Monday, July 18, 2016

Stranger Things score

I've only had time to watch three episodes so far, but Netflix's "Stranger Things" series is looking to be an all-timer.  A perfect blend of 80's Spielberg and 80's Stephen King, but presented in a manner that feels fresh and engaging.  It's nostalgia done right, not simply for nostalgia's sake or the warm and gooey feelings it can bring about, but to tell a story and subvert expectations within said nostalgia.  Once i finish the series, i'll try to write more about it, but in the meantime, in keeping with the period, let's talk about the show's throwback score.  Created by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of the Austin synth group S U R V I V E, the soundtrack takes plenty of inspiration from John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream, and crafts the mood for the show perfectly.  Hopefully we'll get a vinyl release out of the deal.  Anyway, watch and listen to the opening title sequence for the show below.

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