We fell in love with this film earlier this summer - it delivers laughs, gore and scares in equal amounts - but even more so, we adored Greg Tripi's terrific synth score. MA is available this week Streaming and Digital Video, and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 3rd.
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MA - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Gregory Tripi. Front cover design by Sara Deck. 180 Gram Blood and Beer Variant. Numbered edition of 500. Expected to Ship in September 2019. Ships Worldwide. $30
Death Waltz Recording Co., in conjunction with Back Lot Music, is excited to present the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to MA, featuring a terrific synth score by award-winning composer Gregory Tripi.
Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a teenager new to town played by Diana Silvers (BOOKSMART, GLASS), to buy some booze for her and her friends. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
Tate Taylor’s excellent psychological horror film MA finds Octavia Spencer offering suspicious generosity with some warning signs — a classic tale of what happens when something seems too good to be true. Composer Greg Tripi’s fantastic, mostly electronic score is laced with the type of ambient beauty, ominous energy, and berserk passages that a story this unhinged requires. He uses analog synths, along with elements such as a live cello, pitched wine glasses and a ukulele, made from a bento box, to craft a score that, like Spencer’s Ma character, lulls you in with a false sense of security before stopping you cold with a deeply crushing sense of terror that hits you at your core.
Tripi cut his teeth working with Cliff Martinez on scores for films such as DRIVE, THE NEON DEMON, and ONLY GOD FORGIVES, and also has scored TV shows such as THE FIX and MANHUNT: UNABOMBER, in addition to countless others. He brings that deep and rich musical palette to MA. He envelops us in beguiling synth colors and experimental instrumentation that embrace us with a warm sense of comfort and even fun before boiling over with menacing atmospheres that rip us out of our comfort zone and challenge our expectations. — Aaron Vehling, Vehlinggo.com
Featuring all new artwork by Sara Deck and pressed on 180 Gram Colored vinyl. Limited to 500 numbered copies. The album is available digitally on streaming platforms via Back Lot Music.
Featuring a driving, pulse-raising score by Erik Friedlander, and songs by King Harvest, A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, The Sweet Hurt, Tanis (and more) the THOROUGHBREDS soundtrack is as unique and spellbinding as the film itself. $25
Jed Palmer’s incredible score manages to be be moody, intricate, beautiful and brutal all at the same time. Its quieter moments feature echoes of BLADE RUNNER and TANGERINE DREAM and it is as comfortable being melancholic as it is being punishing and industrial in it’s more action-orientated cues. A stone-cold classic of 2018. $30