Erik Godal and Mark Fontana of The Blue Hawaiians have crafted a moody and brooding soundtrack to the movie Gacy, about serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The orchestrated and slow-moving episodic pieces are haunting and dark, performed with quietly disturbed seriousness. These pieces are short and concise — there are 29 of them on this 45-minutes disc — and the overall effect is a bit fragmentary and one-sided. Probably brutally effective as accompaniment to the film, the soundtrack doesn’t quite succeed without its visual counterpart; although, the general feel of disturbed dismay and chilling unease demonstrate huge ambitions and solid craftsmanship.
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