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BLADE RUNNER

Vangelis

 

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4.05 | 147 ratings

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shyman
5 stars Blade Runner is, until the present day, my favourite movie of all time. And one of the main reasons for this, apart from its plot and atmosphere, was its soundtrack. I mean, the choice was perfect for this movie and I think it is one of the best soundtracks ever composed as well of one of the best Vangelis' works, along with "The Conquest of Paradise", probably.

This soundtrack contains the majority of musical elements trademark to Vangelis. Sophisticaded synths, melancolic saxos and a variety of atmospheric and relaxing sounds and textures that the greek composer performs like the master he is. Pieces like "Main Titles" and "End Titles" (specially the last one) are true masterpieces. "Wait for me" and "Rachel's Song" are precious ballads, "Blade Runner Blues" is an incredibly brilliant and melancholic romantic instrumental, and "Love Theme" is simply a classic, composed specifically for romantic moments. There is a piece from a previous record, "Memories of Green" that fits perfectly here, and we have also "dark" songs like "Tales from the future" and "Damask Rose", quite suitable for the dark atmosphere of the movie.

So, I have to say that this is one of my favourite musical compositions, not only among prog, but in general. Vangelis is one of the few individuals out there that make of music a very enjoyable art.

shyman | 5/5 |

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