The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released: Sep 2012
The Radiohead guitarist turned classical composer has established a consistent tone for his film scores -- in which shimmering, gorgeous chords start to quake and shimmer as individual instruments start to slide off into strange places (as on the opening track). It's certainly recognizable, even if this collection of cues for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master lacks the instantly memorable set pieces from There Will Be Blood. Still, this is a sturdy, attractive album of new chamber pieces -- including "Alethia," with its odd-but-perfect pairings of woodwinds and organ.