The furious strings of the this overture are quite arresting for a film that I recall as being quite boring (save for Herrmann’s music). A great re-recording from Marco Polo.
Wailing female vocals with an Eastern European influence preludes a percussive passage with various ethnic vocals for this game soundtrack. The cue moves back and forth between these two parts to fashion and interesting-sounding whole.
What Preisner seems so simple (in terms of the melody) but it is so effective and is such a beautiful cue. There’s nothing grand here, just restrained strings (with some distracting keyboards/synths) that makes for a very sad-sounding piece. Read the rest of this entry »