• Review of “Karma” OST on BuySoundtrack

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    July 25, 2018 /  PRESS, things, Uncategorized


    KARMA/Kristian Sensini/Records DK – digital
    KARMA is an independent Italian supernatural horror film made in 2017. It received a limited release in Italy, but it was shortened to a 24-minute version which has been posted to Facebook. It’s a pretty provocative movie, and very nicely scored by Kristian Sensini (HYDE’S SECRET NIGHTMARE, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS), whose music has been released as a digital soundtrack. The plot has to do with six teenage boys who, over the course of a weekend, will soon have to face off against their karma, as an evil entity seeks to punish them for their mistakes. “The music I wrote for the movie has a sort of ‘woodish’ quality,” Sensini told Soundtrax. “I’ve extensively used strings (particularly the low textures of cellos and basses) and woodwinds because they remind me of the warm and dark nature of the wood that has a special part in this movie. I’ve tried to avoid the classical horror soundtrack clichés and give each cue in the movie its unique “breath,” in the true sense of the word: if you listen carefully, you can actually feel a mysterious and ominous breath (done with instruments). It’s as if the soundtrack itself is the Evil, a character that is watching the young boys and waiting in the Darkness, ready to hit.”
    The digital soundtrack is available from amazon, iTunes, and can be heard on Spotify.
    For more information on the composer, see www.kristiansensini.com.


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  • Karma – Review by Film Score Monthly

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    September 10, 2017 /  PRESS, Uncategorized


    Full album available at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/karma-atonement/id1211759271

    Karma follows a group of young boys whose past behavior catches up with them as they are tested and punished by an embodiment of evil. The film’s horrific score comes
    courtesy of Kristian Sensini (Rocks in My Pocket, La Sorpresa). Karma’s opening title track features an enticing arpeggiated idea and a long, lyrical line with a gothic feel. “Staircase” pushes forward with an intriguing melody that again references the arpeggiating figure before becoming more disjointed as it slowly moves upward over a menacing undertow. By contrast, the “Woods Theme” features a soaring
    high string idea over rich low strings and a breathy vocalise.
    The score overall does a fine job of establishing subtle textures that become creepier as various motivic components float through them, evidenced in tracks like “Tensive
    Dialogue” and “Dirty Secrets.” Similarly, many cues feature low pedals and slow builds that add tension, which occasionally releases, as in “The Attic.” The arpeggiated idea
    also recurs throughout the album as connective tissue.
    “The Cellar” moves us most firmly into horror territory, with close intervals and sudden hits set against a high string drone. After a passage for a music-box melody and crescendoing vocals, the cue moves into a quasi- rock-based section reminiscent of a Richard Band score.
    “Abductions” offers more macabre sounds intermingled with low strings, including a cello line that lends an emotional pull to the proceedings. The “Trailer” music wraps up the playlist nicely, providing one last burst of intense horror music.

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