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5.0 out of 5 stars
After loving this album for years..., 28 Mar. 2013
I still need to watch the version with the soundtrack by the Alloy Orchestra, as that is the more "classic" soundtrack for this seminal film. But this version exceeded my expectations, and the soundtrack makes so much more sense now.
Calling this version of MWAMC a "music video" for the Cinematic Orchestra is a bit unfair: they intentionally wrote the album as a score for the film. But it was definitely mellow compared to (what I hear is) the sometimes cacophonous and radical score by the Alloy Orchestra.
Overall the film is a fascinating look at Russian life. The director was far ahead of his time, and the work is dripping with creativity.