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Scores That Sounds Like Brick?
September 14, 2011 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend movie scores that sound like the OST for Brick? Organic and evocative, particularly like the last 5-10 seconds of that trailer. Almost like music that's been made without using traditional musical instruments. Words like jangly or handmade come to mind. Thanks!
posted by Bobby Bittman to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Check out Einsturzende Neubauten's Ende Neu. It's a lot less harsh than most of their other stuff, but still has the "we're playing this on stuff."
posted by griphus at 12:10 PM on September 14, 2011

Thomas Newman's American Beauty score comes to mind.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:11 PM on September 14, 2011

Also, you might want to check out the awesome gamelan-heavy Akira soundtrack. Tetsuoooo!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:15 PM on September 14, 2011

It's more upbeat than Brick, but you might like Jon Brion's score for I Heart Huckabees.
posted by lucysparrow at 12:27 PM on September 14, 2011

Hanne Hukkelberg - Ease, just one of the awesome tracks from Little Things. A bit more upbeat (does have its dour moments) than what you might be lookin' for, but this is an awesome handmade, toy chest-aesthetic album.

hard to reconcile it with all of those gunshots in the movie preview, tho =_=
posted by obscurator at 12:37 PM on September 14, 2011

Oh, damn...glossed over the part where you were looking for OST's.
posted by obscurator at 12:38 PM on September 14, 2011

Peter Gabriel's score to The Last Temptation of Christ has an organic jangly feel to it.
posted by cazoo at 12:53 PM on September 14, 2011

That's such a great soundtrack!

Maybe try Dead Man (Neil Young)?
Or Rabbit Proof Fence (Peter Gabriel)?
posted by esmerelda_jenkins at 1:42 PM on September 14, 2011

I can't listen to the "Brick" sample at the moment, but the "Mulholland Drive" score sounds like it may fit the bill based on your description. I kind of remember recommending that score here before, there might have been a thread like this one. I'll see if I can find what I'm thinking of.
posted by jroybal at 2:19 PM on September 14, 2011

This is the question I was thinking of. The OP didn't specifically ask for soundtracks, but some of the answers are for soundtracks.
posted by jroybal at 2:25 PM on September 14, 2011

Thomas Newman's American Beauty score comes to mind.

Also, a few years earlier, his score for The Player.
posted by Rash at 2:48 PM on September 14, 2011

Also The Motorcycle Diaries.
posted by esmerelda_jenkins at 2:55 PM on September 14, 2011

Brick's music score was composed by Nathan Johnson, cousin to the director.

Nathan Johnson is part of the band called The Cinematic Underground.
They contributed some to the Brick soundtrack, as well as to the soundtrack for
The Brothers Bloom.
Their cd is called Annasthesia, which I've found to contain songs anywhere from "great!" to "okay-ish" to "skip it". Depends on how organic you like your music. Contains sounds from alarm clocks, dishwashers, normal instruments, and voice.
posted by DisreputableDog at 6:49 PM on September 14, 2011

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