“Battalion” Original Motion Picture Score
Limited Edition of 100 copies
Label: KMRCD 053
Film Date: 2015
Album Date: 2021
KeepMoving Records announces the CD release of Yuri Poteyenko’s for the WWI drama Battalion as well as additional music for the WWII tank battle movie White Tiger.
The film tells the true story of a battalion of enthusiastic women volunteers who must fight in World War I as the fatigue of male troops is found demoralizing after the February Revolution. While the all-female Battalion lead by Maria Bochkareva is seen as nothing but a crazy idea at first, the female soldiers prove themselves on the front where shifting alliances and the tumultuous political situation truly test their limits. As a unique women-in-war movie, Poteyenko gets the chance to not only score battlefield action but also dig down deep enough for the emotional core of the movie.
The CD also includes additional music from White Tiger, a 2012 tank battle movie directed by Karen Shahnazarov. Poteyenko contributed only two cues for the picture. In this case, the composer was specifically asked to incorporate the music of Richard Wagner into the two cues with both “Tank Attack” and “End of the War” featuring elements of the “Tannhäuser Overture” in the midst of massive action scoring.
The limited-edition CD comes with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film based on commentary by the composer himself.