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  • Summary: The second release for the British electronic duo is an instrumental album inspired by Stanley Kubrick's films.
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  • Record Label: San Quentin
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen, Film Music, Orchestral
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    80
    Kubrick is an ambitious project, but one that works just perfectly as a showcase for the wonderful songwriting and compositional skills of Machin and Glover. It proves, as if it were ever in doubt, that their strength lies not in the skills of their collaborators, but in their music and ideas.
  2. Dec 9, 2015
    70
    Named for characters from these films, the Soulsavers aimed to capture the emotion and atmosphere of each one. What results is, oddly enough, a lush work of gorgeous beauty for such dense and oftentimes disturbing movies.
  3. Uncut
    Dec 9, 2015
    60
    The musical themes are narrow and somewhat repetitive but Kubrick duly delivers on atmosphere. [Jan 2016, p.80]
  4. Q Magazine
    Dec 9, 2015
    60
    It loses its way from time to time and the eagerly anticipated Hal noodles when it should inspire. But when strings soar against clattering drums on Dax, the effect is mesmerising. [Jan 2016, p.113]
  5. Mojo
    Dec 9, 2015
    60
    Redolent of soundtrack ace Danny Elfman, if Kubrick is a pitch for work in cinema it's a sound move. [Jan 2016, p.94]
  6. Dec 14, 2015
    60
    Entirely instrumental, all woodwinds and strings, it is a sumptuous, often soothing set but too one-paced to be transportive.
  7. Jan 27, 2016
    40
    While it’s certainly soundtrack material, anyone with good taste would, for instance, go for the original Strauss and Ligeti over this album’s Hollywood light music take on Hal… and dare we say it, anyone with good taste should know not to attempt the latter.
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