“Hypnosis / Odessa” Original Motion Picture Score
Limited Edition of 100 copies
Label: KMRCD 058
Film Date Hypnosis: 2020
Album Date: 2021
KeepMoving Records announces two scores on one CD by Anna Drubich, a Russian-born composer often working on the projects of Marco Beltrami (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Fear Street).
The soundtrack features two collaborations with writer/director Valeriy Todorovskiy. The first one is the movie Hypnosis, which tells the story of a teenager Misha (Sergey Giro) who receives hypnotic treatment for sleepwalking, but eventually he becomes so dependent on the therapy that he is no longer able to distinguish reality from illusion. The score’s idea of blending the border between reality and dreamscapes is a beautiful motive that disintegrates as the story progresses.
The second score is Odessa, a family dramedy based on Todorovskiy’s own personal memories about getting stuck in the Russian city in the midst of a cholera outbreak. The score has two main themes: the Childhood Theme – which supposed to be a stark memory from the childhood that stays with you all entire life – and then the second main theme of the film would be the Family/Destiny Theme which is about taking responsibilities for your doings and wishes.”
The limited-edition CD comes with liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the films and the scores based on an original interview with the composer.