Ahead of it’s official digital release on September 30th, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have decided to stream the entire Gone Girl soundtrack on NPR. You can listen to the record here.
Gone Girl marks the third collaboration between Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and is just as fruitful as their previous efforts for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network. The soundtrack begins rather peacefully with “What Have We Done To Each Other?” and “Sugar Storm” and their soft and gentle ambient soundscapes. By the time “Clue One” and “Clue Two” come around things have a taken a turn towards a more tense and forbidding atmosphere befitting the nature of the novel.
As usual, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross succeed in combining both the disturbing and beautiful seamlessly. The soundtrack is an engrossing listen that works as a piece all of it’s own.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal the pair discussed the record. “(Fincher) said, ‘Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors,’” Reznor told the newspaper. “The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel. The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that’s attempting to give you a hug.”
The film is out on October 3rd. Check out the trailer below.