Ralfe Band - Bunny And The Bull Motion Picture Soundtrack

Craig Broad 02/04/2010

Rating: 4/5

This is possibly the strangest sensation I have had. A soundtrack for the movie Bunny And The Bull in front of me, composed and performed by Ralfe Band and I am expected to form an opinion of it. Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of soundtracks and have bought and listened to many in my life so far, but it genuinely seems strange to me because I have yet to see the movie.

Strangely enough, if I were to not know it were a soundtrack to an independent movie, I would guess it within the first 'song' anyway. Beautiful but haunting piano melodies are generally the focus here, violins delightfully move into the fold and often instruments like accordians are brought in as well to accent the piano sections more so. It feels emotional at times, particularly towards the end of the release with songs like 'Stephen' but on the whole, it has a gypsy folk feel to it, that makes you want to smile, particularly within the early tracks. The soundtrack is largely vocal-less as you would expect but when the vocals do make an appearance on 'Attila The Dog Man', 'Stephen's Finale' and 'Fairground Waltz', they sound somewhere in between the great Beirut and perhaps Devotchka.

Overall, a strange listen without knowing the film but an interesting and entertaining one at least. On the strength of this soundtrack, I shall be trying to get my hands on the film, so in many ways, this soundtrack has done its job perfectly.

Bunny And The Bull Official Website