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The Odyssey: 2005 - 2012 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


Composer: Antonio Pinto and Dudu Aram
Lakeshore Records
RRP: £13.99
Available 03 July 2012

The Odyssey was commissioned especially for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Hackney-born Asif Kapadia combines epic aerial images with the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from winning the bid in 2005 to the 2012 Olympics...

Fantastic! Not only will our news be full of nothing by Olympic Games coverage, but now there's even a documentary film charting the build up to the event - from winning the bid (if you can call being saddled with a huge debt as the cost of construction spirals out of all control "winning") to the final opening of the 2012 Olympics. Personally, I'd rather watch a documentary that started after the Olympics close and we witness the facilities finally falling into disrepair. Or maybe a humorous look at all those foolish enough to buy flats in the hope they could make a quick buck.

Composers Antonio Pinto and Dudu Aram deliver a rather odd, and very annoying modern score. I listened to it several times, and in the end I just wanted it all to stop. Maybe, tripping balls, this would be listenable at a rave, but listening to it in isolation is a painful experience.

Pinto and Aram's score wonderfully captures the dull build up to what will be an event that most cynical Brits will try and avoid like the plague.


Darren Rea

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