Blanck Mass Releases Soundtrack ‘The Rig’
Blanck Mass, is the project of composer Benjamin J Power. Today, the artist has released music from original series The Rig today, with the vinyl edition due out in spring 2023.
Talking about The Rig, Power explains, “With The Rig being the first TV show I have scored, I feel lucky to have worked with the team behind the show on a score which to my mind is my most concise and unified palette-wise in recent memory.” before going on to say “The setting of the physical oil rig presented a very specific visual and sonic identity for me. The creaks and groans of the giant metal sculpture and how it is in a constant battle with the nature fed itself into the scoring process. This score is perhaps my most elemental to date and it was a joy to work on.”
When the crew of the North Sea stationed Kinloch Bravo oil rig is due to return to the mainland, a mysterious fog rolls in and cuts off communication with the outside world. The crew are then driven to the limits of their endurance and loyalties are forced into a confrontation with forces beyond their imagination.
Blank Mass, whose recent scores have included Calm with Horses (2021), Ted K (2022) and Gazza (2022), has imbued the music for the series with a claustrophobic sense of unfolding horror, at times the electronic score feels like it’s being performed on The Rig, with clanging percussion driving the tension.
Pre-order The Rig by Blanck Mass HERE
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