Trent Reznor: 'I'm not at war with myself as I once was' | Music | The Guardian
Good read.Not so long ago, Hollywood's default setting, says Reznor, was still "that type of orchestral movie score that all kind of sounds the same". Rock bands or electronic musicians like Nine Inch Nails were limited to appearing on compilations of songs "from and inspired by" blockbuster movies: cynical cross-promotion exercises with little relation to the score. But in recent years, directors have sought out the likes of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood), the Chemical Brothers (Hanna) and Nick Cave (The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford). In Reznor's experience, the old guard have been surprisingly welcoming. "There wasn't any snobbiness, like: 'That's not a real score.' I had Hans Zimmer come up to me and say, 'The fact you've won all this stuff is great, in terms of opening up perceptions of what can be incorporated into a movie score.'"
UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING Soundtrack Features Evanescence, Linkin Park and Lacuna Coil
Evanescence – “Made of Stone” (Renholder Remix)
Lacey Sturm – “Heavy Prey” (feat. ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo)
Linkin Park – “Blackout” (Renholder Remix)
The Cure – “Apart” (Renholder Remix)
Stella Katsoudas of Sister Soleil – “Killer & A Queen” (feat. ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo)
Ministry – “Watch Yourself” (Renholder Remix)
Lacuna Coil – “Trip The Darkness” (Ben Weinman Remix)
The Naked and Famous – “Young Blood” (Renholder Remix)
Black Light Burns – “It Rapes All In Its Path“
William Control – “The Posthumous Letter“
Civil Twilights – “How’m I Supposed To Die“
& Sons – “Consolation Prize“
8MM – “Liar” (Revenant mix by 8mm)
Ryan T. Hope – “You Won’t See The Light (feat. ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo)
Combichrist – “Bottle Of Pain“
Collide – “Intruder“
Justin Lassen – “Exit Wounds” (Justin Lassen Remix) (feat. Silent Fury)
Pretty nice set list
Mike Patton Scoring ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ From ‘Blue Valentine’ Director Derek Cianfrance | /Film
There really is nothing about the sound of this that I don't like.Derek Cianfrance and Ryan Gosling followed up their 2010 film Blue Valentine by shooting The Place Beyond the Pines, a film in which Gosling plays a motorcycle stunt rider and criminal (a familiar role for him) who tangles with a cop (Bradley Cooper) in the beginning of a conflict that involves their sons, as well. The movie also features Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Ray Liotta, and is said to be inspired by Jack London.
But the sonic palette of the film might be slightly more modern, as the score is being written by Mike Patton, best known for his work with Faith No More, Mr. Bungle and Fantomas. That’s not a choice I ever would have expected, but it might be pretty awesome.
The news comes via a press release from Patton’s publicist; there is no info other than that Cianfrance chose Patton for the gig. (And for fans of Patton’s various bands, there is also the news that the singer is finishing a new record with his band Tomahawk, which also features Duane Denison of the Jesus Lizard, Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle, and badass drummer John Stanier of Helmet and Battles. That should be a late summer release.)
We’ve run the first couple official images from The Place Beyond the Pines already, and I do love this early description of the movie from Cianfrance: “I have a film called The Place Beyond the Pines, which is all about fathers and guns, and it has motorcycles and guns in it. One thing I wanted to do with Blue Valentine was to make a really violent film without guns in it. The next one will have guns, so it will be easier.”
Here’s the plot:
Luke (Gosling) is a professional motorcycle rider who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Cooper) their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational fued. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is a rich dramatic thriller that traces the intersecting lives of fathers and sons, cops and robbers, heroes and villain.
Michael Giacchino’s ‘Super 8′ Soundtrack in Concert | Film Music Reporter
Last weekend, Michael Giacchino conducted a concert on the roof of J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot. The scores performed include the Bad Robots productions Super 8, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Star Trek and the TV show Lost. David Poland from Movie City News has published a video of the performance of the Super 8 suite from the concert and also interviewed the composer about his work on the film.