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DiS' favourite Icelandic sculpter of heart-fracturingly beautiful post-classical music Ólafur Arnalds has created a soundtrack for a film starring the likes of Demi Moore, and you can listen to it in full here.
The film Another Happy Day won a bunch of awards and critical praise last year, and as of yesterday you can purchase the soundtrack on the ever-brilliant Erased Tapes label from their online store. In his review of the OST record, DiS' Jazz Monroe said:
"Not entirely dissimilar from former labelmate Peter Broderick's recent Music for Confluence, musical accompaniment to a film about the Idaho murders, Another Happy Day is hardly one to take home to your grandparents. Creeping six and a half minute closer 'Everything Must Change' scratches through a jiggling gallimaufry of hobbled strings and keys, before swarming fuzz, slapping snares and high-pitched, depraved moans roundly displace any lingering sense of ease. But even when the rough winds of malaise are blowing a gale, you find shelter in something - the 25-year-old whizzkid betrays an eminent, emancipated joy in his creations, giving colour to an inscape that might easily sink under the heft of its implicit sorrow."
...and here's the trailer for the movie:
For more info visit Ólafur's website: olafurarnalds.com
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