Prevenge Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Prevenge by Toydrum.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 93.3
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 38.2
Album Excellence: 83.1%
Prevenge is a 2016 British comedy horror film directed by Alice Lowe and starring Gemma Whelan, Tom Davis & Kate Dickie. A pitch black, wryly British comedy, PREVENGE follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that’s as funny as it is vicious. It’s her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth’s actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood. The score is composed by Toydrum.
Leave it to the British to come up with an insane idea and run with it, and it probably works extremely well. It’s on my to-do list of films to watch and I really look forward to it. Toydrum, the composer or should I say composers, as it’s a British electronica group that consists of two members, Pablo Clements and James Griffith. That’s pretty much everything I know about them, and I’m excited to find out what kind of sound they have and most importantly what this movie has. The score opens with ‘Intro’, a slow and rather distinct opening with nods back to classic 70s and 80s synth music. There’s something mysterious and hypnotic about it. I don’t know what it is yet, but I like it. ‘Biological Clockwork (The Train)’ is very different, but it plays straight to my liking with a more action-oriented cue that is definitely more 80s and I love that. There’s a weird voice at the beginning, and I wonder if that’s a one-off or if there’s more like it. I don’t mind it if it’s just a short one, but if it’s a regular feature, I might get annoyed down the line. Spoiler, it does appear, but not too much.
In recent years, we’ve had this resurgence of 80s style synth music, and this goes into that category. It might not be as catchy as some of them, but the moods that Toydrum manages to drum up is highly enjoyable. It’s sort of gloomy, but it has it’s positive vibes as well. Sometimes it wanders into a path of electronic dance music or EDM but most of the part it stays into it’s own path of moody ambiance. It’s really a great little score that deserves your attention, and I think you should try it out.
2. Biological (The Train)
3. This Is What I Really Look Like (Rework)
5. Fury Pt 1 & 2 (Rework)
6. Visions Of (Nice Guy Josh) / Killing For Two
7. Always With You (Full Song)
8. Be Ruthless (DJ Dan) / Let’s Get You (To Bed) / Ruth Theme (Bath) / Biological Clockwork (The Window)
10. Crazy Bitch / Hormonal Bliss
11. Ruth’s Theme (Cemetery – Yoga) / Visions Of (Pt 2)
12. Biological Clockwork (The Walk)
14. Always With You (Pt 2) / Ruth’s Theme (The Cliffs)