"The Orient" CDR
Void of Ovals
Genre: experimental, film score,
Eerie would be a good
way to describe this soundtrack to an unfinished film. Oliver
White employs a whole array of sound textures and effects to
create an unmistakably haunting mood on The Orient. I'm
envisaging a horror film set in the many rooms of a creepy old
mansion. Despite being only twenty-two minutes long, this track
boasts an impressive cycle of disparate sounds. As we move through
The Orient, a few main themes emerge: tense death hammering,
startling drill noise, dense abrasion, and weird, echoed fiddling.
The piece can be hard to handle at times - especially at its louder,
darker moments - but when played in the dark it makes for a
fascinatingly visceral experience. My favourite moment comes midway
through the track, when the noise cuts out and you can just vaguely
hear a hallowed melody seeping through the emptiness - only to be
completely obliterated by the heavy slam of a hammer. My advice?
Board up the windows, kill the lights, and play this sucker loud.
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