• My perfect scores

    These are the scores i gave a 100 cue rating and 100% album excellence. When I listened to them they took me to a place I wanted to stay in and that feeling didn’t go away for the entire duration of the scores. These are my favorite scores from the ones I reviewed.

    My perfect scores

Soundtrack review: Uncertain (Daniel Hart – 2017)

  “Uncertain” is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas, a 94-resident town so tucked away “you’ve got to be lost to find it”. Three uncertain men make their own bids for survival looking to find a more certain future. An ex-convict obsessed with Mr. […]

Soundtrack review: The leftovers (season 3) (Max Richter – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “The Leftovers” is an American television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, that aired on HBO from June 29, 2014, to June 4, 2017. It is based on Perrotta’s novel of the same name. The pilot was written by Lindelof and Perrotta, and directed by […]

Soundtrack review: Henry May long (Max Richter – 2009)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “Henry May Long” is a 2008 drama. Henry May and Henry Long are old friends from college who have not seen each other in quite a while. They meet one day in the street by happy accident – or so it seems. They re-kindle their friendship and we […]

Soundtrack review: Stealing sunrise 2: Malibu trail (Night runner – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “Stealing sunrise 2: Malibu trail is a 2017 action movie. Nine years after the 1986 crime-spree of Bunch, Sheriff Pat Porter’s daughter “Gina” receives some unexpected news from those events which compels her to continue the case to fulfill her deceased father’s legacy. That news brings her some […]

Soundtrack review: The last post (Solomon Grey – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10   “The Last Post”; is a British television series that first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 1 October 2017. It is set in the backdrop of the Aden Emergency. Aden 1965. This is the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in […]

Soundtrack review: Breathe (Nitin Sawhney – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 Breathe is a 2017 biographical drama film directed by Andy Serkis, from a screenplay by William Nicholson. It stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander, Ed Speleers and Dean-Charles Chapman. Robin Cavendish, who after being given only three months to live after being paralysed from the neck […]

Soundtrack review: The mountain between us (Ramin Djawadi – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “The Mountain Between Us” is a 2017 American romance disaster survival film directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Martin. It stars Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as a surgeon and a journalist, […]

Soundtrack review: Battle of the sexes (Nicholas Britell – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Battle of the Sexes” is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama sports film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy. The plot is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The film stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell […]

Soundtrack review: Menashe (Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Menashe” is a 2017 Yiddish-language American drama film directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein. Menashe (Menashe Lustig), a Hasidic Jewish man who was recently widowed, tries to gain custody of his ten-year-old son Rieven (Ruben Niborski).The plot is loosely based on Lustig’s life. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, […]

Soundtrack review: Strawberry days (Hanan Townshend – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 Hanan Townshend is one of my favourite composers working right now. I feel this is the most appropriate thing to say at the beginning of this review because I am glad any time a new composition of his comes out; my favourite score of all times is “Thin red […]

Soundtrack review: Get even (Olivier Deriviere – 2017)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Get even” is a psychological thriller video game where Black – an ice-cold mercenary and hired gun – awakes in a mysterious old asylum with no memory of his past. Under the guidance of his anonymous captor, ‘Red’, Black embarks on a form of treatment, facilitated by a unique […]

Soundtrack review: Passage to dawn (Diego Navarro – 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Pasaje al amanecer” (“Passage to dawn”) is a 2016 drama. Javier a young photojournalist decides to travel to Fallujah (Iraq) as war correspondent. His flight leaves December 30th at dawn. Before traveling to his destination, he must deal with another conflict: his family. The score was written by Diego […]

Soundtrack review: Penny Dreadful (season 2) (Abel Korzeniowski – 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Penny Dreadful” is a British-American horror drama television series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws […]

Soundtrack review: Brimstone (Tom Holkenborg – 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Brimstone” is a 2016 western thriller film conceived, written and directed by Martin Koolhoven.  The film stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten. It is described as a triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of […]

Soundtrack review: Trancers II (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1991, 2016)

Soundtrack review: Trancers II (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1991, 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Trancers II” is a 1991 American action science fiction film directed by Charles Band. It is the sequel to Trancers starring Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt. The plot involves once again time travel with the help of drug injections. The two composers Phil Davies and Mark Ryder returned to […]

Soundtrack review: Trancers (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1984,2016)

Soundtrack review: Trancers (Phil Davies & Mark Ryder – 1984,2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Trancers” is a 1984 science fiction film. It was directed by Charles Band and stars Tim Thomerson and Helen Hunt. It is the first film in the Trancers series.  This film portrays a method of time travel: People can travel back in time by injecting themselves with a drug […]

