Clint Mansell High Rise: Original Soundtrack Recording

Release Date 05/13/2016

(Silva Screen )

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“The soundtrack sounded incredible in the cinema. I was very f**king happy indeed… Revel in the sound of a bombastic and hubristic 70s that was doomed to failure…Enjoy.” Ben Wheatley

Golden Globe and Grammy nominated composer Clint Mansell’s brooding, edgy and beautifully unsettled orchestral score to Ben Wheatley’s eagerly awaited film adaptation of J.G Ballard’s High-Rise.

Described by Hollywood Reporter as “a lustrous retro-classical score bursting with ironic good cheer”, Clint Mansell’s music has a meaty, steadfast presence throughout the visual spectacular of the savage societal breakdown.

Former Pop Will Eat Itself frontman turned soundtrack composer, Clint Mansell is best known for his work with long time collaborator Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Fountain, Noah). He also scored Duncan Jones’s Directorial debut Moon, and He has also lent to his talent to films as diverse as Filth, Faster, and Last Night.

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, High-Rise is a visionary tale of human society slipping into extreme violence. The once-peaceful residents of a desirable apartment block quickly spiral into a world ruled by primal urges in which elevators become vicious battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into brutal raids on "enemy" floors.

The film received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015, its European premiere at the 63rd San Sebastián Film Festival and is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2016 through StudioCanal, and on May 13th in the US theatrically that is preceded by a VOD release on April 28th.

"Clint Mansell's lustrous retro-classical score bursts with ironic good cheer" - Hollywood Reporter

"Clint Mansells score gives the proceedings an eerie feeling and is quite possibly his best work to date" - The Peoples Movies

"High Rise’s greatest triumphs are within the elegantly scored and edited montages. Clint Mansell delivers his best soundtrack here, his score is grandly aspirational, despite the horrors being shown on screen’ Methods Unsound

Proud to proclaim that in divisive world of Ben Wheatleys High Rise, i’m solidly in the YES camp. Particular plaudits to Clint Mansell" - Mark Kermode, BBC

Track list:

1. Critical Mass

2. Silent Corridors

3. The World Beyond the High-Rise

4. The Vertical City

5. The Circle of Women

6. “Built, not for man, but for man’s absence”

7. Danger in the Streets of the Sky

8. “Somehow the High-Rise played into the hands of the most petty impulses”

9. Cine-Camera Cinema

10. A Royal Flying School

11. The Evening's Entertainment

12. Blood Garden