Delete Beach [OST]
The main theme – Delete Beach – is here on this EP in three forms, instrumental and with Japanese and English narration. In between these three themes are two interludes. The mix of strings and electronics, driving synths and alternations between beautiful wafts of sound and harsh abrasive cuts, that’s how this plays out across 28 minutes.
We open with the Japanese narration across the main theme – a brooding sense of unease, the machine-like abrasive cuts reminiscent of some of Junkie XL’s choices across the Mad Max reboot score. But in and around the harsher textures, and the softly-spoken, Japanese whisperings we get the waft of something musically meaningful and the beat and pulse slowly, surely arrive.
It’s Interlude 1 where the John Carpenter-esque synth-line meets with a hip-hop/electro rhythm before the instrumental version of the main theme takes on a crepuscular feel and mood.
Interlude 2 hints at the main theme’s feel and part of its motive before splitting off in another direction. And we conclude with the English-narration version of the theme. Here, 25 minutes after we started we get some ‘closure’ in a sense, some understanding. This score playing out as a mini movie in and of itself.
Long may Mica Levi continue on through these worlds. The understanding and depth shown across the movie score work is profound and moving. These are worlds in and of themselves.
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