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FOR WEEK BEGINNING
AUGUST 2, 2011
© Alison Moroney, 2011
© Alison Moroney, 2011
There tends to be an “easy come, easy go” attitude with money
during Tuesday and Wednesday, unnecessarily depleting financial
resources when you can least afford it.
Your mood is positive during August 2, 3 promoting a belief that you
can do anything. You need to guard against biting off more than you
can chew, especially financially.
It will be easy to make promises you can’t keep during August 2,
3, perhaps worsening a situation for yourself. Use your vision and
optimism to make plans, but delay definite commitments.
There are positive times and memories to be shared with friends
during Tuesday and Wednesday. However, when visualising your
goals make allowances for variables.
August 2, 3 brings illusionary influences into play where your career
and status are concerned, or around a parent. You need to be careful
not to overestimate your own abilities and underestimate anothers.
You may feel inspired by an idea or knowledge which comes your
way during August 2, 3. However, something does not quite “sit
right” about this. Think things through carefully.
A financial opportunity that may appear to be gilt with gold is
probably too good to be true during August 2, 3. Someone you are
trusting may not know better themselves.
There are some enjoyable moments to be shared with loved ones
during August 2, 3. Just do not expect too much of them, and keep
money and love separated. This is not a good time for speculation.
You are likely to have very good feelings about another party
during August 2, 3 but should make sure of their credentials before
becoming closely involved.
You may be expecting too much from a current situation within the
home during Tuesday and Wednesday. Things may be rosy but not
all that you expect of them.
Your days will not be clear cut at work during Tuesday and
Wednesday, making it probable that efficiency is affected. Something
more concrete is needed for routines to be effective.
August 2, 3 requires good organisation to get the best out of the
current trend. You need to be efficient with your tasks in order to be
free to do those things you enjoy so much.
Good, but rough
Snowtown – the soundtrack
Artist: Jed Kurzel
Label: Ivy League Records
Snowtown is the highly-acclaimed
Australian film based on the
murders of John Bunting, infa-
mous for his serial killing spree during
It is directed by Justin Kurzel (The
Mess Hall) and the soundtrack is
composed by his brother Jed Kurzel
(The Mess Hall).
The Kurzel brothers really hit the spot
with Snowtown; the psychological thril-
ler film grasped the attention of
audiences around Australia and the
world, winning the Audience Award at
the Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival
2011 (the same state where the
murders once occurred).
The soundtrack opens with The
Dream; a pulsating heartbeat and a
disturbing monologue accompanies
anti-climactic sounds and abnormal
background noises, setting a pessi-
mistic opening mood for the album.
The following track titled The Dance
is down tempo and sad; the song
builds on a simple guitar progression
and atmospheric synthesizers, once
again finishing with an anti-climactic
It gets sadder as the album plays
through. The Webb sounds like music
from a morgue, and Tape 1 is humbly
built around one note– a simple
buzzing sound hums throughout the
song, while high pitched feedback
and ambient like noises infiltrate the
The songs on this soundtrack are
quite short; composed to emphasize
the emotions of specific scenes and
dramatic events throughout the film.
The pulsating heartbeat re-appears in
The Trap; refreshing my memory of the
suspenseful build-up encountered at
the start of the album.
Ambient noise and atmospheric
space music continue to defy gravity
in tracks seven through to 12, until the
last two songs are unveiled with the
familiar beating pulse that I heard
The second last track, The Vault,
incorporates alien like sounds; in some
sections it is too difficult to distinguish
the identity of the instruments being
The closing composition titled The
End is my personal favourite; begin-
ning with the similar pulse used in
previous tracks, the composition then
evolves into an eerie mix of banjos
and dark synthesizers.
Jed Kurzel’s composition for the
soundtrack of Snowtown is impressive
(to say the least).
From start to end, the Snowtown
soundtrack is an instrumental album of
ambient noise; scary, dark, and
The soundtrack sets the perfect
mood for the sickening story of the
Jed Kurzel has demonstrated his
amazing talents as a composer in this
album; the style of music is in a
completely different dimension to that
of his famous rock outfit The Mess Hall.
Good stuff; it’s just a little bit rough.
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