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 Posted:   Jul 11, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   CineMedia Promotions   (Member)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA-LA LAND RECORDS PRESENTS
THE CONJURING
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

Featuring Original Music by Joseph Bishara

(July 8, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records will release THE CONJURING – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Based on a true story, the story of the most terrifying case of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren features original music by Joseph Bishara (INSIDIOUS, THE GRAVEDANCERS).

“It was a clear opportunity to look deeply into the supernatural worlds, and the haunting investigations of the Warrens,” said composer Joseph Bishara. These are worlds that he is not unfamiliar with …

Joseph Bishara is a composer and music producer who assembles unique scores combining elements ranging from classical to punk to industrial, all which inform the unique aesthetic evident in his work.

His effective style of composition has been applied to horror film scores that include 11-11-11, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, AUTOPSY, and THE GRAVEDANCERS. In 2010, he not only composed the score for James Wan’s INSIDIOUS but also performed in the role of the Lipstick-Face Demon. His work will next be heard in the sequel, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 in theatres in September.

His additional works includes producing the soundtrack for the cult film REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and its musical successor THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL.

Bishara began his career as the guitarist and keyboardist for LA industrial metal band Drown, followed with soundtrack work for MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION, HEAVY METAL 2000 and JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOSTS OF MARS. He has contributed to remixes for many notable artists including Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Danzig and Christian Death, as well as programming and production work for the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Bauhaus, Megadeth, Rasputina, 16Volt and Prong.

"For whatever reason I was hearing brass clustering as an early response to the material, a quiet shimmering flutter tonge effect, and it grew from there," said Bishara about his original music for THE CONJURING.

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, THE CONJURING tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Academy Award® nominee Vera Farmiga) were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.

Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

New Line Cinema presents THE CONJURING, in theaters July 19, 2013. THE CONJURING – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on La-La Land Records will be available at www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack retailers on July 16, 2013.


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 Posted:   Jul 11, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Great résumé and can't wait for this one! (Also had no idea there was an Insidious sequel coming, great to see him onboard again).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of THE CONJURING for anyone who's interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/07/25/the-conjuring-joseph-bishara/

Jon

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

My review of THE CONJURING for anyone who's interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/07/25/the-conjuring-joseph-bishara/

Jon


I'm confused by your review, you seem to praise Bishara's music for his musical creativity and scary factor (you even call some of the tracks almost Goldenthalian lol) yet you end up concluding 'La-La Land’s album is a chore to sit through more than a couple of times, providing the listener with little more than an hour’s worth of angry, unappealing orchestral sound design that holds virtually no repeat play value.' Why not have the balls to come out with that instead of sugarcoating your review?

Anyway, I disagree strongly with your conclusion and score (which you only gave a star because of the Isham track); as a fan of horror scores -which this is- I think this is a solid effort and ambient as it may be, Bishara sets himself apart from other composers and creates a mood that I happen to enjoy listening to on a repeat basis. And trust me, I recognise cliché and phoned in horror scores from the first cheesy string hit, 'The Conjuring' is anything but.

As we already discussed in the la-la announcement thread, toe-tapping music this is not, but the cover should at least hinted at that wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 1:03 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Have to agree with Francis. I thought your review was well done but these kind of scores really do appeal to a certain listener and it sounds as if you're not it. I'd be curious to know if you have thought any ambient horror scores, similar to this style have been any good as listening experiences? Honest question by the way... not an attack smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

I'm confused by your review, you seem to praise Bishara's music for his musical creativity and scary factor (you even call some of the tracks almost Goldenthalian lol) yet you end up concluding 'La-La Land’s album is a chore to sit through more than a couple of times, providing the listener with little more than an hour’s worth of angry, unappealing orchestral sound design that holds virtually no repeat play value.' Why not have the balls to come out with that instead of sugarcoating your review?

I'm not sure how much more obvious I can be. It's perfectly possible to praise a score for being creative and scary, but hate listening to that score.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


I'm not sure how much more obvious I can be. It's perfectly possible to praise a score for being creative and scary, but hate listening to that score.


Well than I'd advise you to re-evaluate your rating system.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

Well than I'd advise you to re-evaluate your rating system.

"I’m always loath to give scores like The Conjuring a negative review because in many ways they do exactly what they are intended to do – scare the bejeezus out of an audience watching the film in a cinema – and in that respect Bishara’s score succeeds completely. There is also clearly a lot of musical creativity going on here which is commendable – it’s not easy to write this sort of dissonance. However, as much as I recognize this, I have to also evaluate the score as a separate listening experience, and on those terms, for me, it fails on all counts. With the exception of Isham’s cue, The Conjuring is a vacuum, with an almost total lack of any sort of thematic presence, melody, harmony, or emotional connection besides the pervading sense of fear. La-La Land’s album is a chore to sit through more than a couple of times, providing the listener with little more than an hour’s worth of angry, unappealing orchestral sound design that holds virtually no repeat play value."

No, I think *½ is about right. For me.

Having said that, I wish I could do away with star ratings entirely. People get so caught up in them, whereas I'd much rather have them concentrate on the 1,094 words in the review itself.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Sooooo....does my question not even merit a response?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   darkdel   (Member)

Joseph signing at Dark Delicacies on Sat, Aug 3rd. Purchase the cd and get a Conjuring promo item

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   darkdel   (Member)

Joseph signing at Dark Delicacies on Sat, Aug 3rd. Purchase the cd and get a Conjuring promo item

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   darkdel   (Member)

Joseph signing at Dark Delicacies on Sat, Aug 3rd at 2 p m. Purchase the cd and get a free Conjuring promo item while supplies last.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 3:51 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


I'm not sure how much more obvious I can be. It's perfectly possible to praise a score for being creative and scary, but hate listening to that score.


I think what you said was plain as day. The review kind of sums up what I felt, after listening to clips.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Dr. Voorhees   (Member)

There's no doubt that the score was extremely effective in the film, but I do doubt that I'd enjoy listening to it as a stand-alone. But that's Bishara's style, and if you can get on board with it you're gonna have a really great time with it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

Does anyone know why Isham was brought in to write one cue ?
It was the only cue that sounded like someone had put pen to paper and written down notes.
The rest of of it, as with INSIDIOUS, just sounded like he said to a high school band, "Try to play something scary. In the low registers." And then 12 high school band kids went to town, scratching away for all they were worth.
I found it distracting in the theatre.
Composer Joseph Bishara plays the witch Bathsheba in this movie. He previously played the dancing Tiny Tim (?) character in INSIDIOUS.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Highly effective in the film and part of the soundtrack album will definitely play outside on Halloween night!

 
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