Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

PAUL CANTELON & VARIOUS ARTISTS / Everything Is Illuminated OST [2005]

The soundtrack to Liev Schreiber's moving yet quirky drama Everything Is Illuminated captures the feel of the film perfectly.
The album features a line-up of various Eastern European flavored artists like Gogol Bordello, Leningrad and Tin Hat Trio. What takes center stage though are the eight score cues from composer Paul Cantelon. Sounding more like Odessa street performers than a regular score ensemble, Cantelon's score is organic and heartwarming while still retaining a slight goofy charm.
It's a wonderful little soundtrack that may not be for everybody but if you're curious about foreign music genres then this is a great place to start.

4 soundtracks in a baggy out of 5

Songs Of Note: PROLOGUE/BABUSHKA : Paul Cantelon; FEAR OF THE SOUTH : Tin Hat Trio

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