I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN. Well, that plan didn’t work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I’ve always loved David’s work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.
Months later, I’m happy to tell you we’re nearing the completion of this and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.
As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we’re looking forward to the next phase – distilling the large amount of music we’ve written for this down to a satisfying record (or two). The film opens Oct 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.
Speaking of the film… it’s really fucking good. And dark!
I just wanted to let you know what I’ve been up to recently in my idle moments in Radiohead.
Over the past year or so, I’ve written and recorded an album which I’ve called Familial. It will be released on Bella Union on 30th August, except for USA and Canada, where it will be released on 31st August through Nonesuch.
If you’d like to download a free track from my album then please go to www.philipselway.com. The song is called By Some Miracle and is available now.
I’m also doing some shows and there’s information about those on the website too.
Thank you x
in a dusty field on the other side of the valley v e r y f a r aw ay from ‘hospitality’ and media coverage
1. Nothing to see Four Tet (not out yet)
2. Shadows of Tomorrow Madvillain and Quasimoto
3. Mad Again (Boy 8-bit) South Rakkas Crew
4. 3hree Aardvarck
5. Aftermath Nightmares on Wax
6. 9 Aphex Twin
7. Silversand Mesak
8. Xerrox Sora 1 Alva Noto
9. Lady jane the rolling stones
when you’re not in the office_ you’re in the park
1. 1977 Ana Tijoux
2. Ante Up Danny Drive thru
3. Formula Aphex Twin
4. Naima John Coltrane Quartet (village vanguard recordings)
5. The Heist Jaylib
6. Fram Blawan
7. Pneumonia Bjork
8. Chapel of Ghouls Boy 8-bit