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Mercury Plains

by Austin Wintory

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The Captain 01:46
Juarez 04:18
Raid 01:57
Names 02:55
Desert Walk 02:49
The Hunt 05:52
Mounting Up 01:37


Charles Burmeister's introspective MERCURY PLAINS was a wonderful canvas to play on. It's almost like an art house action film, so I found myself alternating between desolate, gentle guitar solos and vicious walls of static. As someone who finds himself writing orchestral music more often than not, projects like this are a real gift!

As ever, the performers bring the score to life and at the front and center of that is guitarist Tom Strahle. I'll let his playing doing the walking but needless to say, I can't imagine writing a score like this without a musician like him in my arsenal.

The film can be seen by going to www.MercuryPlains.com.


released January 15, 2016

Music Composed and Produced by Austin Wintory

Featuring Tom Strahle (guitars, mandolins, etc)
Rodney Wirtz: Viola
Ross Garren: Harmonicas
Lara Wicks: English Horn

Synth programming and mastering by Austin Wintory

Album cover by Shannon Curran


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