MovieScore Media delves into another world with this 80s-inspired ‘synthwave’ score, written and produced by up and coming film composer Max Sweiry, with additional music by Joe Froud and Simon Martins. Black Site is a wonderful addition to the genre which has been popularized by retro scores such as Stranger Things and Mr. Robot. Black Site is the third film written and directed by Tom Paton, which can only be described as a John Carpenter-esque action film, where a young woman is forced to push past her worst fears and battle to deport an ancient entity back to where it came from. Set inside an underground military base known as The Artemis Black Site, the movie mixes an Escape From New York style survival story with Lovecraftian elements, as we witness an elite military unit encounter a supernatural entity, known as The Elder Gods, forcing them into battle against an army from another world. Black Site is MovieScore Media’s third project together with Goldfinch Music following Solis and Dark Encounter, both composed by David Stone Hamilton.
Composer Max Sweiry explains: ‘When I met with Tom Paton to discuss the music for Black Site, it was clear that above all, the score had to compliment the style in which the movie was written; we could have gone with a big epic orchestral score throughout the fight scenes and emotional instances, but this would not have given the film the feeling the director envisaged. After agreeing on the use of synthesizers and electronic elements to bring the movie into the 80s, we realised that certain modern elements were also needed to compliment the mysterious tone surrounding characters such as The Elder Gods. Melodic driven 80s elements bring a supernatural feeling to the movie, whilst the darker more modern tones help to bring to the forefront a pending feeling of doom which is reflected through the main character and the battle she faces throughout the film.’
London based composer Max Sweiry has shown his diversity within the Black Site score by blending a traditional 80s inspired style of composition with more modern elements to create something truly unique. He continues to show his diversity as a composer through upcoming projects, composing and producing a full classical score for Tom Paton’s latest epic space creation, G-Loc.
MMS19041 BLACK SITE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by MAX SWEIRY
Additional Music by JOE FROUD and SIMON MARTINS
Release date (digital): December 13, 2019