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January 15, 2022

ARCHIVE 81 Soundtrack by Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow Released by Lakeshore

Invada Records and Lakeshore Records have release ARCHIVE 81 Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, featuring music by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow. The score was released digitally worldwide on January 14 with vinyl and CD versions forthcoming. 

The supernatural thriller series, loosely inspired by the podcast of the same name, premiered on Netflix on January 14. ARCHIVE 81 follows archivist Dan Turner (Mamoudou Athie), who takes a job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994. Reconstructing the work of a documentary filmmaker named Melody Pendras (Dina Shihabi), he is drawn into her investigation of a dangerous cult at the Visser apartment building. As the season unfolds across these two timelines, Dan slowly finds himself obsessed with uncovering what happened to Melody. When the two characters form a mysterious connection, Dan becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.

An original story loosely inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, ARCHIVE 81 is a supernatural thriller series executive produced by showrunner Rebecca Sonnenshine (THE BOYS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), James Wan and Michael Clear of Atomic Monster (THE CONJURING Universe film franchise and MALIGNANT), Rebecca Thomas (STRANGER THINGS, LIMETOWN), Antoine Douaihy (PANIC, THE GOOD COP) and Paul Harris Boardman (DELIVER US FROM EVIL).

Says composed Geoff Barrow: “Not often in our world of film scoring work can it be described as ‘fun’ but we really enjoyed working on ARCHIVE 81 even though it was mainly done on zoom calls due to Covid. It was a great team of people to work with”

Ben Salisbury formed a composing partnership with Geoff Barrow (Portishead and Beak>) and together the pair have scored Alex Garland’s EX MACHINA, ANNIHILATION and DEVS. Other notable credits include Ben Wheatley’s FREE FIRE and Charlie Brooker’s BLACK MIRROR episode, “Men Against Fire”. They also recently score the eight-part thriller series HANNA for Amazon Studios and NBC Universal and the feature LUCE starring Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts.

Listen to “Journey To The Compound” from ARCHIVE 81:

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