A haunting melody and slowly building bass line tension in true Tangerine Dream fashion. – New Retro Wave
Debuting on New Retro Wave is the track, “Cameron’s Motorcycle Diaries” by Paul Haslinger from Halt And Catch Fire, Volume 2 – Original Television Series Soundtrack. This is track #2 off the 14-track score album from the Peabody Award®-nominated series which ran for four seasons! If you haven’t had a chance to listen, check out this track now at New Retro Wave before you head to your record store to claim your vinyl or CD!
Pretty much by the time you finish reading this interview at The 405, you will feel as if you were in the room listening in to this deep dive in the film music career of Paul Haslinger. The series composer of Halt And Catch Fire, AMC’s hit series which takes place during the rise of the PC era just released his score album, Halt And Catch Fire Volume 2 on Lakeshore Records, available now digitally and on CD.
Stay tuned for the vinyl edition coming exclusively to Record Store Day UK this Saturday, April 13 via our vinyl partners Fire Records!
Premiering today at The 405 is the cue, “Dreams And Misfits” from the forthcoming Halt And Catch Fire Volume 2 soundtrack, coming to you digitally and on CD Friday, April, 5 on Lakeshore Records! The album will also see an exclusive vinyl edition from our friends and partners at Fire Records for Record Store Day UK on Saturday, April 13. Take a listen to the track from the album now exclusively at The 405!
Paul Haslinger’s hypnotic synth score for AMC’s erstwhile masterpiece TV drama Halt and Catch Fire is an evocative and nuanced body of work that references his Tangerine Dream past to help tell the fascinating story of the early tech boom of the 1980s and 1990s. – Vehlinggo
Fans of AMC’s hit drama, “Halt And Catch Fire” will be getting an extra dose of Paul Haslinger’s series score with the forthcoming Halt And Catch Fire Volume 2 – Original Television Series Soundtrack! Listen to the track, “Mosaic” exclusively now at Vehlinggo. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD Friday, April 5 via Lakeshore Records, with the vinyl edition coming out with our friends at Fire Records!
Halt and Catch Fire was a show that completely embraced change, filled with vibrant and fully realized characters who gave themselves up to the fires of creation and progress and reinvention… -Joshua Rivera, GQ
We aren’t the only ones who did not want “Halt And Catch Fire” to end! The AMC series, which aired the finale a week ago, features score by Paul Haslinger, who knows a thing or two about music of the PC era (he is a former member of pioneering electronic music band Tangerine Dream). In an interview with Consequence of Sound’sMichael Roffman, who calls the score “exceptional”, Paul revealed that his work on the series began almost exactly 30 years after his stint with the band. “This album is the closest to an actual release of electronic music that I’ve come to since leaving TD in 1990. I’ve had a lot of fun making it, hope you enjoy it!”
Music played a significant role throughout the series, and period-correct songs placed throughout, moving from the ’80s to the ’90s (thanks to genius Music Supervisor Thomas Golubiç) were some of the highlights. In fact, the scene featuring Cameron and Joe dancing to the Pixies’ “Velouria” (episode 309) was called one of the “10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2016” by Vulture.
Re-watch and relive the series from beginning to at least Season 3 now on Netflix. Season 4 is available now on AMC online (login required), the AMC app, and iTunes (download here). Then, tell us what is your favorite moment of “Halt And Catch Fire”?