Thursday, September 13, 2012

Various Artists
"The Royal Tenenbaums - Original Soundtrack" (CD)

Wes Anderson's soundtracks have gained as much notoriety as his camera stylings.  This is easily explained, of course, his films sound and look unlike anything else in the mainstream cinema today.

If watching an Anderson film is like looking at dusty Cousteau reels then listening to an Anderson film is like wandering through your great-grandmother's Edison cylinders.

Beautifully produced, this album is a collection of original and collected works from such wide sources as Nico, Ravel and Mark Mothersbaugh (a personal favorite.)

While this soundtrack didn't launch any careers (think: Life Aquatic's Seu Jorge) it is the soundscape for  what is (arguably) Anderson's best film.

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