Emiliana Torrini, Bjork and More on “Sucker Punch” Soundtrack

Posted by The G on February 24, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

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Emiliana Torrini

Emiliana Torrini

“Sucker Punch: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” will be released on March 22, 2011. The audio companion to the film director Zack Snyder describes as “Alice In Wonderland with machine guns” has taken over two years to create, and will delight filmgoers and music fans of all generations.

Fascinatingly reworked versions of classic songs illuminate the soundtrack, with the film’s star Emily Browning covering “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” (Eurythmics), “Where Is My Mind?” (The Pixies), and “Asleep” (The Smiths), and stars Carla Gugino (Watchmen) and Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood) performing a sultry, musical theatre-inspired version of “Love Is The Drug” (Roxy Music). Alison Mosshart (The Dead Weather, The Kills) and Carla Azar (Autolux) team up on a haunting version of “Tomorrow Never Knows” (The Beatles). Bjork fans will love the newly created version of “Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)” that features Skunk Anansie and clocks in at nearly seven minutes.
Intense, sexy, edgy and highly imaginative, these new and unrestrained arrangements of legendary songs, along with the original mash up of Queen’s “I Want It All/We Will Rock You” featuring Armageddon Aka Geddy (Terror Squad), are the backbone of the film driving the relationship between the motives of the characters and the lengths they are willing to go for survival.

1. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” – Emily Browning
2.”Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)” – Bjork featuring Skunk Anansie
3.”White Rabbit” – Emiliana Torrini
4. “I Want It All”/”We Will Rock You” Mash-Up – Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy
5. “Search And Destroy” – Skunk Anansie
6. “Tomorrow Never Knows” – Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar
7.”Where Is My Mind?” – Yoav featuring Emily Browning
8. “Asleep” – Emily Browning
9. “Love Is The Drug” – Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac

Check out Skunk Anansie performing “Search And Destroy” here:

Sucker Punch is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive.  Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls-the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)-to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).
Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal.  Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey-if they succeed-will set them free.

Emiliana Torrini and Anya Marina – Live @ The Highline Ballroom

Posted by The G on August 15, 2009 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

Emiliana Torrini.  Photo by G

Emiliana Torrini. Photo by G

What could be better on August 14, 2009 than going to see two brilliant singers perform on the same bill?  At Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, Anya Marina and Emiliana Torrini wowed the audience with their vocals and their words.

Anya Marina recently had her single “Miss Halfway” featured on the TV Show Grey’s Anatomy, so it’s just a matter of time before she’s the next big thing.  I enjoyed her lyrics very much and her vocals have a frosted girlie feel that lets you know that she is one chick not to mess with.  Her stories between songs were great and she even designs her own T-shirts.  A girl after my own heart.

Anya Marina.  Photo by G

Anya Marina. Photo by G

Around the stroke of 10 PM, the main attraction, Emiliana Torrini hit the stage.  If you don’t know her, the Icelandic singer was discovered in 1999 by Tears For Fears’ Roland Orzabal and he produced most tracks off her first album “Love In The Time Of Science.” Her voice is Bjork-ish but slightly more fragile and innocent.  She performed tracks from that record as well as songs from her newest album “Me and Armini.”  A few more fun facts about Emiliana Torrini:  She sang “Gollum’s Song” which appears over the end credits to the second Lord of the Rings film and she also co-wrote Kylie Minogue’s massive hit “Slow.”

Enjoy another picture of Emilana Torrini and Anya Marina after the jump.

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