Title - 'Nostalgia' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Artist - Laurent Eyquem
The film - starring Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn, Patton Oswalt, Catherine Keener, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern, John Ortiz, and James LeGros - follows the lives of people connected through loss, examining the human process of finding love and solace in the artifacts and memories we share with each other.
Award winning French composer, Laurent Eyquem ('I'm That Man,' 'Riley's Peak,' 'Momentum,' 'USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage'), handles the score and boy, does he do it eloquently.
1. Opening Theme (3:01)
2. A Life In Pictures (1:28)
3. The Granddaughter (1:56)
4. Lives Lived (3:33)
5. The Decision (2:18)
6. Ready To Say Goodbye (3:12)
7. An Empty Life (2:24)
8. The Letters (1:47)
9. Emptiness (3:01)
10. The Absence (4:20)
11. Moving On (3:32)
Not a long score, but one that resonates from start to finish nonetheless, 'Nostalgia' is a movie, let alone a soundtrack that will stay with you long after the cinematography and music have finished playing.
The score, which contains lots of piano (ie: "Opening Theme") and cello solos, with side ventures from both strings, and even a rather breathtaking trumpet solo of the first aforementioned track returning occasionally, continues on with the hauntingly playful "A Life In Pictures" and backs that up with "The Granddaughter."
"Lives Lived" is another stoic, yet thoughtfully paced piano moment, and that's followed by the stirring "The Decision," the runaway piano of "Ready To Say Goodbye," the gently soaring "An Empty Life," and then both the quieter cello moments of "The Letters," and the solemn keys of "Emptiness."
The soundtrack then wraps up with a quite stunning "The Absence", the longest track on the album at just over four minutes, it will stay with you even when the music has finished, and then culminates with the hopefully stirrings of "Moving On."
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