IM Global Music, the music and publishing soundtrack subsidiary of thriving independent studio IM Global, will digitally release the original feature score by Ilan Eshkeri (KICK ASS, STARDUST, YOUNG VICTORIA) from the motion picture COLLIDE on February 24th.
While writing music for the film, Eshkeri suggested using only analog synthesizers – a bold and unique creative choice. The score is a technical achievement using many synthesizers not usually found in soundtracks in such quantities. The synths used in the score are the Minimoog, Juno-6, Korg MS-20, PPG-Wave, and the Arturia Minibrute.
Open Road Films is releasing COLLIDE in theaters on February 24th. Starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men film franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road), Academy Award® nominee Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Theory of Everything), Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (The Jungle Book, Shutter Island) and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (Thor film franchise), COLLIDE is directed by Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch) and produced by Ben Pugh (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Rory Aitken (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Brian Kavanagh-Jones (Loving, Midnight Special) and Daniel Hetzer (Rush).
Casey is a young American backpacker in Germany who has fallen in love with Juliette, a fellow American travelling through Europe. When she is diagnosed with a fatal disease, Casey decides to steal from German gangster Hagen in order to pay for the medical treatment, which could save Juliette’s life. Casey’s heist, however, doesn’t go as planned and Hagen catches him. Against all odds he manages to escape Hagen’s men, steal one of Hagen’s cars, and flee onto the autobahn.Pursued across Germany, he races to save his own life and get to Juliette before Hagen’s men get to her first.
“When the Director Eran asked me to do the music for the film, I didn’t want to do another traditional action movie score, so I said that we should do the whole score with real analogue synths and absolutely nothing else. I told Eran that he had to be completely committed to doing it that way with no exceptions and fortunately for me Eran was mad enough to agree to that crazy plan. It was really difficult to do but really good fun,” says Eshkeri on preparing to score COLLIDE.
David Schulhof, President of IM Global Music, said “Ilan wrote a very vibrant and uplifting score. We are proud to release the Score Album on IM Global Music. Many fans of the film will enjoy his incredibly energetic score.”
The soundtrack to the film will be released on February 24 on Casablanca / Republic.