Hollywood (February 27, 2007)–Film composer David Holmes locked out Studio B at Ocean Way Recording to score Ocean’s Thirteen, his third endeavor in the heist caper series starring George Clooney as criminal mastermind Danny Ocean. Holmes called on a large cast of musicians to create the panoramic and rhythmic scope of the score, recorded by engineer Hugo Nicolson. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Ocean’s Thirteen is scheduled for release in June.
Pictured at Ocean Way Recording are (l-r): Standing–assistant engineer Wesley Seidman, composer David Holmes, drummer Zack Danziger, recordist Valente Torrez. Seated–programmer Stephen Hilton, engineer Hugo Nicolson, and guitarist/bassist Jason Falkner. Photo by David Goggin.A former Irish club DJ with diverse wide-ranging musical tastes, David Holmes broke into the international music world in 1992 with his co-production of DeNiro, which featured samples of Ennio Morricone’s theme for the film Once Upon A Time In America. His first solo album, This Film’s Crap, Let’s Slash the Seats was released in 1995. Every song from that album was sold or licensed for film soundtracks and trailers. Ensuing albums include Let’s Get Killed, and Bow Down to the Exit Sign. In addition to the Ocean’s film series, Holmes has scored Out of Sight and Buffalo Soldiers.
Holmes has also released a studio album as The Free Association with partner Stephen Hilton. Together they have scored the films Code 46, Stander, The War Within, and The 18th Electricity Plan. As a producer, Holmes has worked with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Primal Scream, The Manic Street Preachers, and Martina Topley Bird. He is currently working on his upcoming solo album, The Dogs They Are Parading, to be released on his label Canderblinks Music & Film, a division of UK Mercury Records.
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