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That Good Night

Music by Guy Farley
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Guy Farley is one of those hard-working guys (pardon the pun) whose name you hardly ever see in mainstream movies or television. Caldera records have a rich history of releasing Farley’s music that has, quite likely, slipped under anyone’s radar. And the thing is… it’s really great stuff.”
Synchrotones

“Given a nostalgic waltz-structure, Farley’s music is gently impassioned, and imprints upon the listener the earnestness of the character to right the wrongs of his self-centered past. Comprised of a chamber orchestra colored by ethnic instruments such as Spanish guitars and cavaquino, accordion, ethnic percussion, which conveys the Mediterranean flavor of the film’s rural Portuguese setting, carries the emotional storyline with an airy lightness that is both brightly appealing and eerily reflective.”
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“This is a delicate work for small classical ensemble, embellished with warm Mediterranean colours and not shying away from sentimentality. It is warm, melodic and melancholic, not very original but very touching.”
Underscores.fr

“Guy Farley never stops amazing me, takes you to a place you recognize and been before… then steps it up to a wonderful place… a beautiful place.”
JMHDigital

“A score with a beautiful main theme that shows both dignity and melancholy. It is an often intimate work, elegant and austere, with Portuguese references when the story demands it.”
MundoBSO

“The composer does everything right and once again I feel the need to say something that I am beginning to think I should open every Caldera review with instead of ending it with it: this is a perfect film music score, and one of those stunningly beautiful compositions that Guy Farley graces us with whenever he gets the chance.”
SoundtrackDreams

Lisa

Music by Gabriel Yared
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“When you look for words to describe music, it’s hard to find other words than great… perfect or amazing… but when you are talking about composer great Gabriel Yared… those words stand out, here is another stand out piece and Caldera Records brings this to us all… and we should say thank you… THANK YOU!”
JMHDigital.com

“LISA is one of those beautiful and meaningful orchestral scores that will leave a lasting mark. After listening to thousands of film and TV scores over the years, one of my strongest certainties is that when Gabriel Yared writes an orchestral score I will be touched and moved and I will be grateful. I am also grateful once again to the people at Caldera for bringing all these treasures to life and doing justice to compositions that should never be forgotten or ignored. We might not get a lot of releases from them each year but those we do get are, almost always, perfect in every way.”
SoundtrackDreams.com

“This is another jewel discovered by Caldera. Composed in 2001 to illustrate a tragic love set during the Second World War, the score offers a noble and poignant main theme. The emotional power of the strings and woodwinds is expertly used by Yared throughout the album. How can you be unemotional? It’s majestic!”
Underscores.fr

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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Guy Farley Film Music Collection

Music by Guy Farley
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“A very likeable compilation that highlights four facets of Guy Farley’s talent, from choral writing (Anthropoid) to Irish music (Irish Jam), to adventurous lyricism (Tula: The Revolt) and ironic comedy (Dot.com). The whole CD makes for an excellent introduction to the composer’s universe.”
Underscores.fr

“Indeed, the album as a whole is very impressive – four very different scores which share quality in common. It would make a great introduction to the composer – and I’m actually yet to hear an album of his music I didn’t like, so if you share my enthusiasm for this one then it’s certainly a good idea to explore the rest.”
Movie-Wave.net

“Only the coldest of hearts won’t fall in love with ‘Speranza’s Theme (Original)’ from Tula: The Revolt; and ‘Pedro and Elena’ and ‘Peace at Last’ from Dot.com. ‘Speranza’s Theme’ is worthy of the great John Barry when he was at the pinnacle of his career. Whether you’re a fan of Farley’s or a collector of beautiful scores, this is one album you need in your music library.”
ReviewGraveyard

“Have you ever wondered why collections get released and why you should invest the time to listen? This is a great example of why you should. Some of the collected works of an artist never get heard. (…) Guy Farley is a talent and here we get to take that journey to his music and hear it maybe for the first time… thank you!”
Six Strings

“Irish Jam is a lively and fun score with influences from Irish folk music, which is idyllic and peaceful at the same time, whereas Tula is aflowing score which is developed steadily by the composer both dramatically and lyrically, and with a main theme which expresses the main protagonist’s longing for freedom. The music is both violent and beautifully romantic.”
MundoBSO

The Welts

Music by Adrian Konarski
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Composer Adrian Konarski, a highly regarded musician for films, theater and concert in his native Poland, provides a sumptuously classical composition, rich in melancholy while still circulating with a glimpse of hope for the troubled character.”
Buysoundtrax

“A well done score. It has a certain level of loveliness with a strong piano presence, that ties it into a grand release and holds your interest throughout.”
Six Strings

“The Welts, which opens the album, is full of bright romance with a delicate orchestration. The other scores are showing the same sensitivity but are quite different in style. Congratulations to Caldera for another strong album!”
Underscores.fr

“I cannot recommend this release enough or tell you how much I love it, it is one of those releases that comes along when you are not expecting it and completely blows you away, please go and buy this asap.”
Movie Music International

“This is a beautiful album and Konarski delivers some incredibly moving themes.”
ReviewGraveyard

“Caldera Records continues to build a fantastic reputation of finding hidden gems past and present for us to enjoy. The Welts is a wonderful score by Adrian Konarski, it’s such a delicately handled narrative that explores character emotions on the surface as well as deeper. Which is great, because we are learning about our protagonist and who he is currently, and then move deeper to learn what he went through in his past. This album offers some other music from Konarski’s other scores, so we get a nice sampling of what he offers as a composer. If you’re looking for a pure unfiltered musical voice that hasn’t been corrupted by Hollywood temp tracks, The Welts is worth your while.”
FilmMusicMedia

“A dramatic and romantic soundtrack with emphasis on the piano which is used to express the inner voice of the protagonist: his desolation and despair, but also his desire for liberation and his need for reconciliation are described in the music. The moving music is very rich in its expressions.”
MundoBSO

“Konarski’s music is wonderful, full of European flair. This album serves as a great introduction to this composer, who I personally had not heard of before. I now look forward to hearing more Konarski in future.”
Synchrotones

Under Suspicion

Music by Christopher Gunning
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“A romantic thriller score of great class. The passion of the main theme which recalls John Barry goes hand in hand with a morbid suspense that is reminiscent of Kilar or Goldsmith. The mix of orchestra and synthesizers is masterfully done. Brilliant!”
Underscores.fr

“It’s a classy thriller score with a melancholy main theme (predominantly performed by strings and winds) and some raw action material inspired by Polish avant-garde composers. There is wonderful writing and orchestrating on display here.”
Synchrotones

“A powerful soundtrack with a bright main theme that blends mystery drama and sensuality in the best tradition of black cinema. This main theme is developed with variations and transformations, changing the balance of its three main components, depending on the circumstances, and being supported by subtopics to emphasize the environment of mystery and danger. Gunning also highlights the bleak tone, at times fatalistic, included in both the main subject and at other times, and his beautiful final resolution. A work that is also very elegant.”
MundoBSO

“Christopher Gunning delivers a dark and brooding score for Under Suspicion. Gunning turns in a beautiful collection of themes and Caldera Records give it the treatment it so richly deserves. All soundtrack collectors should add this to their library.”
ReviewGraveyard

“‘Under Suspicion’ is a surprisingly engaging score which stands on its own even without the support of the on screen images. It tells me a story that doesn’t need more to be rewarding.”
SoundtrackDreams