Articles tagged soundtrack

The Sublime Marriage of Music and Image in ‘Fandango’

The 1985 cult-favorite is a textbook example of how to use music effectively in film. Yet, there was never an official soundtrack release.

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Boom Bip - “The Trip” (video) (premiere)

Boom Bip creates the thrilling soundtrack for the new film Sun Choke.

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Jóhann Jóhannsson: Orphée

Orphée is the first album by Jóhann Jóhannsson not associated with a film since 2009’s Fordlandia, and from the opening track, it shows itself as a work to be heard on its own terms.

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Rob Simonsen - “Night Drive” (from the NERVE soundtrack) (audio) (premiere)

“Night Drive” is a more positive bit of synthwave, a major-key piece straight out of a whimsical SNES racer.

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Clint Mansell: High-Rise (OST)

With the eerie soundtrack to High-Rise, Clint Mansell maintains his reputation for excellence in the world of film music.

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Various Artists: Miles Ahead Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.

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Clark: The Last Panthers

The Last Panthers eschews the thumping beats of his back catalog for open, airy compositions and more traditional instrumentation intended to serve a purpose beyond the music itself.

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Various Artists: JACO (Original Soundtrack)

While the world was certainly in need of a documentary about his life, there’s little to no reason for there to be yet another Jaco Pastorius compilation on the market.

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Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun

Junun is proof that any amount of common ground, no matter how small, can still helps ideas take flight.

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Patrick Cowley: Muscle Up

Gay pornography, gone cosmic.

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Robin Finck and Worldclock - “TCAS” (audio) (premiere)

The Nine Inch Nails guitarist collaborates on a survival game score that evokes both his band and the work of John Carpenter.

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“A Million Stars” From ‘The D Train’ Soundtrack (video) (Premiere)

Pop-savvy musical minds from fun. and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) come together in this contribution to the new Jack Black comedy The D Train.

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Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo: Prince Avalanche OST

Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo's score for David Gordon Green's comeback film Prince Avalanche avoids the well-known stylistic trappings of the former's ebb and flow post-rock sound.

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Various Artists: Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album

Injustice: Gods Among Us - The Album is thoughtfully assembled, a solid album that transcends just serving as a soundtrack.

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A Hawk and a Hacksaw: You Have Already Gone to the Other World

Albuquerque Europhiles A Hawk and a Hacksaw have recorded an imagined soundtrack to Sergei Parajanov's classic film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, with intoxicating and challenging results.

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Various Artists: Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

Soundtrack makes for a pretty good listen, but doesn't live up to its audacious subtitle.

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Mike Patton: The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Original Soundtrack)

Intriguing in both the quality of the music and the execution of its concept, this is an excellent soundtrack that can be enjoyed without seeing its source material, though it is not without its own quirks.

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The Chemical Brothers: Hanna (Soundtrack)

Based on the themes presented, you'd think that an elementary-school-aged kid was at the center of the narrative, rather than a junior-in-high-school-aged one.

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His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - “Interrupted Melody”

Irrespective of its placement in 'Exorcist II: The Heretic', both “Interrupted Melody” and its sister track, "Interrupted Melody (Suspended Sound)", work astoundingly well as `70s film-culture quantifiers, delivering Ennio Morricone’s ability to challenge us not only with atonality, or in this case, clearly presented tonality in contrast to his more abstract works.

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His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - “Regan’s Theme” (Floating Sound and Finale)

Ennio Morricone's score to the 1977 film 'The Exorcist II: The Heretic' is anything but predictable. The man responsible for that bravado-ridden whistle we all know from 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly' does something on this soundtrack that might be truly hellish if not for its roots in exotica.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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