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How to Train Your Dragon 2 [DVD]
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jay Baruchel
Price: £9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hang on tight, your Dragon may be mischevious!, 22 Oct 2014
As a lover of animated movies, I am somewhat ashamed to say I completely missed seeing the first How To Train Your Dragon offering. That was immediately rectified after watching HTTYD2 though.

***** SPOILER ALERT *****

The movie is beautifully animated, with quirky characters, amazingly expressive dragons, breathtaking landscapes and fast paced action. The tale picks up five years after HTTYD and Hiccup and Toothless are now much older and are involved in mapping the lands which lie beyond their Viking village of Berk. What they find is a beautiful new landscape which is unfortunately home to a rag tag group of dragon trappers who having seen Toothless are determined to capture him.

What is discovered is that the trappers are gathering dragons for a fearsome viking who is building an army with them. Thankfully Hiccup, Astrid and their dragon companions escape but become worried regarding the safety of Berk, and of the captured dragons themselves. In their quest to find the dragon army they discover an ice cave filled with every species of dragon you can imagine, all watched over by a huge Alpha dragon and a single human. What follows is an action packed ride filled with more dragons than you can shake a stick at, lots of humour, some tears and a glorious twist to the tale which ends in triumph. I would give away more but my words cannot capture the sheer delight of the viewing.

Apart from a storyline that was both exciting and moral, it is a fable about loyalty, loss, friendship and courage. The pacing is good and never gets too confused with itself as some movies can but what really charmed me the most were the characters. The animation is beautiful and especially so in the expressions of the dragons and their riders. A simple look from Toothless to Hiccup can be so loaded with emotion, it simple proves what superb animators worked on this movie.

The textures and colour are amazing too, and at one point it was reminiscent of some of the scenes in 'Avatar' on the planet of Pandora. I can't help but think it was a significant nod from the concept artists to James Cameron, but a lovely one at that. The Rocks are so mossy and the sea so ripply, the dragons so scaly and the characters so believable that you get sucked into a wonderful world where your dis-belief is completely suspended. What I found especially delightful was the intelligent way the many delightful details are incorporated, especially the bit where Toothless spits fire to create thermals for Hiccup to fly solo with. There are many truly lovely and delicate touches like that throughout the animation.

I have noticed that some viewers have been concerned about the scare factor HTTYD2, but I can honestly say that I and my family didn't think it that frightening at all They were more in awe at the Alpha Dragon than scared of it and the action kept them on the edge of their seats rather than hiding behind them. It is good to remember that the original audience are four years older now also, so the second movie must move forward with them too. There is still plenty of gentle humour nestled between the action though.

With a fabulous voice cast (Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett and a host of others) How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a delightful family movie with plenty to keep both adults and children happy.

Watch it, love it, then have glorious daydreams of flying through Scandinavian skies on the back of Toothless, hopefully he won't regurgitate a fish for you though.

Thanks for reading!

Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion
Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion
by Mark Salisbury
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £23.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuously Vampiric, Gothic Revivalism ........................................, 21 Oct 2014
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This is a great book for any fans of the movie. Filled to the brim will full page colour photographs and behind the scenes snippets it is a feast for the eyes and will make the heart of any fan beat faster.

I cannot fault the presentation, quality of printing or written content, but is not an 'Art of' book, which I was hoping it would be. There are plenty of photographs showing the stages of filming the live action parts of special effects, but no costume designs, concept art or anything from the canvas of Tim Burton which I was hoping for. Alas I overlooked the 'Visual Companion' subtitle and hoped for the best.

As a visual companion it ticks every box, but if you are looking for a more in depth book on how Burton created the imagery, how the sets and costumes were designed or and concept art then you will be left disappointed.

As a Dark Shadows fan though, there is plenty to sink your teeth into!

Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2)
Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2)
by Veronica Roth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

3.0 out of 5 stars An unfortunately insipid Insurgent ......................................................., 18 Oct 2014
After enjoying both the book and movie of Divergent I immediately started to devour this, the second book of the trilogy. It became all too obvious after the first few chapters though that the format had changed somewhat, primarily that the action was no longer in the forefront and that the characters had changed a great deal too.

