Zero Dark Thirty [OST] (CD)


Alexandre Desplat

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Amoeba Review

01/07/2013

Composer Alexandre Desplat’s soundtrack for Zero Dark Thirty will hopefully get the same kind of accolades its accompanying film has received. Desplat, who also soundtracked the Oscar-winning The King’s Speech and this year’s similarly well-received Argo, among many others, dials down the volume while pushing the intensity. There’s a striking subtlety and variety here, in the jazz-inflected “Drive to Embassy,” which gives way to the spare, industrial “Bombings,” leading into the synthesized Eastern tonalities of “Ammar.” “Seals Take Off” is terrifically tense, its strings and horn blasts breathing air into a claustrophobic score. A dark bassline moves “Preparation for Attack” into epic territory, while “Balawi” is elegiac, with a beautiful, mournful vocal. The blend of real and synthesized sounds, in addition to the foreboding, contemplative quality to the Desplat’s score, serve as an appropriate backdrop to the film, about the 10-year search for Osama Bin Laden, as well as a stunning piece of music in its own right.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Flight To Compound
Alexandre Desplat 05:07
2.
Drive To Embassy
Alexandre Desplat 01:44
3.
Bombings
Alexandre Desplat 02:44
4.
Ammar
Alexandre Desplat 04:06
5.
Monkeys
Alexandre Desplat 02:59
6.
Northern Territories
Alexandre Desplat 03:46
7.
Seals Take Off
Alexandre Desplat 02:34
8.
21 Days
Alexandre Desplat 02:04
9.
Preparation For Attack
Alexandre Desplat 01:45
10.
Balawi
Alexandre Desplat 03:15
11.
Dead End
Alexandre Desplat 03:26
12.
Maya On Plane
Alexandre Desplat 03:59
13.
Area 51
Alexandre Desplat 01:42
14.
Tracking Calls
Alexandre Desplat 03:46
15.
Picket Lines
Alexandre Desplat 03:03
16.
Towers
Alexandre Desplat 02:02
17.
Chopper
Alexandre Desplat 01:48
18.
Back To Base
Alexandre Desplat 02:41

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