Now Playing: Under the Skin

Jonathan Glazer’s latest film Under the Skin, an adaptation of the science fiction novel by Michel Faber, has just premiered, and though there are no dates in sight for a Portugal release, the soundtrack is already available everywhere. Such an enigmatic film deserves an equally enigmatic soundtrack, and Mica Levi, from Micachu & the Shapes, seems to be the right woman for the job. The music is eerie and mysterious, with strange, rough supernatural/futuristic sounds – and as far as opinions go, it fits the movie like a glove. After a brief crescendo in CreationLipstick to Void will get you in the right mood for what comes next. Listen to it after the break. 


Some parts are intended to be quite difficult. If your lifeforce is being distilled by an alien, it’s not necessarily going to sound very nice. It’s supposed to be physical, alarming, hot. Mica Levi


did you enjoy the soundtrack on its own, 
or are you one of the lucky ones who’s already seen the movie?

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6 Comments

  1. Brittani
    April 8, 2014 / 2:37 AM

    Thanks for sharing this! I hadn’t given it a listen until now.

  2. April 8, 2014 / 9:32 AM

    Awesome, thank you! I’ll listen to it when I get home, but your recommendation already has me convinced it rocks. Can’t wait to see the film, either!

    • April 8, 2014 / 6:37 PM

      It’s a bit strange, I hope you enjoy it. Oh yes, and this not having a premiere date in sight is really annoying…

  3. Josh
    April 17, 2014 / 1:39 AM

    I’m dying to see this! I guess I’ll have to settle for the soundtrack for now.

    • April 17, 2014 / 10:21 AM

      I sure have to, there’s no premiere in sight for around here :/

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