Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2000 Film)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
The original Blair Witch Project, the gothic Z-budget horror film that became the 1990's most unlikely blockbuster, was so impoverished it literally didn't have a score. Its soundtrack ultimately became one of those suspic... more »
The original Blair Witch Project, the gothic Z-budget horror film that became the 1990's most unlikely blockbuster, was so impoverished it literally didn't have a score. Its soundtrack ultimately became one of those suspicious, quickly produced "Music inspired by" collections of motley rock tracks. The inevitable sequel was well-funded, though only a fraction as financially successful. Arguably, one of the producer's wisest investments the second time around was hiring Carter Burwell to produce the music. The musician has risen to the occasion here with one of his most experimental scores, an exercise in dark atmospherics using samples of falling water and rustling wind coupled with a relentless rhythmic thrust. The effect is an eerie, all too compelling soundscape of the mysterious forest and its impending terror; nary a recognizable melody surfaces until halfway through, by then suffused in a tense stand-off between the organic and the electronic. Although subtly reminiscent of The Shining, this is Burwell at his most distinct and inventive. --Jerry McCulley
It may be hard to believe, but the music is amazing
jmaszle | NY, NY USA | 03/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had no interest in the stupid film, but I picked up the CD based on Burwell's previous work with the Coen's. NOTHING he has done before could prepare you for this EXTREMELY innovative and atmospheric music. Creepy and elegant, it is far more original than the work Burwell is usually hired to crank out. He must have been given total free reign here, whereas I think he is a victim of being too versatile and professional. Sure this is a slick record, and may lack soul, but it is great music for a long drive in the woods."
Far better than the song CD (or the film)
Karl Marx | Seattle, WA USA | 10/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Much of the music is built from forest sounds like rocks and water which were electronically processed to create otherworldly ambiences. There is also the modern air of ancient rituals - wiccan raves. An interesting change of direction for Carter Burwell after his more traditional scores for "Being John Malkovich" and "Fargo"."
Music for driving in the dark.
Mostly Made | Oneonta, NY USA | 09/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good soundtrack as far as soundtracks go. If you like feeling your music then this one is pretty good. Only beware, the DVD release of this movie was a 2-sided disk and had the score on it, which I only found out after I bought both. Ooops!"