The Belko Experiment
Released by Lakeshore Records, 2017
18 Tracks with a Total Running Time of 40 min.
Music by Tyler Bates
When a score starts off with a Hispanic version of I Will Survive, it makes you wonder if you can take it serious. But once the second track, Security, kicks in, you can tell you’re in for a dark ride.
The main feel to this score is not really music but sounds. Long, drawn out ones, almost like feedback, or something metal being dragged across another metal object, but slowly. Then you throw in a little pounding rhythm here and there, and there is your score. This is not a criticism, but just trying to explain what you’re going to get here. It is very atmospheric, creating a very disturbing sensation with it playing in the background, that something dark is just around the corner, or just out of sight, but it is there. Then in the middle of the score, we get a break with another Hispanic version of California Dreaming. After that, we’re right back into the thick of it with track # 9, Panic. It starts off with some clanging in the distance, with some strange electronic beat, and that screeching sound again. Highly effective.
From what we know about this movie, this score seems like it would fit perfectly. It just emits suspense and tension with these noises bleeding through your speakers. We can’t wait to see the film and see just how well it works within the images on the screen.