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Monday, May 07, 2007

CD REVIEW - Goodbye Bafana

Goodbye Bafana
Music by Dario Marianelli
Varese Sarabande VSD 6811 (EU)
16 Tracks 38:01 mins

Dario Marianelli is undeniably one of the current up-and-coming talents in film music, but I am yet to be convinced, and this disc certainly doesn't help his case as, like yesterday's offering, Amazing Grace, I found his latest score totally dull and uninvolving.
Based on a repeating four-note figure, the score lacks a great deal of passion, and even the African touches, including a few dance-styled moments, are not as rhythmic and interesting as some similarly-localled scores have in the past been. Instead, we are left with a score that is largely gloomy and mournful, with just a few moments that threaten to inspire some emotion.
Very disapponting.


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