— April 30, 2014

The Hinterland / Y Gwyll soundtrack is released by Ffin Records on Friday 9 May [2014] on iTunes, Amazon and

From the start, composer John Hardy knew that the score he was asked to create for dark Welsh detective drama Hinterland / Y Gwyll would have to dig deep to support the unique stories on screen. “It took time,” John says, “to find a musical world that could equal those extraordinary landscapes, the particular characters and stories of West Wales – timeless, elemental and fast disappearing.”

The music would have to reflect the expansive rural setting, the different moods and locations in each different episode, from freezing waterfall to isolated farm and sea-side town, the personalities of key characters and the unfolding story of the troubled lead character DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington).

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