Soundtrack Review: You Are Wanted

Soundtrack Review: You Are Wanted

You Are Wanted Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score You Are Wanted by Arne Schumann & Josef Bach.

At a glance:

Geek Score: 91.5
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 31.8
Album Excellence: 66.2%

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You Are Wanted is a German language 2017 television series created by Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad & Richard Kropf and starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Franz Hagn. It is an Amazon original series. Lukas Franke (Matthias Schweighöfer) is the victim of a cyber-crime attack. All his personal data, web and social media profiles get hacked and he gets accused of being involved in eco-terrorism. Lukas struggles to prove that he is innocent. His family, friends and colleagues doubt his innocence and start suspecting him. Lukas tries to find out who is behind the cyber-attacks and finds another victim, Lena Arandt, with whom he tries to solve the situation. The score is composed by Arne Schumann & Josef Bach.

Ah, a proper paranoia thriller with hacking and mayhem. I miss those. It doesn’t seem like there are many of those in recent years. Maybe it’s a thing of the past, but I truly enjoyed them back in the day. I’d love to see Lukas’ journey from sane loving family man to an insane deranged person no one really knew, or did they? The score is composed by the duo Arne Schumann & Josef Bach, neither which I am familiar with so this should be exciting. The score opens with ‘What We Can’t See’ and the composers goes straight for the retro approach with old sounding synths and they probably know that’s my weakness. I can withstand most things, but give me some retro and I’m easy to break. Well, it’s exciting to hear, and I’m even more excited about this score when I first started playing it.

Retro can only get you so far though, you need real composing skills for it to work in the long run. You need to know how to put together music in a way that pleases, and they do deliver on that. Check out the heartfelt and lovely piano opening theme in ‘Leon’s Good Night Story’. That goes straight to my heart and it doesn’t stop there, and with a coarse trip to insanity, or a taste of it. Schumann and Bach knows how to write emotional music that’s very clear, and what a contrast it was compared that opening cue. You really don’t need to know too much about it, but know this: You will most likely love it if you are a fan of retro inspired synth music and a sucker for gut wrenching romantic music. I am happily both of those things, so this one is for me.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. What We Can’t See
4. Leon’s Good Night Story
5. On The Ground
6. You Started A Fight *
8. Who’s The Winner Now
11. Torn Apart
14. A Perfect World
15. I Am God
17. Moment Of Perception
19. We’re Family
24. One Man Down
25. I’m Proud Of You Agent Leon
28. Subject Franke

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Soundtrack Review: You Are Wanted, 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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