“Devyatayev” Original Motion Picture Score
Limited Edition of 100 copies
Label: KMRCD 056
Film Date: 2021
Album Date: 2021
KeepMoving Records announces the CD release of Yuri Poteyenko’s score for the shocking true story of Devyatayev.
Devyatayev was a war hero of the Soviet Union, a fighter pilot who got captured and held hostage on the island of Peenemünde, the place where the Nazis conducted their secret rocket experiments. After a daring escape where he flew away by a German plane, Devyatayev provided important information for the Soviet rocket program based on his experiences. His story however was found unbelievable and he was labelled a traitor until the value of his reports proved to be undeniable.
Reuniting with director Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Daywatch), Yuri Poteyenko wrote one of his most contemporary sounding scores with a strong anchor to the past. The main theme of the movie is “Beloved Town”, a hit movie theme song from the 1939 film The Fighters, which itself was a pre-war Soviet drama about cocky fighter pilots. The connection between old and new film music traditions creates a compelling underscore that connects 80 years of history together.
The limited-edition CD comes with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film based on commentary by the composer himself.