Jonny Greenwood, The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Seth Colter Walls

By Seth Colter Walls

on 02.15.12 in Reviews

The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Jonny Greenwood

As long as PT Anderson is making movies about uber-driven weirdos, Jonny Greenwood’s piercing, experimental classical compositions are going to fit the bill. And though Greenwood brings some of the same, eerie glissando effects to this film that he also contributed to There Will Be Blood, the sonic palette is a little broader this time around — as in the chamber lyricism of “Time Hole,” or else “Alethia,” where the gorgeously woozy arrangement recalls some of Anderson’s own attractive-yet-unsettling vistas.