FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LA-LA LAND RECORDS PRESENTS
GRIMM ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK
Featuring Original Music by Richard Marvin
(October 9, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records will release the GRIMM Music From Season One and Two – Original Television Soundtrack on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. The album features original music from the first two seasons of the series, composed by Richard Marvin (In Treatment, Six Feet Under).
“Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt both wanted to have a semi-classical, orchestral pallet for the score of GRIMM, with some electronic colors and sound design for the dark and scary parts of the series. They also wanted a taste of a dark, weird fairy tale,” described Marvin. “We had talked about scoring the show in a more ‘cinematic’, old-fashioned style, opposed to a modern television series.”
Richard Marvin was a top studio keyboardist playing for composers including Maurice Jarre, David Newman, and Tom Newman amongst others. In 1990 Mike Post gave Marvin his first opportunity to co-compose for the television shows Magnum P.I, Hard Castle and McCormick, and Wiseguy. He quickly began composing on his own for television and film in the mid 1990’s, and he has had a very busy career ever since. Some of Marvin’s notable television shows include Grimm, Six Feet Under, Without a Trace, The OC, and In Treatment, extensive television movies, and films Surrogates, U-571, Breakdown, and the 3 Ninjas series.
GRIMM is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales. After Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a "Grimm."
The show is part fairy tale, part police procedural and requires a good amount of original music for each weekly episode. “I’m really trying to score the show in a cinematic way like a movie,” he described. “I’ve always thought that the success of any good show if the long story arc that runs from episode to episode, and that should be the principal part of the score.”
He explained, “Every episode contains themes that I have written for a lot of the show's characters. There is also usually a theme for the creature that is featured in the episode. Then there is an Aunt Marie theme, a search in the woods theme, an Adalind theme, a five families/Renard theme and several Nick and Juliette themes. Most of the instrumentation is based on solo strings, mostly solo cello.”
GRIMM airs on NBC, returning on October 25th for its third season. The GRIMM Music From Season One and Two – Original Television Soundtrack on La-La Land Records will be available at www.lalalandrecords.com and other retailers on October 22, 2013.
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