Original Soundtrack

Riot [Original Soundtrack]

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From the folks who brought the world Stomp comes a soundtrack built out of found percussion (trash cans, wheel rims, pieces of metal, you name it.) Brits Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas are the composers and performers behind the project, blending their percussive approach to music with a few instruments and a few voices. The result is excellent, both in terms of songs such as "Brothers & Sisters" and in terms of film cues. The use of found percussion (with regular percussion sometimes mixed in) is surprisingly musical, providing the score with an otherworldly tone that can be both abrasive and subtle - Cresswell and McNicholas, both veterans of novelty act Pookiesnackenburger (England's equivalent of the Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band, and justly infamous for their Stiff Records single "Just One Cornetto") are both excellent performers. The album is filled out with a pair of cuts from Brotherhood From Anotherhood and L.V., both matching the high standard of the rest of the score.

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