Perhaps the only thing better than hearing Animal Collective's "Winter's Love" on a top-notch movie theater sound system is to hear it while watching a highly explicit multi-participant sex scene. Such are the pleasures of seeing John Cameron Mitchell's controversial film SHORTBUS. But a large part of the film's bohemian fantasia is its music, and even without the titillating visuals, the soundtrack to SHORTBUS is a satisfying, sensual experience. The musical vibe, like the movie, is quirky, emotional, and atmospheric. New York City's indie elite are represented by the aforementioned Animal Collective, Yo La Tengo, Azure Ray, the Ark, and others. The strongest showing is from singer/songwriter Scott Matthew, who composed five original and charming songs for the film, all of which are included in this collection.
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