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Music from 'Another Earth'

Ladies and gentlemen, we are floating in space!

No matter how audiences receive “Another Earth” when the Sundance drama tinged with sci-fi elements opens Friday here in the 405, one thing is certain: Its stellar soundtrack is heavenly.

Eighteen of its 19 tracks are original compositions from new duo Fall on Your Sword, a new project of composer Will Bates and LCD Soundsystem’s Philip Mossman. Here, they’ve crafted an ethereally threaded, warm blanket of trippy, downtempo instrumentals, delivered atop a bed of understated electronics and orchestral instruments. Think a toned-down Tangerine Dream as remixed by Two Lone Swordsmen.

The album opens and closes with variations on its stark, sonic theme, “The First Time I Saw Jupiter,” whose simple melodics and stick percussion result in instant accessibility and addiction. “Rhoda’s Theme” seems beamed from space, accompanied by a ghostly wisp of an angelic voice, while “Making Contact” breaks out of the box to offer some ominous vibes via strings. I don’t know what pep meds “Rhoda’s Theme/Returning to John” are on, but I want some.

The disc is peppered with a number of short, piano-driven bits like “Bob the Robot” and “House Theme,” serving as transitional bridges to the showier numbers. Another track doing the same is Phaedon Papadopoulos “Sonatina in D Minor,” a straightforward piano piece that’s not out of character, given the tone Fall on Your Sword establishes.

If the movie proves even half this good, yum. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.16.2011 2 years ago
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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This intriguing sci-fi drama goes slightly out of orbit.


Sci-Fi

Phil Bacharach
You’ve got to admire the DIY ethic of “Another Earth.” Raw and grainy, it is steadfastly committed to its own smarts and vision — even if it ultimately falls short of its ambitions.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

VOTD: Galaxy quest

I remember ‘The First Time I Saw Jupiter.’

While Mike Cahill’s film “Another Earth” may have proved a bit overly ambitious, today’s VOTD is nothing of the sort.

The movie was scored by DFA Records band Fall On Your Sword, which features LCD Soundsystem’s (!) Philip Mossman, and the instrumental theme song, “The First Time I Saw Jupiter,” gets an original video that’s unsettled by some cool, twitchy videography.

You can read Phil Bacharach’s review of “Another Earth” here, but first watch a bunch of stuff floating in a classroom:

by Matt Carney 12.07.2011 2 years ago
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