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Jeff Mills soundtracks Fritz Lang's film 'Metropolis' for the second time: Listen

'Metropolis Metropolis' follows on from his 2000 previous soundtrack for the film

Jeff Mills soundtracks Fritz Lang's film 'Metropolis' for the second time: Listen

Jeff Mills has created a new electronic music-based score for Fritz Lang's silent 1927 film 'Metropolis'.

'Metropolis Metropolis' marks Mills' second soundtrack of the film having originally produced and released one in 2000. Where the previous score saw Mills create music to accompany specific scenes in the film, however, this latest version takes more influence from the overall storyline and plot.

The soundtrack pairs electronic music and elements of classical music, marking Mills' latest foray into working with orchestras having previously done so for his past 'Metropolis' score.

"Creating music for Fritz Lang's masterpiece film 'Metropolis' has been and continues to be a great experience," Mills said in a statement. "The film is a story about 'man vs man' with the help of a machine. Its dramatic theme is as relevant now as it was when the film debuted in 1927. A film to be enjoyed, but also noted and examined."

Based on Thea von Harbou's 1925 novel of the same name, Fritz Lang's film depicts a world in which rich people rule over the working classes, who live and work beneath the city. It's set in a dystopian vision of the year 2000. 

Mills' latest score will be debuted in a live setting at Berlin's Babylon cinema on 4th April. Tickets are available here.

You can listen to the new soundtrack below, and purchase it here.

Mills will play at this summer's Junction 2 festival in London, and is also on the bill for a Tresor event next month at Printworks as part of the club's closing season.