Many people who pay no attention to the world of movie soundtracks will have heard Newman's work before; dance music artist Jakatta's popular tracks "American Dream" and "My Vision" use snippets from American Beauty and The Shawshank Redemption respectively. Both films are blessed with absolutely gorgeous thematic music, and Nemo is no different.
I wouldn't call myself a film music buff but I admit to shouting out "I knew it!" in the cinema as the music credits rolled. Newman balances vast string landscapes in equal parts with strong piano motifs, and uses percussion like no other soundtrack composer. This is the kind of CD you want to have around to put on to really relax with; chillout at it's best. In a word; gorgeous. In two words; very gorgeous!