Saturday, December 19, 2015

SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: Steamboy by Steve Jablonsky

Steve Jablonsky composes a wonderful animated film in the infamous Media Venture tradition. If you're a fan of Zimmer's, Gregson-Williams and Powell's work on animated films, you'll love this one.

A few of the highlight tracks include:

"The Chase" is where Ray's theme is played at a fast pace against the clanking of sticks.

"Fly in the Sky" is where Ray's theme is played boldly as Ray uses the steam pack to go rescue his friend from the giant, flying fortress.

"Collapse and Rescue" is the longest track of the album and most recognizable as being pulled from Zimmer's Pearl Harbor score. Although the variations of the track are similar to Zimmer's, this song is played to increase tension during the destruction of the fortress thing.

"Ray's Theme" is, well, Ray's theme. It's a nice little melody to close the album.

The rest of the score is good too just that the tracks above are the ones that stood out for me.

If you're a collector of Media Venture scores for animated flicks, get this one. The import version is pricey but the track list is no different from the commercial release. The only difference is the album artwork. You decide if the import worth twice or more than the asking price for the commercial album release.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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