Soundtrack Review: Mr. Robot Volume 3

Soundtrack Review: Mr. Robot Volume 3

Mr. Robot Volume 3 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Mr. Robot Volume 3 by Mac Quayle.

At a glance:

Geek Score: 87.5
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 25.8
Album Excellence: 39.1%

How are the scores calculated and what does it mean?

Mr. Robot is a 2015 American drama thriller television series created by Sam Esmail and starring Rami Malek, Christian Slater & Portia Doubleday. Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot’s task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running — and ruining — the world. The Volume 3 score is composed by Mac Quayle.

After two exciting volumes of Mr. Robot, we get a third. And I hear a fourth is on the way so there’s plenty to look forward to. Mr. Robot’s musical style impressed me when I watched the show and also on album so I expect the third volume to be an exciting listen. As usual, the cue names are extremely strange and interesting, usually something to do with computers and file names. It opens with ‘2.0 1-S4ve-The-W0rld.act’, a wonderful and surprisingly epic electronic theme that’s fit for a blockbuster. I can’t remember the music in the previous volumes to be so epic, and I don’t expect any of the other cues on the score to be even close to this and that’s fine. All I want is to hear more of Mr. Robot’s world which is so unique and interesting.

What’s so interesting about Mr. Robot’s world is not the fact that it’s cold and often minimalistic. What intrigues me is the variety of the music presented. Yes, they are similar in style, but in every cue there’s something unique like a certain instrument and it often trigger some emotions underneath. Quayle also like to use the occasional ochestral instrument and plays with mood and sometimes gives us something retro. I remember when watching Mr. Robot how 80s it sometimes sounded. Then I heard his score for Scream Queens in context and that had a cool 80s vibe to it as well. Pegged down? Not quite. He also did Feud and that has a completely different sound and mood to it. Make no mistake, Mac Quayle is an extremely talented composer and I’m glad he’s getting exposure and more importantly lots of releases like this one. So do check out all volumes of Mr. Robot when you get a chance for some unique, interesting and great compositions. Also, check out the awesome soundtrack cover that looks like a Sega Mega Drive/Genesis cartidge. Respect!

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. 2.0 1-S4ve-The-W0rld.act
2. 2.0 2-Fuxsocy.sln
4. 2.0 4-Control-1s-An-Illusion
6. 2.0 6-Madame3xecutioner.oga
9. 2.0 9-Unexpectedpresents
15. 2.2 3-Existence.opus
18. 2.3 1-Steel-V4lley.webm
20. 2.3 3-Fuckgutinstinct.act
21. 2.3 4-Midland-City.oga

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