I am very pleased to announce that the mermaid project has found it’s soundtrack!
Music is an essential part of any film. That is a pretty obvious statement, I know, but honestly, it’s easy to forget how important music and sound are because, when it’s done well, it becomes a seamless part of the whole film experience. Film music has always inspired me, I love soundtracks because they can put you right back into the mood (and essentially the story) of the film.
We feel that is crucial for Mermaids of New York to have it’s own sound, something that will help create a mood and shape the pacing of the film.
Last week, I asked my friends on Twitter and Facebook friends to tell me which movies had the most memorable scores for them and I couldn’t believe the response, within a few minutes I had ammased quite an extensive and varied list of movies with great music. To name a few (now test yourself here, it is amazing to see how many of them bring a particular piece of music to mind) : Close Encounters, Cinema Paradiso, Sleeper, Manhattan, Shaft, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Susperia, Koyaanisqatsi, Amelie, Planet of the Apes, There Will Be Blood, Taxi Driver, Atonement, The Mission,The Piano, Night on Earth, Blade Runner, Charoits of Fire.. the list goes on. @filmmakermag even sent me an article on the subject: http://bit.ly/LM1eN
The first thing that came to mind for me was Errol Morris’ Thin Blue Line. It simply would not be the same without the obsessive compulsive and haunting Philip Glass score.
So, it is a thrill to know that Mermaids of New York will indeed have it’s own unique and memorable sound. We will be collaborating with the amazing NYC based band LAVALIER. As soon as we heard their music we knew we needed to get them involved with the film. I think you will agree that they have just the right ammounts haunting and whimsical to make the perfect mermaid music.
Steve Milton – Vocals, Percussion, Accordian
Dave Horowtiz – Guitar
Terence Caulkins – Sound Spatialization and Percussion
Melati Malay – Guitars and Vocals
Yasmin Reshamwala – Keyboards, Keytar, and Vocals
Nathan Haselby – Bass Brad Mettey – Drums