His score for the hitman-redemption potboiler You Were Never Really Here mirrors Joaquin Phoenix’s remarkable performance, flicking quickly between Drive-wave menace and fluttering string elegies. – The Playlist
It’s been a year of reinvention, says The AV Club of the film scores out in 2018. Both the compositions of Johann Johannsson (Mandy) and Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here) — which made their tightly-curated 10 Best Film Scores of 2018 list — may fit the bill or their scores are just so special that it defies the typical film music critic descriptors. Lakeshore Records (together with Invada Records in the UK) released both of these critically-acclaimed scores, and you can find them now on Digital, CD and vinyl, worldwide. See the full list at The AV Club.
Mandy marked a new musical direction for Jóhannsson, one that pulls the seemingly contradictory aural impulses of lush synthesizer romance, cold percussive menace, and harsh buzzsaw guitars into one doom metal-influenced ambient whole that sets your whole body abuzz with blissful waves of ecstatic noise.
The public demands it! Join the Mandy cult when the critically-acclaimed film screens on December 7 at Midnight in Los Angeles at the Landmark Nuart Theatre! The film will be introduced by Producer Daniel Noah and moderated by Mayhem Director Joe Lynch! Book your tickets now while they’re still available, online at the Landmark website.
As part of the Bill Duke series, movie fans who have been dying to see Mandy in the big screen can catch screenings at the Metrograph in New York City from November 16 to 19! Mandy co-screenwriter Aaron Stewart-Ahn will be introduce the film at select screenings, so book your tickets now at Metrograph online.
Mandy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Johann Johannsson is available now via Lakeshore and Invada Records:
You read that right! Director Panos Cosmatos partakes in his very first podcast in a recent Shock Waves podcast show to talk about his filmmaking journey to the cult film phenomenon that is Mandy! If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a conversation with Panos Cosmatos, this is the interview to hear! The show kicks off with the hosts, Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, and Rebekah McKendry, who offer their take on the film and soundtrack. Let us know what you think about their reviews below!
Lakeshore and Invada Records have released Mandy – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available now on vinyl, CD and digital formats!
We welcome the helmer of MANDY and BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW for his first ever podcast appearance to talk about his early filmmaking days, the long road and inspiration to get MANDY made, working with Nicolas Cage, and much, much more!
Episode 113: Panos Cosmatos’ First Podcast! Report from Frightfest! THE NUN reviewed! And the first ever podcast interview with the director of MANDY & BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW! Now up on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or direct! https://t.co/Ofk1IS2sw1pic.twitter.com/QEF0PeE95j
How to describe Mandy? Imagine a live-action version of the cover art from a band that sang about dragons, Vikings and both Sodom and Gomorrah, set to a score from the late Jóhann Jóhannsson, that’s half the hardest basslines you’ll find outside a Berlin basement club and half atmospherics that would give Beelzebub himself the willies. – Andrew Lowry, Empire Online
Ahead of the UK theatrical release, critics reviews continue to roll in for Mandy, Directed by Panos Cosmatos! Empire Magazine remarks on the chilling score by the late Johann Johannsson to what critics are already calling a new cult classic. If you haven’t yet seen the film, this review is pretty spoiler free. If you’re not in the UK, you can catch Mandy in select theaters now and on Digital VOD (rent it on iTunes). The soundtrack released by Lakeshore and Invada Records is available now on Digital and Vinyl formats!