Before the Flood (soundtrack) - Wikipedia

Before the Flood (soundtrack)

Before the Flood is a collaboration soundtrack album by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Mogwai and Gustavo Santaolalla for Fisher Stevens's film of the same name. It was originally made available as an Apple Music exclusive on October 21, 2016[1] and received a wide digital release on October 28. A CD release is scheduled for December 16, 2016[2] with a vinyl release to follow. The song "A Minute to Breathe" was first made available as a digital single on October 7, 2016.[3] The album was released on Lakeshore Records.

Before the Flood
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ReleasedOctober 21, 2016
Recorded2016 (Los Angeles, California)
LabelLakeshore Records
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The soundtrack was created in a collaborative project by several well-known international artists,[4] all of whom had previously been known for their work and many awards received: the American musician Trent Reznor, the English musician Atticus Ross, who formed together the band How to Destroy Angels, collaborated on several Nine Inch Nails albums and scores for films. The pair were awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Score for their work on David Fincher's The Social Network in 2011.[5] Among others musician involved in this project are the Scottish post-rock band Mogwai, who have produced music for movies before (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait,[6] the French TV series The Returned[7] and the documentary film Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise[8]) and Gustavo Santaolalla, an Argentine musician, film composer and producer who has won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score for Brokeback Mountain in 2005,[9] and Babel in 2006.[10]

Track listingEdit

1."Before the Flood" (featuring Gustavo Santaolalla)Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross7:53
2."A Minute to Breathe"Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross6:07
3."Between Two Poles" (featuring Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)Gustavo Santaolalla8:06
4."Dust Bowl"Mogwai2:50
5."Thin Ice"Gustavo Santaolalla1:05
6."And When the Sky Was Opened"Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross6:35
7."Ghost Nets"Mogwai5:13
8."Trembling" (featuring Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)Gustavo Santaolalla5:01
9."One More Step"Gustavo Santaolalla3:32
11."At Dusk" (featuring Gustavo Santaolalla)Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross5:41
12."Thin Ice Reimagined" (featuring Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)Gustavo Santaolalla6:09
13."Disappearing Act"Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross3:52
14."The Melting Pot"Gustavo Santaolalla2:05
15."8 Billion"Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross8:41
16."One Perfect Moment"Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross10:08
17."A Minute Later"Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross1:46
18."After the Flood"Mogwai5:09
Total length:90:46


  1. ^ "Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary Before the Flood released online".
  2. ^ "Before the Flood [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]".
  3. ^ "Trent Reznor previews Before the Flood soundtrack with "A Minute to Breathe"".
  4. ^ "Trent Reznor, Gustavo Santaolalla, Mogwai team up for film score and collaborative album".
  5. ^ "Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe for The Social Network score".
  6. ^ "Mogwai Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait".
  7. ^ "Mogwai Release Haunting Score for French Zombie Show 'Les Revenants'".
  8. ^ "BBC Storyville: Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise".
  9. ^ "Santaolalla Takes Home Oscar for Brokeback Mountain Score".
  10. ^ "Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Scores Second Oscar".