Published Mar 19, 2015Though there hasn't been an Album Leaf album release in close to five years now, instrumental mastermind Jimmy LaValle will have his score to supernatural romance film Spring out by the end of the month.
The soundtrack to filmmakers Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's movie, which centres on a "young man in a personal tailspin as he flees California to the Italian coast" and "a woman carrying a dark secret," lands March 24 through LaValle's own Eastern Glow Recordings.
The Sigur Rós and Mark Kozelek collaborator explained to The Playlist that the score was put together over a few months, using a few unorthodox tones.
"There are many tense and suspenseful moments in the film and I wanted to be able to add to the intensity of these scenes in a unique way, so I began to sample a Chinese musical bowl, various music boxes, and other odd objects that I could stretch out the waveforms to create eerie ambient drones," he said.
While the bulk of the project was prepped solo, LaValle added that the sound of his eight-month-old son's voice was "used quite heavily throughout the score."
You can hear the score's "Louise Theme" down below.
Though Spring played at last fall's Toronto International Film Festival, it receives a wider release on March 20.