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The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)

Pessi Levanto The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)

Available on: 26.8.2022

Please note! When you order pre-order items and available items together, your order ships when all items are in stock.

Regular mail shipments to South America, China and Australia are not possible during the pandemic, please use Fedex until things get back to normal.

CD

12,10 

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CD version

Svart Records is proud to present a limited physical soundtrack release of Pessi Levanto’s score to the magical Norwegian chiller The Innocents. In the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Festival, innocent play by a group of small children takes a sinister turn. The children, spending idle summer days in an Oslo suburb, find their hidden powers and play turns into a life-or-death struggle, right under the eyes of adults. Directed by Oscar-nominated Eskil Vogt, The Innocents is a terrifying horror story about a child’s imagination and its fearsome power.

When working on the soundtrack, the Finnish composer Levanto had to ask himself if children have the capability for evil. Are they born with moral codes or do people develop a sense of right and wrong growing up? Levanto wanted to find tones to describe how the innocence of childhood vanishes as we grow up.

“To create the musical atmosphere for the movie I used string instruments and cymbals, whose sound has been altered by running the recordings through a number of reel to reel tape decks and sound effects. This way I could create a nostalgic, slightly curious and melancholy soundscape, that reminds us of the world of children, into which adults can no longer enter”, says Levanto.

“The Innocents is not a typical horror film, and I felt no need to enter that sector with the music either. Often it is difficult to tell where a horror soundtrack’s composition ends and the sound effects begin. Whereas I wanted my work to give the movie a lively, organic and somewhat atypical feel”, Levanto concludes.

1. The Innocents – Opening                                        2:10

2. Ida Meets Ben                                                         2:14

3. Mother                                                                    2:48

4. Glass in the Shoe                                                    2:42

5. Battles                                                                     3:26

6. The Cat                                                                   1:35

7. Anna Spoke                                                             1:28

8. Going Home                                                           2:12

9. Spinning the Lid                                                     1:08

10. Possession                                                             4:24

11. The Crime Scene                             2:38

 

12. Aisha                                                                       2:45

13. I Need a Band-Aid                            4:17

14. A Girl With a Plan                             2:32

15. Nightmare World                                                    2:46

16. Crutches                                                                  1:56

17. Across the Pond                                                      5:53

18. The Innocents – Ending                                          6:10

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  • Pessi Levanto The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)

  • Pessi Levanto The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)

Pessi Levanto The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)

Available on: 26.8.2022

Please note! When you order pre-order items and available items together, your order ships when all items are in stock.

Regular mail shipments to South America, China and Australia are not possible during the pandemic, please use Fedex until things get back to normal.

LP

20,97 

excl. VAT
Available on: at

LP, black vinyl, gatefold sleeve

Svart Records is proud to present a limited physical soundtrack release of Pessi Levanto’s score to the magical Norwegian chiller The Innocents. In the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Festival, innocent play by a group of small children takes a sinister turn. The children, spending idle summer days in an Oslo suburb, find their hidden powers and play turns into a life-or-death struggle, right under the eyes of adults. Directed by Oscar-nominated Eskil Vogt, The Innocents is a terrifying horror story about a child’s imagination and its fearsome power.

When working on the soundtrack, the Finnish composer Levanto had to ask himself if children have the capability for evil. Are they born with moral codes or do people develop a sense of right and wrong growing up? Levanto wanted to find tones to describe how the innocence of childhood vanishes as we grow up.

“To create the musical atmosphere for the movie I used string instruments and cymbals, whose sound has been altered by running the recordings through a number of reel to reel tape decks and sound effects. This way I could create a nostalgic, slightly curious and melancholy soundscape, that reminds us of the world of children, into which adults can no longer enter”, says Levanto.

“The Innocents is not a typical horror film, and I felt no need to enter that sector with the music either. Often it is difficult to tell where a horror soundtrack’s composition ends and the sound effects begin. Whereas I wanted my work to give the movie a lively, organic and somewhat atypical feel”, Levanto concludes.

 

A1. The Innocents – Opening                                        2:10

A2. Ida Meets Ben                                                         2:14

A3. Mother                                                                    2:48

A4. Glass in the Shoe                                                    2:42

A5. Battles                                                                     3:26

A6. The Cat                                                                   1:35

A7. Anna Spoke                                                             1:28

A8. Going Home                                                           2:12

A9. Spinning the Lid                                                     1:08

A10. Possession                                                             4:24

A11. The Crime Scene                             2:38

 

B1. Aisha                                                                       2:45

B2. I Need a Band-Aid                            4:17

B3. A Girl With a Plan                             2:32

B4. Nightmare World                                                    2:46

B5. Crutches                                                                  1:56

B6. Across the Pond                                                      5:53

B7. The Innocents – Ending                                          6:10

Pessi Levanto products

  • Pessi Levanto The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)

  • Pessi Levanto The Innocents (Original Soundtrack)