Madison Gate Records will issue a digital and physical release of the soundtrack for No Good Deed, the new thriller from Screen Gems on Tuesday September 9. No Good Deed - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new music by Paul Haslinger and Screen Gems will release it on September 12, 2014.
"No Good Deed offered a great opportunity to re-explore a style of score I had first developed for the film Vacancy (also Screen Gems, 2007): music designed to enhance psychological qualities in the telling of a story, in this case, a rather dark one," Haslinger comments. "My personal preference for this kind of approach, is to mix classic film noir elements with music/sound-design elements, sometimes alternating, sometimes superimposing them. The goal ultimately was to connect the headspace of the characters with that of the audience, to make the audience feel the threads of the story as they watch it unfold. Working off great performances by Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, this was a unique and rewarding project to be involved with!"
His unique approach to sound, blending electronic and acoustic elements into his scores, makes Paul Haslinger a distinguished composer in Hollywood with a sizable body of work ranging from the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated TV series The Sleeper Cell and the historic action movie The Three Musketeers, to the captivating Sci-Fi Thriller Underworld: Awakening. Paul was born in Austria where he studied at both the prestigious Academy of Music and the University of Vienna. In 1985, he joined German Electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream. With them he worked on a multitude of projects, such as "Underwater Sunlight", and the soundtracks Near Dark (dir. Kathryn Bigelow) and Miracle Mile (dir. Steve DeJarnett). In 1990, the band received a Grammy nomination for their soundtrack to the documentary Canyon Dreams.