CD-Productions


Modigliani

Music by Guy Farley
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Guy Farley’s approach reminds you of Desplat: The music is sensitive and moving, the orchestration sleek and stylish with a deep melancholy and a certain kind of innocence. Beautiful music but not recommended if you are chronically depressed.”
Underscores.fr

“It’s a beautiful and intricate score that straddles the line between soundtrack and classical music. If you’ve been unable to add this to your collection, now is the perfect opportunity and if you already own it there is so much added material on display here that you’d be a fool not to pick this edition up.”
ReviewGraveyard

“The music flows like a quiet and dark river that gathers thoughts and feelings from every area it passes. I will soon run out of ways to compliment the elegance, beauty and sensitivity in Guy Farley’s music. Rarely has a composer been able to affect me in such a way. He can write emptiness in the most fulfilling of ways. If you know how Guy Farley writes, this score will be at the top of the list. If you enjoy beautiful and meaningful orchestral music, even if you’re not film music fan, you will keep this close to your heart. With piano and string sections that can melt ice, with ravishing flute passages and with subtle oriental inserts woven in the fabric of the score to show the opium addiction, “Modigliani” will sit proudly in any music collection. As always, Caldera offers thoughts by the composer at the end of the release and I wish more labels provide this kind of insights.”
SoundtrackDreams

“The soundtrack was originally released by Milan in 2004 in a 22-track presentation that quickly sold out. A dozen years later and a proper release, carefully resequenced and remastered by Caldera Records, really gives Farley’s score its proper delivery on disc, with 30 tracks, a new arrangement of the main theme for cello and piano that Farley did especially for the album, and a fascinating 18-minute audio commentary by Farley about how he got the job and worked with director Mick Davis on scoring the film. Moreover, the album booklet contains Davis’s own notes on working with Farley, general film and music notes by Gergely Hubai, and Farley’s own handwritten sheet music of the main theme.”
BuySoundtrax

“An eclectic score which contains classical and contemporary music.The main theme is very beautiful and finds its variations throughout, describing the development of the main character. Ethnic instruments give the score an additional colour.”
MundoBSO

“If ever a score that needed more… here it is. It is wonderful, the additional music makes it a stronger piece. Well done Guy Farley, the score follows with a passion that holds your attention in every note.”
Six Strings Magazine

Early Works

Music by Abel Korzeniowski
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Caldera have compiled and released a most interesting album that explores Abel Korzeniowski’s earlier works for the stage. It’s a fascinating, not always easy but certainly rewarding exploration of the composer’s music. Caldera’s booklet is most helpful in providing some details about the stories, and allowing the composer to add a few comments about the music. It’s a wonderful package that is absolutely worth exploring.”
Synchrotones

“Each different piece of music from the varied and complex “Early works” collection is a reason to love Abel Korzeniowski’s compositions even more. His early musings are just as wonderful and rewarding as the scores we’ve been listening to for a few years now. I’m grateful to Caldera for this release and for the change to discover the first sprouts of the career of one of my favorite composers.”
SoundtrackDreams

“Whether you’re a fan of the composer, or just a lover of classical music or scores in general, there really is no excuse for not having this wonderfully produced album in your collection.”
ReviewGraveyard

“This is a unique opportunity to examine the unpublished so far, the unusual and very interesting works of this Polish composer. For collectors and enthusiasts of music, Abel is a must!”
Filmmusic.pl

“The composer wrote very varied music, ranging from Greek folk both lyrical and harsh, to very beautiful melodies. The minimalist main themes are remarkable,making the compositions unreal and fantastical.”
MundoBSO

“Abel Korzeniowski is a fantastic and versatile composer whose music is deeply rooted in melody and emotion. He has an incredible ability to flesh out characters and pull the audience into the story with his masterful writing. This collection of early works is an amazing compilation that allows us a glimpse into the start of his career, and hopefully people who haven’t discovered Abel’s work can use it as a great introduction to his music.”
FilmMusicMedia

