Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Before filming began, Stacey (Gregg, director), sent me some reference images for the film: abandoned car parks and empty playgrounds against grey skies, things like that.
It set my imagination on fire, exploring the sound of this ghostly world”
- Adam Janota Bzowski
Rich in atonal textures and haunting motifs, the score provides a bed of unease against the film’s stark images and unanswered questions.
Enlisting the help of violinist Dr. Victoria Bernath, Janota Bzowski forged a palette of abstract noises and sketches, later manipulated with guitar pedals and a 90’s tape machine. Set against the dense fog of woodwind arrangements, the score's heady, off-kilter sound builds in tension to match the story's mounting dread.
" Early points of discussion with Adam were around entropy and the uncanny… from the outset it felt like Adam and I were sharing a brain"
- Stacey Gregg (director)
"adds to the creeping dread"
UK Cinematic release -
18th February, 2022
Digital only release on all major streaming platforms
Released 17th February 2023
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri @ Black Knoll Studio
Violin by Dr. Victoria Bernath
Director: Stacey Gregg
Producer: Rooks Nest
Writer: Stacey Gregg
dam Janota Bzowski is a fearless composer with an innovative and deeply complex textural sound world. Most recently, Adam has scored Out of Darkness directed by Andrew Cumming, Neil Burger’s The Marsh King’s Daughter ,‘Loch Henry’ for the latest season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Femme directed by Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping and Animal starring Rory Kinnear and Sam Claflin.
His first feature length score for A24’s BAFTA nominated film Saint Maud won him Best Original Music at the 2020 Gérardmer Fantasticarts Film Festival and a Best Music nomination at the 2019 BIFAs. Marrying both music and sound design, his use of groaning synths and mangled percussion is sinister, claustrophobic, unrelenting, and laid the foundations of a composer who is unafraid to push musical boundaries.
As a child he was known for his fondness of the intermittent static in between radio stations, an interest that would later see him study Sound Art at University of Brighton. Whilst living in a disused biscuit factory on the English coast, Adam became involved in the ambient music scene, using an old 4-track tape recorder and guitar pedals to make compositions, a method he continues to use today.
Adam is a London based composer.
Sophie De Mon