It’s taken more than a year since the series launched but Chris Westlake’s soundtrack for Star Trek: Lower Decks is finally available. And while the powers that be at Paramount decided to make everyone wait, at least they fit music from both of the current seasons into a single album.
The album went straight to the #1 spot for soundtracks on iTunes on release so that says a little something about just how good this music is. The combo of Westlake and show creator Mike McMahan (of Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites fame) is exactly what the Trek universe needed.
You can stream the album at all the usual suspects: iTunes, YouTbue Music, Spotify, etc.
Some fascinating facts about the soundtrack is all the Season 1 music was recorded during the pandemic which means each of the 56 orchestra musicians had to record their part remotely from their home. Season 2 managed to get everyone back in the studio, but I dare you to tell which is which in a blind listening test. It just goes to show how much credit studio musicians and audio engineers deserve.
Some of my fav tracks (so far) include:
03. Leg Day
08. Mistress Of The Winter Constellation
25. Red Alarm
27. What Are Your Orders, Captain?
38. Ransom vs. Vindor – a must-hear track for TOS fans
45. The Cerritos – so much amazing Horner inspired ShostaProkofiManinoff goodness
49. Pakled Attack