While those outside music industry circles may not know his name, everyone knows the sound of Martin Tillman. That at times heartachingly quavering / at other times fringe-worthy super-cool vocalization of electric cello vividly remembered by audiences in film scores such as PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and BLACK HAWK DOWN, and concert performances with everyone from Elton John, Sting and B.B. King, to Tracey Chapman, Elvis Costello and T. Bone Burnett. Making the leap to film composer with the acclaimed THE RING TWO and the recent A BELL FOR URSLI and LAST KNIGHTS (the later a medieval reworking of the story of the 47 RONIN starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman) he’d bring a noticeably salient energy to even his more darkly hued works. No surprise as the first impression one comes away with after conversing with Tillman is that of having been in the presence of a young child unleashed in a candy store filled with all manner of confections. And this is precisely what Tillman is - he over his career having worked with many of the music legends (among them Chicago, Toto, members of Pink Floyd and Air Supply) he admired as a student in his native Switzerland.
Now comes the appropriately named SUPERHUMAN – a concept album paying homage to, and on par with!, the best of Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Nino Rota and more. Launched as a tribute to his lovely wife Eva, in honor of her courageous battle against MS (multiple sclerosis), SUPERHUMAN is presently in the process of being transformed into an international multi-media concert tour experience. Our own (albeit much smaller scaled) multi-media combo "album review and Martin Tillman bio / retrospective" includes video, streamed music, transcribed excerpts from our MOVIE SNEAK podcast interview, links and more.