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M83 unveils French horror film soundtrack, Knife + Heart: Stream

Marking Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau first collaboration in over a decade

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M83 Anthony Gonzalez Nicolas Fromageau Knife + Heart Album Soundtrack Release
M83’s Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau

    Today, M83 has released soundtrack for the French horror film Knife + Heart, which doubles as a reunion for original members Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, marking their first collaboration since 2003’s Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts.

    M83 is frequently thought of as a solo effort by Gonzalez. However, Fromageau helped co-found the group in 2001 and remained active during their first few years before he eventually left to form his own band Team Ghost. The forthcoming work marks the French electropop duo’s first collaboration since Fromageau’s final record with the band in 2003, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. It also follows up M83’s last studio album, 2016’s Junk, and serves as the project’s third soundtrack to date.

    Gonzalez (under the banner M83) previously produced two movie soundtracks — his brother Yann Gonzalez’s debut feature You And The Night and Tom Cruise‘s sci-fi flick, Oblivion — in 2013, a full decade after Fromageau’s official departure in 2003.

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    Knife + Heart, which was also directed by Yann, is the second movie the Gonzalez brothers have collaborated on and M83’s third soundtrack to date. The noir-tinged erotic slasher premiered at Cannes Film Festival last year. The story centers around a gay pornographer living in Paris in the 1970s, following her as she attempts to win back her former lover and avoid a blood-thirsty killer who’s hunting down the cast of the highly ambitious porno she’s producing.

    M83’s latest LP sports 27 tracks, including the previously released “Karl” and numbers from Malaria!, La Maison, Pico, and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Today, the soundtrack dropped on digital streaming services, though the French duo plans to release the collection on physical formats, including on blood-red double vinyl, on April 26th. Stream the single below, and pre-order the album on M83’s website.

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    Knife + Heart Artwork:

    Knife + Heart M83 Soundtrack New Album Movie Artwork

    Knife + Heart Tracklist:
    01. Thrash Me (by Malaria!)
    02. Corridor
    03. Karl
    04. Mercedes (by La Maison)
    05. Vision 1
    06. La Flicaille
    07. Filature
    08. Malaguena (by Pico)
    09. Vision 2
    10. Tu M’as Tuée
    11. Sauna
    12. Voyance
    13. Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur
    14. Sombre Vision
    15. Pyramides
    16. Lettre Lois
    17. Detective Rachid
    18. La Caverne
    19. Le Tueur Homo
    20. Sauna Cheap Version
    21. De Sperme et d’eau Fraiche
    22. Hicham
    23. Cinéma Kill
    24. Vision Finale
    25. Love’s Refrain (by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma)
    26. Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur – Reprise
    27. End Credits

    Later in the month, the French film will arrive in the United States with a series of screenings across the country throughout the spring. You can view the full calendar below.

    Knife + Heart Screenings:
    03/15-03/21 – New York, NY @ The Roxy Cinema Tribeca *
    03/15-03/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn *
    03/22-03/29– Los Angeles, CA @ Landmark’s Nuart Theatre +
    03/23 – Boston, MA @ Boston Underground Film Festival
    03/27-04/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Alamo Drafthouse Mission *
    03/28-03/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland International Film Festival
    03/29 – Boston, MA @ WickedQueer
    03/29-04/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Arena Cinelounge
    03/29-04/04 – Yonkers, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse
    04/03 – Washington, DC @ Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge
    04/05-04/06 – Detroit, MI @ Landmark’s Main Art Theatre
    04/05-04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Music Box Theatre ^
    04/05-04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Landmark’s Ritz at The Bourse
    04/05-04/18 – Grand Rapids, Michigan @ Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
    04/12-04/19 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar ^
    04/13 – Bethlehem, PA @ Frank Banko Alehouse
    04/19-04/25 – Denver, CO @ Sie FilmCenter ^
    04/19-04/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ FilmBar
    04/19-04/25 – Tucson, AZ @ The Loft Cinema
    04/23 – Winchester, VA @ Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
    04/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PUFF/Reel Q
    04/28 – St. Louis, MO @ QFest
    05/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Union Cinema ^
    05/18 – Iowa City, IA @ FilmScene

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    * = 35mm screening and Q&A with Yann Gonzalez (March 15 at The Roxy, March 16 at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn and March 27 at Alamo Drafthouse Mission)

    + = 35mm screening and Q&A with Yann Gonzalez and co-writer Cristiano Mangione (March 22 and 23 at Nuart Theatre)

    ^ = 35mm screening (April 5-7 at The Music Box Theatre, April 12-14 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, April 19-21 at Sie FilmCenter and May 2 at Union Cinema)

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