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The Killing Soundtrack
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As I listen to Bak's scores, of course it reminds me of the series. But more than that, the music stands on its own. And although the series could be quite dark at times, the music is not only dark, it has many different moods. There is a quiet meditative quality to some of these pieces, and then certain pieces move with slow, steady, percussive, melodic lines. Great stuff.
I enjoy Eno's instrumental music, and there are moments where you could say the mood is "ambient." Frans Bak works builds and repeats melodic lines in very subtle and well-structured ways. The music is by turns suspenseful, calming, frightening, and just stunningly beautiful. One of the vocalists, Swedish singer Josefine Cronholm, performs with Bak. Bak says she sings like an angel, and I would have to agree.
Such is the case with Vena Sud's "The Killing". While they have a music page, they don't bother with the instrumental tracks - most conspicuously absent is one of the staples, the title track by Hans Bak. They do make a big deal out of telling you who does the show's opening theme, but they don't offer it anywhere sale. Again, I think this is a missed opportunity. Someone somewhere needs to pick up the ball here and run with it. How hard would it be?
Now for the review of this one, which only covers the Danish version of the show. One of the most notable things for me about the American version of The Killing (the only version I've seen) was the incredibly effective use of music to match the story and the setting. I, like many, had of course visited the show's site at AMC to read up on and learn more about the music, but never saw a soundtrack listed; the American version uses a mix of singers - some well-known, some not as - but it was the instrumentals that I thought really made the mood work.
By chance, I did a search for The Killing Soundtrack, and that led me here. The first thing I did was read the review above (nice job, S. Macdonald - you're not alone here anymore) and he's right; this is exactly what I had hoped to find.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am still trying to get the music from the American version of The Killing. This isn't it.Published 3 months ago by Dean
Great soundtrack. You can hear every instrument clearly play its part beautifully. Once you start listening to this CD, it will become one of your favoritesPublished 14 months ago by D. Young