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The Midwich Cuckoos (Original Score)

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Now available on LP after being released digitally last year on Invada Records.

The Midwich Cuckoos is based on the 1957 science fiction novel by John Wyndham, and tells the story of an English village where the women become mysteriously pregnant. Hannah Peel‘s score is described as a unique and intricately produced soundscape, working in harmony with the sound design of Sky’s adaptation.

With analogue synthesisers recreating the horror of the ‘Hive Mind’, tape manipulations, drones, woodwind and melodies echoing the song of the cuckoo bird, Peel creates a score that perfectly balances the organic instrumentations and melodies, juxtaposed with an increasingly dark electronic ‘invasion’.

Peel explains, “Creating the score was a constant endeavour to find the balance between darkness and light, fear and beauty. It was a very fine and intricate equilibrium between the normal sunlit logical world as we know it, and a subversive unfamiliar musical language.”

Released: May 2023
Cat: INV287LP
Label: Invada Records

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Tracklist

1. Hive Mind
2. Cuckoo
3. Help Me
4. Ward 300
5. Hive Scream
6. Seen
7. Underground
8. Midwich School
9. Midwich Cuckoos
10. The Blackout
11. Awakenings
12. Pregnant
13. Scared
14. The Keys
15. If and When
16. No Leaving
17. Waking
18. A Pattern
19. Come Out
20. It's Over

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