Various Artists - Frank

Frank

Various Artists

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CD Album 31 tracks £8.99
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Description

Various Artists - Frank

Stephen Rennicks’s song based soundtrack to Leonard Abrahamson's fantastical black comedy featuring Michael Fassbender as the masked
leader of a doomed avant-rock group.

*MARK KERMODE’S FILM OF THE MONTH

Dubbed by Spin Magazine “a loving and hilarious tribute to outsider music”, Rennicks leads the cast through indie songs ranging from the hilarious “Franks Most Likeable Song- People Will Love it!” to the heartbreaking indie-classic “I Love You All”.

The film is inspired by cult comedy creation Frank Sidebottom, as well as underground music legends Captain Beefheart and Daniel Johnston. Rooted in
Jon Ronson’s real-life account of his time playing keyboards in Frank Sidebottom’s Oh Blimey Big Band, the film follows Domhnall Gleeson as a wannabe pop star Jon Burroughs who joins the unpronounceable
Soronprfbs band. The bands' live performances often descend into chaos and the band members ooze eccentricity.

The actors play the instruments live.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is Clara, the band’s severe theremin player, François Civil is Baraque, the guitarist who only speaks French, and the only professional musician, Autolux drummer, Carla Azar
plays Nana, the silent type.

The song “I Love You All”, performed by Michael Fassbender and the Soronprfbs, was released digitally on 11th August. The band performed the song live on The Colbert Report in NY on 6th August.

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“The music, composed by Stephen Rennicks, instantly places him on the map as one to watch (or listen for, rather)… Much like the interpersonal dynamics of the band, Soronprfbs is discordant,
chaotic, and noisy, but like the genius of the Velvet Underground, there’s always a sublime tune swaying beneath the madness…”
- The Playlist

“Stephen Rennicks’s music is quite brilliant: odder yet less mannered than most of the Brooklyn-loft sub-folk baloney recommended by this week’s essential
website.”
- The Irish Times

Reviews

"Frank, a man who actually can turn circumstantial minutiae into profound poetry and beautiful song" - Spin Magazine

"you will never want this music wonderment to ever end!" - Exclusive Magazine

“The Music’s Shit” is lovely. The only cue that behaves as expected, “Frank’s Cacophony”, is about a panini. Matching the movie for confounding brilliance, Stephen Rennicks’ score for the avant-pop semi-comedy veers way off-piste without lapsing into incoherence. Sweetness leavens its gooofball beats, experi-pop discordance and Daniel Johnston-ish lamentations, peaking with Michael Fassbender’s baritone beauty “I Love You All”: the beating heart beneath the masked mischief. - Total Film


Tracklisting

CD Album (SILCD1461)
  1. Domhnall Gleeson - Jon's Crap Songs
  2. The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Ginger Crouton
  3. Stephen Rennicks - Welcome to Vetno
  4. The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Lay an Egg
  5. Stephen Rennicks - Frank’s Dawn Chorus
  6. Domhnall Gleeson - Jon Shares His Songs
  7. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Lone Standing Tuft
  8. Stephen Rennicks - Work Begins In Earnest
  9. The Soronprfbs - Creaky Door
  10. Scoot McNairy, Darragh O'Kelly and Stephen Rennicks - Be Still (Don’s Song)
  11. Stephen Rennicks - Idiot Shriek
  12. Stephen Rennicks and Evanna Lyons - The Holidaymakers
  13. The Soronprfbs - Again
  14. Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Stephen Rennicks - Jon's Song Changed by Frank and Clara
  15. Michael Fassbender, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Secure the Galactic Perimeter
  16. Michael Fassbender, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Broken
  17. Orchestra, Karl Ronan, Stephen Rennicks - Viking Funeral
  18. Stephen Rennicks - Just Like ‘Paris Texas’
  19. Stephen Rennicks and Hugh Drumm - SXSW
  20. Jordyn Aurora Aquino and Stephen Rennicks - I’m Just Me
  21. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Frank’s Most Likeable Song…Ever
  22. Stephen Rennicks - The Music’s Shit
  23. Stephen Rennicks - #Findfrank
  24. Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Lighthouse Keeper
  25. Michael Fassbender, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - I Love You All
  26. Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar and Stephen Rennicks - I Love You All (Credits)
  27. Michael Fassbender and Darragh O’Kelly - All Broken (Credits)
  28. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Tuft (Credits)
  29. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Frank’s Cacophony
  30. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Stop Sign
  31. Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar and Stephen Rennicks - I Love You All (Radio Mix)
Download Album (SILED1461)
  1. Domhnall Gleeson - Jon's Crap Songs
  2. The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Ginger Crouton
  3. Stephen Rennicks - Welcome to Vetno
  4. The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Lay an Egg
  5. Stephen Rennicks - Frank’s Dawn Chorus
  6. Domhnall Gleeson - Jon Shares His Songs
  7. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Lone Standing Tuft
  8. Stephen Rennicks - Work Begins In Earnest
  9. The Soronprfbs - Creaky Door
  10. Scoot McNairy, Darragh O'Kelly and Stephen Rennicks - Be Still (Don’s Song)
  11. Stephen Rennicks - Idiot Shriek
  12. Stephen Rennicks and Evanna Lyons - The Holidaymakers
  13. The Soronprfbs - Again
  14. Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Stephen Rennicks - Jon's Song Changed by Frank and Clara
  15. Michael Fassbender, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Secure the Galactic Perimeter
  16. Michael Fassbender, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Broken
  17. Orchestra, Karl Ronan, Stephen Rennicks - Viking Funeral
  18. Stephen Rennicks - Just Like ‘Paris Texas’
  19. Stephen Rennicks and Hugh Drumm - SXSW
  20. Jordyn Aurora Aquino and Stephen Rennicks - I’m Just Me
  21. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Frank’s Most Likeable Song…Ever
  22. Stephen Rennicks - The Music’s Shit
  23. Stephen Rennicks - #Findfrank
  24. Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - Lighthouse Keeper
  25. Michael Fassbender, The Soronprfbs and Stephen Rennicks - I Love You All
  26. Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar and Stephen Rennicks - I Love You All (Credits)
  27. Michael Fassbender and Darragh O’Kelly - All Broken (Credits)
  28. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Tuft (Credits)
  29. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Frank’s Cacophony
  30. Michael Fassbender and Stephen Rennicks - Stop Sign
  31. Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar and Stephen Rennicks - I Love You All (Radio Mix)