American Gods Music By Brian Reitzell
American Gods is the new television series based on Neil Gaiman‘s famous novel. Developed by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) and Michael Green for the premium cable network Starz.
The series focuses on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura (Emily Browning) dies in an accident. On his way home for her funeral, he meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane), who appears to be nothing but a con artist, and accepts to be his bodyguard; however, he soon finds himself a part of a large-scale conflict between greater beings, as Wednesday, in truth the god Odin, makes his way across America to gather all the old gods (who have now incorporated themselves into American life) and confront the New Gods, led by Mr. World (Crispin Glover) and growing stronger each day.
The visually dazzling series features an amazing musical atmosphere. Brian Reitzell (Hannibal, The Kicks) composed an eclectic and beautiful song ranging from pure electronica to jazz and Native American sounds. The palette is wide and rich. The soundtrack also features several songs produced by Brian Reitzell and performed by the likes of Shirley Manson (of Garbage), Debbie Harry (of Blondie) and Mark Lanegan.