Tuesday, 29 September 2015

TRILOGY Compilation Album Review

Check it out... if you possess a fondness for lo-fi, synthetic-based R&B artists, whose lyrics often refer to the more perverse of topics, including large quantities of drugs and sex 

Skip it... if you're easily put-off by talk of vulgar and illicit activities, misogyny and excessive indulgence, Abel Tesfaye's Trilogy an exploration of all three in great detail

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

SICARIO Score Review

Check it out... if you appreciated the atonal, oft-times animalistic sounds that made up a great quantity of the running time on Johann Johannsson's score to Prisoners, but seek a score that also possesses a sliver of melodic and thematic presence, Sicario one of the composer's most well-rounded ambiant works thus far 

Skip it... if a harsh and brooding soundscape that cares little for whimsical flourishes or bombastic grandeur sounds like something you'd rather not invest your time in

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Check it out... if you are a fan of subtetly within your superhero music, Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass' Fantastic Four relying less on fanfare and thematic employment than texture and detail to tell its story

Skip it... if you demand your superhero scores served with the muscular grunt that has characterised DC and Marvel's latest releases so consistently

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


Check it out... if you seek a modern action score that possesses intelligence, a wide variety of central themes and an alternative sonic palette that differs from genre conventions

Skip it... if the inclusion of a classical piece, 'Nessun Dorma' , as a motif for the female lead would tarnish the score and distract too greatly for redemption

Friday, 4 September 2015

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E Score Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of nuanced, varied jazz scoring, Daniel Pemberton's The Man From U.N.C.L.E a perfect example of how to execute old-school, smooth composition

Skip it... if the sharp, higher register accents of Italian-influenced instrumentation turn you off, as Daniel Pemberton employs them in great quantity here

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Check it out... if you have any interest in film music, or wonder why Star Wars became a phenomenon, John Williams' classic score playing a major role in the film's success 

Skip it... if you only like the Star Wars scores featuring the 'Imperial March', as there is really no other reason to avoid this masterpiece