Asesino’s Inocentes [Innocent Killers] is a Spanish comedy, crime movie released [in Spain] in July of this year. I have chosen to mention this score because it took me by surprise, pleasantly I might add. It’s by Spanish composer Pablo Cervantes who has done a lot of work in TV, documentaries, shorts and movies.
It is ludicrously easy to compare film scores to other works or scorists but in this case it’s not laziness, it’s a compliment as this fine soundtrack has serious Hermmannesque layers including dark & sinister tones and low strings of danger. In fact track 3, Asaltado [Assaulted] is strikingly similar to the shower scene in Psycho.
There are more atmospheric and prickly skin moments in measured cello’s and violins and muted brass which pull you into the orchestra which is going full tilt. Track 4: Quiero Morir-Dinero-Lo Matamos Nosotros in itself is a masterclass of orchestration and composition.
There is pace and punctuation in El Puente [Bridge] complete with driving kettle drums and chimes and it’s not until T12 Fin Jucio Enterro that calm descends with piano and oboe in a piece which tells us that the story has come to an end. There is no theme to follow in this score but there is a tenuous 8 note leitmotif throughout. The end comes with a beautiful, swelling cresendco. This is going to be a toughie trying to choose which track to play in Filmic!
Do not ignore this soundtrack, it’s a golden oasis in a somewhat parched year of orchestral scores.
1. ELIMINAR A QUIEN SUFRE
2. CITA CON ESPINOSA
4. QUIERO MORIR-DINERO-LO MATAMOS NOSOTROS
5. PRIMER INTENTO
6. ENTRANDO A PISO
7. EL PUENTE
8. RECORDANDO HERMANA
9. TENEMOS A TU PADRE-NO ESTAS SOLO
10. CONVERSACION TELEFONO Y HOSPITAL
11. DISCUSION EN EL BAR-PISTOLA
12. FIN JUCIO-ENTIERRO
13. ENDING CREDITS
14. ENDING CREDITS 2