Although I’ve watched other DC animated films scored by Frederik Wiedmann, his soundtrack to Justice League: Gods and Monsters is the first one I’ve listened to separately from the film. He found an interesting middle ground between ambient soundscapes and art rock that I haven’t encountered since Christopher Franke’s music for Babylon 5. I particularly enjoyed his use of percussion, choral voices, and minor keys throughout to convey the off-kilter epic nature of this alternate universe.
I have one issue, though. With the exception of tracks like “In Another Life” and “Superman’s Legacy,” the individual pieces could’ve been interchangeably written for any of the three main characters. I hesitate to call it an outright flaw, because Wiedmann could’ve been highlighting the universality of their pain, loss, and alienation. If that’s the case, he succeeded.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – Original Soundtrack will be available on CD (limited edition 1000 units) from www.lalalandrecords.com on August 11,
- Percussion, choral voices, minor keys
- Not enough differentiation of character motifs.
- Cover Art9.0
- Inlay Booklet8.5