The 2009 space-and-loneliness drama Moon is many things: A phenomenal piece of slow burning sci-fi; a solo acting clinic courtesy of Sam Rockwell; a gorgeously haunting audiovisual experience; and now, it's the inspirado for a rap album.
As discovered via The AV Club, longtime remixist Max Tannone--who also worked on major artist mash-ups like Jaydiohead and Doublecheck Your Head--has taken Clint Mansell's score and a few select lines of dialogue from Duncan Jones' film, and remixed it in the parlance of hip-hop, with lyrics from Brooklyn rapper Richard Rich.
It's a surprisingly effective piece of work. Rich's lyrics certainly capture the essence of the film's themes of isolation, depression and cloning. Tannone blends the score with carefully constructed beats, achieving greater success than he probably had any right to--albeit with markedly higher energy than Mansell's muted, ghostly pianos and strings were seemingly intended to be played with.
The first track is by far the best, but the entire five-song EP is shockingly listenable for how bizarre and incongruous it would seem to be at first blush. You can listen to the entire thing via the player below the jump, and in so-doing, you will hopefully give hope to other remix artists who wish to turn obscure sci-fi films into hip-hop gold. I can't wait for the inevitable Zardoz EP.