Happy Monday, folks. I hope you all had pleasant weekends.
After a nearly six-year break I’m returning to one of my regular series: Musical Mondays. Read my previous posts online and get comfy as I treat your ears to some dulcet delights.
When I’m trying to concentrate on what I’m doing the Captain Fantastic (2016) soundtrack scored by Alex Somers is one of my go-to albums. In fact, I’ve listened to the soundtrack in its entirety more times than I have watched the film.
That’s not to say the film isn’t very good: it’s stunning, telling the story of a father (Viggo Mortensen) who is living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest ‘off-grid’ with his six children. Mortensen rarely plays a part wrong, but this is surely one of his finest performances.
The soundtrack, which is influenced by Icelandic band Sigur Rós, a frequent collaborator of Somers, is very melodic and atmospheric. While listening to some tracks you almost feel as if you’re in that forest too, peacefully surrounded by trees.