InsideOutMusic will be releasing Mikael Åkerfeldt‘s score to the just-released Netflix series ‘Clark’ on CD & Vinyl on the 22nd July. CLARK is a brand-new six-part Netflix series released on May 5, 2022 and features a dramatic and mesmeric soundtrack by acclaimed Swedish musician, leading rock guitarist and songwriter, MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT.
From Mikael Åkerfeldt:
“So, the cat’s out of the bag! ”Clark” was released on Netflix (May 5th) and the soundtrack has also been made available on Spotify. I’m writing this from the dressing room at EDM Expo center in Edmonton, AB, Canada. We have a show happening on this lovely tour with Mastodon and Khemmis. I’ve been terrorizing the band and crew with this new music of mine, but I’m rather proud of it, what can I say? I thoroughly hope you enjoy the series as well as the music. I’ll watch it all on our day off.
“In the meantime I also wanted you guys to know that the soundtrack will be made available on a limited run double vinyl as well as on CD.”
MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT’s atmospheric soundscape deftly captures the sound and feel of the times in music, ranging freely from swinging 60s style sounds to 1970s progressive rock and psychedelia via heavy metal, tango, funk, jazz, Arabic melodies and indie pop and chill. All of these vibrant layers and textures are skillfully combined to effortlessly underpin the high-octane dramatic content of the series and also to place it perfectly within the context of the times in which the drama plays out. Clearly, in his element here, of the 34 tracks presented, four have a distinctive key vocal component provided by ÅKERFELDT himself.