ANON – Soundtrack Capsule Review

Anon

It is entirely conceivable that in the future there will be no privacy whatsoever. So it just might be conceivable that we could  be able to hack a human being. The Netflix movie Anon assumes it will.

When looking at the memories of a dead guy all that can be seen is the killers point of view and nothing else …. the corpse’s brain has been hacked! I love science fiction and with such a keen plot-line I was sold only to be massively disappointed when I found it’s on Netflix USA only. I guess the UK will get it at some point. But what I do have is the soundtrack which also sucked be in. The composer is Christopher Beck who has such a wide ranging list of soundtracks to his name.

 

 

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Christoph Beck  – christophebeck.com

 

There is a theme of sorts, more a developed mood which has a  kind of ennui oozing from it, an acceptance of the voyeuristic nature of the times, this is shown in a short 8 note piano refrain which follows through into the faster paced Mystery Woman.

Escalator Delusion is an electronic cue of back bass drums and flat noises designed for audial confusion. It then levels out into a pleasing, simple and meditative piece. The electronics continue in Subway Chase which has echoes of Blade Runner in the background (which is no bad thing).

The Plan slowly grows into an easy, smooth synth groove far removed from the deep, churning, fast paced Flame Brain ( one of the best cue names so far this year) which pulsates and then suddenly dies! Jealous Man very subtlety and cleverly hints at the 8 note motif once again but here it is dark and shivers in the background.

I arrive at Anon – End Titles from a neat circle of synth, well tempered cues. In fact the End Title could easily sit in a Cool Instrumentals playlist.

This score has a steadiness about it, no over the top action cues or distractions of any kind. It follows through, it has a harnessed mood which is wonderfully disconnecting but not to the degree that you can’t follow it. The synth work is superb creating a continued mood which I am sure must enhance the film greatly.

TRACKLIST

1. Theme from “Anon” (2:04)
2. Mystery Woman (1:37)
3. Escalator Delusion (1:41)
4. Reminiscence (2:09)
5. Subway Chase (1:38)
6. Altered Reality (1:19)
7. The Plan (3:45)
8. Permanently Retired (3:21)
9. Something Else To Erase (4:11)
10. A Father’s Lament (1:47)
11. Flame Brain (3:18)
12. Memory Destroyer (3:09)
13. Sal’s Elaborate Escape (3:51)
14. Jealous Man (3:39)
15. Restoration (1:20)
16. “Anon” End Titles (4:03)

Label: Filmtrax Ltd

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