Orphan Black: Original Television Soundtrack - Various Artists on LP
Varèse Sarabande will release the Original Television Soundtrack from Temple Street Production's hit series Orphan Black, on vinyl for the first time. “Throughout the creation of the show, music has helped us paint each clone into a distinct, layered world,” described show co-creator and executive producer Graeme Manson. “I always write with music playing, and procrastinate by keeping extensive character playlists. These were shared with Tatiana, who also uses playlists to find the particular grooves of her clones.”
Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is a streetwise outsider, currently on the run from a bad relationship and painfully separated from her own daughter. When an eerily lookalike stranger commits a shocking suicide right in front of her, Sarah sees a potential solution to all her problems by assuming the dead woman’s identity and clearing out her bank account. But instead, she stumbles headlong into a kaleidoscopic thriller mystery, and soon uncovers an earth-shattering secret: she is a clone. As Sarah searches for answers, she soon learns there are more like her out there, genetically identical individuals, nurtured in wildly different circumstances. And someone is trying to kill them off, one by one.
Manson continued, “Of our British Invasion characters, Sarah and Mrs. S provided two generations of punk aesthetic, while Felix brought heavy eyeliner and a New Romanic flavour. Cosima's dubsteppy electronica grew organically from an imagined ravey West Coast past.”
The soundtrack album includes songs like Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch,” famously lip-synched to by soccer-mom Alison who is generally represented by '90s pop, Daniel Romano’s “When I Was Abroad,” which plays when Helena breaks someone’s finger in the bar, Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” played when Felix prepares for his date with the morgue-worker, and of course the “Theme From Orphan Black” by Two Fingers.