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 Posted:   Jan 4, 2013 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Quartet Records   (Member)

Quartet Records presents two new releases to start the year...

Music Composed and Conducted by Fernando Velázquez

Quartet Records and Universal Studios proudly present a new score by Fernando Velázquez, composer of the highly successful score for "The Impossible".

"Mama" is a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day their parents were killed. Years later, when they are rescued and begin a new life, they find that someone or something wants to come tuck them in at night. Andrés Muschietti, making his feature-film debut, directs a cast that includes Jessica Chastain (Academy Award® nominee for The Help) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones). Executive producer is Academy Award®-nominee Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series).

With "Mama", Fernando Velázquez returns to a genre he knows well—with such horror and supernatural films as Devil and The Orphanage among his credits. Velázquez’s complex orchestral score is brilliantly performed by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Chorus under the composer’s baton.

Universal will release the film in the U.S. on January 18. The album will be available January 16 on physical CD and for digital download.

The first 50 copies orderer at will be signed by composer Fernando Velázquez!.

Music Composed by Philippe Sarde

Quartet Records presents the premiere release of Philippe Sarde’s score for the 1994 art mystery Uncovered.

Based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s bestselling novel, Uncovered tells the story of a crime more than 500 years in the making. Julia (played by Kate Beckinsale in one of her first feature film roles) is a young art student, whose latest job involves the full restoration of a Medieval Flemish painting. While uncovering the centuries of dirt, she finds an ancient message that says “Who Killed the Knight?”. As soon as the message is revealed, people who are linked to the painting are killed. Since the painting feature a chess game, Julia enlists the help of the flamboyant chess prodigy Domenec in order to solve the mystery before more of her friends get killed.

The score by legendary French composer Philippe Sarde (Tess, Les choses de la vie, La guerre du feu) is based on a colorful mixture of influences, ranging from laid-back jazz pieces for the exotic city of Barcelona to tense, Medieval-flavored cues for the century-spanning mystery. From the soprano sax to the viola de gamba and the glass harmonica, Sarde uses a number of unusual instruments to make the score a real standout in his 200+ title filmography. The album contains the entire score specially edited by the composer himself for optimal listening experience. The richly illustrated 12-page booklet contains liner notes by Gergely Hubai, discussing the film and the score.

For more info and hear audio samples, please visit

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2013 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

Fernando Velázquez is no doubt the most exciting composer I have come across lately and SEXYKILLER is one of my most favorite fun scores from 2012. Already thrilled to listen to this new one!

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2013 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The first 50 copies orderer at will be signed by composer Fernando Velázquez!.

Great news! Never saw this on your website... I hope I still made it in time... smile
Too bad you could get Sarde to sign a couple of copies too... but still... excellent couple of releases, I am sure, and can't wait to get them both smile

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2013 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

By the way MS Boyer, i would select you as FSM WOMAN OF THE YEAR, but nothing against the fine lady JOAN HUE.

 Posted:   Jan 5, 2013 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Dorian   (Member)

Sarde: wonderful!!

 Posted:   Jan 17, 2013 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Has anyone received any shipping confirmation or anything? smile
Looking very much forward to both as well as that upcoming Orient Express reissue...

 Posted:   Jan 28, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

A review of Mama:

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