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Z & S Storm
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Anthony Chue
Label: Plaza Mayor Company Ltd
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 08 May 2020

Plaza Mayor Company release the soundtrack for two Hong Kong crime thrillers Z Storm and S Storm. The albums feature the original music composed by Anthony Chue. Z Storm revolves around the biggest financial fraud attempted in Hong Kong, while S Storm sees a team at ICAC set up to investigate irregularities in soccer official betting in Hong Kong before a suspect is assassinated…

Anthony Chue delivers a score for these two movies which is hard hitting, whilst being full of intricate themes and lots of little moments of ingenuity. It's a score that feels natural as well as acting wonderfully as background music. Yes there are plenty of music cues, but to be fair they never feel like the usual going nowhere pieces of music designed to be dropped in anywhere.

The album is split into two halves, one for each movie, obviously. coming in at 28 tracks (48 min, 39 sec). It's an electronic score which is so well produced that for the majority of the time you'll forget is electronic. I was half convinced that it was an orchestral score with the occasional electronic element, and on some level you can be forgiven for thinking this as there appears to be the occasional real instrument thrown into the mix.

It's a wonderfully diverse collection of themes, maybe a few too many music cues for some, but still a worthwhile addition to your soundtrack collection.


Darren Rea

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