Howard ShoreOST Dead Ringers
Shore's score is deceptive at first, with a main title orchestrated for 50 strings and 3 French horns to create a beautiful yet mysterious atmosphere. He continues with this palette, adding a single oboe to echo the 3 horns' opening theme, an underscores both relationships with a sense of subtlety and melodrama. However, Shore constantly uses the string orchestra to represent the sinister, pervading through the otherwise normalcy. It's typical subversion from Shore and Cronenberg, and approaches the operatic tones a more mainstream audience are used to from the composer. But things happening under the surface is what Dead Ringers is all about - and why it’s such an enduring classic in score and picture. This score now gets a first vinyl release as a limited edition on 180g vinyl comes with original artwork by Randy Ortiz.