The world of Ghost In The Shell naturally echoes with a synthesis of automated sounds, industrialized textures and cyberpunk artistry. Johnny Jewel’s composition “The Hacker” begins with portentous ticking punctuated by electronic swells as it rises towards a cinematic break that’s as stunning as it is scintillating. The track which appears on Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell [Paramount Pictures via Kobalt Music Recordings]–due out on March 31–is now available with the album’s pre-order at: https://ghostintheshell.lnk.to/album
Listen to Johnny Jewel’s “The Hacker” now here:
From the pages of the original 1989 Japanese manga by iconic Masamune Shirow to the 2017 Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment’s big screen adaptation of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson as its heroine, this immortal tale seamlessly lends itself to the ebb and flow of electronic music. The complete track listing for Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Ghost In The Shell is:
01) Kenji Kawai- “Utai IV Reawakening” (Steve Aoki remix)
02) Johnny Jewel – “The Hacker”
03) Boys Noize – “Cathryn’s Peak”
04) DJ Shadow ft. Nils Frahm – “Scars”
05) Above & Beyond – “Surge”
06) IO Echo – “Aokigahara Forest” (Album Only)
07) Tricky – “Escape”
08) Ki: Theory – “Enjoy The Silence” (Album Only)
09) Johnny Jewel – “Free Fall”
10) Gary Numan – “Bed Of Thorns”
11) Johnny Jewel – “The Key”
12) Kenji Kawai- “Utai IV Reawakening”
Gorillaz will release their highly-anticipated new album, ‘Humanz’, on April 28 via Parlophone. A six-minute Jamie Hewlett-directed animated film, featuring four Humanz tracks – ‘Saturnz Barz’ (in full), and part of ‘Ascension’, ‘Andromeda’ and ‘We Got The Power’ – is now available to watch below:
The Home soundtrack, featuring new tracks by Chromatics and Symmetry, is officially out on October 14th via Italians Do It Better. Check it out below.
The soundtrack to Johnny Jewel’s score of the film Home will be released digitally on Italians Do It Better on October 14th. The CD and vinyl editions of the soundtrack will coincide with the film’s theatrical release in January. The new Chromatics song “Magazine” receives a video by Home director Fien Troch, comprised of scenes from her film.
The first side of Jewel’s soundtrack for Home is made up of new and unreleased tracks from Chromatics and Symmetry, and the soundtrack’s second half consists of score for the film by Johnny Jewel.
Home Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1. Magazine – Chromatics
2. Paradise – Chromatics
3. The Magician – Symmetry
4. Alligator – Symmetry
5. Countdown – Symmetry
6. Running From The Sun (End Credits Version) – Chromatics
7. Home – Johnny Jewel
8. Subdivisions – Johnny Jewel
9. Trust – Johnny Jewel
10. Remorse – Johnny Jewel
11. Endless – Johnny Jewel
12. Isolation – Johnny Jewel
13. Decay – Johnny Jewel
14. Youth – Johnny Jewel
Home had its world premiere in August at the Venice Film Festival, where Fien Troch won Best Director in the Orizzonti section.
On the heels of their critically acclaimed single featuring Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana and Lil Yachty, “In My Foreign”, Los Angeles-based music collective The Americanos (Louie Rubio, Alexander Shultz and James Corrine) are very excited to share their new single for one of streaming television’s most hotly anticipated shows to date – The Get Down. Co-produced by Baz Luhrmann and Nas, The Americanos’ new production “Set Me Free” (ft. Nile Rodgers) with Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz on the show, is featured in the series trailer, and lands digitally today. Highlighted by Herizen Guardiola’s rich vocal stylings and and Nile Rodgers on guitar, the track builds to a genre-bending soundscape that illustrates a very personal sentiment. The group comments:
“When Baz Lurhman came to us to work on one of the most important hit songs in ‘The Get Down’ we were honored. He needed a huge dance anthem that could seamlessly combine Gospel, Afro-Latin, Disco, and Hip Hop, and so “Set Me Free” was created. Baz loved the track so much he ended up extending certain parts of the song so he could use it as much as possible in the show. We’re a DJ group with a crazy vinyl collection but we’re also multi-instrumentalists and big Baz fans so this was a perfect fit for us.”
Baz Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet and Strictly Ballroom, says of the project: “This is living history. The forefathers of it are actually living… There have been times when I haven’t known if I could do this. I haven’t had a break of any kind in two years. It is constant and relentless.”
In addition to The Americanos, The Get Down features original music and onscreen appearances by the likes of Grandmaster Flash, Jaden Smith, Christina Aguilera, Donna Summer, Nile Rodgers, Teddy Pendergrass, Leon Bridges, Janelle Monáe and up-and-coming young actors Herizen Guardiola, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen. The series is the debut TV effort of Baz Luhrmann, and highlights the era of disco, hip-hop and soul set in South Bronx in the late ‘70s.”The Get Down” is set to debut as a Netflix Original TV Series via the online streaming service on August 12, 2016.
Tune into the trailer for The Get Down, where “Set Me Free” appears at the 1:26 mark, right HERE:
French director, Louis de Caunes, brings a short movie produced by ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’ knockout star Adèle Exarchopoulos, who also stars alongside real life partner, Parisian actor and model Jérémie Laheurte.
Born out of a meeting between the celebrated director and the on- and off-screen couple, the idea was to paint a picture of two people meeting and embarking on a pretend love story. Louis couldn’t think of anyone more suitable for the job that César nominated scriptwriter Marie Monge (‘Marseille La Nuit’), to develop a script describing the presages of a love story; the contrast between the passion of one night and the hard awakening of the next day.
Watch the short movie here:
The music video is an edited version of ‘Apnee’, a short film, that will broadcast on French TV channel Canal Plus on 1st December, and featuring an extended version of TOYS’ single ‘Fire’ as the soundtrack.
Louise explains: “‘Apnée’ is about the birth of a love story and the intense and contradictory feelings you can experience at the very beginning of a relationship. Toys scored the short film and it felt right to also release it as a music video for the theme song of the film, ‘Fire’, as it talks exactly about the feelings depicted in the film by Adèle Exarchopoulos and Jérémie Laheurte. We have an ongoing collaboration with Toys that started with a music video and continued with a couple of commercials that they scored. Now this. It feels to me like it just gets better and better, but I might be blinded by love.”
Comprising of Parisians Paul Prier and Bastien Doremus, TOYS is a family affair, born in a Paris studio that has become the band’s second home. The pair has worked tirelessly for two years, touching up their style to produce an infectious energy of pop packed with synthesizers and bathed in hip-hop and house. The duo places a strong focus on visual aspects, with their latest EP title track, ‘Golden Line’, accompanied by an emotionally arresting video following a young boy’s quest for identity. Directed by award-winning short film-maker Vladimir de Fontenay, it had its debut screening at SXSW last March.
TOYS ’Golden Line’ deluxe EP including ‘Golden Line’, ‘Fire’ and remixes by A Theory, Arigato Massaï, Jo Def and Trash Lagoon is available now: http://po.st/GLDeluxeUK
Nicolas Jaar has shared, on his label Other People‘s YouTube channel, an alternate soundtrack for the 1969 avant-garde Soviet/Armenian film “The Color Of Pomegranates”, a biography of the Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova (King of Song), directed by Sergei Parajanov. You can watch the entire 77-minute film, complete with Jaar’s score, below.
Garden of Eden
Pass the Time
The Fool and his Harem
Being and Nothingness
Beasts of this Earth
Fall into Time
Folie à Deux
Screams at the Edge of Dawn
Tower of Sin