Dirk Gently (Daniel Pemberton)
“It is such an interesting and unique score and I hope everyone get a chance to listen to it.” (Soundtrack Geek)
Daniel Pemberton is one of the most inventive and in-demand composers of television music in the UK, with two Royal Television Society Award nominations under his belt (for Occupation and Desperate Romantics).
His music for BBC Four’s drama series based on Douglas Adams’ cult classic ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ showcases Pemberton’s instantly catchy style: a score driven by a retro feel channeled through infectious harpsichord riffs and cimbalom melodies over a pop combo beat – as lifted right out of a 1960s detective tv show. Pemberton’s score is an ode to UK TV legends such as John Barry, Laurie Johnson and Roy Budd, but with a modern twist and it also features other quirky elements such as Wendy Carlos-inspired lo-fi electronica!
The series pilot attracted 1.1 million viewers when broadcast in December 2010. MovieScore Media’s CD release of the Dirk Gently soundtrack follows hot on the heels of the airing of the show on BBC Four and co-incides with the UK DVD release of the series on March 26.
MMS12005 • DIRK GENTLY (Original Television Soundtrack)
Music Composed by DANIEL PEMBERTON
Release date (CD only): March 27, 2012
Digital release by 1812 Recordings.
1st edition of the CD limited to 1000 copies.
1 Dirk Gently – Opening 0.43
2 33a Peckender St, N1 2.30
3 The Box, The Card and The Princess 2.30
4 Rooftop Chase 2.36
5 Through the Prism Of Love 4.14
6 The Holistic Detecive Agency 2.33
7 I Want To Invade Switzerland 2.30
8 Being Followed 2.43
9 A Little Rewiring 3.26
10 Robbie the Killer 2.37
11 On the Case 2.05
12 It’s All Connected 1.48
13 The Muderder Awaits 2.44
14 St. Cedd’s Break In 1.50
15 Birth of a New Intelligence 2.48
16 The Penny Drops 2.16
17 Schrödinger’s Cat 1.56
18 Rejected Videogame Love 3.04
19 The Therapist 1.46
20 Goodbye Max 2.09
21 The Chase 2.10
22 Reposession 2.47
23 The Wrap Up 1.34
24 Dirk Gently – Will Return 2.19