Benjamin Wallfisch “The Invisible Man” (Original Soundtrack) [Music/Review]

7/10

Year: 2020
Genre: Original Soundtrack
Label: Death Waltz
Album Versions: Discogs

Benjamin Mark Lasker Wallfisch (born 7 August 1979) is a British composer, conductor, orchestrator, and producer of film scores. Since the mid-2000s, he has worked on over 75 feature films, including composing original scores for Blade Runner 2049, Shazam!, It, It Chapter Two, The Invisible Man, Hidden Figures and A Cure For Wellness.

In 2017, he was jointly nominated with Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer for Best Original Score at the 74th Golden Globe Awards for his work on Hidden Figures, and a BAFTA Award and Grammy Award for Blade Runner 2049. In 2020, he was nominated as ‘Film Composer of the Year’ in the World Soundtrack Awards for the second consecutive year.

Benjamin Wallfisch

OPINION

I loved the movie “The Invisible Man” (10/10) that you can read a full review of here, but I probably shouldn’t review soundtracks, since I listen to them in the same way I listen to Dark Ambient. I want to be able to just close my eyes and that the soundscape takes me on a journey of darkness and apocalypse. I don’t want to see the movie the soundtrack was made for in front of me, but my visions. With that said, this is hauntingly beautiful. I can’t say it gives me any “dark visions”, but simply beautiful. Track 1 & 2 have some distorted parts I could have done without. Track 7, “Attack”, is just that … a full on attack of distortion from the start and that works for me better than the previous early tracks.

Towards the end, we get one of my favourite tracks “He’s behind you”, a paranoia-piece that really makes you feel like someone is following you. On my to-do-list I must take a walk through a forest at night with this in my headphones to see if I can take it.

“House fight” comes right after, and is another favourite. Part calm and dark, part chaos and distortion.

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