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Tyler Bates' The Darkest Hour
24-Jan-2012 - Lakeshore Records has released The Darkest Hour, the story of five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. The 3D thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects. “This music reflects the headspace of our survivors as they navigate their way through an alien-infested Moscow,” said Tyler Bates. "The score is largely electronic – comprised of a palette of modular synthesizer experiments and propulsive rhythms featuring a vintage Synare at its core. Its atonal voice is an extension of the eerie electrical sound design that often makes one’s hair stand on end.”  Sonic architect Bates designed a score utilizing nontraditional instrumentation. He described “The decision to make this journey without the aid of choir and brass melodies required me to delve deep into the complexity of the non-orchestral aspect of the music in effort to convey the essence of Moscow’s desolate streets through sound and music. The vast expanse of a micro-waved Moscow, void of human life, allowed for emotional themes to be stated entirely with solo instruments.”
The score is available from, Amazon UK, Amazon France and Amazon Germany.

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