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Fear and Desire

Music by Gerald Fried
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„Bless dear old Caldera Records. You always know a release by them is never going to be a dull affair. Fans of Stanley Kubrick and composer Gerald Fried are in for a treat.“
Review Graveyard

„This score is preserving history not only for the future Kubrick and Fried’s projects, but making themselves known in their respected fields. As for the score itself, we are thrown back into the 50’s with the top down on our Chevrolet Bel Air cruises the strip. Okay I wasn’t there in that time, the score is the tops and you should head over to CALDERA RECORDS!“
JMH Digital

„All three scores are relevant examples of Fried’s creative versatility with small ensembles and are a most welcome addition to the composer’s available film soundtracks.“
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Sostiene Pereira

Music by Ennio Morricone
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„Gorgeous! (…) Caldera Records got the great opportunity to re-release a classic that is a hard one get your hands on. It’s time for you to seek this one out, it’s glorious piece of cinematic history and will be forever a classic.“
JMH Digital

„One of Ennio Morricone’s best scores.“
MundoBSO

„It is essentially one of the composer’s minimalist scores, however its so deftly arranged that it never seems that austere, its sonic patterns constantly imaginative and interesting, offering a fascinating treat for the ears.“
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„Morricone shifts and changes from track to track, which helps to hold the listener’s attention. ‚Chitarre‘, for example, is an interesting duo for Spanish Guitars. And pieces like ‚Manifestazioni‘ manage to wonderfully draw all the score’s influences and styles together in a spectacular fashion.“
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Vera Drake/All or Nothing

Music by Andrew Dickson
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„The composer, for the first time in his 20-year association with Mike Leigh, decided to use a choir in the score to emphasize the conflict Vera’s secret occupation creates. A pretty melody emphasizing violin and harp introduces the first few cues, until darkness sets in and the music becomes fairly gloomy, with a small female choir echoing the tortured sadness of “Sentencing” and a solo guitar beneath flute concluding this score.“
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„It’s a beautiful and delicate work that … highlights the characters‘ emotions with elegance.“
MundoBSO

„Representing two very different scores, Andrew Dickson’s music for both Vera Drake and All or Nothing showcase the composer’s ability to conjure up just the right atmosphere to deal with any scenario. (…) Caldera does a wonderful job of presenting these four very different but equally notable scores.“
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Angelica

Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„The composer wrote a dramatic and ambient soundtrack that creates a ghostly, mysterious atmosphere. He also imposes on it an entirely different tone which is that of desolate melancholy which is sometimes contained, sometimes outright painful. (…) Everything is balanced with a beautiful and simple main theme that is used beautifully throughout.“
MundoBSO

„There is a simple and delicate sound to this score, which is attractive, mysterious and beguiling. The compact disc is the 38th Caldera release, and it is a release that you should own.“
Jon Mansell, Movie Music International

„A haunting and mysterious score […], ANGELICA by composer great Zbigniew Preisner brings another worthy piece to the already growing catalogue of soundtracks.“
JMHDigital

„The music is richly rewarding as well as being fresh and original. It doesn’t tread where others have been. (…) I know, as with previous releases by Preisner’s, that I am going to be revisiting this for a long time to come. Another wonderful release from Caldera.“
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Man at the Top

Music by Roy Budd
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„The composer developed a warm and pleasant ambience that is in line with other scores for that genre. The main theme is very bright and it is taken full advantage of. The score also has a romantic central theme as well as some 70s music that make it especially dynamic.“
MundoBSO

„Made up of some serious tones, [the score] makes a bold statement and is strong on guitar work. Composer Roy Budd seams to bring the light and reflections at times and holds our attention. Then comes the BOSSA NOVA. Wonderful release. Ah thank you.“
JMHDigital

„This is a complex and richly layered score that Caldera Records have lovingly brought back to life for soundtrack collectors to enjoy.“
Review Graveyard

„All-in-all, a thoroughly intriguing and very likeable dramatic score.“
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One Potato Two Potato

Music by Gerald Fried
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„The composer carefully develops his dramatic score, structuring it around a traditional nursery rhyme with several variations. The conflict of the film is thus transferred to the music.“
MundoBSO

„The Caldera crew have done a remarkable job (I’d be surprised if they hadn’t, this is Caldera after all) of presenting the music in the best way possible. The sound quality of the recording is as perfect as you could hope for, and the tracks are presented in a way lets the music and themes build slowly.“
ReviewGraveyard

„It’s what you would expect from composer Gerald Fried, getting the full on treatment of whimsy and then to serious tones. Gerald Fried and Caldera Records get an A++ and + for this 1964 score, you all need to seek this one… it’s worth it!“
JMHDigital

„It all sounds delicious. Everything is fresh and light, the menu prepared by a real chef. The theme of this highly addictive score stays in your mind for a long time. I take my hat off to Caldera who continues to edit Fried’s works.“
Underscores

„The score makes for a very pleasurable listen; its main theme a pure delight and its more dramatic moments intense and affecting.“
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Flame in the Wind/Sheffey

Music by Dwight Gustafson
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
„This is an essential purchase for any lover of quality film music, an unusual but welcomed release, it is the 35th soundtrack CD to be issued by the Caldera label. Well worth adding to your collection.“
Jon Mansell, Movie Music International

„Yet again Caldera Records do what they do best – delivering a wonderful recording to the attention of a much wider audience, with the love and devotion that the scores rightly deserve. Once again the label spoils its loyal fan base.“
Review Graveyard

