Published Dec 13, 2010Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood recently scored the movie Norwegian Wood, a film adaptation of the Haruki Murakami novel directed by Anh Hung Tran. The soundtrack is currently unavailable in North America, although it recently came out in Japan and can be purchased through Amazon Japan. If you're still deciding whether to fork out for the overseas shipping costs, you can preview a track.
The song is called "時の洗礼を受けていないものを読むな," which roughly translates as "Don't Read What Hasn't Been Baptized by Time." It's an intricate acoustic guitar piece based upon a dense finger-picking pattern. Clocking in at under two minutes, it sets a serene mood.
Take a listen in the embedded player below [via Some Kind of Awesome] and see if you can recognize it as the work of the same guitarist who blazed his way through "Electioneering" and "Paranoid Android" all those years ago.
Jonny Greenwood - "Don't Read What Hasn't Been Baptized by Time" (from Norwegian Wood Score) by Some Kind of Awesome