The documentary "Spark: A Burning Man Story" depicts the lengthy and laborious process that goes into making the largest temporary arts colony come to fruition. Every year, 60,000 people from all over the world gather in a barren desert in Nevada and collaborate to make visual pieces of art before burning it down at the end of a week. A community dedicated to self-expression in its purest form, Burning Man's goal is simple, yet profound: one of the organizers of the event described Burning Man as cauldron that will cook [the artists'] souls." The documentary's soundtrack, divided into two albums, "Day" and "Night" encompasses the artistic soul of Burning Man and the struggle of the artist that is described so clearly in the film. The documentary has already earned high praise: The New York Times declares, "Since we can't all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for 'Spark,' which is probably the next best thing."
The soundtrack to Spark features 24 tracks in two albums, featuring songs and remixes from artists such as Missy Higgins, Amanda Palmer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Adam Freeland, Damian Lazarus, Tycho, and many more. The Day album includes music from the movie itself, while the Night album contains remixes and takes a more interpretive approach in order to present a more musically balanced accompaniment to the film. Famed Austrailan singer Missy Higgins contributed theme song "We Ride", while Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros wrote the lyrically relevant "Man on Fire", which was remixed by the famed Adam Freeland on the Night album. Other tracks that contribute to the theme of the artist's journey are "Going to the Desert" by Damian Lazarus, "Feel the Love" by Rudimental, and "Express Yourself," by Diplo. Day and Night are available for digital download on September 24th.
For a taste of the adventure, here's a trailer for "Spark":