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Chaos Theory [Soundtrack]

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Director Marcos Siega's Chaos Theory is not, as its title might suggest, an action or horror movie, but instead a domestic comedy/drama about an efficiency expert whose world is turned upside down when his wife sets his clock back ten minutes. The film attracted little attention when it opened in the U.S. in the spring of 2008 in only 11 theaters for only two weeks. It went on to DVD, of course, and Lakeshore Records has determined that the extent of interest its soundtrack arouses can be satisfied by an iTunes-only download release. The soundtrack consists of seven melodic pop/rock songs by four different bands and 16 cues from composer Gilad Benamram's score. Four of the songs are by the Damnwells, and two of those, "Say" and "Tonight & Forever," are previously unreleased. But all seven songs might as well be by the same band, since they are all sung by sensitive-seeming gruff vocalists. Benamram's music harks back to the '60s jazz/pop styles of Burt Bacharach and Henry Mancini, with individual instruments, often woodwinds, taking playful little motifs. Things turn a bit jazzier and more percussive in the last few cues, as the plot no doubt requires.

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