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Dragon’s Domain Records presents WATERMELON COOKIES, a compilation of film music composed by Zoë Poledouris-Roché.
As the eldest daughter of film composer Basil Poledouris and his wife Bobbie, Zoë Poledouris took to music from an early age. As a child, she interpreted her father’s music as a competitive figure skater. At the age of nine, a piece of music she created while her dad was scoring CONAN THE BARBARIAN became the countermelody for a major sequence featured in the movie.
WATERMELON COOKIES comprises Zoë’s selections of her film work from 1982 through 2013, encompassing a variety of styles from orchestral to grunge rock, delicate synth melodies to modern pop. WATERMELON COOKIES includes music from WHITE OF WINTER, CECIL B. DEMENTED, DOWN AND OUT WITH THE DOLLS, BULLY, TEENAGE CAVEMAN, BLIND/WHAT IF?, THE SAILOR’S GIRL, BIRDS and ALMOST. The album includes both instrumental works and songs, including a new piano-and-vocalise arrangement of her very first co-composition from CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
Zoë Poledouris graduated from Bennington College in the mid-1990’s, and her songwriting found its way into movies like Paul Verhoeven’s STARSHIP TROOPERS and Randal Kleiser’s SHADOW OF DOUBT; in both cases, she performed her songs on camera. In 2000, she collaborated jointly with her father to score John Waters’ quirky thriller CECIL B. DEMENTED. A year later she won both a lead role and the opportunity to score on her own DOWN AND OUT WITH THE DOLLS, which led to her being featured in FilmMaker Magazine as one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
By the time of her father’s passing at the age of 61 in November 2006, Zoë had scored six films and was establishing herself as a stimulating artist in her own right. With her husband, noted songwriter, musician, and percussionist Angel Roché Jr., Zoë writes and performs for their band Looner, and the two of them have become a formidable composing team for films, recently writing both songs and score for the animated family feature, THE HERO OF COLOR CITY (2014).
Dragon’s Domain Records is excited to present WATERMELON COOKIES – THE FILM MUSIC OF ZÖE POLEDOURIS-ROCHÉ, containing music selections personally chosen by the composer, remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland. The digital booklet includes exclusive liner notes written by author Randall Larson, with the participation of the composer herself.