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Soundtrack review: Wish I was here (Rob Simonsen, 2014)

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Soundtrack review: Wish I was here (Rob Simonsen, 2014)


…as simple as playing in the fresh first snow…
…as minimal and satisfactory as sitting on a park bench on a warm sunny autumn day with just a few clouds in the sky, just watching people…
…as clear as a child’s laughter…
…as carefree as a Saturday afternoon…
…as joyous as waking up after a nice dream….
…as warm as walking in the park holding hands with the one you love…
…as free as the eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
…a score doesn’t have to be overly complicated and rich to be great….this is a score for the simple pleasures in life, the ones that don’t need many words….it’s a minimalist guitar and synth score that makes me think of Brian Eno’s music…It’s 21 minutes long, and it doesn’t ask much from you. It gives a whole lot more back though. It’s a score for a quiet weekend at home, a score to put you in a good and relaxed mood. Take 21 minutes of your life to listen to this score. It’s worth it.
…if the joy and innocence of childhood had a sound, it would be like this…
 My ratings:
Cue rating: 95/100
Total minutes of excellence: 21 / 21
Album excellence: 100%
Cues to listen to: all of them
Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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