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Inspired by the suspenseful and high-stakes political whodunits of the 1970s - from The Parallax View to All The President's Men - Rubicon is a modern-day conspiracy thriller that taps into the collective paranoia of a post-9/11 era. Set at the New York City-based American Policy Institute (API), a federal intelligence agency, Rubicon follows Will Travers, a beleaguered and brilliant API analyst who, after being faced with a shocking tragedy, begins to uncover clues that could point to a complex and sinister conspiracy...
Peter Nashel's score for TV series Rubicon is interesting in places. However, while peppered with the odd enjoyable themes, sadly on the whole the music here is mainly short cues and background atmospheric pieces. There's not a whole lot to get overly excited by.
The album contains 22 tracks, lasting 50 min, 34 sec and, when given the opportunity to flex his creative muscles, Nashel delivers. However, those opportunities don't come often enough for my liking over the course of this album.
There are a lot of tracks that start promising, but go nowhere. While I'm aware that this score is designed to complement the onscreen action, when taken outside of their designed purpose, most of these tracks just sound a little too flat.
'Main Titles' and 'Connecting the Dots', for me, were the most interesting tracks here. Sadly, there wasn't much I'd want to listen to again in a hurry.