Anyone feeling that Doyle has been descending towards MVM (MediaVenturesMediocrity) with his recent scores (okay, maybe just THOR and APES) should give this little gem a listen. Quite small in scale, with the emphasis on singular instruments, it's a really nice, Gaelic flavoured score which recalls moments from his masterful LITTLE PRINCESS music at times. At 40 minutes, it also never wears out it's welcome and will certainly benefit from repeated plays. It's been a great and busy year for Mr Doyle. It's a testament to his talent that he's scoring films left, right and centre in these musically austere times.
Ha, ha...I must admit I feel a bit awkward about having an album with that cover in my iTunes as well, but the music is very lovely. Taps into some of the same minimalistic tendencies as LIGNE DROITE, but with a more melodic/gaelic side as well.
Seems like Doyle is either doing minimalism or Zimmer-type soundscapes these days.
In this thread: people bitching because the album cover is too "girly" for them.
Gee, is your masculinity being threatened here? Wouldn't it be awful to lose all of your "friends" for actually reading the book instead of judging it by its cover, and actually liking it? Wait, no it wouldn't, because I'd rather be part of the solution of social progression than continue living in the "girly things are bad" mindset that has plagued all of history, just to maintain a fake semblance of social standing amongst my "manly" friends.
My only fear was something akin to Riverdance, but Doyle's music for JIG is much more subtle and impressionistic than the title suggests. In fact nothing in it really makes me think of jigging unless the entire movie photographed in slow motion. There are more than four musician soloists too, even if it's only a fifth one layering synth samples for drum and percussion.