Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Craig Armstrong

A singular talent that easily stands out from the many hacks littering the soundtrack-composing field, Craig Armstrong started out as string orchestrator and arranger for Massive Attack’s trip-hop masterpieces of the 1990s. It wasn';t long before he started getting commissioned as soundtrack scorer for a variety of feature films, including "Romeo + Juliet", "The Bone Collector" and "The Quiet American". Armstrong's own solo career comprises a mishmash of styles and approaches that has encompaassed trip-hop, ambient, minimalism and solo piano. Check out his spacey, cinematic "This Love" from 1998, featuring the impossibly ethereal soprano of erstwhile Cocteau Twins vocalist Elizabeth Fraser. View the video clip here.


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