Stranger Things (Dixon and Stein), Soundtrack Vol 1 Deluxe Edition 2LP
A love letter to the '80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
With its pillowy synth-pads and rich textures, the soundtrack to Volume 1 seamlessly wanders through the '80s world of Stranger Things, breeding an unthreatening serenity with a gentle shift toward a darker mood. By track 11, listeners are plunged into a nightmare before they even have time to blink; a change pulled off with uncanny grace. The score effectively taps into a unique, strange world of terror and springs it upon the audience with a considered precision. This soundtrack is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis, whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez.
Celebrating the one year anniversary of the Netflix TV show, which has become a huge phenomenon, Lakeshore Records is releasing a Collector's Edition box set for each soundtrack volume with new artwork, character cards, liner notes from the show's creators (the Duffer Brothers) and soundtrack composers (Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E), fold-out poster, and more.