“It’s all very fascinating, unusual, even challenging material, and Caldera should be commended to bringing these stage play scores to our attention and edification.”
BuySoundtrax

“When silence returns, there is an urgency to repeat playing this essential album. Beyond the varied canvas drawn by those five scores, one can think about concepts of beauty, energy, freedom and creativity that spring. The album proofs that Abel Korzenowski is not only a great film score composer, he’s a great composer. We now hope hope that this beautifully produced album will be the first of a kind.”
Underscores.fr

The Wind Gods

Music by Pinar Toprak
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Pinar Toprak’s “The Wind Gods” is a beautifully lush orchestral score, full of excitement and admiration for the sailors. And though the journey ends on a somber note, there are plenty of exciting action cues and noble themes along the way. In the audio commentary, Toprak talks of her love for the ocean, how inspiring the images are, and how majestic the boats are. She successfully translates those feelings into her music. Without ever going over the top, her score is heroic, passionate and exciting. It is, indeed, timeless.”
Synchrotones

“Caldera once again shows Toprak’s way of catching soaring, excitingly melodic gusts with their release of her sumptuous score for the 2013 American Cup documentary “The Wind Gods.” Given that she’s playing the do-or-die effort of Oracle zillionaire Larry Ellison to win this sport of sailing kings, no expense has been spared in filling The Hollywood Studio Symphony’s canvas to push this music to the listening win. Given lush, exceptionally well-defined themes rhythmically pushing the boats forward (especially well interplayed in the aptly named “12-Minute Cue”), Toprak also beautifully captures the blue environment with contrasting moments of still lyricism, a lushly poetic sensibility that brings to mind Thomas Newman’s bucolic Americana style in the best, competitive way. “The Wind Gods” is as exciting as it is emotional.”
FilmMusicMag.com

“This music flows lightly with all its elegant moments like the beautiful main theme.”
MundoBSO

“Sweeping, yet powerful score from composer Pinar Toprak who I am coming to discover that she is a world of talent…”
JMHDigital

“The Wind Gods is excellent music, large-scale and rousing and frequently very attractive.”
Movie-Wave.net

“Its large-scale presentation, recorded with the 70+ piece Hollywood Studio Symphony conducted by Jerome Leroy, gives it a marvelous scope and presentation, and makes for a completely satisfactory and compelling home listen.”
BuySoundtrax

“This music excites me beyond acceptable levels. I am digging this totally inspiring music, and I have no shame in doing so. It’s not a guilty pleasure, it’s the ultimate pleasure where I can just love what I’m doing right now and that’s listening to this gem. I simply love what I’m hearing. It’s a score that I am happily listening to again any day at any time. It’s a score that deserves an official release and now we have it. Enjoy!”
SoundtrackGeek

“I’m used to Pinar Toprak’s deep emotional scores so I am very happy to discover here her more adventurous musical side. The furious strings fight with the horns to give us action and suspense and I am having a great time listening to this score. Did I say emotional moments? “The best man to steer the boat” seals the deal for me. How can a heart not sing when it hears such a beautiful cue? This is all about Pinar Toprak and the journey she creates for us as listeners. Once again she has delivered a musical flower to put in an ever growing garden. I hope soon all her releases get the treatment this one got.”
SoundtrackDreams

Maria di Nazaret/L’uomo che sognava con le aquile

Music by Guy Farley
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Maria di Nazaret is lyrical and emotional but also full of pain, very elaborate and careful with moments of beauty. The composer develops a humanistic perspective of the characters, emphasizing its importance but also underlining their conflicts, doubts and fears. It is a delicious soundtrack.”
MundoBSO

“Farley achieves a gorgeous sense of worship, paying due tribute at the altar of John Barry and Ennio Morricone in the first composer’s strongly thematic, writing and the latter’s blending of melody and dissonance. Most impressive is that Farley’s score for “Mary” (divided between “The Early Years” and “The Passion”) doesn’t overtly go for those ethnic biblical chestnuts that have become a bit cliché after “Passion,” subtly using tribal drums, diduks, flutes and voices that result in his own distinctive approach to Jesus. Farley shows a mastery of the orchestra and piano that might make some listeners think he’s been touched by a higher power.”
FilmMusicMag.com

