Autorenarchive: Stephan

Wild Geese II

Music by Roy Budd
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“When a independent label such as Caldera Records get the chance to release a score to a film, like “WILD GEESE II” by well-known late great composer Roy Budd… you better believe that is a very great release. I am thrilled it’s here and being able to share the news with you, it’s classic 80′s sound, just what you would imagine it would be… though it goes a little further in it’s power and intrigue. BRAVO!”
JMHDigital

“With groovy 70′s jazz, Roy Budd does something new with war movie music. The main title sets the tone and is totally exhilarating. The rest of the score is very rhythmic and portrays some bravery that will delight your ears. Too bad the score is so short. This is great film music that we don’t hear anymore.”
Underscores.fr

“The composer keeps the action of the previous film in a score with remarkable main theme. It is a vintage score (…) – and it is wonderful.”
MundoBSO

“At last WILD GEESE 2 has been issued on to compact disc, not only is this a fantastic action score, but it is issued on a label that I have much admiration for, CALDERA. The productions values on the release are amazing, the sound is so clear and full, so crisp and fresh, another big pat on the back for CALDERA and another thank you for bringing us this wonderful score.”
John Mansell

The Italian Key

Music by Tuomas Kantelinen
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Overall it’s a wonderfully enchanting and thematically beautiful score that’s well worth adding to your collection.”
ReviewGraveyard

“This music, which is especially beautiful, avoids the melodramatic and sweetened approach in favor of an emotional but austere tone. It is an elaborate and classy work.”
MundoBSO

“The score can be sweepy and romantic while never overdoing it. It has the right amount of finesse and elegance to make the listening enjoyable and enriching. The Italian Key is a score worth checking out.”
FilmMusicMedia

“Most of the music tends to vacillate between affettuoso (with emotion) and lacrimoso (with tears). But it is a feel good movie after all, so the score thankfully also carries an infusion of hope and yearning, repeated just often enough to make it interesting. The quality was pleasurably consistent throughout the entire album. As heard on screen, the score was absolutely stellar.”
Tracksounds

“A very beautiful score for piano and orchestra whose romantic melodies breathe life when Tuomas Kantelinen shows his emotions in a beautiful way. An excellent surprise!”
Underscores.fr

The Black Prince

Music by George Kallis
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“The score is richly evocative, with a sublime main theme introduced in “Opening Titles” but reprised powerfully in “The Painting” and meeting its most emotive and affecting elegance in “Back to England,” with additional intriguing variations as well, including especially intricate interplay of various themes in “Assassination Attempt” and “The Sword of Maharaja.” There are several other equally compelling themes, and the delicate use of the ethnic music adds an intriguing color to the material.”
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“Pretty much, from start to finish, this is a flawless, beautiful album that never disappoints. There’s no filler, background music here, this is all grade A quality material. It’s emotional, melancholic and downright beautiful. This is one album you’ll get years of listening pleasure out of.”
ReviewGraveyard

“George Kallis is an amazing artist and here “The Black Prince” shows the music can still move you sending you into another world. Strong tones with a harmonious chanting woven within… thank you.”
Six Strings

“The composer wrote a symphonic soundtrack which merges Western music with Indian influences. This marriage has especially dramatic purposes and is a beautiful and delicate creation with a moderate tone of restrained grief that evokes the loss and decline of a kingdom.”
MundoBSO

“For this historical fresco, Kallis first turns to the intimacy and the state of souls of the characters and then links them to the events portrayed in the film. Fragile themes with delicate orchestrations (harp, violin, piano) dominate the album. (…) It is a very nice album.”
Underscores.fr

“Like every Caldera release “The Black Prince” is wonder after wonder, gem after gem with me having a hard time choosing my favourite cue from the score or deciding which one is more beautiful. I can listen to this score randomly starting from any point and the sensation wouldn’t change because magic is everywhere. There’s really nothing more to say except that this is one of the clearest and most beautiful romantic orchestral scores of this year and no matter how you might be feeling one day, listening to it will make that day just a little bit better.”
SoundtrackDreams

“This is a tremendous work which further establishes George Kallis’s credentials as one of the most exciting and talented young composers to emerge in the film music world in quite some time, and cements his position as a genuine contender for Composer of the Year in 2017. The score is available on CD and as a digital download from producer Stephan Eicke’s German boutique label Caldera, and gets an unequivocal recommendation.”
MovieMusicUK.us

A Esmorga

Music by Zeltia Montes
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Zeltia Montes’s simple, effective minor-key piano score is employed with a discretion which is often in telling, melancholy contrast to the excesses of our three downward-spiraling heroes.”
Hollywood Reporter

