Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Daughter - Home (Jon Hopkins remix)


A Movie Night


Daughter - Home (Jon Hopkins remix) (2013)

I watched 2 movies back to back last week, both were very watchable, although I would not say they were Oscar material.

The first one was called The Citizen and was about an Arab immigrant who won a green card in a lottery and arrived to start his new life in the United States on the 10th September 2001 (Ouch). It is well worth a watch and the only thing I will tell you is that the Good guy wins.

The second movie is called How I Live Now and starts of as if it is a Walt Disney type kids movie. I very nearly switched it of, just before a nuclear device was detonated in London. The movie is about how the kids in the movie survived. A kind of Love story too. It is just about worth a watch.

What made it stand out for me and the purpose of this post was the Soundtrack. I kept saying to Old Ma throughout the movie that I liked this Soundtrack and I must find out after who it is by. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was by none other than Jon Hopkins and there is a soundtrack album available. This would be his second album this year. His other one is called Immunity and is rather good. A track featured on our Tracks of the Week earlier this year.

Although most of the tracks on the How I Live Now are instrumental, I had to chose the track 'Home' which is a remix of the song originally on Daughter's EP The Wild Youth (2011) as it hit me right away while watching the movie with its sort of early Joy Division base.


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Daughter - Home (Jon Hopkins remix)
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27 November 2013 at 16:41

Very sparse and moody, I can just imagine the impact it must have had in the context of that film! (By the way, the vocalist sounds familiar, should I perhaps know that voice?)

27 November 2013 at 18:04

C -

Here are details of the girl singer.

28 November 2013 at 07:50

Both these films sound like a good afternoon's low-budget entertainment for the right mood. I'll see if I can get to watch them one day. Interesting sounds.