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Stay
(2005)
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Composed and Performed by:
Asche and Spencer

Conducted by:
Thomas Scott
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(October 25th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you are a collector of alternative rock and dreary new age music and you've previously enjoyed Asche and Spencer endeavors.

Avoid it... if you believe in the fundamental structure of film scoring and that a composer should write the music for a film at the end of its production rather than the beginning.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,239
WRITTEN 11/12/05
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Stay: (Asche and Spencer) To understand anything about this film and its score, you really have to study the underlying style of editing that the film uses to transition from scene to scene. On the surface, Stay is about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre predictions that start coming true and pose ominous possibilities for everyone involved. It's a reality-bending psychological thriller, and Marc Forster departs from his techniques in Finding Neverland to use a scene-changing style in Stay that not only is interesting to watch, but also makes statements about the film on secondary levels of plot analysis. The strategy of carrying one element of a current scene into the next, transitioning with common shapes and colors in each edit, is something that one might think would provide intriguing opportunities for the music in that film. Either the composer could use an instrumental technique to represent each creative change in scene, or the changes in setting or camera view could be completely ignored. In this case, the latter strategy is used, with the score by Asche and Spencer retaining absolutely no characteristics of a typical film score. The group Asche and Spencer isn't actually two guys with those names --no Asche is involved-- but rather a dozen writers and performers led by Thad Spencer, who also led the team of experimental artists on the popular Marc Forster project Monster's Ball several years ago. Perhaps more than in any other type of film score, your like or dislike for Stay will depend on your opinion of the methodology used to create the music, for it is so different from usual film scoring that the avid film score collector will likely reject something like Stay without much more qualification. It's hard not to agree with people who regard this music as existing outside of the genre, for it is constructed much more like a solo album than a companion piece for a film.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 42:22
• 1. Mahlus Gardens (3:28)
• 2. Opening Bridge (2:20)
• 3. Dance Class (1:42)
• 4. You're Real (2:34)
• 5. Is That Your Voice? (1:17)
• 6. Fortune Cookie (1:50)
• 7. Leaving the City (1:33)
• 8. Chasing Henry (2:43)
• 9. Leon Sees (1:50)
• 10. The World is an Illusion (2:50)
• 11. Stay With Me (2:28)
• 12. A Walk in the Rain (1:30)
• 13. Sam and Lila (1:19)
• 14. From another Life (1:02)
• 15. Forgive Me (2:04)
• 16. It's Too Late (2:17)
• 17. Fountain (0:38)
• 18. Troubles Will Cease (2:18)
• 19. I'm Never Gonna Sleep Tonight (6:39)

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The insert includes notes about the score and film from the director, composers, and editor.
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