I’m very happy and thankful to announce that my second soundtrack release “Bobo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” received some great reviews! Check out some quotes below:
“Her music has a special flavor, and it almost has a visual color to it, thanks to Anita’s expansive personality and distinctive character.”
Date: April 2019
Anita Andreis is a talented artist based in Croatia. She has developed a very distinctive approach to music. Her music has a special flavour, and it almost has a visual colour to it, thanks to Anita’s expansive personality and distinctive character.
Her most recent studio release is actually taken from the soundtrack of a movie, and it is titled “Bobo.” This stunning instrumental composition kicks off with a rather simple and understated introduction. However, the piano arpeggio picks up in terms of pace and intricacy, making for a really beautiful sonic soundscape. The song is very rich and detailed in its performance, yet it is strikingly simple and minimalistic in terms of production aesthetics and recording.
Bobo is a beautiful soundtrack project and the whole concept is really emotional and touching, and it is even more impressive when you enjoy it in addition to the visuals of the actual movie, which matches the melancholic twist of the music with some beautiful art direction.
“So why is her music for this utterly delightful film so good? Because she managed to express a whole range of emotions through her music, which facilitates a better understanding of the story and gives the film yet another dimension.”
Author: Dubravko Jagatic (music critic & journalist)
Date: 02.04.2019. Nacional (Croatian Weekly)
It is not very often that soundtrack for a Croatian film merits being given proper attention. The soundtrack to the short animated film “Bobo” by Andrej Rehak composed by Anita Andreis truly deserves to be praised.
Anita Andreis is a composer with years of experience and is far from being a newcomer to the trade. She has composed music for feature films, short and animated films as well as for theatre and ballet productions, among other things. She is a composer, music producer, singer, and a musician who holds a degree “Orchestration and Production of Music for Film and Games” from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
So why is her music for this utterly delightful film so good? Because she managed to express a whole range of emotions through her music, which facilitates a better understanding of the story and gives the film yet another dimension.
Her effort was acknowledged at the 27th Days of Croatian Film whose jury awarded her with the Best Music Award, explaining their choice in the following way: “at the time when electronic music prevails, it is really refreshing to hear a classical piece of music, especially when it resonates with the nostalgic, supernatural film narrative. In the manner of Erik Satie, there are passages that take us back to childhood, creating a feeling of great comfort.”
Had this been the case of music composed for a Hollywood movie, backed by a powerful film studio, Anita Andreis might have even won the Oscar together with the compliments, thereby joining the film score greats the like of John Williams, Hans Zimmer and others.
The fact that it is the score for a short animated film makes no difference when we are talking about magnificent music that should be praised and pointed out because it deserves all the compliments. Furthermore, perhaps these nine beautiful, albeit short, musical moments could serve as a starting point for a more comprehensive piece of music.
To conclude, such beautiful and sincere emotions conveyed by wonderful music can rarely be heard in Croatia.
“Andreis manages to awaken the whole spectrum of emotions in a listener. From grief to tenderness, compassion, insurgency, excitement, the feeling of complete freedom and the supremacy, the undying strength of peace and finally reconciliation within their own existential habit.”
Author: Kresimir Butkovic, Seebiz.eu
ZAGREB – The second soundtrack of internationally acclaimed film composer Anita Andreis, has been released by Clever Trick Music/ASCAP.
The album’s name is “Bobo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
After scoring music and releasing the soundtrack for the extremely popular Croatian movie “The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker”, Andreis accepted to compose music for animated film Bobo’s directed by Andrej Rehak.
This animated film was already well covered in the media. Now, it is the time to steer our attention towards the music in the film. Since the film has no dialogue while it follows the fairy-tale transformation of the smallest boy in the world, the scenes required a rather demanding musical expression. Andreis, who is a well-known composer of powerful emotions, successfully follows the personal and social transformation of a boy Bobo. Her music provides a three-dimensional pleasure as well as the key to understanding metaphors.
SEEbiz had the honour to listen to the whole soundtrack of the movie “Bobo”. Andreis manages to awaken the whole spectrum of emotions in a listener, which gives her film scores a precise and brilliant feel. From grief to tenderness, compassion, insurgency, excitement, the feeling of complete freedom and the supremacy, the undying strength of peace and finally reconciliation within their own existential habit.
Many of us, from today’s perspective of constant economic rivalry, hide our weaknesses and helplessness. Bobo (Original Motion Picture Music) remarkably communicates those haunting feelings and develops all the necessary soundscapes that delight the listener and fully support comprehension of the animated film.
The track “Mountains” inspired the strongest emotional response of mine, nevertheless, each of us has to find our own emotional explosion zone in this musical rhapsody and an artistic score of composer Andreis.
“Brilliant mastery of Andreis’s score coloured each of the segments of the movie with the supreme precision articulating the right ambience and emotional tone.”
Author : Srđan Strajnić, Stereoart.me
Date: 04 May 2019
With this review, I am violating my rule not to write about incidental music and I’m doing it with the utmost pleasure. The score composed by Anita Andreis for the animated film Bobo is more than a companion – it is genuinely an intrinsic part of this piece of art.
OST by Anita Andreis adds a crucial emotional and intuitive layer to the film. Without her score, the story about an unadapted boy who, in his imagination, overgrows his community and eventually even the planet, would not be complete.
Orchestral classical music approach to this score was an ideal choice. Any other genre would lack the wide dynamics range needed to highlight all the key moments in Bobo’s journey to the stars.
Brilliant mastery of Andreis’s score coloured each of the segments of the movie with the supreme precision articulating the right ambience and emotional tone, at times achieved even with a minimal composing aesthetic. There are no overly abundant arrangements that might suffocate the basic emotion. Everything in this score is pure as a child’s imagination, which, ultimately is the main story of the movie.
It would be unfair not to mention the extraordinary animation of Andrej Rehak, who is also a writer and a director of this animation film. Some scenes are truly breathtaking. If you haven’t watched this movie, I highly recommend it. It deserves your attention.