The Machine Soundtrack: “The Machine” is a 2023 American action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio and created by Burt Kreischer, inspired by the 2016 stand-up routine of the same name.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Jimmy Tatro, Ewa Babiok, Stephanie Kurtzuba, and Jessica Gabor with Burt Kreischer as a fictional version of himself. It was released in the United States on May 26, 2023.
The film tells the story of college freshman Burt Kreischer, who takes a trip to Russia in 1999. During a night of partying hard, Burt befriends a tour guide named Igor and becomes “The Machine”, a legend in Russian folklore. Twenty-three years later, Burt is now a stand-up comedian and podcaster.
He turns his story into a comedy special that goes viral on YouTube. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when he encounters Irina, a Russian mobster.
It is revealed that Burt inadvertently stole an antique pocket watch belonging to Irina’s father, leading to the start of his own organized crime syndicate. In revenge, Irina kidnaps Burt and his father, with the intention of punishing Burt for his wrongdoings.
The Machine Soundtrack (Composer)
The soundtrack consists of 23 songs and was composed by Joseph Trapanese.
Joseph Trapanese is an American composer, arranger, and producer. He has worked across a variety of mediums and genres, including film, television, records, theatre, concerts, and interactive media.
Trapanese is known for integrating his extensive classical training with the skills of electronic music production. He has collaborated with various artists in film scoring, album production, and live events.
Trapanese began his composing career by collaborating with Daft Punk on the soundtrack for the Walt Disney Pictures film “Tron: Legacy”. He has also worked on several projects such as Disney XD’s animated series “Tron: Uprising”, Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Raid: Redemption”, and Universal Studios’ “Straight Outta Compton”.
In 2017, he produced the Sony Pictures feature “Only the Brave” and co-wrote the 20th Century Fox musical “The Greatest Showman” with composer John Debney.
The Machine Soundtrack (OST)
- The Boss
- Meet Bert Sr
- Always About You
- St. Petersburg
- My Fist is Eagle Scout
- Family History Lesson
- Meet Alexei
- The Train
- He’s So Warm
- Sibling Rivalry
- Look at this Russian
- Family Matters
- You Have a Good Heart
- The Watch
- More Cushion for Pushkin
- The Machine
- Final Showdown
- New Boss
- A Kreischer Family Reunion
The Machine Soundtrack (Additional Song)
- Torn – Scott Stapp
- Wanderlust – Stairwell
- Pop My Pimple – Manish Ayachit
- Welcome to Russia – dlb
- Santeria – Sublime
- Volja I Razum – Aria
- Unbelievable – EMF
- The Fire Has Long Gone Out – Mikhail Gulko
- The Sign – Ace of Base
- Nookie – Limp Bizkit
- Hey Man Nice Shot – Filter
- More Human Than Human – White Zombie
- Father of Mine – Everclear
- 1990’s Television Music – George Streicher
- Waffle – Sevendust
- Freak Like Me – Adina Howard
- The Fear – Pulp
- A Tsygan Idet – Eduard Khil
- Khodit Pesenka Po Krugu – Eduard Khil
- Take Me Home, Country Roads – Lenich & Kirya
- Mama (When My Dollies Have Babies) – Larisa Mondrus
The Machine Soundtrack: The soundtrack is available on various platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music, where you can listen to the entire album of songs and the score. You can also watch the official trailer of the film on YouTube, where you can get a glimpse of the story and characters.
(External Link: The Machine Soundtrack)