‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ being released August 7th!
Andrew Lockington to Return for ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’
Film Music Reporter has been able to confirm that Andrew Lockington will be back to score the sequel to the family adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth, which the composer scored in 2008. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island stars Josh Hutcherson , Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Davis and Luis Guzman. The movie is loosely based on Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Islandand tells the story of Sean Anderson who takes on a trip to a mythical and monstrous island to find his missing grandfather. The film marks the second feature film for director Brad Peyton. Journey 2 was ...
Frankie and Alice
FRANKIE AND ALICE A drama centered on a young woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and not give in to her racist alter-personality.
Journey to the Center of the Earth
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 2008 Recorded at Air Studios in London, UK and mixed at Abbey Road Studios. The score for "Journey To The Center of the Earth" features a large traditional orchestra accented with Analog synth elements and large choir. Contributing to the orchestral percussion is the Kiyoshi Nagata Taiko Ensemble. [pro-player]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVsDoMhCaAg[/pro-player] Film synopsis An exciting adventure based on the classic Jules Verne novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth," Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D stars Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Mummy) as a science professor whose untraditional hypotheses have made him the laughing stock of the academic ...
City of Ember
CITY OF EMBER 2008 [pro-player]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOC8PdK9gSA[/pro-player] Lights shine in the city of Ember—but at the city limits the light ends, and darkness takes over. Out there in the Unknown Regions, the darkness goes on forever in all directions. Ember—so its people believe—is the only light in the dark world. And now the lights of the city are beginning to fail. Is there a way to save the people of Ember? No one knows. But Lina Mayfleet has found a puzzling document, and Doon Harrow has made discoveries down in the Pipeworks. With these clues, they start their search. Recorded and mixed at the legendary Abbey ...
ONE WEEK 2008 [pro-player type='FLV']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqD9Dm_DMN8[/pro-player] When a young man is confronted with his mortality, he takes a cross-country road trip on a vintage motorcycle. One Week tells the story of Ben Tyler, mid-twenties, who flees from the confines of his life—an impending marriage, a job he’s not entirely happy with, a house purchase and a recent diagnosis—in order to attempt to live more fully. What starts off as an ill-defined venture, soon morphs into a quest for the West Coast. One Week asks the question, "What would you do if you had one week to live?" and answers it through our hero’s journey. It’s ...
HOW SHE MOVE
HOW SHE MOVE 2008 [pro-player width='600' height='300' type='FLV']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0L2Xv30oRU[/pro-player] Bursting with raw talent and intelligence, Raya, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has always been the family's one great hope. She won the rare chance to break out of their drug and crime-infested neighborhood when she was accepted into the exclusive Seaton Academy. But when her sister dies of an overdose, the family is shattered and Raya is forced to return to the place she tried so hard to escape. It's not easy to go back--especially when one-time friends, including the tough minded Michelle, see Raya as a stuck-up traitor who left the community behind. Feeling ...
SKINWALKERS 2006 [pro-player width='600' height='300' type='FLV']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOLkGyZ6pWI [/pro-player] The score for Skinwalkers is a melange of both traditional orchestral elements and digitally manipulated modern and medieval instruments. Andrew used his research on Japanese and Sudanese percussion to create rhythmic structures on which much of the orchestral movement is based. In addition, the Japanese percussion influence is evidenced by Taiko drums which can be heard cementing the beat structure in many places throughout the score. "Skinwalker’s music has an astonishing richness that just might stand as the best lupine score since Pino Donaggio’s beastly strings for The Howling" - IF Magazine "Action-filled but persuasive, with a subtle understatement of thematic ...
Composer signs on for 3rd Season of ‘Sanctuary’
Composer signs on for 3rd Season of 'Sanctuary' Epic Art Magazine - Dyllan Waits "Composer Andrew Lockington (Journey To The Center of the Earth, City of Ember) has been secured to score the 3rd season of "Sanctuary". After his industry-changing music (including songs) written for the second season of the popular TV series, it's no surprise the show's creator and producers were quick to ink Lockington to another 20 episodes. The composer's tunes had such an impact on viewers that numerous blogs and websites quickly emerged devoted to the music. Rumor has it a soundtrack album may also make it's ...
Richie Mehta’s “Siddharth” with Music by Andrew Lockington to have it’s World Premiere @ Venice International Film Festival 2013!
