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Thor: Ragnarok Soundtrack pre-order and digital download now available

The early word about Marvel Studios’ next film Thor: Ragnarok is out of this world terrific. You’ll be able to experience it for yourself when the film directed by Taika Waititi and staring Chris Hemsworth as Thor opens in theaters on November 3rd. In the meantime, you can enjoy an early taste of the film by listening to streaming of digital download version of its soundtrack.

With music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, the sound track promises to bring a synthesized score with influences from the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre (on of my favorite artists) and Queen. Mothersbaugh first arrived on the music scene as the lead singer and keyboardist of the new wave band Devo (Whip It). He has worked with filmmaker Wes Anderson and scored many of his feature films (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and done quite a bit of work for children’s TV shows and video games.

Mothersbaugh said, “I was aware of Taika’s work before I got the call from Marvel, and was excited about the chance to collaborate. He’s a true artist, and I think he brings a lot to the Marvel franchise. We both share an interest in retro synths and I was delighted to dust off a few vintage keyboards from the DEVO days to mix in with the Abbey Road 100-piece orchestra to create our own take on the sound of Marvel. I hope we get to do it again.”

The official CD will be released November 10, but is already available for download or streaming on your favorite services (iTunes, Amazon).