Elektra [Original Motion Picture Score]

Elektra [Original Motion Picture Score]

by Christophe Beck
     
 

Elektra, the film based on the Marvel comic, follows a heroine who's been called "a lethal synthesis of grace and power" -- a description that fits the music on this soundtrack just as readily. Evanescence's "Breathe No More," previously only available as a live track, is a perfect example of that dichotomy, blending, as it does,See more details below

Overview

Elektra, the film based on the Marvel comic, follows a heroine who's been called "a lethal synthesis of grace and power" -- a description that fits the music on this soundtrack just as readily. Evanescence's "Breathe No More," previously only available as a live track, is a perfect example of that dichotomy, blending, as it does, Amy Lee's seething vocals and her bandmates' raging rhythmic retorts. On a similar note, Taking Back Sunday's "Your Own Disaster" captures the sort of vivid isolation that's attributed to the character Jennifer Garner portrays on the big screen, combining steely resolve and inner tumult with energy to spare. Those tracks are among the best of the passel of entirely unreleased songs on the soundtrack, but there are plenty of other interesting inclusions, such as a remix of Finger Eleven's "Thousand Mile Wish" -- presented here in a version that's eerier and more atmospheric than the original -- and Jet's "Hey Kids," which ranks as the set's most unabashedly upbeat track. All in all, Elektra is fun, fast, and furious, and you need not have cracked the comic in order to enjoy it.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Christopher Beck (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) expands on his small-screen sound with the big-budget Jennifer Garner action film Elektra. Beck capably fuses Asian-inspired percussion, atmospheric programming and tense keyboard motifs into a serviceable score that is as effortless as it is forgettable. Emotional moments are carried by the usual low sustained note with soft piano, and action sequences are appropriately choppy and tense with the occasional slide into goth rock territory -- much like Underworld or X-Files soundtracks. Fans of video game music will find Elektra familiar and well-executed, but the overall atmosphere is lost without any kind of visual accompaniment, resulting in an experience that, when left to its own devices, goes in one ear and out the other.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206663327
catalogNumber:
066633

