Westworld soundtrack: Listen to the haunting chamber music version of Radiohead’s ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’ from that emotional Maeve scene

The show has also reworked Coldplay and The Rolling Stones

Christopher Hooton@christophhooton
Wednesday 30 November 2016 17:22

HBO’s Westworld has been reworking well-known songs for its soundtrack, a fitting move as the ‘familiar and yet unfamiliar’ vibe to the covers mirrors our uncanny reaction to the park’s hosts.

They’ve used The Rolling Stones, The Animals and Coldplay to dramatic effect in the first season, but it’s the use of Radiohead’s ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’ that stands out.

The final track of Kid A got a classical version for a string quartet, making it all the more wounding and crucially scoring perhaps the season’s most emotionally intense scene.

Maeve was given a tour of the Delos facility by reluctant guide Felix, witnessing bison being artificially created and becoming fully aware in one horrifying, fell swoop that she is a robot built for the enjoyment of humans.

There aren’t any formal plans for the release of the soundtrack yet, but it’s likely it will get one given how popular Stranger Things’ was.

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