Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2017 November 06 • Monday

The opening notes of our 490th Soundtrack of the Week made me think immediately of Goblin and their music for Deep Red. But in fact it's Berlin Game's score for Down Twisted.

Most of the tracks are in that zone, with keyboards establishing a pulsating and driving rhythmic foundation for melodic and atmospheric elements to float over.

Another influence might have been Jan Hammer's Miami Vice music. The "Love Theme" in particular reminded me of that.

There's also a pop ballad called "I'm Closer Now", which is very 1980s.

The music is so electric and synth-driven that when you hear acoustic guitar in "Looking for Reno" it's genuinely startling.

It's nice to hear a continuation, if it is deliberate, of Goblin's film scoring style in this engaging and catchy record.