Category Archives: Film Music
5 September 2012
We have just released our first “public consumption” album since 2010. It’s called Painted Dreams and we’re very excited about it. So, it seems are our fans, friends and associates who have been flocking to buy the digital and CD album since we announced the release on Facebook yesterday. Needless to say we’re eager for this trend to continue. Since this is a DIY release and we don’t have the budget and marketing backing of a label, we’re depending on social networks and a nice steady increase of word-of-mouth advertising from all who buy the album. We’d like to ask all who buy a digital or physical copy to post a link to the album on Facebook and/or Twitter to help us spread the word.
Since WordPress.com does not allow PayPal “Buy Now” buttons, please follow this link to visit our store where you can download the album through Vibedeck.com or iTunes; or order a CD directly from us through PayPal. You can stream the entire album on the player below.
Sheet music for some of these tracks can be purchased on request – just send an email to the above address.
Painted Dreams is something of a “best of” compilation – not made up from previously released albums, but from the fairly sizeable catalogue we’ve been building over the past six years.
Released 4 September 2012
© D C Cello Studio 2012
7 June 2012
Those who read our previous post will recall that we were in the process of finding a good home for one of our recently completed cello albums, All Made Up (working title). We are very pleased to announce that we have placed the album with an excellent UK-based library, Music Candy. We don’t have a release date yet, but will announce it as soon as we do! In the meantime, here’s a little showreel we put together featuring tracks from the album.
We’d like to thank the team at Music Candy for believing in our music, and we can’t wait to see what they do with it!
In other news we have been getting a lot of requests for information and advice on writing for music libraries, so we will be hosting an online music library discussion with composers in our virtual community interested in breaking into this area of the industry. Further information on this will be available on our Facebook group, Entropik’s Film and Media Music Exchange. If you are not a member, and would like to join a vibrant online community of composers you can request to join. Please note that it is a closed group, and membership is restricted to active professional and semi-professional film and media composers.
25 May 2012
In the couple of months since we returned from our incredible visit to South Africa (which feels like about two decades ago) we’ve been taking full advantage of what we like to call studio weather. Work has continued on our Fantasy album, which is making good progress with several tracks now complete and recorded. The working title is The Weirdstone and here are a few of the completed tracks:
We have completed an album of dark cello mood tracks, each of which began as an improvisation and then received the magnificent Dan Cullen treatment. The album is aptly named All Made Up and the end result is a collection of tracks featuring solo cello accompanied by various samples, most of which we created in our studio. It is an exploration of the darker colours of the cello’s expressive range. Talks about placement with a top library have begun – we look forward to spilling the beans about that in the nearish future.
In addition to the previously mentioned albums, we’re also working on a stylish album of cello tracks called Mirage. The theme is heat – hot places, hot things and hot concepts. This one is also progressing very well and we hope to complete it by Early August.
As for the music we placed with Immediate Music and Liquid Cinema, both libraries will be releasing our work this summer. No exact date yet, but watch this space!
We have also updated this site to include a selection of best-selling tracks from the Entropik and Daniel Cullen Music back catalogues, all of which are available to license for pretty much any media project at competitive rates. We have also provided links to browse the entire catalogues, which were just a little too large to fit on the site.
All that said, we are certainly not having studio weather today, so we’re off to soak up a little bit of sunny inspiration in the garden!
12 January 2012
2011 was certainly a busy year for us with as many ups as downs, but we certainly can’t complain about the last few months!
In August we were contacted by Nathan Rightnour, manager and producer at Liquid Cinema. This premium music library is owned by award-winning film composer Jeff Rona and its catalogue has found its way into APM Music. Nathan informed us that they were putting together a cello-based album with two highly acclaimed cellists – Christof Unterberger and Martin Tillman – and asked us whether we’d be interested in submitting a few of our own tracks for the album. Needless to say we did not need convincing and got straight down to the business of finding out what they had in mind. We composed and recorded eleven new tracks from scratch between September and Decmeber – some of which can be heard on our Music page. We will of course be very vocal when the album is released later this year.
Earlier in the year, we completed our own album which we named Metamorphosis – based on the fact that each of the eight tracks started out as a large scale orchestral work and was then “re-imagined” for cello ensemble or chamber orchestra and cello. We were very excited about the concept and thoroughly enjoyed the creative process. But once we finished in July we were a little uncertain of where it would best belong. We agonised for a while, then decided to send it to Immediate Music – one of our favourite trailer music libraries. We didn’t expect a reply knowing that Immediate happens to be one of the most selective libraries in the business, but felt we had nothing to loose giving it a punt. So imagine our speechless astonishment when we heard back from Yoav Goren – lead composer and co-founder – telling us he’d like to represent all eight tracks! We signed a five year exclusive agreement with them during the first week of January and look forward to seeing where our music will find itself in their incredibly capable hands!