August 2002 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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David ARNOLD
Changing Lanes  
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  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6353   [39:48]

Changing Lanes

The novelty value here is that the soundtrack consists of one long title track, all percussive frills, echoing synths and atmospheric noise. For fans of would-be cutting edge, ultra modern film scoring (although ironically with just a few minor alterations it could easily originate from the 80s) this could be your thing. Personally, despite one or two agreeable sections, it all smacks of self-indulgence and lack of creativity, which is a pity because David Arnold is capable of a good deal more than this.

Mark Hockley

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