Who Wrote 'The Sandman's Soundtrack?

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And how do you stop listening to it on repeat?

A lot of things have to come together for a good screen adaptation of a comic book, and a compelling score is definitely one of them. Music is something that can encompass the atmosphere and set the tone even when the usual storytelling tools that work on comic book pages are not available.

Netflix's 'The Sandman' does that beautifully: its score is at the level of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, with the main theme landing a perfect mix of a nocturnal lullaby and a suspenseful beat.

The one to grasp Neil Gaiman's dark vibe and Netflix's demands for engaging music is David Buckley. You might know his works from TV series such as 'BrainDead' and 'The Good Fight', as well as movies like 'Jason Bourne', 'Unhinged' and 'The Nice Guys'.

"I embraced the full orchestra and a choir," Buckley told Variety when describing his score. "Early on, I also embraced the viola da gamba and baroque flutes."

The composer also revealed that he used a lot of "esoteric sounds that are intentionally hard to define" for the parts of the score that are supposed to illustrate the supernatural and otherworldly aspects of the show.

According to fans, who flocked to Buckley's newly-launched Twitter account to thank him for the magnificent score, the soundtrack did a perfect job at illustrating the tense moments as well as helping create the show's dark and ethereal vibe.

Some people are already willing to binge the show again – purely to appreciate the music and how it intertwines with the story.

'The Sandman' is currently streaming on Netflix. You can check out the complete soundtrack by David Buckley on Spotify.

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