Under The Skin Sountrack
After seeing Under the Skin this past weekend, I quickly fell in love with the incredible soundtrack. Mica Levi (of Miccachu and the Shapes) was approached by director Johnathan Glazer and his team to come up with music that appropriately suited the dark, otherwordly film. Levi used inspiration the likes of John Cale and euphoric dance to create not just a soundtrack, but a haunting accompaniment that is absolutely vital to the film. She wrote the music and played most of it on a viola in spaces ranging from a studio in a storage facility to a more traditional recording venue.
This is the first soundtrack in quite some time that I quickly went out and bought. The soundscapes are a perfect match for the film and capture the quiet, moodiness of Johansson’s alien character. To top things off, this was the best sci-fi film I have seen in years and I’m looking forward to many repeat viewings.
Download it here.