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A24, Lakeshore Records and iam8bit have 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 Hull and 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.
Seriously, give it a listen via the Spotify Album below. 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 before July 8th. 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.
Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, SWISS ARMY MAN is a gonzo buddy comedy that is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS, and responsible for the visionary “Turn Down For What” video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, SWISS ARMY MAN goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again.
Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
SWISS ARMY MAN creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humor and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, SWISS ARMY MAN is a cultural phenomenon in the making; a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection that must be experienced.
Swiss Army Man opens nationwide Friday, July 1st.
This vinyl (catalog #8BIT-8035) is produced by iam8bit and under license of Lakeshore Records © 2016 Lakeshore Records LLC. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. LKS 346932 www.lakeshorerecords.com