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Saturday, December 15, 2007


ModMusic: There Will Be Blood

The soundtrack to the buzz-heavy new film by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood, will be an awards magnet for its composer, Johnny Greenwood, better known as the superb guitarist of rock outfit Radiohead. Listening to the score (which will be released next Tuesday, before the movie's limited release on December 26th), you'd never know that Greenwood doesn't have film music in his bones. There's a dread and unease in the gorgeous violins and languid shrieks of his music, making mystery through his bold shifts and unlikely chord progressions. Disconcerting and yet hauntingly, thrillingly alive, Greenwood's score pulses with a totally unexpected, and unusual, dissonant grace. Enjoy the samples below, with the caveat that film music is an acquired taste...and that Greenwood pushes the form into uncharted waters. Like it or not, you can't say it's not arresting.

Watch The Trailers:
Official Trailer
Scene Selection
Download (For One Week):
"Open Spaces", Jonny Greenwood
"HW/Hope Of New Fields", Jonny Greenwood
Visit: Official Site, MySpace
Then Buy: Original Soundtrack, There Will Be Blood

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Blogger Joe R. said...

I'm seriously concerned that I'm too hyped to see this movie. Gotta have it soon.

12/15/07, 12:54 AM  
Blogger paul @ www.thezapping.com said...

oh my how i have missed you kissing the crappy world better while i have been on vacation! I am busy catching up on all your fabulosity! Hopefully i haven't missed the chance to do the top albums thing - if not will do this weekend :)

12/15/07, 11:14 AM  
Blogger JA said...

ModFab, Jonny didn't get a nomination, did he? Am I missing something? I'm pretty sure he was snubbed.

Not that the score isn't incredible, from what I've heard it is; I'm holding off on truly listening to it until I see the film, though.

12/15/07, 3:07 PM  
Blogger ModFab said...

Yes, of course you're right...this is the problem with writing posts with no sleep and a sinus headache. Edited to be factually correct. Thanks.

12/15/07, 5:44 PM  
Blogger Manuel B said...

Currently reading the script for the film. And I am even more excited than i was before. the music helps, Daniel and Paul help, and PTA can do no wrong.

12/16/07, 11:01 PM  

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