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Sunday, April 28, 2013

RICK SMITH & VARIOUS ARTISTS / Trance: Original Soundtrack [2013]

Director Danny Boyle always takes delicate care in choosing the music in his films and 2013's psychological thriller Trance is no exception.
With regular Boyle collaborator, Underworld's Rick Smith on score composing duties you're pretty much guaranteed something slick and pleasant to the ears.  Dropping his usual electronica dance beats, Smith explores a vast spectrum of sonic colors and textures to create something that's at times euphoric and then smoothly transcends into something driven by paranoia, very reminiscent of John Murphy's work on Sunshine & 28 Days Later.  The source tracks, including Moby & U.N.K.L.E., blend in quite well, making for a well-rounded album presentation.  

4 dreams out of 5

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