BMX Bandits - Music for the film "Dreaded Light" LP

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"If I could be in any other band, it would be BMX Bandits," Kurt Cobain allegedly said. The BMX Bandits have been around in varying formations since 1986 and come from great Scottish guitar pop lineage. With Duglas T. Stewart as the focal point, the band has been releasing great indie pop albums irregularly since 1989.

"... In between live images of the moon mission and reports the BBC were screening episodes of The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe starring Robert Hoffmann, a 1965 serialized telling of the classic tale of a man lost so far from home, it felt an appropriate choice of program. The series was a French German production and for the BBC to broadcast it Hoffmann's dialogue had to be replaced in English. To do this they didn't have the option to just replace the voice and keep the original music and sound effects, everything had to be replaced. A new haunting soundtrack was produced by Gian Piero Reverberi and Robert Mellin . . . It was a starting point in setting an aesthetic that runs through so much that I love in music and also in a lot of what I have done. Since then, music composed/created for film and television has been a major passion and pleasure in my life and I always wanted to have an opportunity to work in this field. Mark MacNicol, Dreaded Light's writer and director approached me through a mutual friend to see if I would be interested in supplying original music for his debut film. At that point it became about both of us making a leap of faith, deciding that we trusted each other. I knew I needed a collaborator to help bring my ideas and themes to life and to bring interesting and to also bring sympathetic ideas of their own to the project. And so, I asked Andrew Pattie to work with me on the soundtrack. Andrew can play a lot of instruments well, is a great singer and has natural musicality. We loved and connected with the emotional content in the story and we found our first musical theme quite quickly. It was a reaction to imagining an opening titles sequence that would set a mood and tone for everything that would follow. This theme mutates and resurfaces at various points throughout the film. After that we found other themes that we connected to the emotions and physicality of the central characters. As well as the instrumental themes you will find two songs on this album..." --Duglas T Stewart, Summer 2022

Track List:

  • Theme From Dreaded Light
  • Mysterious Nurse
  • Shutting Out The Light
  • Urination Jazz
  • I Heard A Baby Crying
  • Early One Morning (What's Wrong With You)
  • Kettle O' Worms
  • Night Riding
  • Love Theme
  • Long Forgotten Summers
  • Smorgans
  • Early One Morning (Reprise)
  • Duncan's Theme
  • Family Values
  • SAT NAVs And Drugs
  • A Dark Figure
  • Twist The Knife
  • New Revelations
  • Discovering Duncan
  • Thrilling
  • Spinning Through Time