The first review for the Te Makutu score is in:
Mark Wind is, admittedly, a master at composing mood-inducing music. The music in this soundtrack stands on its own. You don’t need the visuals to appreciate this music, which is haunting, powerful, and comforting.
Built around a very powerful and ominous theme, the entire score, divided into 9 musical pieces, outdoes itself in some areas. This is not a non-stop exercise in ‘pretty-pretty’ music, like so many examples of soundtrack music these days. This score bursts with haunting excitement, prophetic action and premonitory bravado.