on 25 April 2014
This is a marvellous score. Reminscent of THE SHINING score (Penderecki, Bartók, Ligeti), but also of (in varying increments) John Barry, Angelo Badalamenti, and Japanese Noh theatre. The import vinyl sounds great. In the 60s this would have had a gatefold release, but I'm not complaining, at least it's on vinyl.
Shame the film didn't get a proper UK release outside of London and hardly anyone's seen it. The Blu-ray should have been out by now for folk who can't travel 150 miles across counties to tiny cinemas that showed it for only a week. Roll on July when the Blu-ray will at last be released.
on 19 August 2014
nowhere near as powerful as watching the film w. the sounds at the same time, but a dark moody lp.that lacks only in the fact that both of the labels on the lp were listed as 'A' and that they overdo the music from the sequence where the men sink in the black ooze....there's only so long you can listen to that native-drum thunking along. Had they brought in more variance it would have be a 5 star. Likewise, this is an lp for freaks. Dark deranged sounds for people of similar ilk. You will find your reptilian brain in here, but alas, there's no way out.
on 8 September 2014
Spooky ambient soundtrack. If you liked the film and realise how important the background music was then you'll love this. Only criticism is that it is really a music album by Mica Levi and not a true soundtrack. Essential musical like sounds from the film are not included like the communication with : T- D, S- Z- Th, B- T- V, H- T- D- K- G, S- Z- P- B, Ba-Ba- T- T, K- Kuh- Ch, Th- V- Th, Zzz- Sss- Bzz- Ch, B-B-Buh- V-V-Vuh, G-G-Guh D-D-Duh. If you've seen the film you'll know what I'm referring too. Still, wonderfully ambient music.