Since the Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor first teamed up with Atticus Ross to produce the soundtrack to 'The Social Network', the pair have become one of the most captivating and spellbinding duos in ethereal music production. They won an Oscar for their contribution to that film and went on to produce the soundtrack to the American remake of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', both directed by David Fincher. Now Fincher has called them both back into action to provide ambience on his latest project 'Gone Girl', a film set around the mysterious disappearance of a married woman.
While it can be hard to judge a movie soundtrack on just the music alone, as all of this production has been written to accompany the film itself, on its own it still delivers a certain tone that you don't need the images to realise. Much of the soundtrack is a dark, brooding affair with a dark veil clouding over it that lets you really feel your way through the music. You can really sense the dread and anxiety coming through the record as it works at a steady pace to loosen before tightening that feeling throughout.
Again, it is hard to get a true sense of what the music is trying to convey without the film in the forefront, but it doesn't take a serious and dark storyline to make you feel uneasy when you listen to it. It has this incredible power throughout all of the compositions and will surely become one of the best scores of the year.