Album: The Chemical Brothers, Hanna – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony)
Friday 24 June 2011
As the rave generation becomes the Blu-ray generation, its more capable practitioners are making the equivalent move from soundtracking loved-up all-nighters to soundtracking actual movie and theatrical productions.
Following Underworld's and Daft Punk's recent contributions to the medium, The Chemical Brothers here put their soundscaping skills to use on the teenage-assassin flick Hanna, with a series of pounding tone-poems which marry their trademark leering electronic whines and big-beat drums with the kind of edgy synth pulses employed by Tangerine Dream on their landmark Violent Streets score. It's all delivered with their usual panache, though at times the emphasis on utility leaves one yearning for a little of their more psychedelic extremity.
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