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Realitywarp (1999)

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★★1/2

ROBERT WARNOCK

PROMO • 23 TRACKS - 55:09

The synthesized sounds of Realitywarp (a low-budget fan movie about Dr. Who) aren't used as annoyingly as in the average electronic score. Most given tracks employ spacey/misty patches and sustain one idea for the duration of the piece. (There are few builds in tension and little forward motion.) Robert Warnock hides his melodies under minimalist patterns and methodical shifts in texture. The main Realitywarp melody is almost inaudible under the piano arpeggiations (but the overall effect recalls the surreal horror/classicism of Creepshow). This theme is used elsewhere, as in "Confrontation."

The second half of this disc also features the "Visions Theme" from HME/Visions, as well as the score from The Reign of Turner. This music is cut from the same cloth as Realitywarp, but there's a little more diversity from track to track. There isn't a big reason to order the CD without seeing the movie first, but if you're interested, visit http://shill.simplenet.com/feds/fed-ordr.htm. You should find it there for a very reasonable price. Without the film to back it up (or at least to back it up in your memory), this music won't make a huge impression—if only it had been more warped. While some of Warnock's music sounds like stuff that a 12-year-old could improvise while watching a rough-cut, it's still fun and enjoyable on certain levels.

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  • APA 6th ed.: Weinstein, Jesus (December 1999). Realitywarp. Film Score Monthly p. 26.
  • MLA 7th ed.: Weinstein, Jesus. "Realitywarp." Film Score Monthly [add city] December 1999, 26. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Weinstein, Jesus. "Realitywarp." Film Score Monthly, edition, sec., December 1999
  • Turabian: Weinstein, Jesus. "Realitywarp." Film Score Monthly, December 1999, section, 26 edition.
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