Alan Rogers over at Reel Music just posted a very eloquent and insightful review of my “Comforting Skin” soundtrack. I know this soundtrack won’t be for everyone (unless you already love Schnittke, Pendercki and Crumb!) but Alan clearly took the time to listen to the score and really understood it.
One of the stand-out tracks of the album, “The Arrival”, signals the movement of the score away from melody and into dissonance. Scurrying tremolo strings, off-kilter piano chords and other avant garde effects herald the appearance of the tattoo and its true “identity”. It’s a very effective cue that imbues the tattoo with a character of its own and the majority of the remainder of the score wallows in this dissonant soundscape, emphasising just how much of the main character’s world is dominated by the insidious body art.
I invite you to take a minute to read this very smart review.