The Seal of Confession (Freddy Sheinfeld)

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 The deeper the story goes the more intensity is brought into the music, and it makes for a very engaging listen. Freddy Sheinfeld uilds the score up to quite a fantastic finale. […] Be sure to seek this hidden gem out. (Kaya Savas, Film Music Media)

The three quarters of an hour spent with this album pass relatively quickly and the themes encountered all along will surely inspire more returns. It’s just a nice surprise from a composer, whom I haven’t heard of yet a few days ago.  (Tomasz Goska, FilmMusicPl)

Directed by Henry Rivero and produced by Rodolfo Cova, Colombian/Venezuelan co-production The Seal of Confession (Secreto de Confesión) tells three interrelated stories focusing on a corrupt senator, a policeman conducting an unorthodox investigation and a journalist seeking justice for the deaths of his parents. While making the film, Rivero and Cova were inspired to tell a story that would be familiar all over Latin America, proving that the entire continent has a shared experience with several common themes that can start a dialogue between friendly and rival nations alike.

The Seal of Confession is scored by Venezuelan-born, LA-based composer Freddy Sheinfeld who has a rich past of working in the field of documentaries and animation apart from the local film industry. Sheinfeld has scored David Attenborough’s IMAX 3D documentaries Galapagos 3D and Kingdom of Plants 3D which won the Best Documentary Score award at the 2013 International Film Music Festival and was nominated by the International Film Music Critic Association for Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature. Freddy’s music can be also heard in the blockbuster animated film Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie; and La Hora Cero, the highest grossing Venezuelan film of all times.

Sheinfeld’s score for The Seal of Confession sports an inspired contemporary edge with a 40-piece string ensemble recorded in Macedonia offers solace in a desolate, detached, but thoroughly memorable soundscape. By providing a clever combination of inventive electronic textures, processed guitar sounds, a dirty grunge palette and the occasional melancholic piano, Sheinfeld shows great promise with his MovieScore Media debut, foreshadowing a career that should reach far beyond his native Venezuela.

MMS14015 • THE SEAL OF CONFESSION (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by FREDDY SHEINFELD
Release date (digital): March 18, 2014

TRACK LIST

1 Main Title 2:15
2 Catalina’s Sadness 0:54
3 Crossroads 2:17
4 Humberto’s Theme 1:40
5 Now It’s Your Turn 2:05
6 The Mission 3:33
7 The Third Nightmare 1:11
8 Revelations 1:53
9 Brother vs. Brother 2:15
10 Santiago’s Dead 1:38
11 The Last Job 2:13
12 You Are My Natural Selection 5:21
13 Unforgiven Sins 2:09
14 The Portuguese 3:02
15 How Much Does Your Soul Cost? 5:13
16 Do You Believe in God? 3:22
17 End Credits 3:47

 

    The Seal of Confession (Freddy Sheinfeld)