“The music speaks of loss, of unreason, but also of hope, of longing for redemption. The music is in its austerity an explanation of the character’s views – and a quite sympathetic look at their characters.”
MundoBSO

“It’s a touching, almost sentimental score that will be warmly embraced by lovers of simple, stripped back scores.”
ReviewGraveyard

“This is an intense work for piano; intimate, precious. The mix of Satie and Sakamoto is slow, subjugating, and addictive. Each note presents a memory, a scratch, an unfathomable sadness, which hope hides behind. You will not be disappointed.”
NylonAndTurtle

“Esmorga’s poignant sound is deceptive when it comes to depicting debauchery awash in sex and violence, making the score an effective, thematic counterpoint that speaks volumes for these ne’er do wells. It’s a yearning score that’s about unspoken bromance, and the ultimately tragic lengths it goes to, all while bringing out a uniquely feminine side to these alpha males. Montes return to her classic pianist roots here for an approach that’s simplicity at its finest, with Caldera’s engaging CD also containing a lengthy interview where Montes reveals her own lifelong musical drive and the reason for her unusual approach to “Esmorga”.”
FilmMusicMag

“A piano – that is all and that is enough for Zeltia Montes who wrote the most minimal and stripped score (which reminds one of Arvo Pärt, Satie and Sakamoto). It is of unfathomable melancholy, almost nocturnal. One will succumb if exposed to it.”
Underscores

“The A ESMORGA score’s cheerless austerity gives it a striking presence through the deliberate, unhurried notes, performed by the composer herself, which conveys an acute sense of intimacy to the film. (…) The music lays a weighty, almost desultory hopelessness as the film winds down the final 24 hours of these men’s lives, accompanied by Montes’s sad epitaph – which becomes a woeful tone poem for despair.”
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Adam Resurrected

Music by Gabriel Yared
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“The composer develops his work in two distinct dramatic ways which don’t intersect but somehow engage in a dialogue that is gaining significance during the film. First there is the music for the apocalypse and horror of Nazi concentration camps; broken music, toxic music which creates an atmosphere where it’s unable to breathe. We fully enter the psyche of the protagonist, who is being driven mad and poisoned. The Kafkaesque nightmare consists of other music as well, which portrays the goodness, dignity and honor of the main character. Although these cues are afflicted and fragile, they are a light in the darkness, the oxygen that keeps the character alive with an emotional main theme.”
MundoBSO

“The man clearly follows his own instinct and has a truly unique musical voice, and I admire that greatly. It’s because of Yared’s unique voice that you can never be too sure where the music will take you. And with Adam Resurrected… well, there are elements I don’t agree with, yet I find myself intrigued (and indeed: immersed) by Yared’s sound palette.”
Synchrotones

“This is one of those scores that feels like it’s over way too quickly. There’s a lot of depth here that make this a soundtrack worth adding to your collection.”
ReviewGraveyard

“Gabriel Yared is an amazing artist and here for ‘Adam Resurrected’ it’s a great challenge to pull off music for a serious film, yet managing to keep us entertained and never loosing the heart of the film. It succeeds as we are drawn into the compassion and strength that is needed. Bravo… and thank you for this wonderful piece!”
Six Strings

“This is almost a concerto for violin, cello and electronic orchestra. It is not easily accessible, sometimes stifling or even oppressive at times, but the writing is precise, to the point of being clinical. Better to be warned.”
Underscores

“It’s a very quiet, introspective score, but one immersed in feeling and humanity, very well preserved and presented on his CD from Caldera. It’s also quite a deft mixture of acoustic soloing and contemplative electronica.”
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Sherlock Holmes – Die Wölfe von Whitechapel

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Peter Krüger
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke

Running time/Spieldauer: 80 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: July 2017

Sherlock Holmes – Der Fall John Watson

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Maureen Butcher
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Flute/Flöte: Sandro Friedrich

Running time/Spieldauer: 77 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: May/Mai 2017

Sherlock Holmes – Die Todesfalle von Dornwood

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Marc Freund
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Oboe/Oboe: Bethan Roberts

Running time/Spieldauer: 77 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: March/März 2017

Sherlock Holmes – Das Rätsel der Aurora

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Eric Niemann
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Flute/Flöte: Sandro Friedrich

Running time/Spieldauer: 69 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: January 2017

Sherlock Holmes – Im Labyrinth des Wahnsinns

Directed by/Regie: Gerd Naumann
Script/Buch: Andreas Masuth
Composer/Komponist: Stephan Eicke
Voice/Gesang: Gaby Koss & Katie Louise

Running time/Spieldauer: 80 Min.
Produced by/Produziert von: Allscore Media
Released/Erschienen: December 2016