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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Krakower Group   (Member)



Featuring Original Music By Brian Reitzell

(August 18, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release two new volumes of music from the hit NBC television series HANNIBAL, composed by Brian Reitzell (LOST IN TRANSLATION, BOSS). The HANNIBAL SEASON TWO Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 23, 2014. As with the two volumes of music from season one, released digitally August 5th and on CD September 2nd, each track on these two albums is a suite of music from an episode of the series.

“In this second season of HANNIBAL each episode is named after a Japanese food course,” said Reitzell. “It kind of gave me the opportunity to exploit my deep affection with Japanese films.”

Over the last decade and a half, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music supervisor Brian Reitzell has been on a mission to further elevate the layer that music adds to a film's life. He has created his own unique method of scoring films, drawing equally from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air, and his massive knowledge of recorded music.

Acting as both music supervisor and composer, he often blurs the lines between score, source music, and sound design. His vision is to create a seamless landscape of songs, score, and found music for each soundtrack. Brian’s explorations of new sounds add unique character to visual images. He often has instruments custom built or even invented for individual film scores and wholeheartedly embraces the Brian Eno philosophy of the recording studio as his instrument. Brian has thrived on collaborations with musicians from outside the Hollywood film composer network and has worked with some of today’s most acclaimed musical artists including Air, Richard James (Aphex Twin), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Elliott Smith, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Explosions In The Sky, Fever Ray, Robert Plant, Daniel Lopatin and Ensemble Matheus.

Brian's past films include THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION (for which he received a BAFTA award nomination), CQ, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, THUMBSUCKER, MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, BEGINNERS, and RED RIDING HOOD. His video game credits include his critically acclaimed score for THQ’s RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON and the upcoming WATCH DOGS for Ubisoft. Reitzell scored Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price’s WEST HINDER video installation. He has also scored and music supervised Sofia Coppola’s latest feature, THE BLING RING as well as Gus Van Sant’s PROMISED LAND. It was Van Sant who got Reitzell into television, bringing him on to score and supervise the show BOSS for cable network Starz.

One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this drama we see where this incredible story begins.
“Hannibal”, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, is from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and airs on NBC in the U.S. The series was developed for television by Bryan Fuller (PUSHING DAISIES, HEROES), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer.

“I’m a big fan of Toru Takemitsu. In watching a documentary on Takemitsu, I noticed a percussionist playing what looked to me like a bronze slit drum. A slit drum is an African tongue drum. This was made out of bronze,” described Reitzell. “That drum, I use for especially for Hannibal when he’s onscreen. It sounds like nothing else. It’s just such an interesting, rich tone color.”

Season 3 of the NBC series HANNIBAL will air spring 2015. HANNIBAL SEASON TWO Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 23, 2014.


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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Nexus 6   (Member)

Ok, I know this topic has only been up for about 2 1/2 hours but, seriously! Nobody has commented on this yet?! This is fucking great news! The music is fascinating to listen to and is an integral part of this amazing series. Season 2 was phenomenal. And we are getting 2 volumes of music for Season 1 and 2 volumes for Season 2?! So much to savor and enjoy. I'm overjoyed at this news. Come on everyone, show some love!

 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 3:34 AM   
 By:   guyatkings   (Member)

Just heard about this and am ecstatic. Downloading the season one volumes right now.

 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Krakower Group   (Member)

Just heard about this and am ecstatic. Downloading the season one volumes right now.

Also - in case it isn't clear from the press releases...Each album contains either 6 or 7 tracks. Starting with season 1 vol 1 the first track is a suite of music from the first episode of the series, the second track is a suite from episode 2, etc. Thirteen episodes, thirteen tracks total on the two volumes for that season.

 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Fascinating scores. Kudos for releasing these!

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