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Listen: Full Soundtrack To ‘The Revenant’ By Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, And The National’s Bryce Dessner

Listen: Full Soundtrack To 'The Revenant' By Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, And The National's Bryce Dessner

Now that the short-lived and ridiculous “bear rape” controversy surrounding “The Revenant” is over, we can get back to talking about the actual movie, and at the moment, the buzz is growing quite loud. The film has started screening for critics and if you put your ear to the ground, you’ll hear the praise loud and clear for Alejandro G. Inarritu‘s vengeance tale, but let’s not forget, the picture has quite a lineup of artists for the score.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto have written the score for “The Revenant,” with additional music coming from The National‘s Bryce Dessner. And today there’s a little taste of the latter’s contribution with his “Imagining Buffalo.” It’s a synth and strings combo that’s quite stirring, even if it’s not what we’d immediately associated with Inarritu’s gritty and grim tale. But as we know, if there’s a cinematic rulebook, the filmmaker prefers to rip it in half and do things his way.

The soundtrack will be released digitally on the same day the film opens on December 25th. It will then hit CD on January 8th, but if you want it on vinyl, you’ll have to wait until April. Check out the full tracklist and Dessner’s tune below. [FACT/Film Music Reporter]

“The Revenant” Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. The Revenant Main Theme
2. Hawk Punished
3. Carrying Glass
4. First Dream
5. Killing Hawk
6. Discovering River
7. Goodbye to Hawk
8. Discovering Buffalo
9. Hell Ensemble
10. Glass and Buffalo Warrior Travel
11. Arriving at Fort Kiowa
12. Church Dream
13. Powaqa Rescue
14. Imagining Buffalo
15. The Revenant Theme 2
16. Second Dream
17. Out of Horse
18. Looking For Glass
19. Cat & Mouse
20. The Revenant Main Theme Atmospheric
21. Final Fight
22. The End
23. The Revenant Theme (Alva Noto Remodel)

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