Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries opens tonight at New York’s IFC Center and is now available on VOD/iTunes. This screwball indie murder mystery stars Sophia Takal, Alia Shawkat, Kevin Corrigan and Jason Ritter.
Michael’s original score is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.
“Michael Montes’ bracing dub reggae-flavored score nicely enlivens the proceedings, often feeling like a latter-day Henry Mancini.” – Twitch Film
“The music, by Michael Montes, is a consistent source of exhilaration. Here, Levine further underscores his theatrical streak, summoning the muscle of Montes’s compositions at conveniently tense junctures, stamping each close call, jump scare, and bait-and-switch with exaggerated awareness. Elsewhere, the score proves appropriately whimsical, accompanying Barri with tip-toeing keys and jazzy percussion as she chases clues and dodges danger, pursuing the truth in the face of increasing peril for her and Noah’s friends.” – Reverse Shot
“…an inventive dub reggae score by Michael Montes.” – LA Times
“…Michael Montes’ delightfully brassy score…” – Variety