Review by Thomas Midena
Led by Will Bates and Philip Mossman, FALL ON YOUR SWORD is an electronic band making a name for themselves through their scores for independent films. NOBODY WALKS is one of their most recent albums, accompanying the dramatic American independent film of the same name directed by Russo-Young. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, and due to its limited release not many have seen it - including myself. Therefore I will be approaching this soundtrack by FALL ON YOUR SWORD as a collection of music without any specific context. Does it hold up? Let’s see ...
The initial assumption is that an indie score by an indie band such as this will blend a modern musical sensibility with a risqué stable of unusual styles to achieve a mood which is feel-good with a constant reminder of its disturbing dramatic centre. As it happens, this is essentially what you’ll find in NOBODY WALKS.