Soundtrack review: Dark Waves (Alexander Cimini – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Dark Waves (Alexander Cimini – 2016)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Dark waves” (Bellerofonte) is a 2015 movie from visionary director Domiziano Cristopharo. It stars Nancy de Lucia, Antonella Salvucci, Arian Levanael and Gabriele Guerra and the score I written by Alexander Cimini who left an unforgettable mark for me with “Red Krokodil”. Connecting with this score is as comfortable […]

Soundtrack review: World of Warcraft – Cataclysm (various artists – 2010)

Soundtrack review: World of Warcraft – Cataclysm (various artists – 2010)

Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm” is the third expansion set for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following Wrath of the Lich King. The central plot of the expansion is the return of the evil dragon aspect Deathwing the Destroyer (originally Neltharion the Earth Warder). Last […]

Soundtrack review: Far Cry Primal (Jason Graves – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Far Cry Primal (Jason Graves – 2016)

“Far Cry Primal” is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft. It was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016, and it was also released for Microsoft Windows on March 1, 2016. The game is set in 10,000 BCE during the beginning of the Mesolithic. It takes place […]

Soundtrack review: Legends of the fall (James Horner – 1995)

Soundtrack review: Legends of the fall (James Horner – 1995)

“Legends of the Fall” is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of the same title by Jim Harrison, the film is about three brothers and their father living in the wilderness and plains […]

Soundtrack review: Synchronicity (Ben Lovett – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Synchronicity (Ben Lovett – 2016)

“Synchronicity” is a 2015 American science fiction film directed, written, and edited by Jacob Gentry. It stars Chad McKnight, A. J. Bowen, Brianne Davis, Scott Poythress, and Michael Ironside. After he invents a time travel machine, physicist Jim Beale becomes suspicious of the motives of a woman that he meets. He sends himself back in […]

Soundtrack review: The social network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – 2010)

Soundtrack review: The social network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – 2010)

„The Social Network” is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars […]

Soundtrack review: Army of darkness (Joseph LoDuca – 1993)

Soundtrack review: Army of darkness (Joseph LoDuca – 1993)

My introduction to the Evil dead franchise came with “Army of darkness”. I remember seeing the movie and being completely blown away by how funny it was. Bruce Campbell became one of my heroes and I looked for him in everything. In the 3rd Evil Dead movie. Ash (Bruce Campbell) finds himself trapped in medieval […]

Soundtrack review: All hail King Julien (Freddie Wiedman – 2015)

Soundtrack review: All hail King Julien (Freddie Wiedman – 2015)

I am sure when the first Madagascar movie came out nobody thought the movie would be so successful that not only would it get sequels but also secondary characters would go on to spin off in their own shows and movies. After the penguins got the spotlight the Madagascar universe expanded and it’s time for […]

Soundtrack review: Turbo kid (Le Matos – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Turbo kid (Le Matos – 2015)

“Turbo Kid” is a 2015 Canadian-New Zealand dystopian action-adventure comedy film and directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. The film stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Edwin Wright, Aaron Jeffery and Romano Orzar. The film follows the adventures of The Kid, a teenage boy in the “Wastelands”, an alternate 1997 Earth […]

Soundtrack review: Basic instinct (Jerry Goldsmith – 1990)

Soundtrack review: Basic instinct (Jerry Goldsmith – 1990)

“Basic instinct”… do I even need to write an intro for this one? This controversial movie divided and excited audiences and Paul Verhoeven delivered something that’s enjoyable even 25 years later. The film follows a police detective, Nick Curran (Douglas), who is investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy rock star. During the investigation Curran […]

Soundtrack review: The big short (Nicholas Britell – 2015)

Soundtrack review: The big short (Nicholas Britell – 2015)

The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Adam McKay. It is based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, about the financial crisis of 2007–2010 by the build-up of the housing and credit bubble. The film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and […]

Soundtrack review: Rams (Atli Orvarsson – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Rams (Atli Orvarsson – 2015)

“Rams” (Icelandic: Hrútar) is a 2015 Icelandic drama film directed by Grímur Hákonarson. In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep. For me Nordic dramas are almost always a great territory for a haunting […]

Soundtrack review: Flashback The Quest for identity (Rich Douglas – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Flashback The Quest for identity (Rich Douglas – 2015)

“Flashback”, released as Flashback: The Quest for Identity in the United States, is a 1992 science fiction cinematic platform game developed by Delphine Software of France and published by U.S. Gold in United States and Europe, and Sunsoft in Japan. As a cinematic platformer, Flashback features gameplay similar to that of 1989’s Prince of Persia, […]

