CD REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF SILKBOY
“…Alain Mayrand has composed one of the most delightful scores of the year.
As with any superhero story, the score features its share of action cues. In tracks like “The Fantastic Highway Chase” and “The Flying Bus,” Mayrand’s compositional skill comes through in full force. He deconstructs his themes, pulling rhythmic and melodic motifs from wherever he can to serve the needs of the cues, creating thrilling musical set pieces.”
REEL MUSIC: REVIEW OF “COMFORTING SKIN” SOUNDTRACK
“…it is a measure of Mayrand’s depth of writing and his grasp of the chamber orchestra, that the music works so well as a separate listening experience.
SOUNDTRAX: REVIEW OF “COMFORTING SKIN” SOUNDTRACK
““The Arrival” is particularly noteworthy, wherein insectile twinges of pizzicato strings fester over tremolo violins, slapped percussion, relentless twinkles of piano notes, reflective rings of synth, all progressing into a migraine-worthy mélange of menacing sound that is astonishing in its cohesive disharmony and wholly effective in creating a psychological fusion of disturbiana.
…it’s striking textural depth and interesting orchestration make it a fascinating sonic excursion here on its own.”
REVIEW GRAVEYARD: REVIEW OF THE “LEGEND OF SILKBOY” OST
“You get a lot of music for your money – and none of it feels like filler material or dull atmospheric puff. Mayrand‘s music is exhilarating, full of energy and just… well, bloody fantastic to be honest.