Test (Ceiri Torjussen)

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A synth score is the staple of low-budget movies, but Torjussen’s inventiveness and modern approach is unique and absorbing. One wonders what he could do with a full orchestra for a sweeping epic. I’m sure we won’t have to wait long to find out. (Cary Wong, Film Score Monthly Online, 2014/06)

There is a simple beauty and a strong sense of melancholy about the music. Sound and style are consistent throughout. It is expertly put together and the livelier cues should appeal to fans of vintage synths. (Pete Simons, Synchrotones)

MovieScore Media releases the 80s-flavored retro score for Test, a gay/HIV-themed dance film by filmmaker Chris Mason Johnson. The story is set in San Francisco, 1985. Frankie (Scott Marlowe) faces the challenges of being an understudy at a modern dance company while he also embarks on a blossoming relationship with Todd (Matthew Risch), a veteran dancer at the same company. Although they are very different (Todd is the bad boy to Frankie’s innocence), their friendship still deepens as they navigate a world of risk – the early years of the HIV epidemic. In a world filled with hope, humor, visual beauty and amazing choreography, the musical relief is provided by a funky soundtrack signed Ceiri Torjussen.

The Welsh-born composer Ceiri Torjussen is proving that he can find the musical calling of any decade, Torjussen revisits the 1980s dance scene to get inspiration for his Test score. It features a wonderful amalgamation of 80s power anthems, addictive dance beats and moody sound design all wrapped into one exciting package

Torjussen has been present on the Los Angeles film music scene since 2000 and has participated in scoring Hollywood blockbusters like Repo Men, Live Free or Die Hard and Underworld Evolution. His more recent scores include the bombastic action comedy Big Ass Spider! which was inspired by monster movie music of the 1950s, while his music for The Canal (which premiered at Tribeca, 2014) features an experimental score with unusual instruments such as a 1907 Edison Wax Cylinder Player.

MMS14032 • TEST (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by CEIRI TORJUSSEN
Release date (digital): June 3, 2014

TRACK LIST

1 Dawn 1:11
2 Big Smile 2:53
3 XXX Dance 5:47
4 Enoesque 3:06
5 Feeling Softly  1:41
6 Hawaiian Ohio 2:23
7 Star Dancer 1:04
8 After BJ 1:11
9 Anonymous Anxiety 0:41
10 Tripped Out 2:47
11 Hello Dawn 2:08
12 Goodbye Dawn 2:29
13 Bad Dream 2:59
14 Hello Sunrise 2:24
15 Massage 0:45
16 Weily Waltz 2:43

    Test (Ceiri Torjussen)