Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow have done it again: their collaboration with another Alex Garland film has earned them numerous accolades for their Annihilation score and the latest comes from Soundtrack Geek, who grants them the coveted 100% review rating! Have you seen the film in theaters and listened to their brilliant, visceral score?
Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow are two essential contributors to the film’s spellbinding quality. – PopMatters
Now that Alex Garland’s critically-acclaimed Annihilation film is out on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, PopMatters shares this recent interview with composers Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, first touching on the cinematic experience of the film, and diving into their collaboration with Director Alex Garland on the score’s placement in the film.
Annihilations fans, take note and rewatch the movie now on your favorite digital streaming platforms or own the DVD! The soundtrack is released by Lakeshore and Invada Records and available now on all digital music services, on CD and coming soon to vinyl!
If you did not have a chance to see Alex Garland’s critically-acclaimed Annihilation film in theaters, the much-talked about sci-fi movie starring Natalie Portman is now available on Digital (get it on iTunes)! The composers of the film, Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, recently announced the forthcoming release of the vinyl album, as well as a CD, so stay tuned for that as well!
It’s a truly stunning piece of work, Garland’s visuals intertwined with that score, which was the product of Ben Salisbury and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. – Stereogum
Haunting score – Rolling Stone
Absorbing and hypnotic, Annihilation is the best kind of sci-fi film – the kind that challenges and subverts the genre, all the while introducing new ideas that you’ll see in films to come. – Wenlei Ma, News.com.au
And the film’s climactic scene features some of the most jaw-dropping sound art in recent memory. It appears on Annihilation (Music from the Motion Picture) in its full twelve-minute form. – Ryan Masteller, Tiny Mix Tape
The latest Annihilation soundtrack review is brought to us by Tiny Mix Tape, where they highlight several cues from the score by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow with context from their experience seeing the film on the big screen. If you haven’t seen the movie or listened to the album, you’ll really want to now. Have you gone out to see the Alex Garland film yet?
The film gets pretty freaky in its last third, and Salisbury and Barrow’s score matches its intensity. A four note section of “The Alien” (which is used prominently in the trailer) has taken on a life of its own. – Brooklyn Vegan
If you’ve seen Annihilation in theaters, then you’ll know exactly what it means when critics use the words “intense” and “obsessed” in their reviews of Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow’s score. Check out the latest review at Brooklyn Vegan and compare notes. Even if you haven’t seen the highly-anticipated film by Ex-Machina Director Alex Garland, you can have a listen at the soundtrack below to get a taste of what to expect, even though the sci-fi thriller itself is beyond words.