Thenewno2 hopes it's what Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca called "the beginning of a beautiful friendship," perhaps leading to stranger sonic trips into cinema.
"I'm a big fan of the Marvel Universe, so I'm really intrigued by some of the films they're planning," said thenewno2's architect Dhani Harrison, son of the late, great George, after being asked about his dream soundtracking gig. "Especially Doctor Strange, who was always one of my favorites. He's something of a multidimensional, mystical yogi, so I could really see myself soundtracking something like that. Now that Beautiful Creatures is done, we're going to look at our options. Paul wants to do a proper horror film."
That would be engineering wiz Paul Hicks, son of The Hollies' guitarist, Tony, and another gifted composer hiding behind thenewno2's mask. The Grammy-winning Hicks logged over a decade at famed Abbey Road Studios, many spent on exhausting and remastering The Beatles' vault. Abbey Road's hallowed haunt is where Harrison, Hicks and thenewno2 keyboardist Jonathan Sadoff -- composer for films like A Good Old Fashion Orgy and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World -- returned to exponentially expand the electroblues atmospheres they pounded out in thenewno2's high-tech California hive.