Viggo Mortensen has officially announced the soundtrack for his directorial debut Fall, in which he collaborates with iconic guitarist Buckethead, along with a theme song from ugly pop legends Skating Polly. Called Music to fallthe score will be available next Friday. Today we have a special music video from Fall with the song ‘A Little Late’ by Skating Polly.
Viggo Mortensen is perhaps best known for his role as Aragorn in Under the spell of the Ring trilogy. He has been nominated three times for Best Actor, the first time in 2008 oriental promises, then in 2017 for Captain Fantastic and finally in 2019 for his lead role in the Oscar-winning drama Green Book. He is an accomplished photographer and musician. Now he is making his directorial debut with the emotional and impressive new drama Fall. To bring this work to life on the big screen is a soundtrack composed by Viggo Mortensen himself. He teamed up with guitar legend Buckethead for the score, and brought in Ugly Pop icons Skating Polly for the theme song.
Fall follows John (Viggo Mortensen) who lives in California with his partner Eric (Terry Chen) and their daughter Mónica (Gabby Velis), far from the traditional country life he left behind years ago, while his conservative father Willis (Lance Henriksen), lives alone on the remote farm where John grew up. In the early stages of dementia, Willis is taken to John’s California home to help him move. Sadly, their best intentions eventually come up against Willis’ adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.
Viggo Mortensen, who was once married to X singer Exene Cervenka, is an old musician who has worked with Buckethead for a quarter of a century. So it made sense for the actor to put the famous guitarist in the chicken bucket for the Fall soundtrack. Viggo has this to say about the music they made together.
“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with the legendary guitarist Buckethead almost 25 years. Among the many recordings we’ve made are the soundtracks for two films: Lisandro Alonso’s “Jauja” from 2014 and “Falling”, which will be released on February 5th. The soundtrack record “Music For Falling”, featuring all the music from the movie, including longer versions of various compositions, will be released this Friday, January 29 through Tunecore. “
“As has always been the case when Buckethead and I joined forces to play together, the recording of the soundtrack material by our old recorder and mixer Travis Dickerson was made in a very relaxed but efficient way. The compositions were well prepared. , so we only needed two days to record all the soundtrack material. Mixing and mastering was also done on short notice. I’ve known Travis even longer with Buckethead, and he’s been part of all the recordings we’ve made over the years. threes have always communicated well and are inspired by each other. “
Along with Buckethead, Viggo Mortensen also brought in the duo Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse for the Fall theme ‘A Little Late’. The song actually appeared on their 2014 album Fuzz Steilacoom, but it went well with it Fall. Sisters, and residents of Oklahoma, Bighorse and Mayo, have worked extensively with Exene Cervenka. Viggo says this about using the Skating Polly track for the credits.
“It was a blessing to be able to count on Skating Polly’s remarkable song” A Little Late “for our soundtrack. The sister members of Skating Polly, Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, originally recorded that song for their 2014 album Fuzz Steilacoom, but it sounds like it was made for “Falling”. The piano playing and lyrics connect in an eerie way with the story and original soundtrack of the film. “
Viggo Mortensen’s son Henry Blake Mortensen has made and directed a new documentary about Skating Polly Ugly doll which is ready and maybe released sometime this year. Mortensen says his production banner Perceval Pictures is releasing the film, and they are currently looking for ways to promote the film, suggesting the film may hit film festivals soon. He says this about the soundtrack that comes into the hands of his fans.
“I hope listeners will be transported and moved by” Music For Falling “as we were preparing and recording these songs.”
The Fall Soundtrack Music to fall will be available Friday, January 29 on Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play. Fall opens in Theaters, On Digital & On Demand February 5.