Tomorrow, the romantic horror hybrid film Spring, which has gained much acclaim, will be hitting select theaters as well as VOD. And next Tuesday, the highly regarded score, which was composed by solo artist Jimmy Lavalle (The Album Leaf), will be released on digital formats via Eastern Glow Recordings. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.
Select tracks will also be included in the Spring BitTorrent bundle, which you can read about here.
I created the soundtrack to SPRING in just over a few months, first approaching the main tones that I wanted to repeat to follow the characters. There are many tense and suspenseful moments in the film and I wanted to be able to add to the intensity of these scenes in a unique way, so I began to sample a Chinese musical bowl, various music boxes, and other odd objects that I could stretch out the waveforms to create eerie ambient drones. During the process, my wife and son came in to say hello and she suggested that I sample our eight-month-old son’s voice, which I ultimately used quite heavily throughout the score. Once I had my sounds, absolutely everything else fell in place.
Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the film, “…follows a troubled American backpacker in Italy whose romance with a beautiful but mysterious local girl turns into an unexpected nightmare when her dark, primordial secret threatens to destroy their new-found happiness.”
Head below for the trailer.