LA MANCHA NEGRA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

LA MANCHA NEGRA (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Enrique Garcia

Music composed by Jesús Calderón

Performed by the “Banda Sinfónica de Jaén” orchestra, conducted by Pedro López Álvarez and Jesús Calderón in Jaén (Spain)

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

After the death of the elderly Matilde Cisneros, her three daughters set the wake before a neighbor that turns its back on them, a priest in war with the family, and the unexpected arrival of his eldest son.

COMPOSER NOTES

From the beginning, I conceived the soundtrack of “La Mancha Negra” as rough and wild music, a reflection of the feelings of the characters, who are tormented in a very visceral and primitive way. The mother of the family, for example, with her brief but crucial role, continues thanks to the music to constantly float over the whole story like a ghost that haunts and envelops everyone with her sickly and greedy personality until the end. “La Mancha Negra” is made of rough percussions, repetitive motifs, dissonances … but there is also a place for hope, nostalgia, memory and regret; that materializes through the music for Mercedes, which transforms from atonality to become a melodic poem that reunites her siblings again. I have to thank the effort and passion of the musicians of the “Banda Sinfónica de Jaén” orchestra, who put all their effort and enthusiasm in interpreting my twisted music, and Pedro López for his mastery and professionalism. Thanks also to Enrique García, director of the film, for his eternal confidence and infectious enthusiasm. This soundtrack would not have been the same without his wise advice and his knowledge of the power of film music.

(Jesús Calderón, composer of “La Mancha Negra” soundtrack)

DIRECTOR NOTES

The trip to the devised town of Aljarria in “La Mancha Negra” is a journey to the roots of pain of a family broken by the past, in a harsh environment, where hopelessness reigns and where, after the death of Doña Matilde Cisneros, resentment and greed emerges. Photographically portraying “La Mancha Negra” was a difficult but very plastic task: The days with yellow sand floors, white houses, blue skies, women in black mourning and heat, a lot of heat. The nights give way to the blue of the moon, the gold of the lamps and the black night, as if they were paintings by Caravaggio. The music could not be under that black cloak. Thanks to the interpretation of the “Banda Sinfónica de Jaén” and the masterful score by Jesús Calderón, I have been able to hear the broken soul of the Cisneros family based on double basses, the awakening of greed with insinuating flutes, percussions, pizzicatos and brass for the nightmares that become real. And the love that existed and died like a dry olive tree in the “Nana de la Negra Noche” song, composed by Calderón for the broken and at the same time authentic voice of Zenobia Fernández. Thank you, Maestro Jesús Calderón for giving eternal life to the soul of “La Mancha Negra”.

(Enrique Garcia, director and screenwriter of “La Mancha Negra”)

Orquestaciones: Pablo Olivas Marco

Ingeniero de sonido: Rafa Martos

Banda sonora mezclada y editada por Jesús Calderón

Canción “Nana de la Negra Noche”

Escrita y producida por Jesús Calderón

Interpretada por Zenobia Fernández

Fotos de la grabación: Gabriela Cerdán Cerdá

Fotografía de estudio: Fidel Meneses

Diseño de portada: Pedro Cabañas

FABIO ABATE – Album “A Km 0”

FABIO ABATE – Album “A Km 0”

Italian Pop…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Cd Digital & Cd Physical

“A km 0”, meaning “made at a distance of zero km”, or “zero miles recording” is the title of the new album by the Sicilian singer-songwriter Fabio Abate.

An intense musical journey that arises during the lock down period. An artisan laboratory work wanted and conceived by the singer-songwriter himself who made use of the “Km 0” rules to make it happen.

Recording live in the habitat of his own house and his personal studio, without the help of large recording studios, Fabio Abate conceives this project that ranges from electro-pop to traditional sounds, from the typical ballads of his style to the dream stories of his repertoire.

Ten unpublished songs, with an international flavor, in some of them Fabio often betrays his Sicilian origin also in the dialect and in another – sung in English – he reveals his boundless artistic nature

Fabio Abate is a singer-songwriter, artistic producer and composer from Catania.

In 2010 he released the album “Itinerario precario (Precarious Itinerary)” for Carmen Consoli’s Narciso Records, for which he was also the author. One of the songs written by Fabio, “Senza farsi male (Without getting hurt)”, was included in the soundtrack of the film “L’uomo che ama (The man who loves)” by Maria Sole Tognazzi and received

a nomination for the Nastri d’Argento and the David di Donatello as best original song.

In 2020 on the occasion of Salvatore Adamo’s 60-year career, Fabio Abate sang together with Adamo himself and Riccardo Cocciante, Morgan and other artists the song “La notte”, to remember one of the most famous songs of the Italian song that has sold over 100,000,000 copies worldwide.

