Nebraska [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Nebraska [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Mark Orton
     
 
It's fitting that Tin Hat guitarist Mark Orton eventually turned to composing film scores. Since their debut in the late '90s, the group's unique, atmospheric pieces have always taken on a kind of strange, cinematic bent. For his second soundtrack effort (following 2006's score for the indie Sweet Land), Orton provides the aural

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It's fitting that Tin Hat guitarist Mark Orton eventually turned to composing film scores. Since their debut in the late '90s, the group's unique, atmospheric pieces have always taken on a kind of strange, cinematic bent. For his second soundtrack effort (following 2006's score for the indie Sweet Land), Orton provides the aural backdrop for Alexander Payne's (Sideways, The Descendants) black-and-white, father/son road trip film Nebraska. At times haunting and quirky, his sparse, percussive, acoustic guitar and fiddle score is a perfect match for the film both in tone and geography. Peppered with accordion, trumpet, bass, harmonica, and a variety of other emotively lonesome instruments, the music rolls by like the heartland's wide-open landscape, complementing the film's austere cinematography and enhancing its wit and emotion. It's appropriately wistful, haunting, playful, and decidedly uncluttered. The hallmarks of Tin Hat's sound are prominent and three of the tracks are actually credited to the band, having been featured on previous releases. That's not to say that the Nebraska soundtrack is merely recycled from Orton's back catalog. It plays more like an extension of his style and should be considered a worthy addition to his body of work.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2013
Label:
Milan Records
UPC:
0731383666322
catalogNumber:
36663
Rank:
16291

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Orton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Reed Organ,Bass Harmonica
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Ben Goldberg   Clarinet
Brian Pezzone   Piano
James Gregg   Trumpet
Joshua Segal   Clarinet
Carla Kihlstedt   Violin,Trumpet Violin
Rob Burger   Accordion
Tin Hat Trio   Ensemble,Group
Ara Anderson   Trumpet
Megan Orton   Violin

Technical Credits

Richard Ford   Producer
Mike Moore   Engineer
Tom Hardisty   Engineer
Rob Burger   Composer
Tin Hat Trio   Composer
Mark Orton   Composer,Engineer
Alexander Payne   Liner Notes,Executive Soundtrack Producer

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Nebraska 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
large range of instruments used, some I never knew existed. I enjoyed the movie and the soundtrack.