White Bird in a Blizzard Soundtrack by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd (2014)
Get it: If you like a smooth, lower-profile soundtrack
Don’t get it: If you want anything glorious, very sophisticated, prominent, etc.
The White Bird in a Blizzard soundtrack from Lakeshore Records is surprisingly different. It isn’t a standard OST. Frankly, it feels cold (in a chilly, temperature sense). It does an exceptional job of creating a feeling, mood, or emotion, and is very well suited to be music for the winter woods. You know how some commercials incorporate sounds to help make you feel the chill? Although the mediums are different, the effects are similar.
There’s also a slight element of an old western movie music in there as well. Having said that, it’s not so much because of the adventure as it is the deserted feel. This isn’t a big orchestral production, but it also isn’t just a small group either. It’s smooth and not very prominent. Rather than have an active or louder quality, this score has a lower profile that assists with that lonely winter sensation. There are plenty of more contemporary moments as well. The piano is consistently used well. The background synth is used as synth should be. Certain tracks may be excellent for helping create a calming and relaxing environment or atmosphere.
In the end, a very nice job by Guthrie and Budd creating a feel. Now it’s time for you to check it out and see if it’s something you would like!
Click here to listen to the soundtrack preview
Click here for more info on it from Lakeshore Records