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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Laid To Rest
Music by Deadbox
MovieScore Media MMD 0006
21 Tracks

American Indie horror Laid To Rest, starring Lena Headey of The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame, is directed by Robert Hall, who also happens to have hid own metal band Deadbox and so it was perhaps only natural that they should provide the avant garde music for the film.
I'm afraid this kind of scoring is just not my cup of tea, but will probably appeal to fans of the likes of Tangerine Dream, Goblin and such, who wrote similar experimental scores for a host of horror films some decades ago. It's all screaming, agonised electric guitars, menacing percussion, and electronic chaos and oppressiveness, with occasional plodding hopelessness, but just the odd touch of poignant solo piano, which briefly sparked my interest. There's one vocal of sorts, "Sexy Bitches," which at least has a beat that you can follow. If you like your music challenging, this may well be to your taste. It's certainly not to mine!
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Fro Top Dollar PR:-

Original HipHop Songs Produced by Composer Naoto Tanaka feature Exclusive Performances
from OX, Doujah Raze, Sick-YG, Bandy Leggz, Wordsmith, S.O.U.L. Purpose, Optimus


New York - June 30th, 2009 -Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing
relationship with SEGA®, proudly presents MADWORLD(TM) Official Soundtrack featuring
20 original HipHop songs from the inventive third person action game developed by
PlatinumGames. MADWORLD Official Soundtrack is released today to retail outlets
through Sumthing Else Music Works, and will be available for digital
download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.comand iTunes®.

MADWORLD Official Soundtrack includes all 20 original songs from the game produced
by PlatinumGames composer Naoto Tanaka in collaboration with HipHop and Rap artists
OX, Doujah Raze, Sick-YG, Bandy Leggz, Wordsmith, S.O.U.L. Purpose, and Optimus.
Featuring explicit lyrics, the provocative soundtrack reflects MADWORLD's highly
stylized graphics and visceral gameplay.

"There are a total of 20 tracks on the MADWORLD soundtrack and they are all original
songs that we produced especially for the game," said composer and soundtrack producer
Naoto Tanaka. "I would make the backing tracks (or the beats) and then we would
hand them off to these talented artists to get their performances. It was a pretty
big challenge, especially as it was my first time with this kind of collaboration,
but I think luck was on my side and it turned out to be extremely successful."
Driven into quarantine and chaos in Varrigan City, you take on the character role
of Jack in MADWORLD's challenging storyline, as you experience over-the-top action
combined with fast and instinctive arcade-style gameplay and a multitude of outrageous
moves. With its irreverent humor and survival of the fittest gameplay in a graphic
novel world, MADWORLD delivers a unique gaming experience on the Wii. For more information
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