Radiohead's Greenwood Offers Solo 'Song'
The film, which opens Dec. 5 in the U.K., was named best British documentary last week at the British Independent Film Awards.Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood will see his score for the U.K. documentary "Bodysong" released Feb. 24 in North America via Capitol. The album was released late last month via Parlophone internationally. The film, which opens Dec. 5 in the U.K., was named best British documentary last week at the British Independent Film Awards.
"Most film score writing demands discipline," Greenwood said this summer. "You have to use click-tracks, and provide music that makes its point in, say, 20 seconds -- and even leaves spaces for dialogue. This wasn't true with 'Bodysong,' which meant I could let musicians play at tempos that felt right. So I had the luxury of just concentrating on trying to put some kind of mood across."
Continuing in the vein of Radiohead's recent experiments in unconventional music, only two of the 13 tracks on the soundtrack feature guitar. Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood (Jonny's brother) is among the guest artists, as is the Emperor String Quartet.
As previously reported, Radiohead is in the midst of a European tour which rolls into Berlin tomorrow (Nov. 13).
Here is the track list for "Bodysong":
"clockwork tin soldiers"
"bode radio/glass light/broken hearts"
"24 hour charleston"
"milky drops from heaven"