Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2016 October 31 • Monday

For Halloween and our 437th Soundtrack of the Week we turn to a favorite movie, one very appropriate for the season: The Brain from Planet Arous, with music by Walter Greene.

This is something of a masterpiece of small ensemble scoring. Parts of it might remind you of some of the music from Star Trek and other television shows from that time.

Greene creates powerful moods of tension and dread, as well as violence, and throws in jazzy flourishes here and there as well as ethereal and atmospheric touches.

The music for the barbecue scene is very reminiscent of Japanese gangster film music from the 1960s.

This movie is a classic and one of the reasons it works so well is its urgent and powerfully effective score. It's great to have the opportunity to consider the music on its own.
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