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Recordings Of Music For Film Image
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  • Summary: Best known for his film career ("Buffalo '66," "Trouble Every Day"), actor Vincent Gallo has also released a low-fi indie rock album (2001's 'When') and scored several films. This 29-track effort compiles all of his previous recordings for various indie film soundtracks.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. This is an archive of surprises. And one of the surprises of the year. [#220, p.50]
  2. 70
    Largely spare and reflective throughout, Gallo's experimental compositions are intriguing, though the somber beauty of more straightforward pieces such as Buffalo '66's finale, "A Cold and Grey Summer Day," are far more satisfying.
  3. These sparse, haunting pieces evoke that bedroom-bound-genius mystique many songwriters futilely try to attain. [Sep 2002, p.84]
  4. 'Recordings…' might lack the obvious brilliance of his movie making, but it's more than just the dabblings of an enthusiastic amateur.
  5. It’s not essential listening by any means, but an interesting look into his working methods of previous years, nonetheless.
  6. 50
    These sparse, string-based scores straddle the line between wannabe ethereal and grainily earthy. [Jul 2002, p.106]
  7. It sounds like a home studio project, a whole album of ideas that sound almost-clever but go absolutely fucking nowhere.
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  1. IanR
    Jul 29, 2002
    2
    Pretentious nonsense from a self-proclaimed genius. He should stick to making his cod-artistic films that at least come with the advantage of Pretentious nonsense from a self-proclaimed genius. He should stick to making his cod-artistic films that at least come with the advantage of Christina Ricci wearing not a lot. Yawn. Expand