For Cyber Monday, we journey into the recesses of our memories to curate these 15 essential soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records that really speak to what we think of when we hear the word “cyber”. Also featured are soundtracks, scores from video games and films which may have an orchestral bent, but we think you’ll enjoy the listen that the scores provide when accompanied by the sci-fi and tech-centric productions as you experience them. Which Lakeshore soundtrack on this list will you play on repeat?
This week, we take a look back at some space-themed soundtracks such as 400 Days (score by Wojciech Golczewski), The Expanse (score by Clinton Shorter), Debug (score by Timothy Williams) and Journey To Space (score by Cody Westheimer)! Keep reading for listen/streaming links and where to watch these worthy productions!
Stargate Atlantis’ David Hewlett Collaborates With Longtime Friend Timothy Williams To Produce An Electronic Score Stemming From Orchestral Recordings
Fans of scifi now have a chance to win a copy of David Hewlett’s Debug movie on DVD, and it couldn’t be simpler! Just email Quiet Earth and tell them what is your favorite David Hewlett film. Get the details at Quiet Earth. If Director David Hewlett looks familiar, he is known for his roles in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Splice, and TV’s Stargate: Atlantis, among others.
Preview the soundtrack below featuring score by Guardian of the Galaxy’s orchestrator, Timothy Williams! Released by Lakeshore Records, the electronic score demonstrates Timothy Williams’ versatile approach at film scoring: “I knew that the score was going to be primarily electronic, but I loved the idea of using an orchestra for its organic quality, and then mutilating the pristine recordings, through reversing, pitch shifting, filtering, unusual delays and falling reverbs.”
Timothy Williams Turns His Orchestral Score On Its Head For Director David Hewlett’s ‘Debug’ Movie
For as sparkling clean as Debug’s impressive sets are, Williams gives a nasty, rock and roll grunginess to the score that conveys a punk team spirit facing off against a fiendish circuitry man, also conveying a spirit of sacrifice in his more emotional moments of camaraderie that use unexpectedly poetic piano, voice and melancholy strings to contrast with the more angrily energized music at hand. -Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine
Debug (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring score by Timothy Williams is available now via Lakeshore Records. “I knew that the score was going to be primarily electronic, but I loved the idea of using an orchestra for its organic quality, and then mutilating the pristine recordings, through reversing, pitch shifting, filtering, unusual delays and falling reverbs.” Watch the album preview below, which include stills from Debug, directed by David Hewlett, available now on DVD (UK).