The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - REVIEWS CDs - Jo­ce­lyn Clarke

UN­DER­WORLD & GABRIEL YARED Break­ing and En­ter­ing V2 ★★★★ For the score for his latest film, di­rec­tor An­thony Minghella tapped long­time col­lab­o­ra­tor and iconic French com­poser Gabriel Yared (best known for scor­ing Betty Blue and win­ning an Os­car for The English Pa­tient), who then tapped icon­o­clas­tic Rom­ford dance out­fit Un­der­world to help him out. The re­sult­ing melange blends jazz and tra­di­tional with blues and post min­i­mal­ist id­ioms, seam­lessly com­bin­ing lan­guid melodic lines and dy­namic polyrhythms with warm in­stru­men­ta­tion (per­cus­sion, clar­inet, Span­ish gui­tar, pi­ano) and blurry elec­tronic noize. From the driv­ing per­cus­sion of Mon­key Two and the ten­der pi­ano of Not Talk­ing to the en­er­getic pulse of the cli­mac­tic Coun­ter­point Hang Pulse, Break­ing and En­ter­ing em­pha­sises at­mos­phere and feel­ing to cre­ate a very cool and so­phis­ti­cated film score (as well as chill-out mu­sic). www.v2­mu­

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