Freakout Records is proud to announce the release of "The 8th Passenger", an unofficial soundtrack to Ridley Scott's 1979 opus, ALIEN. Conceived and performed by Seattle electronic-maestros NEWAXEYES, the soundtrack takes its name from the Polish title of the original film.
The soundtrack will be released as a limited-edition run of double-cassettes, featuring the iconic image of Bolagi Badejo, the man inside the Alien suit.
Seattle quartet Newaxeyes takes a genre-agnostic approach to songcraft. Melding wide-ranging influences, the band fuses diverse samples, guitar squalls, and caustic beats to create pieces that refract the frenzied information-assault associated with our modern era. Their mercurial sound is tinged with the paranoia, volatility, and catharsis of the present.
At the beginning of 2015, Newaxeyes was approached by celebrated Seattle film arts organization Northwest Film Forum to perform an original live score to a film of their choosing as an installment of NWFF's Puget Soundtrack series. The band chose Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror masterwork ALIEN for the thematic and aesthetic resonances that they found between the film and their work. Relationships between human and machine, primal psychosexual associations, The Other, and the work of H. R. Giger were among the many elements of Alien that the band investigated and incorporated in their 2-hour score.
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