Barrow also provides a brief, positive update on his band’s long awaited new album.
Ex Machina is the directorial debut of Alex Garland, best known as the screenwriter behind the Danny Boyle films 28 Days Later and Sunshine. If that wasn’t promising enough the film comes with a score from composer Ben Salisbury and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. Now the atmospheric electronic score is available to stream in full. Their score is built primarily from synthesizer, manipulated brass samples, haunting strings, celeste, and uses the PaulStretch software of “Bieber 800% slower” fame. As previously reported, the score will be available via Invada Records.
There’s also some good news for those that see any non-Portishead project from Barrow only as a frustrating distraction from more Portishead albums (it’s been eight years since Third, we feel your pain). While talking to Rolling Stone, Barrow said that he’s begun “calibrating my brain to Portishead mode,” and that’s about the most promising sign we’ve heard on that front so far. Last year Barrow said the band was preparing to start writing fourth album.
Listen to Ex Machina‘s score below and watch the trailer below.