Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2018 February 19 • Monday

Thanks to the good people at Trunk Records we have our 505th Soundtrack of the Week, a double feature of Basil Kirchin scores: I Start Counting and Third World.

I Start Counting is represented by six tracks of ethereal beauty, a title song song by Lindsey Moore and cues that are a strange mixture of avantgarde jazz amd classical with international influences, tabla and electric guitar and harp and upright bass and strings etc. sometimes sounding like free improv and sometimes sounding like they're executing arranged and conducted compositions.

Third World is a later film, a documentary of some kind, and finds Kirchin inspired by international rhythms and using synthesizers in combination with percussion and great upright bass playing.

Less ethereal than propulsive and pulsating, it's an interesting and successful complement to the first soundtrack.