If you haven’t seen It Follows yet then by all means get your ass to the theater stat as the BIG screen is always better. It’s been quite some time since we have seen an art house thriller, dare we say horror, flick that has been so close to perfect. Hell, you don’t even have to like scary movies to appreciate the timeless art direction and spot on directing in this epic, and soon to be classic, film.
A huge part of the nerve grinding is due in part to the masterful score created by video game soundtrack wunderkind, Disasterpeace. Every moment of suspense in the film is ratcheted up 5x notches with his unique blend of sonic fury and blissful calm which is futuristic in tone, yet set against a decaying and somewhat 80's version of Detroit.
If you are a fan of video game soundtracks like Silent Hill, Fez, etc. you will already know the vibe that is happening here. For those of you that haven’t experienced these vibrations, buckle up because you are in for one hell of a headphone session.
We had the chance to do a quick interview with the man behind the score of "It Follows" and if you are lucky enough to live in LA he will be at Origami Vinyl tomorrow night signing records and hanging out. See below.
On to the interview...
Who are some of the electronic music artists that have been influential to you in your career, if any? Are you a fan of EDM?
Coming up in the beginning I was mostly listening to bands, but there are quite a few electronic artists I really dig. Folks like Clark, Royksopp and Flying Lotus I really like.
What are your weapons of choice in the studio - are you an Ableton guy, Logic, etc.?
Logic! I really like Ableton too, but haven't used it much. My go to for coming up with ideas outside of Logic is my upright piano.
After coming out the entire “It Follows” experience what do you want to do next?
Finish my 6 other projects, and then take a sabbatical to focus on other things. I'd like to record an album, and take some time to reassess what it is that I am doing with my life.
If you had to describe the Disasterpeace sound in three words, what would they be?
Hmm ... math ... heart ... planet. I have no idea !
How would you describe your music to a deaf person?
Lots of big warm hug vibrations, I guess.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek! Love TNG and DS9 especially.
Love LA / Hate LA?
Neither ... I like coming to visit but I don't think I would ever want to live here.
Vinyl has been a great format for this soundtrack, are you a vinyl guy yourself and if so what are your thoughts on the format?
Nope. I've more or less given up physical media, personally. I like the simplicity of digital. Vinyl is made from PVC which is not the greatest. Maybe one day they'll figure out how to make it from better stuff.
What would be the soundtrack for your last meal if you had to choose it?
After all those years of music, I would probably want some silence. Ha ha.
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