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Richard Linklater
Dream is Destiny
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Graham Reynolds
Label: Lakeshore Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 05 August 2016

Lakeshore Records release Graham Reynolds's score for Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny. This documentary on the life and work of filmmaker, Richard Linklater is an unusual look at a fiercely independent style of filmmaking that gained momentum in the '80s/early '90s. It is an unconventional look at how Linklater’s films of that period, Slacker, Dazed and Confused and Before Sunrise, sparked a low budget, in your own backyard movement...

Graham Reynolds's score for Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny doesn't really hang together as a score of any merit. Stylistically it's all over the place - which may well suit the film perfectly, but listened to on its own merits it sounds incredibly dull and tedious.

There's little in the way of memorable themes, or any music of any substance. This is a score that will wash over you - to the point, you can probably put this on in the background and tune it out without any problem.

The album contains 12 tracks (33 min, 31 sec) and even though I've spent the best part of two weeks trying to get to know this score better, I'm no closer now than when I started.


Darren Rea

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