Genre/Influences: Soundtrack, experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Earthset is an Italian combo active since 2012. They previously released the debut album “In A State Of Altered Unconsciousness” (2015) and the EP “Popism” (2017). They next were assigned the mute film “L’Uomo Meccanico”(Italy-France 1921), which was a silent movie with a special history I can only advise to discover.
Content: From start on you directly notice the typical soundtrack approach. The songs remain instrumental edits revealing a mysterious atmosphere like being written for a ‘film noir’. The guitar playing is somewhat experimental while the bass guitar and drums both are a little less in the background. Some parts make me think of a sort of controlled cacophony.
+ + + : I think the composing process of this album must have been something special. Earthset has for sure achieved something very special. This work is probably a dream that came true and the least I can say is that this soundtrack has something particular. It definitely sounds like pure soundtrack music, but it’s hard to grasp, which makes the originality of the work.
– – – : I’m afraid this is an album you have to discover together with the movie. Without visual content it definitely loses a bit of its effect. It sometimes feels like disharmony and pure chaos. None of the songs is really exploding so in the end it becomes a bit boring.
Conclusion: I can’t say this soundtrack has made me curious to watch the movie.
Best songs: “Cap VI – La Fuga”, “Cap 1 – Preludio”.