Friday, April 29, 2011

King Kong Suite (2006)

King Kong Suite (2006)
Music by James Newton Howard

This remake of a remake comes to us with a classic feel that sounds more like a tone poem than a motion picture suite. Listening to this on it's own seems to tell a story that takes us from melancholy to sadness, to hope.  Mr. Howard's limited usage of a mixed choral has been blended in with the other instruments so well that it was often difficult to tell if it was voices or the subtle introduction of a synthesizer. There was plenty of music to sift through, but with a final timing of 34:10, it seems to pass much too quickly. In case you wondered, at first I did not care for this, but after successive listening, I am now an ardent fan. I hope that you enjoy this.  -MJ