Q - 5/99, p.1023 Stars (out of 5)
- "...22 mostly brief, snatches of incidental music; airy, wordless chorales or quasi-classical strings for period ambience, with bursts of brass for drama or clanking percussion for a hint of menace..."
Melody Maker - 4/17/99, p.383 stars out of 5
- "...enough multi-track absurdity to float Saturn on. Perfect for Walkmans if you're planning on sticking up your local all-night garage."
NME (Magazine) - 5/8/99, p.397 out of 10
- "...With 22 tracks spinning from haunting cathedral hymns to looping ambience and fleet-footed dub, Armstrong blends the classical with the iconoclastic, fusing centuries of instrumental tradition into an organic, modern whole..."
Original score composed by Craig Armstrong.
The score for the feature film starring Liv Tyler and Robert Carlyle, Plunkett & Macleane alternates somber orchestral passages reminiscent of Gorecki's Third, the modern classical standby, with a few electronically enhanced moments more in league with Armstrong's compatriots in Massive Attack and Alpha. ~ Keith Farley