Kubrick ★★★ San Quentin

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

Hot on the heels of this English pro­duc­tion duo’s re­cent col­lab­o­ra­tion with Depeche Mode’s Dave Ga­han, Kubrick is an en­tirely dif­fer­ent propo­si­tion. As the ti­tle sug­gests, char­ac­ters from the late au­teur’s oeu­vre in­flu­enced th­ese eight in­stru­men­tal tracks af­ter Rich Machin de­vel­oped an ob­ses­sion with his work. It’s an en­gross­ing col­lec­tion, arc­ing from the solemn tick of DeLarge ( A Clock­work Or­ange) to ele­giac closer Ziegler ( Eyes Wide Shut). There is a glis­ten­ing, win­ter­time chill to the omi­nous or­ches­tral sweep of Tor­rance – named for Jack Ni­chol­son’s psy­cho­pathic char­ac­ter in The Shin­ing – while Joker bus­tles with twin­kling glock­en­spiel and mourn­ful vi­o­lin. At times un­set­tling but al­ways an in­ter­est­ing lis­ten, whether you’re a Kubrick afi­cionado or not. Th­e­soul­ Down­load: Joker, Tor­rance

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