As a company that specializes in pairing music and picture, we occasionally geek out hard over incredible film scores. And by occasionally, we mean quite often. In the second half of 2016 alone, we heard scores that inspired, impressed and took our breath away. While we eagerly await what magic the new year brings, we wanted to take a minute to look back on a few of the most spellbinding soundtracks of 2016.
Moonlight // Nicholas Britell
The most highly awarded film of 2016 thus far, Moonlight’s soundtrack is as breathtaking as the film it accompanies. Composer Nicholas Britell masterfully melds classical compositions with distorted and reworked hip-hop tracks, beautifully juxtaposing the main character’s inner thoughts and feelings with his surroundings. A sobering, orchestral theme follows the film’s main character, Chiron, throughout his journey from childhood into adulthood, embodying the pain and repression that characterizes his life.