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The Tall Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Composers: Todd Bryanton, Joel Douek and Christopher Young
Screamworks Records
RRP: £13.99
Available 11 September 2012

Starring Jessica Biel as a mother whose child has gone missing, The Tall Man features a dark and haunting soundtrack featuring an adrenaline driving score by two up and coming film composers, Todd Bryanton and Joel Douek, and one of the film music industry’s true icons, Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Drag Me to Hell, Priest, The Fly II, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). The music effectively captures the dark legend of the Tall Man, but also features tender and more melodic moments of love and reflection...

The original score for The Tall Man is a bit of a mixed bag. The score features music by Todd Bryanton, Joel Douek and Christopher Young, but the only music I actually enjoyed (and would want to listen to again) was Young's contribution.

Douek's 'Opening', which opens this score, is interesting enough, but nothing to get too excited about. It really goes downhill from here on in. It's not that the music is bad, far from it. It's more that it's your usual atmospheric cues that don't sound all that impressive outside of the movie.

There are also several bizarre tracks by other artists, but the less said about those the better. Again, probably well placed in the movie, but out of place when out of context.

The album contains 22 tracks and lasts for 59 min, 24 sec (with Young's contribution lasting 20 min, 48 sec). Worth checking out for Young's tracks, but otherwise not worthy of your time.


Darren Rea

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