Morada Music will be releasing the original motion picture soundtrack of producer-director Robert Rodriguez's, Machete Kills, the sequel to 2010's exploitation classic, Machete. This was announced on Tuesday, October 1, by Morada president Marshall Blonstein. The film opens on October 11 via 2400 screens nation-wide, and features well-known actors such as Antonia Banderas, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, musician Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jessica Alba, and many others. Danny Trejo plays the ex-Mexican federale, Machete Cortez. The soundtrack album has 22-singles, which is the firs to accompany a film in the Machete franchise, and the album will be available at retail and online retailers, October 15.
Popular critic and fan review site claimed that the 2010's Machete was "one of the summer's most cartoonishly enjoyable films." The movie was filmed on a production budget of $10 million, and by 2010's end, Machete had reached domestica and international success, with raking in nearly $45 million. The DVD release in 2011 sold nearly 200,000 copies in its first week of release.
The Machete Kills soundtrack features a broad range of musical styles that complement the film. Director Robert Rodriguez co-wrote several of the pieces with Austin composer Carl Theil (both worked together on the soundtrack to Rodriguez's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D). The main title score and "President Rathcock" were also co-written by Rodriguez. A highlight on the album is a new composition performed by Rodriguez's band, "They Call Him Machete," an ode to the film's namesake, featuring the line "Machete don't text, Machete don't tweet"). Another song sure to be enjoyed by listener's is Brian Ramos' heavy-hitting, "Telele," which is sung in Spanish and has a raw guitar break. Carl Thiel and Rick Del Castillo, from the award-winning Austin band, Del Castillo, team for the eerie instrumentals, "Chick Fight" and "Miss San Antonio." L.A. punk and New Wave veterans, Tio Larriva and Steve Hufsteter also collaborated with Rodriguez for the "Machete Kills End Titles."
In a recent interview, Rodriguez described Machete Kills as "a throwback to a classic James Bond-type film. The adventure, the scope and the scale is a lot bigger than before featuring a rogue's gallery of characters, played by top actors. The fun factor is dialed up. Danny Trejo [Machete] has been chasing me down to make this since he and I first dreamt of making the film on the set of Desperado-so you can imagine, I've been hearing him champion Machete for 15 years. Now he gets his wish!"
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