Review: The first audio release of the summer for Mr. Robot is out now and what you have is Mac Quayle’s musical interpretation of a journey into the subconscious mind of the shows protagonist.
As a rule. I’m not really a fan of synth music, which most of this soundtrack is. I find that it can be rather repetitive and can lack a little of the soul that you get from more organic types of music. Although that view has been changing a little of late, but for most part. I still prefer an orchestral score over synths. Just as I would prefer to use a Valve Amp when playing my Guitar over a solid state digital amp. That one won’t change.
But for a show like Mr. Robot, which centres on a hacker synths work.
Composer Mac Quayle has managed to use the synths to great effect in this score and I liked the use of some of the sound samples that are scattered throughout the score. Though we still get elements that can be kind of repetitive and somewhat uninteresting.
Quayle confesses to this being the strangest music he has ever written. I think that is an understatement, but not necessarily in a bad way.
The strange award though still goes to the ‘2001 Space Oddity’ soundtrack, which was weird ahead of its time. Mr. Robot’s soundtrack is pretty normal when compared to that, but it has to be said that it is perhaps amongst the strangest soundtracks created for a television property.
‘Mr. Robot Vol 3’ does include some beat driven electro tracks that admittedly are quite interesting and would probably have your Trance music lovers dancing around a fair bit.
Overall. I’m not a fan of this. It’s okay as far as Synth soundtracks go, but not being a fan of the genre the best compliment I can give is that its a well produced soundtrack, but its not one that I personally will be listening to again.
- Art Work8.0