The Northman Movie Soundtrack Heads To Digital And Red Vinyl

Composers Robin Carolan (Tri Angle Records) and Sebastien Gainsborough (Vessel) was given a task of epic proportions when director Rob Eggers (The Vitch, The Lighthouse) asked them to create the soundtrack for his ambitious and highly anticipated new film The man from the northout April 22 via Back Bundle Music and physically on 1st of July Going through Disks of Sacred Bones. The man from the northEggers’ action-packed epic, follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder and stars Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björkand Willem Dafoe.

LR: Robin Carolan, Sebastian Gainsborough.
Photo credit: Paulina Korobkiewicz.

“Robert wanted the world of The man from the north to feel hard and uncomfortable, and for everything to look like it was covered in mud and dry blood, so it was crucial that the score reflect that,” the composers said.

They had to create a soundtrack that both honors the immense research into the authenticity of this Viking-age story and compliments the film‘s cinematic maximalism for modern audiences. The artists pushed themselves to the depths of their creativity and the resulting album is a beautiful sonic tableau that puts the listener right in the center of the film. Today they share a preview of the soundtrack with “Sea Storm / Yggdrasill.

When arranging the score, the composers consulted musician and ethnographer Poul Høxbro for inspiration and insight into the history of Viking music. Having a background in left-wing electronic music, Robin and Sebastian felt liberated from the constraints 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 amazing 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 main instruments to draw on. remarked Robin.

The composers used traditional instruments such as the tagelharpa, langspil, kravik lyre and säckpipa to build the cinematic world of The Northman, but tried to experiment as much as possible with what they had in order to come up with something who still felt left field. leaning. “One of the pieces we wrote was meant to imitate the sound of a rhombus; an ancient, relatively humble instrument used in sacred rituals or in battle to intimidate enemies. It produces a truly disorienting roaring vibrato sound and was capable of creating incredibly low frequencies that could travel for miles. For this we tried to do the same thing, but the twist being that we used a massive 40 piece string set to do it. Recording that made for a pretty crazy and suitably unsettling experience. says Robin when asked about one of the most unique aspects of the soundtrack. Everyone involved has 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 mood, both beautiful and disturbing, like the film it accompanies so well.

The man from the north List of OST tracks:

1. Hrafinsey approach

2. The King

3. Enter the temple

4. Last Tear

5. Blood Tree

6. Strike, Brother

7. Get away

8. I will avenge you, father

9. The land of the Rus

10. A burning barn

11. clairvoyant

12. The Raven’s Omen

13. Storm at Sea / Yggdrasill

14. Iceland

15. I will save you, mother

16. Slave Labor

17. Guðrun

18. Follow the Fox’s Tail

19. He-Worciere

20. Draugr

21. Mound Dweller

22. At the Games

23. Birch woods

24. First of Many

25. Trollian Sorcery

26. Svid Night, Part 1

27. Svid Night, Part 2

28. I Am Your Death

29. Come in the morning

30. I am his revenge

31. Óðinn

32. Valkyrie

33. Vestrahorn

34. Hidden Valley

35. Tree of Blood, Part 2

36. Blóð Inside / I Choose Both

37. A Young King

38. The wolf has grown

39. The Gates of Hel / Slain by Iron

40. Hekla

41. Cut the Thread of Fate

42. Make Your Way / Valhöll

43. Ættartré / End credits

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