Peitor Angell

The Velocity of Gary

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Comprising 27 brief cues, each markedly different from the others in terms of style, form, and content, The Velocity of Gary introduces a composer of uncommon range. Peitor Angell's first feature film score boasts enough fresh ideas for a dozen features, even if the sheer scope of the soundtrack makes for fragmented and often frustrating listening. For everything Angell throws against the wall here, a surprising amount of it sticks; more intimate and character-driven themes seem his strongest suit, but the edgier, rock-inspired entries are effective as well. The problem is that Angell never sticks in one mode long enough to make a mark of his own. Still, The Velocity of Gary proves he's a talent to watch.