DIE FLÜGEL DER MENSCHEN

„Full of humor and sad-eyed wisdom, set to a horsehoof drumbeat and to Andre Matthias’ sparingly used, romantic score [...]“
Variety


                 


GELOBT SEI DER KLEINE BETRÜGER

„Andre Matthias delivers an intricate and, at times, hauntingly satisfying score for Blessed Benefit.“
Review Graveyard


        


LOST FOR WORDS

„This is how a love theme should sound like; this is the sound of true love. Just a sweepingly beautiful theme.“
soundtrackdreams.com

„The music will cast a romantic spell on you for sure, and it doesn’t feel or sound like your typical Hollywood romantic drama. In fact it’s in the score’s small and quiet stretches, and thankfully there are lots, where the music truly shines.“
Film.Music.Media

Lost for Words is a subtle and refined work that brings in gentle melodies and ethnic eclecticism without succumbing to cheesiness and/or cheap melodrama. It’s a quiet and contemplative album and certainly deserves attention.“
Films On Wax

„It's a lovingly crafted collection of emotional tracks that will find a welcome home in any softie's soundtrack collection.“
Review Graveyard

„[...] as a stand alone album, the Lost for Words Soundtrack is a beautiful listen all by itself.“
G-POP

„It is a very pretty score. It sounds delicate (fragile even) most of the time.“
Synchrotones' Soundtrack Reviews

„Au final, André MATTHIAS signe une partition résolument plaisante, baignant à la fois dans des lignes mélodiques recherchées et dans des sonorités emplies de delicatesse. On apprécie en particulier la générosité des cordes associées aux mouvements de guitares et aux sonorités plus asiatiques comme les flûtes shakuhachi. Il en ressort alors une véritable révélation pour merveille de musique de film romantique ; une partition plus que recommandable !“
CINESERENADE.COM

„Sonorités fragiles de guitares, violoncelle, harpe, flûtes et même des chœurs sur la fin. Matthias joue avec les clichés musicaux évoquant l’Asie et intègre du Bach avec astuce. Délicat et joli, sans être mièvre.“
UnderScores - Le Magazine de la Musique de Film


           


4 ASSASSINS

„5/5 You cannot go wrong on this score.“
Six Strings

„Andre Matthias's score for 4 Assassins contains some interesting themes. In particular, I loved the repetitive haunting main theme that opens and closes the album, as well as the stripped down version that is at the core of 'Is That All I Meant to You?' It's almost hypnotic in its execution. [...] This is well worth checking out.“
Review Graveyard

„Matthias' music on its own is a very interesting and romantically tense effort that is very engaging and does have moments of warmth amidst the darkness of the film. He also supports the tense nature of each protagonist and the film's setting to a perfect musical tee.“
Examiner.com

„The original music by Andre Matthias was interesting and effective.“
Michael D's Region 4 DVD Info Page


                    


DER DIEB DES LICHTS

„The long, sustained pitches of the traditional Kyrgyz music that is the film's soundtrack add to the woeful nostalgia [...].“
The Hollywood Reporter

„The small film benefits from the honesty of Matthias’ score, which in its folk melodic structure and ethnic instrumentation lends a supportive verisimilitude to Kubat’s gentle film. The music is sublime, drawn from acoustic folk traditions with hauntingly beautiful melodies set on serene cadences.“
Randall Larson's Soundtrax

„The film's use of traditional Kyrgyz soundtrack, along with cinematic pans of the rugged but beautiful landscape, makes for a great viewing.“
Illume

„[...] la sonorité bienveillante, chaude mais mesurée du duduk le nimbe notamment d’une aura de réconfort tandis que la sobre mais très belle ligne mélodique, selon qu’elle soit franche ou discrète, lui confère une impression mêlée de force tranquille et de relative fragilité.“
UnderScores - Le Magazine de la Musique de Film

Artikel:
Mit leisen Tönen an die Spitze (PDF)
erschienen in: zoom - Das Magazin der Filmemacher


                                  

    


DIE REISE DES CHINESISCHEN TROMMLERS

„Aside from Sam Koa's attractive lensing of the rural Taiwan locations, German composer Andre Matthias' chamber-like score is also a powerful assist, with mournful cello solos and subtle string writing adding genuine emotion to the final reels.“
Variety

„The lushly somber, cello-dominated score also helps to add a spiritual element to the screen, which combined with the supposed mystical properties of traditional drumming techniques to produce an aesthetically-pleasing near-masterpiece.“
Moviexclusive

„Matthias’ score is richly evocative with splendid use of acoustic writing (especially in strings and woodwinds) which provides a fascinating textural mélange.“
Randall Larson's Soundtrax

„Andre Matthias’ original score is a marvel [...].“
JWR

„[...] one of the biggest things going for this film is the score by Andre Matthias [...].“
LateNite Films

„Stupendamente fotografato da Sam Koa, il film può contare su un'intensa colonna sonora composta da Andre Matthias e, naturalmente, sulle sorprendenti scene con i percussionisti che praticano nella natura.“
Rapporto Confidenziale

„Die Trommelklänge und auch die restliche Musik geben dem Film ein angenehmes Flair und runden die Geschichte als Ganzes ab.“
OutNow

„Kenneth Bi arbeitet mit großer Musik, sehr schönen Bildern und mutigen Montagen, die mehr den inneren Gefühlswelten als der äußeren Dramaturgie folgen.“
Filmtabs.de

„[...] sehens- und hörenswert: Der Film schwelgt in der umwerfenden Schönheit der taiwanesischen Landschaft und wartet mit einer kraftvollen klassischen Musik aus der Feder des deutschen Komponisten Andre Matthias auf.“
ARD

„Wunderschöne Landschaften, grandiose Musik [...].“
Oxmox

„Und dass der mal brachial donnernde, mal fein pulsierende Soundtrack eine Klasse für sich ist, dürfte eh klar sein.“
Hamburger Abendblatt

Interviews:
Filmkomponist Matthias goes East
Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 2 (Interview with composer Andre Matthias)

Artikel:
The Sound of THE DRUMMER


                   

                                  

                             



SANDZEIT

Dabei wird der Film alleine von dem guten Schauspiel von Lars Havemann [...] und der wundervollen Musik von Andre Matthias getragen.
[...] Selten eine so gut funktionierende Musik in einem Indie-Film gehört.“

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