Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season

Listen: Tracks From ‘The Rover’ Soundtrack Including Tortoise, Colin Stetson, William Basinski & More

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist May 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

You wouldn’t think of a barren, sun-scorched movie like David Michod’s “The Rover” having much in the way of recognizable music in it. And it doesn’t really. The movie has an original score by Antony Partos (“Animal Kingdom”) that’s said to be droning, discordant and moodily ambient. But the movie also includes score, sound design and song pieces from Sam Petty, the sound designer/musician on Michod’s “Animal Kingdom” and projects like "Hesher," "Lore" and "The Grandmaster."
10
The Rover

You wouldn’t think of a barren, sun-scorched movie like David Michod’s “The Rover” having much in the way of recognizable music in it. And it doesn’t really. The movie has an original score by Antony Partos (“Animal Kingdom”) that’s said to be droning, discordant and moodily ambient. But the movie also includes score, sound design and song pieces from Sam Petty, the sound designer/musician on Michod’s “Animal Kingdom” and projects like "Hesher," "Lore" and "The Grandmaster."

And so, the realist post-apocalyptic film (read our review here), may be bleak, stark and set in inhospitable conditions, but there are traces of “songs” and pop music in it too. Not traditional songs mind you, but “songs” nonetheless, though most from an incredibly experimental bent. Talk has died down on “The Rover,” starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, partly because it’s not in Competition in Cannes and partly because it premiered last weekend, but it’s still a film that intrigues many of us stuck at home in North America.

Anyhow, we’ve been digging and gotten our hands on the music credits which reveal a few interesting sonic choices. The movie contains tracks by Chicago post-rockers Tortoise, celebrated New York avante-garde composer William Basinski (The Disintergration Loops rule) and Michigan-born, Montreal-based (sometimes experimentalist) saxophonist and multireedist Colin Stetson—a touring member of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre and Bon Iver (he also did the score for “Blue Caprice” along with Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire—someone please release it). "The Rover" also contains a track by the '30s and '40s doo-woppy vocal group The Ink Spots and contemporary R&B pop star Keri Hilson if you can believe it. 

Anyhow, if you’re looking forward to “The Rover” and weren’t in Cannes, here’s what to expect musically. Below, all the music in the film is listed, plus applicable clips you can listen to below and links. “The Rover” opens in limited release on June 13th and goes wide on June 20th.

All the music featured in "The Rover"
"Meak Mer Nov Odor Meanchhey" - Savy Heng and James Cecil
"Backpack"- Gabby La La
"Trilogy- The Three Ages of Man: Memories" - Frances-Marie Utti
"Time is Advancing with Fitful Irregularity", "As a Bird or Branch" and "Groundswell" -- Colin Stetson
"Ko-Tha- Three Dances Of Shiva: Transcription For Double Bass By Fernando Grillo - I" - Robert Black
"Awake on Foreign Shores" - Colin Stetson
“Do I Worry?” - The Ink Spots
"Variation VI" and "Variation V" - William Basinski
“(No) Vacancy” - Sam Petty
"Djed" and "Four Day Interval" - Tortoise
"I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" - Pattie Rosemon with Frank & Odie Rosemon
"Pretty Girl Rock" - Keri Hilson
“Deja-Vu” – Sam Petty
"Crystal Waters" –Matthias Loibner
“Two Themes for Rey”- Sam Petty

The Rover, skip

This article is related to: The Rover, David Michôd, Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Soundtrack


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates