Boomkat Product Review:
The original score to ‘Devs’ by Ben Salisbury, The Insects and Geoff Barrow.
"Ben Salisbury says, “As with all of Alex’s projects, we started working on ideas for the music after reading the scripts, and as well as being blown away by the material, we knew the music would need to reflect the strong religious thread that runs through story, and that we would need a number of developing themes that had a warped devotional vibe to them. But the music also needed to work with the thriller and tension side of things and the moments of outright horror, as well as sitting alongside the sheer beauty and scale of the amazing cinematography and set design. Crucially, the score also had to reflect and emphasise the human and emotional aspects of a story that is ultimately about grief and love.”
Ben Salisbury is an Emmy-nominated and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer with over 100 film and television composing credits, including ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Annihilation’, ‘Hanna’, ‘Luce’, ‘Free Fire’ and Beyoncé Knowles’ self-directed documentary feature ‘Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream’. Barrow, known for his extensive body of work as a music producer and founding member of the band Portishead, began his film and music career as the music supervisor and original score writer for graffiti artist Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’. The Insects are Emmy-winning composers Bob Locke and Tim Norfolk. In addition to their most recent collaboration with Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow for FX’s ‘Devs’, they have written scores for numerous feature films and televisions dramas while also writing and producing for Massive Attack, Tricky, Alison Moyet and Goldfrapp. The also contributed to Kanye West’s album ‘The Life of Pablo’"