Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nebraska 21: Mark Orton - Nebraska


The laid-back fiddle of Mark Orton’s opener New Pie contrasts sharply with the lively trumpeting on Tin Hat’s [MO’s band] second New West and it’s clear there will be no singular Paris/Texas soundscape on this original soundtrack, underpinned immediately by the semi-classical clarinet on third Herbert’s Story.

I’ve yet to see the film, and no doubt the songs are linked closely to storyline and scenes and thus their divergent tones and moods are anchored by this. Purely as a listening experience it is just OK, though abstracted from their filmic counterparts, individual tracks are more transient background than grippers.

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