This week, we are super excited to present one of our favorite scores of the year by one of our favorite new composers: Amazon's HOMECOMING: SEASON TWO by Emile Mosseri. Emile's score for THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO is one of the best scores of 2019, and we're so proud to be the home for not just one, but two of his scores this year (the second will be out later this Fall).
We're also excited to present a much-requested restock of Isobel Waller-Bridge and David Schweitzer's score for this year's EMMA. If you missed out previously, now's your chance. The finished album is truly a sight to behold – overseen by director Autumn de Wilde, the attention to detail is immaculate and we hope you check it out.
As always, all new releases and restocks go on sale on Wednesdays at Noon CST.
HOMECOMING: SEASON TWO - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
Mondo, in partnership with Lakeshore Music, is proud to present Emile Mosseri's score for the Amazon Original Series HOMECOMING: SEASON TWO.
Season One of Amazon’s HOMECOMING used existing cues from classic films such as VERTIGO, CARRIE, and THE THING to highlight the show's noir elements, which focused on the mysterious Homecoming Transitional Support center. With Season Two, director Kyle Patrick Alvarez expands the story into a larger world, and in doing so asked Emile Mosseri (THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO) to provide the score. It's undeniably one of the highlights of the show.
The seasons’ central theme – ‘Calico’ – is a woozy, off-kilter piano motif that builds over time, adding piercing strings and subtle distortion that's both familiar and disorientating (very much like the show itself) at the same time. Emile produces a vast array of work here (27 tracks in total) which is varied in tone but super cohesive – certain cues remind of classic Bernard Herrmann. In others, you can hear faint echoes from THE SHINING by Wendy Carlos, but this is no mere pastiche. Emile’s work is exciting, thoughtful, intense and playful, sometimes within the same cue.
A classic score in every sense, Emile Mosseri's HOMECOMING: SEASON TWO can easily hold its own with any number of heavy-hitting scores from the 1960s and 1970s. A genuine delight from start to finish, and one that's sure to be high on many end of year lists come December 2020.
Homecoming: Season Two - Original Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Emile Mosseri. Housed in a die-cut gatefold sleeve. Liner notes by series director Kyle Patrick Alvarez. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Crimson Red Vinyl. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. $35.
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EMMA - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
Composed by Isobel Waller-Bridge & David Schweitzer, the music for EMMA is as plucky and tender as the saga of Emma Woodhouse and her attempts at molding the love lives of those around her. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with artwork by artist Carson Ellis and designed by Nic Taylor, the release features a 20-page booklet with photos, a mini-poster, and pressed on 180 Gram Blush pink colored vinyl.
TALES FROM THE LOOP - ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
The score for TALES FROM THE LOOP, co-composed by Philip Glass and Paul Leonard-Morgan, is mesmerizing. Simultaneously otherworldly and timeless. If you’ve seen the show you know how intrinsic the music is to the overall feel of it. And still, this is a record you can equally enjoy independent of the show.