Lakeshore Records will release Alex Somer’s score to the forthcoming film, Captain Fantastic, digitally and on CD July 8; vinyl will be out July 8 via our partner label, Invada Records. Hear an exclusive preview of the album plus more details now at Pitchfork!
The Captain Fantastic soundtrack features all new compositions by American composer, musician and producer Alex Somers, who first rose to prominence in 2009 via his highly acclaimed ambient album collaboration Riceboy Sleeps, with his partner Jónsi, under the name Jónsi and Alex. Somers has since gone on to tour with Jónsi and produce his debut album “Go,” with further production work for Julianna Barwick, Sin Fang, and the last two Sigur Rós records, “Valtari” and “Kveikur,” as well as scoring the first season of WGN’s atomic bomb drama “Manh(A)ttan.”
The film, written and directed by Matt Ross — who just won Best Director at Cannes — debuted to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival this year, with the Guardian calling it “heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous” and Variety saying that “Viggo Mortensen gets the role he may well have been born to play” with Ben, a wildly unconventional type of patriarch.
Bleecker Street presents CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, in theaters July 8.
“Captain Fantastic” tracks the story of a father (Viggo Mortensen) raising six children deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. When a family tragedy occurs however, he is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.