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BLADE RUNNER

Vangelis

 

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4.05 | 154 ratings

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Zitro
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4 stars 4 1/2 stars

Close to a Masterpiece, but not very essential in a progressive rock collection. This is not progressive rock at all ... this is instead a very good soundtrack music in a new-age style. All the songs flow together nicely (Except for the out of place 'one more kiss', and are drenched by synthesizers. Vangelis proves to be a master with his synths here. IF you like synth-driven new-age music, this may be one of your favourite albums of all time. Something else to note : the production is outstanding!!

The Main Titles is a gorgeous and atmospheric new-age instrumental full of synths. Blush Response is a highly repetitive (not a bad thing) electronic track similar in structure to the end titles. 'Wait for me' is a brilliant new age composition. Rachel's Song is a beautiful instrumental composition with excellent melodies. Love Theme follows and is a very sexy track with a saxophone player giving the mood. When the saxophone player stops, a keyboard driven instrumental section commences and gets very intense. It unfortunately gives explicit imagery to me. One More Kiss Dear is unfortunately the black sheep of the album. Not only it is out of place, but also is mediocre in quality. It sounds like an average 40s style song (the album has to sound futuristic!!) Blade Runner Blues seems influenced by Pink Floyd (Especially Shine on you Crazy Diamond) with the synth playing like Dave Gilmour. Memories of Green is a mellow song with delicate piano playing. Tales of the Future is a bizarre track with strange singing. Damask Rose is an atmospheric mellow track. Blade Runner (end titles) is the big highlight of the album for me. Not only because its beaty is infinite, but also because I heard it every day on an argentinian soccer show. Tears in Rain ends the album in a similar style of the opener.

Highly Recommended!!

1. Main Titles (9/10) 2. Blush Response (8/10) 3. Wait for Me (8/10) 4. Rachel's Song (9/10) 5. Love Theme (9.5/10) 6. One More Kiss, Dear (4/10) 7. Blade Runner Blues (7.5/10) 8. Memories of Green (9/10) 9. Tales of the Future (7/10) 10. Damask Rose (7/10) 11. Blade Runner (End Titles) (10/10) 12. Tears in Rain (8.5/10)

My Grade : A-

Zitro | 4/5 |

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