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The Soundtrack to Black Hole Cinema Club

Posted by Christopher at 2:18pm

Back in 2016, I wrote this article for The Guardian about how to create a book soundtrack, featuring the songs I'd chosen to soundtrack my novel, The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. Since then I've created soundtracks for each of my books – The Jamie Drake EquationThe Infinite Lives of Maisie DayThe Longest Night of Charlie Noon, and Escape Room – and even been invited to chat about these bespoke book playlists with Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music.

Now for Black Hole Cinema Club I'm excited to announce that the audiobook edition, which is brilliantly narrated by Max Dowler, also features exclusive theme music, composed by Aaron Lampert. These Black Hole Cinema Club theme songs are integrated into the audiobook to create a listening experience like no other! 

However, I've not forgotten my own soundtrack duties, so here's the playlist that I've created for Black Hole Cinema ClubKicking off with a much-sampled classic track from David McCallum, appropriately entitled 'The Edge', these are the songs that soundtrack each chapter of the book, from the moment that Lucas and his friends step into the Black Hole Cinema Club. Spy film action, monster movie scares, jungle adventures, sci-fi film thrills and other cinematic surprises, with songs from Mercury Rev, Saint Etienne, BjorkKhruangbin, DJ Shadow, Tame Impala, Slowdive and more.

The last tracks on the soundtrack are those I've picked to play as the end credits roll: the appropriately-named 'Always Loved A Film' by Underworld and the cinematic brilliance of 'Ascension Day' by Alex Edge, a song from an album I had on repeat as I finished the edits to the book.