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Hitting the top of our must-see list thanks to this ace soundtrack and the film’s synopsis, ‘Bait’ is the first musical emission from Martin Jenkin, who also directed, wrote, shot and processed the film.
Set to a film about plummy tourists who invade a quaint Cornish fishing village every summer, the soundtrack is suitably salty, washed-out, and evokes the feelings and themes of contempt and resentment encapsulated by the film, or at least what we know from the synopsis and trailer.
The film is the latest in a series from Mark Jenkin, often focussed on his native Cornwall, but the soundtrack appears to be his first and that only makes it more impressive. We’re not sure what he’s using but it does sound vintage, analogue and synthetic in a way that mirrors the B&W 16mm film, and echoes to a good extent the aesthetic, feel and themes of Abul Mogard’s music from ‘Kimberlin’, a film set in the rocky south coast outcrop and directed by Duncan Whitley, while also recalling the gauzy sibilance of Howlround.