“The label’s first release was Farley’s score for Secret Sharer and that was a very impressive album; this one is even better. His music seems to come from the heart and on this album is very rich and rewarding. Don’t let this one fall under your radar.”
Movie-Wave.net

“Guy Farley’s music is absolutely gorgeous and heart-felt. There are lush melodies aplenty here, orchestrated for strings, female vocals and various ethnic instruments. It’s a wonderful album and if, like me, you weren’t familiar with Farley before, then this is a great opportunity to get acquainted.”
Synchrotones

“Guy Farley shows his romantic side with an oldfashioned score that evokes the works of John Barry. The melodies, performed by 100 musicians, are simply sublime.”
Underscores.fr

“For those that have followed Farley’s career to date, it will come as no surprise to discover that once again he delivers another collection of heart wrenchingly beautiful themes for Mary of Nazareth. What impressed me most about this album is that Caldera could have just included the score for Mary of Nazareth (it’s a respectable 53 min, 51 sec) but they went that extra mile and include additional content. This is a label that truly respects the composer and spoils soundtrack collectors.”
ReviewGraveyard

“Maria di Nazaret” is one of the most intimate and beautiful scores I’ve heard in a while. The subtle and melodic piano strokes are like drops of rain in the desert. You almost can’t believe they are real. The female choral parts give me shivers and the ambient moments are soft and intense like a prayer. Guy Farley wrote a musical fairytale that I just want to put in a glass globe and have with me all the time. I stand by the two names I mentioned in the beginning: this is a score John Barry would have written after a meeting with Ennio Morricone and it’s amazing to find a composer worthy of that legacy. Get this score and welcome it into your life…”
SoundtrackDreams

“Maybe in 20–30 years from now I can compare it to other great works such as Cinema Paradiso, I really believe this score has such staying power and in time could become a real classic. This is a score not to be missed at any cost. It should be cherished and universally loved. It’s the type of score that I thought was just a part of the past, but turns out there’s hope for our younger generations too if more scores like this is allowed to be released. Needless to say, this is a stunning score that ticks all the right boxes. Buy this CD and a box of tissues and you’ll be a happy camper.”
SoundtrackGeek

“The music, highlighted by vocal melisma supported by a massed string orchestra enhanced by a few solo ethnic instruments, all in an achingly lovely harmonious setting. Additionally, Caldera has included another television score by Farley on the CD: the 2006 drama The Man Who Dreamed With Eagles, 11 tracks, a very poignant and breezy melodic score, as well as a single track from the 2004 Jean Claude van Damme movie “Wake of Death”, the gorgeous “Reunited”, featuring piano, strings and a lilting female melisma, which receives its premiere release here. The extra tracks are very complementary to the Mary score and all together make for an excellent and well-filled soundtrack album.”
Buysoundtrax

Rebecca

Music by Christopher Gunning
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Old-fashioned in the best sense of the modern gothic word, “Rebecca” is a superior, lavish score (astoundingly only performed by thirty musicians) from a composer who knows how to play picaresque romance amongst the well-heeled, music that sounds more alive than ever given Caldera Record’s sophisticated presentation, with Gunning himself summing up his stirringly passionate masterwork in his own, soft-spoken words.”
FilmMusicMag.com

“With a thematic main theme overflowing with yearning, passion, and hidden malice, Gunning’s symphonic score is simply magnificent, capturing the impassioned love story at the story’s heart with a rich melodic beauty and exuberance while signifying its moments of tension, doubt, and malevolence through a more aggressive musical stance and some finely nuanced measures from solo cello, masterfully played by Moray Welsh. The score’s expressiveness is enthralling. Gunning himself thinks of Rebecca as one of his very best scores and it’s first ever release on album is to be treasured.”
Buysoundtrax

