Blonde Redhead Score Dungeons & Dragons Documentary
Published Jan 08, 2010In recent years, Blonde Redhead have grown increasingly ambitious, moving away from the jarring, no wave-influenced sound of their early albums to incorporate ethereal arrangements of strings and synthesizers. Given the group's now otherworldly sound, it makes sense that they would be the perfect accompaniment to Dungeons & Dragons. Or at least that's what the makers of The Dungeon Masters thought.
The film is a 2008 documentary about the lives of three avid Dungeon & Dragons players, and Blonde Redhead scored the film, which was directed by Keven McAlester (the man behind You're Going to Miss Me, a documentary about psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson).
The film showed at last year's SXSW film festival, and was an official selection at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, although Blonde Redhead's involvement largely went unnoticed. Now, The Playlist reports that it will be made available on February 12 via Amazon VOD.
You can view the trailer for the documentary over at The Playlist. Most of the music from the clip clearly isn't Blonde Redhead, as it begins with jaunty classical music and ends with "Ghosts of a Different Dream" by Guided by Voices. For 20 seconds, however, from 0:53 to 1:13, you can hear what sounds like Blonde Redhead, with jazzy drumming and tinkling electric piano. Click here to judge for yourself.
No word yet if Blonde Redhead will be releasing a proper soundtrack for the film.