Waxwork Brings the Soundtrack to Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss's 'Queen of Earth' to Vinyl
You can hear 3 tracks from Keegan DeWitt's haunting score now
Published Mar 02, 2018Keeping with the label's prolific output, Waxwork Records has unloaded its next release. This time, it's the soundtrack to director Alex Ross Perry's horror-tinted 2015 cult favourite Queen of Earth, which stars Handmaid's Tale/Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss.
The beautifully chilling score for film was composed by Keegan DeWitt, and here's how Waxwork describes the release:
By dissonant usage of a 1928 Steinway piano, French horns, echoing clarinets, and a Wrenchenspiel (an instrument made of tuned metal wrenches that are hit with mallets to produce a destabilized xylophone effect), DeWitt successfully creates a terrifying, slowly unraveling score that sonically seizes the descent into madness.
You can get a taste of that below via a three-track sampler.
The Queen of Earth souundtrack can now be ordered as two different 180-gram variants: "The Lake" (green swirl with gold splatter) and "Sunset" (deep blue & pink swirl). The release comes with liner notes penned by both Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss, along with DeWitt, in a 12"x12" booklet.
That's the release's cover art above, which was done by the film's original poster artist Anna Bak-Kvapil.
You can order the soundtrack now over here, where you can see a variety of product shots.
Queen of Earth was both written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, with Katherine Waterston starring alongside Moss. The chilling — and somewhat divisive — psychological thriller tells the tale of two lifelong friends who spend a week at an annual lake-house retreat, only to have this trip haunted by various traumas, deaths and their disintegrating friendship, not to mention sanity.