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Howard Shore, Metric
original title: Howard Shore & Metric: Cosmopolis (Original Soundtrack)

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  • The soundtrack for Cosmopolis reunites composer Howard Shore and the band METRIC for another cinematic collaboration. While writing the score for David Cronenberg's film adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis, Shore conceived of a particular live sound to achieve his vision and invited METRIC to perform the score and co-write three songs. The music was recorded in November 2011 at the band's own Giant Studios in Toronto, produced by Howard Shore and METRIC guitarist Jimmy Shaw, and mixed by John O'Mahony at Liberty Studios in Toronto and Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The result is an atmospheric, urban soundscape of analog synths and layered guitars featuring the hypnotic vocals of METRIC lead singer Emily Haines. The Cosmopolis soundtrack also features "Mecca" by Somali Singer/Rapper K'NAAN with lyrics by the artist and Don DeLillo.The film stars Robert Pattinson (of Twilight fame), Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti.

    Cosmopolis is an Official Selection at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (16-27 May). The film also won the MTV Movie Brawl 2012 in which over 5 million votes were cast. UK release date has not yet been set.

    FILM SYNOPSIS (taken from
    New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father's old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric's bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.

    Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society's anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today's world.

    The film is released in the UK on Friday 15th June.

  • Howard Shore

  • 1 CD - 0h 40mn 22s
    upc/ean. 899158002086
    ref. HWR1008
    release date. 2012-06-04