It’s Monday, and the second day of spring, and it’s rather blacchy outside in Toronto, with the kind of clouds and wetness that mean only one thing: it’s an Advil Day.
However, spring brings warmth (and horny raccoons), sunlight (when available), singing birds (and giant mutant house centipedes), and assorted flora (on which the spiders should be resting, rather than inside my recessed light fixtures).
Just uploaded are a pair of soundtrack reviews: Nuno Malo’s gorgeous music for Amalia [M] (MovieScore Media), of which the film should’ve been released in Canada (don’t we have the largest Portuguese population outside of Portugal?); and Dan Marocco’s guitar-friendly Brotherhood [M] (Lakeshore Records).
Coming soon: a review of the superb documentary Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss (Zeitgeist Films), and as a contrast, Sharktopus (Anchor Bay), with reviews of some bug-eyed monster music.
Mark R. Hasan, Editor