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Deep Space 13: Stephen Mallinder's Favourite Soundtracks
Sean Kitching , July 13th, 2022 09:30

Sean Kitching speaks to Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire and Wrangler about 13 of his favourite science fiction, horror and fantasty film soundtracks


Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury – Annihilation

I thought this film was absolutely brilliant, the end scenes in particular. Also, it’s one where I think the soundtrack by the end becomes a brilliant feature of the film. Ben Salisbury is using some sort of modular synth, I don’t know which one he’s using but that real visceral electronic sound I thought was brilliant and worked perfectly with that film. And obviously Ben and Geoff had done Ex Machina with Alex Garland and I was really impressed by that as well. I think Annihilation is an incredibly well-made film, beautifully styled. I think probably a lot of the mixed reviews came from the fact that it premiered on Netflix and was a streamed movie. There’s still a little bit of snobbishness about feature films that go straight to streaming.