BOXTROLLS ORIGINAL SCORE (DARIO MARIANELLI, ERIC IDLE)

BOXTROLLS ORIGINAL SCORE (DARIO MARIANELLI, ERIC IDLE) 3

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A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND:

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

THE TRACKS:

  1. The Unspeakable Has Happened (2:20)
  2. The Scavengers (2:26)
  3. The Boxtrolls Cavern (2:32)
  4. Eggs’ Music Box (1:50)
  5. Quattro Sabatino (2:38)
  6. One Busy Night (2:35)
  7. Rooftop Chase (1:38)
  8.  Broken Eggs (2:00)
  9. Cheesebridge Funfair (0:46)
  10. The Boxtrolls Song – Mark Orton (2:35)
  11. Snatcher And His Stooges (1:34)
  12. Allergic (4:51)
  13. To The Rescue (1:59)
  14. I’m Sure I Am Delicious (1:59)
  15. I Was Given To Them (2:53)
  16. What’s A Father? (1:31)
  17. Slap Waltz (2:28)
  18. Snatcher’s Dramatical Entrance (3:26)
  19. Look What You Did (3:45)
  20. Jelly! (4:11)
  21. Last Battle (3:43)
  22. Say Cheese (2:01)
  23. Little Boxes (2:36)
  24. Some Kids (3:03)
  25. Whole World (1:36)

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

“The Boxtrolls” is a film that I’ve anticipated for some time. I am a fan of Laika and I like what they have to offer. While I’m not familiar with the book upon which the film is based, it was nice to see Dario Marianelli work with such fun material. I’m used to hearing Marianelli’s work with the serious Joe Wright dramas. The film and the score feels very British, even though there are attempts to woo an American audience. More than anything, it feels like a fun throwback to the 80s era of kid cinema and its related tunes. I miss having catchy scores and easily identifiable themes for characters that take the stage.

Then, there’s the wonderful moments when Eric Idle gets to shine. Eric Idle’s lovely tunes are simple, but they manage to cut to the heart of what matters in a scene. I would’ve loved to have seen Eric Idle keep up the music in bigger films outside of the Pythons, but I’ll take what I can get. If you’re looking for major standout tracks, I’d lean towards Jelly, Broken Eggs and all of Eric Idle’s contributions. It’s an insane effort and one that I’ll recommend to all listeners.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

 

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