Star Wars: Die Klonkriege (Deutschland)
Original soundtrack from animated installment of famed franchise, bridging Episodes II & III. Kevin Kiner takes baton from John Williams, incorporates a few melodies from veteran composer, then surrounds with plethora of new material. Styles range from orchestral to something less, with profuse electronics to thicken sound. Plenty of excitement albeit over-abundance of unrelated ideas creates hodge-podge effect: action, pop themes, suspense, swing-era music, ethnic wailing female voice, you name it. Many cues run less than a minute so coherency takes back seat to enthusiastic pace. Abrupt finish a big liability. On plus side: considerable dynamic range of recording, energetic performance by Prague musicians. Nic Raine, Kevin Kiner conduct City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.