Tracks

  1. Main Title  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  2. DeMarco's End  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  3. Ferry Crossing  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  4. Insomnia  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  5. Ninjas  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  6. The Hand  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  7. Gnarly Gongs  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  8. Stick  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  9. Just Sit Quietly  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  10. The Kiss  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  11. Escape from McCabe's (Beck / Kliesch)  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  12. Tattoo  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  13. The Forest  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  14. Wolf Run  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  15. Typhoid  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  16. Just a Girl  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  17. Homecoming  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  18. Candle Trick  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  19. Kirigi  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  20. Hedge Maze Brawl  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  21. Elektra's Second Life  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christophe Beck   Primary Artist
Steve Kujala   Flute,Group Member
Jim Walker   Flute,Group Member
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Group Member
Richard Todd   Horn,Group Member
Richard Altenbach   Violin,Group Member
Phil Ayling   Oboe,Group Member
Robert Becker   Viola,Group Member
William Booth   Trombone,Group Member
Jacqueline Brand   Violin,Group Member
Darius Campo   Violin,Group Member
Vinnie Colaiuta   Percussion,Group Member
Mathew Cooker   Cello,Group Member
Wade Culbreath   Percussion,Group Member
Douglas Davis   Cello,Group Member
Brian Dembow   Viola,Group Member
Joel Derouin   Violin,Group Member
Stephen Erdody   Cello,Group Member
Christine Ermacoff   Cello,Group Member
Alan Estes   Percussion,Group Member
Michael Fisher   Percussion,Group Member
Rick Gerding   Viola,Group Member
Endre Granat   Violin,Concert Master,Group Member
Daniel Greco   Percussion,Group Member
Clayton Haslop   Violin,Group Member
Todd Hemmenway   Cello,Group Member
James Kanter   Clarinet,Group Member
Alan Kaplan   Trombone,Group Member
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello,Group Member
Brian Kilgore   Percussion,Group Member
Miran Kojian   Violin,Group Member
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello,Group Member
Michael Lang   Keyboards,Group Member
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin,Group Member
Dane Little   Cello,Group Member
Charles Loper   Trombone,Group Member
David Low   Cello,Group Member
Warren Luening   Trumpet,Group Member
Rene Mandel   Violin,Group Member
Malcolm McNabb   Trumpet,Group Member
Edward Meares   Bass,Group Member
Bruce Morgenthaler   Bass,Group Member
Yvonne S. Moriarty   Horn,Group Member
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe,Group Member
Robin Olson   Violin,Group Member
Simon Oswell   Viola,Group Member
Katia Popov   Violin,Group Member
Jay Rosen   Violin,Group Member
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin,Group Member
Geri Rotella   Flute,Group Member
David Shostac   Flute,Group Member
Kurt Snyder   Horn,Group Member
Kevan Torfeh   Cello,Group Member
Cecilia Tsan   Cello,Group Member
Miwako Watanabe   Violin,Group Member
Roger Wilkie   Violin,Group Member
Evan Wilson   Viola,Group Member
Ken Yerke   Violin,Group Member
Marcia Dickstein   Harp,Group Member
Peter Limonick   Percussion,Group Member
Andrew Shulman   Cello,Group Member
Sebastian Toettcher   Cello,Group Member
Donald Williams   Percussion,Group Member
Drew Dembowski   Bass,Group Member
Susan Ranney   Bass,Group Member
Peter Doubrovsky   Bass,Group Member
Lisa Sutton   Violin,Group Member
Bryan Carrigan   Sampling
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone,Group Member
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet,Group Member
Christian Kollgaard   Bass,Group Member
Timothy Landauer   Cello,Group Member
Rafael Rishik   Violin,Group Member
Nico Abondolo   Bass,Group Member
Chris Bleth   Oboe,Group Member
Shawn Mann   Viola,Group Member
Darrin McCann   Viola,Group Member
Sara Parkins   Violin,Group Member
Antony Cooke   Cello,Group Member
Hershberger   Violin,Group Member
David Washburn   Trumpet,Group Member
John A. Reynolds   Horn,Group Member
David Parmeter   Bass,Group Member
Keith Greene   Viola,Group Member
Emily Bernstein   Clarinet,Group Member
Irina Voloshina   Violin,Group Member
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin,Group Member
Roberto Cani   Violin,Group Member
Michael Valerio   Bass,Group Member
Trevor Handy   Cello,Group Member
Oscar Hidalgo   Bass,Group Member
Thomas Dienner   Viola,Group Member
Liane Mautner   Violin,Group Member
Sarah Thornblade   Violin,Group Member
Heath Clark   Flute,Group Member
Ralph Williams   Clarinet,Group Member
Aimee Kreston   Violin,Group Member
Eric J. Hosler   Violin,Group Member
Gregory Goodall   Percussion,Group Member
Phillip Yao   Horn,Group Member
Dave Walther   Viola,Group Member
Ana Landauer   Violin,Group Member
Sungil Lee   Violin,Group Member
Shanti Randall   Viola,Group Member
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Shalini Vijayan   Violin,Group Member
Lorenz Gamma   Violin,Group Member
Andrew Malloy   Trombone,Group Member
Steven Roberts   Clarinet,Group Member
Julia Ann Gigante   Violin,Group Member
Steve Richards   Cello,Group Member
Jeanne Skrocki Evans   Violin,Group Member
Mark Kilian   Sampling
Tiffany Yi Hu   Violin,Group Member
Alex Iles   Trombone,Group Member
Karen Van Sant   Viola,Group Member
Donald Ferrone   Bass,Group Member
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola,Group Member
Michael Nowak   Conductor
David Duke   Horn,Group Member
James Thatcher   Horn,Group Member
Phillip Levy   Violin,Group Member
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon,Group Member
Marlow Fisher   Viola,Group Member
Paul Cohen   Cello,Group Member
Steven Edelman   Bass,Group Member
Franklyn D'Antonio   Violin,Group Member
Songa Lee-Kitto   Violin,Group Member
Marc Sazer   Violin,Group Member
Steven Becknell   Horn,Group Member
Tamara Hatwan   Violin,Group Member
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp,Group Member
Mario de León   Violin,Group Member
Matthew Funes   Viola,Group Member
David H. Speltz   Cello,Group Member
Kate Reddish   Viola,Group Member
Jon Lewis   Trumpet,Group Member
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon,Group Member
Kevin Connolly   Violin,Group Member
Brian O'Connor   Horn,Group Member

Technical Credits

Richard E. Grant   Auricle Programming
Rene Mandel   Principal
John Rodd   Engineer,Engineering
Bill Talbott   Engineering
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Dave Collins   Mastering
Bryan Carrigan   Programming,Sample Programming,Sample Engineering
Casey Stone   Engineer,Engineering
Richard Bronskill   Orchestration
Jason Lloyd   Stage Manager
Traci Dallas Opdahl   Music Business Affairs
Sean Dougall   Score Coordinator
Mark Kilian   Programming,Sample Programming,Sample Engineering
Kevin Kliesch   Composer,Orchestration
Jason Talbott   Engineer
Christophe Beck   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Dale Melidosian   Music Business Affairs
John Pryce-Jones   Music Business Affairs
Richard Grant   Auricle Programming

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