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10. Under the Skin

Mica Levi


Ideal Location: Hell, probably

Mica Levi – a.k.a. Micachu, frontwoman of Micachu and the Shapes – has a remarkable handle on what human fear sounds like. Her anxiety-inducing score for Under the Skin fits together dissonant compositions into something appropriately otherworldly and truly nightmarish. And once you see it in the context of Jonathan Glazer’s film, Levi’s mélange of twitching strings, bleak tones, and nauseous swells of indeterminate sound will forever be tied to some of the scariest stuff you’ll see on a movie screen this decade. –Dominick Mayer

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