© 2006 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Dragonhead Original Soundtrack|
|Music by:||Yoshihiro Ike|
|Number of tracks||14|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||September 03, 2003|
October 11, 2006
The following review is by Anthony Romero from the Toho Kingdom website at: http://www.tohokingdom.com/cd/dragonhead_tbs.htm. After listening to this soundtrack I am in complete agreement with his assessment and couldn't have said it better.
Yoshihiro Ike's score for the 2003 disaster film Dragonhead is, unfortunately, a fairly forgettable endeavor from the composer. To Ike's credit,
the opening theme on this release, simply called "Dragon Head", is a brilliant piece of music and a real stand out cue for the soundtrack. Sadly, none
of the other tracks even come close to matching the initial cue as most of them are very faint and even sometimes boring. There are a couple of jolts
to be had in the score of course, like the start of "Shock", but these are few and far between as most of Ike's compositions feel dragged out here. To
be fair, I wouldn't say the score was unpleasant, though, just as much as it doesn't work well at all removed from the context of the motion picture.
Dragonhead Original Soundtrack