In depth and mini reviews of movies with a sprinkling of nostalgia and film music musings.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Soundtrack Sample - Coraline - Bruno Coulais
Bruno Coulais provided a wonderful score for the film The Secret of the Kells. But the first time I heard his work was on the animated film Coraline, also from 2009. Eclectic may be selling it short, but the score for that animated film was unusual, and yet completely engaging. It combines the off beat sense of style that you usually hear in Danny Elfman with something a bit more... dare I say, French? It uses all types of instruments, electronics and unusual recording techniques. The result fits the film like a glove and makes for an unique listening experience. Here is a sample of one of the tracks, giving a bit of everything the score has to offer.
To add to the confusion of the score, They Might Be Giants was touted as having performed on the soundtrack. They did. You get one song that lasts 28 seconds.