Joakim - Metropolis: The Lost Soundtrack

Joakim - Metropolis: The Lost Soundtrack

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After Georgio Moroder, Jeff Mills or Dieter Moebius, it is Joakim’s turn to compose a soundtrack for one of the greatest masterpieces of Cinema - actually the first movie to enter UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Originally commissioned for the 2022 reissue of Metropolis, a restored version of the original director’s cut, the music was removed from the commercial release of the movie after the Murnau Foundation suddenly realized there was gonna be new music which according to them “altered the original piece”. The Blu Ray discs were removed from the beautiful box set released by Potemkine and destroyed, replaced by a Blu Ray without Joakim’s music.

So the label Tigersushi decided to release the music on its own, with the Dolby Atmos mix that was made for the blu-ray edition together with a classic stereo mix. It’s a dark journey into the depths of Metropolis, its industrial noises but also its moments of light through Maria’s character and Freder.