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The Seal Of Confession by Freddy Sheinfeld (Review)

posted Mar 26, 2014, 10:30 PM by Kaya Savas

The Seal Of Confession (aka Secreto de Confesion) is a Venezuelan crime thriller about a homicide detective investigating a series of murders, while the hitman who is responsible confesses to a priest that he will be the next victim. Composer Freddy Sheinfeld, who is also from Venezuela, is behind the wonderfully structured score. The music is a wonderful mixture of melodies and textures that end up painting a superb suspense tale.

The score is simple in its approach, with the piano being a featured instrument. The crispness of the piano’s sound as Sheinfeld layers strings and electronic textures make the whole score this sharply fine-edged machine. The music starts off with a sense of elegance to it that really stands out. There is a bit of passion behind the music as well, it almost feels like a seductively dark dance. That elegance gets introduced to more and more electronics as the narrative progresses. The deeper the story goes the more intensity is brought into the music, and it makes for a very engaging listen. Freddy Sheinfeld builds the score up to quite a fantastic finale. The track “Do You Believe In God” has a wonderful and emotional build that closes everything up. The whole journey is engrossing and executed with precision.

The Seal Of Confession may be a practically unknown film here in the US, but Freddy Sheinfeld’s wonderful talents should be on your radar for sure. His filmography includes shows like Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and documentaries like Kingdom Of Plants 3D and Galapagos 3D. His work here is evident of his ability to craft an engaging sonic narrative with grasping motifs and wonderful hooks. Be sure to seek this hidden gem out.