Edward Shearmur's score for K-Pax appropriately combines orchestral pieces with electronic music so as to match the fanciful tone of a film about a mental patient (played by Kevin Spacey) who claims to be from another planet and his psychiatrist (Jeff Bridges). But a solo piano-like sound, playing slow, introspective single-note melodies, is the primary musical element, the piano backed by haunting synthesized sounds on a cue such as "Good Morning Bess." The result is a soundtrack that works as an ambient/new age album much of the time, as well as providing a souvenir to the film.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann
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