The soundtrack to Spike Jonze’s 2013 Sci-fi film ‘Her’ was nominated for an Academy Award in 2014 but until now had never seen an official release. Composed by Win Butler of Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett the soundtrack takes a minimal approach to romance replete with a disquieting sense of nervousness and uncertainty.
While touching on a futuristic vision of life the music remains affecting throughout. Impressively it operates wonderfully as a stand-alone album stripped of its moving picture context. This makes it all the more surprising that it took all this time for its release.