Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 138 / 3-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Mute | Autor: BSV
Why Hollywood re-banned the Stieg Larsson novel "Verblendung" on celluliod, even though the Swedish version was only made in 2009 and was sensationally successful, remains a mystery. After all, the music world owes its soundtrack to this new edition. Nine-Inch-Nails boss Trent Reznor and NIN co-producer Atticus Ross won the Oscar 2010 with their latest soundtrack "The Social Network". With "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", the new "Blinding" film score, Reznor and Ross present a mammoth work: 173 minutes of playing time (and thus longer than the film itself), distributed on three CDs. Beside the "Immigrant Song" (Led-Zeppelin-Cover) and the Bryan-Ferry- Song "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" recorded by How To Destroy Angels there are 37 tracks, which generate mostly ominous atmospheres with digital sounds. Dull droning, claustrophobic clattering, spooky piano, but also grooving sequencers and warm harmonies. These are not just fragments, they are sound landscapes that also function without images.
Top track: Great Bird Of Prey