The official Soundtrack for Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom will be out both digitally and on CD September 23, 2016. The album features the original music composed by George Streicher (Viper, Rock ’em Dead, Space Rangers).
“Being a huge Williams/Goldsmith fan, I couldn’t help but bring some of that flavor to the score,” George Streicher stated. “Those aspects definitely come out in some of the more action-adventure driven cues in the film, but for the most part, I tried to keep things light – it is a movie for kids, after all.” When scoring the first scenes, George Streicher used the opening shot as inspiration for the tonal palette (the first scene where the camera flies into the window of the house and we meet Howard for the first time): “I had been writing themes and playing with other ideas before, but I wanted to use that to really set the tone,” George Streicher concluded. “I wanted to make sure it informed the audience that the score would be big and that there would be some scale to the movie; of course then bringing it down to a more restrained tone” especially since most of the beginning of the movie is more subtle and eerie.
About “Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom”
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom tells the story of a young H.P. Lovecraft. Before he becomes the famed horror writer, young Howard Lovecraft is a curious and imaginative boy living with his mother. But after she unwittingly gives Howard the legendary Necronomicon, he is transported to a dangerous and frozen world populated by horrifying creatures. After saving and befriending one such creature – Spot – Howard and his new friend set off on a perilous quest to save the kingdom and get Howard home. But Howard soon finds out that not everything is as it seems and not everyone is to be trusted.
Composer George Streicher’s background
Born in Chicago, Illinois, George Streicher is a composer and filmmaker with a passion for classical film scores. From an early age, George was scoring his own short films, all of which he collaborated on with his peers. In 2005, he scored his own 35-minute short film Vengeance and went on to write library music and scores for various other filmmakers’ projects. George has collaborated with many other composers and musicians over the years, mostly thanks to exposure on the web. George continues to score for other filmmakers as well as produce his own projects. He currently resides in Burbank, California. Today, George continues to produce short films and collaborate with various artists. Aside from directing, George is also heavily involved in the visual effects, editing and music for his own projects.
Varèse Sarabande will release the Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom Soundtrack both digitally and on CD September 23, 2016. You can find more info about composer George Streicher in this interview.