Monday, April 14, 2008

Cartographer by E.S. Posthumus with Luna Sans (Review)

Cartographer by E.S. Posthumus with Luna Sans (Review)

In 2001, this enigmatic duo, Helmut and Franz Vonlichten with their first release, UNEARTHED burst onto the film music scene...via the burgeoning industry of thematic production music. Their music was heard in an ever-growing parade of major movie trailers including: Spider-Man, Planet of the Apes, Minority Report, Curse of the Golden Flower, and The Other Boleyn Girl. It wouldn't be until late 2007, that the young, composing siblings, would release their next full CD...actually a 2-disc release. It might be expected that their second release would be "more of the same" - the same great stuff that so many couldn't get enough of back in 2001. And who could blame them if they had done just that? On the other hand, Unearthed has since set-off a wave of would-be's and sound-a-likes, which could have made this new release a little redundant if the duo merely tramped back across the tundra they had themselves pioneered. So then just what does E.S. Posthumus do as a follow-up to their groundbreaking 2001 effort?

Read the full review here (+ 4 soundclips)

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