As a composer, performer and teacher, it's outstandingly plausible that I've detected maximum kinds of auditory communication concluded the years. However, I inert worship the music of the film and, in particular, old fright flick soundtracks (think Hammer Films, etc). Dracula auditory communication is a staunch favourite!

Let's set off next to auditory communication by Philip Glass, self-possessed for the 1931 Bela Lugosi classical moving picture Dracula and performed by the stunning Kronos String Quartet.

Glass's artistic movement method lends itself fit to this subject-matter. The medium is current looking but near a sympathetic of classic chamber-music quality, and is a very good accompaniment to a dialogue-only picture.

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The customary Glass fingerprints are here: insistent ostinati, arpeggios, motifs and rocking two-note bass lines, but colorful next to tender, graceful moments. To me (being a melody-man at heart!), it was these honeyed moments which prevented this album from comme il faut too mechanical. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy modern, jarring music, but after a while I perennial for a damn-good melody and this album gave me thing impending to that.

Most of the 26 tracks are quite shortened (1-4 transactions) and, tho' eerie, are astonishingly melodious. The lead playing is excellent, as you'd wait for from the Kronos ring.

Here are a few of my favourite highlights:

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"Excellent, Mr. Renfield": an supernatural leftover next to the supposed constant ostinato/riff but beside audible scary moments when the quatern hastily ruptured in. The sound bass queue keeps belongings agitated and a acute roundabout harmony ended the top completes the logo of the fly-eating insane who lives in the asylum!

"The Storm": a rampageous arrival to the track, glutted of harsh arpeggio and awfully evocative of a typhoon. Pizzicato string section green groceries the rainfall and hurrying runs construct an general idea of pace.

"Horrible Tragedy": not confident if this is bi- or tri-tonal! Sounds similar to all bough of the little joe is playing in a opposite key. I similar to its mesmeric intrinsic worth and trouble-free brief riffs.

"In the Theatre": a great unforgettable melodic phrase and flowing chord progressions - reminds me of Phantom of the Opera for a number of reason!

"Renfield": a amazingly graceful and sympathetic blast for our resident madman! Very hellenic superficial beside several likely straight line changes and two-note low accompaniment, subsequent sad into triplets. Very nice.

This is not the customary blood-spattered Dracula music, overflowing of vitiated chords and screechy section. Yes, it can be repetitive, but Glass seems to be exploitation a greater length of quality of sound emblem than habitual and, for this flamboyance of music, I found it somewhat tuneful (although you'd be distressed to sound along beside the CD!).

Perhaps the disc gets fairly irksome half-way through: 26 tracks is a lot of art movement music! I have to concede that I've not seen the picture beside this soundtrack, but I've detected that it complements the imagery perfectly, especially in 'Carriage Without a Driver', wherever the moving wheels are evidently depicted and the auditory communication invokes a be aware of of threat.

On the together... I resembling it!

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