Original Soundtrack

Happy Accidents

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Brand Anderson's 2000 character piece Happy Accidents didn't get much play beyond Sundance. Nevertheless, its soundtrack is a solid collection of moody, electronica-tinged indie pop and period light jazz that just might out-resonate the film. Josephine Wiggs and Vivian Trimble's Dusty Trails project was already quite cinematic; the three songs they contribute here -- especially "Dusty Happy End"'s chilly mix of mechanics and warmth -- only solidify that notion. The pleasant bossa nova sway of Legendary Jim Ruiz Group's "Be My Valentine" meshes nicely with High Llamas' lush chamber pop, as well as "Mima," a vintage cut from jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris. There's even a bit of the film's quirky sci-fi romantic plot reflected here, most notably in Evan Lurie's avant-garde piece "Into the Future." Overall, Happy Accidents separates from the film it represents, standing as a mellow yet breezy blend of spacy pop and nocturnal background music.

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