Lakeshore Records has released Troop Zero—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available now digitally on all major music services! Composed by Rob Lord (I Am Duran, Apartment 12), the score is a creative and original mix of seventies Moogs, Mellotrons and electronics combined with traditional southern slide guitars, pedal steel, fiddles and banjos that conjures a “cosmic country” vibe for the heartwarming drama/comedy set in 70’s Georgia. The Amazon Original movie is directed by the award-winning directing team of Bert and Bertie (Dance Camp, The Taxidermist, Worm, Phobias), who have worked with Lord on all of their films to date, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
See the soundtrack listening links and more below.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Digital]
- How to Get To Me (feat. Eliza Skelton)
- Flashlight On The Deck (feat. Eliza Skelton)
- They Funna Know Me
- A Woman of Substance
- Hell No And Smash
- Feeling Small Walking Tall
- One Piece Of Dirt
- Clean This Mess Up
- Till Dawn
- Tears In The Rain
- The Wheels On The Bus Are Falling Off
- There Goes The Neighborhood
- Jamboree Time
- We Are Here (feat. Eliza Skelton)
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In rural 1977 Georgia, a misfit girl dreams of making contact with outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record and become part of space history, with the help of an unlikely troop leader, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.
Says Lord: “I received the script something like 18 months before shooting started and felt instantly inspired. I came up with the idea of ‘Cosmic Country’ as a possible approach to the music for the film and the directors and I agreed that it was worth exploring as a concept. The film was set in the seventies, about a little girl in the deep south obsessed with astronomy, Carl Sagan and the Outer Limits who would try to get her voice onto the Voyager Space Probe, so it made sense to try to combine seventies Moog synthesizers, Mellotrons and electronics with traditional southern instruments like slide guitars, fiddles and banjos and see where that might take us.
I also included tracks of musical Morse Code in the final score playing out the line ‘We Are Here’ from the script. I recorded some amazing musicians and singers in the UK and New Orleans and once the main body of the recording was finished, we moved to Abbey Road Studio 3 in London. Dark Side of the Moon was recorded there so it seemed like a fitting place for the orchestral sessions.”
ABOUT ROB LORD
Rob recently scored Amazon Studios’ feature Troop Zero, directed by Bert and Bertie and starring Academy Award® winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney and is fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after composers and songwriters working in film and television.
His work, known for its combination of unusual and experimental instrumentation and sound with strong melodic hooks, has featured in all of directors Bert & Bertie’s projects to date including their 2016 US feature Dance Camp. Other films include 2019 boxing biopic I Am Duran with Robert De Niro for Universal Pictures, comedy feature Apartment 12 starring Mark Ruffalo, Sci-fi heist movie Slipstream starring Sean Astin and the UK horror feature Writer’s Retreat for Moli Films plus two further horror features starring Lance Henrickson in the Pumpkinhead series. Further notable credits include the BAFTA and RTS award nominated feature documentary The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins for the BBC, and the multi award winning six part US Sci-Fi drama RCVR.
In a previous life having graduated from art college Rob toured and recorded for a number of high profile groups playing keyboards and guitar for Dodgy, The Primitives, Voice Of The Beehive, The Connells and Paul Oakenfold’s Grace for whom Rob wrote the UK hit You’re Not Mine. Rob also had his own bands Vagabond Joy and Starpower signed to EMI and Rough Trade respectively. He spent five years as audio director of UK games company Perfect Entertainment and scored a series of number one titles for them as well as games for Disney, Eidos, Sega, Codemasters, Microsoft and numerous other publishers.
Rob has produced remixes for Catatonia, Shriekback, The French and Ant. He has released his own Krautrock influenced music under the name Ausgang as well as having appeared on two Mute Records produced collections of Electronica.