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This review is from: Danny The Dog (Audio CD)This is the soundtrack Massive Attack have produced for 'Danny The Dog' (pre-release title) / 'Unleashed' (final release title in more 'suitable' American marketing speak).
It is not a traditional album release. As a soundtrack, it has a different format in its aural presentation: it is meant to support the film's visual and spoken narrative, whilst not taking precedence. However, it is far more than just 'background music', and is typically engaging, challenging and intensely creative in its own right.
I did find, however, that somewhat of a prequisite was to watch the film beforehand. This allowed for more of a personal connection to be established, and lent much more perspective.
As to the music: although consisting of, at times, a different sound, fans of Massive Attack will appreciate this I'm sure. It contains the same level of consistency that MA seem to put into all they do, while always pushing new ideas, keeping things fresh. If you're looking for a 'Blue Lines' duplication, you won't find it here. But then, we've all had 'Blue Lines' already. This is something uniquely different!
Another interesting point is that, at this time, this release on Wild Bunch Records (MA's own indie label) is half the price of that offered by Virgin Records (based on the 'Unleashed' title). Higher costs due to less efficiency? More greed? More grease for this somewhat inefficient machine? I'll leave it to you to decide!