Orphan [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Producer Joel Silver enlisted veteran film composer John Ottman to score Jaume Serra's film Orphan. The pair has worked together before on House of Wax. Interestingly, since the film is a very psychological and nightmarish drama -- one would hesitate to call it a "horror" film in the vernacular sense of the word, the score presented some interesting, and more than likely compelling puzzles for Ottman. For budgetary reasons it seems, instead of merely an orchestral score he used the heavy presence of synthesizers. These cues are threaded with them but never feel overwhelmed. The feel from the opening moments of this score is uncomfortable yet oddly seductive. There are no ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Producer Joel Silver enlisted veteran film composer John Ottman to score Jaume Serra's film Orphan. The pair has worked together before on House of Wax. Interestingly, since the film is a very psychological and nightmarish drama -- one would hesitate to call it a "horror" film in the vernacular sense of the word, the score presented some interesting, and more than likely compelling puzzles for Ottman. For budgetary reasons it seems, instead of merely an orchestral score he used the heavy presence of synthesizers. These cues are threaded with them but never feel overwhelmed. The feel from the opening moments of this score is uncomfortable yet oddly seductive. There are no overly swelling cues that beat you over the head until you submit to the obvious. The music is far more suggestive and evocative than this. The cues shimmer and twist, they can turn suddenly and leave the listener a bit disoriented, but always wanting to hear more. Apparently the composer never intended the music for Orphan to be a conventional CD release, but the studio powers that be insisted and they were right. This is a stand-up piece of music all on its own.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206698121
  • Catalog Number: 066981

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Ottman Primary Artist, Track Performer
Jimmy Durante Vocals
Mark Sayfritz Track Performer
Krystle Warren Vocals
Isabelle Fuhrman Vocals
Orphanesta Ensemble
Pablo Heisenberg Conductor
Reuben Panini Piano
Ruben Panini Piano
Orphanesta Ensemble
Technical Credits
Andy Ross Executive Producer
Reed Ruddy Engineering
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Tony Dixon Mastering
Mark Sayfritz Composer, Producer
Nick Marion Taylor Mastering
John Ottman Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Nick Taylor Mastering
William J. Hill Composer
Reuben Panini Orchestration
Kristopher Gee Composer
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