Download The ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ Score: [iTunes]
By now, devoted cinephiles likely know what to expect going into a Gregg Araki movie: sex-crazed teens, an overabundance of nudity (sometimes pretty, sometimes not), a dream-like story wrapped snugly in a nightmare and a killer soundtrack… Joy Division, The Cure, and all of your favorite synth-pop bands are prominently featured, their instantly recognizable sounds oozing throughout the film. – Under The Radar
Lakeshore Records released the dreamy score to White Bird In A Blizzard, composed by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and avant-guard composer, Harold Budd, who has collaborated with the likes of acclaimed record producer Brian Eno. Combined with the various artists soundtrack (get it here), this viewing experience is a time machine you shouldn’t miss! View our playlist below for more!
Director Gregg Araki’s indie drama, White Bird In A Blizzard stars Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now, Divergent Series films), Thomas Jane (Syfy’s “Expanse”), Eva Green (Casino Royale, Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”) and Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel, NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU”).
White Bird In A Blizzard now on Netflix or on Digital (rent it on iTunes).
Binge-Watch These Two Shailene Woodley Films With Unforgettable Soundtracks Before The Weekend
Shailene Woodley is an actress in demand and her latest film, Insurgent is out this weekend! If you love all things Shailene Woodley — she’s been in two films we love: White Bird In A Blizzard (featuring the ’80s period-inspired ambient score by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd) and The Spectacular Now (featuring the unforgettable score by Rob Simonsen, whose latest score on The Age of Adaline is coming soon) — then there’s no time like the present to pre-game her other films! See below for details.
Guthrie’s most high-profile collaboration may be with a director: along with Budd, he wrote and recorded the soundtrack to Gregg Araki’s cult hit Mysterious Skin, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This year finds Guthrie joining Budd and Araki for another film, White Bird In A Blizzard, starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, and Gabourey Sidibe. For this film’s soundtrack, Araki asked of something curious from Guthrie: to revisit his past for the film’s music.
When it comes to the sonic world of a film, music should be used with delicacy and forethought as if it were a character itself. The audience shouldn’t feel manipulated by a score or a song placed over a scene just so, as the cinematic sounds of a movie should simply be another layer inside a moment of its own merit—enhancing our viewing experience by catering to all the senses. -BlackBook
Araki’s best work is about a feeling, a moment carefully recalled, and here, he captures with great precision the uncertainty and anxiety of trying to figure out one’s own sexuality. –FlavorWire
Director Gregg Araki’s highly-anticipated film, White Bird In A Blizzard makes its theatrical debut today (check showtimes)! Starring Shailene Woodley, Shiloh Fernandez, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Thomas Jane, Gabourey Sidibe and Marc Indelicato, the coming of age tale set in the ’80s and ’90s is marked by Araki’s penchant for period authenticity including Lakeshore Records‘ soundtrack comprised of new music by Robin Guthrie (co-founder of Cocteau Twins) and Harold Budd, who released albums with legendary music producer Brian Eno, and David Sylvian, former frontman of New Wave band Japan.
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White Bird In A Blizzard Original Music By Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd: iTunes | Pre-order CD (avail. 10/27)
White Bird In A Blizzard
Original Music By 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