February 15, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

Beautiful Creatures

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
86 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/06/01
performer
Susan Lynch, Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen, Alex Norton, Maurice Roëves
director
Bill Eagles
Producers
Arts Council of England, DNA Pictures International, Snakeman Productions
distributor
Universal
author
Simon Donald
genre
Drama

He’s inventing a genre.

To score the Southern-set YA-smash-turned-film Beautiful Creatures, Harrison’s band, thenewno2, coined a new word: ”We needed some swampy blues, but also atmospheric electronica. I jokingly said, ‘Swamptronica?’ And the director, Richard [LaGravenese], loved the term. It’s a good way to describe the feeling, since it’s modern, not a traditional blues score like O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

He’s hanging out with RZA.

”We became friends when the Wu-Tang Clan had me play guitar on [their 2007 album] 8 Diagrams. I said, ‘Now you have to come do the same on my record.’ So he brought [the crew] down, and we mashed up a bunch of tunes. We all come from very different styles of music-making, but we listen to the same things, and we watch the same films.”

He’s following in his dad’s footsteps.

Harrison felt a natural connection while recording for Creatures at London’s Abbey Road Studios. “I’d been there with my father and his friends [for years]. I’ve worked there for a lot of Beatles stuff — we did Rock Band there — so I’m used to being there. But it was my first time recording something we’ve written. It was like a rite of passage. I’m honored to have been able to do it.”

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