At the beginning of the month we got word that soundtracks (of two volumes each) are being released for “Hannibal” Seasons 1 and 2, but details on the latter were scant. Today that changes as we have the official Season 2 artwork and more!
From the Press Release:
Lakeshore Records will release two new volumes of music from the hit NBC television series HANNIBAL, composed by Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation, “Boss”).
The HANNIBAL SEASON TWO Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 27, 2014. As with the two volumes of music from Season One, released digitally August 5th and arriving on CD September 2nd, each track on these two albums is a suite of music from an episode of the series.
“In this second season of HANNIBAL each episode is named after a Japanese food course,” said Reitzell. “It kind of gave me the opportunity to exploit my deep affection with Japanese films.”
Over the last decade and a half, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music supervisor Brian Reitzell has been on a mission to further elevate the layer that music adds to a film’s life. He has created his own unique method of scoring films, drawing equally from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air and his massive knowledge of recorded music. Acting as both music supervisor and composer, he often blurs the lines between score, source music, and sound design. His vision is to create a seamless landscape of songs, score, and found music for each soundtrack. Brian’s explorations of new sounds add unique character to visual images. He often has instruments custom built or even invented for individual film scores and wholeheartedly embraces the Brian Eno philosophy of the recording studio as his instrument.
One of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In this drama we see where this incredible story begins. “Hannibal”, based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels, is from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and airs on NBC in the U.S. The series was developed for television by Bryan Fuller, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer.
“I’m a big fan of Toru Takemitsu. In watching a documentary on Takemitsu, I noticed a percussionist playing what looked to me like a bronze slit drum. A slit drum is an African tongue drum. This was made out of bronze,” described Reitzell. “That drum, I use for especially for Hannibal when he’s onscreen. It sounds like nothing else. It’s just such an interesting, rich tone color.”
Season 7 of “Hannibal” will air in the spring of 2015. Look for lots more soon!
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