Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Sunday, 25 August 2013 21:10
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Midnight Syndicate's original motion picture soundtrack Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan is now available. Produced by Midnight Syndicate, the album features highlights from the movie score composed by Edward Douglas, along with The Ballad of Paul Bunyan performed by Hick'ry Hawkins.
From the press release:
"From a simple flourish of strings to behemoth bass horns on the rampage, the score is everything I hoped it would be and more," said director and co-writer Gary Jones. "The perfect marriage of sight and sound, Ed's music carries our film into that cool, cool realm of which filmmakers only dream."
"Gary wanted the film to have a feel similar to classic monster movies like King Kong. I found myself trying to channel my inner (Max) Steiner and (Bernard) Herrmann, in an effort to achieve that big, dramatic, classical sound," said composer Edward Douglas. "The monster in the film is American folklore legend, Paul Bunyan, so it gave me the opportunity to work with some 19th century American instrumentation as well. I think the result is a soundtrack that will sound both familiar and at times very different from what Midnight Syndicate has done to this point."
The CD is available right now through Midnight Syndicate's website, as well as iTunes and Amazon.com.
If you are a fan of horror-themed music, you'll be doing your ears a solid by checking out Midnight Syndicate if you haven't already.
Links: Midnight Syndicate Official Site | Midnight Syndicate on Facebook | The Axe Giant Official Site
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