Very pleased to present my rework of Tyler Bates' score to the gorgeously shot revenge epic John Wick. Equal parts Tarantino and Carpenter, John Wick boasts an outstanding performance from Keanu Reeves and some of the most exquisite widescreen compositions i've seen in a film in years. The lighting is perfection, the camera work phenomenal; the film itself is a parade of relentless violence and destruction, human lives squandered in a bloody quest for vengeance, an attempt to fill a void left aching by the loss of two loved ones. Bates' score is composed of beautifully extended and droning synth tones, again evoking the spirit and aura of Carpenter. My rework plays off of those drones, creating a series of EP length ambient compositions that enhance both the dread and the beauty present in the work. These are some of my loveliest ambient pieces as of late, a perfect marriage of Hecker-esque blurgaze and Carpenter-influenced hyper-foreboding minimalism. The set also features and extended coda piece and four HNW pieces crafted from the soundtrack; they're fucking massive.
This is the stand-alone, regular version of the rework; a deluxe edition is also available. Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies. $30 ppd. in the United States, $46 rest of world.