Tuesday 25 June 2024

Star Wars: The Acolyte soundtrack

Reaction to The Acolyte on Disney+ has been mixed.

One aspect of the latest Star Wars live-action spin-off series, mostly overlooked, is the stunning soundtrack by Michael Abels (Us).

Commenting on the score, Abels said “The instrumentation of the score is classic orchestral with 21st-century innovations. The multi-cultural percussion is live and virtual with heavy use of Taiko drums. Some of the wind instruments are also virtual, to achieve a sound that is of this world and beyond. Sonic textures and processed effects were incorporated to create terrifying musical moments, giving those sounds an organic quality, rather than electronic. Voices are a crucial element with a limited use of a large choir, but throughout the score, there is a featured group of diverse female voices representing the twins’ home planet and the culture in which they were raised.”

The Acolyte is set 100 years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Abels' score channels John Williams' music for the prequels.

Music from Star Wars: The Acolyte - Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-4) is available on Amazon Music (affiliate link), Apple Music, Spotify and other digital platforms.

Music from Star Wars: The Acolyte - Vol. 2 (Episodes 5-8) will be released on 19th July and will include the original song Power of Two performed by three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Monét and co-written by Monét, Oscar and Grammy-winning producer D'Mile and Abels.

Read the official synopsis:

"In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems..."

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

New episodes of The Acolyte premiere every Tuesday in the US and every Wednesday in the UK on Disney+.

Are you watching The Acolyte on Disney+? Let me know in the comments below.

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