Sunday, September 3, 2017

CD Review: Two New Movie Soundtracks Feature Eclectic Music Line-Ups

Two new independent films arriving later this year are carrying with them some of the most exciting soundtracks to appear this year. The first film is a thrilling action/adventure tale set in the Middle East named "8 Assassins: The Beautiful, The Band And The Ugly." The 2CD set features an eclectic mix of progressive, psychedelic and industrial rock music mixed with hip-hop and folk music to make for one memorable trip. Artists on this album range from heavy metal bands like Klute and The Coffin Daggers to hip-hop artists Onyx and DMX. You'll instantly be drawn in to the instrumental soundscape of Hedersleben's "Gulf Of Lost Souls," before the classic psych-rock band Hawkwind bring you to the Middle East with the Arabic singing of "Hassan I Sabbah." Judy Collins vocals are a welcome addition to this 24-song set as she calms your emotions with the gentle touch of "Run." Acid rock band, Space Temple will take you on a sonic trip with "Acid Journey," before closing the soundtrack with Christian Death's reading of "Psalm (Maggot's Lair)" and the big beats of Loon's "Belly Dance." To find out more about the movie and soundtrack to "8 Assassins: The Beautiful, The Band And The Ugly" movie, please visit cleopatra-entertainment.com.

The second film is titled "The Rift: Dark Side Of The Moon" and it carries a stellar line-up of classic rock artists performing songs by Pink Floyd, as well as their own originals. Superstars like Robby Krieger (The Doors) and John Wetton (Asia) pour their all into the Pink Floyd classics "Brain Damage" and "Us And Them," respectively. Other rock veterans like Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Nik Turner (Hawkwind) mix together with more modern rock artists like Echolust and Chrome to create a unique music experience that will take you on a sonic journey through space and time as you follow every note. Nektar bring out the classic sound of the seventies with "Astronaut's Nightmare," while Mani Neumeier performs double duty with Guru Freakout's "Notre Dame (Mothership)" and Guru Guru Groove Band's "UFOLove." The soundtrack wraps up with a "spacier" version of the 80's radio staple "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls. To find out more about the movie and soundtrack for "The Rift: Dark Side Of The Moon," please visit facebook.com/The-RIFT.

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