Later this year, UK-based trailer music production company Evolving Sound will release their new album Dystopia, full of “tense, unnerving and sinister cues, that fuse dystopic live strings and brass, mangled solo instruments, and abrasive sound design, to deliver profoundly dark, moody and powerful trailer-scores, carefully designed for theatrical promotion,” as they told us. What’s special about the release is that it doesn’t solely rely on sound-design, instead Evolving Sound “wanted the album to be built primarily around menacing tonal ideas – shuddering brass and string bends, grating clusters, dissonant spiccatos, mutilated solo violin recorded, processed and resampled.” Thus custom “dark brass” and dark string” ensembles from the Budapest Symphony Orchestra were recorded to go beyond the sounds of sample libraries.

Listen to a first preview of Dystopia below:

Dystopia Teaser 1 HD

The result is a set of tracks which stalk ominously around the edges of horror, into dark action and drama, adult fairy-tales and tense, sinister thriller territory, showcasing a distinct blend of minimalist orchestral arrangements and signature sounds, hauntingly blended with grating sound-design. This ambitiously austere album features 9 of the industry’s best composers, some of Europe’s leading orchestral players, and suitably unnerving, custom artwork by ‘dark artist’ Jarek Kubicki.

Dystopia will be released to industry clients only, via direct download and the Evolving Sound client site on Source Audio – visit or contact [email protected] for access. It will be available on general release later in the year.

Dystopia is the boutique UK trailer label’s 7th album since their launch 8 months ago. Latest placements include the new trailer for the forthcoming Jennifer Lawrence movie ‘Red Sparrow’, and game promos for Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’.

Watch the official Red Sparrow trailer featuring Evolve Sound’s music below:

Red Sparrow | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Posted by Peter F. Ebbinghaus

Based in Berlin, Germany. Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief. Music Producer at Eon Sounds Productions. Founder of Composers for Relief. Keeps Moving.

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