Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, OST (2011)

The 2010’s score by Reznor and Ross for David Fincher’s “The Social Network” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and the Academy Award for Original Score in 2011 and Reznor announced that he would again be working with Fincher, this time to provide the score for the American adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” A cover of “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin produced by Reznor and Ross, with Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) as featured singer, was released as trailer for the film and it became viral on the internet. I have to admit it, I’m a Reznor fan since his 1989 debut studio album under the moniker Nine Inch Nails and follow his career since constantly and I admire his work, his ability to reinvent himself and his music, his creativity to not copying himself repeatedly, but dare to experiment with sounds and eventually styles, although remaining Trent Reznor and ultimately Nine Inch Nails.
The soundtrack for “The Social Network” it wasn’t his first involvement into cinema. Reznor produced the soundtracks for Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers” in 1994 and David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” in 1997 where he is credited for “Driver Down” and “Videodrones; Questions”, while another track, “The Perfect Drug”, is credited to Nine Inch Nails.
A soundtrack is quite a different thing than a music album of an artist or band. Can’t compare one to another in no circumstances. It’s actually – I believe – a totally different occupation/job and involved quite different crafts, skills, ultimately talent. Read more Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, OST (2011)

Bono And The Edge – Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – OST (2011)

The Spider-Man comics were created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and published by Marvel Comics for the first time in 1962. As kid, I saw “The Amazing Spider-Man”, which aired in ’77-’78 and obviously Spidey was one of my heroes. Based on a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is the most expensive – $70 million and counting – Broadway production in history, a rock musical with music and lyrics by U2’s Bono and The Edge. Two Irish guys writing a rock musical for Broadway, it is something. While U2 fans waiting for the new album, we’ve got “Duals” and now this soundtrack. Bono said: “If we thought it would take this long, there is not a chance on earth we’d have done it.”
The musical get mixed, but mainly negative reviews. “Upon a preliminary viewing back in February, “Spider-Man” was a spectacular mess. The finished version is reasonably improved but somewhat less spectacular.” – Steven Suskin wrote in Variety. The Hollywood Reporter called the show a “bloated monster” while The New York Times branded it “a bore”. Peter Marks for The Washington Post said about the new show – “a definite upgrade” to its previous version, “this effects-driven musical is still situated a wide canyon’s distance from good”. The Associated Press summed up its opinion by saying: “It may not be the best thing in theater, but it is far from the worst show in Broadway history.” Read more Bono And The Edge – Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark – OST (2011)

SPIN Magazine’s Free Album Download!

“Whoachella” is the SPIN Magazine‘s Soundtrack for The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival that kick off  today in the California desert and it’s a three days event. So, if you’re not a subscribed reader of the Magazine, you can go on their site and giving up your e-mail, you’ll get this mixtape for free.  Nice. 🙂 Features tracks from PJ Harvey, Cut Copy, The London Suede, Wire, !!!, Big Audio Dynamite, Glasser, The Chemical Brothers, Lightning Bolt and Erykah Badu, 10 tracks, perfect for a loud and hot party, Friday, Saturday or even Sunday evening. It has a warm taste of the sweet eighties, but the pulse of the now days indie. But hey! free stuffs are good stuffs and if you miss the event, this mixtape makes you move on. So, shut up and dance motherfucker!

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VA – Homefront – Songs For The Resistance, OST (2011)

“Homefront” is the controversial first-person shooter video game developed by Kaos Studios and published by THQ. The antagonists in “Homefront” were originally intended to be Chinese, but were later replaced by North Koreans for two reasons: a possible backlash by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and the reality of economic interdependence between America and China. Homefront is set in a near future America in 2027 when a nuclear-armed Korean People’s Army invades the USA. The game is written by John Milius, who co-wrote “Apocalypse Now” and wrote/directed “Red Dawn”. In the speculative fiction, post peak oil world that features a significantly diminished United States, and a united Korea that has built a massive alliance in East Asia. The game focuses on the collapse of the United States, subsequent occupation by the Greater Korean Republic – a united Korea under the rule of North Korea – and the American Resistance that fights said occupation. The player is invited to join the American Resistance, “using guerrilla tactics, commandeering military vehicles, and utilizing advanced drone technology”. For sales of Homefront to Japan, the game has been censored by removing all references to North Korea including pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.The changes are replaced by using a “A Certain Country to the North” and the “Northern Leader”. Read more VA – Homefront – Songs For The Resistance, OST (2011)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network (2010)

N-am fermă în Virtualia şi nu cresc, nu fur oi, capre sau vaci nici în viaţa de zi cu zi, nici pe internet. N-am sute de prieteni nici pe Facebook, nici pe MySpace şi nici măcar în viaţa reală. În fapt prietenii mi-i pot număra pe degete şi cred că-i bine aşa, chiar nu contează numărul lor, ci relaţia pe care o avem, adică prietenia. Nu socializez excesiv, ba, chiar sunt un pic sociofob, nu mă dă pe afară compasiunea pentru semeni. Şi apropo: nu semnez petiţii, nu particip la strângerea de semnături pentru interzicerea avortului fiindcă am convingerea că sunt mult prea mulţi idioţi – avortoni – printre noi. Nimeni nu-i perfect. Şi nimeni nu e nimeni. 😀
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg ( 😛 ) are 26 de ani (născut pe 14 mai 1984) este co-fondatorul reţelei de socializare Facebook, deţine 24% din acţiuni şi conform ultimelor date valorează 6,9 miliarde de parai. Facebook-ul a fost lansat în 2004, adică omu’ a produs aproximativ un miliard pe an. Prost nu o fi şi pe semne a avut şi ceva bulan.
Noul film, „The Social Network” este ecranizarea cărţii „The Accidental Billionaires” (Miliardari accidentali, deh, nu ca la noi, de carton…. ) scrisă de Ben Mezrich. Nici cartea, nici filmul nu se doreşte un documentar şi nu reflectă „povestea adevărată”, ci creează o intrigă în centrul căreiea personajul principal – Zuckerberg interpretat de Jesse Eisenberg – este un tip „normal”, cu trăsături atât pozitive, cât şi negative, nu s-a încercat „romantizarea” personajului ca de exemplu în „The People vs. Larry Flynt” al lui Miloš Forman în care Larry Flynt este prezentat ca un tip amuzant şi un Robin Hood contemporan.
Ideea de a face un film despre Zuckerberg pare totuşi puerilă. Faza cu „nu poţi avea 500 de milioane de prieteni fără a-ţi face câţiva duşmani” e totuşi simpatică. N-am văzut încă filmul, dar recunosc, am rezerve şi oarecum idei preconcepute legat de subiect. Faptul că filmul este făcut de David Fincher, celebru pentru „Alien 3”, „Seven”, „The Game”, „Fight Club”, Read more Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Social Network (2010)