one that can stop Rawhead’s bloody rampage is the historian, desperately racing against the time.
Composer Colin Towns is not only one of Europe’s most prolific film, television and theatre composers, but also a pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer and collaborator. His name has graced the credits of many prestigious and popular features.
“The first film I scored was Full Circle which starred Mia Farrow and is still in the BFI top ten for best score for horror films. I felt that film was more of a dark scary mystery. Rawhead Rex on the other hand was clearly a horror film 100%. I visited the film set in Ireland during the filming to take in the atmosphere and meet the actors after which I decided to record the music at CTS in London with a sixty piece orchestra plus electronics. I have always orchestrated my own work and had a wild time with Rawhead which is what I really love doing”. – Colin Towns
1. Rawhead Rex Main Theme
2. Welcome to Ireland
3. Rawhead Appears
4. Nicholson’s Farm
5. “Just you wait”
6. Boy Runs For His Life Through The Wood
7. Minty – “gotta pee”
8. The Vicarage
9. The Family is Leaving
10. Gussing Opens Book
11. Howard Discovers a Strange Glass Window in the Church
12. Declan Goes Wild in the Church
13. Howard Discovers the Power of the Stone
14. Rawhead Rex End Credits
15. There is a Green Hill Far Away