Belgian composer Jan Borré debuts his mood-setting synth score for horror film ‘Where The Skin Lies’ on Spun Out Of Control
London-based music label Spun Out Of Control welcomes young Belgian composer and musician Jan Borré to its ever-growing roster of emerging electronic artists and fledgling film score composers.
Jan’s impressive score for Brit/Belgian horror movie ‘Where The Skin Lies’ – which recently premiered at the FrightFest festival (see more at www.wheretheskinlies.com) – features moody layered synths and haunting recurring string and cello motifs… as well as an epic ballad dosed in electronica, which closes the film, plus an upbeat, 80s-style synth-pop number, which plays over the radio in one key scene.
Such diverse cues and assured songwriting mark Jan Borré out as a composer to watch: one who can work in effectively in different musical disciplines and genres… while the bedrock of the Where The Skin Lies soundtrack album remains identifiably dramatic and electronic in nature.
Presented as a limited run of cassettes divided between two tape shell colour choices that reference the film itself in ‘ink tattoo blue’ or ‘scalpel silver’, artwork is once again by label regular Eric Adrian Lee. All Spun Out Of Control cassettes include digital downloads.
Jan Borré on his score for ‘Where The Skin Lies’:
“Six people sharing a traumatic past and subsequent group therapy, reunited in a secluded house, where horrifying events occur, shattering their mutual trust: the film story demanded a dark and brooding musical score enhancing the atmosphere of infectious light-heartedness yet growing distrust. I crafted the first versions of the themes based on this scenario, trying to capture the changing moods. Arranging them later I opted for a combination of strings, percussion and synthesizers, interwoven with a gloomy cello solo. My aim was to make the score merge organically with the rhythm and dynamic of the images, rather than superimposing predominant themes.”