“Well, romance is in full bloom. It sounds beautiful and epic, just like a true romance should be. It is a welcome release, a wonderful release in fact with every cue filled with awe and wonder. Top quality all the way and then some.”
SoundtrackGeek

“Christopher Gunning’s score for Rebecca is in short an extremely impressive work, especially when you consider it was composed for a television production, and worthy addition to any soundtrack collection. The score has enormous narrative clarity through its precise and memorable themes, powerful orchestrations, excellent crystal clear recording and musically bold handling of the subject matter that translates into a very enjoyable and listenable album that brims with musical drama. This is top notch stuff!”
FilmsonWax.co.uk

“Christopher Gunning pulls out all the stops to turn in one of the most beautiful and intricate scores I’ve heard of late. I’ve been listening to this almost constantly over the past two weeks and every time I play it there are numerous moments where a shiver runs down my spine. This is another impressive release from Caldera Records and certainly one that’s worth adding to your soundtrack collection.”
ReviewGraveyard

“I get a special kind of feeling inside when a Caldera release comes along. They have specialized in gems that really move me and I can easily name each of their releases from this year because they’ve all been amazing. This is one of my favorite record labels and I’m happy to get a chance to review their scores. “Rebecca” is the kind of score that only Caldera could have released. You don’t hear many scores like this one these days. This is pure orchestral bliss from start to finish… it is one of the most beautiful, dreamy and hypnotic scores I’ve heard in a long long time and also one of those compositions that make me travel back in time. Christopher Gunning gets as romantic as John Barry and paints a musical picture that will last forever. If you love orchestral emotions, run to get this one and treasure it. You’ll get a whole range of feelings from joy to sadness and from love to drama. A storm of beautiful music, turbulent and varied where the notes and instruments dance an eternal romantic waltz and I remain in awe long after the orchestra has left the building.”
SoundtrackDreams

“Beautiful themes and melodies, an elegant and rich orchestration. I almost fell out of my seat just by listening to the first piece. Do not miss it!”
Underscores.fr

“It is beautiful and romantic music with a wide range from the outrageous to the dramatic. It is refined and elegant and emphasizes the obsession with duality (love/danger).”
MundoBSO

Belle du Seigneur

Music by Gabriel Yared
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“It is music of great elegance. The main theme, a restrained waltz, is very seductive and the dramatic sequences are highly touching and simply beautiful.”
Underscores.fr

“Gabriel Yared turns in not just an epic film score for Belle du Seigneur, but also a work of beauty that crosses the line to also become a wonderful piece of classical music in its own right. This is one score that all classical music lovers should own.”
ReviewGraveyard

“Gabriel Yared’s “Belle du Seigneur” is a lyrical and romantic score for strings, winds, saxophone and piano — in a way that is both typical for the composer, yet sounds nothing like his more famous scores. It’s a delicate, intimate score for a relatively small ensemble, with an attractive main theme that returns in virtually every cue. The composition is free-flowing, like a concert work, with each cue being perfectly formed and perfectly beautiful. When Yared explains in the interview that he’ll look at the film once and then writes his score away from it, not bound by the film’s technicalities and instead focusing on the story’s emotional content (and I have paraphrased that a little), it all makes perfect sense.”
Synchrotones

“Gabriel Yared’s music is almost like a lecture in orchestral beauty. He makes the most of every instrument, he gets the soloists to play with each other and take turns into the spotlight. The string solos, the piano or clarinet inserts and the flute moments make the experience of listening to “Belle du seigneur” feel just like walking through the most beautiful garden where all sorts of unexpected flowers appear. You want to walk very careful as to not disturb them or make them aware of your presence. The wonders will never cease in this score and each separate cue has its own special scent.”
SoundtrackDreams

“There were cues here that I will take with me on my never ending musical journey. I’m sure this will please Yared fans as this music is definitely him.”
SoundtrackGeek

Trishna

Music by Shigeru Umebayashi
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Stunning, one of my favorites this year!”
JMHDigital

