After completing my review of Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers, I jumped right into the soundtrack. This collection of Jazz, Caribbean, Classical and Indie Rock; although very different from track to track, is smoothly consistant in its transitions.
Ethiopian composer and musician Mulatu Astatke has put together a smooth collection of hypnotic western style jazz pieces which will certainly aid as bed music on any dinner at home date.
Educated and artistic listeners will appreciate Gabriel Faur√É¬©’s Requiem, Op.48 (Pie Jesu), Dopesmoker performed by Sleep and the interlacing of Astatke.
“There is an end” is the first track preformed by The Greenhornes with Holly Golightly, a 007 sound -when Sheryl Crow did the theme- which does a good job of setting the tone of the entire compilation.
The best adjectives I can use to describe this soundtrack are:
- smooth, oh so smooth
I’ve been listening to this all day at work -shhhhh- and it has been great for curing the Monday sluggishness. Truly a good listen from start to finish.