Bookish Beats: The Machine OST

Bookish BeatsMusic, much like literature, has the power to drive your imagination; it can lift the soul and create real emotion.This is Bookish Beats, a feature which will showcase some of the soundtracks which have enriched the worlds I’ve found between the pages. 


The Machine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Composed by Tom Raybould

Listen to with:

A tense science fiction thriller

Such as:

Inquisitor by Mitchell Hogan

I love reading to music and can read to just about anything as long as it ‘goes’ with the book. I listen to instrumentals, to classical music, to game and film soundtracks, to rock and metal, to blues and jazz, to new age music and folk music – the list goes on! Finding the right music for the right book can make your reading experience all the more intense and engaging.

This week’s Bookish Beats features my current favourite soundtrack for an action packed sci-fi novel. The Machine is a science fiction thriller which came out in 2013, a film I just so happen to love. I last listened to The Machine OST whilst reading Inquisitor by Mitchell Hogan, and the combination of slow building pieces and fast action tracks made it a perfect complement to what turned out to be a fantastic book.

This soundtrack is subtle. It doesn’t intrude on your thoughts and it doesn’t come out all guns blazing, it’s as though it were made for reading. After pressing play I could feel the knot of tension building inside me; if you are reading something tense, then this soundtrack will put you on edge. The Machine OST really did take me into Mitchell Hogan’s world and once there, I didn’t want to come up for air. So if you’re looking for a soundtrack to your sci-fi thriller, give The Machine OST a try. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

Favourite track

01 – Birth

Top track for action

18 – The Machine Fights

Top track for tension

06 – Arms

Top track for emotion

19 – The End


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