Jim Jarmusch’s crypto-vampire love story film, Only Lovers Left Alive won the 2013 Cannes award for best soundtrack. The soundtrack, predominantly by Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch, Carter Logan and Shane Stoneback), also features Zola Jesus, Yasmin Hamdan and Madeline Follin.
Avant-Baroque lute weaves through twenty-first century guitar grit, heavy back beats, Moroccan percussion, synth bass, field recordings, and numerous sonic effects to create a cinematic tapestry.
The physical formats of the soundtrack have gone out of print and in the years that have followed it has remained a favorite of critics and fans alike, who have continued to hunt down the limited vinyl copies in existence. Sacred Bones Records are thrilled to bring this incredible soundtrack back into circulation; available to pre-order from sacredbonesrecords.com
Only Lovers Left Alive which is set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, features an underground musician (Adam, played by Tom Hiddleston), who is deeply depressed by the direction of human activities. He reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover (Eve, played by Tilda Swinton). Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister (Ava, performed by Mia Wasikowska). Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
In partnership with their friends at Sacred Bones, Waxwork Records is also excited to present an exclusive vinyl variant (Gold and Silver split colored vinyl with Blood Red Splatter) of the award-winning soundtrack; available to pre-order from waxworkrecords.com