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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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