Saturday, March 21, 2009

Various Artists - Music From "Broken Flowers"

Format: mp3 vbr


All Music Guide Review

Like the soundtracks to all Jim Jarmusch films, Broken Flowers is another eclectic affair, gathering together garage rock, Ethiopian jazz, classic soul, and classical music. Even such disparate-sounding tracks as the Greenhornes and Holly Golightly's "There Is an End," Marvin Gaye's "I Want You," and Dengue Fever's "Ethanopium" have a warmth and elegance that unite them, while Sleep's logy but ferocious "Dopesmoker" and the Oxford Camerata's elegiac performance of Fauré's Requiem, Op. 48 (Pie Jesu) are polar opposites (even though the soundtrack's track listing makes them next-door neighbors). However, it's Mulatu Astatke's contributions to Broken Flowers that end up defining the soundtrack: "Yegelle Tezeta," "Yekermo Sew," and "Gubelye" are smoky, mysterious, and more than a little playful. As personal as a handmade mix (the role the music actually plays in the film), Broken Flowers is an unpredictable delight.

~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide


1 There Is an End 3:05
2 Yegelle Tezeta Astatke, Mulatu3:14
3 Ride Your Donkey Tennors2:03
4 I Want You Gaye, Marvin3:57
5 Yekermo Sew Astatke, Mulatu4:03
6 Not if You Were the Last Dandy on Earth Brian Jonestown Massacre2:49
7 Tell Me Now So I Know Golightly, Holly2:02
8 Gubèlyé Astatke, Mulatu4:35
9 Dopesmoker Sleep [1]3:57
10 Requiem, Op. 48 (Pie Jesu) Oxford Camerata3:30
11 Ethanopium Dengue Fever4:38
12 Unnatural Habitat Greenhornes


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