We are, as you know, very excited about Daniels' Swiss Army Man here at Birth.Movies.Death. (Devin called the film the best movie of the year so far, and the rest of us are very excited to see it for ourselves when it opens this weekend), so today we're very very happy to be revealing Iam8bit's brand-new vinyl Swiss Army Man soundtrack.
Produced in conjunction with Lakeshore Records and the folks at A24, this is an absolutely gorgeous set. The album features music composed by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, brand-new art from Mark Englert, and even comes with a Paper Doll Playset, so you can re-enact your most favorite, flatulent moments from the film in the privacy of your own home!
Here's the announcement, directly from the folks at Iam8bit:
A24, Lakeshore Recordsand iam8bithave rallied together to create one of the most unique vinyl albums in recent memory, as a compliment to one of Sundance 2016’s most breakout and gutsy films, Swiss Army Man.
Composed by Andy Hulland Robert McDowell, members of the prestigious Manchester Orchestra, the sounds present here aren’t what you’d expect. The duo has, in fact, shattered convention entirely, incorporating the melodic voices of stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, into an almost completely A cappella experience.
It’s a wholly unique approach to a filmic score.
No ordinary package design would do for such a transcendent soundtrack, so we’ve got that covered, too!
Through immaculate illustration, artist Mark Englert brings the film’s unusual and surprisingly sentimental universe to life with an album art concept that defies industry standards. While the media has pegged this as the “farting corpse movie,” what lies within the film’s moving narrative is a deep and complex friendship between Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) and Hank (Paul Dano). Lovingly accentuated via a paper doll diorama playset, several important character moments come to life against the backdrop of beachside beginnings (i.e. an inventive use of the record’s gatefold). As with all new iam8bit music releases, the audio is mastered specifically for optimal vinyl audio quality.
*Digital Download Codes will be sent via email after purchase. The instructions and link to download the music files will be included. Due to the digital soundtrack being sent after purchase, there will be no refunds on this item. So please complete your transaction with confidence.
Let's take a look at this thing! Here's the front cover...
...and here's the interior. Check out the detail in those waves!
Oh, and here's a look at the Paper Doll Playset.
This is so cool!
So, how can you get your hands on one? You can pre-order your copy as we speak ($28, international shipping available) via Iam8bit's store. Note that physical copies of the soundtrack are not expected to begin shipping until October, but that every purchase will net you a digital download code for the soundtrack. You may have to wait a minute to get your hands on those Paper Dolls (lord only knows what you have planned for Manny), but at least you'll have a copy of the soundtrack to listen to in the meantime!
This is an awesome set, and we appreciate the folks at Iam8bit (along with their partners, Lakeshore Records and A24) for giving us the opportunity to reveal it here at BMD.