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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DAVE PORTER / Breaking Bad: Score Album [2012]

Like the music of Twin Peaks, LOST and Seinfeld, Dave Porter's score for the AMC series Breaking Bad becomes an instantly recognizable character all in itself. 
Departing from a traditional score, Porter utilizes electronic textures & layers, haunting soundscapes and a vast array of ethnic instruments from all over the world to create a nightmarish modern Western flavor lacking any sort of friendly melody.  The best way to describe it is Ennio Morricone, Trent Reznor and Thomas Newman in a blender and left to chill.  The cold, empty, disturbing imagery it conjures up makes for a fascinating yet challenging and unsettling listen. 

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