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Anyone overly familiar with the central Kronos Quartet played musical motif - as heard on every single sports trailer going back to before the before times - might be a little shocked at the industrial techno side of this album.
As befitting the style and themes of Darren Aronofsky's hugely impressive movie, it's wilfully repetitive and scouringly abrasive, Mansell using almost cheap sounding synth-sounds to offset the haunting beauty of the Kronos Quartet's strings and, I guess, remind us drugs are bad or something.
It's often an ugly soundtrack, and can get a LITTLE too over-familiar even on the first listen. But it's not made to be easy-listening, and as soundtracks go it's unusual, striking, and very dark.