Acclaimed experimental producer Daniel Lopatin, a.k.a. Oneohtrix Point Never, today shared two new snippets from his original soundtrack for the upcoming feature film Good Time. They appear in the first official trailer for the Ben and Joshua Safdie-directed film; the first is a solo ambient work called “Hospital Escape” and the second is a pensive collaboration with rock icon Iggy Pop, titled “The Pure And The Damned.”
Good Time stars Robert Pattinson, and is about his attempt to rescue his brother from prison and escape from the law himself after a bank robbery. The Safdie brothers are known for directing films including 2014’s Heaven Knows What and 2009’s Daddy Longlegs.
Film and TV website The Playlist first reported that Lopatin was scoring the film last week. In a Twitter response to their story about the movie, the Safdie brothers described the tone of his soundtrack as something like a sequel to his 2009 compilation Rifts.
In an interview with Rolling Stone last month, Iggy Pop described the experience of working with Lopatin. “I had a ball doing that,” he said. “It was challenging musically.”
Just this past weekend, it was announced that Lopatin was also working on music with David Byrne and Brian Eno.
Good Time is an official selection for the upcoming Cannes film festival, which begins tomorrow, May 17, and lasts until May 28. It will open in theaters on August 11.
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Fresh off of releasing a remix of the Twin Peaks theme music yesterday, Los Angeles beatmaker Flying Lotus last night shared a ethereal new track called “Night Grows Pale.” The song samples British rock band Queen’s 1974 song “White Queen (As It Began),” transforming a snippet from that baroque rock track into a swirlingly psychedelic, laid back jam.
The song combines pairs spiritual jazz flourishes with spacey funk melodies, and FlyLo has fittingly used a photo of Freddie Mercury for the song’s artwork. Best of all, he’s made it available for free download on SoundCloud.
The Brainfeeder boss has not released a new album since 2014’s You’re Dead!, so here’s hoping these new tracks hint at even more to come.
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The return of The Avalanches has been a bit of a rollercoaster. First, lead single “Frankie Sinatra” fell a bit flathard not to do when the expectations are as high as they were. Then a small sample of “Subways” was released, which got our hopes up and reignited the already-hazardous levels of hype. And then the (now) trio had visa issues in the EU, canning their plans for a live band at Primavera Sound, and meaning a DJ set had to be thrown together at the last minute, with a little help from Jamie xx.
But despite all the nonsense and the gossip, its been a wild ride. And after last weekend’s release of second single “Colours,” and today’s long-awaited drop of “Subways,” it feels like things might finally be on track. It seems like The Avalanches we know and love are back to form. Faith restored and all that.
Listen to “Subways”the best and most promising release from The Avalanches 2.0 we’ve seen yetbelow, and keep an eye out for that Bar-Kays/Will Smith sample. You can also read our interview with Chandra Oppenheim, the now-grown-up 12-year-old sampled on the song.
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