Album Review: Mike Patton – “From The Film and Inspired by the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers”
From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi)
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Record Label: Ipecac Recordings
Mike Patton has been scoring films for a few years now, such as for 2008′s A Perfect Place and 2009′s Crank: High Voltage. His latest effort, titled Music From The Film and Inspired By the Book The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi), is a 16-track album released via Ipecac Recordings.
Soundtracks are initially composed to support the imagery taking place on the screen, but when presented on their own they can become something entirely different. Patton has done an amazing job of creating a collection of work that stands out on its own. Each piece dynamically exploits sound and silence to create a unique sense of emotion and character. It’s no minor feat to successfully jump from using production techniques that require layers and layers of tracks to something more stripped down but just as powerful.
I recently read an interview with Patton where he describes his collection of film soundtracks. The more that he, along with his contemporaries like Trent Reznor and Maynard James Keenan, keep crating incredible film scores, the more my collection keeps growing as well.
05-Method Of Infinite Descent
19-Radius Of Convergence
29-The Snow Angel
43-Calculus Of Finite Differences
53-Weight Of Consequences (Quod Erat Demonstrandum)