Louder than war’s Ioan Humphreys has a listen to a previously unheard track from Beak>’s new film soundtrack.
So a fascinating soundtrack from a great film? Or indeed a fascinating film with a great soundtrack? Either way, BEAK> are absolutely in their element with this (brilliantly titled) track called ‘Timeshare’ from their soundtrack to the new film ‘Couple in a hole’. BEAK> are quickly establishing themselves as a well loved and respected group that have an ear for instrumentals and compositions that fit just perfectly into the arena of film scores. BEAK>‘s Geoff Barrow (along with Ben Salisbury) has already proved his film score credentials with the sublime, engaging, award winning and ever so disturbing ‘Ex_Machina’ soundtrack, so we are already in at least one set of good hands!
And again, with just this one tune taster from the entire score, we get atmospheric, incidental sound tracking music at its best. This is a great bass heavy rhythmic track that is almost like a slowed down and out of tune piece from ‘Quartermass and the Pit’. Yet it still has the gravitas to hold its own as a section of a cinematic score. Similarly with Clint Mansell’s work on Duncan Jones’ ‘Moon’, this music is unsettling and suits the subject matter perfectly. Essential listening in my humble opinion.
BEAK> will perform the following shows later this year:
Sat 28 Villette Sonique Paris, France
Thurs 2 ATP Stage at Primavera Barcelona, Spain
Wed 8 Beaches Brew Ravenna, Italy
Fri 10 ATP Stage at Primavera Porto, Portugal
All words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive.