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  • Summary: The soundtrack for the short horror film Massachusetts electronic duo Boy Harsher also wrote and directed features guest appearances from Cooper B. Handy (aka Lucy) and Mariana Saldaña of BOAN.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Its darkwave soundtrack is all the more sinister, sexy and thrilling for having visuals set to the sound.
  2. Feb 2, 2022
    There's a fine line drawn between pastiche and surefire songwriting, and the group straddle it deftly.
  3. Feb 9, 2022
    While the stand-alone OST might lack this overt humor [of the film's end credits], what it doesn’t lack is the film’s personality and intrigue. I’m left hoping there’s a continuation of The Runner’s story and its sound-world too.
  4. Feb 2, 2022
    Part retro-inspired horror score, part dance record, and part avant-pop promise of more to come, The Runner (Original Soundtrack) is a fun, chilling, and nostalgic achievement for Boy Harsher.
  5. 70
    It seems they're traversing into territory that may feel foreign at times. Still, each project, especially The Runner, has seen them remain true to who they are and the music they make while still managing to add a new dimension and layer of complexity to their story and vision.
  6. Feb 2, 2022
    In The Runner, Boy Harsher deliver variety for new listeners and for devoted fans, something new so they can continue to experience the band live but safe behind the big screen.
  7. Feb 2, 2022
    The soundtrack succeeds with taut moments of electronic beauty, but it just as quickly slips into a frustrating, self-defeating insularity. While the precise formula of Boy Harsher’s music hasn’t faltered, The Runner’s soundtrack lacks drive, or a deeper expansion of their sound: It feels more like the musical equivalent of an engine idling.