Steve Moore

The Mind's Eye [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Zombi co-founder Steve Moore composed the score for The Mind's Eye, which is not a reboot of the popular series of cheesy computer animation videos from the early '90s, but rather a telekinesis-themed horror film. Director Joe Begos has been a major Zombi fan for years and always wanted to have Moore provide the soundtrack to one of his films, and it's immediately obvious that he was the perfect choice for this one. Compared to Moore's previous soundtrack, Cub, The Mind's Eye is a similar blend of Berlin School-inspired cosmic synthesizer sequencing and John Carpenter-worthy suspense, but this score is far more ambitious, clocking in at nearly 75 minutes and spanning 30 tracks. Considering how long the score is, Moore thankfully doesn't just stick to endless variations on one theme. The pieces are wildly unpredictable, incorporating oblong time signature and frequently dropping out and moving in different, unexpected directions. Only for a few sporadic moments does the music seem to signal a vicious attack, and these are expertly paced throughout the score. Tracks such as "The Shot" and "I Trust Her So Much" gradually get faster and more intense, making great use of pounding drums and flanging effects, and signaling oncoming doom. "Injections" is a bit more melodic and theme-like, and it also gets heavier and more anxious before suddenly dropping off to an eerie drift. "Goodbye" is appropriately sad and tearful, starting out calm and crystalline before a slow, suspenseful beat kicks in near the end. Only near the end of the score do things get more bombastic and triumphant, with "This Ends Now" featuring sharp horns and more orchestral-sounding percussion. Without question, The Mind's Eye is Moore's best soundtrack to date, and it might just be the most accomplished work in his entire, sprawling discography.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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3 02:39 Amazon
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6 02:49 Amazon
7 04:18 Amazon
8 03:02 Amazon
9 01:57 Amazon
10 02:12 Amazon
11 00:48 Amazon
12 02:27 Amazon
13 02:41 Amazon
14 01:33 Amazon
15 01:57 Amazon
16 02:15 Amazon
17 02:40 Amazon
18 01:26 Amazon
19 05:22 Amazon
20 02:58 Amazon
21 02:41 Amazon
22 01:40 Amazon
23 02:03 Amazon
24 04:13 Amazon
25 01:45 Amazon
26 04:01 Amazon
27 02:22 Amazon
28 02:01 Amazon
29 01:21 Amazon
30 01:12 Amazon
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