“True Grit” by Carter Burwell

When I watched the Coen Brothers’ True Grit in cinema I was kinda underwhelmed. I found it to be too tedious and I quickly dismissed it for not having enough drama or tension. It was only recently that I finally figured out what a stupid dickhead I was. True Grit is not about retelling an oh-so-clever plot, something I am unintentionally hoping for in every new Coen Bros film ever since I saw Fargo (the most twisted tall tale ever!). It’s a simple campfire story with a down-to-earth reality to it, depicting the journey of three disparate human beings, each…

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Once again I’m much too late. My original plan was to publish this post with the release of the soundtrack album (October 19th) or at least the film premiere (October 23rd). Then I aimed for the anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s passing (November 24th). And after that I even missed the glorious Golden Globe triumph. Somehow I just don’t have it with deadlines. But to be honest, I’m glad I even made it at all, because for a while things didn’t look too good. The idea of making a tribute cover series for Bohemian Rhapsody came to me fairly early, sometime…

A Tribute to Jóhann Jóhannsson

There’s something about the projects Jóhann Jóhannsson has signed on to, the distinctive artworks that he selected for his album releases and of course his approach and methodology to work within the boundaries of music… or the lack thereof. All of these things resonated deeply with me and the sonic world I live in. He kind of became my favourite living composer out there. And then he died. I still remember the morning of February 11th… my birthday, when I woke up to the news of his untimely death. It was kind of devastating then and I still find it…

“Alien – The Inkjava Collection” by Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Elliot Goldenthal, John Frizzell

For today’s custom covers series I once again ventured back into my all-time favourite film universe: the dark and gritty realms of the Alien franchise. Although a slightly altered version of it… It’s not like I haven’t already spent enough hours of my life with these creatures, but I just can’t help it. The Xenomorph still amazes me in all of its various life forms. This whole fictional world exerts a strange fascination on me and I’m certainly not the only one, given the staggering wealth of fan-artwork that can be found on the web. One of those devoted fans is…

“Total Recall (The Deluxe Edition)” by Jerry Goldsmith

Hey, it’s SonicAdventure – again. Heidl asked me to feature my covers for Total Recall. And I thought he was having enough of me considering the covers I did for Poltergeist. I was hesitant and excited at the same time. Because the covers for this classic 1990 SciFi movie are not my usual boring crap. I did all the stuff I usually hate to do: re-arranging, cutting, cleaning, creating and mocking material. The reason? No idea. I love the score, I love the movie. And there exists a ton of gorgeous alternate poster material! This is no obscure movie like…