Ingrooves Music Group recently released the official soundtrack to the 2018 film LONDON FIELDS. Based on the international best-seller by Martin Amis, the film stars Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, Theo James and Cara Delevingne.
LONDON FIELDS is a tantalizing, ultra-modern murder mystery about a murder that hasn't taken place yet, a darkly comic vision of a world on the brink of collapse in which every character--and society itself--has a rendezvous with death.
The LONDON FIELDS score is written and produced by Adam Barber. Currently living in Los Angeles, his work ranges from film and television, to concert works and collaborations with Indy Artists such as Meghan Toohey from The Cold and Lovely and performing in the Doom Metal group, The Stoning. Other current work includes original music work for the technology not-for-profit MOBI consortium and an independent horror film titled, Extremity. In addition to scoring LONDON FIELDS, Adam is the executive music producer, music supervisor and music editor of the film. From beginning to end, LONDON FIELDS is punctuated by his hybrid use of traditional orchestral elements juxtaposed with electronica and traditional jazz quartet.
For London Fields, Adam tracked strings in Budapest with Budapest Scoring and recorded the film’s smaller jazz-influenced ensemble in Los Angeles between his home studio and Grammy Artist Jeff Lorber’s Enchanted Way Studio’s in Pacific Palisades. The score mixer is Brad Haehnel. Throughout the score, Adam creates lush synth textures, rich with orchestral strings and performs on various instruments including electric bass, piano, Wurlitzer, marimba and vibes. Some of the score’s electronic and keyboard textures feature music software by the company Arturia, in particular, the Filters, Buchla Easel V and authentic sounding Wurli V.
While recording, Adam tracked as much as possible, the featured instrumentalists, his Rhodes Mark II Stage piano and Rhodes Bass Piano, through Ruper Neve Design’s Shelford Channel Strips; his favorite pre-amp and DI. Featured instrumentalists are: Paul Morin on double bass, Wes Smith on tenor, baritone saxaphone and clarinet, Perice Pope on flugelhorn and trumpet with harmon mute and Gary Novak on drums.
Marty's review: the soundtrack to London Fields is a very powerful and creative mix of various musical genres from jazz to classical to electronica. Composer Adam Barber has used an array of instruments and musicians to convey multiple images in a soundscape that is highly listenable as a standout album.