The “Stranger Things” score haunts the Netflix series just as profoundly as the Duffer brother’s lush, dark visuals and tension-filled direction. It’s amassed widespread excitement and covers, including a mash-up of the themes from “Stranger Things” and “Twin Peaks.” Now the soundtrack has caught the attention of legendary synth group Tangerine Dream, which released two covers with accompanying retro font that gives a nod to the “Stranger Things” opening credits.
The creators of the series’ memorable audio backdrop are Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, two members of THE Austin-based electric synth-band S U R V I V E which caught the attention of the Duffer brothers. When asked about their inspiration in an interview with Rolling Stone, Dixon cited many movie soundtracks from Tangerine Dream:
“There’s a Tangerine Dream score for ‘Sorcerer’ that’s great. I’ve rented that one a few times. ‘The Keep.’ I think you can only get ‘The Keep’ on VHS. They have a huge horror section, so a lot of times I’ll just get stuff if it’s got a Goblin or a Tangerine Dream score and just see what it sounds like.”