Music of the Anthology Triptych
September 30, 2022
Lakeshore Records Releases LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS: SEASON 3 Soundtrack From The Netflix Series
Lakeshore Records has unleashed LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS: SEASON 3 – Soundtrack From The Netflix Series featuring music by composer and series music consultant Rob Cairns , Award-winning composer Jason Hill (who scored the David Fincher-directed “Bad Travelling”), iconic DJ/composer Tom Holkenborg (AKA Junkie XL), and renowned electronic artist Killawatt (who scored the double Emmy-winning episode “Jibaro”), digitally on September 30. The multiple Emmy Award-winning series was created by Blur Studio and airs globally on Netflix.
Emmy-winning animated anthology LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS returns with a third volume executive produced by Tim Miller (DEADPOOL, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, MANK). Terror, imagination and beauty combine in new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.
Rob Cairns notes: “Due to its anthology format, each episode of Love Death and Robots requires its own specific musical language encompassing a vast range of genres, scoring approaches, as well as the unique working styles of all the directors. I’ve scored 23 episodes over the first three seasons, and in volume 3 I got to explore a range from 18th century Scottish strathspeys to “yacht rock”, ambient electronic and aleatoric orchestral music, sometimes jumping between them on the same day while writing and recording. You have to be adaptable. In addition to the writing, the production and mixing processes also need to be tailored for the different genres, which often have radically different sonic and style aesthetics, and sometimes blur the line between sound design and music. It’s certainly challenging but also very rewarding work.”
Adds Jason Hill: “David Fincher sent me the script to ‘Bad Travelling,’ which would be his animated film directorial debut and our 5th project together, along with this description of what the music should be: It’s an orchestral exploration of nautical groans and collisions of huge, rotting timber and iron hulls with chains and drips and splattering…It should sound massive and guttural: an industrial whaling symphony without hope.”
Tom Holkenborg commented: “This was another really great episode with Tim. Very futuristic and bombastic at times. I was always trying to find the edge with the music without getting in the way of the story.”
Killawatt noted: “Working alongside Alberto on ‘Jiabro’ was an incredibly fun, creative, and educational process. It was an immediate and very natural working relationship, borne out of my respect and admiration for Alberto’s expansive and challenging visions. It was liberating and refreshing to be given relative creative freedom on the project. Stamping my identity onto such a unique and forward-thinking piece of storytelling, animation, and sound design is something I’m very proud to have done. Also a massive big ups to everyone who worked on ‘Jibaro’ and congratulations on all its success!”
The album is now available at these links.
Watch the trailer to LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Vol. 3