Although its domestic run has been less fruitful than A24 would expect or prefer, the critical conversation surrounding David Michôd‘s The Rover has been a predominantly positive one, suggesting that its day is still yet to come. One element that will stick with people is a score which, as composed by Antony Partos and performed by Sam Petty, stands apart. Avoiding the bombast that’s so common in any modern picture even remotely driven by action, its rather a collection soundscapes that capture those barren, desolate feelings which are key to the film’s Australian outback setting.

Hit Fix were granted a Sound Cloud stream, and in their article is a fine interview with Michôd and Partos, the pair charting a creative process from initial influences to actual recording. Now provided are six tracks concerned with, in the musician’s words, “a mood that was somehow tender but simultaneously alien,” as well as making you feel bad for not seeing this movie in the first place. I am certainly guilty.

Have a listen below:

What did you think of Partos and Petty’s work? Did you see The Rover?

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