March 25, 2014 - Madison Gate Records and SpaceLab9 announced today the worldwide release of THE RAID 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album hits digital retailers today, March 25th, with the CD format coming April 29, 2014, followed by a deluxe vinyl LP edition early summer 2014. THE RAID 2 will arrive in U.S. theaters this Friday, March 28th, and is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.
Composer Joseph Trapanese (The Raid: Redemption, Oblivion, TRON: Uprising) returns along with Aria Prayogi and Fajar Yuskemal to provide a score equal parts electronic and orchestral, deeply layered and breathtaking, all while perfectly complimenting the frenetic on-screen action of THE RAID 2. The 24-track album features original motion picture score with over an hour of music, plus the original song "Hush" written and performed by Indonesian jazz artist Arti Dewi.
"It is with great pleasure that I share with you the original soundtrack to 'THE RAID 2,' a creative collaboration with director Gareth Evans that was equal parts inspired, fun, and satisfying," says composer Joseph Trapanese. "I'm thrilled that Madison Gate Records and SpaceLab9 are releasing the album so that all the fans can relive this film's brutality and beauty."
"Partnering on THE RAID franchise has been a truly exciting experience for us," says Madison Gate Records executive Shelly Bunge. "Having released the first RAID soundtrack, we jumped at the opportunity to release THE RAID 2. Joseph, Aria and Fajar have produced an action-packed score that fits perfectly with the film and we’re sure the fans will love it."
"We’re thrilled to play a part in the release of this album for such an iconic series," states Spacelab9 label head Dave Amcher. "Creating a package to compliment such an intense and visceral soundtrack proved a challenge and we have no doubt that fans will have as much fun with the final outcome as we had putting it all together!"
Running Time: 67 Minutes
Digital album is now available for download on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/raid-2-original-motion-picture/id843428951?ls=1)
CD edition is available for preorder now at Amazon.com (http://amzn.com/B00IQFC0JK)
About THE RAID 2Written and directed by Gareth Evans, THE RAID 2 picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. THE RAID 2 was produced by Ario Sagantoro for Merantau Films, and Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films. The film was executive produced by Rangga Maya Barack-Evans for Merantau Films, Irwan D. Mussry, Nick Spicer and Todd Brown on behalf of XYZ. Matt Flannery (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) and Dimas Imam Subhono served as cinematographers with Joseph Trapanese (THE BOURNE LEGACY), Aria Prayogi (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) and Fajar Yuskemal (THE RAID: REDEMPTION) scoring the picture.
About Madison Gate Records:Madison Gate Records is the in-house, independent record label of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The label was founded in 2010 to create, distribute and market music and related products from today's top films and television programs. For more information go to: www.Facebook.com/MadisonGateRecords
About Spacelab9Conceived of by music industry veteran Dave Amcher and staffed by fellow record collectors, film buffs and all-around fanboy fanatics, SPACELAB9 takes a 360 view of music and pop culture fandom; Come all ye pop culture fans, film and tv freaks, record collectors, comic fanatics, thrill seekers and escapees of the mundane... With their sights set on galactic conquest, SPACELAB9 has arrived to bring your favorite TV, Film, Comic and Pop Culture icons to life with deluxe edition vinyl records, apparel, posters, high quality art prints and more. Enter the spacelab and see what thrills await...