September 2004 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Gary S. Dalkin
Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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EDITOR’s RECOMMENDATION September 2004

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La puta y la ballena preview  
Music composed by Andres Goldstein & Daniel Tarrab
  Performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina
Bandoneon - Nestor Marconi
Downloads avaialble from: swingmusica.com

la puta y la ballena

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This is not a review, but an opportunity to download 14 of the 28 tracks in MP3 format from a most appealing new score.

Argentinean composer Daniel Tarrab contacted me from Buenos Aires, noting that through the score has been nominated for a World Soundtrack Award, because of the low budget and profile of the film compared to the Hollywood blockbusters which it is competing with, people have not had the opportunity to hear the score. The decision has therefore been taken to put 14 of the cues from the album on-line to allow the score to be heard.

"We don't have unbelievable budgets for film music nor a film music tradition. Still we are in love with making things happen... Our soundtrack, La puta y la ballena was released by a tiny little record label but performed from our gut by Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra and lovingly mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Pat Sullivan (Jurassic Park / Shindler's List -and countless hits). We do things in an old and romantic fashion. We found a crossing point between the Tango and Orchestral textures.

If you have a minute, please go to: swingmusica.com. There you'll find a selection of some of the best tracks in an mp3 format and a recording video clip."

The music is fresh and attractive, and well worth a listen. Film Music on the Web will have a review of the complete album and the new region 4 DVD of this film on-line from November 2.

Gary Dalkin

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