Press

Trans Pecos: A Story of Stolen Land and The Loss Of America's Last Frontier

"The interviews with activists and landowners are memorable, but the film’s best elements are its rich visual imagery and haunting musical interludes. Trans Pecos invites viewers to contemplate not just this specific tragedy, but the meaning of nature more broadly."

- Nick Yeager, Texas Observer

Fathers Of Football

"Beesley says that The Flaming Lips will “be key collaborators, creating a uniquely Oklahoma soundtrack for the film,” adding to a score by Marcus Thorne Bagala – an accomplished TV/film composer and This American Life contributor" - The Future Heart

Trans Pecos: A Story of Stolen Land and The Loss Of America's Last Frontier

"Then there’s the music. The original score by Marcus Thorne Bagala intensifies when an ETP official evades questions over the phone, and slows to a low hum when activists meet at dusk in a small office foregrounding the mountains. The score is filled with Western-style string instruments and maintains a dark, haunting mood throughout"

- Nick Yeager, Texas Observer

Desolation

"With the aid of Marcus Bagala's chilly score, Desolation becomes a cut to the bone mood piece, evoking the familiar while simultaneously idiosyncratic and personal." - Jacob Night, BirthDeathMovies

Desolation

"Marcus Bagala’s ethereal score is punctuated by melancholic piano notes, and accentuates the characters’ growing unease as the situation escalates." - Ben Pearson, slashfilm

Axe To The Face

"A simple tale of revenge is given extra shots of nuance via a sizzling score by composer Marcus Bagala" - WhySoBlu Scream Fest Review

Murder Ballads

"Marcus Thorne Bagala and Bobby Lord who handle the music and mixing for the series, show skill in what they do. And they also have to be, I imagine, really enjoying themselves. For this episode, they were bringing in music from across varied decades--showing varied styles and genres. They're playing the role of public audio historians" - Howard Rambsy II, Culrtural Front