Soundtrack Review: The Girl in the Photographs

girl-in-the-photographs-cdThe Girl in the Photographs
Released by Lakeshore Records, 2016
24 Tracks with a Total Running time of 44 min.
Music by Nima Fakhrara

I really liked the sound and the feel of the first track, The Pictures. It gave off a strange feeling and kind of set the tone for the whole score. It is a very quiet one for the most part. Very soft and slow, almost moving below being audible. Then we’ll get a little bit of piano. Then a loud burst of what almost sounds like an explosion that has been digitized and then run through some sort of filter. Other tracks seem very busy with a lot of different loud sounds, growing in intensity.

But it is the quieter, softer parts that I think this soundtrack shines. It really builds up the atmosphere and emotion that you feel. There are some tracks that almost become too quiet and soft, where you’re not even sure if anything is playing.

Overall, I like the elegant and somber feeling of most of the score, but it just didn’t have enough of an impact to make me want to come back for more. Again, I’m sure it might be effective while watching the film, but by itself, I just felt lacking.

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