EMMY AWARD-WINNING VISIONARY COMPOSER LARRY GROUPE RETURNS WITH COMPOSITIONS FOR FILM, TELEVISION AND STAGE
Dream Cinema, the new studio album on Imperativa Records, explores dreams and reality San Diego, CA - Some people dream in black and white. Others dream in color. Some people claim to never dream. In the case of Larry Groupe, he carefully crafts his dreams into vivid, rich, cinematic audio-technicolor on his new CD, Dream Cinema, the follow-up album to his 2010 debut masterpiece, Excelsius.
Within Dream Cinema, Goupe beautifully shapes a rich spectrum of colors and moods - feelings, if you will - from his wealth of experience scoring films where his indelible, musical imprint has been made as musical composer. Dream Cinema leads listeners through a wide range of moods and emotions, compelling them to craft their own rich mental images that will remain in pleasant, soothing perpetuity.
“I want to push every possible border in making it quite clear which emotion I’m trying to convey - emotions can change drastically within each song.” Groupe says of the intent and process of crafting such a deep and intense audio palate for his Dream Cinema.
“Creating my own album contrast to a lot of scoring that I do, which I feel today is very safe and very mood driven. It’s almost like you get on first base but you really don’t go much further. So much film and TV can be so very static.”
Progressive rock fans will likely remember Groupe by his work on Yes’s 2001 album, Magnification, as well as his work as arranger and conductor for Yes’ orchestra on their Symphonic World Tour in 2001 - 2002. Movie and television buffs will remember Larry as a three-time Emmy Award Nominee and two time Emmy Award Winner who has composed and scored music for over thirty feature films such as The Contender, Nothing But The Truth, Resurrecting The Champ, and, more recently, Straw Dogs.
From the opening strains of Dream Cinema’s sobering first piece, There Are Heroes Among Us, through the reverential aweinspiring tones of the final composition, Reverence, Groupe takes the listener to levels of thought and introspection rarely experienced in cinematic scoring.