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LISTEN: Stream Mica Levi's Insane 'Under the Skin' Score in Its Entirety

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 27, 2014 at 1:00PM

Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin" is unlike any film you've ever seen and, fitfully, its score by Mica Levi of indie band Micachu & The Shapes sounds like nothing you've ever heard, either. You can stream the whole album now.
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'Under the Skin'
'Under the Skin'

Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin" is unlike any film you've ever seen and, fitfully, its score by Mica Levi of indie band Micachu & The Shapes sounds like nothing you've ever heard, either. You can stream the whole album now via Pitchfork.

Glazer's film about an alien sent to Earth to inhabit the pin-up girl body of Scarlett Johansson is a disorienting, terrifyingly nebulous thing of beauty. And, like the experience of being picked up by an alien Scarlett Johansson in a white van and then left to incinerate in an inky pool of blackness, it's a beguiling and beautiful nightmare. 

In her off-kilter, prickling, unnerving score, young English composer Levi evokes this atmosphere completely. Head to Pitchfork and listen for yourself. 

Here's our review of "Under the Skin, out April 4 via A24 Films.

This article is related to: Under the Skin, Scarlett Johansson, News, Jonathan Glazer, Mica Levi


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.