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KOLLE, SIMON - Res Dej Inte! - Original Soundtrack - CD - Neuropa Records - 2009

Never mind that we're reviewing a 54-minute soundtrack to a 39-minute movie. Things like that happen, especially when there is too much material. And Simon Kölle obviously had enough ideas.

The movie in question - with a title translating into something like "Stay Down!" - is about urban violence. Since we haven't seen it, nor do we know Swedish, we can only judge by a few YouTube trailers and report that it is probably a socially conscious drama about skinheads and immigrants. Not exactly what a metal fan would care about, eh? But you might care about the music!

We don't remember how many times someone tried to make a gloomy ambient album which we described as "watching a movie without a picture." In this case, we don't even need a picture. Res Dej Inte! works on its own, which is quite an accomplishment. Semi industrial sounds, static noise, feeling of danger and desolation, ease and surprises follow, one after the other. In places they might become boring, and the few action parts, narrated parts or actual songs that seem to be lifted off the movie are just redundant and best skipped for a purer experience. But still, it works.

You might have heard modern soundtracks like these before, but probably haven't bothered getting a full CD of them. We can see a valid purpose for getting this one: If you are planning to say goodbye to urban crap and move to a forest, take the Res Dej Inte! soundtrack with you. If you ever start feeling like returning to the big city, just start listening to it and the desire will go away. (7/10)

 

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