0879. Barry Adamson
Moss Side Story
Writing the soundtrck to a fictitious film is not a new thing to do, but then again, who cares? Barry Adamson's Moss Side Story takes the concept and takes it the full mile, creating an instrumental album that sounds like a pretty good movie.
So, there are no lyrics to get reeled in by, but Barry still manages to convey bits and pieces of the storyline via samples and musical references (huge swaths of it has a distinct early Sixties feel to it).
The album's divided into three segments (plus a segment for the CD audience where he kind of blows it in two out of three tracks). It's following the Anglo-Saxon drama cycle and Adamson's a gifted composer, so it would be nice to see this noir film if it ever gets made.
All in all, it's more interesting as a whole than Oedipus Schmoedipus.