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Fall On Your Sword's "Another Earth" Reviewed

Fall On Your Sword is an electronic duo, Will Bates, the brains behind "Shatner Of The Mount" (which has to be seen to be heard) and former LCD Soundsystem's Philip Mossman, and "Another Earth" is the soundtrack of one of the best indie movies I've seen in years.

The movie is about the locating of an Earth 2 -a duplicate Earth identical in every way, including people, with Earth 1. Surrounding and enlarging this story a tragedy occurs.

The soundtrack, which I first heard before seeing the movie, is more than incidental music: without the images, it is an electronic, synth induced ambient, working on you behind the scenes. The main theme, is jittery and haunting, it makes you anxious and nervous, like a caffeine jag. In context, it is leading to a major disaster and deus ex machina of the entire plot. The tenseness makes perfect sense.

The other big composition is "Rhoda's theme" with sounds effecting like a chorale of angst against a blippy note by note synth and there is something other gods like, maybe I mean, other worldly.

This is all written for the movie, but we live in the Eno age, where music can also be there on a subconscious level. The violins on "Rhoda's Theme" are like her raw nerves scrapping against the background. Around the three quarter mark there is a Sonatina in D Minor by Phaedon Papadopolous (the movie's production manager) that works like a love song in the movie and on the album seems like a distracted return man made instruments The very next composition seems to tug you back into this very strange reality.

If you are given to sound where music seems to emerge, "Another World"  will do it. If you love ambient music, this will do it. And if you love the movie anywhere near to the amount I did, this will do it.

Grade: A-

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