Recordings Of Music For Film

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2002
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. The Wire
    90
    This is an archive of surprises. And one of the surprises of the year. [#220, p.50]
  2. 'Recordings…' might lack the obvious brilliance of his movie making, but it's more than just the dabblings of an enthusiastic amateur.
  3. 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.
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    These sparse, haunting pieces evoke that bedroom-bound-genius mystique many songwriters futilely try to attain. [Sep 2002, p.84]
  5. It’s not essential listening by any means, but an interesting look into his working methods of previous years, nonetheless.
  6. Uncut
    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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  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. Full Review »