Release Date: Nov 28, 2011
Record label: Erased Tapes Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen
Composer and session musician Peter Broderick is prolific. This soundtrack to this documentary film by Vern Lott and Jennifer Anderson is his ninth full-length since 2005. The subject of Confluence is a series of unsolved crimes in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley of Idaho where the Clearwater and Snake rivers meet. The real-life premise is grizzly and baffling: five residents of the region go missing between 1979-1982; yet only three bodies are found, murdered in particularly brutal ways.
Peter Broderick, prolific 24-year-old composer from Oregon, has made sure his ninth album comes loaded with intrigue. Written as a soundtrack for a documentary, Confluence, it shares its premise with recent Found Footage) films, except here, the footage is never found. And it’s real: five residents of Idaho go missing between 1979-1982 and only three bodies are ever recovered.
Berlin-based boy wonder does it again. Spencer Grady 2011 Who would have thought the musical accompaniment to a film about a series of Idahoan murders could be so beautiful? There’s such an abundance of fragile sweetness here – delicate piano arpeggios, whispered tones, glacial strings – that the incremental creep of wickedness pervading beneath the sleepy surface can go undetected, until you find yourself fully entangled in its hex. This American-born, Berlin-based composer’s uncanny knack for tension-building is one he shares with Clint Mansell, with whom he recently collaborated on the Last Night soundtrack.