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Dolphin Tale 2 (Rachel Portman)

Synchrotones’ Microtones Review… all of the opinion, less of the words.

Cover_DolphinTale2DOLPHIN TALE 2

Rachel Portman, 2014, Lakeshore Records
19 tracks, 49.27

What is it? 

“Dolphin Tale 2″ is the hotly anticipated sequel to 2011’s “Dolphin Tale”; and it continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery –thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail– made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world. Director Charles Smith returns as do most of the cast. Composer Mark Isham does not; and stepping up to the plate is Rachel Portman.

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The Equalizer (Harry Gregson-Williams)

Cover_EqualizerTHE EQUALIZER

Harry Gregson-Williams, 2014, Varese Sarabande
11 tracks, 51:38

Harry Gregson-Williams ‘returns’ to the big screen with this gritty thriller. Expect plenty of percussive loops and echo-y synth pads. Or will he reinvent the wheel for this?

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Maps to the Stars (Howard Shore)

Cover_MapstotheStarsMAPS TO THE STARS

Howard Shore, 2014, Howe Records
16 tracks, 38.34

Winner of the 2014 Cannes Soundtrack Award, “Maps to the Stars” was given the award for the original score best suited to a feature film in official competition by a jury of 15 critics. Were they right?

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The Maze Runner (John Paesano)

Cover_TheMazeRunnerTHE MAZE RUNNER

John Paesano, 2014, Sony Classical
21 tracks, 62:57

“The Maze Runner” looks interesting and, despite its relatively low budget, is proving a huge success. For composer John Paesano this could be his break-out score. And what a way to break out…

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Kite (Paul Hepker)

Synchrotones’ Microtones Review… all of the opinion, less of the words.


Paul Hepker, 2014, Lakeshore Records
39 tracks, 73.20

What is it? Based on the cult classic anime, “Kite” tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa’s mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. Directed by Ralph Ziman, for whom this is his fifth film since 1995.

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