The Other Side of the Door
Released by Lakeshore Records, 2016
20 Tracks with a Total Running Time of 40 min.
Music by Joseph Bishara
It has taken me a little longer to get a review done for this score than usually because it is not one of those that just barrells through your speakers, busting through your ears into your brain. Instead, it has slowly creeped its way inside and made a nest. The first note we hear is that of an piano, echoing off into the distance, slowly followed by some strings that feel like their are being pulled across a rusty wire. But no matter what the sounds, it all comes across as slow, steady, and persistant. A great example of this is track #3, Left Underwater. This slow moving track makes you feel like you are watching something so tragic, but in slow motion and helpless to do anything about it.
If you’re looking for a score that is going to fill you with excitement and push your emotions to the breaking point…then this isn’t it. But if you’re looking for one to have playing in the background, that you might not necessarily notice, but at some point, you will realize that you’re feeling it.