Composer Deborah Lurie's score for animator/director Shane Acker's apocalyptic (and animated) fantasy adventure 9, dutifully complements the film's grim (yet oddly hopeful) premise of an alternate world where a small band of rag dolls attempts to rescue civilization from the machines bent on destroying it. Lurie, with a little help from Danny Elfman, with whom she has collaborated in the past as an arranger/orchestrator for Charlotte's Web and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, fills the world of 9 with dark orchestral wonder peppered with the occasional ray of sunshine that suggests a heavy childhood diet of John Williams scores. The soundtrack concludes with "Welcome Home," a track from progressive metal outfit Coheed and Cambria's 2005 album Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness, which was initially tagged onto the film's trailer.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger
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