Joined: July 2002
||Posted: Mar. 10 2003, 06:16
i’m quite of the view that the aim of a soundtrack is not mainly to get catchy tunes but to give the right background to the images and the moods of the film and highlight them as far as possible. there may be exceptions though, it could happen that the music’s got for some reason its ‘own soul’ in the film, that’s what happens with alan parker’s ‘commitments’ in which it could seem that it was the imaginery what came in second place, in this it’s true the music stands alone, but it’s imo necessary since the theme of the film is the birth of a band. in this, the music isn’t just the background but the issue of the story, it’s a story about music told using music as the main language… in most other cases when listening to a soundtrack i usually have the feeling of missing something… i’m just recalling another film i quite liked for a while, ‘le grand blue’, eric serra’s music made me got hold of the story there but when i got the soundtrack i short listened to it… it was a bit empty… to enjoy the music completely it was better to listen to it melt with the film and i’d say the same for ‘matrix’ or ‘blade’ or ‘the mission’ and even for ‘killing fields’.
on the matter of tr3s lunas being a soundtrack and comparing it with killing fields (and might be also compared with his soundtrack for ‘the space movie’), i see a main difference between them… in killing fields m.o. was in the role of musician composing the soundtrack (and if i remember correctly, in the case of ‘the space movie’ it was that his already composed music was used as background for the images from nasa archives), in both cases the story was given, worked by a director, not himself, however, tr3s lunas’ music and images are born in the same place… his creativity worked out the two different aspects, don’t really know how he did, don’t know what came first, but it would seem music and landscapes were born feeding one each other, being reason one for the other indistinctly, both are part of a whole that is tr3s lunas project, music and images are both the main issues of the thing, that’s why i’ve said in some other forum here that imho is not very fair to judge it avoiding mvr.
i can understand when someone criticise it just regarding the tracks in the music disc… maybe it was marketed in a wrong way, i agree that if one went looking for a conventional album could get confused when discovered that the centre of the thing was kind’a computer game…and so, one could think the music is a soundtrack for the images but what i think is that in fact it’s something like an odd hybrid of different things and to make a complete review of it, may be necessary to consider its different aspects, for sure one can compare tr3s lunas music with tsode or whatever, but imho this comparison wouldn’t be complete. tr3s lunas is a new concept, an experiment for something. i wouldn’t call it just a ‘soundtrack’, but either just a ‘conventional album’, or just a ‘computer game’ with a determined soundtrack. imho, for the moment it can’t be properly compared as a whole with his other works. if at last a second episode for this were released, then we could compare the different aspects in both of them.
ps. btw. i still wonder whether we’ll receive soon any news about tubular world vr… hope it hasn’t become a filed matter…
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