“Shigeru Umebayashi wrote an elegant and refined soundtrack with a delicate balance between melancholy and optimism, sadness and happiness. The main theme, a waltz, for the protagonist is beautiful and receives various transformations.”
MundoBSO

“Shigeru Umebayashi’s “Trishna” is quite a mesmerising work – hypnotic almost, through its repeating motifs and minimal orchestrations. The score displays fragments of lyricism, but the composer applies a great restraint.”
Synchrotones

“There is not a single wasted note or sound in “Trishna”. Every once in a while comes a perfect score like this one, a score you know from the first moment is going to be special. This is a magnificent musical rendition of a forbidden love story. The almost 40 minutes of score are filled to the brim with emotions, questions, moments and, above all, sweepingly beautiful music.”
SoundtrackDreams

“Composer Umebeyashi has created an immensely sad score that seems to offer little hope for the lovers as it focuses on their seeming impossible romance. the score is driven by the seething sorrow of his gloomy love theme for Trishna and Jay, poignantly played on violin against cello counterpoint and collected strings in its introduction, and reprised variously throughout the score. The waltz theme is also reflected in a number of variegated renderings as the two despondent motifs carry the weight of their depression across the story’s arc, but despite the languid tone of the music, Umebayashi keeps these themes progressing and shifting, settling into a kind of resolution to be had at album’s end. Despite the score’s overall despondency, like Trishna herself the music finds dignity in sad circumstances, and the impassioned performances of the melodies really give the music a delicate beauty.”
Buysoundtrax

“How beautiful it is! It is a wonderful discovery you shouldn’t miss.”
Underscores.fr

“This is definitely a beautiful movie score to keep you company while you are walking around on a rainy day. Highly recommended to those movie score friends who are willing to confide their hearts to a group of sad strings for an emotionally resonant experience.”
FilmsOnWax.co.uk

Transsiberian/Princesas

Music by Alfonso de Vilallonga
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“Both “Transsiberian” and “Princesas” are immersive score – the former more so. “Transsiberian” is a brooding work, dominated by strings and woodwinds, often performing in the lower registers. “Princesas” is more colourful, with a more prominent role for piano and guitars, but still takes an understated approach to the film. As such, it is an album that requires (and deserves) your time. It’s not one for instant musical gratification, but it is one that gets under your skin.”
Synchrotones

“For Transsiberian, Vilallonga wrote a moody, dark and yet at times surprisingly tender and melodic score for orchestra and solo-musicians like the cello which is featured prominently with virtuous solos. Coupled with Transsiberian is the music for the well-known Spanish production Princesas about the friendship of two prostitutes and their struggle in both their lives and their profession. Vilallonga provides them with a tender main theme which receives its variations throughout the whole score with solos by piano, violin, cello, clarinet and accordion. Vilallonga, whose most famous project is the silent black and white-movie Blancanieves, is at the top of his game with these two original works which deserve to be heard on CD.”
JMHDigital

“It is simple and beautiful. Vilallonga shows two sides with a dark orchestral score, enhanced by sumptous cello solos and presents a warm melody in the second score. The quality of the label remains high.”
Underscores.fr

“Alfonso de Vilallonga’s scores for Transsiberian and Princesas would probably have passed most English speaking score lover’s attention if it weren’t for the sterling work done here by Caldera Records. Coupling the two short score on one CD is one that works incredibly well, especially as they’re both beautiful soundtracks in their own right. The approach Vilallonga took for both films is very different, but both have heartbreakingly beautiful themes.”
ReviewGraveyard

“I will definitely mark this as one of the most honestly tender scores I have heard. The composer does a great job of setting this atmosphere and making us care.”
SoundtrackDreams

“‘Voluntario’ is a pure guitar theme and actually the best piece of music I’ve heard so far.”
SoundtrackGeek

