Composer Simon Boswell describes his score for 'HARDWARE' as if a Celtic Ry Cooder on acid had discovered God and decided to write opera.
Simon has re-mixed the music score together with dialogue and bizarre audio effects to re-capture the atmosphere of the film.
The album begins in the wind-swept deserts of post-nuclear America; a solitary slide guitar set against a moody orchestra is punctuated by MO's apocalyptic prophecy.
For the film's climax, Boswell explains:
'I visualized a scene in Heaven - with Jimi Hendrix, Stravinsky, and the Moscow State Choir all jamming in a very small room.'
Simon's musical career began while still at Cambridge University when he recorded his solo album for Transatlantic Records. "The Mind Parasites" demonstrated his talents as a songwtiter, guitarist, and keyboard player. Later with the bands 'Advertising' and 'Live Wire' he made albums for EMI and A&M and toured Europe and America.
For cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's controversial 'Santa Sangre' Simon wrote music ranging in style from a Mexican mariachi band to a psychotic orchestra.
He has worked extensively in Rome with master of stylish Italian horror Dario Argento on the box office hits 'Phenomena', 'Demons 2', 'Stage Fright', and 'The Church'.
In addition to performing and recording his own music, Simon has produced and contributed material for many bands from the experimental (23 Skidoo), the lyrical (Pierce Turner with Phillip Glass), to the mainstream (Amii Stewart, Nik Kershaw).
He works in Rome, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Stockholm, New York, and Los Angeles as well as his own studio in London.
[ed. note: the above was written in 1990. Various other soundtracks of note that Boswell has done since, are 'Dust Devil' in 1992, 'Shallow Grave' in 1994, 'Burn: Cycle' (a video game) in 1994, 'Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions' in 1995, 'Hackers' in 1995, 'Photographing Fairies' in 1997, 'Dance with the Devil' in 1997, 'The War Zone' in 1998, and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in 1999.]