Cuckoo (Andrew Hewitt)

Digital: iTUNES | AMAZON | eMUSIC | SPOTIFY
CD: CDBABY | SAE | AMAZON | HMV

 

Essentially a musical study of inner claustrophobia, newcomer Andrew Hewitt’s “black and white” string score for the acclaimed UK thriller Cuckoo is clearly one of 2010’s most stylistically coherent film scores.

The score builds most of its mesmerizing underscoring on the simple two-note motif – which is ingeniously based on the bird’s call – and it is an impressive lesson in how to construct a truly effective film score.

The album presentation of the Cuckoo score takes the listener on a ride between ominous suspense writing and more tense, ostinato-driven action sequences. Our CD and online release of the score co-incides with the film’s UK theatrical premiere on December 17.

MMS10026 • CUCKOO (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed and Conducted by ANDREW HEWITT
Release date (download): December 14, 2010
Release date (CD): December 21, 2010

TRACK LISTING

1 Cuckoo – Part 1 1.43
2 Cuckoo – Part 2 2.10
3 Scarlet Letter 1.33
4 Alone and I 1.03
5 I Waited For You 1.09
6 Her Master’s Voice 1.04
7 Blood Thicker Than Water 1.54
8 Through A Glass Darkly 1.09
9 Crossing The Line 0.58
10 Dripping Footsteps 2.14
11 UpStairs 1.35
12 You Mean, Hearing Things 3.16
13 Tangible Truth 1.58
14 I Spy 2.38
15 Lone Wolf 2.00
16 Polly’s Choice 3.01
17 End Credits 1.52

    Cuckoo (Andrew Hewitt)