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    Jonny Greenwood's "Entrancing" Score Is Something New for Film

    "[W]hen you hear something as audaciously new as There Will Be Blood," writes iF magazine's soundtrack editor Daniel Schweiger, "it’s a listening experience akin to coming across an oil gusher in a movie theater—the kind that blows your seat (and ears) to the ceiling with the sheer, often-insane beauty of what you’re hearing."

    With an originality that "spurts in spades," Jonny Greenwood has created an "entrancing" score well suited to Paul Thomas Anderson's convention-smashing approach to filmmaking, writes Schweiger in his review of the soundtrack:

    Greenwood shows he can do orchestra with the same innovative quality that he approaches Radiohead’s trance-rock with ... And like P.T Anderson’s best soundtracks, Greenwood achieves a musical f-you wallop that grabs our attention ... What [the two] offer is the kind of gorgeous, aching sadness that offers its own transformative power ... [W]e feel that Anderson and Greenwood have taken us on a journey into sound that’s truly new for film scoring.

    And if it weren't already abundantly clear, the film, says Schweiger, "offers a major discovery in the talents of Jonny Greenwood."

    To read the full review, visit ifmagazine.com. To purchase the record, visit the new Nonesuch Store.

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"[W]hen you hear something as audaciously new as There Will Be Blood," writes iF magazine, "it’s a listening experience akin to coming across an oil gusher in a movie theater—the kind that blows your seat (and ears) to the ceiling with the sheer, often-insane beauty of what you’re hearing." With an originality that "spurts in spades," Jonny Greenwood has created an "entrancing" score. "Greenwood shows he can do orchestra with the same innovative quality that he approaches Radiohead’s trance-rock with ... And like P.T Anderson’s best soundtracks, Greenwood achieves a musical f-you wallop that grabs our attention ... [W]e feel that Anderson and Greenwood have taken us on a journey into sound that’s truly new for film scoring." The film "offers a major discovery in the talents of Jonny Greenwood."

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"[W]hen you hear something as audaciously new as There Will Be Blood," writes iF magazine's soundtrack editor Daniel Schweiger, "it’s a listening experience akin to coming across an oil gusher in a movie theater—the kind that blows your seat (and ears) to the ceiling with the sheer, often-insane beauty of what you’re hearing."

With an originality that "spurts in spades," Jonny Greenwood has created an "entrancing" score well suited to Paul Thomas Anderson's convention-smashing approach to filmmaking, writes Schweiger in his review of the soundtrack:

Greenwood shows he can do orchestra with the same innovative quality that he approaches Radiohead’s trance-rock with ... And like P.T Anderson’s best soundtracks, Greenwood achieves a musical f-you wallop that grabs our attention ... What [the two] offer is the kind of gorgeous, aching sadness that offers its own transformative power ... [W]e feel that Anderson and Greenwood have taken us on a journey into sound that’s truly new for film scoring.

And if it weren't already abundantly clear, the film, says Schweiger, "offers a major discovery in the talents of Jonny Greenwood."

To read the full review, visit ifmagazine.com. To purchase the record, visit the new Nonesuch Store.

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Jonny Greenwood "There Will Be Blood" [cover]

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