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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

CD REVIEW - Aeon Flux and news of a new release from Mellowdrama Records

Aeon Flux
Music by Graeme Revell
Varese Sarabande 302 066 707 2
15 Tracks 48:48 mins

The music for this futuristic sci-fi thriller, starring a sleek-suited, dark-haired Charlize Theron, passed through the hands of various composers before finally landing in the lap of Graeme Revell, who came up with what was pretty much expected of him, a score blending electronics, percussion and a small orchestral presence, mainly strings; and featuring some genuinely exciting, pulse-pounding action moments, a fair bit of suspense, some poignant piano and a touch of the ethnic about his main theme, in its more reflective moments, but which can quickly change gears to kick-ass mode. There's very little more else to say really, except that Theron fans might enjoy the numerous pictures of her dominating the 12-page accompanying booklet, which comes with a brief note from the director on his composer's contributions.

Mellowdrama Records to release Enduring Love

Mellowdrama Records have anounced a March release for Jeremy Sams' 2004 Ivor Novello Award-winning score for Enduring Love, a film directed by Roger Michel, with whom the composer previously worked on The Mother and TV's Persuasion, for which Sams won a BAFTA Award. The music is beautifully performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has been featured on Classic FM At The Movies on more than one occasion. The accompanying booklet will feature lavish artwork and extensive liner notes. Watch out for my review here at ScreenSounds.


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