Thanks to shane for finding
much of this information.
- Modern English
- Melt With You contributed to Valley
Girl (Director: Martha Coolidge, 1983).
- Michael Brook
- Kevin Spacey's Albino Alligator which was released
1996 in US and 1997 in UK. Brook has an album on 4AD of the
soundtrack. Composed music for Paul Schrader's
Affliction (1997). Contributed music to Michael
Mann's Heat (1995). Original score to
Captive (Director: Paul Mayersberg, 1986) with The
Edge, Larry Mullen Jnr., Lesley Bishop, Sinead O'Connor.
Original score to Fires Of Kuwait [IMAX] (Director:
David Douglas, 1992). Also note that the late Nusrat Fateh Ali
Khan collaborated with Michael Brook and produced some startling
film music himself, such as on Tim Robbins' Dead Man
Walking (1995) and Shekhar Kapur's Bandit
- Dead Can Dance
- Contributed "Yulunga" and "The Host Of Seraphim" to Mark
Magidson's mezmerizing film, Baraka. Daniel Klyn said on 8 Mar
1996: "Basically, if you've seen mark madgison's other
films (koyanasqatsi, powwowasquatsi), baraka is in the same
vein, although imho, baraka is the best, in terms of images,
soundtrack, overall effect. montage of images and music. vaguely
narrative. this one's roughly about the commonality of the
religious experiences of various native peoples, and about their
connection with nature vs. the corrosion of the western,
civilized way of life. a better explaination is on the sleeve
of the video, which you can read at your local video
Ben Segal mentioned that Lisa Gerrard co-starred in a Spanish film
in 1989 called El Nino de la Luna (Moon Child),
which was directed by Agustin Villaronga. Ben said: "Dead
Can Dance contributed most of the soundtrack I believe. I saw it
in Paris when it was released and of course it was in Spanish
with French subtitles so I could only follow the visuals. It was
Their music also turns up on lots of TV programme soundtracks.
- Red House Painters
- Japanese to English is used in Hal Hartley's
Amateur. This film also has music from Yo La
Tengo, Bettie Seveert and PJ Harvey - it's recommended. Erika
Napjus said: "Red House Painters All Mixed Up
is featured twice in the movie Excess Baggage
staring Alicia Silverstone. Mark stated that he was happy to
receive the $40,000 check from the movie until they took it back
after realizing that he didn't actually write the song. It's
also in the movie because there's allegedly a relationship
between Mark and Alicia, but..."
- Cocteau Twins
- Wrote a song called Need Fire especially for the
film Judge Dredd. Also especially composed music
for a Fruitopia commercial shown in the UK. I think
you can hear various bits of Cocteau Twins in some of Wong-Kar
Wei's films such as Chungking Express and
Fallen Angels, although it may actually be Fay Wong
singing. Liz Fraser sung Take me With You - a song
composed by Alan Rickman - during the credits to a
Winter's Guest, which was also directed by Mr Rickman and
stars Emma Thompson (1997).
- His Name is Alive
HNIA's Sitting Still Moving Still Staring
Outlooking was in Jerry Maguire.
- This Mortal Coil
- Song to the Siren was used several times in David
Lynch's Lost Highway (1996). Apparently Ivo
Watts-Russell wouldn't let him put it on the soundtrack album
because it's too precious for the masses.
- Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses
- Erikas Napjus said: "Featured during the ending credits of
the movie Foxfire. Good movie, good soundtrack. I
never realized how similar Kristin and Mazzy Star can sound
until watching this movie."
A Matter of Degrees (which is an early version
of Backroad) is on the film of the same name,
directed by W.T. Morgan in 1990. This film also has
Where Is My Mind? by the Pixies on it.
- Soundtrack to Albert Souffre (Director: Bruno
Nuytten, 1992). All of the tracks are previously unreleased
music. Two songs on Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(Director: Joel Hirshman, 1992) one of which was La La
Love You. One song on A Matter of Degrees
(W.T. Morgan, 1990). Dig for Fire was used on the
film Singles (Director: Cameron Crowe, 1992). The
film Grosse Point Blank (Director: George Armitage,
1997) includes Monkey Gone To Heaven on the
- Wolfgang Press
- Mama Told Me Not to Come is used on
Malice (Director: Harold Becker, 1993).
Christianity is on Doom Generation
(Director: Gregg Araki, 1995). There are also a number
of their songs on another Gregg Araki film, Totally
F***ed Up (1993).
- Colin Newman
- Matthew Thomson writes: "Erstwhile WIRE member and
sometime solo artist on 4AD, Colin Newman, believe it or not,
contributed music to The Silence of the Lambs. I think two
tracks from the Beggar's Banquet album "A-Z" were played by the
villain (whose name escapes me for the moment) in his dank
little cellar. Interestingly, one of these tracks "Alone" was
covered by This Mortal Coil."
- Ivo Watts-Russell compiled the soundtrack to the Quinton
Peeples' film Joyride (1997), contributing
tracks from 4AD artists. That film went straight to video, and
yes it was apparently that bad. Gregg Araki's last two films,
The Doom Generation and Nowhere are
chock-full of 4AD and thislisty bands.
4ad-l discussions on albino alligator
4ad-l discussions on lost highway