Patrick Melrose is the 2018 tv series to which Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) composed the music. “It was a challenge to work on the music because every episode has a different approach,” reveals the composer. Because of the different moods of the main character Patrick, Hauschka had the opportunity to try out a variety of musical styles. “The first episode, for example, is nearly a complete drug trip,” he explains, “so it’s full of speed and tempo” and “a lot of weird sounds.” The second episode, on the other hand, “plays mostly in France in the bourgeoisie house in the countryside” where Patrick grew up, “so there is much less tempo.” Hauschka was excited by the challenge for this soundtrack and created a fine and versatile record.
Nominated for 5 Emmy Awards, this five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn tracks Patrick from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain. At once harrowing and hilarious, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the troubled titular character.
The Patrick Melrose soundtrack is available as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl. The package includes an insert with pictures and credits.
Official website: http://www.sho.com/patrick-melrose