Michael W. Bell - Revenge Is Sweet

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MICHAEL W. BELL - Revenge Is Sweet

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We recently released “Revenge Is Sweet" a single cue by Michael W. Bell… The cue was originally written for the trailer for “Blanket”, a short film Mike scored some years ago. After years of it being on the shelf, we dusted it off, gave it a bit of a mix and decided to let it go free! Mike explains his cue as “musical storytelling focusing on bittersweet romantic themes, sadness, resentment, anger and of course, vengeance! Some of usual suspects when dealing with a thriller”

Find it now on all major streaming services as well as in our store.

Iceni Discography

“We can all of us be gods, do what thou wilt. The power to, lies within... The forces of light and dark, can be wielded... Those whom dwell in the light, and blind to the beauty in darkness”
— From the song, "Disciples Fall... As Gods We Reign"

An exciting bit of news… A little outside of out usual repertoire, but AEPL has recently released all three Iceni records in collaboration with the now defunct (But still living in spirit) Monolithic Records... 

Dating back to 2005 and a bit of a trip down memory lane here as Iceni was the first band our Founder/CEO Michael W. Bell performed in many years ago at a time when music performance was a very new thing to him.

Iceni played raw heavy metal (black metal if you like) using old English themes as inspiration. Go check them out on all major digital distribution networks now!

Release Details

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ICENI - Defiant Heathen Spirit

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(Original MR Release: 17.01.2005)

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ICENI - As Carnyx Screams Consume The Silence

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(Original MR Release: 17.01.2005)

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ICENI - In Spirit of the Old World

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(Original MR Release: 17.01.2005)

Michael W. Bell - Bewailing Under Eastern Skies

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MICHAEL W. BELL
Bewailing Under the Eastern Sky

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An old film cue track composed by Michael W. Bell and originally released independently in 2014, “Bewailing Under the Eastern Sky” attempts to fuse traditional Indian and wester classical instrumentation and time signatures to create a textural emotion piece of music which might lightly appease both cultures. The cue was later released under AEPL in 2017 to bring everything under one roof.

Check it out on all major digital music streaming services or pick it up from us directly over at the AEPL store.

Michael W. Bell - One Day

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MICHAEL W. BELL
One Day



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To celebrate the completion of the short documentary film "One Day", AEPL has released the music cue by Michael W. Bell as a single which is now available to buy and stream worldwide on all major digital streaming services. The cue is also on sale from us directly in our store.

One Day was created by Silver Lining Pictures in the hope of raising mental health awareness worldwide. Mental health is an important conversation which has not been had in many areas of society, we hope our contribution to this film will help to continue spreading the word!

For those interested in the composition process, Mike has uploaded a detailed run-through on his YouTube channel (embedded below).

Blanket Nominated for Best Score

We are so excited to to hear that Mike’s score for Blanket was nominated for Best Score earlier this month at Views of the World Film & Music Festival in Montreal, Canada.

The final screening version of the film has just been sent off to the festival and from looking at the schedule, it's going to be shown at around 11:30am (Canadian Time | GMT-4) this Sunday (September 25th 2016) with the awards ceremonies starting from 6pm (11pm UK time).

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Composer Notes

“Blanket was a tricky film to write, given the subject matter and minimal dialogue approach, It took me quite a while to discover how to best voice the film musically and keep things minimal enough to not overpower the film. Blanket is a real whirlwind as it tackles a multitude of emotions including depression, happiness, despair. romance, thriller, suspense, horror and regret.. Thank you to everyone who has supported my on this journey thus far, your continued support means the world to me!”

Michael W. Bell - Blanket (Original Motion Picture Score)

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MICHAEL W. BELL
Blanket (Original Motion Picture Score)

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Wow, our second album release this year, we are on a roll! The release of “Blanket (Original Motion Picture Score)” is is an exciting one for both AEPL and Michael W. Bell as it marks the first release of a full motion picture soundtrack.

Blanket is currently being submitted to film festivals worldwide and were very excited to hear peoples responses, in the meantime, check out the score on your chosen digital music platform or pick it up from our store.

On the composition, the composer had this to say….

