Somersault Soundtrack: Decoder Ring

Haunting and gentle this album drifts along seamlessly from track to track. It’s not hard to reason why such a band as Decoder Ring was chosen to take on this soundtrack, as their musical style reflects so perfectly the themes echoed in the film Somersault.

The film deals with a young girl facing the harsh realities of love. Decoder’s use of a xylophone and soft, sweet vocals, lends a childlike quality to the moody ambiance, reminiscent of a musicbox, evoking images of broken toys, and perhaps a childhood left behind and mourned for.