A BOY AND HIS ROBOT DOG
August 24, 2018
Science Fiction Robot Dog Movie A.X.L. Soundtrack released
Ian Hultquist (LOVE AND BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY, ASSASSINATION NATION) has scored A.X.L., the new science fiction movie about a top-secret, robotic dog created by the military to help protect tomorrow’s soldiers. Code named by the scientists who created him, A.X.L. stands for Attack, Exploration, Logistics, and embodies the most advanced, next-generation artificial intelligence. After an experiment gone wrong, A.X.L. escapes and develops a special friendship with a kind-hearted outsider who rescues him. Finding a way to connect with him after activating his owner-pairing technology. Together, the two develop a special friendship, including facing off against the scientists who created him and who will do anything to get him back.
Hultquist’s score mixes electronica with dubstep and pop-music elements, exemplifying both the robotic and human/adult and teenager components of the story. “This score was interesting to make because we really wanted to make a mix of “blockbuster score meets pop song production,” Hultquist told writer Wesley Lara in an interview for the hiddenremote website. “It’s a full on adventure film with heroes & villains, so we needed that wide scope – however, our main characters are teenagers & we wanted the music to feel like it could still relate to them. It was really fun mixing those two sonic worlds together.”
Lakeshore Records has released a digital soundtrack on April 24th. Reportedly Apple Music will issue an exclusive version with bonus tracks.
About Ian Hultquist
Ian Hultquist is an American composer & producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past few years he has made a name for himself composing the scores for numerous films, documentaries and tv shows. Ian started his career in music as a founding member of the band Passion Pit, which started in Boston, MA where he was studying Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. He spent many years touring around the world & honing in his productions skills as a Music Director, and working on remixes for artists such as Portugal the Man, Imagine Dragons, Tegan & Sara and OK GO. In 2014 he, along with his wife & fellow composer Sofia Hultquist (aka Drum & Lace), relocated to Los Angeles in order to fully dedicate himself to working in music for film.
He has built a lasting working relationship with renowned directors in the film & documentary world such as Andrew Rossi (IVORY TOWER, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY) Erin Lee Carr (MOMMY DEAD & DEAREST) & Alistair Legrand (CLINICAL). In 2018 alone Ian has four feature films being released theatrically. In 2016 Ian formed Little Twig Records, an imprint label focused on releasing soundtracks for Film & TV.