The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ second collaboration with David Fincher and yields an incredibly dense, dark and icy collection of music. Perfect for dark nights and long drives, this also features How To Destroy Angels’ cover of Bryan Ferry’s “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” and Karen O singing with Reznor and Ross on Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song”.
Without even seen the film itself, the film’s score has become an incredibly powerful collection of memories to me. I often find myself daydreaming about certain events in my life, listening to tracks such as “One Particular Moment”, “Parallel Timeline With Alternate Outcome”. Dragon Tattoo bears a dreamlike but often dark and icy undertone, as if a memory of a distant past is trying to reveal itself.
Like with most of Reznor and Ross’ Work, the film’s score is layered with beautifully strange sounding acoustic instruments and synthesizers, using piano, bells and beautiful sounding atmospheric pads, this soundtrack has a unique and unforgettable sound unlike anything I’ve ever heard.
If you could give daydreams a soundtrack, this would be it!