Musings About Music In Film

Dawn Patrol

By Charlie Brigden Dawn-PatrolWEB

Title: Dawn Patrol

Composer: Joe Kraemer

The Film: Scott Eastwood is a marine whose sins of the past come back to haunt him.

The Score: Joe Kraemer's music is very reflective and thoughtful. A bit of a throwback, it's pretty synth-heavy and some of it reminds me of Harold Faltermeyer's Top Gun. That's a good thing.

Distinguishing Features: The lovely solo piano of 'Surfer's Farewell', the emotional melody of 'Mothers and Sons', the quirky keyboard riff in 'Life's A Beach'.

Final Thoughts: Kraemer's ability to adapt is illustrated well in this small score, which also shows his talent for melodies. Interestingly introspective.

Dawn Patrol is out on CD on June 2 from Lakeshore Records