Fans of 80s adventure movies are going mad for the new Netflix original series Stranger Things, starring Winona Ryder. The show tells the story of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), a twelve-year-old boy who disappears after playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends one night.
The acting by Ryder and Schnapp, combined with spooky and effective production by the Duffer brothers, has made the series a serious contender at next years’ awards ceremonies. But one aspect that has fans of the show stumbling over themselves to know more about is the soundtrack, composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.
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Neither Dixon nor Stein have anything other than Stranger Things credited on their IMDb accounts, adding to the intrigue surrounding their work. But it turns out they’ve been creating techy atmosphere music for a few years now, as part of the experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E.
Founded in Austin in 2008, the band recently signed with Relapse Records, following years of releasing their music onto Bandcamp. A photographic feature on the band reveals a living room surrounded on all sides by KORG towers and potted plants. You can download the entire S U R V I V E discography on Bandcamp, including their self-titled debut, released on Mannequin records.