Colin Towns

The Puppet Masters [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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The Puppet Masters eschews the sledgehammer electronics epidemic throughout mid-'90s sci-fi scoring in favor of old-fashioned virtues like mood and atmosphere -- a most welcome break from the norm. Colin Towns' vividly alien soundscapes perfectly complement the genre in question, conjuring mystery and suspense from a minimum of creative elements -- not a note or instrument is superfluous. What's particularly impressive about The Puppet Masters is its obvious respect for the listener's intelligence -- instead of bludgeoning it interacts, posing more questions than answers and inspiring the imagination to fill in the blanks.

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