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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CLINT MANSELL & VARIOUS ARTISTS / Stoker (Original Motion Picture Sountrack) [2013]

Clint Mansell scoring a Park Chan-Wook film, written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller and starring Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska?
Color me more than intrigued.  
With Stoker being based heavily around sound design, Mansell keeps it creepily subtle and scores the film in a rather unsettling somber hushed tone, centered around the classical piano & a light electronic ambience.  Mixed in with the score are a variety of songs, including an original piece by Philip Glass and 2 new songs from Emily Wells going a little darker than usual which suits her well.  Normally songs jumbled in between score cues hurts the listening experience but somehow they all fit together seamlessly.  A fine collection of brooding and seductive songs for a cold, lonely night.

4 becomings out of 5

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