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Mar 05 2014

March 4th – Thomas Newman needs an #oscar! what is wrong with your ears? :) #thomasnewman #oscars #oscars2014 #film

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I was meant to moan about this yesterday but i was too tired to even write anything. Ended up posting a picture instead and had an early night.

Thomas Newman has been nominated 12 times for an Oscar and has yet to win anything, despite making some of the most important film music. What is wrong with your ears?
Some of these films would never have been as well received, without his trademark sounds. Shawshank Redemption without the “Brooks was here” piece for example. That scene would have not been so memorable without his music.

It still shocks me to see another nomination without a win! sort it out Hollywood!

Oscar Nominations to date

1995 Little Women
1995 The Shawshank Redemption
1996 Unstrung Heroes
2000 American Beauty
2003 Road to Perdition
2004 Finding Nemo
2005 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
2007 The Good German
2009 WALL-E
2009 Original Song (with Peter Gabriel) for “Down to Earth”
2013 Skyfall
2014 Saving Mr. Banks

Below is a great compilation of Thomas Newman music from various films. Just a small section of his great work. Enjoy

01 : Road To Chicago
02 : Brooks was Here
03 : Just The Feller
04 : Foolishment
05 : Walkaway
06 : The Farm
07 : A Frequent Thing
08 : White Oleander
09 : Road to Perdition
10 : Prophet Birds
11 : Sleepover
12 : Angela Undresses
13 : Ghosts
14 : Coffey on the Mile
15 : Plastic Bag Theme
16 : There was Snow

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Feb 27 2014

February 26th – 12 years a slave – great film, good score but hard to watch. #oscar #zimmer

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I struggled to stop my anger whilst watching “12 Years a Slave”. Hard to enjoy a film which showed how low, the so called human being can go. Let’s not kid ourselves here, this crap still goes on when clearly it shouldn’t.

Great performances all round and it’s also important to acknowledge another minimal but typical re-occurring score from Hans Zimmer. Reminded me of the feel he gave to “Inception”.

Enough waffle, go see this film.


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Sep 18 2012

Pre Order – PUSHER OST – Orbital score


Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn achieved global screen fame for his indie hit Drive. Pusher is the British remake of his debut 1996 film which became a cult hit across Europe. Orbital were brought onboard to provide the score, which will be released on 8th October 2012.

“Working on Pusher was a great opportunity to create a score that draws on both moody thriller styles and dance music in equal measures. Full of anthemic film noir moments. Brilliant.” – Paul Hartnoll


1. Orbital – Pusher Theme
2. Orbital – Pay Me The Money
3. Orbital – Driving And Clubbing
4. Orbital – Turkish Tension
5. Orbital – Bridge Deal
6. Orbital – Cutting And Doing
7. Orbital – Chase
8. Orbital – Cell
9. Orbital – Frank Mirror
10. Orbital – Haken Bar
11. Orbital – Serious Pet Shop
12. Orbital – Vvip
13. Orbital – Heroin Bath
14. Orbital – Pet Shop Suicide
15. Orbital – Frank Car Freak
16. Orbital – Kiss
17. Orbital – Coffee Kneecaps
18. Orbital – Cab To Danaka’s
19. Orbital – Safe Kitchen
20. Orbital – Party Freak
21. Orbital – Post Nipple
22. Orbital – Go With The Flo
23. Orbital – Guns And Party (Bonus Track)
24. Higher – Lloyd Perrin
25. Marcus Marr – The Music (Instrumental)
26. Austra- Beat And The Pulse (Still Going Remix)

Pre-order here


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Nov 22 2011

Orbital :: In The Studio :: Part 14, 17th November : New album near mixing completion plus 2 new European gigs announced

Orbital in the studio with Flood and Rob, during the final mixing stage of the album. They also talk a little more about the film score “Pusher” and announce two new gigs in Europe.

More important…check the background track 🙂

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Nov 14 2011

Orbital :: In The Studio :: Part 13, 10th November PLUS Orbital announce the film score for “Pusher”

Orbital in the studio with Flood and Rob, during the mixing stage of the album. They also announce a film score they are working on called “Pusher”


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