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The April Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 4/13/2021 - 3:00 AM
The April issue of FSM ONLINE is now live. On the cover this month is TOM HOLKENBORG (aka Junkie XL), talking about his music for blockbusters ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE and GODZILLA VS. KONG; plus THE INCREDIBLE HOLK drops by to smash things up. Also in this issue, EMILE MOSSERI discusses his Oscar-nominated score for MINARI; GARETH COKER rises to the challenge of the IMMORTALS FENYX RISING video game and MYTHS OF THE EASTERN REALM DLC; speaking of Oscar, check out the conclusion to our AM-PAS OR FAIL? Counterpoint column; STEFAN GREGORY gets his hands dirty with Netflix’s THE DIG, starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan; Soundtrack Obscurities reveals the film music of YURI POTEYENKO; WONG’S TURN looks at music in the time of Covid-19; ELIZABETH PHILLIPSON-WEINER gets productive with the short film GETS GOOD LIGHT; plus reviews, CONCERTS ARE BACK (!!!), a bunch of embedded audio clips, and more.

Lastly, in the issue’s editorial column, FSMO’s amazing managing editor, KRISTEN ROMANELLI, bids us adieu as she moves on to all kinds of new and exciting endeavors.


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March Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 3/13/2021 - 9:00 AM
The March edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is a pair of interviews, one with JERMAINE STEGALL about scoring COMING 2 AMERICA, starring Eddie Murphy, and the other with HENRY JACKMAN about
his music to CHERRY, starring Tom Holland; plus, we announce the WINNERS of the INAUGURAL FSMies, including video acceptance speeches from ALAN SILVESTRI, DANIEL PEMBERTON and more! Also in this issue, Cary Wong and Vikram Lakhanpal face off in an Oscars-themed COUNTERPOINT; JOSEPH TRAPANESE tells us about Netflix's FINDING ’OHANA; ANNE NIKITIN casts her spell on FATE: THE WINX SAGA, also for Netflix; an archival special
featuring a video interview with PATRICK DOYLE; an FSMies-themed EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, MINARI and JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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February's FSM ONLINE Is Live — Vote for the FSMies!
Posted By: Tim Curran 2/15/2021 - 11:00 PM
The February edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is the long-awaited inauguration of our own official awards to recognize the cream of the film score crop each year: THE FIRST ANNUAL FSMies. Have your voice heard and vote for which scores and albums from the past year are truly the best. Or, if you don't subscribe to FSMO, sign up HERE to join in the fun!

Also in this issue, MARC CANHAM discusses his score to the upcoming Netflix thriller I CARE A LOT; Tim Burden and Saul Pincus look back at the classic movies and MUSIC OF 1991 in a 90-minute audio retrospective; NAINITA DESAI documents her work on THE REASON I JUMP and AMERICAN MURDER: THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR; BEN LOVETT gets hairy with THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW; JONGNIC BONTEMPS scores a civil rights icon in MY NAME IS PAULI; Volume 4 of SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES 2.0 unearths some frozen gems from Scandinavia and Iceland; an Ear of the Month Contest for 1991; lots of album reviews, including THE LITTLE THINGS, THE MIDNIGHT SKY, WANDAVISION, LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION - THE DELUXE EDITION and WOLFWALKERS; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy, and HAPPY PRESIDENTS‘ DAY! 

