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Radiohead’s Selway Surrounded by Soundtrack Work

Studio bulks out monitoring to accommodate horror film project.

London, UK (June 4, 2018)—When not hitting the skins for Radiohead, drummer Philip Selway is perpetually at work on outside projects, the latest of which is the soundtrack for the upcoming moody vampire tale, Carmilla.

Much of the work has taken place in Oxford, England at Evolution Studios; studio owner Nicholas Moorbath commented, “Philip and I have worked together in the past, so I was delighted when he brought his latest film project to Evolution.”

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Directed by Emily Harris , the film is an atmospheric coming-of-age love story, inspired by Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu’s Victorian Gothic vampire novel of the same name.

The film’s production company, Altitude Film Entertainment, describes it thusly: “15-year-old Lara lives with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, in total isolation and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl into the family home to recuperate, Lara is enchanted by the eponymous Carmilla.”

To capture the right vibe, Selway recorded himself and others, Moorbath reported: “He is an incredibly talented composer and multi-instrumentalist, and we had great fun recording the Elysium string quartet, the celloist Laura Moody and various other instruments that Philip played. The score is very complex and interesting and the whole film is fantastic, with exquisite cinematography.”

In order to accommodate the project, Moorbath expanded his stereo PMC twotwo.8 active reference monitor system to 5.1. “I was very grateful to PMC who agreed to lend me the additional monitors I needed to complete this project,” Moorbath says. “I am now extending Evolution and by the end of this year I will have a permanent surround mix suite that will, of course, be equipped with twotwo8s.

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“I first came across PMC twotwo monitors during a Pro7ect annual songwriting retreat in Brighton, which PMC was sponsoring. They had equipped Pro7ect’s pop-up studios at Hotel Pelirocco with twotwo monitors and I was really impressed by their clarity and accuracy. That experience led me to order a pair of the flagship twotwo.8s for Evolution, which I chose for their smoothness and power.”