Hans Zimmer
Angels & Demons OMPS

Release Date: May 12, 2009
Produced by: Hans Zimmer
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


Where the implausible Ron Howard film, Angels and Demons, does not work, the Hans Zimmer soundtrack does.  I'm a sucker for grand and majestic pieces,  like those heard on this OMPS, as well as the dark, brooding, and anxious pieces included.  Zimmer has wonderfully crafted a 'repeat-listening' experience without the need to match up to the film's many useless minutes.

The bonus of violin solos by master violinist, Joshua Bell just adds value to the soundtrack.  Bell has found a mass audience for his evocative and heart-wrenching violin work.  His work as a vital and sensitive part of Angels & Demons makes the quality of the OMPS more satisfying than it already is.

I find that I can easily separate the film from this intended soundtrack, which is a shame since the soundtrack should say as much about the film it supports as the film should be memorable for the soundtrack to remind us of.  But as it is, Hans Zimmer has made a superb standalone experience.  And we're all the better for it.









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