Friday, 27 February 2015

WOLF TOTEM Score Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of James Horner's rich and vibrant orchestral compositions, Wolf Totem another highly applaudable effort that contains emotion, intelligence and thematic development over its hour long duration

Skip it... if you're tired of Horner's self-plagiarism, his inability to completely reinvent his style a somewhat distracting feature of this otherwise impeccable release

Monday, 16 February 2015


Check it out... if you seek a film score which presents classical composition methodology in a scoring setting to a somewhat positive effect, or are so infatuated with the literary or cinematic presentations that you're willing to check out and purchase anything to do with either of them

Skip it... if you require even a moderate semblance of uniqueness to your Danny Elfman works, his output here so insanely reminiscent of other composer's work that it feels less like Elfman and more like a hybrid of Korzeniowski, Thomas Newman and Giacchino (Pixar mode) at their individual, least inspired states 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

TIMBUKTU Score Review

Check it out... if you possess a desire for something slower, more emotionally attentive and instrumentally diverse, Timbuktu providing complexity in all of these areas

Skip it... if you lack the ability to be able to appreciate poignant and less intricate works, as whilst the composer, Amine Bouhafa, establishes numerous layers of instrumentation over any central phrase, his continued repetition throughout of these central phrases can prove slightly tiresome

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


Check it out... if you greatly appreciated The Leftovers, or desire a score which seeks to envelope you in its being and provide an emotional, heart-wrenching experience

Skip it... if you desire complex, lavish or fast composition, Testament of Youth proving to be anything but