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January Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 1/12/2021 - 3:00 AM
Happy New Year! The absolutely jam-packed January edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover kicks off 2021 right with an interview with HOWARD SHORE about his newest scores for the Netflix productions PIECES OF A WOMAN and FUNNY BOY; we also take a look back at the dumpster-fire year of 2020 with our annual YEAR IN REVIEW coverage, with hot takes from Jon and Al Kaplan, Erik Heine, Cary Wong, Vikram Lakhanpal and the long-awaited return of Tim Burden. Also in this issue,TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS tell us all about their big-time scores for David Fincher's MANK and Pixar's SOUL; BRANFORD MARSALIS gets in the swing with MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM; TREMORS director RON UNDERWOOD looks back on 30 years of his cult classic (VIDEO INTERVIEW); songwriters LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY discuss their work on the documentary NASRIN; a 2020 IN REVIEW Ear of the Month Contest; a Composer's Corner review of Cinesamples' Soundscapes; a record 32 ALBUM REVIEWS, including SOLO — A STAR WARS STORY: THE DELUXE EDITION, WONDER WOMAN 1984 and LET THEM ALL TALK; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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November Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 11/11/2020 - 3:00 AM
The jam-packed November edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story, POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN FILM SCORE, delves into some of the most noteworthy soundtracks for films about American presidents and politics, including the likes of LINCOLN, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DAVE and more. Also this issue is an OVER THE MOON blowout, featuring an interview with STEVEN PRICE (who also discusses his work on the new Attenborough doc, A LIFE ON OUR PLANET), plus a separate chat with the songwriters of the Netflix animated musical; JOHN DEBNEY tackles two holiday treats in COME AWAY, with Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo, and JINGLE JANGLE, with Forest Whitaker; ERRAN BARON COHEN talks about his music for Amazon's surprise BORAT sequel; a piece on master composer HENRY MANCINI, covering career highlights like BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and VICTOR/VICTORIA; a Mancini-themed EAR OF THE MONTH; Cary Wong's annual HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (yes, there are still holidays this year); DARA TAYLOR scores ECHO BOOMERS, starring Patrick Schwarzenegger; BRIAN TYLER scores the inspirational Disney+ drama CLOUDS; lots of album reviews, including THE WITCHES, WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005) and THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The October Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 10/13/2020 - 3:00 AM
The spooky October edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. The decidedly unspooky cover story is a look at the fall TV season, including an interview with JEFF RUSSO on the music for the latest seasons of FARGO, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and STAR TREK PICARD; CARLOS RAFAEL RIVERA makes his move with the Netflix mini-series THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, starring Anya Taylor-Joy; REINHOLD HEIL recalls his Berlin days with DEUTSCHLAND 89; and GIL TALMI and ANDREW GROSS attempt to do justice to ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY, the Amazon Prime voter suppression doc. Also this issue is a chat with ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL about his new score for Julie Taymor's Steinem biopic GLORIAS; the Top 10 entries are revealed in Erik Heine's 1990 IN FILM MUSIC: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW; Wong's Turn helps you VOTE TO THE SOUND OF JOHN WILLIAMS; a new installment of SOUNDTRACK OBSCURITIES 2.0, featuring DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING and more; a 1990 IN FILM MUSIC-based Ear of the Month contest; MIKOLAI STROINSKI and GARRY SCHYMAN team up to score the Kafkaesque video game METAMORPHOSIS; a Spitfire COMPOSER'S CORNER; a downbeat on documentary composer GRAHAM HADFIELD; lots of album reviews, including HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE DELUXE EDITION,ALEXANDRE DESPLAT: AIRLINES, TENET, MULAN and THE SECRET GARDEN; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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September FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 9/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live, and as more and more films are starting to finally see a release, we've got some of our best content in months. The cover story is an interview with HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS about his score for Disney's live-action version of MULAN, premiering on Disney+ this weekend. Also this issue, LAURA KARPMAN scores HBO's LOVECRAFT COUNTRY for J. J. Abrams and Jordan Peele; JOSEPH TRAPANESE gets high on Netflix's PROJECT POWER; JAY WADLEY tackles Charlie Kaufman's I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, also for Netflix; the first half of Erik Heine’s 30TH ANNIVERSARY REVUE OF THE FILM MUSIC OF 1990, featuring scores like ROBOCOP 2, DICK TRACY and QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER; a closer look at ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's underappreciated work on the recent adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN; JEREMY TURNER discusses the disturbing Netflix series IMMIGRATION NATION; WONG'S TURN goes crazy for LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA; an ALL-ALEXANDRE EAR OF THE MONTH contest; lots of album reviews, including JOHN WILLIAMS IN VIENNA, AN AMERICAN PICKLE and GEORGE FENTON: THE PIANO FRAMED; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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The August Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 8/9/2020 - 10:00 PM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE went live on Friday! This month’s cover story is a tribute to the late ENNIO MORRICONE, as we break down “The Next 10” of the maestro’s best. Also this issue, SIMON TAUFIQUE tells us all about the HBO Olympics documentary THE WEIGHT OF GOLD; JASON GRAVES discusses his upcoming video game score, THE DARK PICTURES: LITTLE HOPE, and SWAMP THING’s move to The CW; BRANDON MOORE brings us on his latest VOD adventure, ALIENS STOLE MY BODY; ENIS ROTTHOFF scores the indie romance THE SUNLIT NIGHT; the painful conclusion of Daniel Robbins’ memoir of MIKLÓS RÓZSA; ILAN ESHKERI chats about THE GHOST OF TSUSHIMA and PERFECT PLANET; a special Morricone-themed EAR OF THE MONTH CONTEST; lots of album reviews, including YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT, DA 5 BLOODS, GREYHOUND and VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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June Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 6/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live! This month’s cover story is an interview with TERENCE BLANCHARD, who delivers some of his finest work to date for Spike Lee’s Netflix feature DA 5 BLOODS. Also this issue, CARTER BURWELL too joins the ranks of Netflix, scoring SPACE FORCE, starring Steve Carell; ANTONIO GAMBALE scores UNORTHODOX, ALSO for Netflix; the conclusion of Erik Heine’s 30 GREAT UNDER-THE-RADAR THEMES, this time focusing on genre; a new COUNTERPOINT debate pits physical media vs. streaming services; Cary’s annual BROADWAY ROUND-UP, covering everything that ran before nothing ran; MARCELO ZARVOS looks back on Showtime’s THE LOUDEST VOICE; catching up with NATHAN LANIER of Apple TV+’s HOME BEFORE DARK; lots of album reviews, including James Horner’s expanded LEGENDS OF THE FALL, Jerry Goldsmith’s TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE and Joe Hisaishi’s DREAM SONGS; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!
 

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May Issue of FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By: Tim Curran 5/10/2020 - 3:00 AM
The May edition of FSM ONLINE is live. In this month’s cover story, Erik Heine uncovers Part 1 of 15 Great Under-the-Radar Themes, from composers JOHN BARRY, DANNY ELFMAN, JERRY GOLDSMITH, JOHN WILLIAMS, ALAN SILVESTRI and more. Also in this issue, MICHAEL ABELS takes us to school with HBO's BAD EDUCATION and Netflix's ALL NIGHT AND A DAY; Steven C. Smith fills us in on his new book about MAX STEINER; an appeal for reviving Disney’s FANTASIA; DAVID E. RUSSO discusses his score to the 9/11 film WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, starring Edward James Olmos; GARETH COKER breaks down the musical elements of video game ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS; an Under-the-Radar Ear of the Month contest; lots of album reviews, including STARGIRL, DISNEYNATURE: DOLPHIN REEF, TROLLS WORLD TOUR and THE BANKER; more embedded audio clips, and more. Enjoy!

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