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Fathers Day Soundtrack : The Tree Of Life by Alexandre Desplat

In celebration of Fathers Day we offer The Tree Of Life.

Album Available at iTunes :
The Tree Of Life, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music by Alexandre Desplat

David Ng from the Los Angeles Times writes,

In each of his five feature films to date, Malick has used classical music as his principal soundtrack. “The Tree of Life” features selections and snippets from more than 30 individual pieces — including works by Brahms, Mahler, Bach, Górecki and Holst. They are all woven together seamlessly with the help of some original music by Alexandre Desplat.

A movie that envelops the intimate story of a family between the birth and death of the universe, “The Tree of Life” is a cosmic experience that resists easy narrative summary. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May but has polarized critics and audiences. At its core, the movie focuses on the conflict between the natural and the spiritual worlds, which is to say that it pits the seen versus the unseen.

Malick’s choices of music stand in for the unseen in this thematic equation, though not always in obvious ways. The media-shy filmmaker is said to be a classical-music buff, along with being a birdwatcher and a hiking enthusiast. His soundtrack selections for “The Tree of Life” could spawn a lengthy essay on their own. Here are a handful of key pieces that provide the movie with some of its most musically inspired and memorable moments …

READ THE FULL STORY WITH MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE MUSIC HERE:
Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’: The classical music factor

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MUD Starring Matthew McConaughey In Theaters Now

Phillip French at the Guardian describes MUD as, “Mark Twain meets Sam Peckinpah in Jeff Nichols’s exhilarating coming-of-age movie.” We couldn’t agree more about this indie film gem. The music and soundtrack album are  probably best described by Film School Rejects as follows,

Mud is engaging from beginning to end and when listened to on its own, its soundtrack is almost a sonic dream of that narrative, highlighting the various emotions and changes each character goes through. Mud is certainly not without its unsettling and pulse-pounding moments, which the music strategically amplifies in tracks like “Hotel” and “Clinic,” but overall the soundtrack plays like one you would listen to while spending a lazy day on a porch swing.

READ THE FULL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM REVIEW AT FILM SCHOOL REJECTS HERE:
Getting ‘Mud’-dy with Moody New Music from David Wingo and Lucero

SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE AT ITUNES:
Mud (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Antiviral Score Review by Lost at The Multiplex

Well, talent sure seems to run in the Cronenberg family, what with Brandon “Son of David” Cronenberg making waves with diseased horror Antiviral. Equally disturbing is the film’s score by E.C. Woodley, which paints a nightmarish aural image that I imagine is quite effective in the film. Blurring the lines between score and sound design, Woodley’s soundscape is a dissonant and eerie experience that might just keep you up at night.

READ THE FULL REVIEW AT LOST IN THE MULTIPLEX:
http://lostinthemultiplex.com/extras/features/item/3548-soundtrek-review-round-up-#4.html

DRIVE Soundtrack “Changed Alternative Music”

Drive (2011)
An aughties soundtrack so popular among music fanatics that multiple record companies thought it was a fine idea to drop it on vinyl? That’s that Gosling magic. Drive’s car film noir was scored into a dreamlike state by ex-Beefheart drummer Cliff Martinez, with a lot of help from Chromatics/Desire/Glass Candy impresario Johnny Jewel, who worked closely with director Nicholas Winding Refn to find the right aural patina. Jewel’s taste for the tactile, lush sounds of the ’70s and ’80s resides in the high end, simple and buzzy with wispy model-girl vocals. Drive and Jewel kickstarted the Italo disco/vintage synth hankerings of the woozy, post-witch house underground — a logical place to visit once everyone tired of dubstep’s irrepressible sub-bass, and one that only grows a bigger fanbase by the month. Watch this space. J.E.S.

READ THE FULL LIST HERE AT SPIN.COM:
http://www.spin.com/articles/best-movie-soundtracks-list-scores-alternative-music/?slide=40