Underworld (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

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Underworld...An Experiment in Greatness

by Travis K. on 9/9/2003

Have you ever wondered exactly what you were feeling when you thought all those dark thoughts late at night when sipping coffee and staring out in the dark hoping upon hope that there was something more out there..... Well its all captured right here in this CD. I must say, Danny Lohner has done an excellent job and I feel that this soundtrack is by far one of the best collaboration projects that I have ever had the chance to listen to. So where do we start... Do we start with the The Amazing band The Damning Well, (Wes Borland, Richard Patrick, Danny Lohner and Josh *THE MAN* Freese) or maybe the apperace of Tool and A Perfect Circle front Man Maynard James Keenan on Puscifer ( The song that just makes you want to sin Rev 22:20) or should we talk about the erie sounds of Renholder...or maybe Johnette Napolitano (who has been haunting our visions of lusty vampires for years) or maybe we can track up our the most beautiful Zombie Killer in history, Milla Javovich. Want me to keep going? You can see that there is much talent on this CD. And the nice thing, is that every song, EVERY song, gives you some indication of what life would be like, living out there, in the dark. "I miss being Human" is one of my favorite Lines from The Daming Well's Song, Awakening. This is a soundtrack that I have been waiting years to hear. No frills, no crap. Just good music with heart that will take you from feeling like the predator, to feeling like you could explode at any moment, to feeling the loss of love, to feeling alive. I highly suggest any and all lovers of music (especially if you are tired of the mundane Hollywood Machine Music) go out and buy this Album. Nuff Said.

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Product Overview

One look through the album's track listing and you'll find contributions from artists as diverse and respected as Finch, Trust Co., Skinny Puppy, Page Hamilton, and David Bowie to name a few. Every track on this album is either written exclusively for this project, or is an exclusive remix, or rare version only available on this release.

Underworld, both as a film and an album is a truly unique marrige of artistic sound and vision.


Label Lakeshore Records
SKU 60610972
UPC 780163378122
UPC 14 00780163378122
Format CD
Release Date 9/2/2003
Author Soundtrack
Technical Info
Producer Danny Lohner; David Bowie; Mark Walk; Steve Evetts; Tony Visconti; Ben Moore; Joe Cardamone
CatalogID 33781
Lable Name Lakeshore Records
Released 09/02/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00780163378122
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Lisa Germano (vocals, piano, background vocals); David Bowie (vocals); Ben Weinman (guitar, keyboards); John Frusciante (guitar); Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen (violin); Leah Katz (viola); Richard Dodd (cello); Section Quartet (strings); Chris Pennie (drums, sampler); Josh Freese (drums); Milla (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Danny Lohner; David Trumfio; Mark Walk; Terry Date; Ben Moore; Joshua Eustis.
Audio Remixers: Danny Lohner; Wes Borland; Joshua Eustis.
The accompanying soundtrack to this vampire-meets-werewolf thriller is a cut above the usual slash-and-burn musical approach to the dark, gothic subject matter of movies such as UNDERWORLD. For a start it finds members of veteran rock bands such as Tool, Nine Inch Nails, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers joining forces (the project is produced by NIN's Danny Lohner) in an effective and often greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts musical backdrop that would be fascinating enough without its cinematic raison d'etre.
There are one-of-a-kind contributions from such luminaries as industrial rockers Skinny Puppy, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, California punk-metallists Finch, and David Bowie (himself no stranger to vampire movies with his appearance in THE HUNGER). Some compellingly beautiful, low-key pieces from Renholder and from Lisa Germano, whose "From a Shell" is a timely reminder of her haunting vocals and atmospheric songwriting, provide a tranquil counterpoint to the metal mayhem. UNDERWORLD is one of the most intelligently collaborative efforts of its ilk.
Professional Reviews
Q (11/03, p.127) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...UNDERWORLD has secured some impressive originals from rock's darkest operators..."
Disc 1
1 Awakening - The Damning Well
2 RCV 22:20 - Puscifer
3 Throwing Punches - Page Hamilton
4 Rocket Collecting - Milla
5 Now I Know - Renholder
6 Bring Me The Disco King - David Bowie/Maynard Keenan/John Frusciante (Loner mix)
7 Optimissed - Skinny Puppy
8 Down In The Lab - Renholder
9 Judith - A Perfect Circle (Renholder mix)
10 Suicide Note - Johnette Napolitano
11 Baby's First Coffin - The Dillinger Escape Plan
12 Hover - TRUSTcompany (quiet mix)
13 Falling Through The Sky - Renholder
14 Weak And Powerless - A Perfect Circle (Tilling My Grave mix)
15 Worms Of The Earth - Finch
16 From A Shell - Lisa Germano
17 Death Dealer's Descent - Renholder
18 On The Lash - Icarus Line
19 All Of This Past - Sarah Bettens
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Underworld...An Experiment in Greatness by Travis K. on Sep 09, 2003