Reviewing what is essentially someone's calling card looking for possible
employment has many inherent drawbacks. One feels acutely aware that the
composer may be pinning his hopes and dreams on making it in the impossibly
competitive world of film and television scoring and that my few words of
personal opinion may have some bearing on that goal.
So with this at the back of my mind I approached Ian David's music with unusual
tolerance, hoping I would be impressed enough to give his work a glowing
Sadly for us both, after listening to the ten tracks included here, I realised
that no such review would be forthcoming.
Probably the biggest problem with Ian's work is the unerring sense that this
is music very much rooted in the 1980s, the saxophone, electric guitar and
synthesiser arrangements reminding me of the type of background music used
in films like TOP GUN and BEVERLY HILLS COP. Also, without wanting to appear
to be overly critical, a wider variety of styles and shading would have been
welcome, as this selection of tracks do not really convey enough different
moods or emotions.
If this music is to find a home, my feeling is it is more likely to be in
TV or commercials, so perhaps all is not lost. And despite my own less than
enthusiastic response, I do wish Ian David good fortune and success with
his future endeavours.