For a film already moving along with its own dreamlike tenor and mood, director Gregg Araki wanted to ensure the sonic elements matched the rest of his carefully calibrated film “White Bird in a Blizzard.” So why not enlist the talents of former Cocteau Twins member Robin Guthrie and avant pianist Harold Budd? After all, it’s a collaboration that has worked before.
The musical duo first paired up to score Araki’s “Mysterious Skin” and also released a pair of albums together. And together they return for ‘Blizzard,’ and the results are pretty gorgeous. Below, you can hear a six-minute preview of the entire soundtrack, and it gives a nice sense of the airy, ethereal work on display. And even if most of the tracks see Guthrie and Budd working separately, it still feels like there’s a unified vision behind the songs.
“White Bird In A Blizzard” opens on VOD on September 25th and in limited release on October 24th. The soundtrack will be available via Lakeshore Records digitally on September 23rd, with a CD release to follow this fall. The preview, artwork and tracklist is below.
White Bird In A Blizzard (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd
01. Visions of Eve – Robin Guthrie
02. Brock’s Theme – Robin Guthrie
03. The Radiant Bride – Harold Budd
04. Curious – Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie
05. Forever Changed – Robin Guthrie
06. The Affair – Harold Budd
07. You Know The Combination – Robin Guthrie
08. Without A Trace – Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie
09. Lament For Eve – Harold Budd
10. The Drive – Harold Budd
11. I’m Here, Kat, I’m Here – Robin Guthrie
12. White Bird – Robin Guthrie