Thursday, May 05, 2011

Attack the Block Soundtrack Will Be Worth Buying

It all started with the Oscar award winning soundtrack to Social Network that @NINEINCHNAILS lead man @trent_reznor co-produced. The at times dark, electronic sound of the score subtly did wonders for a movie that gained so much media acclaim by portraying Mark Zuckerburg as a wildly independent genius. I doubt it was a cause and effect premise that caused Disney to make the decision to reactively give @daftpunk the nod in creating a musical number to Tron (since they came out two weeks apart and were filmed in the same time period), but nonetheless, the sweet trend of giving electronic/dance artists the ability to craft the sound of a movie continued. Sure, if Captain Obvious were to swoop in and hear me say, "Movies are significantly better when the music is used as a tool for shaping emotional scenes and putting exclamations on exciting parts", he would probably call me out.
What you may not know is that following Tron, @chembros were given the opportunity to craft the theme for the movie Hanna. Below is the theme song to the movie, an extremely well done, electronic hymn, Hanna's Theme...

That brings us to the next movie, Attack the Block, brough to you by the creators of Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead. Starring Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul) and sans-Simon Pegg (for a change), the film lacks and other noticeably famous names, but was a huge hit at SXSW back in March. The film is marked by heavy British accents and is being marketed as a battle versus otherworldly aliens, but has garnered the most praise for being a high suspense, chase film, rather than a comedy like the previous releases by Big Talk Productions. Peep the trailer below...

The movie opens next Wednesday, May 11th and features a score produced by @TheBasementJaxx. In case you haven't heard of them, they've done some pretty dope tracks like Take Me Back to Your House and a remix to Vampire Weekends track White Sky. What has me excited enough to share all this with you is the track below, which is being used as a promo song to hype the upcoming release of the movie. The track, The Ends, is a haunting, big-synth masterpiece that starts out at a slow drudging pace, but picks up the pace around the 1:30 mark init more of a haunting jog or march if you will.
Supposedly this is the track that ends the movie, which is almost a waste and kinda sucks you have to wait the whole movie to hear it, but maybe it'll be the icing on the cake of the low profile, British, fly under the radar alien invasion flick. Between the music and the rave reviews, I'd by some stock in this flick and make a point to check it out the next few weeks...

Basement Jaxx - The Ends


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