As always with Prince-Blythewood, the use of music provides sharp enhancement, with a subtle score by Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran that incorporates driving techno and percussion elements. – Hollywood Reporter
Academy Award®-nominated duo Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran (Lion) team up once again to lend their film music talents this time to The Old Guard, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s summer action film for Netflix. Based on the graphic novel series by Greg Rucka, the film stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde), Kiki Layne (Native Son, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Matthias Shoenaerts (Red Sparrow, The Danish Girl).
Lakeshore Records has released The Old Guard — Music From The Nettflix and Skydance Film, available now digitally worldwide. See album purchase links, soundtrack reviews and more below.
As you can hear below, it’s moody and incorporates analog modular synthesizer while remaining true to the emotional roots of their work. It’s quite striking, and I can’t wait to hear more. – Collider
Academy Award®-nominated duo, Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka) and Dustin O’Halloran have teamed up once again for the score to Netflix/Skydance’s upcoming original film, The Old Guard! Listen to the debut track, “The Iron Maiden” now exclusively at Collider! Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack digitally on Friday, July 10, 2020 — the day of the film release on Netflix! The album is available on pre-order now. See the track list below and watch the film trailer.
Subtle, haunting and intensely melodic, the string-based music might be the year’s most beautiful score – The Wrap
In collaboration with Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talkcomposer Nicholas Britell tells of finding the sound of love: “Together, we explored a sonic landscape filled with brass and strings, while also venturing into some quite extreme experimentation,” said Nicholas Britell. See the full story at The Wrap.
A transcendent riff of loft jazz and Harlem neighborhood soundscapes that beams down from the vastness of space to envelop Barry Jenkins’ romantic images… – Matt Patches, Polygon
In this interview with If Beale Street Could Talk composer Nicholas Britell, Polygon drills down on the sounds you may or may not have heard on the Academy Award®-nominated score, and so much more. Read the full story at Polygon before you take the score for another spin.
Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning film If Beale Street Could Talk is now available on Digital and Blu-ray/DVD. See below for soundtrack and film purchase links.
Here’s a great A to Z primer on If Beale Street Could Talk Composer Nicholas Britell, straight from the composer himself in this video interview with Film.Music.Media.! Find out what inspired him to get into film scoring and who he has worked with over the years, leading up to his Academy Award® nomination for Beale Street! See listening and soundtrack purchase links below.