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Nobody Walks by Fall On Your Sword (Review)

posted Oct 17, 2012, 10:10 PM by Kaya Savas

The last album I reviewed by Fall On Your Sword was Lola Versus, and I really loved that score. This film deals with complex relationships, marriage, sexuality and primal urges. The music reflects the humanity in the film very intimately, and the composing duo adds their stylistic touch to the story. The opening titles a very similar to the way the duo started off Lola Versus, but within the second track we are dropped into a world of beautiful layers and textures. This a heavy film and it deals with heavy subject matter, and the music does an amazing job of reflecting that.

Fall On Your Sword's sound is very unique and it's very modern as well. The music for Nobody Walks works in a minimal fashion with tracks that build but also float. This creates an emotional flow that is hard to describe in writing and really requires a listen. The best way to describe this score is that it's a series of quiet and intimate moments. I wouldn't call it ambient but it has a sort of spacious quality to it. The music exists and as I start listening to it I become lost in my own mind. It's an amazing key to your own thoughts and for that I can say I will be using this score to help me do some writing in the future. It's very rare to find a score that actually evokes emotional thoughts like this one, and when I say emotional I mean more so something you can experience on a sensory level than just a random thought. When my eyes closed I saw a person looking back at me, communicating with their eyes. I saw an empty road. Images that are vivid enough to build narrative moments, which is why the score works so well and does an amazing job of telling a story. By the time the score ends you will not have only gone on a meaningful journey, but you will have taken a quick look inside yourself as well.

Nobody Walks is a terrific score from the composing duo Fall On Your Sword. It's a score that begs for a little more depth, but the minimal approach works just fine. It only clocks in at around 38 minutes, so the experience is a short one. However, it's in short and precise scores like this that allow you to hear how score does so much with so little. Beauty and depth strive within the music's simplicity and that makes Nobody Walks a score worth experiencing.