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Friday, August 01, 2008


God's Waiting List
Music by Vincent Gillioz
Spheris Records CD SR0702 (US)
36 Tracks 49:15 mins

This drama from director Duane Adler, writer of Save The Last Dance and Step-Up, features music by Vincent Gillioz, which won the "Best score" Award at the 58th Locarno International Film Festival, and which calls again on the services of mezzo-soprano Mashal Arman, and prominently features the solo trumpet work of Dennis Farias. Many of the tracks are quite brief, the longest being the final cue "Resurrection."
The disc starts out with bluesy solo trumpet over a rhythmic, progressive backing in "Rooftop." A kind of drifting piano piece follows in "Flower Store," with "Love Scene" bringing some tentative romance. The mood then turns dramatic with "Car Chase," with the trumpet returning for the subsequent "Ambulance." As things go downhill for the brother and sister at the heart of the story, the music follows the mood, with much melancholy trumpet and poignant piano work; and the disturbing "Evicted" featuring harsh, distorted guitars.
"Plant Talk" offers the first ray of hope, followed by the trumpet solo "First Kiss, and then almost spiritual strings introduce the piano solos"Sol's Story" and the flowing "Working Out." Trumpet returns, along with rhythmic section to join the piano in "Record Store," as it moves along almost resignedly. The brief but positive "Praying For Both" follows, with "Sniff Picnic" developing into a nicely flowing piece, though ending on an ominous note. The distorted guitars return for another disturbing track "Falling Apart." "Fixing The Orchid" and "Phone Call" mix sadness with sentiment. A number of brief cues follow, with trumpet returning a couple of times, before Ms Arman's vocals join with strings for the spiritual "Vision," and subtle choral effects add more spirituality to "Heal."
"Sol's Eviction" turns the mood dark again, followed by tension of "I Know Them." "In The Streets" brings a brief variation on the opening theme, before Ms Arman returns on "In Jail." An almost resigned piano solo features in "Fraud," before more spirituality arises in "Priest X." Matters come to a dramatic head in "Under The Bridge, before the aforementioned "Resurrection, which again features Ms Arman, eventually brings the score to a positive close.
You can order your copy, as with all Vincent Gillioz's Spheris Records releases, at

News from Costa Communications:-




Critically-acclaimed indie features opens August 6th

(Los Angeles, CA) Emmy winning composer Mark Adler scores “Bottle Shock” for director Randall Miller with whom he worked previously on the films’ “Nobel Son” and “Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School.” Starring an impressive and diverse cast that includes Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Freddy Rodriguez and Rachel Taylor, the film tells the story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris." The film opens August 6th.

For Bottle Shock, Adler incorporates an ensemble and personally performs on many instruments. His original score seamlessly segues into the seventies songs used in the film. Adler’s ability to transcend musical genre and period is apparent, from his Emmy win for the HBO film “The Rat Pack” to his numerous dance stylings for “Marilyn Hotchkiss” and collaborating with Electronica artist Paul Oakenfold on “Noble Son.”

Mark Adler has built a reputation as a leading independent and documentary film composer. He has had films featured at virtually every Sundance Film Festival. His scores include "Focus," based on the Arthur Miller novel and starring William H. Macy and Laura Dern, Miramax’s "Picture Bride," which won the Audience Award in 1995, Wayne Wang films "Eat a Bowl of Tea" and "Life Is Cheap," numerous National Geographic Specials, and three Oscar-nominated feature documentaries.

Adler has contributed in every form of music for films, working as music editor on “Amadeus,” “Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “Blue Velvet.” He wrote and produced source music for Philip Kaufman’s "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," and "Henry and June," and was a music producer in the re-creation of indigenous Brazilian music for the Saul Zaentz production "At Play in the Fields of the Lord." Adler recently scored "The Road to Memphis," for the Martin Scorsese-produced series, "The Blues."


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