– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Stranger Things was a series that was revered for not only its fantastic story, but also for the soundtrack from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. Just as the show was one giant love letter of a pop culture era gone by, the soundtrack also paid similar homages.

Stranger Things had a memorable, synthesized score that fit the dark horror style, all while maintaining that sense of wonder we we can expect from kids who spend their days riding around on their bikes. For someone like me, it was the perfect score to have playing in the background while getting work done.

Of course, with Stranger Things 2 just one week away, we knew a new score would be on the way. Now, the soundtrack itself has made itself available on such services as iTunes and Spotify.

Speaking with Pitchfork, composers Dixon and Stein discussed what their approach was with this new soundtrack.

“In Season 2 we’re introducing new styles of composition, while still revisiting old themes when appropriate. We’ve created new elements that are necessary to support the story, but still want to remain true to the sound of Season 1.”

I’ve only listened to the first couple tracks so far, and not only does this carry the same DNA as the first one, but it also reminds me — whether intentionally or not — of the feel of video game soundtracks I played growing up.

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SOURCE: Pitchfork

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.