Invada UK will be releasing the soundtrack to the upcoming sci-fi/thriller Ex-Machina, which was composed by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Ben Salisbury). The two had previously worked together to create a score for Dredd, which went unused. It was later released as Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega-City One.
Ex-Machina is the directorial debut of Alex Garland, the man behind 28 Days Later and Sunshine. It stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander, who portrays a robot built to test the boundaries between humans and machines. It will be released April 10th in the US.
It’s been great for Ben and me to be working with Alex Garland again and hopefully we have written the kind of score an intense sci-fi thriller like this needs.
We wanted to slightly get away from the type of soundtrack album that is just a direct copy of the film’s score – often leading to a huge tracklist with lots of short cues. Instead, we’ve tried to put together an album of fuller length tracks and a structure that mirrors the film in some way. Saying that, all our music from the film is in there somewhere.
Invada will be releasing it on LP and CD while Universal will release it digitally. A bonus LP disc will be released that will feature unused cues.