Better Living Through Chemistry (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

April 15, 2014 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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30
1
2:21
30
2
1:05
30
3
1:31
30
4
0:57
30
5
1:14
30
6
1:13
30
7
0:37
30
8
2:51
30
9
1:23
30
10
0:46
30
11
0:53
30
12
0:59
30
13
1:25
30
14
0:34
30
15
2:07
30
16
1:58
30
17
1:00
30
18
0:43
30
19
1:48
30
20
0:58
30
21
0:55
30
22
3:13

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 15, 2014
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2014 Lakeshore Records
  • Total Length: 30:31
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  • ASIN: B00JBF5K46
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,335 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau are a composing duo who are relatively new to the movie scene. Their known scores are for Casa De Mi Padre and Anchorman 2, which were two films that really didn’t allow for any score cohesiveness. With Better Living Through Chemistry we finally get a chance to hear what these two can deliver. What we have here is a very impressive score that has one of the more unique sounds and approaches you’ll hear all year. In this dark comedy about a pharmacists life spiraling out of control after getting involved in drugs and affairs, we get a score that sets the right tone. Even if there is a lacking narrative structure here musically we still get an immensely absorbing score.

The score immediately has that Quincy Jones/Henry Mancini feel of the 60’s to start things off. It’s a jazzy fusion that oozes style. That quickly peels away for the score’s true sound, which is more of an acoustic indie-comedy feel. The essence still retains that jazzy feel, but because this comedy evolves into some darker moments the music never is too bouncy or light. We get gently guided to some more “serious” tracks that highlight chaos and things getting out of control. The tone of this film is along the lines of Very Bad Things so keep that in mind when I say comedy. The score however never bounces back from that charm we had in the beginning, which was brilliant. You can tell the music is going for a certain quirkiness, and it achieves it rather successfully. However, the whole thing is rather void of an emotional connection. The music is concluded nicely in a tight simple package. It’s only a 30-minute score, and with that little time it was still able to accomplish a sufficient narrative accompaniment.
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