Hannah Peel - The Midwich Cuckoos (Original Score) [Yellow Vinyl]


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Hannah Peel - The Midwich Cuckoos

Pressed on transparent yellow vinyl with beautiful bespoke vinyl artwork by Richard Stephenson. Comes with printed insert and download card.

The Midwich Cuckoos is based on the 1957 science fiction novel by John Wyndham, and tells the story of an English village where the women become mysteriously pregnant.

Hannah Peel‘s score is described as a unique and intricately produced soundscape, working in harmony with the sound design of Sky’s adaptation.

This incredible score won both the Ivor Novello Award and Music Producer's Guild Award!

With analogue synthesisers recreating the horror of the ‘Hive Mind’, tape manipulations, drones, woodwind and melodies echoing the song of the cuckoo bird, Peel creates a score that perfectly balances the organic instrumentations and melodies, juxtaposed with an increasingly dark electronic ‘invasion’.

Peel explains, “Creating the score was a constant endeavour to find the balance between darkness and light, fear and beauty. It was a very fine and intricate equilibrium between the normal sunlit logical world as we know it, and a subversive unfamiliar musical language.”


  1. Hive Mind
  2. Cuckoo
  3. Help Me
  4. Ward 300
  5. Hive Scream
  6. Seen
  7. Underground
  8. Midwich School
  9. Midwich Cuckoos
  10. The Blackout
  11. Awakenings
  12. Pregnant
  13. Scared
  14. The Keys
  15. If and When
  16. No Leaving
  17. Waking
  18. A Pattern
  19. Come Out
  20. It's Over

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