Euphoria (Original Score From The HBO Series) - Labrinth - 2019 Original Series Soundtrack - Purple Splatter Vinyl - Sealed 2LP

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Labrinth – Euphoria (Original Score From The HBO Series)


Label:    Milan – 19075995871, Masterworks – 19075995871, HBO – 19075995871
Format:    2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Purple Splatter
Sealed
Cover printed in velvety-soft finish embellished with glossy details on the teardrop and glitter on front cover.
Barcode (Printed): 1 9075995871 1
Country:    USA & Europe
Released:    Jan 10, 2020
Genre:    Electronic, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style:    Score, Soundtrack


Tracklist


A1        New Girl    
A2        Formula    
A3        Preparing For Call    
A4        Forever    
A5        Planning Date    
A6        Nate Growing Up    
A7        Home From Rehab    


B1        We All Knew    
B2        Say Goodnight    
B3        Shy Guy    
B4        Following Tyler    
B5        Still Don't Know My Name    
B6        Kat's Denial    
B7        Slideshow    
B8        Family Vacation    
B9        Grapefruit Diet    

 


C1        WTF Are We Talking For    
C2        Euphoria Funfair    
C3        The Lake    
D1        Maddy's Story    
D2        Demanding Excellence    
D3        McKay & Cassie    


D4        Gangster    
D5        When I R.I.P.    
D6        Arriving at the Formal    
D7        Virgin Pina Coladas

 


“The only thing more exhilarating and exhausting than HBO’s stunning summer drama “Euphoria” was its soundtrack. Wound through the sparkly noir soap opera of teens in a love-hate relationship with drugs, sex and themselves was this equally torrid and twilight-y musical tone — an undulating, wall-to-wall set of songs and score crowding around Sam Levinson’s vision of ordinary madness. That there was just enough room for airy, gospel electronica and overheated melodic house to hover atop the proceedings — with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, BTS, Fiona Apple, J Balvin and “Euphoria” actor-singer Zendaya among its often 20-plus songs her episode — was a miracle of music direction.

Labrinth made that miracle happen and created a score as hallucinatory as the images on the screen. The Brit-born dance floor producer and composer best known for bits of Rihanna’s “Unapologetic,” The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” and records by Skylar Grey, Nicki Minaj and Emeli Sandé, also recorded hauntingly spare and eerily romantic songs of his own such as “Beneath Your Beautiful” and “Jealous.” The elegiac majesty of these earlier tracks made him the secret melodic weapon of S’a and Diplo’s LSD project (2019’s “Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present LSD”), as well as Beyoncé’s moody compositional foil for “Spirit,” of Disney’s recent “Lion King” live action movie.

Though brief, moments such as the acoustic guitar-strummed “New Girl,” the glockenspiel-tapped “Grapefruit Diet” and the shimmering “Slideshow” are sweetly sinister lullabies looking for their inner child. Labrinth truly puts that glockenspiel effect to good work on “Arriving at the Formal,” as its melodic tings lay handsomely into the swish of windy synth sounds. The most effective tracks on “Euphoria,” however, feature the dark voice of the composer at play with spare, spacious melodies and in a churchy mood. The willowing baritone vocal that guides “Still Don’t My Name” moves through the peaks and valleys of its slippery, gospel soul melody and its ”miss you kiss you “ lyrics as if taking a slow, roller coaster ride. That same voice is present and menacing in “WTF Are We Talking For.”  Set against a spare, churchy piano line is the rude talk of a five-finger sandwich contrasting such an elegant setting.” (Variety review)

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Purple, Splatter