The storyline picks up immediately where Divergent left off, this in itself wasn't a problem as I had just finished the first book and it was all fresh in my mind. For someone who may have read Divergent some time before picking up Insurgent there was no recap. It left the reader to try and keep up and it brought to mind the scene from Divergent where the new Dauntless initiates had to chase and jump on the train, or it was 'sorry' you are now factionless!

***** Spoiler Alert *****

It also became very obvious early on that the plot was not as action filled and that it had morphed into a dystopian love story. Tris, who proved her metal constantly throughout Divergent, fighting her way to first place among the new initiates now has dissolved into a pool of teenage angst. Being that the book is written 'in the first person', you never get a break from her constant wallowing over how she feels about shooting Will, why Four has changed towards her and how she wants to sacrifice herself in honour of her parents. What on earth happened to the Tris that fought to end the original Erudite simulation?? She has become Bella Swan, that's what.

As for Four (Tobias), he has fallen from being a strong and rock steady character into an unpredictable and often unlikeable shadow of his former self. He spends a great deal of time admonishing Tris rather than actually making coherent battle plans, the rest of the time he spends touching and kissing her. And there in lies my problem with the book. Veronica Roth has flipped from an action based commentary on how society could end up post apocalypse, to a teenage love story where the previous plot is relegated. And it does not make sense to allow the strength of your first book to fall to the wayside.

The story does cover some physical ground though, rather than being confined to mainly the Dauntless compound. Amity, Candor and Erudite buildings play far more of a role. I enjoyed the descriptions of how the other factions ran themselves and how they politically fit together with some factions heavily tied with others, ie Amity and Erudite. Small details make a great deal of difference to how believable a story is, and although there are some very beautifully thought out bits of information written in, they are few and far between. The more I read, the less engaged I became with the Divergent world. The political and social storyline seemed always to be pushed aside for the romantic one. Why wasn't the world of the Factionless explored more? All I really learned was that they have safe houses, are planning something and all eat by passing cans of food around. Very disappointing indeed. I sincerely hope they are better explored in the next book as they could be a huge influence on the new social structure. Logically they would have greater numbers of Divergent amongst them (as they would be better hidden from the Erudite) and with members from all factions could they set up a new sixth faction or simply leave Chicago completely? This was barely touched upon though unfortunately.

Apart from the lack of a strong and forward moving plot there are many interesting character developments and additions. Four's Mother, Caleb's betrayal, the involvement of the Factionless and Amity, Peter's allegiance and many others, but they all seem to play second fiddle yet again. Even when the action does start to pick up it feels stilted and at times a little hard to follow. I would say though that I am reading it on Kindle, the paragraph breaks may not have been inserted correctly, therefore causing me to reread lines to break down the action bit by bit.

There were also some real opportunities missed I think. The interactions between Tris and Jeanine seemed flat and unfelt and I wished that more emphasis had been placed on them as they seemed stilted and unnatural. The scene with Eric in the Candor building was similarly a let down. There is an enormous chance to really get gritty and lay the ground for future action, but again it is let slip by and an act of violence takes it's place.

What all these little things boil down too is a horrible feeling that this middle novel is just a no-mans-land between Divergent and Allegiant. It may have been a glorious novel in the planning but by pandering to the romantic sub-plot it cost the story it's momentum and likeability. To offer such an enjoyable and well paced book then follow it up with a slow one is such a shame. It also makes me wonder just how much re-writing will have to be done to turn it into a fast paced movie sequel.

All in all I didn't hate the book, and I will read the next, but it hasn't fueled me with the desire to read it again and I sincerely hope that Tris and Four return to their former glory in Allegiant. I also have no doubt that most of the hardcore fans will disagree with me over this review and I respect their passion for the novels, especially if this is their first encounter with Sci-fi Dystopia.

In the meantime I'm going to shove on a black t-shirt, rewatch Divergent and imagine myself Dauntless. Hopefully I fire myself up to read the final novel and be proved wrong!

Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Price: £11.87

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Please DO NOT chase trains whilst listening ...................., 28 Sep 2014
Movie soundtracks can be a mixed bag, often they are mismatched songs with little in common other than the movie title they stand under. This collection however works well not only as a backdrop to the movie itself but also as a stand alone album in its own right.

Initially I picked it up because of Ellie Goulding, who's voice runs like a golden shimmer through the soundscape of the movie. A couple of the songs have been lifted straight off her Halcyon Days album, namely 'Dead in the Water' and 'My Blood', with a remix of 'Hanging On' which has a far more pounding/dance tempo added which does hook you in very effectively. The other song provided by Ellie is 'Beating Heart' which I have to profess to be my favourite. It is a typical offering from her, which hits the right notes of being a movie song, but without selling out.

Another notable contributor is Snow Patrol's with 'I Won't Let You Go', a moody love song powered by heavy drums and poignant lyrics. Firmly written to accompany the plot and emphasis the 'Four' and 'Tris' relationship, it also captures the character of 'Four', himself.

In fact the whole collection of songs almost act as a dialogue between the two protagonists. The lyrics capture the essence of the novel and the memorable choruses anchor the listener to the movie, so much so it almost plays out in your mind as you listen.

For me that's what makes a movie soundtrack effective, the ability to capture the visuals in audio form and this album does that perfectly, the unexpected added bonus is that is does stand as a great collection of songs in it's own right. Balancing ballads (some deep and pounding, others gentle and melodic) with techno/electronic/rock tracks, the songs move from the romantic element of the movie to the fast paced action that counterbalances it and back again with ease. Not once does the album feel contrived yet after each potentially heavy track the pace lightens enough to recover and then dives back into the intensity again. There is also the mix of female vocals with pounding base undertones, which are always a good combination. It captures the world of the Dauntless faction and their reckless abandon very effectively.

Of all the tracks I especially enjoyed 'Waiting Game' by banks and 'Fight for You' by Pia Mia. The first single from the album, 'Find You' by Zedd, was my least favourite though and feels like the weak track of the set. For me it's far too highly paced and disco toned to open the album with, but that's only my opinion.

On the whole I recommend the album to anyone hooked on the movie or the book, and if you are not sure then listen to the clips, they will convince you. But be warned, 'Run Boy Run' by Woodkid will have you pumped up enough to run after a train when it finishes, in fact the whole album with have you ready to do that. For health as safety reasons though may I suggest you put it on your MP3 player, and enjoy it whilst running around your block for a bit, wear black and an intense look for added authenticity.

Many thanks for reading!

Swann Morton number 10A scalpel blades x 100 blades
Swann Morton number 10A scalpel blades x 100 blades
Offered by AbbeyShake
Price: £10.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Sharp, and Crafty Cutters............, 27 Aug 2014
When I started my studies in art I used these blades, and twenty-five years later I still do. Swann-Morton blades come in a variety of shapes, but the 10a is the perfect mix of pointedness and blade length for most design and craft related uses. The number 10 blade is slightly curved and the number 11 is a far narrower blade. Both others will get the job done but the extra width of the 10a allows it more of a 'spring' or flexibility, and the more you use the blade the better control you an get with. Especially when cutting precise curves or carving detail. I use them with a number 3 handle and they make the most useful knife for crafting you could ever own. In my creative endeavors I use the knife for everything from getting the perfect point on pencils to carving detail into epoxy putty (Milliput) sculptures. Ideal for papercutting projects, the point is fine enough to allow precision detail but big enough not to snap off under a little gentle pressure. They can however snap off across the point where they protrude pass the handle, but you need to be extremely careless and heavy handed for this to happen.

The blades simply slide on and snap into place and are easily removed with pliers or the Swann-Morton blade remover (also available on Amazon). The blade will never move or shift when in use which makes them reliable.

This box comes with 20 sealed foil packets of 5 blades in each. Each is individually wrapped in paper. They are also much cheaper than buying the individual packets from your local art shop.