  • 01 – Plastica
  • 02 – L’abitudine
  • 03 – E intanto immaginavo
  • 04 – Valentina
  • 05 – Come ti Vorrei
  • 06 – Agatina
  • 07 – Ah che bella giornata
  • 08 – Il serio del twist
  • 09 – Come le stelle
  • 10 – Isa li manu

BLUE EYES – OCCHI BLU

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

BLUE EYES – OCCHI BLU

(Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Michela Cescon

Music by Andrea Farri

Featuring Paolo Fresu & Luigi Piovano

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Tormina Festival Italy – Uk Cinema …………

A lone robber, riding a different maxi scooter each time, robs one bank and a jewelry store after another, squeaking at great speed through the folds of Rome, between its ancient beauties and its urban archaeologists, always managing to sow its pursuers and finally vanish into nothingness.

The case is in the hands of a Roman commissioner, true and cynical who, failing to get to the head of it, asks for help from a friend of his Parisians, called the French, a former commissioner famous for his psychological insight and for resolving dozens of impossible cases. Everyone except for the death of their daughter, whose anniversary she returns to the city every year. He will discover the identity of the robber, a person who is as unsuspected as he is of great intelligence, with whom he engages in a challenge with unpredictable consequences.

Statement By Michela Cescon, Director

        “Blue Eyes” experiments with genre in this personal rendition and tribute to the French Polar film. It is light on dialogue, heavy on atmosphere, with melancholy, romantic characters: two police chiefs, one robber, a scooter, a young mechanic… and the city. Rome and the waves of traffic coursing through its streets and the solitary, empty nights between Rome’s Pyramid, white as the moon, and the Coliseum at dawn keeping watch over challenges and revenge.

        There are no landscape shots. Each frame tells the story through the emotions they elicit. Indoor shots are minimalist. The architecture furnishes the places, playing with space and light. Much is understood about each character as they move through these intentionally empty spaces. The film was shot in wide-angle – typical of this genre – using CinemaScope, which provides depth and makes it necessary to choose certain points of view. In “Blue Eyes” we don’t need to see everything, just what helps create the story. Cinema is also about what you choose not to show. The photography is so “material” – emphasizing contrasts, details and distances – you can almost touch it.

Right from the beginning, the robber and her city are accompanied by the sound of a trumpet playing. The music, like all the sounds in the film, is very important, it moves the story forward, narrates, acts as a bridge for emotions. Then it stops, it’s gone, just like the robber, and as we await the ending, we are immersed in the smoky atmospheres of jazz and summer dreams to the sounds of swing.

        Genre films need talent because they follow the rules and techniques specific to filmmaking. A lot of talent went into the making of this film, from the actresses and actors Valeria Golino, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Ivano De Matteo, to Director of Photography Matteo Cocco, to composer Andrea Farri and his extraordinary soloists Paolo Fresu and Luigi Piovano, to Esmè Sciaroni, Grazia Materia, Fabrizio Nanni, Luca Servino and Filippo Porcari. All of them were asked to think of this film as a game, with the most serious attitude possible, and gracefully employ a style somewhere between a detective film and noir in order to understand the world and say something about ourselves.

Génération Kalach: La face cachée des cités

(Bande Originale du Documentaire)

Génération Kalach: La face cachée des cités

(Bande Originale du Documentaire)

Realisateur : Jerome Pierrat

Musique de Maximilien Mathevon

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

RMC Story Mercredi 29 Septembre – a 21 :05

The documentary “Generation Kalach: la face cachée des cités” looks at the new generations of gangsters and traffickers from the suburbs, very organized and more violent.

The music, like the documentary, is dark and desperate, using twisted and distorted electronic tones, out of tune piano and all manner of synthetic textures. But sometimes a little glimmer of hope crosses it …

The music, like the documentary, is dark and desperate, using twisted and distorted electronic tones, out of tune piano and all manner of synthetic textures. But sometimes a little glimmer of hope crosses it …

The album is a “concept album”, with a theme and three long suites, the last of which, Dronescape, intended as immersive, unfolds these textures for 20 minutes.

