Music for Total Recall

Presumed to have either disbanded, been extradited back to Wales or been killed in freak a gardening accident, we have thankfully succumbed to none of the former. We have in fact been busier than ever have been finishing off a score for a major computer game (more details to follow very shortly) and have been asked by the irrepressible Harry Gregson-Williams to work on the score for the gargantuan summer release, Total Recall.

Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

The film is due for general release on the 3rd of August 2012.

15 Comments (leave a comment)

  1. Please let the major computer game be an updated version of Kinetica!

    Can’t wait to see this movie even more now that I know you guys are doing the score. Love it.

  2. @Nate: That major computer game is Ghost Recon: Future Soldier ;)

    As for working on the remake of Total Recall. Fine enough, good to see you help on more movie scores. Just a shame it’s on a useless remake of a film that’s a classic to begin with. This could be good though, so let’s wait and see.

  3. This sounds incredibly, INCREDIBLY good chaps. I expect to hear some filthy club remixes ;) Big love.

  4. Whe are you guys coming to Canada???

  5. Wow, so you really ARE still alive ;)

    As for the game soundtracks, funny thing. I don’t know if you’re aware but finished symphony was a background music in the best level in game called SSX. Combination of this level specific feeling and your music made it totally awesome experience. It made me check out your discography which inevitably led to love for breakbeat and electronic music as a genre. I started going to festivals, met fantastic people most of which are still my friends. So yes – one of your tracks, hidden at the very end of a videogame changed my life a LOT. Thank you for that.

    Btw. check out some comments on youtube related to Finished Symphony – there are sooo many people that discovered Hybrid through this game.

  6. come on mike and chis

  7. Oh my leonard, you guys are unbelievablely awesome. As a big gamer (and games developer), I thoroughly approve of the move onto games! Got into you recently after listening to the instrumental ‘Disappear Here’ album on spotify. I bought the record and have since been loving it.

    Someone mentioned in a comment above, that you did Finished Symphony for SSX. I had no idea. That comment above, perfectly encapsulated my feeling for the track (this is sounding lamer by the minute), and to this day still makes me think about how important music is in our games.

    So thanks, big big thanks, for creating awesome music. Want to see you tour now!

  8. You guys are awesome…
    Wow.. I never knew that some guys were making new version of ‘Total Recall’ for 2012 release. The original movie came out in 1995. It’s been long years since then..
    I think it’s really right fit for your music style since it’s very much sci-fi….

  9. If only Harry Gregson-Williams and Hybrid were left making music in the world I’d be pretty happy.

  10. Okay will you guys get out of the studio and pop down the pub for a pint ;)
    Now that my son lives in Swansea and we take food parcels down to him ;) (bloody starving student lol )
    I spend most of my time hoping to bump into you guys in a pub so I can buy you a drink for all the awesome music you have made .. :)

  11. If only Harry Gregson-Williams and Hybrid were left making music in the world I’d be pretty happy.
    Posted by David Homer on April 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    If only the bootleg music made by Harry Gregson-Williams and Hybrid was actually left for us, then I’d be happy. LOL!

  12. Best soundtrack composers in the world (equal favorite with hans zimmer who i started loving since batman 1). Love your work…. Never stop! It will always bring a smile to my face when i dont read what you are up to then I recognize your music during a movie (last happened during cowboys and aliens). Although, more and more I am reading about your exploits and then I look forward to your music as much as the movie itself… true legendary status. Cheers from Australia.

  13. Hybrid is big. A discrography of over 700 tracks all which are above avg to spectecular (though most not available at retail) expanding over 17 years. I don’t think they ever released a ‘bad’ trackl. Their DJ sets are classics. Hybrid’s live performances both DJ Sets and as a rock group are never to be missed even if it involves a 3 hour road trip. Yet, I am surprised not more popular American arrtists like Ferrell use them as mixers. Madonna sure could have used them on her latest album to pump some life in those flat tracks. Yes, American commercial radio has yet to discover them. That is why American Radio sucks. At least Hollywood and Harry Gregson-Williams have recognized their god-given talents by using their skills in $100 million flicks such as Unstoppable, Wolverine, Namia, Prince of Persia, Fast Five, Pelham 123, Cowboys and Aliens, which have combined grosssed over 1 billion dollars and have been seen and heard by over 60,000,000 Americans. They don’t know it, but most Americans have heard Hybrid sound system music but just not on commerical radio. But that day is coming.

  14. I tweeted a link to this, so please come to Canada!

  15. You guys still remain to be one of my favourite progressive dance acts, you will be perfect for Total Recall and it will give you the international limelight that you deserve!

    If you need any help with photography, just let me know :

    Cheers & Good Luck!

    Liam Joseph

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