“It’s really something special we have here and if the film is just as scary as the score, then I’m not sure my heart could take it.” (Soundtrack Geek)

What makes haunted house horror flick The Pact unusual is that it does not take place in some gothic mansion – imagine the haunted place being your own home! The setting of Nicholas McCarthy’s stylish tale inspired up and coming composer Ronen Landa (Divergence) to experiment a lot: “I sampled everything from my washer/dryer to my radiator to a cadre of kitchen items in order to develop textural elements and percussion that appear throughout the score.”

The result is one of the most interesting genre scores we have come across recently, written for a small chamber orchestra and soloists. Beautiful melodic writing for piano and solo violin provides an elegant and emotional contrast to the more experimental parts of the score. The stand-out cue ‘Apparitions’ offers a lot of unusual instrumental techniques and is a treat for the fan of the avant-garde. Although The Pact is one of Ronen Landa’s first major feature films, his writing is very mature. The film, starring Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien, opens in UK cinemas on June 8 and will have a theatrical release in the USA on July 6.

1st CD edition limited to 500 copies.

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SWR12002 • THE PACT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by RONEN LANDA
Release date: June 12, 2012

TRACK LIST

1 Iris 0:58
2 Annie Barlow 1:55
3 Her Little Dreams (Theme from “The Pact”) 2:01
4 Shadows 2:59
5 Head Games 1:44
6 Shattered Glass 1:33
7 Apparitions 9:20
8 Pendants 1:39
9 Through the Lens 1:44
10 A Third Room 3:08
11 Bloodshots 4:30
12 Letting Go 1:20
13 Her Little Dreams (Theme from “The Pact”) (Reprise) 2:07
14 The Judas Song (Bonus Track) 1:00