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Blunt
First thoughts on CD
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:01
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Not going to be able to see it until midweek but have the CD now. VERY Kilar, a touch of Zimmer (think The Ring), a splash of Sleepy Hollow. Nothing wrong, but Thur's right - it's loud. And it's loud. And it' still loud. I assume the film required it but the soundworld is very limited (all strings, little wind and just horns for brass; chorus sparingly used; percussion on average scale, i.e. not a Planet of the Apes gig) and the pace only slackens a few times: just not enough contrast for the full hour on disc. A shame, because what's there is good solid stuff. Elfman seems to have got the nack of good but not too Elfmanish blockbuster scoring - Terminator Salvation anyone? - but it's kindof disappointing. Anyone else prefer carcrash film scoring?

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