As an illustrator and all round craft obsessed person, I can't recommend them highly enough, both for their sheer quality and price. DO be careful though, they are very sharp. They may not be sterile blades but that doesn't mean they wont slice through your finger with ease if not respected. The name 'Surgical Blades' is an accurate description, not a marketing ploy and I have many a scar on my hands to prove it, and my carelessness!

My advice, buy them (and a handle) use them and find out what an invaluable piece of kit they are. Also maybe buy a few individual packets of the other available blades to see which one best suits your needs. I swear by 10a, but a colleague prefers number 11 blades. They will all fit the handles though and these come in various styles too. Number 3 being the most common. The Swann-Morton website shows all their ranges.

Happy 'creating' and thanks for reading!

Yaxin. Il fauno Gabriel
Yaxin. Il fauno Gabriel
by Man Arenas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, Whimsical Watercolour of Magical Nature., 16 Aug 2014
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A Beautifully illustrated and gentle graphic novel which centres around a little faun called Gabriel and the wizard Merlin. The book is in Italian but thankfully there are apps out there that will translate from a photo of the text, and this is how I am reading the novel.

Primarily I bought the book for the artwork though (I'm an Illustrator and collect alot of Art books) and it certainly hasn't disappointed on that score. The illustrations are beautifully simple, created in a watercolour style with muted colours and strong design elements. It reminds me of the french artist Moebius (and particularly his work created for the movie 'Time Masters') but in a softer sketchier way as if he was cross pollinated with Alan Lee (of Tolkien fame), a hint of Charles Vess (Stardust Graphic novel), and most certainly some Studio Gibli thrown in for good measure and just to top it off a sprinkling of the artwork from Ico (the Sony video game). All this becomes understandable when you realise the artist works for Disney and design studios across Europe. The illustrations are fun, delicate and beautiful. If I never finish translating it, it will still be a gorgeous book to flip through for inspiration. It effectively creates a magical realm of nature where even the landscapes seem to have a personality. Goddesses, fauns, Merlin and nature spirits fill every page.

The volume is slim and not excessively big, but it is hardback and the pages are certainly big enough to enjoy the story and artwork. I would love to know if the book was ever released in English as what I have translated is quite lovely in both prose and story.

If you are a fan of comic art then this book is a must for your collection. There are lots of websites with Manu Arenas work, check them out to see what you are missing.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the book.

Orchid Focus Repotting Mix 10 Litre
Orchid Focus Repotting Mix 10 Litre
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Bark Mix for Hungry Orchids, 16 Aug 2014
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This is probably the cheapest bark based Orchid repotting mix online, but it is absolutely superb quality.

Having never repotted an orchid I was a bit dubious, but the back of the polybag shows complete instructions which are clear and have photos too. That won me over immediately!

The mix has a variety of bark piece sizes and also some fibrous, softer material which makes it easy to fill in the roots of your orchid without damaging it. The pack is 10L and so far I have repotted two orchids into 15cm pots and two keikis (secondary plant growth from a main stem) into 8cm pots and have only used about a third of the bag. It is a far better quality potting mix compared to what my orchids came in. The bag is tough so you can happily turn the top down and peg it to keep the contents fresh.

Having only repotted my orchids yesterday morning, all four plants are perking up considerably and one has a new leaf growth just beginning on it. I'm now looking forward to repotting my remaining plants as soon as they stop flowering, I am anticipating they may grow like triffids!

If you have any hesitation about this product, don't. It's a great bark mix at a great price. There is also a smaller bag available at £3.99 for 3L, but this 10L bag is by far the better buy.

Thanks for reading and happy planting!

Anker® Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Frameless Synthetic Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch T3100 T3110 Tablet - Smart Cover with Multi Angle Stand - Lifetime warranty
Anker® Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Frameless Synthetic Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch T3100 T3110 Tablet - Smart Cover with Multi Angle Stand - Lifetime warranty
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST case for your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0! In my opinion anyway :), 14 Aug 2014
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After considering all the cases available for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, this was clearly the best case available. It is smart and stylish and fits the tablet like a glove, remaining sleek looking but delivering superb protection.

