There is enchantment in the light
September 17, 2019
THE LIGHTHOUSE Soundtrack Announced from THE WITCH composer Mark Korven
Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces THE LIGHTHOUSE original motion picture soundtrack with music by Gemini and Genie-Award winning composer Mark Korven (CUBE, THE WITCH, INTO THE TALL GRASS). Available Friday, October 18, the soundtrack will feature music from the Robert Eggers-directed horror film and is composer Mark Korven’s second collaboration with the director following his score for Eggers’ directorial debut THE WITCH.
Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, A24’s THE LIGHTHOUSE is a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. The film made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and premieres in theaters Friday, October 18 (NY/LA) with expansion to follow.
Of the soundtrack, composer Mark Korven says, “Robert [Eggers] and I were rather like the two wickies that went insane in THE LIGHTHOUSE, musically speaking. We traveled to some very dark harmonic and textural places. We both enjoy not just breaking the rules, but blowing them to smithereens. The spirit of experimentation was always present.”
Sacred Bones Records will be releasing the vinyl edition of THE LIGHTHOUSE soundtrack. All color vinyl versions of the record will come housed in a deluxe die-cut sleeve, with the light of the lighthouse cut out so the listener can shine a beam through. The inner sleeve comes in two randomly distributed variants: one with a die-cut of Willem Dafoe’s character, and one with a die-cut of Robert Pattinson’s character. It’s available to preorder here.
Watch the film’s trailer: