Halt and Catch Fire was a show that completely embraced change, filled with vibrant and fully realized characters who gave themselves up to the fires of creation and progress and reinvention… -Joshua Rivera, GQ
We aren’t the only ones who did not want “Halt And Catch Fire” to end! The AMC series, which aired the finale a week ago, features score by Paul Haslinger, who knows a thing or two about music of the PC era (he is a former member of pioneering electronic music band Tangerine Dream). In an interview with Consequence of Sound’s Michael Roffman, who calls the score “exceptional”, Paul revealed that his work on the series began almost exactly 30 years after his stint with the band. “This album is the closest to an actual release of electronic music that I’ve come to since leaving TD in 1990. I’ve had a lot of fun making it, hope you enjoy it!”
Music played a significant role throughout the series, and period-correct songs placed throughout, moving from the ’80s to the ’90s (thanks to genius Music Supervisor Thomas Golubiç) were some of the highlights. In fact, the scene featuring Cameron and Joe dancing to the Pixies’ “Velouria” (episode 309) was called one of the “10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2016” by Vulture.
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Re-watch and relive the series from beginning to at least Season 3 now on Netflix. Season 4 is available now on AMC online (login required), the AMC app, and iTunes (download here). Then, tell us what is your favorite moment of “Halt And Catch Fire”?
The songs that you love from AMC’s hit TV series, Halt And Catch Fire, will be released digitally on August 18 on Lakeshore Records! See the track list below and stay tuned for more details. The series is music supervised by GRAMMY® Nominee Thomas Golubić and Yvette Metoyer, who this year share a Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards Nomination for Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama for Halt And Catch Fire!
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Halt And Catch Fire Season 4 premieres Saturday, August 19 at 9/8c on AMC.
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Lanre Bakare of The Guardian joins NTS in Los Angeles for an hour, featuring his music picks for the show which include Paul Haslinger’s “MacMillan Utility” (skip to 51:09 if you wish) — a track from the score to Halt And Catch Fire, the AMC hit series. See the track list below.
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THE ZARA’S – TELSTAR
BOBBY BROWN – HAWAII NEI I’LL MISS YOU
SPOONER OLDHAM – JULIE BROWN’S FOREST
MICKEY YOUNGS – WALKING FOR PLEASURE
HUERCO S. – CUBIST CAMOUFLAGE
MAXIMILLION DUNBAR – FOR MOZY
BANANAS – C (LIVE)
CHILLY GONZALES – FIVE SPOT
DELIA GONZALEZ – IN REMEMBRANCE
MUTABARUKA – SAY
MORENA Y CLARA – YA NO TE GUARDO RENCOR
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH – DARK STAR
NIKKI GIOVANNI – EGO TRIPPIN
SHABAZZ PALACES – MOON WHIP QUAZ
PATRICK COWLEY – GOIN’ HOME
ALVA NOTO + RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, BRYCE DESSNER – IMAGINING BUFFALO
ACTRESS – FALLING RIZLAS
PAUL HASLINGER – MACMILLAN UTILITY
A SAVAGE – INDIAN STYLE
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – NO GOOD
There is a great deal of incentive to purchase this work on vinyl, though. One major reason: it just sounds so damn good, a cut above, custom-tailored for the audiophile. – Atkinson, Soundlab
Paul Haslinger’s critically-acclaimed score to AMC’s wildly popular PC-era series, “Halt And Catch Fire”, is now available on LP via our friends and partners at Fire Records! Claiming a place on multiple “Best Of” TV score lists in 2016, Paul’s synth-heavy score has been pressed and immortalized on vinyl — read more about why Soundlab thinks audiophiles shouldn’t miss out!
Soundtrack Available Now: [Order Black Vinyl][Download/Stream][Buy CD]
AMC presents HALT AND CATCH FIRE, returning in 2017. Catch up on all three seasons at Netflix. The Final Season begins August 19 on AMC.
“Halt and Catch Fire” has a big, romantic heart at its center, and that combination of tenderness and technological exultation means that it’s one of a kind. – Maureen Ryan, Variety
Electronic music pioneer Paul Haslinger couldn’t be more perfect for his role as series composer of the hit AMC series, “Halt And Catch Fire.” In its third season, the drama starring Lee Pace (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Mackenzie Davis (“Black Mirror: San Junipero”), Kerry Bishe (Argo) and Toby Huss (Cowboys & Aliens) is the ensemble cast that really makes the series watchable, while Paul’s score keeps viewers in the mood and the moments. Thrown into the mix are ’80s fashion, vintage computer gear and all the fine details that really captures the fictionalized dawn of personal computing and the Internet.
Halt And Catch Fire (Original Television Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records: [DL][CD]
AMC presents HALT AND CATCH FIRE, returning in 2017. Catch up on Netflix (Season 1-2) and on iTunes (Season 3).