Double vinyl “Cloud and Pennant Banner” available this winter
Waxwork Records, in partnership with Back Lot Music, has announced the release of No Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Michael Abels on double vinyl Cloud and Pennant Banner. The package comes with 180 gram colored vinyl, deluxe packaging with a heavyweight gatefold sleeve, matte liner and original artwork by Ethan Mesa, plus a 12″x12″ multi-page booklet, liner notes and more. It should ship in December.
Abels is known for his genre-defying scores for Jordan Peele films get out and We, for which Abels won a World Soundtrack Award, the Jerry Goldsmith Award, a Critics Choice nomination, and several Critics’ Awards. The hip hop influenced score for We was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Abels is also a co-founder of the Composers Diversity Collective, an advocacy group aimed at increasing the visibility of composers of color in movies, games and streaming media.
“Michael is one of the most exciting composers working today – he has this incredible ability to create new sounds, which was important for this film,” says Peele. “He’s able to play in the familiar and the unknown at the same time, which helps give each film its own character, and he has an incredible mastery of so many different musical genres.”
The album also features songs from the film, including a new version of the classic “Sunglasses at Night (Jean Jacket Mix)” by Corey Hart, “Walk on By” by Dionne Warwick, “This is the Lost Generation” by The Lost Generation , “Exuma” from Exuma. , the Obeah Man”, and an unreleased gem of a young Jodie Foster, “La Vie C’est Chouette” from the 1977 film Me, Blue Flower.
“Nope is my most ambitious score to date,” says Abels. “There are elements of the genres of sci-fi, action, horror and westerns, but always through the tonal palette of Jordan Peele’s unique vision. The boundaries between the source music and the The score are blurry, as a good portion of the score appears to be playing at the theme park, which is a key location in the story. The score is terrifying at times, but also evokes the sense of awe and wonder the characters feel when they realize what they’re seeing. The film ultimately becomes a grand adventure, and so the music expands to the larger-than-life scale we’ve come to expect from a summer blockbuster. It was a joy to compose a score that encompassed such a wide range of genres and emotions, and I’m thrilled that audiences experience them all through this album.
The film reunites Oscar winners Peele and Daniel Kaluuya, who are joined by Keke Palmer and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun as residents of a lonely ravine in interior California who bear witness to a strange and chilling discovery. .