The Night Has a Thousand Screams

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  • Summary: The music composed by Matt Hill was used at the 2012 Glasgow Film Festival for a screening of the 1982 horror film "Pieces."
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 17, 2012
    The Night Has a Thousand Screams dresses the oily synth ripples and murky bass lines of Hill's previous Umberto releases From The Grave... and Prophecy Of The Black Widow with glistening descant textures and rich analogue pulses, bringing a new shimmering elegance and profound foreboding to both his sound and, in the great tradition, the base source material. [Jan 2013, p.98]
  2. Uncut
    Dec 10, 2012
    The acid test of any recorded OST is its ability to stand independent of image and dialogue and on that count, Hill's latest as Umberto more than measures up. [Dec 2012, p.78]
  3. Dec 7, 2012
    Horror and dark electronics fanatics alike will put this one on repeat for days, but its very powerful specificity will likely cut out a swath of listeners not interested in either ravenously dedicated sub-genre.
  4. The Wire
    Dec 7, 2012
    It's cleaner sounding for a start--each track gleams like a freshly sharpened butcher's knife--and the sense of dynamics is rather more acute. [Nov 2012, p.70]
  5. Dec 7, 2012
    Umberto has created something which, despite being by its very nature incidental, is incredibly enveloping.
  6. Dec 7, 2012
    Hill's work is steadily gaining its own hue, and this album is a step toward a recognizable Umberto sound that won't instantly be tagged with all the influences he so adores.