|1. Playground Love (With Gordon Tracks)|
|2. Clouds Up|
|3. Bathroom Girl|
|4. Cemetary Party|
|5. Dark Messages|
|6. The Word Hurricane|
|7. Dirty Trip|
|8. Highschool Lover|
|9. Afternoon Sister|
|10. Ghost Song|
|11. Empty House|
|12. Dead Bodies|
|13. Suicide Underground|
Sort of like 10,000 hertz legend, this album has the dark undertones which are just SO not "moon safari." However, if you can get yourself into the brooding tone, you can really enjoy the haunting, melodious tracks which were the background for five beautiful girls killing themselves.
In all seriousness, Air fans will appreciate this. People who have only listened to Moon Safari might be taken a bit aback by this, but the same could be said for 10khz legend, which was superb.
A half star taken off for not being as good as 10khz legend, and another half star taken off for being rather short.
I had heard Air before ("Moon Safari," "Premier Symptomes," "10,000 Hz Legend") and only saw flashes of brilliance amidst hours of blah. That said, I didn't give this score a chance and wouldn't have had I not watched the movie...
But I did watch the movie, and I couldn't help but get Air's score afterwards.
What I don't understand is that this release is the only thing in the Air catalog worth anything, and yet it's flat out amazing. I can't fathom how this and their other albums could have come from the same duo.
If you like calm, dark, relaxing music, this is perfect for you. The same is true for fans of Tosca, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Portishead, Massive Attack, Amon Tobin, and others. But the "Virgin Suicides Score" is darker and slower than any of those. I just hope that Air stays on this path in the future, making beautiful soundscapes like these for years to come.