Lakeshore Records is set to release the Spiral—Original Motion Picture Score digitally on May 21 with music by Charlie Clouser (Saw Series, Resident Evil: Extinction). See the album pre-save link below. If you were among those who watched the No. 1 Box Office movie last weekend, you are probably eager to get your hands on Charlie’s score. Check out two exclusive track premieres to get you through until this Friday: listen to “Boz” and “Waxed” now at Bloody Disgusting!
The Lionsgate film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols & Samuel L. Jackson is in theater now. The film was produced by Oren Koules and Mark Burg.
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A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game. Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger. A Lionsgate release, Twisted Pictures presents, a Burg/Koules production.
Says Clouser: “Since a lot of the action in Spiral takes place in the outside world instead of in some dank dungeon somewhere, I wanted the score to have a brighter, more percussive feel than in some of the previous films. There’s less of the murky, underwater gloom and more tension-building rhythms, a bit more high-energy feel to many of the scenes. Of course, the familiar murky feel is still there when things get dark, but it’s not the dominant voice in the score any more. I used some modified and “circuit-bent” drum machines and other weird electronic percussion to get a more urgent and propulsive feel, and there are moments in the score when we bring in some influences from modern trap beats and other pop music influences. So that’s a bit of a shift in tone from many of the previous films as well. There’s definitely a good helping of the unique bowed metal instruments that have appeared on previous SAW scores, with the addition of a new instrument called “Tio”, from instrument builder Chas Smith, that I’d never used before.”