Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Howard Shore – Videodrome (1982)

Composer: Howard Shore

1. Welcome To Videodrome 04:11
2. 801 A/B 07:14
3. A Slow Burn 04:46
4. TV Or Not TV 05:09
5. TV Passions 05:49
6. Pins And Needles 03:04
7. Long Live The New Flesh 03:26

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer, notable for his over 80 films scores. 
He is also a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979.
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.
The original score was composed for Videodrome by Cronenberg's close friend, Howard Shore.
The score was composed to follow Max Renn's (played by James Woods) descent into video hallucinations, 
starting with dramatic orchestral music that increasingly incorporates and finally emphasizes electronic instrumentation.
To achieve this Shore composed the score for an orchestra before programming it into a Synclavier II digital synthesizer.
The rendered score, taken from the Synclavier II, was then recorded being played in tandem with a small string section. 
The resulting sound was a subtle blend that made it difficult to tell which sounds were real and which were synthesized.
The soundtrack was released on vinyl by Varèse Sarabande and was re-released on compact disc in 1998.
Videodrome's cult status has made it a popular source for sampling in electro-industrial, EBM and heavy metal music. 

It ranked tenth on the top 1,319 sample sources list of 2004.


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