DANIEL LOPATIN (ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER) UNCUT GEMS SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW ON WARP RECORDS
NEW FILM FROM THE SAFDIE BROTHERS & A24 STARRING ADAM SANDLER, IN SELECT U.S. THEATERS TODAY AND EVERYWHERE DECEMBER 25TH
UNCUT GEMS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW ON WARP RECORDS
THE FILM STARS ADAM SANDLER AND IS BEING RELEASED BY A24FOLLOWS GOOD TIME OST, WINNER OF THE BEST SOUNDTRACK AWARD CANNES 2017
Daniel Lopatin’s soundtrack for Josh and Benny Safdie‘s latest film, Uncut Gems, is out now on Warp Records, coinciding with the release of the film in select U.S. theaters by A24 following hosted premieres in Daniel’s hometown of Boston, Los Angeles, and Atlanta (hosted by Metro Boomin).
This week, Daniel and the directors appeared in a talk hosted by The Weeknd’s HXOUSE from the Toronto International Film Festival and Moog Music interviewed Lopatin and Josh Safdie for an upcoming “Behind The Soundtrack” documentary.
Uncut Gems will be available nationwide in U.S. theaters on December 25th. The film stars Adam Sandler, NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, and Julia Fox, and has screened to rapturous response from critics and audiences at the Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, winning awards from New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review as well as various other nominations so far. The hypnotic crime thriller follows Sandler’s Howard Ratner, a charismatic jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score, on a twisted odyssey in pursuit of the windfall of a lifetime (watch the trailer here).
Lopatin’s score accompanies the action in Uncut Gems perfectly, a soundtrack just as thrilling as the film itself. Uncut Gems has received wide acclamation thus far–the New York Post called it “the best movie of Adam Sandler’s career,” and Sandler himself threatened retaliation (in the form of a third Grown Ups movie) if his performance does not win an Oscar for Best Actor. In addition to the praise for the film itself, the soundtrack has received rave recognition from the likes of Vanity Fair, IndieWire and Thrillist.
The Uncut Gems soundtrack is the second Safdie brothers movie scored by Lopatin, following 2017’s Good Time, for which he received the Best Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Daniel Lopatin and the Safdie brothers have developed a close partnership through their shared love of cult films and music.
Lopatin recently was interviewed by Variety: “The composer believes that ‘real filmmaking is every department having as much heart, as much soulful connectivity as possible, to the ideas that are firmly in place in the movie. When we do that, the result is what you hear. That’s our style. We certainly had the luxury of having so much freedom.”
The Uncut Gems OST is available to purchase and stream at http://opn.ffm.to/uncut-gems.
Daniel LopatinUncut Gems Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
01 The Ballad Of Howie Bling
02 Pure Elation
04 The Bet Hits
05 High Life
06 No Vacation
07 School Play
08 Fuck You Howard
10 Back To Roslyn
11 The Fountain
14 Buzz Me Out
15 The Blade
16 Mohegan Suite
17 Uncut Gems
Directed By: Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie Written By: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, & Ronald Bronstein Produced By: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, & Sebastian Bear McClard Starring: Adam Sandler, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, Judd Hirsch Original Score By: Daniel LopatinRelease Date: December 13, 2019 (Limited); December 25, 2019 (Wide) Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
Daniel Lopatin is a Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated producer who also records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never. Daniel has released numerous critically acclaimed albums, including his most recent Age Of (2018, Warp Records). In 2018 he premiered a sold-out live multimedia concert MYRIAD composed from Age Of at the Park Avenue Armory (New York) followed by sold-out performances at prestigious venues worldwide including The Barbican, London and Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.His original film scores include Josh and Benny Safdie’s Uncut Gems (2019) and Good Time (2017) for which he received the Best Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan (2015). His other film work includes contributions to Rick Alverson’s TheMountain (2019) and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013).
Lopatin has been commissioned and exhibited by Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019), The Park Avenue Armory, New York (2018), Frieze Projects New York (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Holland Festival (2014); Tate Britain, London and MoMA PS1, New York (both 2013); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and Saatchi & Saatchi, London (both 2012); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011) among others. He has collaborated with numerous artists including James Blake, Ishmael Butler, Kelsey Lu, Iggy Pop and his production credits include Anohni, FKA Twigs, David Byrne and Nine Inch Nails among others.