A lovely contemplative piece today from another AYANE debutante this month; Paul Haslinger with The Waiting Room.

I found this piece down a Spotify rabbit hole last month and instantly loved it for its gentle and hopeful sound.

I think it describes how I feel a lot of the time at the moment; alternating between feeling like I'm in a permanent holding pattern / waiting game and feeling hopeful that there is a brighter new world ahead once 'that which shall not be named' is all over. (sorry, Harry Potter nerd!)

Paul Haslinger is an LA-based, Austrian composer and electronic musician. He is known for his involvement with German group Tangerine Dream and his dramatic and dynamic film, TV and video game scores.

This piece is a lot more stripped back and intimate than most of his work. I hope it is a direction he continues to pursue because I think this piece is gorgeous and the world needs more music like this.

Haslinger began scoring short films in the late ’90s, in addition to programming and arranging film scores by Graeme Revell, including The Siege, Pitch Black, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Starting in 2000 with the HBO film Cheaters, Haslinger scored several films by director John Stockwell, including Crazy/Beautiful and Blue Crush. He began scoring video games with 2005’s Far Cry Instincts for Ubisoft Entertainment.

Haslinger’s music for Showtime series Sleeper Cell was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2007.

Other notable soundtracks Haslinger has composed include Death Race (2008), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), The Three Musketeers (2011), Underworld: Awakening (2012), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), and the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire.

with love,