Night on Earth: Original Soundtrack Recording Soundtrack
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Since "Swordfishtrombones" (1983) Tom Waits has left the smokey piano-in-a-remote-bar tunes behind and started experimenting with less obvious instruments like the marimba, banjo, organ and harmonium. Some songs prevail and become recognizable "Waitsian music", others just "are what they are", this is the way things go.
But here is the soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch' movie "Night on earth" and for Tom Waits it is surprisingly even from A to Z. Besides that, it's also remakebly low-key.
The string of sixteen musical tracks (of which three are with vocals) play like one big song with each track being a variation on the former and the next. The three songs beautifully blend in with their non-vocal surroundings and the result is an moodful piece of nightmusic.
Not many soundtracks can be enjoyed all on their own if you haven't seen the movie. Most musical tunes are too much connected with the images they accompanied. But Tom Waits has the adventage of being a musical craftsman for many years so he is able to create a atmospherical piece of music that is perfect for the film and at the same time can pretty much stand on its own.Read more ›
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