“Blanket was a tricky film to write, given the subject matter and minimal dialogue approach, It took me quite a while to discover how to best voice the film musically and keep things minimal enough to not overpower the film. Blanket is a real whirlwind as it tackles a multitude of emotions including depression, happiness, despair. romance, thriller, suspense, horror and regret.. Thank you to everyone who has supported my on this journey thus far, your continued support means the world to me!”
— Michael W. Bell

Michael W. Bell - The Raging of the Falcons

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MICHAEL W. BELL - The Raging Of The Falcons

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After a series of conversations with our friend and photographer Stuart J. Bland, he convinced Mike to release his short action cue "The Raging of the Falcons" and offered to help out with the cover design, an offer we immediately took him up on.

The track was composed during a quiet period some months ago while using some new sample libraries and recording a YouTube video (embedded below) talking audiences through the composition and how various string sample libraries can be mixed together to achieve a desired sound.

Mike was after this type of hyper action packed tension in a cue for some time, we are pleased to finally be able to share this with the world! Check it on your chosen streaming music platform or pick it up directly from out store.

500,000 Youtube Views | Michael W. Bell - Lurking In The Delta Waves

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MICHAEL W. BELL - Lurking In The Delta Waves

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Today, we received some exciting news! The Silver Lining Pictures produced short YouTube documentary "Mad Frankie Fraser: His Last Interview" has exceeded 500,000 views on YouTube, in light of this, we figured it was time to release the score!

Lurking in the Delta Waves is now streaming on Apple Music and available to buy as an EP on the iTunes store, it will be hitting other digital stores over the next couple of days! We have been looking through some of my compositions over the past few weeks and have decided to release an ambient album in the near future, this track is a taster of what to expect from it... If you would prefer to buy from us directly, the cue is available in our store.

Michael W. Bell - Awakening, the Early Scores

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MICHAEL W. BELL - Awaking, the Early Scores

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Our latest AEP release is “"Awakening, The Early Scores"., by Michael W. Bell… Here are some words from the composer on the release.

”Since the turn of 2016, I feel I've grown musically and am moving into newer realms. I wanted a way to catalogue my progress so far..I see all these pieces as stepping stones in terms of my developing as a composer and while these early scores are very minimal and elementary in terms of composition, I'm very proud of them! It's great for me to be able to listen back to some of the films I've worked on; as such, I have created "Awakening, The Early Scores".

We hope you will check it out on your chosen digital store or steaming service...

iTunes/Apple Music
Spotify
Bandcamp
Amazon
Tidal

Æ HAR DET BARE BRA: In The Festivals

We have just heard that Meredith Strandquist’s “Æ Har Det Bare Bra”; a short animated film Mike designed the sound for has been entered into the festivals!

The film was shown at the following film festivals during 2013, winning 3rd place on two occasions and receiving some great feedback from Innsbruck, very well done Meredith!

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Innsbruck, Austria
Winner in 3rd Place

“With minimal financial means the producer has managed to create an animated film which has moved all of us – because in only 60 seconds it transports more content than many a 90-minute documentary. The hero, drawn in a simple caricature style, is a polar bear – the emblematic animal of climate change – who has resigned himself to his fate. He lives in a house, opens the refrigerator when he is hungry and makes himself a sandwich with canned tuna and iceberg lettuce. Then he casts a nostalgic glance out of the window where his world melts away and sighs: Aren’t I lucky? The short story impresses the audience with its style, subtle humor and the serious, even sad message – and thus deserves the third prize.”

Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Fredrikstad, Norway
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia - Winner in 3rd Place
GIRAF Animation Festival in Alberta, Canada
KLIK! in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Michael W. Bell - Dolour

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MICHAEL W. BELL
Dolour


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Dolour is the second single AEPL have released by Michael W. Bell. Mike intended the track to sound aged and something which could perhaps underscore a ballet dancer, or a sombre tale. By using a grand piano throughout the entire composition and light supporting instrumentation, we believe Mike has done just that! Check out his classical/fusion single on your chosen music streaming platform, or pick it up in our store now.

Michael W. Bell - Maritime Discoveries

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MICHAEL W. BELL
Maritime Discoveries


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We are extremely excited to have released our first single which is on it’s way to the major digital music stores as we speak.

Maritime Discoveries is a dark ambient track designed by Michael W. Bell while he was at university. The track is build up entirely of “found sound”, no instrumentations have been used. Mike fused, stretched, pitched, layered, faded, reversed and essentially went a little mad during the design, which he says happened during a single evening.

We think the track is a perfect underscore to an underwater scene and very much hope ambient music lovers and underwater film makers will enjoy the track. Look out for it on your chosen music streaming platform, or pick up the track in our store.