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 Posted:   Jul 19, 2016 - 5:02 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

THE SIMILARS
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed by Edy Lan
Performed by The Filmharmonic Orchestra, Prague
Conducted by Adam Klemens



On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon… The Similars is the second film of renowned enfant-terrible Mexican director Isaac Ezban, after the multi-award-winning film The Incident (2014).

As in Ezban’s previous film, the music has been composed by young Mexican composer Edy Lan. His work for this film is a surprising and fresh approach to the fantastique, with a special homage to Bernard Herrmann.

Edy Lan is multi-award-winning composer, arranger and orchestrator. Although young, he has already worked in many media, including film music, concert music, advertising, and arrangements of pop and rock music. He has received international awards and nominations, with premieres of his music in both North and South America, as well as Europe. As a classical composer he received three awards at the prestigious International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition in Prague in 2011 and 2012, including “Best Music for Orchestra.” He was commissioned by the Mexican government to write music for the bicentennial of Toluca, one of Mexico's most important cities. So far, he has composed and produced the scores for eight feature films.

The score of The Similars is classical in style, a fully orchestral score that recalls the “good old times.” It is performed by the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague under the baton of Adam Klemens. The recording was produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Mikel F. Krutzaga.

Track list:

01. Rain (1:58)
02. Narrator (1:40)
03. The Station (0:33)
04. What’s Happening? (2:25)
05. Something’s Off (1:23)
06. Chaos and Convulsion (2:26)
07. Sadness and the Rest (1:13)
08. Bandages, Threat and Convulsion (2:52)
09. The Magazines (0:56)
10. Transformation! (6:55)
11. Psycho-Ish (1:04)
12. Thunders and Fight (2:12)
13. Radio and Irene (1:44)
14. Trapped (3:35)
15. Blood and Pictures (2:47)
16. The Comic (5:12)
17. Fight (1:21)
18. Gun and Death (6:29)
19. Death and Ignacio (3:29)
20. Unraveling? (2:28)
21. Death and the Baby (2:50)
22. The Car, the Dog and Revelation (3:49)
23. The Ending (4:24)
24. End Credits (2:33)

Total Disc Time: 66:28

This album is now on stock. For order, more info and listen audio samples, please visit www.quartetrecords.com

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2016 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

are your cd's lately limited editions ?. why don't you mention numbers anymore.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2016 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Sounds like a neat, ambitious, old school thriller score. A welcome change of pace from almost every other way composers are told to tackle thrillers these days. Very happy Quartet is releasing this!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2016 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Did anybody ever buy this, or see the movie to hear it?

The composer, Edy Lan, has posted what appears to be the complete score to his soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/edylan

It's a very neat 1950s-inspired score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)



Are any of you guys fans of this score ? The composer, Edy Lan is a big fan of Herrmann - and this comes through in the music, which is a "love letter" to Herrmann and The Twilight Zone.

I am particularly interested to know what Herrmann fans think of it.

The score is available on CD at a good price, and more scores of Lan's should be coming soon....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

Only two words : great music!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 1:14 AM   
 By:   Randy Watson   (Member)

Are any of you guys fans of this score ? The composer, Edy Lan is a big fan of Herrmann - and this comes through in the music, which is a "love letter" to Herrmann and The Twilight Zone.

I am particularly interested to know what Herrmann fans think of it.

The score is available on CD at a good price, and more scores of Lan's should be coming soon....


I bought this one on a whim at a sale last year. Really enjoyed it, a fun retro Herrmannesque score.

It's kinda funny, I never really connected with Herrmann himself but I always enjoy it when people pay homage to his sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

I like it. I took a chance when I spotted it going cheap.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

I've never heard of this composer ?
But the "samples" sound great !
Just ordered it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

I've never heard of this composer ?
But the "samples" sound great !
Just ordered it.


It's better than a lot by known ' talent'

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   calmblueocean81   (Member)

You can check it out on Spotify.
Its a great score and an absolute steal at this price!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2021 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

"The Similars" is a solid "modern retro" thriller/suspense score. I admittedly didn't care for the film itself, but I applaud every filmmaker who chooses to go the old fashioned route when it comes to scoring, which (almost) nobody cares to do anymore. And Edy Lan is clearly capable of delivering.

You can listen to more of Lan's music on his website. He's a very gifted composer who ought to be getting more work:

https://edy-lan.com/

 
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