CD / LP - Temporary Residence Ltd. Records - August 31, 2018
1. Eli's Theme - 3:23 2. Scrap - 2:51 3. Flee - 4:57 4. Funeral Pyre - 3:19 5. Donuts - 6:24 6. Miscreants - 3:06 7. Guns Down - 6:19 8. KIN - 7:18 9. We're Not Done / End Title - 4:15
Total time - 41:45
Mogwai have announced the release of "KIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". It collects the band’s music for the upcoming sci-fi/crime drama starring Zoë Kravitz, James Franco, Dennis Quaid, and others. In a statement, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite said, “We were really excited to be asked to record the original score for Jonathan and Josh Baker’s debut movie KIN. It was amazing to do a project that was so different to anything we’ve done before and see how our music fits in a totally different environment to how it’s been used before.”
Excellent! This is my cup of tea (although perhaps slightly too much fuzz for my taste -- I prefer the dreamier parts of post-rock). Will be investigating. I hope their music for LES REVENANTS will get a release too.
Actually, no need for sarcasm here Shaun, because this kind of information is very helpfull, for me at least.
I was in a doubt if I might buy this (honestly this kind of music doesn't excites me), but now when I saw Adam's post the decision came much easier (I hate sleeves), so now I know I'll spend my shrinking funds on something else.
And yet, if someone offered me a great sounding CD release of say...
Story Of A Woman - John Williams Dracula - Complete - John Williams Wizard Of Loneliness - Michel Colombier Date With An Angel - Randy Kerber Aspen Extreme - Michael Convertino Volunteers - James Horner
...IN A CARDBOARD SLIPCASE... I would bite their hands off and hand over my moolah imeeds.
If you're still a physical album collector in this non-physical day and age, I can certainly understand the frustration of those who don't get it in their hands, or in a proper packaging.
But yet -- for me, the music has always been the most important. I'm constantly surprised when some new score or album is announced, and the majority of the posts are about the type of packaging. Comments about the actual music have become more and more of a rare commodity these days.
To Shaun -- I've tried to explain this several times before, but here I go again. In addition to the accurate comment my friend Thor made above, you must know that it's a matter of psychology.
There are 2 group types:
A. The "Listeners" - they don't care about the package format and are happy to listen to the music anyway. Might be digital, a CD-R, a jewel case, a sleeve, a sock, whatever, because the music is the only thing that matters.
B. The "Collectors" - for them the music is still the most important, but the packaging is as important as well. Because they want to own a specific product while being able to keep arranging it on a shelf, so they like standards and exact shapes. In this case: the standard is the "mighty jewel box".
Plus, the plastic case is easily replaceable if broken, squeezed or damaged, while any cardboard isn't. Therefore, anything packaged differently is considered hideous.
Unlike the first group, the second group face some additional problems:
1. Music they like + package they don't = probably will buy it, never will be fully conform, but still need to have it. If the opportunity to change the cardboard with a standard jewel case arise will not hesitate to re-buy the same album.
2. Music they don't like + package they do = tough decision, might be because they liked the film, they are following the composer, or just for the sake to have it. Usually this is a dilemma, but packaging is a factor in consideration.
3. Music they don't like + package they don't = easy resolution, because this thing is considered worthless, as if it just doesn't exist in our world.
4. Music they like + unavailable in any physical form = the worst nightmare for the collector! I know people who even make and print they own CDs with covers or booklets.
However, the "die-hard-collector" would never accept anything else than an original factory pressed silver disc in a standard plastic jewel case. Thankfully, leader labels like Intrada or LLL understand that.