Paul Thomas Anderson’s Thomas Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice was and is and a confounding film, moments of oddball brilliance – including fine character turns by Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin as a kind of disllusioned post hippy dream yin and yang comedy duo –  hidden inside a labyrinthine, russian dolls nest of a plot, seemingly disinterested in resolving said plot amounting to what is more or less a pleasurably stoned hangout movie shot through with a certain mournfulness and cracked romanticism.

However, those issues aside, the soundtrack is nigh on perfect; it slays, man. In the films opening scene Jonny Greenwood’s beautiful, mysterious score fades into the chaotic yet tight, paranoid groove of ‘Vitamin C’ by vanguard Krautrock outfit Can from their 1972 album Ege Bamyasi.

 

 

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