Coriolanus

Coriolanus
Coriolanus

This two disc set will, I am sure, be popular amongst fans of the actual movie and also followers of the composer Eshkeri. Disc one is just music from the soundtrack and disc two is dialogue and music from the movie. To be fair, I think in a film such as this, the composer is a little limited as to what he can actually write. I do not think there is much room for the composer to go all lush and romantic in this particular case, so the score as provided is pretty fair. I did find the soundtrack a little repetitive and dominated by loud and harsh sounding percussion. This percussion is, to be honest, too harsh for this listener and the score overall contains very little that one can actually sit and listen to without having palpitations or maybe reaching for the skip button on the CD player. This however does not mean in any way that Eshkeri is not a talented and highly original film music composer – he has proved this in the past on previous assignments. CORIOLANUS is too brash and unmelodic and after the first listen I was a little apprehensive about hearing it again. The percussion flourishes boom out making the nerves jangle and the ears reverberate and I could not help but compare some of the tracks to the big booming percussion in the CAPTAIN SCARLET series. Sorry but this is not one for me – not a pleasurable listening experience at all. But the music is obviously in keeping with the movie and that, after all, is what movie music is all about, enhancing images, creating atmospheres and supporting action on screen, not making a hit album.

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