Featured Artist: Brian Citro & Charles Gorczynski
CD Title: The Door
Record Label: Dreamfast Cinema
Acoustic guitar, saxophone and electronic media and effects go into
the production of The Door by Brian Citro and Charles Gorczynski.
The CD is a soundtrack to the Bruce Woods film of the same name.
The composers of the music, Citro and Gorczynski, wrote from the
script of the film. Each track was created to illustrate a scene
or theme in the movie. The music tells the story through its imagery.
The composers have created diverse emotions through the music.
Excitement, suspense, mystery, fear and joy all come through at
various points in the twenty one tracks of the album.
With song titles such as Improvisation 1 through to Improvisation 12
and Circle One through to Circle Three, its quite obvious that
originality with song titles was not a priority. Creating mood music
was high on the agenda and they have succeeded in doing just that. The
music plays straight ahead with minimal amounts of abstract themes.
That would have aided in maintaining interest if played only in a
listening mode. The moody, blues feel prevalent in many tunes creates
the melancholy tone and texture that illustrates components of the
The sound quality of the CD is of a high quality. The musicians play
well, there are some really nice saxophone lines, interesting
percussion and lots of funky electronic effects. On one of the
longest tracks of the CD Shine at seven minutes in length, you
would think that the verse is looped. At about the half way point
of the track, the same rhythmic melody continues and will continue
to approximately the end of the track with very little variance.
As a background to a movie, this soundtrack will definitely work.
Your focus is on the characters or the action of the scene. The
musical imagery playing repetitively in the background adds to
the overall content of the movie. As a stand-alone musical project,
I would have to say without reservation, check out the movie.
Record Label Website: http://www.dreamfastcinema.com
Reviewed by: Paul J. Youngman