Trials + Tribulations


La Piel Que Habito
November 9, 2011, 3:26 pm
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Not only is Pedro Almodóvar’s newest movie, The Skin I Live In, an excellent film, it also features great music. The score by Alberto Iglesias, is compelling but not overbearing. Almodóvar is pretty well known for using music during integral scenes, and for this film he chooses Trentemøller’s “Shades of Marble” for an intense cat-and-mouse moment creating an eerie but exciting atmosphere.

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11652998/Shades%20Of%20Marble%20%28Original%20Mix%29.mp3|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Trentemøller – Shades of Marble



The First Time I Saw Jupiter
July 12, 2011, 10:53 am
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Fall On Your Sword are Phill Mossman, one-time LCD Soundsystem member, and Will Bates. Together they have scored five feature-length films, their newest being for the sci-fi drama Another Earth. They’re releasing extended edits of songs from the score on DFA Records, and for good reason. The glitchy space anthems fit right next to Juan Maclean on the DFA bookcase. Hear the original version of the A-side “The First Time I Saw Jupiter” below and check out the trailer for the film if you haven’t seen it yet. The single is out July 26th on DFA.

Fall on Your Sword – The First Time I Saw Jupiter



Sticks & Stones
March 28, 2010, 4:35 pm
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Here’s a new track by Jónsi of Sigur Rós from the soundtrack for the new movie How To Train Your Dragon. It’s a pretty, rollicking track (if not a little short), akin to the songs on his upcoming solo release Go.

Sticks & Stones



Rudo y Cursi

I am very excited because this year, FINALLY, I will be going to Sundance. Well, a screening that’s part of Sundance. The movie’s not in competition but hey, I wanna see it. The movie stars Mexico’s biggest actor-exports Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. You might have seen them both in Y tu mamá también and in other roles in other movies (Bernal: The Science of Sleep, Babel; Luna: Criminal, Milk). This is the first time since Y tu mamá they’ll be reunited onscreen. And it’s even filmed by Carlos Cuarón (the brother of Alfonso Cuaron, director of Y tu mamá).

It’s called Rudo y Cursi. In addition to looking hilarious, it has an awesome soundtrack. It comes in two discs (Rudo and Cursi, one for each brother) and seems to stem from the onscreen brothers’ different music tastes. The disc Rudo features well-known American acts like Black Lips and Devendra Banhart, while disc Cursi has a lot of Mexican music. Here’s a bit of both. And be sure to check out the trailer below!!

Juana Molina-Rudo y Cursi
Devendra Banhart-Lindo Cihuatlán
Black Lips-Árboles De La Barranca
No Somos Machos…Pero Somos Muchos-Amor del Cielo
Gael Garcia Bernal-Quiero Que Me Quieras
(“I Want You to Want Me,” in Spanish)