OUT OF DARKNESS
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
" I wanted it to sound like a musical odyssey, long buried in the earth and uncovered by magic ritual"
- Adam Janota Bzowski
With nerve-shredding drones and bone-crushing percussion, Adam Janota Bzowski’s score pounds underneath the desolate wastelands on screen. Forgoing any modern instrumentation, Janota Bzowski sought the help of Australian musician Colin Offord and Cambridge lecturer and paleolithic instrument specialist Barnaby Brown to bring a unique, authentic timbre to the film's musical palette.
" Before principal photography, I was fortunate enough to be invited on location in Gairloch, Scotland. The sheer scale of the terrain and its foreboding energy immensely influenced the score; I wrote some of the themes right there and then at the foot of the ancient mountains."
- Adam Janota Bzowski
Ranging from war-like klaxons to gentle whistling melodies, the score employs a macabre assortment of instruments, from giant conches and animal-skin drums, to flutes made of vulture wing bones, and sheep skull percussion.
"a dread-drenched score"
"drones and groans in all the right places"
We Have No Choice
USA Cinematic release -
9th February 2024
UK Cinematic release -
Digital only release on all major streaming platforms
Released 9th February 2024
Nominated for 2022 BIFA Best Original Score
Bone flute performed by Barnaby Brown
Conch and Kudu Horn performed by Colin Offord
Mastered by Anders Peterson
Additional mixing on track 24 by Mark Owens
Director: Andrew Cummings
Producer: Oliver Kassman
Writer: Ruth Greenberg
Distribution: Bleeker Street / Signature Entertainment
Adam 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