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Thale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Composers: Raymond Enoksen and Geirmund Simonsen
Screamworks Records
RRP: £13.99
Available 23 October 2012

The fantasy thriller Thale combines Norwegian folklore with contemporary thriller storytelling. Screamworks Records releases the original score from the film, composed by Raymond Enoksen and Geirmund Simonsen who works out of Dreamscores Studios in Oslo. Their atmospherically rich and stylistically unique contribution to the film makes use of Norwegian folk music elements, cello, fiddle and vocal solos (sung by Liv Ulvik) and mesmerizing, ominous and foreboding electronic sonorities. It is one of those scores that get under your skin with its seductive beauty and underlying elements of terror...

Raymond Enoksen and Geirmund Simonsen's score for Thale is interesting in that it has an old world feel about it thanks to the fact that it borrows heavily from Scandinavian Folk music - but don't let that put you off if you're worried that the album will be full of folk songs.

The score's most notable theme (evident in 'Thale's Theme' and 'Thale's Story: Part 2') reminded me of John Williams's 'Theme from Schindler's List' from Schindler's List. The album lasts 33 min, 19 sec and contains 12 tracks.


Darren Rea

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Thale (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Raymond Enoksen & Geirmund Simonsen
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