Jonny Greenwood - Norwegian Wood (OST)

A sombre affair
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Outside his day job with Radiohead, Greenwood has created quite a reputation within a more classical realm. Having written a number of soundtrack scores, he became Radio Three’s Composer In Residence in 2004. This latest piece of work is a sombre affair, mainly performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

There are interjections of bare guitar and three numbers by Can, adding a degree of bleakness. The problem with any soundtrack is that, in isolation, something gets lost and there’s no exception here, but it serves as a showcase for a virtuoso performer with the dexterity to excel within any discipline.

6/10

Words by TC


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