Thu 05.04.18

The Music of ‘Stranger Things’ by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (S U R V I V E)

+ Tom Rogerson

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BRDCST: The soundtrack to ‘Stranger Things’, the most popular '80s sci-fi Netflix series

BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.
The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast that released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade. Artists who feel strongly about musical innovation form the focal point for BRDCST. Our musical gut-feeling does the rest.

KYLE DIXON & MICHAEL STEIN (S U R V I V E) PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF ‘STRANGER THINGS’ (us)
The superb, Emmy-nomination-loaded, eighties sci-fi series ‘STRANGER THINGS’ must be just about the most popular series on Netflix in recent years. The intriguing ‘synth-soundtrack’ that sets the sinister tone is at least as defining as the storyline itself and was made by 2 members (KYLE DIXON and MICHAEL STEIN) of S U R V I V E, an experimental synth quartet from Austin. Pitchfork previously praised the soundtrack as ‘Best New Music’ (or: 8/10). Portishead core-member Geoff Barrow is also a fan and released the soundtrack in Europe on Invada Records, his own label. BRDCST is rather proud to be the first to get them over to Belgium.

PS: And do you secretly cherish Eleven, like we do?

VISUALS BY MARCEL WEBER (MFO)
The visuals for ‘Stranger Things’ will be provided by none less than Marcel Weber, who operates under the name MFO. He is the (semi)permanent visuals provider of highly regarded, contemporary electronica festivals like Unsound (Krakau), Atonal, CTM and Transmediale (all in Berlin) and also Mutek (Montreal). He has already worked with the likes of A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Ben Frost, Biosphere, Clark and Hyperdubgoeroe Kode9. He will be assisted by visual artist Theresa Baumgartner.

TOM ROGERSON (uk)
Long live the loo! As it was in the queue for the toilet – in search of release – that Three Trapped Tigers keyboard-player Tom Rogerson happened to meet Brian Eno. It produced for Rogerson not only a wonderfully banal anecdote – that he will have to repeat ad nauseam at family reunions – but also a unique collaboration with the grandmaster of ambient. ‘Finding Shore’ is the result that will see the light of day at the end of ’17. According to Stereogum it will be ‘a comforting and dynamic piece based around twinkling keys and some sharp Moog work.’

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