Friday, February 25, 2011
Out of the Shadows
Review by Richard Buxton
It will take the average listener approximately 30 thirty seconds to decide whether ARNAU BATALLER’s score for LA SOMBRA PROHIBIDA is worth their time, and anyone with the slightest affection for grandiose and fantastical orchestral music will answer that with a resounding yes.
Following the less than critically acclaimed LA HERENCIA VALDEMAR, director and writer JOSÉ LUIS ALEMÁN reprises his role for the sequel LA SOMBRA PROHIBIDA, a Spanish tale of mystery set within the lore of H.P. Lovecraft. As a result, fellow Spaniard, ARNAU BATALLER returns having provided the highlight of their first collaboration, and arguably does so once more.
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