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Ambient/Electronica Scores for Movies
« on: August 07, 2015, 05:38:36 PM »
There have been some great electronic/ambient scores for films lately. I don't know if this is a new trend but it feels like it. Recently got the soundtrack for the original Tron (1982) by Wendy Carlos, and along with Edgar Rothermich's recent re-recording of the incomparable Blade Runner score by Vangelis, it's got me thinking about electronic beauty and weirdness in more recent films. For some of these films, the music is an inseparable part of the presentation; some may lack traditional narrative storylines in favor of pure visual expression, and sometimes it works...but I'm enjoying to the extreme most of these movies because of my deep love of electronics in music.

A quick short list of recent movies and their soundtrack authors (will use soundtrack and score interchangeably, because I can't help it):

Beyond the Black Rainbow: Sinoia Caves
Under the Skin: Mica Levi
Ex Machina: Ben Salisbury/Geoff Barrow
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter: The Octopus Project
Enemy: Danny Bensi/Saunder Jurriaans
Maniac (2012): Rob
It Follows: Disasterpeace

Not to forget more mainstream work like Daft Punk's for Tron Legacy...which reaches to the heights of soundtrack greatness...