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Under The Skin - OST
Under The Skin - OST
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars p of the soundasserts itself from the outset., 21 April 2014
This review is from: Under The Skin - OST (Audio CD)
Soundtrack: atmospheric, otherworldly, eerie, troubled, hypnotic; the sound of decay; predominantly dark.
I wonder whether this would interest a listener who had not seen the film.
Lends itself well to the prowl and stalking, predatory theme of the earlier part of the film. The recurring metronomic signature and violins are like harbingers of doom.
The track 'Lipstick void' is like the fateful siren's cry. Or perhaps the cries of lost souls.
The track 'Love' is not without beauty or tenderness, but is no serenade either with its descending tone.
The track 'Bothy' (hut or shelter) includes wind noises evoking untamed space and the outdoors; without respite (shelter but not liberation)
My only criticism is that a few more distinctive tracks could have added other moods and contrasts; however this music works well for the film. The composer deserves credit for committing the soundtrack to the film as opposed to creating what is less likely to be a commercially safe stand alone; I suspect.
Equally impressed by the film and this soundtrack; in my opinion, individually and combined, they are rare achievements.

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