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"an old-fashioned music score that is half playful and half ominous,
and a thoroughly colorful pastiche of story threads that feel sort of familiar,
but also make Among the Living feel refreshingly unpredictable on the whole"
"a snatch of soundtrack that sounds as if it were lifted straight
from Sergio Leone's most mournful of gritty leitmotifs."
"In terms of emotion, we also note that Raphael Gesqua is not for nothing
in that fact, as he offers us a music playing perfectly on the atmosphere,
with the creation of two particularly strong themes as we come to mark
(one of which seems to use violins).
This brings the little "plus" to the image that comes to carry us
until the end credits scrolled before our eyes."
"Composer Raphael Gesqua's score is equally relentless, and so original
as to remain stuck in your head for hours after you leave the theatre.
The first two acts of the film feature whimsical, almost carnival-like
melodies, tainted with slight hints of discord that portend bad things ahead.
The climactic scenes, on the other hand, are swept along with a brisk
and almost lilting score that is both classic and fresh, and wouldn't
be out of place in one of James Whale's original Frankenstein films."
NOTE FROM ROOM 237
"Kudos, too, to Raphael Gesqua, who provided the score for Livid,
returns for a haunting and beautiful soundtrack that relies
on an eerie whistle theme that tips its hat to Just Before Dawn."
SHOCK TILL YOU DROP
"William, JNH, Carpenter, Chris Young, we find these beautiful influences
in the very good score signed by Raphael Gesqua for AMONG THE LIVING.
Highly the album !"
MELOMAD FILM MUSIC
"Horror can be one of the strongest genres, when scores are inhabited and seek emotions beyond the shot string cut-throat.
Ambitious, Gesqua tells us a horrible story, yes,but also lyrical, twisted and mesmerizing."
"sublime music again written for the duo by Raphael Gesqua"
"music by raphael gesqua raphaël gesqua"