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    Messenger, the (soundtrack) – “Messenger, the ” – [Sony Classical]

    olid, spare-no-expense big budget film music
    w/ twin horns of great melodramatic sound…
    1) a lonely outcast battling against the odds
    via a single instrument(guitar/violin)
    set against a restrained symphony
    2) the world in cataclysmic upheaval
    via vertiginous stacking of instruments
    upon instruments – huge ominous timpani,
    swelling ranks of violins, harps tiptoe
    tension, some great power Gregorian vox
    The drums really forge the sound, lumbering
    kettle drums, and buttresses of gongs and
    splash cymbals. Some electronics on tracks
    2,11,19,(at the end!!),20,22,25…suggest Coil
    or Cold Meat and could easily be segued with
    same. Last track is Titanically hideous, and
    should have been burned at the stake.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 4, 2005 at 9:27 am
  • Filed as CD,Soundtrack
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