Resident Evil: Afterlife – Soundtrack12.09.10 # Soundtrack # 39 Comments
The Resident Evil: Afterlife soundtrack. Here you go film fans, another leery and desperately inept action horror shoot-em-up cry-from-boredom dear-god-who-is-financing-these-things type effort based on a video game, that looks like a video game, and is less scary than the video game it’s based on. A film which manages to make the end of the world as dull as an episode of Joey. Thank you very much Paul W.S. Anderson. I bet no-one thought Event Horizon was destined to become anyone’s unrivalled crowning achievement back in 1997, but there it is, sitting on his CV between Mortal Kombat (thank you once again, Paul, for your contribution to the popular arts) and Soldier (which even Kurt Russell doesn’t remember). This is one more artistic triumph that we can thank the utterly pointless technological “revolution” that is 3D for. The sales potential of a three dimensional scantily clad Milla Jovovich seems to be the only reason that anyone could have possibly green-lit this tosh.
The soundtrack to this creative abomination has been provided by tomandandy, a duo of composers who have previously provided the soundtracks to the remake of The Hills Have Eyes and Roger Avary’s debut feature, Killing Zoe. “At every turn, director Paul W. S. Anderson encouraged us to avoid cliché,” say the boys, which is rather like being advised on the dangers of abusing a position of power by Robert Mugabe. “He encouraged us to explore the edges of noise and modern sound synthesis… we developed an aggressive palette of heavily distorted sounds and complex metric structures”. Which is all very nice, except that the result sounds like a bad Nine Inch Nails album. Without the songs. It’s twenty tracks of thunderous clattering nu-metal noise. Tedious doesn’t describe it.
Their press release states that tomandandy have worked with Lou Reed, David Byrne, William Burroughs (que?), and Laurie Anderson. It doesn’t make clear what projects they worked on together, but I can only assume tomandandy make an exceptional cup of tea. Dreadful.
Resident Evil: Afterlife Soundtrack – Track List
1. Tokyo – Tomandandy (4:32)
2. Umbrella – Tomandandy (1:20)
3. Damage – Tomandandy (1:02)
4. Cutting – Tomandandy (1:12)
5. Twins – Tomandandy (1:47)
6. Exit – Tomandandy (0:47)
7. Far – Tomandandy (1:07)
8. Flying – Tomandandy (1:58)
9. Memory – Tomandandy (3:17)
10. Los Angeles – Tomandandy (2:09)
11. Binoculars – Tomandandy (2:53)
12. Prison – Tomandandy (1:58)
13. Discovery – Tomandandy (1:10)
14. Hatchet – Tomandandy (1:23)
15. Axe Man – Tomandandy (3:07)
16. Arcadia – Tomandandy (4:21)
17. Up – Tomandandy (1:39)
18. Party – Tomandandy (0:54)
19. Promise – Tomandandy (2:12)
20. Resident Evil Suite – Tomandandy (4:33)
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