Aaron May and David Ridley's breakout score to this gritty British crime thriller, starring Craig Fairbrass and directed by Philip Barantini, featuring performances from Sarah Homer (bass clarinet) and Kevin Leo (vocals).
'“Villain’s” forlorn, smoky sound still conveys a don’t F with me attitude might not be too far off from “Get Carter’s,” if certainly moodier in its use of a solo bass clarinet, a cello ensemble and wafting electronic melodies.' Film Music Magazine
'[Villain] has refined touches throughout, starting with the slightly distorted sound design and brooding, unsettling score by Aaron May and David Ridley.' Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
'Exceedingly well-made... A mood that falls somewhere between resignation and guttering hope.' Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times - Critic's Pick
'Aaron May and David Ridley's haunting score is perhaps the strongest element' Kyle Jonathan, The Movie Sleuth
'[An] ethereal, atmospheric score from debutant composers Aaron May and David Ridley' Richard Phippen, HeyUGuys
'A new soundscape' Andrew Murray, The Upcoming
released May 27, 2020
Music and lyrics by Aaron May & David Ridley
Sarah Homer - Bass Clarinet (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
Kevin Leo - Vocalist (track 18)
All other instruments performed by Aaron May & David Ridley.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Aaron May & David Ridley at Coda to Coda Studios