Soundtrack review: Digging for fire (Dan Romer – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Digging for fire (Dan Romer – 2015)

Digging for Fire is a 2015 American dramedy directed by Joe Swanberg. It is also co-written by Swanberg and Jake Johnson. It stars Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the […]

Soundtrack review: Big Pharma (Mark Allsworth – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Big Pharma (Mark Allsworth – 2015)

“Big Pharma” is a simulation game developed by Twice Circled and published by Positech Games where one builds a drug factory. The game was released on 27 August. In Big Pharma the player takes the role as the manager of a pharmaceutical company, producing prescription drugs from raw materials. Raw materials have intrinsic positive (e.g., […]

Soundtrack review: Revelation (Neal Acree – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Revelation (Neal Acree – 2015)

“Revelation” is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) from the Chinese video game studio NetEase. So far the score for the game has only been released in China and game music fans have been eager to give it a listen. The score is written by Neal Acree, one of my favorite game score composers. […]

Soundtrack review: American hero (Lorne Balfe – 2015)

Soundtrack review: American hero (Lorne Balfe – 2015)

“American Hero” is a 2015 movie about Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, who lives only for crime, women and drugs – until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter. Reminds me a bit of the plot […]

Soundtrack review: Saints and Strangers (Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Saints and Strangers (Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer – 2015)

“Saints & strangers” is a National Geographic mini series about the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America. This is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, […]

Soundtrack review: In the heart of the sea (Roque Banos – 2015)

Soundtrack review: In the heart of the sea (Roque Banos – 2015)

“In the heart of the sea” is one of the most awaited movies of the year for me. Ever since I saw the trailer…ever since I saw it’s directed by Ron Howard and it stars Chris Hemsworth, his new favorite actor, I’ve been intrigued. The last movie the two of them did together still is […]

Soundtrack review: Vaterfreuden (Martin Todsharow – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Vaterfreuden (Martin Todsharow – 2015)

Felix enjoys his single life to the fullest, but a ferret bites him, sterilizing him in the process. He tries everything in his power to find the soon-to-be mother of his only child, the result of his first and last sperm donation. I am not kidding, this is the plot of the movie “Vaterfreuden”. Why […]

Soundtrack review: The room (Stephen Rennicks – 2015)

Soundtrack review: The room (Stephen Rennicks – 2015)

“Room” is ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling […]

Soundtrack review: Slofall (William E – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Slofall (William E – 2015)

Slofall is an Android game which claims a little thing like the player being able to control the time. Can we have this in real life too, please? To just be able to hold our finger on a screen and be able to slow some moments down, even freeze them? To allow us to avoid […]

Soundtrack review: Pan (John Powell – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Pan (John Powell – 2015)

“Pan” is a 2015 British-American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Wright and written by Jason Fuchs, and a prequel to Scottish author J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan story, first staged in 1904. It stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Levi Miller as the title character. It is an invented origin story depicting […]

Soundtrack review: Outlander the series volume 2 (Bear McCreary – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Outlander the series volume 2 (Bear McCreary – 2015)

Two volumes of music from “Outlander” in one year? Yes please! The score for the first season of this show about a married World War II nurse in 1945 who finds herself transported back to Scotland in 1743, where she encounters a dashing Highland warrior and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite risings was in such […]

Soundtrack review: Black mass (Tom Holkenborg – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Black mass (Tom Holkenborg – 2015)

“Black mass” is a biopic about one of the most infamous Irish-American mobster, Whitey Bulger. Following a string of violent acts, he becomes an FBI informant for 30 years in order to take down a Mafia family invading his turf. The film focuses on the period of the late 1970s and early 1980s, as Whitey […]

Soundtrack review: A heart that never dies (Ragnar Bjerkreim – 2015)

Soundtrack review: A heart that never dies (Ragnar Bjerkreim – 2015)

“A heart that never dies” is the story of six people struggling to survive in corrupt regimes and governments that try to suppress the peaceful exercise of freedom of expression or violate other basic human rights. It’s a 6 part TV series that tries to make us pay attention to this neverending fight. The score […]

Soundtrack review: Echoes of war (Hanan Townshend – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Echoes of war (Hanan Townshend – 2015)

“Echoes of war” is a 2015 movie about a Civil War veteran returns home to the quiet countryside, only to find himself embroiled in a conflict between his family and the brutish cattle rancher harassing them. This is a western and I’m always in the mood for a good western score. Hope I get one […]

Soundtrack review: Perihelion (Gergo Elekes – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Perihelion (Gergo Elekes – 2015)

