Ever talented, typically reclusive, and truly offbeat artist Scott Walker
will be composing the soundtrack for the Brady Corbet
directed movie The Childhood of a Leader
starring Robert Pattinson, Tim Roth
, Berenice Bejo
, and Stacy Martin
as reported this week by Screen Daily
. Many Scott Walker fans may have at first been surprised to learn this news of the artist, known for crafting weird sounds that Amoeblogger Billy Gil
once described as "dense and challenging (yet rewarding)"
, agreeing to undertake such a mainstream big Hollywood movie project with stars like Twilight'
s Robert Pattinson but upon further examination of the film, that sketches the dark tale of the rise of fascism in the Twentieth Century, and word that Walker will have full creative control
put any worries to rest. The film, which has only recently begun filming, will likely be released in late 2015.
Walker's last release was 2012's widely acclaimed, offbeat Bisch Bosch
that Amoeba's Aaron Detroit
rated as his number one favorite album of that year of which he accurately described as, "an Absurdist's symphony. Melody is eschewed for repetition, but you still walk away with the damned thing in your head. E-bows, machetes as percussion and disturbing (as well as amusing) scatological metaphors are some of the unlikely ingredients that make up this terrifying (and weirdly infectious) beauty. There's really nothing else like it
." Bisch Bosch
, that was six years in the making since Walker's 2006 album The Drift
, made many other year-end top ten music lists too. Likely so too will his score for the forthcoming The Childhood of a Leader
and the (sooner to be released) collaborative full-length album Soused
with Sunn O)))
that will be released by 4AD next week (October 21st). You can pre-order it now from Amoeba in both CD