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Only Lovers Left Alive Soundtrack,
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Having recently seen the film at our local independent cinema and loved it, I 'needed' to get hold of the music - music is such an integral part of the film, and creates much of the atmosphere. This is an album of experimental sounds, guitars and electronica, evoking the spirit of a broken-down Detroit or Tangier at night. The soundscapes are broad and atmospheric, but not so obscure that you can't dance to them... There is also one song, Hal by Yasmine Hamdan (a Lebanese singer who is briefly featured in the film performing the song), which is as beautiful as the rest of the soundtrack and fits alongside it perfectly. Most of the music is by the film's director, Jim Jarmusch's band SQURL, often in collaboration with Josef Van Wissem. I highly recommend this album in its own right to anyone who loves experimental and atmospheric music with great dynamic range, rhythm and soul, and for anyone who has enjoyed the film, this is a must-have!