Set 1970s Mexico, the Netflix Original Anime series Seis Manos centers on three orphaned martial arts warriors who join forces with a DEA agent and a Mexican Federale to battle for justice after their beloved mentor is murdered in their tiny border town. Inspired by the show’s wide range of thematic and cultural influences, Composer Carl Thiel drew upon a rich blend of genres and musical references from around the world to create the show’s unique soundtrack.
On creating the musical landscape for Seis Manos, Carl said, “It is definitely the most expansive project I’ve worked on in terms of styles. It’s certainly expanded my musical palette – with all the different worlds, the Chinese background, the Mexican elements, the magic and religious overtones, references to the Blaxploitation genre, the Grindhouse vibe and that special brand of humor from the ‘70’s… it was such a blast to score. At the same time, I loved shaping the musical tone of the more serious, intimate and heartfelt moments; that passion, which represents the driving force of the Manos.”