Composed by: Angelo Talocci and The Irresistible Johnsons
With Music from The Network By: Sébastien Damiani
Distributed by: MovieScore Media
Reviewed by Melissa Minners
In the Italian horror film Report 51, four friends find themselves stuck in the woods after their vehicle breaks down. What they witness that night prompts them to spend the night in a farmhouse near the site in an effort to perhaps get another glimpse of what they believe was a UFO. Unfortunately, what starts out as a fun adventure becomes the stuff of their nightmares.
The music of Report 51 was created by Angelo Talocci and The Irresistible Johnsons. Italian composer Angelo Talocci began studying classical music in 1975 before embarking on a composing career that has spanned decades and genre. The Report 51 Soundtrack is quite a diverse listen, featuring jazz (Bar), rock (Intro and Brushed Hearts) and goth (Suite, Trailer).
Also featured on this album is the score of The Network (La Rete), a twenty-two minute experimental thriller created by the same director. The music of this film was created by Sébastien Damiani, a French composer who started his musical career early, performing piano on stage at the age of twelve. After perfecting his piano skills at Conservatoire of Music in Nîmes, Damiani went on to perform internationally. Eventually discovering an interest in musical scores by such notable artists as John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone and more, Damiani decided to try his hand at composing with La Rete.
Unlike Report 51, La Rete is spooky - quite a bit darker than the tracks before it, featuring horror cues like strange electronic noises and dramatic orchestral and piano pieces. The music is dark and ominous and a bit unnerving if listened to on a dark night.
I'm not quite sure why these scores were put together, except for the fact that the films were created by the same director. In actuality, these films are completely different in style and form and so are their respective musical scores, making the listener scratch his/her head before they realize they are actually listening to two musical scores on the same album. The music is interesting, but I'm not quite sure I would spend my hard-earned money on the Report 51 Soundtrack.