We are gathered here today because I have died and gone… somewhere. I don’t know where I am yet.
This accidental death occurred last night. I made the decision to hit up the nearest Orange County Public Library and stumbled upon the soundtrack to Interstellar. I can already see the incredulous look upon your face, which isn’t unwarranted, I’m sure. You see, I discovered years ago that I love soundtracks. I have soundtracks to movies I have never even seen. I have soundtracks to movies that I couldn’t stand to watch again but the music was so wonderfully done that I couldn’t stand to not to own it. Very rarely do I have the soundtrack to a movie I enjoyed completely.
Interstellar falls somewhere between that second and third category. I’ve seen Interstellar and I didn’t hate it. In fact, I may see it again when it comes out on Blu-Ray. And when I first watched the movie, the soundtrack was not the most impressionable thing to me. But listening to the sound track alone, and discovering that Hans Zimmer has used organs
throughout, it’s a very surreal experience. He has somehow been able to capture fear, despair, and breathless anticipation in his music for this movie. The piece entitled Coward speaks volumes to what could be happening in the movie. It is exactly 60bpm which is… time. It gave me chills when I listened to it. And curse you evil Matt Damon!
I also got the soundtrack to WALL-E because why not? Who doesn’t love that movie? Also EVE is pretty kick ass. A very good piece to listen to from that soundtrack is Define Dancing.
Composers very rarely disappoint.