I had never heard of this movie before and when I saw that the soundtrack was being released naturally I wanted to find out more about it. I love science fiction movies and my first thought was that this must be a movie where we receive an alien signal similar to the movie "Contact" with Jodie Foster. Also, considering that this score was developed by someone unfamiliar to me, I was interested in their work as well. Come to find out, the movie seems to have nothing to do with aliens or signals from outer space. It actually seems to much more interesting! Computer hackers tracking down a signal that takes them to something far more bizarre. Check out the story and watch the trailers...looks pretty good.
The story is still one based on science fiction and this particular score gives you what you'd expect to hear in a story like this. No ray guns...this is more subtle, mental/psychological, and tension building music that compliments this type of story. The music is created primarily through electronic means and it successfully produces a soundscape that is both ambient and futuristic. The album cover is a good way to visually explain this music. Clean, precise, straight, and a little creepy. There are some tracks that the composer incorporates some really "old" science fiction electronic sounds (like something from old "B" grade movies) and then mixes it with some more modern day tech beats of today. The last track "184.108.40.206" is a good example of this. This particular track is performed by Free The Robots, Nima Fakhrara and features William Grundler. It is probably the stand out track for this particular score.
The movie looks to be a heavy science fiction story and it requires an appropriate score.Read more ›