Featuring Original Music By Charlie Clouser
(June 29, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the WAYWARD PINES – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on July 17th and on CD July 24, 2015. The album features the show’s original score by Charlie Clouser (SAW, Numb3rs).
“The main direction I received was that the score should help with the feeling that ‘something is not right’ in the town of Wayward Pines,” said Clouser. “For a while, we don’t know if Matt Dillon’s character is hallucinating, or maybe still in a coma and just dreaming, so the score needed to lean toward a ‘malfunctioning’ feel – that meant using sounds that are a little ‘out of whack’. As the series progresses, the score starts to get more and more intense – so we needed to keep raising the stakes while still being able to reference the themes and palette that we established right at the start.”
10-episode, intense psychological thriller WAYWARD PINES is brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs), and stars Academy Award® nominee Matt Dillon (Crash) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents, whose investigation only turns up more questions.
Charlie Clouser came into prominence as a member of Nine Inch Nails from 1994-2000. Before joining the band as keyboardist/programmer, he’d already built a following with his extreme synth work and remixes for Prong, Marilyn Manson, White Zombie and others. His dense layers of chopped up beats and grinding synthbass lines were instrumental in defining the sound of White Zombie’s double-platinum 1994 breakthrough album Astrocreep: 2000 led to numerous collaborations with frontman Rob Zombie.
In the studio with Nine Inch Nails, Charlie co-wrote high-profile songs like The Perfect Drug (from the gold soundtrack to David Lynch’s Lost Highway), and The Way Out Is Through (from The Fragile, Spin Magazine’s 1999 Album of the Year). His intricate and singular programming style was an integral part of the band’s unique sonic vision. Along the way, he has continued to apply his talents on albums and remixes for artists like David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Rammstein, Jamiroquai, Deftones, Killing Joke, Esthero, and Meat Beat Manifesto.
Charlie’s first film scoring effort, Saw, became an instant cult classic. His scores for the subsequent Saw series continue to define the films. Raw, grinding, propulsive, punctuated by incredible layers of sound and energy, they are classics in the horror genre. Charlie has also scored such films as Resident Evil: Extinction, Sony’s Pictures’ The Stepfather, and The Collection. In the field of television, Charlie has scored several TV shows CBS’s Numb3rs and NBC’s Las Vegas. He also co-wrote the main title theme for FX’s American Horror Story. In the video game space, he has scored the Activision video game Singularity, as well as licensing select music from his Saw score to Konami for Saw: II.
“For Wayward Pines I tried to envision the whole ten-episode run as one long crescendo – like a big ‘wedge’ shape with the pointy end at the start of the series and a musical ‘cliff’ at the end,” described Clouser. “We start off small and get pretty epic by the time we approach the end, until there is a gigantic climax and we finally fall off that cliff – so that is a fundamental difference between a show like this with a finite number of episodes, and an open-ended series where you don’t know how long that wedge might last. I quite liked being able to plan ahead like this and make one long and hopefully coherent statement across the whole series.”
WAYWARD PINES airs Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX and is a production of FX Productions. The series was developed for television by Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club, Runaway) and executive-produced by Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (After Earth, Devil), Hodge and Shyamalan. Hodge wrote and Shyamalan directed the premiere episode. “Like” WAYWARD PINES on Facebook at facebook.com/WaywardPines. Follow the series on Twitter at @WaywardPinesFOX and join the discussion using #waywardpines. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Wayward Pines.
Lakeshore Records will release the WAYWARD PINES – Original Television Soundtrack digitally on July 17th and on CD July 24, 2015.