Intrada presents a digital release of Dabney Morris' score to Sometimes I Think About Dying, a new film starring Daisey Ridley (Star Wars), who also co-produced. The score features a small ensemble of flutes, choir, harp, horn, viola, lujon, omnichord, guitar, percussion and a separate string quartet. This unique combination results in a fresh, crisp score to this new independent film from director Rachel Lambert. The prominence of harp and detailed orchestration brilliantly capture the quirkiness of both Fran and the movie.
As Morris describes it:
Early in the pre-production stage of the film, [Director] Rachel Lambert approached me with an idea that we treat Astoria, OR as though it had the same escapist allure as a Hawaiian getaway. This ultimately took us down the seemingly endless rabbit hole of the often-eye-rolled-at genres of exotica and lounge.
Pulling inspiration from Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, Henry Mancini, and the dreary, dull Pacific Northwest coast, we were able to imagine a score that was at once lush and enticing yet dark with a sort of romantic macabre.