Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Butterfly: Original Series Soundtrack

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Grammy nominated ‘Stranger Things’ composers and S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein return to score three part British drama ‘Butterfly’.

Housed in a heavyweight spined sleeve and pressed on 180g black vinyl with digital download card included.

“We had just come off our first project that had established us as these retrosynth/80s producers, and we wanted to do something that helped get us out of that box,” Dixon and Stein said in a press release. “Obviously there are still synths being used, and coincidentally some of them are from the 80s, but hopefully this score won’t be received as such.”

The music to ‘Butterfly’ sustains Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s proclivity for locating humanism in their electronics. The signals they send have some sort of uncanny correlation with core feelings. More uncanny is their tonal grasp of what it is to be young and curious.

‘Butterfly’ is the story of 11-year-old Max who identifies as a girl and wants to live her life as Maxine. Her estranged parents Vicky and Stephen attempt to work out how best to cope with and support this huge life decision.

LP includes digital download code.


Barry says: AARGH. I always loved the throbbing synths and intense atmospheres in Dixon & Stein's work under their own names (soundtracking Stranger Things for example), and as 'Survive', but this soundtrack takes all of that oscillator knowledge and inject it with a healthy dose of hazy 80's reverie (despite their insistence to the contrary), all saturation and arps. Completely on-board.


Blue Eyes
Taking In Lodgers
Just Make Up Your Mind
I Don't Know How Happy I Am Anymore
School Troubles
Introducing Maxine
Cut Wrists
Tickle Gods
Dress Up
Maxine's Groove
Making The Choice
What Was The Point Of Me?
Dancing With The Girls
A Long Way To Go

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