Los Angeles, CA (August 27, 2010)–Composer duo tomandandy has created an original, hybrid genre score for Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth installment of the popular film series based on the video games.
Resident Evil: Afterlife, presented in 3-D, will be released to digital IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film’s worldwide release commencing September 10, 2010. It was written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Milla Jovovich.
“Our mission for the Resident Evil: Afterlife score was to reinvent the sound of the Resident Evil saga,” said tomandandy.
The composers are best known for their edgy sonic landscapes for movies such as P2, The Hills Have Eyes, The Mothman Prophecies, Killing Zoe and numerous television commercial campaigns. “At every turn, director Paul W. S. Anderson encouraged us to avoid cliche. He encouraged us to explore the edges of noise and modern sound synthesis. This was an amazing gift.”
Describing their creative process of composing a unique music score for Resident Evil: Afterlife, tomandandy explain, “We developed an aggressive palette of heavily distorted sounds and complex metric structures. At times the music is soft, gentle and airy, a fusion of organic sounds and electronics. Bracketing the music world with these two extremes: aggressive and distorted on one end and soft and dreamy on the other, we framed a palette, one with tremendous range.
tomandandy have created original music for feature films by Academy Award winning filmmakers including Oliver Stone and Roger Avary, produced music with recording artists, among them Lou Reed and David Byrne, and collaborated with such artists as author William Burroughs, performance artist Laurie Anderson and visual artist Jenny Holzer. In the early ’90s, tomandandy helped reshape the role of music in the film, television and advertising industries by developing a new technology that lowered music production costs to a fraction of previous levels.