The film will be screened for the first time at the prestigious Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) this August / September.
I’ll Follow You Down Theatrical Trailer Featuring music from Andrew’s score:
Sony Classical will release the soundtrack album for the upcoming fantasy adventure sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The album features the film’s original score composed by Andrew Lockington (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). Also included is the song I Feel Alive by IAMEVE.
The soundtrack will be released overseas on August 5, 2013. Check back on this page for the domestic release date and audio clips. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is directed by Thor Freudenthal and stars Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Jake Abel, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Sean Bean, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Missi Pyle, Yvette Nicole Brown and Mary Birdsong. The movie follows Percy Jackson and his friends as they head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.
The film is set to be released on August 7, 2013 by 20th Century Fox. For updates on the fantasy adventure, visit the official movie website.
Here’s the album track list:
1. Thalia’s Story
2. Percy At The Lake
3. Colchis Bull
4. The Shield Is Gone
5. The Oracle’s Prophecy
6. Cursed Blade Shall Reap
7. Wild Taxi Ride
10. Onboard the Yacht
11. Wave Conjuring
12. Sea Of Monsters
13. Belly Of The Beast
14. New Coordinates
16. Thank You Brother
18. Annabeth and the Fleece
20. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Main Titles
21. To Feel Alive – IAMEVE
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Goldsmith…Horner…Williams. Though he is too modest to agree, Andrew Lockington’s score for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has all the luster one would expect from the greats when they were in their prime. Building off of the thematic sense of adventure heard in the first film, Andrew takes the music in this series to another level entirely for the follow-up, even by going as far as exploring the jungles in Papua New Guinea to research the score. This rather extraordinary phase of the project is best summarized with an excerpt from the press release:
“Lockington’s incredible journey included living far up the treacherous Sepik River, home to many of the world’s last remaining un-contacted indigenous tribes. Armed with a backpack full of recording equipment and an HD camcorder, he spent time with two tribes – documenting not only their ceremonies and their music, but also getting unprecedented insight into their unique way of life.”
Clearly, Andrew’s not in this business just for a paycheck. What makes this story even better is that there is a happy ending. The score is marvelous!
In an experience I will liken to my first listen of Stargate by David Arnold, Journey 2 offers up a sweeping engagement with four themes pacing the way. The ‘Journey’ theme itself is reprised from the first movie, which sounds just as good as I remembered, but the real backbone of the score is the interplay between the Family and Mysterious Island themes. If adventuring to a mysterious island could be bottled up in the form of music, these themes would emerge when uncorked.
Another quotient of beauty in the mix is the tactful use of choir and solo voice. Unlike so many soundtracks where we hear the yearning female voice echoing endlessly in the background, Andrew opted for a more engaging approach as the soloist here brings to life the mysteries of the island in an enticing manner. Equally in synch, the choir is embedded into the framework in a way that services the score without disrupting it (today’s choral works are often too overstated). That said, when the chorus needs to make a bolder statement, the voices hit their mark in a grand, uplifting way. Suffice it to say that all the choral elements have been pulled together into a cohesive mix and the end result is completely spot on.
So the percussion instruments is another piece to obviously make mention of. Andrew went halfway around the world, how can I not? Given that so much time and research went into this aspect of the score, it could have been very easy to unleash a bombardment of drumming and no one would have second-guessed it. Well, it’s awesome to hear that the tribal elements were implemented with great care and does not supercede the impact of the orchestra. In fact, much like the choral arrangements, the percussion instruments are scripted to be only one part of a larger musical picture. It’s so meticulously plotted, in fact, that we don’t get any full signs of the island/tribal influences until track 8, at which point it kicks off a series of cues that are full of action and excitement, all paced by variations of the main themes and the unique rhythm of the drums. These are the types of tracks that will rekindle the sense of wonder many of us had when filing into multiplexes in the 80′s. Indeed, I’d say that tracks 8 thru 10 are what I would deem the best of the best, highlights from a superlative score.
After a calendar year in which many of the greats skirted with rekindling their past successes, such as the tandem of John Williams releases and the Captain America score by Alan Silvestri, along comes Andrew’s efforts, that in my opinion, easily tops those experiences. I have a feeling that this score will be remembered as one of the year’s best, and that’s conservative. To me, this is one of the best types of action/adventure scores that anyone can hope to listen to.