„This is both an unexpected and delightful release of two scores that are both highly engaging, each in their own way. The first score presents itself as a tone poem for brass and strings, evoking music by Miklos Rozsa, Ernest Gold and Michael J. Lewis for historical epics. The second score consists of romantic, melodic Americana.“
Underscores

„Both of these films contain first rate dramatic, Hollywood-worthy film scores, and you don’t have to be against or for BJU or its politics to discover the symphonic mastery of these compositions. FLAME IN THE WIND is provided with a captivating thematic orientation suitable to its story and focus, with a main theme reflecting Carlos’ search for spiritual truth, contrasted against a darker motif that delineates the terrors of the Inquisition itself.“
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„It’s a remarkable score infused with lyrical folk music, featuring a beautiful main theme and a variety of similarly evocative themes.“
MundoBSO

Naked

Music by Andrew Dickson
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Dickson’s score for Naked is as raw and relentless as the character’s narcissistic sexual appetite, driven by the incessant cyclical tension of Dickson’s harp ostinato. The music from the intense dramedy Secrets & Lies is given a despondently dejected jazz atmosphere which clouds the emotive texture of its melodramatic familial and social discourse, This collection is an affecting group of tone poems for damaged souls and lost compassions. Dickson’s mix of folk and jazz idioms saturates the glimpses of humanity that Leigh explores in these thoughtful films.”
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“[Naked is a] dramatic soundtrack that starts lyrical and becomes progressively clouded. It darkens and provokes an impression of emptiness and desolation.”
MundoBSO

“As we head to the end of the year, we get this treat and what I call a musical project that we needed from Mike Leigh’s collective works by composer Andrew Dickson. As the music tells a story from each project, I am finding a pleasant jazz feel into strong guitar that is only built up by the rest of the instruments. Then towards the end of the music, it’s subtle yet memorable to the ears and this serves as a solid collection of music.”
JMHDigital

Lost and Love

Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Artists seek to draw us closer to a state of consciousness that only they can evoke. From that deep place, Zbigniew Preisner’s music speaks to us. His music has touched our emotions deeply for decades. His melodies filter the light that breaks the darkness and illuminates the dark path we have to take on our return. Preisner’s ability to connect with the emotional part of our reality is once again manifested by listening to his heartfelt work Lost and Love.”
El Baùl de los Genios

Like with other works by Preisner, one can sense how he aims to reach purity through something beautiful and seemingly simple. (…) The developments are splendid and gratifying.”
Underscores.fr

“The music Preisner wrote to Shi Gu is a typical work of melancholy and beauty, full of veracious emotions, but not without minor traces that suggest melodrama. (…) The high-level quality that Preisner is able to produce for Shi Gu is befitting of one of the best actively writing composers. An absolute masterpiece.”
MainTitles.net

“Stunning theme, with a score that features so much musical character
and it needs to be heard. I found myself enjoying each track, from next
to next… it was worth it.”
JMHDigital

Lost and Love is an expressive and engaging work with a
sturdy classical structure; its tantalizing melodies evoking both
sympathy and strength as the story proceeds along its course.”
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“Preisner manages to get under your skin and tug at the heart strings
with his themes here, an impressive enough task if you can do it once
in a score, but he does it so many times over the course of this album
that it starts to feel effortless. It’s pretty obvious that the music is
the heart and soul of the movie. If melancholic, beautiful scores are
your thing… you’re going to fall in love with Lost and Love. It’s an
album you’re very unlikely to tire of hearing and certainly one that
will give you years of pleasure.”
ReviewGraveyard

“The composer wrote a beautiful, elegant and refined soundtrack,
dramatic, lyrical and intimate. (…) The main theme is remarkable.”
MundoBSO

“There is a hauntingly beautiful musical entity present from the start, the composer’s abundantly melodic and heartrending tone poems filling and overflowing into each other. At first it seems as these are unassuming and simple pieces of music, but they have the ability to fixate and almost hypnotise the listener. There is a slightness and tantalising aura to them and a style and sound that it is impossible not to notice or be affected by.”
John Mansell

Birds Do It, Bees Do It

Music by Gerald Fried
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Only one documentary has ever been Oscar-nominated for its musical score: this 1975 David L. Wolper production on the mating habits of animals, composed by Gerald Fried (who would later win an Emmy for Wolper’s Roots). Fried’s early example of a hybrid score — partly electronic, partly orchestral — served the little-seen doc perfectly.”
Variety

“Fried delivers a mix of classical and experimental music, always surprising and relevant. It’s a delight!”
Underscores.fr

“The contrast between the creepily electronic (“Aphids,” “Fight Aftermath/Wasp Embryo”) and the majestically orchestral (“Chimp Lullaby,” “Elephants and Lions”) and diverse nature in between makes for a very fine and thoroughly delightful listen, bookended by the glittering “Flowers Opening” at the start and the elegant “Waltz of the Grebe” at the conclusion. Highly recommended!”
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“What struck me most about this release was how varied and intricate
each of the themes were. While not all of them instantly seem to fit
with the animals they are depicting this is mainly down to the fact that
Fried steers clear of cliches as much as possible. ‘Wasps’ is an
obvious exception to this, as the track opens with an eerie buzzing
sound. This is another winner from Caldera. Long may they continue to
unearth long forgotten gems like this.”
ReviewGraveyard

“Great score, some tracks are little freaky [good way]… I was listening as I worked around my house and at some-point I was immersed in the music I stopped working. It’s been a very long time since I was taken away into the music, very nice.”
JMHDigital

“The composer wrote pure poetry; open and beautiful music in various
styles […] There is also more experimental music, avant-garde and
electronic, which is unorthodox and tries to capture animals in a
musical language.”
MundoBSO