专辑英文名: Beautiful Kate
这部电影的原声音乐由澳大利亚音乐家 Tex Perkins 和他的黑马乐队伙伴 Murray Paterson 创作。
The film soundtrack, composed by Australian music icon Tex Perkins and his Dark Horses band-mate Murray Paterson, is quite unlike what Tex fans will be familiar with. There is none of the bluesy grunt of the Beasts or the tongue-in-cheek irony of the Ladyboyz. Perkins’ and Paterson’s compositions are much more slow-burning and stripped-back. The vast landscape of the Australian outback provides the backdrop for the movie, and the pair’s musical vision – which weaves in the natural outback soundtrack with snippets of prose from the film – augments the haunting, isolated nature of its deserted setting.
Running throughout the soundtrack, the Beautiful Kate theme is a wistful elegy to the story, and a testament to the notion that simplicity is beautiful: the recurrent song uses no more than a single acoustic guitar, highlighted on occasion by an ethereal voice and violin, to accentuate the story’s poignancy. Meanwhile the interspersed film dialogue (“We never got a chance to talk about last summer, did we?”) and the mournful tones created in moments like Wilpena Pond or You’re Not Gonna Tell Him Are You often hint at some of the darker themes – suicide, death and incest – that recur throughout the story.