Vehlinggo is proud to present the latest episode of The Lakeshore Records Podcast, On Cue With…, featuring an interview with Volker Bertelmann, one-half of the composing duo for the score for popular Netflix/Skydance show, The Old Guard. I return as host, and Bertelmann and I have a fascinating discussion about his and Dustin O’Halloran’s kinetic and evocative score.
About The Old Guard
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s intensely fun and compelling The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, gets treated to a compelling score by composing duo Bertelmann & O’Halloran (Lion). Expect deeply meaningful piano segments, owing to Bertelmann’s renown as a practitioner of prepared piano; and also expect a healthy dose of moving string parts and engaging synth and electronic passages. The duo expertly capture the somber and macabre moments with as much craft as they do the intense action segments. It’s a great score on its own or as a complement to one of the best films to hit Netflix. (The film is an adaptation of Greg Rucka’s graphic novel series about a team of apparently immortal mercenaries.)
Out now digitally via Lakeshore Records on platforms such as Bandcamp and Apple and also on your typical streaming platforms such as Spotify.
Check out my previous guest-host spots on the Lakeshore Records Podcast, interviewing the likes of Cliff Martinez and Will Bates.