In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we revisit Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly film, featuring score by Graham Reynolds! The album was released last year on vinyl via Lakeshore and Fire Records. Richard Linklater’s film based on a story by Philp K. Dick, which stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., and Winona Ryder, was a visual delight produced in rotoscope animation and considered a commercial success at the time of its release in 2006. Hailed as “one of the most faithful movie adaptations of any Dick story to date” (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune), its influence in pop culture endures to this day.
Fans of the film will surely prick their ears to discover stars Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder have reunited in their upcoming film, Destination Wedding (in theaters August 31). The film features score by triple EMMY® Winner William Ross (Ladder 49, Away and Back) — stay tuned for soundtrack release information on this!
Austin-based composer and bandleader Graham Reynolds—celebrated for wide-ranging credits that include film scores for Richard Linklater and collaborations with Jack Black and DJ Spooky — leads a rousing experimental chamber opera that pays tribute to a revolutionary and legendary figure. Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance explores the life and legacy of Pancho Villa, and sonically traverses both Mexican and American perspectives to reveal intersections and conflicts to create a borderless dialogue about the shared histories of Mexico and the United States. Featuring hybrid compositional and production techniques and an extensive sound palette, Pancho Villa is a rousing transnational collaboration that brings together Mexico City theater collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol as librettists, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, Kronos Quartet lighting designer Brian Scott, Austin Lyric Opera tenor Paul Sanchez, mezzo-soprano Liz Cass, Grammy Award® winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, and backed by a stellar chamber ensemble with remixes by famed Monterrey DJ Toy Selectah.
Graham Reynolds complemented Linklater’s imagery with equally colorful music that is as unpredictable as its visual counterpart. – Score Keeper, Birth.Movies.Death
The Lakeshore Podcast is back and our Vinyl Specialist Tony Giles caught up with Graham Reynolds, composer of A Scanner Darkly! A Scanner Darkly, an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, was released back in 2006 to critical acclaim, and Lakeshore is proud to release the score on vinyl for the very first time in partnership with Fire Records! Listen to the podcast interview now at Birth.Movies.Death.
[Graham Reynolds’ score] is nothing short of the perfect fit for Richard Linklater’s next gen rotoscope interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s novel of drug induced paranoia and corporate mind control. – IGN
In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we revisit A Scanner Darkly Soundtrack–film directed by Richard Linklater! Using a technique called interpolated rotoscope to produce its distinct animated aesthetic, the film is adapted from a novel by Philip K. Dick and features score by Graham Reynolds (Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, Bernie)! Listen to this exclusive album preview below!
Graham’s latest release on Lakeshore, Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, is out now (get it on iTunes).