2015 is truly the year of minimalism in film music. 2014 started this trend but this year it’s something else. This makes the fact that almost 8 months in my favorite score of the year is still the loudest and most explosive one (Tom Holkenborg’s Mad Max- Fury Road) all the more remarkable. But if […]

Soundtrack review: Gloria (Lorne Balfe – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Gloria (Lorne Balfe – 2015)

The year of Lorne Balfe continues with the next installment, his score for “Gloria”. I know it’s just August and I know that Michael Giacchino has had a marvelous year as well but 2015 will be remembered as the year of Lorne Balfe because his volume and quality of work has been just wonderful. I […]

Soundtrack review: The man from U.N.C.L.E (Daniel Pemberton – 2015)

Soundtrack review: The man from U.N.C.L.E (Daniel Pemberton – 2015)

I’m still on a high from having heard Joe Kraemers’s exciting “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” score when another 60s spy inspired movie remake is making its way to us with a score to match. Daniel Pemberton already convinced me he can write for this genre with his excellent score for “The game” earlier this […]

Soundtrack review: Maggie (David Wingo – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Maggie (David Wingo – 2015)

“Maggie” sounds like an intriguing and compelling movie. It’s on my list of must see and I am very curious to watch what people are saying it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most demanding and rewarding role so far. It’s the story of a dad and his little girl (and this hits very close to home since I […]

Soundtrack review: Old beginnings (Joseph de la Hoyde – 2012)

Soundtrack review: Old beginnings (Joseph de la Hoyde – 2012)

“Old beginnings” is a short film by Binu Basheer which was an official selection at Cannes 2012. The score was written by Joseph de la Hoyde. The opening cue gives me a wonderful vision of a summer sunset on top of a ridge, overlooking the glimmering sea. I could just stay there forever. The sun […]

Soundtrack review: Wheel and deal (Neon Dos – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Wheel and deal (Neon Dos – 2015)

I am not a fan of club or rave music. I mean I could listen to it for a little while before it becomes too much. But every once in a while a score comes along that lures me into its world with that kind of sound and I get hooked. I am though a […]

Soundtrack review: RS 1281 (Quasarsonic – 2015)

Soundtrack review: RS 1281 (Quasarsonic – 2015)

In a future where the human race has self-destructed, the survival of the race depends on an android named RS-1281 who must evaluate Duedan as a human. It’s sort of a reversed “Bicentennial man”. This short film is very though provoking and I enjoyed it. A short score was released and it was written by […]

Soundtrack review: Maria di Nazaret (Guy Farley – 2012)

Soundtrack review: Maria di Nazaret (Guy Farley – 2012)

“Maria di Nazaret” is a television movie from 2012, directed by Giacomo Campiotti. The two part movie was a huge success in Italy as it recounts the story of Jesus’ mother Maria and accompanies her throughout the life of the son of God until his death on the cross. The music was written by Guy […]

Soundtrack review: Trans-Siberian adventure (Miguel d’Oliveira – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Trans-Siberian adventure (Miguel d’Oliveira – 2015)

“Trans-Siberian Adventure” is a 3-part series which follows British actress Joanna Lumley (of Absolutely Fabulous fame) on a trip from Hong Kong to Moscow through China, Mongolia and Russia. During her trip, Joanna revisits her childhood home where her father was stationed, then she travels thousands of miles, visits the obligatory tourist sites (such as […]

Soundtrack review: Riflessi di luce (Gianni Sposito – 1988)

Soundtrack review: Riflessi di luce (Gianni Sposito – 1988)

“Riflessi di luce” (“Reflections of light” in English) is the story of a musician who, after a car accident kills his wife, remains paralytic and retreats to a villa. Incidentally together with him in the villa there are also a bisexual, a lesbian and a vicious kid. The lascivious atmosphere drives all the protagonists into […]

Soundtrack review: L’astragale (Beatrice Thiriet – 2015)

Soundtrack review: L’astragale (Beatrice Thiriet – 2015)

“L’astragale” (French word meaning “anklebone”) is a 2015 french movie based on a famous novel from 1957. It’s the story of a girl who escapes from prison and breaks her anklebone while scaling the prison wall and who is found there by a gangster who was just passing by. A strange relationship develops. The score […]

Soundtrack review: Spectrum (Frederik Wiedman – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Spectrum (Frederik Wiedman – 2015)

Freddie Wiedman is one of my favorite composers. For me every new release of his is a reason to get excited and to anticipate a wonderful listening experience. I’ve spoken to him and I know his favorite writing style is booming action so I couldn’t wait to hear how he would approach the sensitive subject […]