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 Posted:   Sep 28, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

It may only contain 11 minutes of score, but they are a very lovely 11 minutes.
Elegant, symphonic, high-quality film music.
The main theme, rather distractingly to me, keeps recalling the now-famous four chords that John Murphy has made a career out of, albeit here in a more lush, slower orchestral arrangement.
The CD as a whole is a rather mixed-bag, featuring the smooth retro sound of Francoise Hardy (very nice), some dance/electronica songs (M83, Vitalic, Crystal Castles) and the staggeringly awful vocal heard in track 8 (Young Americans - NOT the Bowie song - strangled by Poni Hoax).
Still, if it's quality you desire, over quantity, and you already know you like Rombi's music, you will enjoy the 11 minutes available here.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   Zaku   (Member)

Finally managed to see this and listening to it right now. I really like the french song Premiere Rencontre by Francoise Hardy. I wish the score was longer, Rombi is one of my favorite composers working today. Korzeniowski, Rombi, Focks, can't get enough of this european composers.

 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

The movie is fascinating, and what little score is in it works really great.

A note: after watching the movie and doing a comparison between what's on the album, the majority of the cue "Chambre 6095" went unused. It's an intense, dramatic cue that reminds me a bit of Delerue's "Contempt" and from the sound of the cue and the title of the track I'm pretty sure I know what scene it accompanied (the most intense scene in the film, now unscored - and it's the kind of "shocking" scene that probably doesn't need music, though Rombi having taken a very "Delerue" approach was very intelligent and I'm sure made the scene even better in a way).

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2014 - 8:53 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Stunning film, great cast, elegant direction from Ozon, and the short but fantastic score from the best composer working in film today - Mr. Rombi.

 Posted:   Sep 11, 2014 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Though brief, it is a really good score - and RECORDED with more dynamism than most of Rombi's work, my only real criticism of his stuff (it all sounds like it's mastered very, very quietly to my ears).

I haven't seen any of Ozon's films (yet), but it's great to see a critic-darling director who actually know how to allow scores breath and take part in the storytelling process. Truly his and Rombi's relationship is a very, very good one for people like us!

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