Metropolis Rescore

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Metropolis Rescore
Soundtrack album by The New Pollutants
Released March 2005
Recorded June 2004 - Jan 2005
Genre Film Music, Orchestral, Electronic
Length 118 minutes
Producer Benjamin Speed & Tyson Hopprich
The New Pollutants chronology
Urban Professional Nightmares
(2004)Urban Professional Nightmares2004
Metropolis Rescore

Metropolis Rescore is a soundtrack by The New Pollutants for the silent film Metropolis. The soundtrack is for the 118-minute, digitally restored version which was released in 2002 by the F.W. Murnau Foundation and Kino International. In 2004 The New Pollutants composed and produced the new soundtrack and premiered it live at the 2005 Adelaide Film Festival.[1] The live performance featured actor/singer Astrid Pill as vocalist, musician Zoe Barry as cellist, Tyson Hopprich on turntables and beats and Benjamin Speed on computer, samples and fx.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Metropolis Theme [Opening Titles]
  2. Shift Change
  3. Running Race / Eternal Garden
  4. Maria’s Love Theme [Part 1]
  5. Moloch
  6. Joh Frederson’s Theme
  7. Workers Theme [Part 1]
  8. Rotwang’s Theme / Futura’s Theme [Creation]
  9. Workers Theme [Part 2]
  10. The Catacombs [Part 1]
  11. The Catacombs [Part 2] / The Tower Of Babel
  12. The Catacombs [Part 3]
  13. Maria’s Love Theme [Part 2] / Prelude To Kidnap
  14. Kidnap Theme [Part 1]
  15. The Seven Deadly Sins
  16. Kidnap Theme [Part 2]
  17. Futura’s Theme [Transformation]
  18. Yoshiwara / The Seven Deadly Sins [Reprise]
  19. Corruption Theme
  20. The Destruction Of Metropolis [The Heart Machine]
  21. The Destruction Of Metropolis [The Flood]
  22. Witch Hunt
  23. Metropolis Theme [Closing Titles]


The soundtrack has been described as "an infectious and unique approach ranging from Germanic trip hop and lo-fi electronica to unforgettable classical and breathtaking cinematica." [2] Metropolis has subsequently performed at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI),[3] as a part of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival and at the 2006 Revelation Perth International Film Festival.[4] The project collected reviews such as:

"(The New Pollutants') Metropolis was a once in a lifetime experience... Speed and Hopprich's score was a gift." - Adelaide Advertiser[5]

"Rarely do such experiences leave one so breathless... The New Pollutants match, and in many ways surpass the genius of Lang's vision, by making it vibrant, topical and alive." - Peter Wintonick[6]

"All i can say is that if you didn't see this you really missed out because i don't think you'll ever get a chance to experience Metropolis in quite this way again... seeing it with a new soundtrack played live by The New Pollutants was at times literally breathtaking." - Empire TImes[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ AFF Metropolis Rescore
  2. ^ Metropolis Rescore @ ACMI
  3. ^ ACMI Metropolis Rescore
  4. ^ Perth Revelations Metropolis Rescore
  5. ^ (22 February 2005), Review in Adelaide Advertiser
  6. ^ [Peter Wintonick, International Editor, Point of View Magazine]
  7. ^ Empire TImes Magazine 30/05/05