Paul Thomas Anderson’s highly anticipated new feature film The Master hits theaters on Friday, but the tense, emotive score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is streaming now via Spotify. The period piece, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, is set in post World War II America, and the soundtrack features the voices of late jazz icons Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford and Helen Forrest.
Greenwood first tried his hand at scoring with 2003’s Bodysong, a documentary about the human life cycle, but broke through in 2007 when Anderson asked him to provide music to the Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood. The guy plays guitar and keys for the ‘Head, but is also ace on a number of obscure instruments, from ondes Martenot to viola to glockenspiel. Plus he writes music software.