I’m enough of a fan of Stranger Things, and the soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the band S U R V I V E, that I’ve already posted a 10 minute version of the theme song. Tomorrow though, the real retro-synth horror-style soundtrack by Stein and Dixon comes out in Volume One… Read more »

Posted on August 11th, 2016

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If you’re like me, you’re currently obsessing over the Netflix TV show Stranger Things and its mix of ET, The Goonies, Pan’s Labyrinth, Close Encounters, Stand By Me, Silent Hill and Super 8. Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg meets Guillermo Del Toro. While the four kids are the big stars of the show, the music… Read more »

Posted on July 21st, 2016

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Returning before All Hallow’s Eve with another batch of choice horror soundtracks of his choosing, is Solar Bears‘ John Kowalski. See last year’s list. Solar Bears will release a new album next year. Michel Rubini – Manhunter If someone were to ask me what makes me recall the 1980s more than anything else it would… Read more »

Posted on October 28th, 2015

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a PC game partly-influenced by the movie Drive with a surreal storytelling and some apparently, extreme violence. Dublin producer Ross Fortune aka Benny Smiles has two songs on the soundtrack to the game, which is out on March 10th on fancy vinyl. In the meantime, Smiles has put his… Read more »

Posted on February 25th, 2015

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Having directed and scored some famous  films including The Thing, Escape From New York, Halloween and Big Trouble In Little China, John Carpenter is due to release a non-soundtrack album on the Sacred Bones label. Despite having once produced this 80s anomaly, much of Carpenter’s musical work is rightly revered, so it’s nice to hear that Lost Themes… Read more »

Posted on January 14th, 2015

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71 is a brand new film directed by Yann Demange starring Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris and Paul Anderson about a British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit after a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. The film features a soundtrack by David Holmes and there are only 100 copies of the album… Read more »

Posted on October 13th, 2014

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Frank, the new Lenny Abrahamson film (Adam & Paul, What Richard Did), inspired by the eccentric cult character Frank Sidebottom is a comedy about a young aspirational musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who joins an avant-garde pop band lead by the enigmatic weirdo Frank (Michael Fassbender) alongside Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). The actors =that appear in the film,… Read more »

Posted on May 1st, 2014

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M83’s music has an epic quality that means it makes sense for it to has been utilised for film soundtracks. Last year Anthony Gonzalez, a man with sonic ambition, went one further and composed the soundtrack for the Tom Cruise film Oblivion. For their latest delving into cinema, a new M83 track is featured on… Read more »

Posted on February 27th, 2014

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It wasn’t just the message and cinematography that impressed in Dave Tynan’s ‘Just Saying’ short film, Gareth Averill’s evocative ambient soundtrack was worthy of praise too. He’s just made the track ‘The Glow’ available via iTunes. Also, check out Averill’s brother Jon on the Shock World Service podcast #51 below featuring inc,, Chromatics, How To… Read more »

Posted on February 5th, 2013

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