Joseph LoDuca

Pay the Ghost [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Emmy winner Joseph LoDuca (Army of Darkness, TV's Xena: Warrior Princess) crafts dynamic musical accompaniment for the 2015 Nicolas Cage vehicle Pay the Ghost, a supernatural thriller about a father's search for his missing son. Drums, screeching strings, and needling mechanical squeaks set the stage right from the "Main Title." Frenetic, pitch-bending suspense follows with vocal interjections, brass, and manipulated percussive attacks that sound as if they're underwater and played backwards on the otherworldly "To the Portal." The saxophone and tuba romp "Fun House," the quirky "Halloween Band" tracks, the warped, throbbing "Can You Pay the Ghost," and the spacy, restrained electronics of "Trying to Reach Out/Reynolds Investigates" maintain LoDuca's music as a major character in the film, as is often the case when he's on board.

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