Symphonic gothic horror musicians MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE have just released the AXE GIANT THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. The album, produced by Midnight Syndicate, features highlights from the movie score composed by EDWARD DOUGLAS along with The Ballad of Paul Bunyan performed by HICK’RY HAWKINS.
“From a simple flourish of strings to behemoth bass horns on the rampage, the score is everything I hoped it would be and more,” said director and co-writer Gary Jones. “The perfect marriage of sight and sound, Ed’s music carries our film into that cool, cool realm of which filmmakers only dream.”
“Gary wanted the film to have a feel similar to classic monster movies like King Kong. I found myself trying to channel my inner (Max) Steiner and (Bernard) Herrmann, in an effort to achieve that big, dramatic, classical sound,” said composer Edward Douglas. “The monster in the film is American folklore legend, Paul Bunyan, so it gave me the opportunity to work with some 19th century American instrumentation as well. I think the result is a soundtrack that will sound both familiar and at times very different from what Midnight Syndicate has done to this point.”
The CD is available now through the band’s website, as well as iTunes and Amazon.com.
Official Midnight Syndicate website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com
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The Axe Giant official movie website: www.AxeGiantMovie.com
Hick’ry Hawkins on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/hickryhawkins