Pollyanna

Music by Christopher Gunning
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“One of the special aspects of this film is the charming, lyrical yet brief romantic score by British composer Christopher Gunning that really is a wonderful surprise and a great revelation despite its’ brevity. A score full of sweep, tender romance and sparkling throughout, this is one of the best albums that Caldera Records has put out so far and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of their greatest best sellers. The music on this album is just too pretty and lush not to win you over or pull on your heart strings just a little bit. It is a score full of thematic material which is now unheard of in alot of film scores and it is really a great and rare opportunity to hear a wonderful score such as this one resurface a decade after the film was released. Caldera Record’s album is a terrific release that easily deserves alot of great attention and is an excellent example of what a wonderful release or discovery a soundtrack label would release or take a major chance on despite this version of the “Pollyanna” story being forgotten after ten years. This easily the best Christopher Gunning score I’ve heard and I’m very thrilled that it was a charming one like this one.”
‘Best of 2014′
Danny Gonzalez, The Examiner.com

“Thankfully, Gunning knows how to get across an adolescent’s spoonfuls of sunray smile sugars without inducing musical diabetes. And he’s got a smart, sweet theme that’s sure to warm over even the grinchiest of soundtrack fans. Gunning’s “Pollyanna spreads its happiness through beautifully delicate strings and pianos, wistful flutes and bell percussion gradually working over the emotions with a distinctive sense of early 20th century time and place.”
Film Music Mag.com

““Pollyana” calls me out to play with her, makes me care for her and it makes me smile while listening to it and imagining that little girl running and playing in the yard. It makes me want to tuck her in at night and tell her a story and this score also makes me want to protect her innocence and dreams for a long as I can. Yes, I love this score…it is an instant classic for me and it might make me read the story to my little girl…”
SoundtrackDreams

“Built around a lovely main theme voiced frequently with simple harmonies that permeates the score in multiple musical guises, Gunning’s Pollyanna is a delight, capturing the sense of innocence possessed by the title character without shirking the need for honest tension the story needs during moments of peril and injury (the dour “Nocturne,” the down-hearted “Pray that She May Walk Again”).  Alternate themes include a wistful romantic melodic for spinster Aunt Polly, whose stern attitude softens when she finds love (“She Said Yes,” middle part of “Aunt Polly Softens” and second half of “Preparing for the Wedding”), and a general motif capturing the spirit of Pollyanna’s optimistic nature (“Polyanna Goes Visiting,” “Treatment for Pollyanna”).  The score is designed for a standard orchestra, with flutes and oboes favored amidst a wash of flavorful strings, all of which makes up a thoroughly enjoyable, fanciful presentation.”
Buysoundtrax

“With its direct emotional appeal the soundtrack for Pollyanna is easy to recommend. The sunny atmosphere of this little score is heart warming and the melodies Gunning spins never overstay their welcome on the short album. It is a rather old fashioned score in its approach but that is where much of its charm lies. For the fans of the composer this is a must but I would suggest this as a fine way to introduce yourself to the music and career of Christopher Gunning as it carries many of his trademark qualities,a fine ear for melody, fantastic orchestrations and mastery of the orchestra and a keen sense of drama. Thus Pollyanna receives a warm recommendation.”
FilmsonWax.co.uk

“Gunning succeeds in delivering a delightful score with several strong themes including the one for Pollyanna which is perfect for this optimistic child. Although the programme is relatively short, do not miss it!”
Underscores.fr

“The music is dominated by one theme, light and flowery and relentlessly happy – perhaps evoking in spirit if not compositional style the great Georges Delerue.  It is so full of joy it would surely bring a smile to all but the most haggard of faces – sentimental perhaps, but it has to be.  It’s not entirely monothematic though and there are plenty of punctuating set pieces with a similarly summery outlook.  The “darker” moments in the score are only slightly so – hints only of sadness, routinely quickly overtaken.  It’s a short score, a smidgen under half an hour, and made up primarily of short cues, but Gunning is a class act and it holds together very nicely, an album easy to listen to several times in a single sitting.  As a bonus, Caldera’s disc includes a 26-minute interview with the composer.  Pollyanna is absolutely lovely.”
Movie-Wave.net

