Murder By Death scores science fiction novel

Posted September 11th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Science Fiction and Horror author Jeff Vandermeer asked Murder By Death to write the soundtrack that will accompany the limited edition release of his book entitled Finch.  It’s an instrumental score that was inspired specifically by scenes from the book. According to the band, the story is akin to Bladerunner but “with spore-faced bad guys.” The band holed up in the studio for five days in its hometown Bloomington, Indiana and came out with a completed album. The recording details from murderbydeath.com:

“We have used a lot of crazy techniques that we have never tried before on this record.  Our old pianist Vincent Edwards lent his hand(s) at the piano, organs, and Rhodes. Each song is attempting to recreate a scene or mood from the book- the release shows the page numbers in the book that correspond to each track on the CD. We are putting this out on our label Tent Show records. Each copy will come with a download code. Downloads will also be available for purchase as of Oct 7, 2009.”

To preorder the book go here and for the album here.

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