Our third release in the ‘Discovery Collection’ is also our second album featuring music by up and coming composer David James Nielsen (Haunting Villisca – a “subtle knockout” according to Intrada). In 2004, Nielsen wrote a superb score – actually his first feature film score – for Tales from Beyond, an Twilight Zone-inspired feature comprised of four stories written and directed by Josh Austin, Nate Barlow, Eric Manning and Russell Scott. Hosted by Adam West (who played Batman in the 1966 movie), the film won the Best Film Awards at the A.K.A. Shriekfest and the Modesto Shockerfest.
Nielsen’s score adds a sense of gothic darkness to the film’s opening and ending, and provided different colors for the four different episodes – atmospheric sustained string writing for the ‘Abernathy’ segment, cool jazz for ‘Nex’s Diner’ (arranged by Robby Elfman), experimental and quirky for ‘Life Replay’, and uplifting, emotional and big for ‘Fighting Spirit’. On album, the result is a very entertaining listening experience and a treat for any fan of dark, mesmerizing horror film music with a touch of class.
MMS07018 • TALES FROM BEYOND (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by DAVID JAMES NIELSEN
Release date: October 16, 2007