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Alex & Jonsi & co provide a fittingly romantic soundtrack to the Black Mirror episode about the perils of dating apps and the way AI might impinge on future love lives
“Late last year Sigur Rós producer and frequent collaborator Alex Somers hooked up with the band once again to deliver original music for ‘Hang The DJ’, one of the flagship episodes of the most recent Black Mirror series.
‘Hang The DJ’ comprises 16 new Somers compositions, plus ‘Match’ and ‘End’, the two new songs co-credited to Sigur Rós and Alex Somers.
Somers composed the Black Mirror episode on the back of recent scores for the silent movie archive epic, Dawson City: Frozen Time, and Viggo Mortensen vehicle, Captain Fantastic (also released on Invada), both of which have drawn wide praise. He also collaborated with Sigur Rós mainman, and boyfriend, Jónsi on the music for the US TV atomic bomb drama Manhattan.
Previously, in their Jónsi & Alex guise, the pair made the much-loved ambient masterpiece, Riceboy Sleeps, in 2009, with Somers going on to co-produce Sigur Rós’s 2012 and 2013 albums, Valtari and Kveikur.”