Since 1990’s Cat in the Brain, the last score Fabio Frizzi did for director Lucio Fulci, the composer has scored rather infrequently, with the majority of his work for Italian televsion or short films. With the exception of 2016’s Abbraccialo per me and House of Forbidden Secrets in 2013, Frizzi has been rather absent from … Continued

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Review of the Black Mirror: San Junipero soundtrack at Starburst Magazine

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Is it possible that the best thing Clint Mansell’s done in years was for a TV series? Obviously, it’s not as if the composer has been churning out rubbish for the last couple of decades, but the music Mansell made for the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror is both emotionally resonant within the context of the program, as well as standing on its own two feet as a proper album.

Read the full review at Starburst Magazine. Published 1/6/17

Review of Stranger Things: Volume One at Starburst Magazine


It’s wonderful that we live in an age where a label can easily release all of the music for a television program, allowing we fans to dive in and really root around to see what we enjoy. Being able to curate our own soundtrack is a pretty wonderful concept, but we can only hope that, rather than going theHannibal route, and releasing pounds of LPs for the upcoming vinyl release, we might see Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein go the route of Silva Screen’s Sherlock release and give us one Stranger Things LP which is cracking good front-to-back.

Read the full review at Starburst Magazine. Published 8/22/16

Win a copy of the No Strings Attached soundtrack

All your favorite songs from the #1 hit romantic comedy No Strings Attached!

All your favorite songs from the #1 hit romantic comedy No Strings Attached!

No Strings Attached is the new sex comedy with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. As Tom Brazelton so aptly put it in a recent Theater Hopper comic, this is a good thing. It’s like Ms. Portman is getting all her sexy out before her impending marriage and child.

So, anyhow – even if you’ve not seen Portman and Kutcher get all naughty, then develop feelings for one another, you can still appreciate the soundtrack. It has bedroom jams like Color Me Badd’s “I Wanna Sex You Up” and D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” meaning you, too, can get your freak on.

lakeshore_logoLakeshore Records has hooked us up with a copy to give away, and you can win that by entering in the usual way: send an e-mail with “No Strings Attached contest” to nicholas dot spacek at gmail dot com by 5:00 p.m. this Friday, February 4. We’ll announce the winner next Monday.
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Dinner For Schmucks soundtrack winners

PrintCongratulations to Jeff Patterson and Susan Massman. They each won a copy of the Dinner For Schmucks soundtrack, courtesy of Lakeshore Records. For those of you who entered, and didn’t win, fear not: we’ll have more contests coming up.

Dinner For Schmucks, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, hits theaters this Friday, and the soundtrack will hit stores on Tuesday, August 17. You can pre-order it over at Amazon.

Win a Dinner For Schmucks soundtrack

PrintSorry about the lack of new stuff lately. It’s wedding season amongst our friends, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 have birthdays two weeks apart, meaning the Nuthouse’s weekends are booked all through July. We’ve also been sick, meaning productivity is way down.

As a way of making up, we’ve got another soundtrack giveaway for you all, once again courtesy of Lakeshore Records. We’ve got two copies of the Dinner For Schmucks soundtrack, which has a Theodore Shapiro score, as well as a new song from the wonderful Sondre Lerche entitled “Dear Laughing Doubters.”

I’m not usually down with seeing comedies in the theater, but man…this has Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, as well as the amazing comedy talents of Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, and Kristen Schaal. Those latter three in one film are enough to sell me on it, and help me ignore the fact that I saw Jeff Dunham in the trailer, as well.

Send an e-mail to nicholas dot spacek at gmail dot com with the subject line “Dinner For Schmucks” by Friday at 5pm Central, and we’ll announce the winners next Monday.

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Win The Last Airbender soundtrack

cover-last-airbenderM. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender looks to be like it’s going to be the film that breaks his streak of awfulness that I can’t begin to describe. Granted, it’s based on a cartoon (for those three of you living in a cardboard box, that would be Avatar: the Last Airbender, airing daily on NickToons) that is one of best-written, presented, and acted pieces of children’s television since Batman: the Animated Series.

Still, this is probably one of the few tentpole films this summer that both Thing 2 (my youngest) and I are both looking forward to seeing.

Lakeshore Records was cool enough to hook us up with a couple copies of the soundtrack, which features James Newton Howard’s film score. If you’d like to win a copy, simply comment below with a valid name and e-mail address by midnight on Saturday, June 26, and we’ll announce the winners Monday morning.