Howard Shore

Videodrome [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Howard Shore's third collaboration with filmmaker David Cronenberg represents the composer's most tautly atmospheric work to date. Created largely via Synclavier, Videodrome's eerie electronic effects and subtly ominous melodies brilliantly evoke the film's hallucinatory eroticism while at the same underscoring the media manipulations that galvanize its narrative. Like Cronenberg, Shore is fascinated by the physical interrelationships of man and machine, and while Videodrome boasts the structural complexity and harmonic language that are hallmarks of creative thought, its cold, remote textures and manipulated sounds bear few traces of human participation. This is music that harnesses the transformative power of technology to warn against its growing influence over everyone.

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