2016 Round Up – July-August (6/9)
Synchrotones presents its monthly round-up: a brief overview of soundtrack releases that didn’t get their own dedicated review. And sorry we missed the March edition. So let’s focus on those scores that got away. Such as: “Strangers Things”, “Mr Robot”, “Halt and Catch Fire”, “Ice Age Collision Course”, “Swiss Army Man”, “Music from The Hunger Games Saga”, “The Nice Guys” and a few others.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
James Horner & Simon Franglen, 2016, Sony Classical
26 tracks, 78:26
Arguably the most anticipated score of the year hardly needs an introduction…
Daniel Hart, 2016,Disney
28 tracks, 75:32
We’re a bit late to the party, but we can’t let Pete’s Dragon go unreviewed. We (that’s the royal we) also can’t get it out of our head.
DARK WAVES (BELLEROFONTE)
Alexander Cimini, 2016, Kronos Records
17 tracks, 58:24
Alexander Cimini showed great promise with the challenging, yet at times gorgeous, Red Krokodil. Will Dark Waves sink or swim… pardon the terrible pun.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Dario Marianelli, 2016, Warner Bros Records
16 tracks, 53:11
Kubo may have two strings, but Dario Marianelli has an entire orchestra and the kitchen sink to play with. Will the result be as magical as Kubo’s magical armour?