From Lakeshore Records comes the score for Red Sky
Lakeshore Records has released the Red Sky – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
digitally on August 5, 2014.
The album features original music by Timothy Williams.
“[Director] Mario Van Peebles was very passionately involved with the score, and
wanted to focus not just on the action and the espionage, but the relational and emotional
music,” said Williams. “For him the quieter cues were as important
if not more important than the full on action cues.”
“The score for RED SKY moves between the USA, Azerbaijan and Russia,” Williams explained.
He used a lot of ethnic drums and instruments including the duduk – an oboe-like instrument
common to both Russia and Azerbaijan. “The other instrument I used to evoke the
Middle East was a Ney, which a great buzzy wind instrument that instantly evokes the hot desert.”
Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a cataclysmic WMD.
Finding his former partner Tom Craig working as a hired gun for the terrorists,
Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to
the red-streaked skies of combat to reclaim his military and personal honor.
RED SKY is directed by Mario Van Peebles.