I hadn't read none of the reviews and only by looking at the tracklist I was sure this soundtrack was going to be amazing. Well, it goes further than that. I'm simply speechless with the taste, the love that seems to have beeen put in compilating all these mind-blowing tracks.
It's true that it's a good soundtrack to get relaxed with, listening to it at home, lying on your couch but it can also be desperating because of the introspective aura that surrounds it. "All I Do" by +/- is simply haunting, one of those blurring melodies that rises slowly, not arriving to a sonic crescendo, but bringing tears to my eyes everytime I listen to it.
It's this ethereal quality, this moody and hypnotic essence that really makes this cd stand out. It's a long trip, closing at nearly 70 minutes and until you get used to it you might start thinking that you're still on track #7. At least that's what happened to me, but I suddenly felt the urge to repeat it. Coldplay's cover of "The Scientist" closes perfectly the album, and being the original version one of my favourite songs ever, I was delighted with Napolitano and Lohner's approach. As with the original, I love this song not for the inherent sadness it has but for the strange calm it gives you.
Definetely, one of the best albums of the year, no matter 2004 or 2005. Do yourself a favour and discover it.