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Comments about the soundtrack for Pan's Labyrinth (Javier Navarrete)

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• Posted by: Josh   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, January 21, 2007, at 8:59 p.m.
• IP Address: hlfxns01bbf-142177183170.ns.aliant.net
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Okay, this was a nice review and all, but I don't follow you when you mention the "dissonant confusion" in the "terrifyingly unlistenable" cues like "Not Human" and "Dark Forest". I'll admit that they're not out-and-out melodic, but Goldenthal-esque they are not. In fact, I kept waiting for the score to unleash more intense - even ugly - dissonance or violence to counterpoint some of the more memorable scenes from the film... and I finished unsatisfied.

Anyway, there's nothing unlistenable on this album, nor is there anything resembling, say, "Tocatta and Dreamscapes" of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. It's too bad Navarrete never really let loose.



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