Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough - OST The Northman
01Approaching Hrafnsey
02The King
03Entering The Temple
04Last Teardrop
05Blood Tree, Part I
06Strike, Brother
08I Will Avenge You, Father
09The Land Of The Rus
10A Burning Barn
12Raven's Omen
13Storm At Sea / Yggdrasill
15I Will Save You, Mother
16Slave Work
18Follow The Vixen's Tail
21Mound Dweller
22To The Games
23Birch Woods
24First Of Many
25Trollish Sorcery
26Svid Night, Part I
27Svid Night, Part II
28I Am Your Death
29Come Morning
30I Am His Vengeance
34Hidden Valley
35Blood Tree, Part II
36Blód Inside / I Choose Both
37A Maiden King
38The Wolf Has Grown
39The Gates Of Hel / Slain By Iron
41Cut The Thread Of Fate
42Make Your Passage / Valhöll
43ættartré / End Credits

OST The Northman

Sacred Bones | Item No: 910536
CD | 2022 / US – Original | New
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"Rob wanted the world of The Northman to feel harsh and uncomfortable, and for everything to feel like it was caked in mud and dry blood, so it was crucial for the score to mirror that." Composers Robin Carolan (Tri-Angle Records) and Sebastian Gainsborough (Vessel) were given a task of epic proportions when director Rob Eggers (The VVitch, The Lighthouse) asked them to create the score for his ambitious and highly anticipated new film The Northman, releasing on April 22nd. They needed to make a score that both honored the immense research that had gone into the authenticity of this Viking era period piece and complimented the cinematic maximalism of the film for a modern audience. The artists stretched themselves to the depths of their creativity and the resulting album is a gorgeous sonic tableaux that places the listener right in the center of the film. While arranging the score the composers consulted musician and ethnographer Poul Hoxbro for inspiration and insight into the history of Viking music. Having backgrounds in left field electronic music, Robin and Sebastian felt liberated by the constraint of using a small selection of musical tools for this piece. "Electronic music has almost limitless potential when it comes to making sounds and that's obviously an incredible thing, but you can also go down the wormhole and get lost in it sometimes. There's no risk of that happening when you only have a few primary instruments to draw upon." Robin remarked. They utilized traditional instruments such as the tagelharpa, langspil, kravik lyre, and säckpip to build the cinematic world of The Northman but they also took creative freedoms in adding instruments likes drums, which some academics believe wouldn't have played a big part in Viking musical culture, simply due to the lack of archaeological evidence of actual drums. "One of the pieces we wrote was intended to emulate the sound of a bullroarer; an ancient instrument used in sacred rituals or in battle to intimidate enemies. It makes a really disorienting roaring vibrato sound and low frequencies capable of traveling insane distances." Robin says when asked about one of the more unique aspects of the score. Everyone involved put so much effort into both their research and their creativity and this richness is evident in every track. The album as a whole is a cinematic masterpiece of sound and ambiance, both gorgeous and disturbing, like the film it so beautifully accompanies.
Item Details
Item No:910536
Artist:Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough
Titel:OST The Northman
Label:Sacred Bones
Katalog-Nr:SBRCD 307
Pressing:US – Original
Release Date:2022
Style:Movies | TV
Price:15,99 €
Weight:100g (plus 250g Packaging)
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