Artist: "Various Artists"
Label: TVT Records
Review: Hideaway was a film from 1995 that never really got a lot of exposure. Sure, it was far from the most brilliant movie of the year, but it was an entertaining play on the classic good vs. evil theme by way of psychic links. More importantly, however, is the fact that along with this film came one of my favorite soundtracks of all time.
On this album, you'll find tracks by KMFDM, Oedipussy, Miranda Sex Garden, Sister Machine Gun, Fear Factory and Godflesh to name a few. You'll also find that the last 3 tracks are the main orchestral titles from the movie score by Trevor Jones. To put it simply: the Hideaway soundtrack is a perfect blend of classical and industrial music.
What I always enjoy about soundtracks with a variety of artists, is that they give you a chance to be exposed to some music you wouldn't have heard otherwise. Sure, I heard KMFDM's "Go To Hell" and Fear Factory's "Scumgrief" plenty of times before, but the two tracks from Miranda Sex Garden really surprised me. They're big, sweeping tracks with fantastic vocals and backing orchestral work that you don't want to miss out on.
And then there's the brilliant work of Trevor Jones on the final three tracks. Classical styled music can always be very hit or miss with me, but this is just about as good as it gets. From the slowly expanding chorus to the calmingly quiet acoustic guitars, these tracks can act as both a sedative and a big wake-up call depending on which part you're listening to. Regardless of which parts you like, I think you'll find that these final three tracks are by far the most memorable ones on the entire album.
There are certainly a lot of soundtracks out there that I love, but if I had to rank them, Hideaway would easily make it into the upper echelons of my top ten favorites. Whether you've seen the movie or not, seek out this soundtrack (it won't cost much by now) and I'm sure you'll see exactly why I think so highly of it.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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