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‘Downrange’ Movie Soundtrack Unleashed

 

The original soundtrack for the frightening film Downrange is now available on Digital. Featuring the film’s powerful original score by Aldo Shllaku, Downrange is the second collaboration between director Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train, Versus, Godzilla: Final Wars) and composer Aldo Shllaku and was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The film has just arrived on the premium video streaming service Shudder.

For the melodic material, a serial system was conceived with a 7 note series derived from DOWNRANGE, the title of the film. The director and the cast was used in vocally performing letters and other interpretations of the title of the film. This recorded material was then the source in creating additional soundscapes and other sound design effects used in the score as part of the texture and ambiance. Weapons from the film were used as percussive instruments part of the rhythm section. A percussive sound library was created by recording and hitting the weapons with everything imaginable, from mallets, brushes, drum stick, metal rods, etc,” says Aldo Shllaku of the score. Hear the percussive elements in full display in the cue, “Downrange” during the End Credits of the film.”

In the film, “Six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle incapacitated, the group is pinned down and mercilessly attacked by an unseen assailant as they desperately attempt to find a way to escape.”

 

 

Produced by Kitamura and ELEVEN ARTS’ Ko Mori (Lords of Chaos, Man From Reno), the film is executive produced by Taro Maki (In This Corner of the World). The screenplay is by Joey O’Bryan (Motorway, Fulltime Killer). O’Bryan and Kitamura penned the script.

Kitamura said that he wants this movie to be a gritty throwback to classic 70’s thrillers.  “While I’ve created single location films in the past, Downrange marks a new style of storytelling for me, wherein sustained, breathless terror in a singular location is what drives the entire plot,” Kitamura said recently. “We’ve crafted a film in which is fuelled by relentless dread, and are very excited to share it with horror and suspense fans around the world.”

Aldo’s work in films and tv includes titles such as “Kill ‘Em All”, “Lupin the Third”, “David and Goliath”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, ” and many more. Aldo has won five ‘Gold Medal for Excellence’ from the Park City Film Music Festival and a “Best Original Song”.

 

 

Tracklist:

  1. There Is Bullets
  2. Blood In My Hand
  3. I’ve Got Signal 
  4. SUV In Neutral
  5. Sniper On Three
  6. Tool Box
  7. Target Practice
  8. Bottle Hit
  9. Happy Birthday
  10. What Are You Doing
  11. Dreamland
  12. It’s A Car
  13. Car Attack
  14. Burn It
  15. Police Shooting
  16. She’s Back
  17. Downrange
  18. Uprange

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