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Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury- Drook: Music Inspired by Mega-City One

New MusicNicholas Kindrachuk2 Comments

Geoff Barrow (Portishead) has teamed up with composer Ben Salisbury to make a soundtrack dedicated to Mega-City One from the Judge Dredd comics. With that in mind they have successfully created a moody, progressive synths composition reminiscent of the Social Network soundtrack crossed with Tron Legacy. A lot of the songs on here are more complex and interesting to listen to outside of the context of a movie with smooth humming synthesizers and a constant, shifting progression using a variety instruments. As I listened to it I found myself looking at images of Mega City One, which definitely helped in almost transporting me into the area that this album tries to capture through music. This would probably go over well with fans of Zombi, too.