Bobby Krlic, best known by his stage name The Haxan Cloak, has shared his official score for the Ari Aster’s horror film ‘Midsommar’.
The new folk horror picture, which stars the likes of Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, and more, has been described by Trace Thurman as “a mindfuck of the highest order.”
Released earlier this month, the film tells the story of “Dani and Christian who are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart,” according to the official synopsis.
“But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village.”
The official synopsis continues: “What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.”
Haxan Cloak was brought into the project to work alongside Aster for the film, who not only wrote the music for the film but also helped develop vocal language for the characters with in the movie.
“Trying to live up to the expectations of a director who wrote the script to my music was an intimidating task,” Krlic said in a press release before adding: “but in the end I believe it’s been the most rewarding and deeply educational experience I’ve ever had. Not only was working with Ari Aster an honour, but the work was a true collaboration.”
Listen to the score, below.
Midsommar (Original Score) Tracklist:
04. The House That Hårga Built
06. Ritual in Transfigured Time
07. Murder (Mystery)
08. The Blessing
09. Chorus of Sirens
10. A Language of Sex
11. Hårga, Collapsing
12. Fire Temple