Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross releasing three ‘Watchmen’ soundtracks
HBO's new Watchmen series premiered Sunday night. Adapted from Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons much-loved 1986-1987 comic series by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), the series takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma 34 years after the events of the comic. There was a lot to take in in the premiere -- no spoilers -- but one of its many distinctive notes is Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' pulsing score. There is some of the ambient soundscape work they brought to The Social Network and Gone Girl, but with Watchmen you can also tell that it was created by folks from Nine Inch Nails. They've just announced that there will be three volumes of Trent & Atticus' score, the first due November 4 with the other two due November 25 and December 16. The vinyl artwork "explores the culture of Watchmen America and provides revealing insights into the saga's mythology and mysteries."
The initial release for these is exclusively through Amazon, with other digital service providers and a brick-and-mortar store release to follow shortly after. You can pre-order via Amazon now.
If you haven't watched Watchmen yet, you can check out the trailer below, but if you have, HBO just launched Peteypedia which takes a deep dive into the episodes with news clippings and other readable/watchable side material created for the show.