The first of two volumes of music from the second season of the EMMY®, Golden Globe®, and Peabody Award-Winning USA Network series MR. ROBOT.
Volumes 3&4 feature the original score by composer Mac Quayle (FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, AMERICAN HORROR STORY), who won the Emmy for his music in MR. ROBOT Season 1. Later this year, Invada Records, in partnership with Lakeshore Records, will release a special LP package.
"If the first season of MR. ROBOT took us into Elliot’s mind, the second season drew us deeper into his subconscious.” Said Composer Mac Quayle. “As we learned, it’s pretty dark in there and so naturally the music followed suit. Darker, weirder, more dissonant, more paranoid.”
From Universal Cable Productions, MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. The series also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström. Season 2 picks up 30 days after the now infamous fsociety 5/9 hack on multi-national company Evil Corp and explored the consequences of that attack as well as the illusion of control. Season 3 will premiere in October 2017.
“It’s quite possibly some of the strangest music I’ve ever written,” said Quayle. “I brought Elliot’s theme back from season one but in a much more subtle and obscure form. In addition, I expanded the electronic instrument palette with the use of orchestral style strings to add another layer of emotion to certain scenes. To round out the sound I created some beat-driven electro tracks that had me jumping around the studio during the composing process,” concluded Quayle. “Once it was all done, it became clear to me that the Mr. Robot rabbit hole goes way deeper than I ever imagined.”
released October 19, 2017
Music Composed, Produced, and Mixed by Mac Quayle
Additional Music by Julian Scherle and Michael Tuller
Studio Assistance by Rendra Zawawi
My wife Cat, daughter Vivienne and son Oliver, Mom and Dad, Sam Esmail, Ryan Murphy, Adam Penn, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ben Zales, Todd Nenninger, Tom Virtue, Alicen Schneider & NBCUniversal, Brian McNelis & Lakeshore Records, Randy Gerston & Fortress Talent Management, Jana Davidoff & Impact24 PR
Music Executive for NBCUniversal Television: Alicen Schneider
Music Business Affairs for NBCUniversal Television: Markus Erren Pardiñas
Executive Album Producers for Lakeshore Records: Skip Williamson and Brian McNelis
Director of A&R: Eric Craig
Art Director, Artwork and Design: John Bergin
16bit Character Illustrations by Emma Bergin
Mastered by John Rodd at Clearstory Sound
Special Thanks: Lynn Hobensack and Don Smith