Tokarev

Music by Laurent Eyquem
Produced by Stephan Eicke

Reviews:
“This is a score that I recommend you add to your collection, and while you are listening to it make sure you have your pc on to go to one of those well known sites that sell music because as soon as you hear the artistry and the richness and the freshness of Laurent Eyquem, s music you will be looking for more of the same.”
John Mansell

“Laurent Eyquem deservedly got a lot of positive attention last year for his rich, moving scores for Copperhead and Winnie Mandela – traditionally orchestral, emotion-based scoring.  It’s interesting therefore to find out what he can do with a very different kind of film and (obviously) he has written a very different kind of score, with two distinct sides to it that blend together well.  The first side is the very modern electro-thriller music he wrote for the action and suspense sequences, which sounds a little like an updated version of those great thriller scores Ennio Morricone wrote for films like this in the late 1970s and early 80s.  Electronics are very much at the fore, unstintingly oppressive and bleak, very effective and indeed impressive but often not really very pleasant. Fortunately the other side to the score is very effective and impressive and if not exactly pleasant (indeed much of it is somewhat harrowing) then certainly very listenable and emotionally rewarding, with some very dramatic and very moving music for the film’s more emotional moments. ”
Movie-Wave.net

“Eyquem’s main theme concludes the score in a fine summation from orchestra and choir (the film is told in a flashback; Eyquem thus wanted the main theme to be heard only in its fullest form at the end of the film, as a resolution to all we have seen prior to that); its evocative melody and harmonic construction quite pleasing and stirring, providing for what is otherwise a fairly generic revenge thriller a sympathetic and thoughtful musical overlay.  The music is nicely preserved on disc by Caldera; continued evidence that Eyquem is a composer worth listening to.”
Buysoundtrax

“A really well produced package that really features some excellent work by the composer who’s rising starwise and with good reason. It is a score that really works well with the film and with good reason and that reason is that it is fresh and energetic and doesn’t try to overwhelm you too much. “Rage” is a very entertaining score that will help the rise of composer Laurent Eyquem to the forefront of future projects in Hollywood. Thumbs up.”
Danny Gonzalez, The Examiner.com

“An action score which is percussive and nostalgic at the same time, incorporating all modern idioms without developing into sound design or simple electronics. Tokarev is awesome!”
Underscores.fr

“Eyquem hears its Cage-isms as things of sad, musical art, determined to go the pulp exploitation distance with a score that’s playing on a whole other level of drama. Props go again to Caldera Records for continuing their pattern of nicely designed graphics, informative liner notes by Gergely Hubai, and most noteworthy of all offering an audio addendum for the composer to explain their craft. Eyquem does so with truly heartfelt passion here as he reveals his own life’s tragedies that set him upon a fare more beatific course than Tokarev.”
Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Mag.com

“The music has heart and when I hear that in a composition I am involved and I care for what it tells me. The sorrow is raw and intense in the music (“The pain” is another haunting piece) and it almost makes me want to watch the movie. It is very easy for composers these days to fall into the generic music trap but Laurent Eyquem navigates these complicated seas brilliantly.”
Soundtrack Dreams

“Listeners who are only familiar with Eyquem’s lush work on scores like Copperhead or Winnie Mandela will be surprised to hear him writing in a much more modern idiom here; although the score is still predominantly orchestral, there are a great deal of electronic enhancement to be heard, often by way of rhythmic ostinatos and vaguely industrial sounding effects which lay on top of the music. Usually, this sort of thing annoys the heck out of me, but Eyquem does it with much more panache and artistry than many of his contemporaries – his obvious knowledge of the orchestra, and the way the two aspects of the score actually blend together rather than competing for dominance against each other, allows the score to breathe and develop naturally.”
Movie Music UK.us

“Right away I am very impressed with the action. ‘The Foot Chase’ is another great action cue. There’s so much energy here, and I haven’t heard Eyquem do this kind of music before. I love it.”
SoundtrackGeek