"A Homage To Halloween"
ABOUT THE EP
Completely remastered as of April, 2021.
This EP was composed and performed back when the first trailer or the 2018 version of Halloween dropped in April of 2018. It was exciting and created great anticipation for the release of this film.
To pay homage as both a fan of the franchise, D4Disgruntled being a fan of John Carpenter's music and a beginning composer himself, this seemed like a great small personal project to tackle. He treated it as if he was creating a demo to submit to the filmmakers to get the job of composing the actual score.
D4Disgruntled chose to compose a collection of 4 cues showcasing the Halloween Theme, Laurie's Theme, and the Stalking Theme. There are little flourishes of the Meyer's House Theme and other tidbits from the original score.
The music is both an original work by D4Disgruntled and a homage to the original thematic material featured in the 1979 version of Halloween. However, to keep in line with the idea of the new film taking place 40 years later, he wanted the music to evolve and feel 40 years later but still have a hint of the retro aspects that make the music so iconic.
What does it mean that D4Disgruntled have "evolved" the material? Well, the story takes place 40 years later and so the music should not sound like 1979. There is a modern twist, the compositional elements have been altered in a way that at first listen it sounds like the original but when you listen closer, the new variations and nuances will be noticed.
NOTE: Mechanical Licenses are available (see below Credits Section) that cover the use of the thematic material featured in these tracks. These licenses allow D4Disgruntled legal commercial use, sale and distribution of his music while containing variations of the themes for which the Mechanical Licenses were obtained. credits
released May 1, 2018
NOTE: Mechanical Licenses are available (see below Credits Section) that cover the use of the thematic material featured in these tracks. These licenses allow D4Disgruntled legal commercial use, sale and distribution of his music while containing variations of the themes for which the Mechanical Licenses were obtained.
Mechanical License SONG CODE: M56343 TITLE: MAIN THEME FROM HALLOWEEN II WRITERS: JOHN CARPENTER
LICENSE NO.: 1454490488 LICENSE DATE: Sep 02, 2020
SONG CODE: LVB17V TITLE: LAURIE THEME WRITERS: JOHN CARPENTER
LICENSE NO.: 1454490489 LICENSE DATE: Sep 02, 2020
MUSIC PRODUCTION CREDITS Music Composed and Performed by: D4Disgruntled Mixed & Engineered by: D4Disgruntled Artwork by: D4Disgruntled All Intellectual Property, Copyrights and Licenses are owned by: D4Disgruntled