FAITH No More frontman and sonic experimentalist Mike Patton’s soundtrack to recent big screen release The Place Beyond The Pines is almost eerily exact at what it does.
The soundtrack is a brooding, scene-setting, cinematic collection, spilling over with atmosphere and tension.
As a soundtrack to a cerebral crime drama, it’s perfect.
Sadly, even with a few selected songs from the likes of Bon Iver and The Crying Shames tacked on the end, as an album to stick on in your car or at home, it just doesn’t work – you’re better off heading to the flicks to get the complete picture.
YOU get the impression that Think Bigger is not just an album title for Cosmo Jarvis – it’s a mission statement.
The fearsomely talented musician released this, his third album and career-best effort, last November – but now he’s given it a reboot in the form of a special edition.
So not only do you get the eclectic, original musical work of the LP, you also get a DVD of Jarvis’s feature film, the black comedy The Naughty Room, plus the film’s soudtrack.
In Cosmo’s words, his new film is: “Mainly about parenting, as well as taking responsibility to better yourself. The hardest part of making this film was not being older. People just don’t want to deal with you in a professional manner if you’re young.
“But truly the worst part was hearing Steven Spielberg was up on the Dartmoor, our local beauty spot, making ‘War Horse’ at the same time with a full Hollywood production whilst we had one camera and a Volkswagen Golf.”
Not that these problems held this recently-released compilation of creative work back – with Jarvis, it’s clearly the thought that counts.