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Geoff Barrow (Portishead, BEAK>) scored new episodes of ‘Black Mirror’ (which debuts in October)


Geoff Barrow of Portishead and BEAK> also composes music for film and television, sometimes as part of BEAK>, like for the Tom Geens’ new indie thriller Couple in a Hole. The soundtrack is out now via Barrow’s Invada label and you can stream a six-track sampler below.

Barrow does more high profile film and TV work with his Drokk partner Ben Salisbury, like on the score for Alex Garland’s excellent Ex Machina. They’ve got two film projects coming up, including Ben Wheatley’s upcoming gangs-in-Boston drama Free Fire which is out in January, and Garland’s new sci-fi film Annihilation which stars Oscar Isaac and Natalie Portman and will be out sometime in 2017.

Before those hit the screen you’ll be able to hear Barrow and Salisbury’s work in the new episodes of Charlie Booker’s brilliant, dystopian sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror. Six of those new episodes, which will be part of the series’ third season, will make their debut on Netflix on October 21, with more coming in 2017. The timing seems fitting for the series — which takes a bleak, sardonic look at where technology is heading in the not-too-distant-future — what with the U.S. election just a few weeks after. If you haven’t watched the series at all, previous episodes (all seven of them) are on Netflix and are highly recommended.

Producers say the new episodes will be more tonally varied this time out, and they’ve enlisted some bigger names, including director Joe Wright (Atonement, Hannah), and Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Mike Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) co-wrote one of the new episodes. Series creator Charlie Booker promises the new episodes maintain the “unpleasantness the show seems to have become known for.”

While we wait, you can listen to Drokk’s Music inspired by Mega​-​City One as well as Barrow and Salisbury’s score to Ex Machina, below.

And on a similar note, check out music from S U R V I V E, who did the Stranger Things score.

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