“Before the Flood” by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gustavo Santaolalla, Mogwai

Think what you like about Leonardo DiCaprio, but his personal commitment when it comes to environmental issues such as global warming deserves respect. Even more so now that he and his producing team decided to release their latest project Before the Flood publicly for free, thus making it available for anybody to see without the need to go to the movies or spend money on it. It’s a bold statement, to encourage people go watch this documentary and raise the awareness, because frankly, it affects us all, whether we like it or not.

To help spreading the word, Before the Flood comes backed with a lot of star power. With Martin Scorcese among the executive producers, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and even the Pontifex himself share the screen, among others.

Much in the vein of other groundbreaking documentaries like Home or We Feed the World, Before the Flood leaves you behind emotionally drained, which to a fair amount can be traced back to its evocative soundtrack. Or let me put it this way: The score surely isn’t helping to make you feel any better! We’re blessed with not one but four musical contributors. The award-winning duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross invited classical composer Gustavo Santaolalla and British post-rock band Mogwai for a really unique collaboration and what came out of it is a beautiful and hauntingly dark ambient score that provides the perfect musical backdrop for the film.

My custom covers collection consists of a set of sixteen representative film-stills, sorted in the order of their appearance and post-processed with a typographic recreation of the original logo (“Heroic Condensed“) and composers credits (“FF DIN“). Together with the original album- (#2) and single-artwork (#3) you’ll be able to give each individual track its own cover art. And for the traditionalists among you I’m also offering a square version of the official one-sheet design (#1).

This is an arts blog and I don’t mean to become political here. The subject matter of global warming is already causing a lot of controversial discussions all over the web and I don’t want to provide yet another platform for that. That’s why I’ve deactivated comments for this blog post.

Instead of leaving comments, please watch the film, listen to the score or spread the word. Thank you.