Pet Sematary

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

Elliot Goldenthal’s first studio feature film score, Pet Sematary is a haunting, and unnerving horror score.  The original soundtrack release only ran 30 minutes, and there was certainly more goodness to release.  So when we found out that the rights had, indeed, reverted back to Paramount, we seized the opportunity to grab this title and give it the deluxe treatment.  The primary source was a pristine 4-track 1/2″ analog tape, which was lovingly transferred, and then I edited the album …

Batman Forever

Dan Audio Projects, Graphic Design

Today La-La Land Records released the third expanded release in the Batman film series that started in 1989, and ended quite horribly with 1997’s Batman & Robin.  Elliot Goldenthal’s score for Batman Forever is a tour-de-force of musical bombast, thematic expressionism and orchestral fury. In short, it’s bizarre and awesome and I love it.  Working on this one was a thrill in that I not only got to co-produce the score with Neil S. Bulk and MV Gerhard, but I got to do the …

Alien Saga Concert / Jerry Goldsmith Tribute Concert

Dan Spain (2009)

The concert this evening was a double-header. The first half was a celebration of music from the Alien film series, and the second was a tribute to Jerry Goldsmith in honor of what would have been his 80th birthday. Conducted by Diego Navarro, music from Alien was preformed, as imagery was projected on screen (it was not meant to be live-to-picture sync, however).  Goldsmith’s score to Alien is iconic, creepy and brilliant – and hearing it performed live was bone-chillingly …

Public Enemies

Dan Movie Reviews

Director Michael Mann takes on the period crime genre with Public Enemies, his film about the FBI’s pursuit of notorious criminals John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum) by Special Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). After Purvis chased down and killed Floyd, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup), in an effort to boost the agency’s reputation, assigning Purvis to the Chicago area where he is to focus on apprehending Dillinger, who …