Lakeshore Records To Release Spiral—Original Motion Picture Score By Charlie Clouser May 21

By: Lakeshore Records
Spiral Album Art
Spiral Album Art
LOS ANGELES - May 17, 2021 - PRLog -- Lakeshore Records is set to release the Spiral—Original Motion Picture Score digitally on May 21 with music by Charlie Clouser (Saw Series, Resident Evil: Extinction). The tension runs high in Clouser's score with intense electronic percussion and modified drum machines mixing with his trademark bowed metal instruments as well as the addition of a new Chas Smith instrument creation, the "Tio," that all serve to distinguish this score from his past work. The Lionsgate film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols & Samuel L. Jackson is now in theaters.  The film was produced by Oren Koules and Mark Burg.

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel "Zeke" Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city's gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer's morbid game. Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger. A Lionsgate release, Twisted Pictures presents, a Burg/Koules production.

Says Clouser: "Since a lot of the action in Spiral takes place in the outside world instead of in some dank dungeon somewhere, I wanted the score to have a brighter, more percussive feel than in some of the previous films.  There's less of the murky, underwater gloom and more tension-building rhythms, a bit more high-energy feel to many of the scenes.  Of course, the familiar murky feel is still there when things get dark, but it's not the dominant voice in the score any more.  I used some modified and "circuit-bent" drum machines and other weird electronic percussion to get a more urgent and propulsive feel, and there are moments in the score when we bring in some influences from modern trap beats and other pop music influences.  So that's a bit of a shift in tone from many of the previous films as well.  There's definitely a good helping of the unique bowed metal instruments that have appeared on previous SAW scores, with the addition of a new instrument called "Tio", from instrument builder Chas Smith, that I'd never used before."



Charlie Clouser is a multi-instrumentalist composer, musician, producer, programmer and remix artist who has worked with some of the seminal recording artists of the last twenty years. With his concentration now on music for visual media, Charlie continues to impress and amaze with his singular work.

Charlie came into prominence as a member of Nine Inch Nails from 1994-2000.  Before joining the band as keyboardist/programmer, he'd already built a following with his extreme synth work and remixes for Prong, Marilyn Manson, White Zombie, and others.  His dense layers of chopped up beats and grinding synthbass lines were instrumental in defining the sound of White Zombie's double-platinum 1994 breakthrough album Astrocreep: 2000 led to numerous collaborations with frontman Rob Zombie.

In the studio with Nine Inch Nails, Charlie co-wrote high-profile songs like The Perfect Drug (from the gold soundtrack to David Lynch's Lost Highway), and The Way Out Is Through (from The Fragile, Spin Magazine's 1999 Album of the Year). His intricate and singular programming style was an integral part of the band's unique sonic vision.  Along the way, he has continued to apply his talents on albums and remixes for artists like David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Rammstein, Jamiroquai, Deftones, Killing Joke, Esthero, and Meat Beat Manifesto.

Charlie's first film scoring effort, Saw, became an instant cult classic. His scores for the subsequent Saw series continue to define the films. Raw, grinding, propulsive, punctuated by incredible layers of sound and energy, they are classics in the horror genre. Charlie has also scored such films as Resident Evil: Extinction, Sony's Pictures' The Stepfather, and The Collection.

In the field of television, Charlie has scored several TV shows, including the FOX event series Wayward Pines (starring Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino and Toby Jones), CBS's Numb3rs, NBC's Las Vegas and the Syfy event series Childhood's End. He also co-wrote the main title theme for FX's American Horror Story. In the video game space, he has scored the Activision video game Singularity, as well as licensing select music from his Saw score to Konami for Saw: II. His latest Saw installment, Spiral: From the Book of Saw will be released May 14, 2021.


Lakeshore Records is a four-time Grammy Nominated record label, and the soundtrack arm of the Cutting Edge Group.  Lakeshore Records is the global independent leader in top line soundtrack album releases, including such popular, critically acclaimed and classic soundtracks as Bridgerton, Drive, Stranger Things, The Old Guard, Cyberpunk 2077, When They See Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Black Mirror, Star Trek: Picard, Bojack Horseman, Les Miserables, Mandy, Narcos, Logan, The Walking Dead, Napoleon Dynamite, Bill and Ted Face the Music, Red Dead Redemption 2, Legion, the Academy Award nominated Lady Bird and Academy Award winners Moonlight, Little Miss Sunshine, American Factory, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Hurt Locker and many, many more.

Lakeshore Records works with the most respected, award-winning artists and composers such as Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mary J. Blige, Hans Zimmer, Grimes, Common, Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Willie Nelson, Alexandre Desplat, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Run the Jewels, PJ Harvey, Philip Glass, Aloe Blacc, Willie Nelson, Rhiannon Ghiddens, Daniel Lanois, Nicholas Britell, Ziggy Marley, Danny Elfman, Giorgio Moroder, Aska Matsumiya, Clint Mansell, Bootsie Collins, Thomas Newman, Kris Bowers, Cliff Martinez, Randy Newman, James Horner, Gunship, Mark Isham, Kathryn Bostic, Carter Burwell, Rolfe Kent, Josh Homme, Gustavo Santaolalla, Nina Kraviz, Dario Marianelli, Mark Mothersbaugh, The JBs, Gazelle Twin, Christophe Beck, Rachel Portman, Amanda Jones and many many more.

As a full-service boutique record label, Lakeshore Records remains dedicated to supporting a diverse roster of world-class talent, providing top-to-bottom music services & solutions, developing innovative marketing strategies & brand partnerships, hyper-specialized artist relations & development, and crafting the greatest records in the world.

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Source:Lakeshore Records
Tags:Charlie Clouser, Spiral, SAW Franchise, Darren Bousman, Nine Inch Nails, Lakeshore Records, Chris Rock, Lionsgate
Industry:Entertainment, Movies, Music
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