Tim: “I wanted to write a cinematic song about love and power,” says Susanne of this track. Interested?
Tom: Interested, but skeptical. “Cinematic” is difficult to pull off.
Tim: I think, though I can’t be certain, that the ‘cinematic’ tag must be the reason for the opening noise that’s straight from the surround sound demo at the beginning of every cinema showing, because it sounds very odd and I can’t think of any other reason for it.
Tom: Mm. It’s less “A Day In The Life” and more “Presented in Dolby Surround”, isn’t it?
Tim: Though saying that, the slight weirdness continues throughout the song, really. It’s enjoyable, I’m fairly sure, but the lyrics are mysterious, with referrals to a strangest thing, loving the pain, gun holding, suffering and victims, but there’s never actually any indication of what any of that means.
Tom: Again: it’s “cinematic”. Perhaps they were going for a Bond movie opening?
Tim: Wouldn’t be far off – the music is probably best described as eerie, and to be honest, if it was a film, I’d be leaving in two minds. Somewhat disappointed, having no idea what it was all about, but also a bit satisfied, knowing that I’d seen something quite interesting that did at least hold my attention for the lengthy amount of time.
Tom: It reminded me somewhat of a low-budget version of M83’s gorgeous soundtrack for Oblivion: it doesn’t achieve quite that height, but I can see what it’s going for.