"Children of Men" Soundtrack Album Features Cutting-Edge Artists From Roots Manuva, Kode9 and the Spaceape, Pressure, Cyrus (Random Trio) and Jarvis Cocker
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Universal Pictures' new film "Children of Men" examines our past and the possible future -- and so goes the music for the thriller's soundtrack.
From classic rock artists, including John Lennon, Deep Purple, Donovan and King Crimson, to cutting-edge stars of today like Dubstep, "Children of Men -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Hip-O/UMe) reflects backwards and looks forwards at the changing music soundscape. The album is set for release on December 12, 2006.
Based on the book by P.D. James and starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Michael Caine, the Alfonso Cuarón- ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "Y tu mamá también") directed "Children of Men" is set for release in the United States on December 25, 2006. The film envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction.
Dubstep is a new British urban electronic music that melds Dub, Trip Hop, Drum & Bass/Jungle and U.K. Garage/Grime into something wholly different. Its artists on "Children of Men -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" are Kode9 and the Spaceape (2006's "Backward"), Pressure (featuring pre-eminent female dancehall voice Warrior Queen from 2006's "Money Honey") and Cyrus (Random Trio) (2006's "Indian Stomp").
Other contemporary, edgy artists heard are Roots Manuva, arguably the U.K.'s most distinctive hip-hop star, with "Witness (1 Hope)" from 2001's "Run Come Save Me"; The Kills, one of the finest proponents of stripped back rock, with "Wait" from 2003's "Keep On Your Mean Side"; The Libertines, an important, albeit short-lived band, with the potent 80-second punk assault "Arbeit Macht Frei" from 2004's self-titled album; and Jarvis Cocker, the former Pulp frontman, with 2006's "Running The World." UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 06, 2006 --