Halt & Catch Fire – Original Soundtrack


“AMC knows the show is something special; so do we” The Guardian

“Any well-produced period piece can recreate bygone days. “Halt” lets you see them as the cusp of bracing change.” New York Times

“Intelligent eighties drama is essentially Mad Men for techno-geeks.” Telegraph

“An incredibly sexy, high-octane drama about all of the genius and ego behind the (‘80s) tech boom that changed the world.” Paste

AMC’s hit series ‘Halt And Catch Fire’ captures the rise of the PC-era during the early 80s and the technology revolution. Nominated by Vox as the best show in 2016, it’s “a potent look back at the earliest days of the internet that also glimpsed, through some hazy curtain, the world we live in right now.”

Acclaimed for its exceptional soundtrack by former Tangerine Dream musician and award winning composer, Paul Haslinger has created a period-appropriate synth score that admirably sets the mood and tone of the bygone era.

Revisiting his time in the pioneering electronic band during the mid-80s, the Austrian composer writes with a uniquely knowledgeable yet less overtly nostalgic ear that keeps the show’s current audience in mind. Acknowledging the time in which the series itself has been created alongside when the show is set, Haslinger’s bold and innovative scores have seen his Hollywood career escalate over the last two decades. The man behind the music for Blow, Resident Evil and Death Race has become one of the industry’s most sought after composers.

Track Listing:

CD Track  LP Track  Title 
A1 Golden Gate
A2 A Wolf In Unix
A3 The Scenic Route
A4 First Day On The Job
A5 It Speaks
A6 Reverse Engineering
A7 Security Is A Myth
A8 The Morning After
A9 Rooftop Fireworks
10  A10 I Need A Little Time
11  B1 Western Arrivals
12  B2 The Slingshot
13  B3 10broad36
14  B4 The Way In
15  B5 Run Time
16  B6 Last Nerve
17  B7 Gordon Steals A Cabbage Patch
18  B8 The Cost Of Doing Business
19  B9 Joe's Truth
20  B10 Go Get The Bike
21  B11 The End Of Donna's Day
22  B12 It's Not Right
23  B13 MacMillan Utility

Music by Paul Haslinger

Under license from Lakeshore Records. A Fire Soundtracks release.