New York, NY (November 9, 2007)–Manhattan-based production music library VideoHelper has released its latest CD collection, “Modules,” which fuses sound effects and sound design and was inspired by a two-CD set that was “received with almost cult-like status from clients,” according to VideoHelper.
With material based on the “Modules” concept, Disc Three continues explorations into this unique brand. Since its inception, “Modules” have been featured prominently in the television promo and film trailer markets, appearing in more than 36 major motion picture trailers this year alone, including Transformers and Spiderman 3. In some cases, such as in the Warner Brothers release House of Wax, Modules comprised almost the entire trailer soundtrack.
Each “Modules” disc contains over 100 tracks, comprised of abstracted sound design elements. These :30+ pieces are composed in musique concrete style to create a collection of mood-setting, aurally shape-shifting pieces designed to trigger a range of emotional responses.
“Modules” incorporates unconventional source material–exploding fireworks in a grain silo, car engines captured by spy microphones–rendered completely unidentifiable, and then arranged and composed, with bolstered high- and low-frequency information. One of the many sound collecting expeditions took VideoHelper to the Czech Republic to record the Moravian Philharmonic, which was hired to perform VideoHelper’s oddly notated scores: brass players loudly humming into their instruments, and all 85-pieces picking up and slamming down their chairs.