Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2017 April 24 • Monday

Yasushi Akutagawa's music for Writhing Tongue is one of the greatest synth scores of all time, and the 462nd Soundtrack of the Week.

There's a wide range of mood and atmosphere here, especially in the pieces that sound as though they're less likely to have a life outside of dramatic underscore.

It's sometimes textural or noisy, other times lilting, melodic, romantic, groovy. It might remind you of Goblin or Vangelis or John Carpenter but it's very much its own thing.

There's also a bit from the Bach cello suite, actually played on a cello, a stark contrast to the electronic tones that prevail everywhere else.