This past weekend I saw "Paranoia", a less-than-great corporate espionage drama, in the theatre. One of the better things in the movie was the soundtrack, which intermixes the original score (composed by Junkie XL) with indie music from bands like Surfer Blood, City and Colour, and Empire of the Sun. I immediately decided that I wanted to check out the soundtrack. Imagine my slight surprise to find it here, but only as it relates to the original score but not the rest of the music heard in the movie.
"Paranoia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)" (10 tracks; 34 min.) is an excellent electronic soundtrack with a lot of moody music. Check out the opener "Lights Across the Water". Even better is "Candid Camera", which reminds me of those electronic soundtracks from Tangerine Dream in the 1980s. "Adam 2.0" is a plusing piece, with underlying drums. I prefer the moody stuff, to be honest. "On Your Knees" reminded me of something Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails might have composed. "Hamilton" feels like the world is about to come crashing down.
In all, this is quite the enjoyable electronic soundtrack! It's a shame that there isn't more of it. At 34 min., this makes you feel like wanting more. And as to why the other music from the film is not included, I'm guessing the producers didn't get the licensing rights for a soundtrack release. But bottom line, if you are in the mood for a great electronic soundtrack, you cannot go wrong with "Paranoia". HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!