Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Book of Eli" composer remixes track for MP3 download

Atticus Ross, the musician and producer who composed the original score to the Hughes Brothers-directed feature film Book of Eli, has remixed one of its tracks, “The Passenger,” which will be made available as an MP3 download to those who pre-order the vinyl edition of The Book of Eli Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at beginning today, January 28th. The vinyl version will be released on February 16th.

In addition, British commercial and short film director Rupert Sanders, best known for his trailer for the video game Halo 3: ODST as well as ads for Halo 3 Believe, and the Wolverine game, has created visuals to accompany Ross’s remix of “The Passenger.” The result can be viewed at

The Book of Eli Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is Ross’s third collaboration with the Hughes Brothers and his first feature film score. Ross’ music is a unique hybrid score of electronic and organic elements; writing with his wife (Claudia Sarne) and brother (Leopold Ross), the basic tracks were recorded first at his home studio before departing to London where it was finished in Abbey Road Studios with a full 80-piece orchestra.

Ross’ other film credits include co-writing and producing “Go All the Way (Into the Twilight),” the Perry Ferrell single for the hit film Twilight, the score for the Allen Hughes’ vignette for the film New York, I Love You, as well as the music to the Hughes Brothers TV show 'Touching Evil." Ross has also incorporated his musical style into collaborations and productions of such major artists as Nine Inch Nails (the albums With Teeth, Year Zero, The Slip, and the Grammy-nominated Ghosts), Jane's Addiction, and Korn.

The Book of Eli, written by Gary Whitta, stars Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman in a post-apocalyptic tale in which a lone man, Eli (Washington), fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. The film opened in theaters on January 15th, 2010. /

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