Multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, programmer, and former member of alt-industrial band Nine Inch Nails, Charlie Clouser (the Saw film series, Resident Evil: Extinction) was tasked with scoring the 2015 M. Night Shyamalan-produced TV sci-fi thriller Wayward Pines, starring Matt Dillon. Incorporating items including waterphone, prepared piano, and metal objects into his tense orchestral soundscapes, the score gains intensity as the story unfolds, as major story points were intentionally withheld from Clouser until after he had submitted music for early episodes. Alternately quietly ominous and jarring, the music employs character and location motifs as well as indicating plot twists and action.
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AllMusic Review by Marcy Donelson