JUNO NOMINATED COMPOSER GROUP BLITZ//BERLIN RELEASE NEW INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM MOVEMENTS III
01 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) — Following a whirlwind entry into the world of cinema, experimental electronic and neo-classical composers Blitz//Berlin release their album Movements III today, via Wax Records. Recorded in Los Angeles in their newly constructed recording studio, the album consists of 12 original songs, showcasing the group’s sonic diversity. The album’s focus track “Nowhere” explores desolate, yet whimsical melodies, while “All The Floors Are Darkness”, an original track used in the trailer for blockbuster film The Girl In The Spider’s Web, features a haunting vocal by Leonard Cohen that evokes feelings of dystopian chaos. Additionally, Movements III features stunning instrumental scores, including “Ascension,” written as part of the original score for the film Oracle, which premiered at TIFF 2019 and won the Grand Prix at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema.
Of Movements III, Blitz//Berlin member Martin Macphail comments, “Movements III is the first instrumental album we recorded since packing our lives into a van and moving across the continent to California. Our lives have mostly orbited around film music for the past year; this has pushed us to explore new sounds and textures. I hope it takes you on a journey. We always tend to write with a visual story in mind. For me, this one travels through stormy jungles, black sand beaches, and burning shipyards.”
Blitz//Berlin is a group of experimental film composers based in Los Angeles. In the past two years, members Martin Macphail, Tristan Tarr, and Dean Rode have seen a meteoric rise in the world of international film and TV music, earning numerous accolades from around the globe, including a JUNO Award nomination for “Instrumental Album of the Year” in 2017.
Blitz//Berlin have also found sustained success composing music for movie trailers, including the trailers for such films as BirdBox, The Girl On The Train, Bad Times At The El Royale, Fifty Shades of Grey and many more. In 2016, Blitz//Berlin won the Clio Award for “Best Use of Music” for their work on the trailer for The Girl On The Train. 2019 has been another successful year for Blitz//Berlin, as the band won the 2019 Golden Trailer Award for “Best Thriller” for their work on the Birdbox trailer.
In addition to movie trailers, Blitz//Berlin have also composed music for several award-winning feature length films, including The Void and Still/Born. They also composed the music for the Blade Runner 2049 prequel “Nexus Dawn”, starring Jared Leto. Most recently, Blitz//Berlin wrote the score for the film Oracle, directed by Aaron Poole, which premiered at TIFF 2019 and won the Grand Prix at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema. The trio was asked to lead an accompanying seminar at TIFF 2019, as part of OLG’s Dream Deck series, titled “The Art of Collaboration: Creating Original Music in the World of Films and Trailers.”
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