May 2002 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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ISKRA 1903
Buzz Soundtrack  
Paul Rutherford ((trombone), Derek Bailey (amplified guitar), Barry Guy (double bass)
  EMANEM 4066   [79:15]

ISKRA 1903

This has got to be the weirdest album we have ever received at Film Music on the Web. The album claims that Buzz Soundtrack "documents the trio reacting to a 1971 film, Iskra (somewhat obscure it's not listed in Halliwell) and providing a soundtrack to complement the events on the screen". The film is supposed to be about a character called Buzz. Well, this person and the film must have been grotesque in the extreme because the music to put it at its kindest sounds like instrumentalists tuning up before playing. Or to be even kinder some sort of experimental free improvisations. They should be charged by the listeners for assaulting their ears with nearly 80 minutes of complete twaddle. I will not waste any more time on this rubbish and declare it

Ian Lace

(*) and three paracetamolsthree paracetamols three paracetamols. A Golden Turkey Awards contender

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