Stranger Things fans can now make themselves 'strange' and listen to the soundtrack

Local synth maestro Fr33dback offers his thoughts and tunes of his own.

Stranger Things fans can now take their adoration to another level. The Verge points out that someone has created a website with the sole purpose of letting you type whatever the hell you want and see it in the font from the breakout Netflix series.

Let your inner nerd flag fly.

What's more is that the soundtrack is available online and will now be performed live for the first time by S U R V I V E (aka the two Austrians, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein). The performance is supposed to happen on October 16 when the duo play the Unsound festival in Krakow. Tickets to Poland are just north of $1,000 right now.

Someone who might go? Local synth maestro Matt Reisinger, who crafts chill sounds under the Fr33dback moniker.

"Any time I hear a score like the one that S U R V I V E created for Stranger Things, I get goosebumps, even with my eyes closed. I felt that way with Kavinsky's music in Drive, and Disasterpeace's work on It Follows. It's the sound of my people," Reisinger, 32, told CL in a message.

"I grew up fascinated with horror movies of the 70's and 80's, and I'll never forget the works of John Carpenter. There's something supernatural about how the synthesizer can make you feel. I will sometime spend hours with my Minimoog and completely lose myself in the sonic landscapes that it can create."

Check out the soundtrack via Soundcloud, and listen to some Fr33dback jams below. Make words Stranger here.


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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