Mister Foe

Mister Foe

     
 

It only makes sense that the very Scottish film Hallam Foe (renamed Mr. Foe in the U.S.) has a very Scottish soundtrack. While most of the artists on this collection are from Scotland -- and even more of them call Domino Records their musical home -- Hallam Foe never feels limited by these facts. Its blend of Scottish indie luminaries, including…  See more details below

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It only makes sense that the very Scottish film Hallam Foe (renamed Mr. Foe in the U.S.) has a very Scottish soundtrack. While most of the artists on this collection are from Scotland -- and even more of them call Domino Records their musical home -- Hallam Foe never feels limited by these facts. Its blend of Scottish indie luminaries, including Sons and Daughters and Orange Juice, whose "Blue Boy" gets the soundtrack off to a brash start, and Domino regulars like Clinic, whose "If You Could Read Your Mind" is a highlight, plays as an organic and creative mix. The Fence Collective is well represented by King Creosote's sparely lovely "The Someone Else," U.N.P.O.C.'s edgy "Here on My Own," and James Yorkston and the Athletes' "Surf Song." The rest of Hallam Foe spans Junior Boys' sleek "Double Shadow" to Franz Ferdinand's exclusive track for the album, "Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow," a wry, surprisingly mellow song that offers a nice change of pace from their usual art-punk onslaught. The Bill Wells Trio's instrumental "Also in White" and Cineman's ominous sound piece "They Nicknamed Me Evil" would fit in comfortably on plenty of soundtracks, and Movietone's "Ocean Song" is dreamy and expansive enough for the closing credits. Hallam Foe works well as a souvenir from the film, as well as a sampler of some of Scotland's, and Domino's, finest talents.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Domino
UPC:
0801390019821
catalogNumber:
198
Rank:
158102

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Tracks

  1. Blue Boy  -  Orange Juice
  2. Here on My Own  -  U.N.P.O.C.
  3. The Someone Else  - King Creosote
  4. Broken Bones  -  Sons and Daughters
  5. Double Shadow  -  Junior Boys
  6. If You Could Read Your Mind  -  Clinic
  7. Battle at the Gates of Dub  - Future Pilot A.K.A.
  8. Lines Low to Frozen Ground  -  Hood
  9. Hallam Foe Dandelion Blow  -  Franz Ferdinand
  10. Tricycle  -  Psapp
  11. Surf Song  -  James Yorkston & the Athletes
  12. Also in White  -  Bill Wells Trio
  13. Salvese Quien Pueda  - Juana Molina
  14. They Nicknamed Me Evil  -  Cinema
  15. I Hope That You Get What You Want  -  Woodbine
  16. Ocean Song  -  Movietone

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