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Goblin - Patrick (OST) CD (album) cover




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2.72 | 22 ratings

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3 stars I've never seen the movie related to this soundtrack, apparently it's not an other bloody-thriller from Dario Argento but due to the musical score I can easily imagine that Patrick is not a romantic movie. In this release Goblin explores one more time epic creepy-soundscapes but their usual exotic groovy / catchy jazzy sound has almost gone in favour of a more electronic approach. Some pieces remind me late 70s Tangerine Dream's evocative electronic ambiences. Consequently this album is closer to a soundtrack as Buio Omega than something as Profondo Rosso or Suspiria written earlier. According to me Patrick is the creepiest and darkest album written by the band and remains a personal favourite because of the haunted, terror-like atmospheres delivered. The opening theme is a catchy, tense soundscape, for minimal keyboards arpeggios, dramatic synth lines and kitschy epic guitars, this is not very complex but rather efficient. Transmute is a semi-classical interlude for repetitive keyboards, groovy bass exercices and black-like electronic buzz. Vibrazioni is a moody, mini-epic electronic piece which develops a similar theme with the opening composition. Inventive dark ambiences despite that I regret the absence of the jazzy rockin' weirdness of the band. This album prefigures less interesting albums as Tenebre...
philippe | 3/5 |


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