Sophia Coppla’s dreamy film about two Americans trying to make sense of their foreign enviroment and brainstorming what makes life worth it all – has an excellent soundtrack to accompany those musings. The album is woven with the introspective melodies of shoegazer pop – and several notable artists make their mark on the film’s landscape. Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine – added several tracks of daydreaming – like “City Girl” and “Are you Awake?” These tracks ease you into the surreal world Coppla has laid out for Charlotte and Bob Harris – as they navigate through the jarring billboard lights, the unfamiliar words, and through uncharted territories in their life experiences.
Squarepusher – provides some great electronic plinking to higlight the otherworldy quality of this film. The Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine also have some wonderfully rich tunes in this album.
If you’re looking for some music to chill to and to reflect upon – the soundtrack to Lost in Translation is a good place to start