Boomkat Product Review:
The long awaited special edition box set to Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s synth score to 1980s-set smash hit ‘Stranger Things season 1’.
"With its pillowy synth-pads and rich textures, the soundtrack seamlessly wanders through the 80s world of ‘Stranger Things’, breeding an unthreatening serenity with a gentle shift toward a darker mood. The score then plunges into a nightmare before the audience even have time to blink; a change pulled of with uncanny grace.
This soundtrack is instantly reminiscent of works by John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing), Tangerine Dream and Vangelis (Blade Runner), whilst also delving into the ambience of Aphex Twin and more modern composers such as Cliff Martinez (Drive, Solaris).
The box contents is as follows: Brand new 'Boys On Bikes' front cover artwork // printed inserts with liner notes written by the show's creators (The Duffer Brothers) and by soundtrack composers Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein // 2 x 11"×22" fold out posters (“Retro Montage” Vol. 1 & “Boys On Bikes” Vol. 2) // 10 4”×6” character cards (5 x Kids Vol. 1 & 5 x Adults Vol. 2) //Hand pressed 180g ‘Flashlight’ coloured vinyl (4 discs) // 425g extra-thick heavyweight gatefold sleeves // Housed in a deluxe heavyweight box with foil embossed ‘Stranger Things’ logo..."