The dark, psycho-thriller, The In Crowd
revolves around the unscrupulous antics of a group of rich,
young people at an oceanside resort. Composer Jeff Rona's score for
the film is fittingly laden with edgy rhythms, loops, and digital
samples and reflects the overall tone of the film
Crowd is a fairly compelling fusion of rock, electronica, and ambient
elements- compelling, if your musical palette has a
place for this sort of music. The score has certainly
been crafted to reflect the youthful and somewhat demented activities of the film and will likely have its greatest
appeal to those of the younger set.
score for the The In Crowd winds its way
from dance rhythms to spacious synths and back
again. Cue after cue is filled with either
pounding bass, expansive strings, ominous melodies, or
various combinations thereof. One of the
more intriguing innovations is a bit that sounds as
though the record is skipping. Just before
reaching over to blow the dust off of my needle, I
yes, this is a CD. Very clever, Mr. Rona.
The In Crowd displays Jeff Rona's great
command of and creativity with today's cutting-edge technology in music. Two important notes must be made here. One,
this soundtrack is not of the stereo-typical Media Ventures variety:
large choruses, catchy melodies, or heart-racing
Two, The In Crowd is not like anything I have heard Jeff Rona produce to
date. Mood and mindset are paramount in being able to fully enjoy this album in its entirety.
of composer Graeme Revell might find
that the The In Crowd is of particular
interest, especially fans of Red Planet.
Jeff Rona fans looking for his next White Squall
will have to continue to hold their collective breath
as The In Crowd is of a completely different variety.