Film Composer Brian Reitzell Teams Up with Kevin Shields and Jim James for New LP
Published Mar 20, 2014Though you may not know him by name, you probably know at least some of Brian Reitzell's work. Serving time in Redd Kross and Air, he's since contributed to scores for films from Sofia Coppola and Gus Van Sant, among many others. This summer, he'll release his debut solo album.
Called Auto Music, the album sees Reitzell collaborating with My Morning Jacket's Jim James and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. Reitzell and Shields previously collaborated together on the soundtrack for Lost in Translation, and you can stream "Last Summer," their new team-up, below.
"I wasn't making a pop record," Reitzell said in a press release, "I was experimenting with sounds to further my knowledge for creating music for my film projects and exploring new ways to make music."
Reitzell reportedly watched films in his studio while recording the album. As such, some songs are inspired by the Spanish art film Spirit of the Beehive and some of Oskar Fischinger's animations that predate Fantasia.
Auto Music will arrive on June 3 via Smalltown Supersound.
1. Last Summer
2. Ozu Choral
5. Auto Music 1
9. Auto Music 2