Barrow and Salisbury have previously worked on the soundtrack for 'Ex Machina'
Black Mirror season three has premiered on Netflix today (October 21), with Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury providing the soundtrack for the fifth episode.
The Black Mirror episode is titled ‘Men Against the Fire’ with Barrow and Salisbury bringing in experimental cello from Koenraad Ecker and strings from The Bristol Ensemble for the soundtrack.
The soundtrack is streaming in full on bandcamp via Barrow’s record label Invada. You can hear it below.
The ‘Men Against Fire’ episode is described as a military tragedy set in a futuristic world overrun by ‘roaches’.
Malachi Kirby plays solider Stripe in the episode. He said, “Stripe is fighting these ‘roaches’, which are disgusting. They’re weirdly human, but there’s something terrifying about them. The scary thing is when Stripe realises that the world he’s been living in is not what it seems. He ends up quite alone, with no one to trust.”
The lesson for the ‘Men Against the Fire’ episode is described as “soldiers can be easily manipulated.”
Today (October 21) marks the first time that the show has not been shown on Channel 4.
As BBC News reports, Brooker is already recruiting names for the fourth season, which will air around this time next year. The writer took to his Twitter account yesterday (October 20) to confirm a Variety article that reported that Foster would direct an episode that will also star Rosemarie DeWitt – who is set to make an appearance in an episode of the upcoming third season of the show.