The case has four 'clips' to the corners which are very slightly flexible to allow your tablet to be seated easily but firmly.The case is Synthetic leather and lines with microfibre so that no scratching can happen. The back has a cut out which allows to transform it into a stand with 3 varying angles (the third uses the ridged clasp to rest on) all of which are ideal for watching movies etc. The clasp itself is also ridged like the corner clamps, but flexible enough to gently but firmly hold the case closed by gripping onto the tablet edge. I was concerned that it may scratch my tablet, but it too is lined with microfibre as no mark is left.

When the case is closed it looks very sleek and professional. It is completely flat with all corners protected but the top bottom and side is left open so that earphones, charger and power/volume buttons are accessible. The camera has a cut out too.

Some reviewers have remarked that the case comes off unexpectedly, but in my experience and four months of use it has remained in place securely and not become loose once.

For the money I paid (just over £10) it was a bargain compared to the genuine cover, and in my humble opinion far more stylish, professional and just more 'cool'.

If you need a case for your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, buy it! You won't regret it at all!

Many thanks for reading

Snowpiercer Vol.1 - The Escape
Snowpiercer Vol.1 - The Escape
by Jacques Lob
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Post-apocalyptic tale of failing humanity., 14 Aug 2014
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Having had the chance to watch Snowpiercer recently (and having loved it), I decided to return to the source and read the graphic novel it was taken from.

***** SPOILER ALERT *****

In a bleak and desolate future there is a 1001 carriage long train which travels constantly through the frozen wastes of an environmentally destroyed earth. The train itself is a microcosm of the previous world at large. Social and political inequality still thrives with the poor being crammed in the back of the train, living in like sardines in abject squalor; and the rich living a life of luxury and hedonism in the front carriages. The logistics of maintaining social order mean that everyone must keep to 'their place' on the train. No social climbing is allowed and no chance to better yourself. The story centres around Proloff, a man who escapes the tail section and is subsequently placed in quarantine as there is a killer virus amongst the poorest passengers, he is joined by an arrested woman called Adeline who is a campaigner for equal rights, and together they are ushered through the train by the military force towards their fate. As they move through Snowpiercer it is evident that life is very different, and some what decadent, for the more fortunate train dwellers. The poor have been lied to and told that meat, fruit and vegetables have become extinct, yet the privileged dine on them whilst the tail section residents eat processed cockroaches. Drugs and sex are the favourite pass times of the rich, they live without empathy for the poor and seek only pleasure. During their arrest Proloff and Adeline overhear that the tail section is going to be released as the engine is beginning to fail, they try to warn the end carriages, managing successfully, but putting their own lives at greater risk. On the run they eventually they reach the last compartment before the engine and are cornered, Proloff breaks the windows as he and Adeline would rather die than be captured, but he is rescued by the train driver and hauled into the engine compartment. There the driver, Forester, unveils the truth about the train and the last frame is of Proloff alone driving an empty train, all it's inhabitants killed by the virus.

As an idea the story is excellent with sharp observations and chilling predictions on the future of society. There are some horrific moments (especially the cockroaches and meat) and some parts of the novel which drag a bit. As with other reviews I strongly agree that the train does not feel anything like 1001 carriages long and I feel that there was a lost opportunity somewhere in the middle where the tension and horror could have been upped, more detail and characters could have made a richer story.

The artwork is somewhat retro (it is 30 years old) but the black and white starkness of it compliments the story matter. But like the movie Alien, the dated feel it isn't a distraction. A full colour approach would have minimalised the harsh and bleak nature of Snowpiercer and the art does skillfully capture the claustrophobic and hopeless microcosm. The length of the book is somewhat short, which works well in one respect as it was getting a little drawn out; but I do think that if the story had been expanded, with stronger characters, sub plot and more detail regarding the social aspects than it would have benefited from being longer. It's one of those strange books that firstly you think "thank goodness that's over" but you end up wanting to know more. What I did miss was character development though and building relationships between them. Being that it was about the decline of humanity, it would have been a richer story if a greater human element hand been added, I never quite got attached to any of the protagonists and at the end of the book really didn't bother what happened to them. In hindsight I wonder if any of the dialogue and story was lost in translation, as the book is originally French. Very often, especially in foreign films, a beautiful piece of dialogue is butchered by insensitive translation. Having said that though I did enjoy the novel and would possibly read it again.