  • 01 – Generation Kalach
  • 02 – Chroniques du crimes
  • 03 – Consequences du crime
  • 04 – Dronescape

THE KLYMA – Album “ASIA”

Single’s – No Shelter – Tokyo – Better – Bali Guide

The new Pop duet…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Distribution Sergent Major Company Ltd

The Orchard – Sony Music

Cd Digital – Cd Physical

How was THE KLYMA project born? The Klyma was born from the idea of Daniele Sorrentino (singer, musician and songwriter) and Tiberio Gracco (author and musician) to start a new project after several years of cover interpretations by artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, James Morrison, Tracy Chapman, Sam Smith, John Mayer … Many satisfactions for a project (called Young History) of published music including: over 200 events between public and private in about 2 years, over 20 million plays on streaming platforms and compliments from national and international artists . The idea of continuing to cover covers was beginning to become uninspiring, so after years, the idea of undertaking an ambitious project full of obstacles developed. The idea of writing unreleased songs was very stimulating, especially if the influences were the same as they had been carrying in their luggage for years.

Musical imprint of THE KLYMA The musical imprint of the project is constantly evolving, and this is demonstrated by the fact that all the songs, in the beginning, were in guitar and voice, or in piano and voice, therefore UNPLUGGED. The influence in the melodies is given by the artists who have marked the era covers of Daniele and Tiberio such as: John Mayer, Sam Smith, John Legend, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes … and many others. The first album has a bare character, poorly constructed, very free both at the musical level and at the level of lyrics. The clean sounds of acoustic guitars and pianos stand out, and from time to time we listen to some acoustic or electronic percussion, and some electric guitar. In the second album we have a complete transformation of the project, which while maintaining a pure identity, this is “dirtied” by oriental sounds, string quartets, samples, and sounds generated with objects. Much of this research derives from the passion that both components of the project (Daniele and Tiberio) have for the East, and in particular Japan. Tokyo is the emblem of the album, a mix of pop and Japanese culture, with sounds that emulate the instruments of that culture, and a blend of clean, dirty and trap voices (as we see in the finale). The message in a musical key is to bring a non-genre genre to Italy and the world, where every idea is put into action, then freed by a splendid violin solo in the final part of the song. Thanks go to Andrea Gargioni and Gennaro Franco, who are the actual arrangers of the album, but the contribution of Michele Vitiello (a young talent in the world of piano) and Angelo Iossa (who oversaw the vocal department) should not be forgotten. In the songs we are working on in addition to the guitars (main instrument) and the piano we have added a quartet of strings, percussion, drums and bass An evolution in writing and arrangements is clearly visible.

GIL FOURNY – Album “Music”

World orchestral music

Multi Awards Nominee

Award Winner

An instrumental solo album recognizable among a thousand!

Gil Fourny is an entire artist performing his work with classical orchestral atmospheres. He is an outstanding solo guitarist, able to play crazy phrases, melancholy, nuances.

An unique universe of emotions.

Great artists influenced him, spoke to him emotionally and pushed him to do his best, not to mention his boundless passion to create his own compositions in his studio, inspired by the “Progressive Symphonic Rock”.

  • 01 – Europa (Carlos Santana) – 04:12
  • 02 – Celtic Game (Gil Fourny) – 04:43
  • 03 – Monsieur Jack (Gil Fourny) – 03 :22
  • 04 – Amazing Grace (William Walker) – 03:52
  • 05 – Desert Crossing (Gil Fourny) – 05:28
  • 06 – Sabre Dance (Aram Khatchatourian) – 03 :40
  • 07 – Unchained Melody (Alex North) – 04:11
  • 08 – Silence is Gold (Gil Fourny) – 05:25
  • 09 – The White Castle (Gil Fourny) – 03:09
  • 10 – Asturias (Isaac Albeniz) – 03:46

CD Physical Edition Limited https://www.sergentmajorcompany.com/music-shop/gil-fourny-music

Jose Fallot – Album “Another Romantic #4”

A new Jazz Romantic signature…

Jose Fallot – Album “Another Romantic #4”

A new Jazz Romantic signature…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Distribution The Orchard-Sony Music

Plutôt qu’un amoureux romantique de plus, José Fallot m’est toujours apparu comme un dur.

Dur et patient comme un félin, un varan qui aurait des feulements lyrique, une hydre à dix casquettes, une panthère, une libellule. Capable d’épauler l’un et l’autre à droite, à gauche, de leur procurer de l’emploi sur des grilles standard ou maison dans ses programmations aux formations multiples. Ou de leur offrir en taulier des lignes et des masses sonores plus exigeantes, conçues la nuit à la torche Wonder dans sa cave, tout en skypant des patrons de clubs. 

