You Can Hear the Trees Swaying.
József Gallai (Moth, The Poltergeist Diaries, Spirits In The Dark, I Hear the Trees Whispering, A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex, Bodom, The Whispering Man, Aftermath) continues his unique look upon life, death, the soul, and Sci-Fi, with his latest film I Hear the Trees Whispering. Once again, he uses the musical talents of Gergö Elekes (Long Way Home (Short), The Child Eater (Short)), who has collaborated with József Gallai since Bodom in 2014.
This time he brings us the atmosphere of how it feels to be confined by the open air and loneliness, and a good smattering of fear. As our unseen lead goes through the film, he tells the story of his life, which includes, a harrowing tale of life and death and consequences.
There are fourteen tracks, plus three alternate versions, with titles such as Sara, Whiskey, The Visitor, Torn Apart, Something is not Right Here, Isle of Man, Chuck Huntington, Seals and Swans, Dot, Dot, Dash, Dash, The Secret of the Valley, And Then You Arrived (my favourite), Home, Go Get ‘Em, and Reunion.
These tunes set the mood of the film, with the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, thinking you are alone, when you are not, when there is a just a glimpsed fleeting outline, or something that shouldn’t be there, but is, a feeling that goes with the visuals of József’s mysterious film.
A great soundtrack that you can just put your headphones on and drift away, with images floating through your mind of watching old home movies of good times, along with those times when you are on your own with all your emotions laid bare.
A strong and emotive soundtrack that will have a lasting effect on you.