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Thursday, December 30, 2010


CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD REVIEW - CUCKOO


Cuckoo
Music by Andrew Hewitt
MovieScore Media MMS 10026
17 Tracks 31:17 mins

Yet another new name to me is British composer Andrew Hewitt, who has written the music for the recent thriller Cuckoo. Described as "essentially a musical study of inner claustrophobia," the score is written largely for strings and is basically an exercise in how many different ways one can present the "cuckoo" motif. Of course, there is a little more to it than that, with much suspenseful and mysterious writing, occasionally giving way to more uptempo passages. It's all very Herrmannesque, being especially reminiscent of his work for the Hitchcock classic Psycho, but I am afraid, for me, the whole "cuckoo" thing quickly grew very tiresome, and I was pleased the album has such a brief playing time.
Go to www.moviescoremedia.com/cuckoo.html for samples, a trailer for the film, and ordering suggestions for both CD and digital download versions of the album.

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