Rock Dog

Rock Dog

We’ve got our hands on the official track list of the soundtrack of Rock Dog, the upcoming Chinese-American 3D CG animated movie directed by Ash Brannon:

Rock Dog Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Rolfe Kent.
1. Opening Title
2. An Old Friend
3. Bodi’s Village
4. Changing The Guard
5. Bodi’s Bad Aim
6. Mending The Dramyan
7. A Mastif in Wolf’s Clothing
8. Khampa Scares Bodi and the Whole Village Panics
9. The Yak’s Ticket
10. Bodi’s Ticket Out
11. Leaving Snow Mountain
12. Bus Ride & Near Escape
13. First Time in the Big City
14. Learning of, and Encountering, the Amazing Skattergood
15. At the Fight Club
16. Angus Runs from Fans
17. Wolves – Scary but Incompetent
18. The Library of Awesomeness
19. The Injustice of Skattergood
20. The Wolves Trap Bodi
21. Investigating the Mysterious Disappearance of Bodi
22. Escaping the Griz
23. Wolves at Snow Mountain
24. The Wolves Chase Bodi Through the Village
25. Bodi Finds the Fire – Adam Friedman & Rolfe Kent
26. A Father’s Hug
27. Glorious – Adam Friedman
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The music video of the theme song:

Rock Dog (2017 Movie) – Official Lyric Video “Glorious” by Adam Friedman

And thanks to Lakeshore Records here’s a preview of the film score:

Rock Dog – Rolfe Kent – Soundtrack Preview (Official Video)

Plot Synopsis:
Bodi (Luke Wilson), a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, is expected to become the next village guard to a group of fun-loving, country-side sheep, but fears he does not have the passion to assume the role from his dad Khampa (J. K. Simmons). Everything changes when a radio literally falls out of the sky and Bodi hears a song by rock legend Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), opening his heart to a musical world he must explore. Leaving home to chase his destiny in the big city, Bodi attracts the attention of Khampa’s nemesis Linnux (Lewis Black). Leader of a hungry wolf pack, Linnux believes that Bodi is his ticket back into the village and closer to delicious sheep. It is up to Bodi to save his family and friends from harm without giving up his newfound dream.

The movie soundtrack of Rock Dog will be released on February 24, 2017 by Lakeshore Records.

A few words from Rolfe Kent about the soundtrack:

“Bodi has his own theme which we first hear as we follow him walking through the mountain village. He plays a Dramyen in the film. I listened to that and also went through collections of Tibetan and Mongolian flutes and horns and drums. Mongolian music has lots of very usable elements that work well for a western ear. I wove some great wooden flutes into the fabric of the music, and some Asian cymbals and drums, and we had some fascinating days recording all these incredible players live.”
.I always loved the sound of Yo-Yo Ma’s sliding cello in CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON, and for Bodi’s father, Khampa, who is a Kung Fu master after all, I used solo cello in a similar style, with the softly sad glissandos of the cello revealing his gentler side, and how he misses his son. This theme keeps coming back each time we revisit Khampa.
I enjoyed creating the wolves’ musical elements, some sinister (inspired by brass harmonies in Prokoviev’s Peter and the Wolf), and some slightly 70’s grooviness, as they drive around in their 70’s gangster cars. The wolves really bring some twisted spice to the story, and their recurring musical elements were always fun to work on.”

Rolfe Kent

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