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See the movie, buy the cd!,
This review is from: The Triplets Of Belleville (Audio CD)
The Triplets of Belleville is a very eccentric movie which I loved. It takes a mature audience to not be completely overwhelmed by the film's sheer genious. But don't let thet scare you! The film is funny, exciting, and totally unlike anything you've ever seen. The soundtrack is even better.
With a cool combination of Django Reinhardt guitar, cabaret singing, and french surf music, Ben Charest has managed to create an original collection of music that satisfies all kinds of listeners.
The title song of the soundtrack is one of the best (it was deservedly nominated for an oscar), and all the rest of the tracks centralize around it. Sung in tight three part harmony with catchy lyrics (in both french and english), 'the triplets of belleville' songs (there are four total on the cd), are enough to make anybody want to get up and start dancing. Another fun thing about this soundtrack is the presence of source music coming from vaccum cleaners, refrigerators, newpapers, tire wheels and more! (I admit, the vaccum makes more sense if you've seen the movie- so do so!) The singers in the vocal pieces are fantastic, and make up for the lack of dialogue in the film. The instrumental pieces completely set the mood for the wide range of sences the film has- from the tour de france to a gangsters hideout.
This is the perfect kind of music for a person wanting to expand their music intake. While listening to this, you get a taste of all kinds of music that are unfortunately underplayed. Hope you enjoy!