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.

Trishna

trishna-7_420 There are a handful of movie scores that have the power to drift the listener into a vacuum of melancholy, and the score to Trishna is undoubtedly one of them. As a fan of string based scores such as John Williams’ score to Schindler’s List or Wojciech Kilar’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I can easily say that Shigeru Umebayashi’s detailed work on this score is almost on a par with those milestones.

Trishna is a classic love story between a rich man and a poor woman who is governed by traditions that limit her, and Umebayashi studies this drama very well, presenting the bipolar nature of dramatic themes as expected: Waltzes give off a happier mood, while there is a certain sadness translated via the cello.

This is definitely a beautiful movie score to keep you company while you are walking around on a rainy day. Highly recommended to those movie score fiends who are willing to confide their hearts to a group of sad strings for an emotionally resonant experience.

-Nurettin Mert Aydin

Trishna is out now from Caldera Records

Scoring Literature

Interview: Joe Kraemer (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)