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Fringe is a show that has consistently low viewing figures despite having a loyal fanbase and critical acclaim. I absolutely love the show, and one aspect that I like the most is the exceptional score by composer Chris Tilton. For those who are familiar with the soundtracks for Season 1 and 2, this release easily surpasses these in quality.
This third season develops on previous themes brilliantly. The usual electronics are back with an orchestral accompaniment that usually comprises of strings, piano and brass. The main Fringe theme is back in various guises, and the theme for Peter is expanded. I won't go into all 34 tracks in detail, but there are some stunners that deserve a mention. The House of Birth (Track 19) contains some stunning writing for violin and piano. "Peter" (Track 23) has contains a wonderful buildup of this theme for guitar, before developing into a brass version of the same theme. It is slow, but stunning and triumphant. The final track "Fringe Division" gives a nice reprise of the main theme and concludes the album perfectly. There really are so many stunning tracks on this release, I feel I could just list pretty much the whole album.
The album is just over 70 minutes in length and is above average for a TV soundtrack. The quality is high throughout, and contains a mixture of short and long tracks (ranging from 36 seconds to just short of 5 minutes). The flow of the tracks is great, and the mix of the orchestral elements alongside the electronics is masterfully done.
Overall, Fringe is a wonderfully scored show and the soundtrack to the third season surpassed the previous two releases in terms of quality. Thematically it is more developed, the mix of electronic and orchestral elements are sublime and this makes for a fantastic listen on album. Read more ›
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