Soundtrack For Eureka, Composed by Bear McCreary, To Be Released By La-La Land Records.
The soundtrack from SciFi Channel's popular television series, Eureka, will be released by La-La Land Records on August 19, 2008. Composer Bear McCreary, who also scores the hit series' Battlestar Galactica and Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles, composes the score for Eureka.
Composer Bear McCreary is one of the top young composers working in Hollywood. His work on the television series Battlestar Galactica has been described as offering "some of the most innovative music on TV today," by Variety, and his blog www.bearmccreary.com/blog, which features in-depth inside looks at the process of scoring Battlestar Galactica, was called "one of the best blogs in the business. It's a fascinating look at the process of making music for film and television and the care he takes with aligning the score with the twists and turns of each character's plot lines," by The Hollywood Reporter.
Bear McCreary's feature film credits include Wrong Turn 2 and the Rest Stop films. He also scores the hit series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for Fox. McCreary was among a handful of select protégés of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN) and is a classically trained composer with degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music.
A car accident leads U.S. Marshal Jack Carter into the top-secret Pacific Northwest town of Eureka.
As World War II came to a close with mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the impact that science and technology would have on the continued security of our world became catastrophically apparent. With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America's most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation's greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment.
Thus, the town of Eureka was born. But for all of its familiar, small-town trappings, things in this secret hamlet are anything but ordinary. The stereotype of the absent-minded professor exists for a reason, and most of the quantum leaps in science and technology during the past 50 years were produced by Eureka's elite researchers. Unfortunately, scientific exploration is rarely what one expects, and years of experiments gone awry have yielded some peculiar by-products. From unrequited love to professional jealousy, from addiction to depression, the problems of Eureka's townsfolk stem from life's myriad of everyday challenges. But with the population's unique talents, troubled psyches and limitless resources, these small-town concerns have a way of becoming
big-time problems. It is at that intersection, where human frailty and super-science collide, that Eureka begins.
Eureka is as much a quirky character study as a sci fi show. McCreary reflects that in the score. "My approach for the score was to leave the crazy Sci Fi elements alone. I wanted the music to underscore the character relationships, and the small-town setting. As a result, the score has an intimate, warm tone blended with folky-blue-grass riffs."
But the town of Eureka is no regular town in middle America. "Because this is no ordinary small town, there are, of course, some oddities in the ensemble." McCreary describes, "In addition to the woodwinds, strings and guitars, I layered in 80s and 90s synthesizer textures, inspired by the 8-bit and 16-bit video game consoles of my youth. So, the score could best be described as chamber-orchestra meets blue-grass / zydeco meets 80s-new-wave meets Super Mario Brothers... if that makes any sense at all. Besides, it finally gave me an excuse to play lots of accordion, which is my main instrument!"
The third season of Eureka began airing on Sci Fi on July 29th. The Eureka soundtrack will be available in stores or from www.lalalandrecords.com on August 19, 2008. Also available from La-La Land Records are the soundtracks for Battlestar Galactica Season One, Season Two, Season Three and Wrong Turn 2, also composed by Bear McCreary. La-La Land Records will be releasing the soundtracks for Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Rest Stop 2 later this year.
1. Eureka On My Mind (Eureka Main Title) (0:30)
2. Sheriff Carter's Theme (3:27)
3. Prehistoric Love Spores (2:38)
4. Allison's Theme (2:52)
5. Through the Vortex (5:02)
6. Fargo's Theme (2:49)
7. The Mask of Fargo (2:27)
8. The S.A.R.A.H. Mobile (1:16)
9. Let's Get Hitched (3:54) Written and Performed by Brendan McCreary
10. When You Wish Upon Falling Debris (3:10)
11. Little Big Bang (2:33)
12. Henry's Theme (5:21)
13. Taggart's Theme (2:02)
14. The Laser Cannon (1:54)
15. Noche De Suenos (3:23)
16. A Nuke for Fargo (5:41)
17. EurekAerobics (2:31) Written and Performed by Captain Ahab
18. Victor's Getaway (0:34)
19. Henry and Beverly (4:24) 20. Jack and Callie (2:31)