Qu’il soit ou non largement reconnu pour cela est superflu, qu’il vénère Abba, les Beatles, Miles ou Coltrane, totalement indifférent. Qu’il soit un enfant de Steps plus que de Weather, d’Ellington, de Petrucciani ou de Smith et Wesson, quelle importance? Trop efficace et trop modeste pour briller, ce type est un music lover, un connaisseur et un aficionado, je ne vois pas que conclure d’autre à l’écoute de ce nouvel opus. Accessoirement, un passionné des fréquences basses, voire un compositeur sérieux et un variant réjouissant du hipster morne et abscons pour cercles confinés. Bonheur rare dont il ne faudra pas manquer les apparitions lors de la réanimation générale des scènes et des caves. Abstraction faite si possible des préjugés encore en cours dans certains systèmes auditifs locaux et de la configuration rigide des doigts de pied qui s’y attachent, si ces notions se révèlent maintenues dans le monde d’après.

Bernard Ivain

Un éternel romantique nous revient avec un 4e opus. Une belle série jazz de sonorités fraiches et un vrai amoureux que nous reconnaissons avec plaisir en temps de franches inquiétudes. Le jazz de Jose Fallot, se chante, se balance et se murmure comme un parfum d’avant l’été, comme un regard nonchalant. C’est un amoureux éperdu de larges espaces et de montagnes et sa musique est un champ joyeux jamais ennuyeux. Jazz et solos se succèdent indéfiniment mais ici les solos répétitifs ont laissés la place une intelligente forme astrale d’instruments a vents et de basses romantiques.

Jazz oui, mais un jazz diffèrent, heureux et pétillants comme un deconfine qui retrouve sa première terrasse. Un premier cafe, un premier regard… un premier rendez vous amoureux…. Et nous somme au 4e rendez-vous amoureux !!!

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  • 01 – Minor Circle
  • 02 – Sides
  • 03 – The Way
  • 04 – Joyeux Rameur
  • 05 – Annecity Blues
  • 06 – Escape
  • 07 – Blues in 8 to 12
  • 08 – Arsenic Blues
  • 09 – What’s Your Game
  • 10 – The Way They Show Us
  • 11 – When I’m 64

INSIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

INSIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Director Ken Zheng, Livi Zheng

Music by Sid De La Cruz

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Jian (Ken Zheng) is a counter terrorism agent who blends his skills as a martial artist and clairvoyant to bring the world’s most nefarious individuals to justice. This lone wolf is is forced to make an unexpected detour to Los Angeles upon receipt of the devastating news of a cover up surrounding his brother’s alleged suicide. With the reluctant help of LAPD detectives, Abby (Madeline Zima), Carl (Tony Todd), and Captain Duke (Keith David), the unlikely group become involved in the investigation. Jian and Abby fight against a high-tech criminal (Sean Patrick Flanery) looking to exploit the brother’s gifts in his own quest to power.

Les musiques de film d’action sont difficiles et souvent se borne a de l’habillage. Il y a eu les grands James Bond, dont on ne retient que le thème d’entrée et de fermeture de Lalo Shiffrin, il y a de grand absent, car c’est une musique qui épouse l’image a défaut d’épouser la musique elle-même. Le cinéma américain est exigeant et des compositeurs exige plus du Sound Design que du contenu mélodique. Il est un des compositeurs qui s’exerce au style avec panache : Sid de la Cruz. Dans une modestie qui n’appartient qu’a lieu, Sid est un de ces fabricant de magie et d’intemporalité. Sur le film INSIGHT, il a eu le courage du thème original, la palette du design et le regard de construire une bande originale, digne de ce nom. Il y a de la recherche, de l’innovation, les sounds, les thèmes. Sid De La Cruz a mis beaucoup de lui-même pour trouver le bon ton, le bon son.
Ecoutez et re écoutez Insight.
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Director’s Statement on Insight’s Original Soundtrack  

Statement from Livi Zheng & Ken Zheng Insight is a movie that includes several different cultures and also a story with elements of science fiction.  Therefore, it was impossible to imagine Insight without interweaving several different genres and categories of music. The instrumentals that augmented Insight’s story were heavy on electronic synths, strings, brass and percussion. I choose these musical scores to fit with the diverse martial arts styles of action scenes.  We even used special compositions to highlight our use of drones and other modern weapons as props in the movie. In the Warehouse Fight Club scene, staged in an underground caged fight in China, the music not only included the strings and brass but also the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument.  In theJian in Syria scenewe used instruments such as the Qanun, Riq, Darbuka, & Zil to reflect the local culture of the scene while remaining authentic. The soundtrack of Insight matches these scenes of the movie as an audio and visual is a journey through the world.

