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PREMIERE: Thrilling Ben Lovett Track from His ‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ Score

It’s been a big few months for composer Ben Lovett, and the latest news is tied to the release of his score for pal Jacob Gentry’s new film, Broadcast Signal Intrusion. Ahead of the Friday release of both the score and the film, Vehlinggo premieres the ominous and enticing cue “Follow The Tapes.”

This isn’t the first time Vehlinggoland fave Lovett (The Ritual, The Night House, The Old Ways, The Wind) has teamed up with his longtime friend Gentry. Lovett scored Gentry’s 2015 time-travel picture Synchronicity, providing a warm and colorful synth-driven score. (Not to mention there are another eight or so collaborations between the two.) This time around, the story called for the jack-of-all-genres to come up with something a little different. The film’s basic premise: It’s the late 1990s and a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.

“On Broadcast Signal Intrusion I followed a trial of bread crumbs that Jacob laid out, and wound up down a rabbit hole of conspiracy thrillers from the late ’70s with films like Klute and The Parallax View and the scores of Michael Small,” Lovett said in a statement. “I wanted to see if we could blend something about that era of Lalo Schiffrin and Quincy Jones scores with the vintage noir grandeur of golden age Hollywood, but somehow make it feel right for a movie set in 1999.”

The album releases on Friday digitally via Lovers Label (distributed by MNRK Music Group). It’s also a beneficiary of the gorgeous MONDO/Death Waltz vinyl treatment, with a pre-order open today. Stay tuned for an interview with Lovett about Broadcast Signal Intrusion and other recent films he’s worked on, marking merely the latest of several interviews with him to hit this site over the past five years.

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Album art by Sister Hyde

Tracklist for Ben Lovett’s Broadcast Signal Intrusion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1) Opening Titles (James) 2:07
2) Intrusion Mystery 2:35
3) Warning For the Curious 3:46
4) Uncertain Motives 1:59
5) Missing Women Theory 2:16
6) Panic 1:37
7) Follow the Tapes 2:45
8) Chinatown 2:46
9) Rock Bottom 2:22
10) Staircases to Nowhere 2:15
11) Rabbit Holes 2:06
12) Figments 2:59
13) Fixed Them All 2:03
14) Third Tape 3:21
15) Broadcast Signal Intrusion, End Titles 1:46