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New Stills From ‘Cosmopolis’ Put Focus on Supporting Cast; Preview Howard Shore & Metric’s Score

Written by on May 8, 2012 

With a release eyed for this summer following a Cannes debut, the updates from David Cronenberg‘s crazy-looking Cosmopolis are coming in full swing. Today we’ve got our first listen from the score for the Robert Pattinson-starrer by long-time collaborator Howard Shore and the Canadian indie band Metric. Howe Records have a preview of the 11 tracks and it sounds to be a pumping, energetic good time. These collaborations with established composer and popular band have proved successful in the past and under Cronenberg’s guidance, this is sounding like a great one. Check out those previews at the link (via The Playlist), with a blurb about the score, along with new photos from the film featuring Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Mathieu Amalric, Kevin Durand and more. [Official Press Kit, Kinopoisk]

The soundtrack for Cosmopolis reunites composer Howard Shore and the band METRIC for another cinematic collaboration. While writing the score for David Cronenberg’s film adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis, Shore conceived of a particular live sound to achieve his vision and invited METRIC to perform the score and co-write three songs. The music was recorded in November 2011 at the band’s own Giant Studios in Toronto, produced by Howard Shore and METRIC guitarist Jimmy Shaw, and mixed by John O’Mahony at Liberty Studios in Toronto and Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The result is an atmospheric, urban soundscape of analog synths and layered guitars featuring the hypnotic vocals of METRIC lead singer Emily Haines. The Cosmopolis soundtrack also features “Mecca” by Somali Singer/Rapper K’NAAN with lyrics by the artist and Don DeLillo.

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