If you have arrived here via the movie adaptation I should warn you that the book is quite different. The movie took the bones and rounded it out with muscle and heart, the story is more explosive too with a more dramatic but hopeful ending.

All in all I enjoyed the graphic novel but wished I had read it before seeing the movie as I was a little dissapointed. It is however a fascinating premise that makes you consider just what direction society is going to take. And will we survive ...............

Many thanks for reading.

Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive
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Price: £10.77

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rich Cacophony For The Undead .........., 5 Mar 2014
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This a strange and seductive collection from Jozef van Wissem & SQÜRL (the band of Jim Jarmusch) which floods your ears with a delightful mix of uneasy but embracing music. It does help immensely if you have seen the movie, but if not it will still leave its emotional thumbprint, just without the haunting images it conjures up.

The music is a mix of lightly blended guitars, some exotic instrument I don't know, drums and more heavy electric guitars. It is both heady and enticing but with a harsh metallic undertow. In a way it evokes the two distinct continents that the movie is set in. The rock sounds of Detroit and the more earthy and rhythmic music of North Africa.

The pace is slow and heavy and can make you feel somewhat drugged by it, almost like being a bit hungover but in a good way.

The album is split into halves, the first being the music from the portion of the film set in Detroit and the second part when they move to Tangier.

I won't go into a track by track review but I will comment on a few of the highlights. The second track is a remix of 'Funnel of Love', it is slowed down to almost be hypnotic and given a grungy flavour. Feeling almost as if it is an old LP set to play on a clapped out and slow turntable with something altogether different playing in the next room. It works well though and as the opening track of the movie it sets the tone of the album perfectly.

As the tracks progress they start to drift from the Motown/Detroit/Rock infused offerings and begin to morph towards the easier listening latter tracks, The pivotal track is 'Spooky Action at a Distance' which you could happily slow dance to in a smoke filled dive, feeling very 'cool' whilst doing it. The tracks after this are all more earthy and warm and are impressionistic of North Africa. The harsh guitar backing is tempered by a more majestic and timeless beat and percussion. 'Sola Gratia Pt 2' is almost processional in feeling and begins to really make the listener appreciate the slow passing of time, a main theme in the movie. 'Hal' sung by Yasmine Hamden is a delightful high point, her voice is beautiful and is a well deserved break in what can be a quite brilliant but oppressive album. By the end of the disc the music slips into a more gothic feel befitting the subject matter it is drawn from.

Although I was greatly impressed with the music on this disc I did miss not having the other tracks that appear in the movie, a second disc of those would have made the album a complete experience. 'Trapped By a Thing Called Love' by Denise LaSalle amongst others are missing. Their inclusion would have added a lighter tone which would have benefited this quite heavy ensemble as they comprise of Motown, Disco and Rock. It would have been given a more rounded feel. Then again it may have broken up the continuity which is achieved by the CD as it is.

About the packaging. The CD is black and comes presented in a digipak with a small photo booklet which shows the film sets. Tilda Swinton as Eve adorns the front, and Tom Hiddleston as Adam is pictured on the back. I was as hoping the CD would be red (as the vinyl release is pressed in red) but alas this may have been expecting too much.

All in all the CD requires a few listens to really appreciate it, at first it does come across as a bit of a strain on the ears and emotions. After a few times though it becomes a work in it's own right and not just a backing sound track for a vampire movie, something which it excelled at.

If you are a fan of the movie then this really is a must for you as it evokes the images that the movie imbeds in your mind. If you are a fan of SQÜRL then the same applies, it's a must. If you are unsure though then maybe listen to a few tracks online and get a feel for this remarkable and unsettling soundtrack. Even better would be to see the film and the music in context. My advice, put in on late a night and swan around your house fancying yourself 'Bohemian'. preferably with a glass of something in your hand and swaying gently to the music as if you are Adam or Eve. It transforms the 'listening' into an 'experience', It's what I do.

Many thanks for reading!
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