Sometimes it is frightening, sometimes it has a beauty about it. A bright wonder, giving way to a mature sense of danger and risk.
Sometimes it recalls previous themes so subtly that you might not notice it were doing so if it weren't for the song titles. Dangerous Garden and Fantastic Garden, what's the difference? How are they connected? Same with Wybie and Wybie That Talks. Dreaming and Mechanical Lullaby.
It drags us in, as it climbs to a climax. And when it's over you want to hear it again.
I had watch the film and missed the soundtrack for some reason, then heard it on the NINA L’EAU BY NINA RICCI advert, It caught my ear. This soundtrack is no disappointment. The tracks are short but a real pleasure to listen to, magic to the ear as the film was. Also this recording is so excellent, beautiful, true, with nothing missing, a test for any good Hi-Fi system, head set or in ear phones. A light, fun, pleasure to the ear. Nice one Bruno Coulais, a great deal more credit deserved.
I bought this CD on the strength of the music I heard when watching the film with my grandchildren. If you like Bo Hanson and his old music inspired by The Lord of the Rings, this is up there and in the area of. Well done Mr Bruno Coulais. Best place to listen is in the car with it cranked up!!!