Sid De La Cruz, Composer

The score for Insight was fun to create. It’s a hybrid of orchestral and synth instruments. This is a bit different from my other scores in that it was requested not to use any woodwinds. Also, there were some cues where high strings were not used as well. I had to be creative and think of other ways to approach the music. Because the film deals with an element of science fiction, I feel that electronic instruments suit the film very well and help tell the story from the side of science fiction. Several of the cues tie in with photography of the film. For instance, in the track, “Apartment Fight”, some of the fighting leads to the kitchen. In the score, there are metallic instruments that help simulate kitchenware, pots, pans, silverware, etc. In the track, “Jian in Syria”, uses Middle Eastern melodic and percussive instruments are introduced and take and help contribute to the action music.

LAZBIZI – Album “All the Time”

Extrait “Holiday”

Dancehall Sound and Soul…

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Show Boy Lazbizi est un artiste et auteur-compositeur afro/pop nigérian. Connue pour son afro/fusion afro/classique afro/dancehall sound, sa musique a attiré quelques collaborations internationales à travers …

Lazbizi, comme un torrent de rythme et de mots, comme un volcan d’energie. C’est du sur mesure, du parfait langage, ca danse, ca bouge. Du naturel et rien que du naturel. Ca pourrait etre une pub pour une Ong ecolo, ca pourrait etre un slogan politique, tellement ca deborde du cadre music – image … C’est tout cela a la fois et c’est une boule de feu qui s’incruste dans le ventre et des refrains qui font mouche.

Ecouter, tomber dans le felling fievreux d’un regard

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“All the Time” – Track List

  • 01 – Yum – Yum
  • 02 – No Sitting Down
  • 03 – Try
  • 04 – Different
  • 05 – How Many Times
  • 06 – Mama Africa
  • 07 – Your Love
  • 08 – Ready
  • 09 – River Flow
  • 10 – My Girl

POLYCHROMES – Album “Your Dream”

POLYCHROMES – Album “Your Dream”

By Stephane Sassi & Isabelle Monferier

Cd Digital & Cd Physical

Label Plaza Mayor Company Ltd

Polychromes est un duo formé à la maison durant le deuxième confinement, quelque part dans le sud de la France, autour d’une envie de créer ensemble une chanson, pour le plaisir. De fil en aiguille, 12 morceaux sont sortis du chapeau magique, et sont présentés dans l’album “Your dream” dans l’ordre de leur création.

Les feelings s’inventent mais ne se racontent pas ; on les vit ou on les oublis.

Dans la période troublée que nous vivons, il est des visions que l’on retiendra pour le bonheur et la fraicheur qu’elles nous apportent. Polychromes, un duo inédit entre une voix et un musicien lumineux, chemine sur ses pentes ardues de mélodies et de sons irréels. Trouver un refrain, enchanter un parfum d’amour et d’humour, n’est déjà pas si simple. Il fallait juste faire entrer l’harmonie que peuvent les artistes impatients de l’art qu’ils inspirent et qu’ils dégagent. Il fallait tellement de passion pour souffler sur les braises du foyer incandescent. Allumer de mille feux les tonalites des étreintes de la vie, éteindre les faiblesses des aventuriers de paille. C’est un album fabuleux, intemporel mais bien réel. C’est un album qui se dessine comme l’indique le titre ; « Your Dream »

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Stéphane Sassi a reconstitué en studio l’atmosphère d’une musique live, naviguant entre les harmonies, les rifs et les solos avec élégance et sobriété. Ses compositions sortent ici de son répertoire habituel de jazzman et se tournent vers une ambiance pop-rock, mêlée d’une lampée de folk, d’une pincée de jazz et d’une touche de soul, alternant une énergie communicative et des ballades tout en douceur… Les paroles écrites et chantées par Isabelle Monférier ont été inspirées par les thèmes musicaux inventés par Stéphane, chacun exprimant une émotion différente. Elles sont parfois traversées par des questionnements liés à la période actuelle, entre légèreté et gravité.  Mais ce disque est nourri de la joie de créer et de partager une musique et des mots qui sont avant tout un hommage à la vie, dans un tourbillon de couleurs, qu’elles soient lumineuses ou plus sombres… Polychrome!

Stéphane Sassi est un pianiste et compositeur au parcours marqué par le jazz et les musiques actuelles. Il s’est aussi intéressé à l’instrumentation préparée avec l’invention du “Piano Paille”, à l’illustration sonore et à la musique à l’image ou musique de film. Il a également produit une vingtaine d’albums.
Isabelle   Monférier est plasticienne et passionnée de musique. Elle s’est nourrie des musiques afro-américaines: blues, jazz, soul et gospel qui influencent son chant. Elle pratique également l’improvisation au sein d’un “Circle songs” depuis quelques années.