The Radiophonic Workshop: Possum OST

Possum OST

The Radiophonic Workshop

  • US $15.99  

  • Release Date 26 October 2018
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Product code
RWSCD003
Format
CD Album
Label
Room 13

Original soundtrack to a new British horror film by the pioneering UK electronic research lab responsible for ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Quatermass’.

Astonishingly, considering their 50 year career scoring for radio and television, this is the first time The Radiophonic Workshop have ever scored a feature film for theatrical release or collaborated on a major score together. They’ve risen to the challenge admirably, concocting a soundtrack that mixes pastoral flute with dread synth tones and bowed percussion that connects this to England’s hidden reverse of Coil as much as the masters of Italian Giallo soundtracks.

Housed in a beautiful 6-panel sleeve designed by Julian House (Ghost Box Records/Children Of Alice), the soundtrack includes all the cues from the feature film as well as nine bonus tracks.

The soundtrack features sound elements and drones from the Delia Derbyshire archives, the pioneering producer of the original ‘Doctor Who’ signature tune. These sound elements, discovered in boxes of tapes in the late composer’s attic, have been restored and used in the foundations of the soundtrack and sound design.

‘Possum’ is the directorial debut of Matthew Holness (best known for co-writing and playing the title role in ‘Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace’). The film stars Sean Harris and Alun Armstrong, telling the story of a disgraced children’s puppeteer who returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.

Tracks
‘Possum’ Film Soundtrack
1 Verse 1 and Main Titles (02:53)  
2 Arrival Home (01:04)  
3 Smoke Balloons (01:49)  
4 Buried (01:21)  
5 Verse 2, Possum Sting and Undercurrent (00:43)  
6 Going In? (00:44)  
7 A Demonstration (00:32)  
8 Legs 1 and Forest 1 (01:49)  
9 Legs 2 and Rumble (00:51)  
10 Forest 2 and Bag Opening (01:23)  
11 Marshland 1 / Anxiety (01:08)  
12 Marshland 2 / Verse 3 and Nightmare 1 / Bedfellows (03:34)  
13 The Fox Story (02:20)  
14 The Fox Story (alternative) (02:20)  
15 The Barracks (05:13)  
16 Newspaper / Stairs (02:18)  
17 Storybook (01:01)  
18 Helpless (00:32)  
19 The Photograph and Fox Return (01:30)  
20 Back from the Dead / Verse 4 (00:37)  
21 Nightmare 2 (03:14)  
22 Someone at the Door (00:52)  
23 News Report (01:12)  
24 Searching (01:14)  
25 Cracking Up (01:01)  
26 Pursuit (05:58)  
27 Verse 5 / Breakdown (01:01)  
28 Behind the Door / Mummy and Daddy / Possum-Man (02:29)  
29 Devastation (02:01)  
30 ‘Possum’ Film Soundtrack (Early Mixes And Alternatives) Arrival Home and A Demonstration (alternative) (01:33)  
31 The Fox Story (alternative 2) (02:13)  
32 The Barracks (alternative) (06:03)  
33 Storybook (alternative) (01:06)  
34 Helpless (alternative) (00:35)  
35 Pursuit (alternative) (05:56)  
36 Mummy and Daddy (alternative) (01:17)  
37 Devastation (alternative) (00:33)  
38 Opening Titles (early mix) (01:26)