Netflix's The House soundtrack is another Gustavo Santaolalla classic

Amber Peake January 16, 2022
Netflix's The House soundtrack is another Gustavo Santaolalla classic


Three-part stop-motion film The House landed on Netflix this week with fans already discussing its “magnificent” soundtrack. The Netflix release follows three stories set in the past, present and future of one house.

Many seem to have already watched the dark animated comedy as they have shared their thoughts on social media. While some have applauded the animation, others have shared their appreciation of The House soundtrack.

The House | Official Trailer | Netflix

The House | Official Trailer | Netflix
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The House soundtrack explored

The House’s soundtrack was composed by renowned musician and producer Gustavo Santaolalla, who is known for his work on TV, film and video games.

As the film is split into three episodes, so is the soundtrack as it follows the past, present and future narratives of the house. On disc one, ie the first part, there are 13 compositions, with a further ten on the second and 15 on the third, meaning there is a total of 38 tracks in the entire soundtrack.

On the final track, This House Is…, Santaolalla worked with former Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker who also features in the voice cast. You can find the full soundtrack on YouTube or Spotify.

Santaolalla mentioned his work on Netflix’s The House on Twitter on Friday (14 January) following its release. In a tweet to his 26,200 followers, he wrote: “TheHouse is finally out! You can see the series at Netflix and listen to the music on all digital platforms! Check out this chilling animation I composed the music for, and also had the honour of composing the end titles song with Jarvis Cocker.”

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What else has Gustavo Santaolalla worked on?

Gustavo Santaolalla is an Oscar-winning composer having won the accolade twice for his work on 2005 film Brokeback Mountain and the following year for Babel.

The celebrated composer has also worked on TV scores with notable credits including Jane The Virgin, Narcos: Mexico, and Making A Murderer. He also scored popular video game series The Last Of Us and is set to work on the music for its upcoming TV adaptation.

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Netflix fans applaud The House soundtrack

As many discuss the new release online, others have shared their appreciation for the Netflix releases’ score:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.