From a quick look at their respective websites, it wouldn’t seem obvious to bring together Kenneth Lampl and Darren Tate for a film soundtrack. The former is a Professor of Music at Hofstra University, while the latter is a DJ and also heads up the London based Mondo Records. And yet, despite the differences on paper, the spirit of collaboration united the pair for “Frontera,” the upcoming western/drama starring Ed Harris and Michael Pena.
Co-written and directed by Michael Berry, the film takes place on the border between Arizona and Mexico, when already fraught tensions rise when an illegal immigrant crossing into the United States is accused of murder. But as the investigation uncovers the truth of what really happened, the lives of everyone involved will be changed forever. In these exclusive tracks—“Acceptance” and “The Chase”—Lampl and Tate combine to create something both sweeping and stirring, with a feeling of big screen tales of old, but with a good sense of contemporary motifs too.
There’s no release date for the soundtrack, but Lampl and Tate have already reteamed, and will score the upcoming horror film “Unnerved.” Listen to the tracks below—“Frontera” opens on September 5th.