After this disc is done, it's very easy for the ear to group together all
that was negative and miss what was positive. Towns' notes in the booklet
his intention to compete / complete the film's other-wordly sound FX. While
that blends nicely to lend the visuals an appropriate atmosphere, in our
standalone listening experience these effects are highly distracting. Since
most burst out of the middle of a nicely developed orchestral piece, the
tendency is to forget what precedes and follows, and to instead be wringing
out one's earlobe from an electronic crash or two.
There's an eerie piano line (best reprised in "A Million Voices"), and plenty
of small moments. But ultimately a repeat listen yields the same results
- too much disparity overpowering the subtler shading.