The soundtrack for Son of the Mask, the ill-fated sequel to the 1994 Jim Carrey hit, is a by-the-numbers collection of classic rock (Neil Diamond's "Thank the Lord for the Night Time"), oldies staples like "The Twist" and Paul Anka's "Puppy Love," and one strategically placed single, Ryan Cabrera's magnificently forgettable "Inside Your Mind" – you could paste it over his current hit "On the Way Down" without any noticeable change to either. These tracks are augmented by a cover of the jazz standard "Baby Face" by Tony Award winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, poor uncomfortable Jamie Kennedy singing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and a dialed in score from composer Randy Edelman. Dreadful.
Varèse Sarabande presents "Surviving Christmas", music from the film featuring Randy Edelman's score mixed with several songs from the past Holiday seasons…a list of some talented people Chet Atkins, Bing Crosby, Jose Feliciano, Judy Garland, Lou Rawls and Andy Williams.
Cathedral keyboards and fuzzed-out guitars levitate above pounding, tribal poly rhythms while sparsely placed vocals echo in the dense sonic landscapes.
The Only Light On is the debut album from Boston psych-rockers Ghost Box Orchestra. The album was recorded in early 2010 at 1867 Recording Studio, a cavernous Freemasons Lodge-turned-recording studio in Chelsea, MA. Using a mix of analog outboard gear and digital recording workflow, the band achieved the best of both vintage and modern recording styles, tracking all songs live in the ornate former Freemasons haunt. Considering the rich history of Boston and the mysterious nature of the Freemasons, mystical forces were perceived influencing the recording process…