Bone Tomahawk Soundtrack Review

bonetomahawksoundtrackBone Tomahawk
Released by Lakeshore Records
10 Tracks with a total running time of 20 minutes.
Music by Jeff Herriott and S. Craig Zahler.

This is a strange one. Running only 20 minutes long, this film must not have much music during its running time. But what we do have are long, slow, steady notes, drawn out. Most of the tracks are like this. No real melody or anything, but these single notes played over and over again. Some of the tracks are slightly different from one another, but very close to the same.

According to the composer Herriott, the director “wanted to use instruments that existed during the time period of the narrative, so that meant no electronic sounds.” I have to say that is a cool idea, but it just seems like they didn’t do much with that idea. The last track, a song called Four Doomed Men Ride Out, doesn’t seem to fit the feel of the rest of the soundtrack at all, and really is a head-scratcher.

For only being 20 minutes long, it is a shame that we didn’t get more of a developed audio landscape here.

Z for Zachariah Soundtrack Review

ZforZachariahCDZ for Zachariah Soundtrack
Released by Varèse Sarabande, 2015
26 Tracks with a total running time of 52 min.
Music by Heather McIntoch

This is another great example where we get a score to review, have no idea what the movie is about, but really enjoy the images it creates in our minds eye. Or really, the feelings that the music creates. For this one, it brings to mind a feeling of peacefulness and somber. Sure, for a horror site, one would think this wouldn’t be something we would like. Well, it might not be one we would always listen to, but any score that can create a mood or feeling, just by the music, means that the creator has done something magical.

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