Drones (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||Strongly Worded Memo||Dan Bern||1:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Cubicleland||Jonathan Dinerstein||0:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Love Staples||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Chestnut Carriage||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Conference Call Samba||Jonathan Dinerstein||2:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Third Thing||Jonathan Dinerstein||0:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Plastic Flowers||Dan Bern & Common Rotation||1:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Numby-Sticky||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Never Guess||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ian||Jonathan Dinerstein||0:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Lot Of Work To Do||Jonathan Dinerstein||0:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jafe||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Launch the Attack!||Jonathan Dinerstein||2:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||On the Warpath||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Infidelity Circus||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Omnilink Birthday Appreciation||Common Rotation & Acker & Blacker||0:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bingo||Jonathan Dinerstein||1:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Project Manager||Jonathan Dinerstein||0:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||92 Mikes||Common Rotation||2:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Because You Care||Jonathan Dinerstein||0:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Evolution||Jonathan Dinerstein||3:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Finale: 50 More Years||Jonathan Dinerstein||2:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'm Not From Around Here||Dan Bern & Common Rotation||1:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Love Makes All the Other Worlds Go Around||Dan Bern & Common Rotation||2:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When Will You Evolve (Bonus Track)||Dan Bern||2:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Time Is Different (Bonus Track)||Dan Bern||2:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Primary Emotions (Bonus Track)||Dan Bern||2:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Being An Alien (Bonus Track)||Dan Bern||1:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Walk With Me (Bonus Track)||Dan Bern||2:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
So glad this is finally out!
I originally wanted to write something really in-depth here, but you know what? I'm not technically qualified to talk about music in-depth that way.
So I'm just going to say this: this soundtrack is everything I love about this movie. Fun and quirky, snarky but surprisingly sweet, and that goes equally for Jonathan Dinerstein's instrumental score and Dan Bern and Common Rotation's vocal tracks. (The bonus tracks are a lot of fun that way, too, and really capture the spirit of the film.) There's a lot of character to this soundtrack -- definitely a highly enjoyable listen.
Oh -- and it's a pretty good soundtrack to a long day of, well, being an office drone. Makes the day go a little more pleasantly. :)
A captivating score
Even without having seen the movie, I really enjoyed the soundtrack - the work here is a sinister cousin to the kinds of ambient or soothing tunes you'd hear in a workplace. Listening to the score all the way through piqued my desire to watch the film! Each song is able to convey some emotional developments and evokes a little tension in the listener - an appreciation of the beauty of the pieces along with curiousity about the sinister edge that repeatedly surface. There is evident skill in the composition, and, while I am only a rank amateur, I had fun trying to pick out certain influences as I went along. It's an appealing listen. I asked a colleague for an opinion, and she offered: "It's like listening to a Tim Burton movie without images" - which may overweight the sinister, but certainly conveys the delight!
rich, playful, and well-orchestrated
I loved the dry, quirky humor of this movie, and the soundtrack captures this so well. But it's also surprisingly beautiful and satisfying to listen to on its own. I especially love the colorfulness of Dinerstein's orchestrations, which combine the luscious sweep of Bernard Hermann with the playfulness of Danny Elfman. Beautiful playing by all of the instrumentalists. I keep listening to this soundtrack over and over again, and recommend it very highly both for fans of the movie and fans generally of rich, colorful, well-orchestrated film music.