Soundtrack

Watch: Bloody Tourists. Score by Tristellar Music

A tourist couple drives into the open English countryside. The landscape is beautiful, the road is empty and peaceful. They pull over in the woods, grab their cameras and take some playful shots. One of them looks at his watch and they head off into the woods…

That’s the set up to Bloody Tourists, a thrilling 4 ½ minute microshort, our first film released with Cue Pictures. Check out the film below. 

 

Cue Pictures is the production company run by award-winning filmmaker Louise C Galizia. She is currently a few months into a highly ambitious project of releasing one short film a month and Tristellar has come along for the ride.

Hope you enjoyed this film. Stay tuned for more films and updates as this project and collaboration progresses.

Out Now – Loose Ends by Tristellar

Last month we were pleased to announce our first film, and hinted that there might be something more coming. We can now announce that we are also making our first commercial music release. Loose Ends – the credit track from the film of the same name – is now available for purchase in all your favourite stores, and to stream on services like Spotify (for links see below). The full film itself was released, for free, on YouTube on 1 December. Watch it here

The credits music is a re-working of the track you first hear in the conversation between the two main characters around 2 mins 30 seconds in. It’s a tense mix of dark, minor harmonies and electronic textures. Because we were working with such inherently ‘heavy’ sounds, we had to keep the mix quite sparse and detached in order to allow the audience to hear the dialogue, especially Indigo Cider and his gravelly voice. But for the purposes of the credits and this release we were able to add some more rhythmic elements, which make it gel and sound more musical, while still retaining the brooding intensity of the original track. We hope you enjoy it and add it to your playlists!

 

You can buy the track from all your favourite music sellers and streaming services, including:

Amazon

iTunes

Spotify

If the links do not work (which might happen if you are accessing from outside the UK) then we’ve found that a search for “Tristellar” on those services is the quickest way to find us.

Tristellar scores first short film – Loose Ends

In Loose Ends, a new short thriller by Aidan Egan Tranter, a man comes out of the darkness. But what is he after? Revenge? Resolution?

It was a real thrill to work on Loose Ends. The film is dark, moody and very stylish, we knew we wanted to work from it from the moment we saw the opening scene. To make things even better, Aidan had a great vision of how the movie should look and sound. It’s always a pleasure to work with directors who have a good ear.

The film was also a great opportunity to stretch our musical style. It called for heavy and brooding electro-orchestral music in the style of Dave Porter (Breaking Bad) and Jeff Beale (House of Cards, Blackfish). This made it the perfect debut project for Tristellar Music. The main track, “Can’t have loose ends”, underscores an extremely intense conversation in a key scene. Tristan’s string chords and dark harmonies are interspersed with beats, pads and sound design from Ellakova. It was a great challenge to find just the right emotional notes to hit while also keeping out of the way of the excellent performances of Will Brettle and the fantastically named Indigo Cider.

Loose Ends was released on YouTube on 1 December 2017. You can see it below.

 

We hope you enjoy it.