FALL OF GODS: SHE IS GONE
François Jolin, 2016, Lakeshore Records
13 tracks, 57:21
Forget movies. Books are the future! François Jolin presents a score based on an illustrated book based on Norse mythology. And by Thor’s hammer… it’s good!
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
Bear McCreary, 2016, Sparks & Shadows
14 tracks, 63:33
Arguably one of Bear McCreary’s higher profile jobs. Hopefully it’ll lead to many more. McCreary has been composing for many years now and (as if he hadn’t done so already) this one really proves he’s ready to tackle the big stuff.
THE CAIRO DECLARATION
Ye Xiaogang and Chad Cannon, 2016, MovieScore Media
21 tracks, 57:42
I’d never have heard of this Chinese war-film or its score. As it turns out Ye Xiaogang and Chad Cannon’s work is amongst the finest I’ve heard this year.
IN THIS WORLD
Dario Marianelli, 2016, MovieScore Media
14 tracks, 57:42
“In This World” is as relevant today as it was the day it came out. With the Syrian refugee crisis in full flow, perhaps this score provides a moment to reflect on their tragedy.