By now, I’m sure you’ve heard there’s a major motion picture about Facebook coming soon to a theater near you. (It’s called The Social Network.) No, this is not a joke. Yes, I’m just as baffled as you are. But I won’t dismiss it entirely yet, largely because David Fincher is directing it. The same David Fincher who gave us Seven and Fight Club. (Panic Room, Schmanic Room, I say!)
And last Friday, I was given yet another reason not to dismiss it: The score.
Before the weekend hit, it was announced that Trent Reznor was its composer. He and longtime collaborator Atticus Finch worked together on it. And based on the five-song sampler you can download FOR FREE by clicking here, it’s gorgeous. Especially loud. Especially in headphones. It’s not the heavy face-punch you’d find on a Nine Inch Nails record. It’s quieter and more atmospheric (like any good score should be). Layers of sound dipping in and out of each composition.
The full, digital version will be released September 28 (with a specially priced rate through Amazon.com for 48 hours only). Reznor’s Null Co. label is also offering physical copies in various formats, which you can read more about, and pre-order, here.