9/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 23 October 2013
Here for the first time ever on vinyl is Tinderstick Dickon Hinchliffe’s score to one of Channel 4’s instaclassic ‘Red Riding’ trilogy. Hinchliffe of course has scored plenty of films in and out of the Tindersticks in recent years but this is one which particularly resonated with a lot of people thanks in no small part to a heartbreaking and nuanced performance from Paddy Considine. Remember when they were on TV? This one shit me right up, it did.
Now you can relive the tension and distress of the film all over again in the comfort of your own home thanks to this beautifully presented gatefold LP, which captures every moment of rainswept guitar plucking, plaintive guitar tinkles and deft orchestral audience manipulation.
It’s an astonishing score which played a very real part in the efficacy of the film itself, with its grand romantic scope always offset by a bitter and uneasy undercurrent, and it sounds great in this stand-alone context whether or not you’re familiar with the film itself. If heavy but delicately arranged sadness is your cup of tea, whether you’re a fan of Tindersticks or the film itself, this is an affecting and grandiose listen.
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- Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980 by Dickon Hinchliffe
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