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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

Muhly's score for this upcoming drama about a murder among the Beat Generation poets has already gotten a mention in a review of the film posted at Indiewire:

"KILL YOUR DARLINGS often looks quite beautiful. The production design is great for its shoestring budget and Nico Muhly’s score ('The Reader,' 'Margaret') is often the most beautiful and affecting element of the piece."

Full review here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-kill-your-darlings-starring-daniel-radcliffe-dane-dehaan-elizabeth-olsen-more-20131016

Sounds like fertile ground for an inventive composer like Muhly. I'm excited to hear it. Has anyone managed to see any early screenings of the movie?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I have two score CD's by Muhly and I love them both.
Joshua is one the most strident and beautiful horror scores I've heard in years. It reminds me of Goldsmith in it's design and execution.
The Reader is a low-key, but very effective score, with some lovely, melancholic music that just breaks your heart (seeing the film added to my enjoyment of the score...Joshua less so).
I think that's everything, film-score-wise, by him (that I know of anyway). I know he had a score rejected for that post-9/11 film that Desplat took over on and Margaret never got released.
I keep meaning to give a listen to his non-score CD's, but haven't gotten 'round to it yet.
This sounds cool, hope someone sticks it out (preferably on CD).

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Nice! Looking forward to hearing this one. Muhly is a very talented composer!

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 8:05 PM   
 By:   Dalboz17   (Member)

Just watched this and really enjoyed the score. Takes Muhly's traditional piano/strings classical-sounding sensibilities and adds some Jon Brion-esque touches. Minimal and effective. Sad to see there's not an album yet!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Sounds right up my street. I too hope there is a CD release.
How much music is there in the film by him? Enough for a score album?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Sounds right up my street. I too hope there is a CD release.
How much music is there in the film by him? Enough for a score album?


Not unless you include the period source music/songs. There isn't a lot of score in the film. The only time you really get to hear any of it is in the End Credits.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Sounds right up my street. I too hope there is a CD release.
How much music is there in the film by him? Enough for a score album?


Not unless you include the period source music/songs. There isn't a lot of score in the film. The only time you really get to hear any of it is in the End Credits.

James


Color me wrong. There's a digital release running about 30 minutes:



http://www.amazon.com/Darlings-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B00GXS4SCY/ref=sr_1_68?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1385558050&sr=1-68&keywords=soundtrack

James

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

CD available in EU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kill-Your-Darlings-Nico-Muhly/dp/B00GG3VXTW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_m_h__5

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2014 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Much like Horner's scores to Testament and The Dresser, this score is performed by a small ensemble (9 players, including the composer) but sounds a lot more expansive.
In relation to his other scores, some moments remind me of his starkly beautiful music for Joshua.
At only 22 minutes, there isn't a great deal to hang your hat onto, but the music is never dull. There is always something going on (to my ears) of interest.
Hard to believe (in this day and age) there is a pressed CD, but I was more than happy to see a copy of it in my local HMV yesterday for £9.99. It was mine!!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Some of the latter score cues on this CD remind me of the work of Jonsi and Sigur Ros, which is interesting, as Muhly has spent the last few years hanging/helping out with those Icelandic boys on some of their projects.
I like melancholy smile

 
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