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Moore, Steve: The Mind's Eye (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Synthesizer virtuoso Steve Moore needs no introduction, his work in Zombi since 2001 has opened up the doors to electronic music & prog rock to a whole new generation of listeners who were too young to experience vintage acts like Tangerine Dream or Goblin. Like their heroes, the band have undertaken a host of sountrack scores over the years, but here we have Moore going solo for the music to the action/horror film The Mind's Eye, consisting of 85 minutes and 33 tracks of varied textures, tones, and colors. It's quite easy to resurrect some fond memories of all those old Italian horror film soundtracks while listening to The Mind's Eye, especially classic Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, and Mario Bava films, as well as the works of John Carpenter and George Romero, Moore doing a great job of harnessing those early '80s soundtrack staples yet using modern technology to bring things into the present. There are some truly great synth passages here along with engaging arrangements, and while most tracks are short and just segue into each other, the mood does change a bit from track to track in many spots, though taking it all in as a whole seems to be the way to go. "Injections" is probably as close as Moore gets to a full on band sound, programmed drums & bass underscoring some bombastic synth melodies, while the majority of the rest of the tracks just do a splendid job of creating ominous mood & atmosphere yet still allowing the synths to dazzle and mystify.

As I haven't seen the film, I can't comment on how well this score fits in with the themes presented in the movie, but purely on its own, what is on display here is a fine example of modern electronic music with a healthy nod to the early '80s. Can't go wrong with that!

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. Police Station
3. Interrogation
4. Titles
5. Zack Attack
6. The Shot
7. Good Girl
8. Zack's Out The Bag
9. The Escape Pt 1
10. The Escape Pt 2
11. Stitches Ext
12. Father and Son
13. I Trust Her So Much
14. It's Complicated
15. What Are You Waiting For
16. Injections
17. Kurt and Travis Arrive
18. You're making a big mist
19. Mike vs Kurt
20. Confrontation
21. Rayne in Blood
22. Goodbye
23. Armstrong Splits
24. On The Phone
25. Zack's Back
26. Zack vs Travis the Rematch
27. Get Ready
28. Psychic War
29. Slovak Escapes
30. My Brain Does Not Tire
31. This Ends Now
32. The End
33. End Credits

Added: December 10th 2016
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Artist Facebook Page
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Language: english

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