In 2012 In The Nursery began work on a thematic soundtrack, inspired by and, to accompany the Hunter series of books by international bestseller Simon Beckett. The soundtrack is a mixture of new music, binaural field recordings, sound design and also includes readings by the author.
The first product of this project was Verwesung, a special German edition of Calling of the Grave, featuring ITN’s soundtrack CD. Released November 2012.
The soundtrack was then released as an instrumental download (12.11.12) and finally as a CD The Calling featuring Simon Beckett, complete with readings (corp033 released 04.02.13).
“When IN THE NURSERY suggested collaborating on an album of music inspired by my David Hunter novels, I was immediately intrigued. Coming from Sheffield myself, I was familiar with ITN’s work. Their music is dramatic, atmospheric and highly cinematic – all attributes I try to bring into my own writing. What we agreed on was to create something new: not an audiobook with background music but an instrumental soundtrack that takes its themes and tone from the David Hunter books. As such it’s a unique project, and something that to the best of my knowledge hasn’t been done before. Hopefully it will not only appeal to those familiar with the series, but also resonate with a wider audience.”
Simon Beckett, April 2012.