OST by Dominik Scherrer with Natasha Khan out on September 4th!
Svart Records is proud to present the original soundtrack to the supernatural thriller series Requiem!
Debuted by BBC One in the UK and NETFLIX globally, psychological horror series Requiem became an instant hit, not least because of it’s haunting, spine-tingling score. Conjured by award-winning composers Dominik Scherrer (The Missing, Ripper Street & Marple), and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes, Requiem is an eerie landscape of sharp, scraping cello, soothing harps and tense string sections.
From the urban uncanny to folk horror, there is a distinct atmosphere in the fresh collaborative dynamic between the British-Swiss decorated grandmaster of unique television series soundtracks Scherrer, and the rising enigma of alt-pop, twice Mercury Music Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Khan. Of their alchemical and otherworldly creative chemistry, composer Dominik Scherrer recalls:
"Natasha Khan and I spent some weeks in my studio in Brick Lane, coming up with themes and recording outlandish vocals and terrifying sounds. There is a cheeky element to the show, as well as a genuinely scary one. Together with a pastoral spookiness of the cello and strings themes started to give Requiem its own unique atmosphere. We experimented with deviant playing techniques and unconventional recording approaches, to complete a moody air of retro horror and pastoral spook."
Available for the first time on CD and LP, this highly celebrated “spooksome” score harkens back to the 1970s lo-fi soundtracks from BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop or 1970s horror soundtracks. Winning an Ivor Novello award for the “Best TV Soundtrack” in 2019, Requiem is a one of a kind treasure, now rightfully preserved and beautifully presented on lush vinyl and CD format by Svart Records.
About Dominik Scherrer:
Dominik is a British-Swiss composer, mostly known for his award-winning music for Ripper Street, Marple & BBC's The Missing, who works from his studio in Spitalfields, London.
Dominik’s credits further include Alina Marazzi’s Tutto Parla Di Te (All About You), Scenes of a Sexual Nature starring Ewan McGregor and Hugh Bonneville, Alice Through The Looking Glass starring Kate Beckinsale, and Appetite starring Ute Lemper, for whom he also wrote the title song, which reached No. 2 on the UK classical charts.
Dominik has his own avant-garde disco & video art duo, and composes performance music for the theatre. He also produces sound design and composition for fine art installations, most notably for artist Suki Chan. As composer/director, he has a new film-opera in development. It follows his kinetic opera for screen ‘Hell For Leather’, which premiered at Sundance and went on to win him 10 awards.
About Natasha Khan:
Known professionally as Bat for Lashes, Natasha Khan is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has released five studio albums, Fur and Gold (2006), Two Suns (2009), The Haunted Man (2012), The Bride (2016), and Lost Girls (2019), receiving Mercury Prize nominations for Fur and Gold, Two Suns and The Bride. Two Suns debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart, and has been certified gold by the BPI for sales of 100,000 copies. The first single from the album, "Daniel", became Khan's first hit, peaking at number thirty-six on the UK Singles Chart; it later won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song and was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year.