Tuesday 6 December 2016

Music: Norwegian Wood OST by Jonny Greenwood ***

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Published 04/03/2011 | 05:00

When not teasing his fans with a new album whose existence is announced just days before release, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is earning a reputation as a movie soundtrack composer to be reckoned with.

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His score for There Will Be Blood is among the most powerful of the past decade and he has just signed up for We Need to Talk About Kevin. In the meantime, he has created an evocative, and frequently plaintive score for the forthcoming film from Haruki Murakami's bittersweet novel Norwegian Wood.

The music hereis far more understated than There Will Be Blood was, but this soundtrack album jars somewhat by the inclusion of three tracks from 70s Krautrockers, Can. Still, as an advertisement for Greenwood's gifts, it's difficult to fault.

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