Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Alexi Murdoch - Away We Go

Alexi Murdoch finally scored a film. The first time I heard Alexi's "Blue Mind," I knew it was going to be my masterpiece when I placed it in an epic scene in a film I worked with. The moment I heard his "Orange Sky" appear in an underground action-adventure climbing film (Pilgrimage) and then in the background of Braff's dramedy of Garden State, it was so clear to see how a melodic tune from a quiet singer-songwriter can enhance both scenes that you'd never imagine in juxtaposition. That's one reason why I love Alexi Murdoch and why my heart skipped a beat the very moment I heard the first song notes of this trailer.

Comedians John Krasinski (The Office) and Maya Ruldolph (SNL) appear in Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes' (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) new film from Focus Features, Away We Go. The trailer, full of a packed cast and strong emotional and comedy pulls, seems fully heightened due to the melodic and sombersome sounds and driving perfection that Alexi adds with the song "All My Days" (see below). I can't wait to see this flick.

Murdoch is offering a free download of the song heard in the trailer, here. The soundtrack will be available digitally on June 2nd while the physical CD will become available on June 23rd. The track listing for the original soundtrack is as follows:
2. Blue Mind
3. What Is Life (George Harrison)
4. Song For You
5. Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
6. Towards The Sun
7. Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan)
8. Breathe
9. Wait
10. The Ragged Sea
11. Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (The Velvet Underground)
12. Orange Sky
13. Crinan Wood (bonus track)


Peter Bowen said...

Hey, I'm the editor of FilmInFocus, Focus Features' film culture site. And I'm a big fan of Alexi Murdoch. Just to let you know we did a interview "Alexi Murdoch: The Sound of Away We Go" on the site that might be interesting. Nice post.

Peter Bowen

Peter Bowen said...

Sorry, I wanted to leave a link to the interview as well: http://www.filminfocus.com/article/alexi_murdoch__the_sound_of__em_away_we_go__em_

Bodie Johnson said...

Thanks so so much Peter...a great Q&A with Alexi. And is John Krasinski the new Braff? I say this becuase of Alexi's comment and b/c i've heard some uniquely odd music in the bg of The Office...such as Clay Your Hands Say Yeah. I'd love to chat sometime, please shoot me your info.

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Greg said...

I LOVE Alexi!! In fact my last post is about him.
He has sooo much power in his voice.

way to go!