Milan Records today releases LAMB (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) an album of music composed by Icelandic composer and guitarist TÓTI GUÐNASON for A24’s newest folk thriller. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Guðnason for the terrifying debut feature from writer-director Valdimar Jóhannsson set in the Icelandic wilds. Having worked alongside his sister Hildur Guðnadóttir on her Oscar®-winning original score for Joker and with Ólafur Arnalds on his BAFTA-winning soundtrack to Broadchurch, Tóti Guðnason makes his debut as lead composer with Lamb. A dark and unnatural folktale for the ages, Lamb is available in theaters now from A24.
“Lamb was initially intended to be completely without a score, and I feel that is a humbling starting point for a composer,” says Tóti Guðnason of his work on the film. “Growing up in the north of Iceland I’m very familiar with the feeling of rural silence. That feeling is extraordinarily well portrayed by Valdimar Jóhannsson in Lamb and I did my best to play into it while respecting it. My responsibility was to create something more fitting than silence, and silence can be the greatest of sounds.”
A childless couple in rural Iceland make an alarming discovery one day in their sheep barn. They soon face the consequences of defying the will of nature, in this dark and atmospheric folktale, the striking debut feature from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.
Tóti Guðnason (Þórarinn Guðnason) is a composer and guitarist from Reykjavík, Iceland. Lamb is his first score as a sole composer after having worked as an arranger and composer's assistant with a variety of renowned artists. Some notable work includes the Oscar-winning original score for Joker (2019) by his sister Hildur Guðnadóttir, BAFTA-winning soundtrack for Broadchurch (2015) by Ólafur Arnalds, and score for Netflix series Katla (2021) by Högni Egilsson.
Tóti graduated in classical composition from the Iceland University of the Arts and has been a touring musician both with his art metal band Agent Fresco and the late Jóhann Jóhannsson. Working closely with Jóhannsson on various film and studio works, Tóti contributed both musical direction and arrangements for his pieces. Agent Fresco quickly found international notice and have become a household name in the progressive experimental music scene.
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