Here’s some new that will appease nerds of the sci-fi and music variety. Following the recent release of the new Star Wars installment The Force Awakens, acclaimed producer Rick Rubin has announced he will be releasing an album using sounds found in the Star Wars films.
The album will be titled Star Wars Headspace, with Rubin enlisting the help of the likes of Flying Lotus, Röyksopp, Baauer, the one and only JJ Abrams, featuring the infamous sounds of Darth Vader’s heavy breathing and Wookie roars. The first track off the album, appropriately titled R2, Where Are You?, has been premiered on Apple Music.
Flying Lotus spoke to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, he told her “He kind of handpicked all the people he wanted to be part of this thing, and I’m just flattered to be involved in this thing. At the same time, it makes sense. I just feel close to these sounds.” He also explained the only rule they were given when recording was not to touch or sample any of John Williams’ work.
The album will be digitally released on February 19, with physical copies available from March 18.
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) February 8, 2016