DANNY THE DOG
ALBUM EMI RELEASE: OCTOBER
13, 2004 REVIEW: DECEMBER
buy this album because it's labelled
as a record by Massive Attack would
be a huge mistake. The deep, lush
sound that we associate with anything
del Naja - and whoever wants to collaborate
with him at the moment - is missing
in this soundtrack to the Luc Besson
movie "Danny the Dog".
if you like soundtracks and don't
expect this to be a masterpiece in
the league of Eric Serra's work to
other Besson movies, it's actually
quite OK. A bit episodical, to say
the least, but with enough nice cuts
to keep the soundtrack-fetishist satisfied.
The sad strings on "Confused
Images" is one moment you'll
want to return to, as is the haunting
little piece "P Is for Piano"
and maybe the breakbeats and grooves
in "Collar Stays on". If
you have seen the movie (starring
Jet Li and a tremendously cool Morgan
Freeman) you'll perhaps think this
CD is even better, I don't know. Too
me it is just a soundtrack with a
mix of classical and industrial elements
- and some grooves that fails to produce
images in my mind, but which is nice
to listen to on the bus.