Above & Beyond to Release Their First Cinematic Film Score
Electronic dance music trio Above & Beyond is collaborating with the esteemed composer Darren Tate for a special musical project. The Last Glaciers, an upcoming IMAX documentary, will debut a film soundtrack featuring all-new music from Above & Beyond.
“I am very excited to be part of this project as the message could not be of more importance, nor more urgent,” said Tate. “Our planet is in peril and across the globe, action needs to be taken.”
The Last Glaciers explores the causes and effects of climate change on a global scale. Acclaimed cinematographer Craig Leeson and United Nations outdoorsman and entrepreneur Malcolm Wood guide viewers on a four-year cross-continental expedition across a myriad of freezing terrains around the world. From Antarctica to the Himalayas, the Alps, and the Andes, Leeson and Wood’s cinematic story is a beautifully shot cautionary tale, one not to be missed.
The film will be the Anjunabeat label founders’ first motion-picture score, a groundbreaking feat for a group that has simply done it all. The soundtrack releases on World Water Day, March 22, alongside the film’s debut.
According to the composers, the film score features “sweeping string-lead production” that Above & Beyond to release their first cinematic film score for The Last Glaciers perfectly compliments the vast, beautiful geography seen throughout the documentary.
“It was an honor to be invited by Craig to compose the score for The Last Glaciers. For the musical direction, we felt it important for the score to reflect the beauty of our changing planet that Craig had elegantly captured. Stylistically, we wanted to combine our largely electronic musical background with live orchestra to create a hybrid score,” said Above & Beyond’s Jono Grant.
The composer triad will continue to share more details surrounding the new cinematic work, beginning next week. Pre-save The Last Glaciers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack here.