’12 Monkeys’ is one of the few new Syfy series that I never had chance to view. So this is one of those rare occasions where I find myself critiquing a soundtrack on something that I have never watched.
From the little that I know about ’12 Monkeys’ the music, which was composed by Trevor Rabin and Paul Linford fits in with what my expectations would be for a dark brooding science fiction drama, which deals with the end of the world and time a deeply flawed time traveling hero trying to prevent it.
There’s a great mix of musical instruments within the various tracks on the CD although there seemed to be an over reliance on synth and keyboards, which is something that I’m not particularly a fan of given that I enjoyed string instruments and brass and woodwind. But given that the series only has a television budget an orchestra would have been an incredible big ask – and probably not suitable for the darker tones that this drama is channeling.
There are a few nice piano pieces dotted throughout the soundtrack and I’m pretty sure I heard some amplified violins, which always sound effective.
As a soundtrack for a TV show. This works, but it didn’t really blow me away and I can’t see myself wanting to listen on repeat play like with other soundtracks. But at the end of the day opinions are subjective.
I think that this is likely something that will only really appeal to hardcore fans of the series or even just fans of this specific genre of music.
You can own 12 MONKEYS – Original Television Soundtrack digitally and physically on CD as of today.
- Some nice Piano bits
- Not enough instruments used to keep me interested.
- Cover Art7.0
- Inlay Booklet8.5