Shudder to Think - High Art: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998)

I recently watched this film, and it stayed with me for days. And in addition to the melancholic characters and their highly sexual chemistry, the music really stuck with me.

It's scored by an old group called Shudder to Think. The mostly-instrumental tracks are ambient, with lots of synth pads, moog bass, reverb-heavy downtempo beats, and this distinctly-90s-production-value sound. I don't know how to describe it... maybe like Buddha Bar, except not totally lame? Chill out? I dunno. They're not all winners, but some of the tracks - like That's Fat - are pretty great.

Give it a try.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Stan says:

    thanks for the share :)

    they had also scored 'first love, last rites' a year earlier, wherein they collaborate on a gospel doo-wop number with mr. jeff buckley on 'i want someone badly'. just a song i like ;o.


  2. Lana says:

    I'll absolutely have to check that out, thanks!

  3. koven66 says:

    what's up with the russian URL inside the download?

    Скачать саундтреки бесплатно и без регистрац

  4. Lana says:

    Not sure... must have come with the original file I picked up

  5. Tom Smith says:

    i was looking everywhere for this album a couple months ago, so excited to see it here. another great post. thanks *thumbs up*

  6. i saw the film in the theatre when originally out. the soundtrack blew me away so i bought the disk from tower records (snicker). i was recently stoked to see netflix had it up for streaming. glad actions on the a/v tip. still true. kwalitee b'yon da fakas...

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