CHARLIE BRIGDEN IS A WRITER AND JOURNALIST BASED IN SOUTH WALES WHO SPECIALISES IN FILM AND FILM MUSIC WRITING. HE HAS A REPUTATION FOR AN INCISIVELY ANALYTIC AND ENTERTAINING STYLE AND CAN BE FOUND AT SUCH PLACES AS THE QUIETUS AND ROGER EBERT AS WELL AS WORKING FOR CLIENTS LIKE MONDO AND INDICATOR.

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

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