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Tyler Bates' The Belko Experiment
18-Mar-2017 -

Lakeshore Records presents The Belko Experiment
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Featuring original music by Tyler Bates

With original performances Of “California Dreamin’ (Latin)” by Gabriela Terán,
“Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)” by José Prieto, and “California Dreamin’ (Rock)”
by Tyler Bates, Gilberto Cerezo, Dave Lombardo & Rani Sharone

Lakeshore Records has released The Belko Experiment  – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on March 17, 2017. The album contains original music by Tyler Bates (JOHN WICK, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). Currently available digitally is the single “California Dreamin’ (Latin)” performed by Gabriela Terán. On February 10, the label released a digital single of “Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)” performed by José Prieto. The Orion Pictures’ film was released by BH Tilt on March 17, 2017.

“I read the script several years ago when James Gunn wrote it, but once Greg McLean showed me a cut of the film, it sparked an interesting approach to scoring it than I had previously imagined: disturbing and emotional, yet non-orchestral,” Bates described. “Greg kept the incredibly dark sense of humor beneath the violence, which in turn kept me focused on the narrative.”

Written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SLITHER) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the WOLF CREEK franchise), THE BELKO EXPERIMENTis a twisted social experiment, where a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogota, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

“I first addressed the initial ‘lock-down’ sequence to establish an interesting tonal approach as the characters are initially shocked, then panicked, descending into denial, and ultimately transitioning into survival mode. That particular sequence is where the seeds of story-telling through the music are planted,” Bates described.

Set in Bogota, Colombia, the film’s soundtrack also features two classic 70s tracks reimagined and translated into Spanish: “California Dreamin’ (Latin)” performed by Gabriela Terán and “Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)” performed by José Prieto. Also featured on the album is a rock version of “California Dreamin’” performed by an all-star ensemble with Bates on guitar, Gilberto Cerezo (Kinky), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, and Rani Sharone (Stolen Babies) on bass.

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