In less than 10 days, Jigsaw will be hitting theaters, marking the return of the Saw franchise and possibly reigniting the series for a new set of films. To give you a taste of what’s to come, we’ve got two tracks from series composer Charlie Clouser to play for you.
The first, “Probable Cause”, is a brooding and hauntingly beautiful piece, gently pulsating with echoed bells and swooping pads. The second, “Tricycle”, is certainly a more suspenseful piece that includes the laughter of Billy the Puppet in the background. Were I a betting man, this would be music that I imagine will be used to reveal to people the nature of their circumstances. Oh yes, there will be screaming…
Speaking about the score, Clouser explains how he got some of the distinct sounds from a specific instrument called the “Que Lastas”. “There’s a builder of experimental musical instruments named Chas Smith that I’ve worked with since the first SAW film, although in the past I’ve always gone to his studio to record because most of his instruments are permanently installed and far too bulky to be moved,” Clouser explained.
He continues by adding, “When I was just beginning work on Jigsaw, Chas was preparing to move his studio for the first time in more than thirty years, and I was able to convince him to finally sell me one of the instruments that I’ve used on all of the SAW scores! This instrument, called Que Lastas, has a large sheet of stainless steel with piano strings and metal rods attached. It is played with a cello bow to create scary tones that are often dissonant but always ominous. It’s become an important part of my sonic palette for the SAW films, and I’m so happy to have been able to finally bring it home.”
You can stream the two tracks below and, if you want to add some new Saw music to your Halloween playlist, you can pre-order Clouser’s Jigsaw soundtrack, which comes out October 27th through Lakeshore Records, via iTunes.
Tobin Bell, Mandela Van Peebles (interview), Laura Vandervoort (interview), Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Boisvert, and James Gomez star.
Brothers Peter and Michael Spierig (Daybreakers, Predestination) direct from a script by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfiner (Piranha 3D, Piranha 3DD, Sorority Row).
Jigsaw has been rated R for “grisly bloody violence and torture.” It comes out October 27th, just in time for Halloween!
Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation?