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Terror Tract
(2000)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, Co-Orchestrated, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Christopher Lennertz

Co-Produced by:
Michael Gerhard
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
La-La Land Records
(July 20th, 2004)
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Regular U.S. release. The album was available a few weeks earlier than the standard release date if ordered directly from the label, and these pre-ordered copies were autographed by the composer.
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Buy it... if you're familiar with Brian Tyler's early horror music and are open to a creatively layered, wildly outrageous, and massively conceived variant of that sound.

Avoid it... if a humorously robust title theme worthy of any Tyler compilation cannot float haphazard surrounding material that otherwise sounds concocted from Danny Elfman's initial genre entries.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,399
WRITTEN 7/3/04, REVISED 10/14/11
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Terror Tract: (Brian Tyler) Produced in 2000 but airing finally on the USA cable television network in the fall of 2001, Terror Tract was a somewhat comical spookfest based upon three separate short horror stories. A real estate agent played by John Ritter introduces the three stories by showing you the homes in which they take place and serving as the overarching connection between the supposedly unrelated tales. Needless to say, you don't want to inherit the karma emanating from these properties, because the circumstances of the killings in each case are outlandishly weird or frustrating. Attempting to defy the low budget nature of the production were directors Lance Dreesen and Clint Hutchison, who were soundtrack collectors themselves and had used some of Hollywood's most famous horror scores as temp music in Terror Tract. They recognized that their film would need a symphonic sound in order to distinguish itself from the plethora of other B-rated television horror flicks, but their budget wouldn't allow for a large orchestral endeavor. Recommended to them after his second year of scoring films and television series, composer Brian Tyler entered the equation, still a newcomer but talented enough to make a small orchestral ensemble sound gargantuan. Every popular composer has a story about breaking into the industry at some point early in his career, and, for Tyler, Terror Tract was instrumental in the recognition it would provide him when moving on to the other horror films of the early 2000's for which he made his name. As Tyler stated about the directors, "We all had subversive senses of humor," and through his optimistic attitude about producing a full-fledged score to suit their needs, Tyler managed to construct enough cleverly arranged ruckus to accomplish just that. The composer wrote three mini-scores for a small ensemble and connected them with one common theme. It was an exercise in layering and editing, and Tyler was able to ultimately provide a sound worthy of a feature cinematic film through a bass-heavy mix and the wise utilization of every instrument available to him. Recording in Salt Lake City to further reduce costs, Tyler impresses in this effort even if the limitations of the ensemble can still be heard in the final product. The personality of the recording makes for an interesting and sometimes fun listening experience, even if it fails to overwhelm in the majority.



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Average: 2.7 Stars
***** 15 5 Stars
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*** 36 3 Stars
** 29 2 Stars
* 28 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 47:18
• 1. Main Title (1:56)
• 2. Animal Farm (1:13)
• 3. Vision (2:46)
• 4. Tragedy (1:51)
• 5. Memory (1:38)
• 6. Psycho Suburbia (1:30)
• 7. Psychiatrist (1:43)
• 8. Revenge (2:12)
• 9. Where Is He? (1:52)
• 10. Affair (2:54)
• 11. Searching (2:30)
• 12. Husband Attacks (0:35)
• 13. Suburbia (1:13)
• 14. Creeping Bobo (0:40)
• 15. Wrong Guy (2:00)
• 16. Father and Daughter (0:48)
• 17. Missing Keys (3:19)
• 18. Bobo (1:23)
• 19. Whirlwind of Chaos (0:56)
• 20. The Lake (2:30)
• 21. Marco Polo (1:23)
• 22. Get Out of The House (1:28)
• 23. Killer (2:59)
• 24. Head Not Found (2:13)
• 25. End Title (3:34)

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The insert includes extensive information about the score and film written by the composer, producer, directors, and an extreme Elfman enthusiast.
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