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BLADE RUNNER

Vangelis

 

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4.05 | 154 ratings

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Vangelis - Blade Runner (1994)

Overall Rating: 15/15

Best Song: Impossible

Urgh, I'm a mess. This is a record which defiantly seats itself on the throne of my top ten albums of all time. How can a soundtrack be so highly rated from me? I don't know, go ask Vangelis. Me, I'm stuck. I know it's a hybrid of electronic music, ambient, space rock, and world music, that's the bare bones of it, but I can't really describe what's inside, not from your usual perspective. So, with this review, I'll simply tell you how the album makes me feel. If any of the emotions I express interest you in the least, go ahead and pick this up.

Blade Runner is an icy cold set of music. It makes me feel as if I'm the last human being on Earth after it's been devastated by a sort of nuclear ice winter (Main Titles; Blush Response), and as I sit there in my room, I reminisce about all the loves I've lost and memories that can never be brought back or shared (Wait For Me; Rachel's Song; Love Theme). Then, as I sit in my loneliness, a bittersweet childhood dream floods back to me, bringing my aching heart into a meager reprieve (One More Kiss, Dear), only to suddenly have it vanish under the same blanket of sheer powerlessness and isolation (Blade Runner Blues; Memories Of Green).

As I start traversing this new world of crystalline loneliness (Tales From The Future; Damask Rose), I start to succumb to the chilling hopelessness and crumble within my mind ( Blade Runner End Titles). Finally, just as I'm about to give up all hope, I look up at the silver sky and realize that, even in the stark bleakness of reality that such a violently cold world gives me, everything is still beautiful (Tears In The Rain).

There you have it. Only a handful of records even come close to doing so much to my heart and mind. I am forced to bow in defeat to my emotions.

*****

Alitare | 5/5 |

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