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recommendation: The Fountain OST

Discussion in 'RC' started by Crimson Death, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    A collaboration between Clint Mansell as composer and director/conductor and The Kronos Quartet with Mogwai this is the perfect soundtrack, on the one hand it works perfectly against the film's visuals and atmosphere, and on the other, when listened to by itself it creates an atmosphere of its own. I see the themes addressed musically as: the temporary nature of each and every moment, self doubt, the loss of all, the ascension of the spirit, and the tacky yet awesome 'love conquers all'.

    The second to last track is "Death is the Road to Awe" which also signifies the critical mass moment of the film could compete with any black metal song in context of musicianship and performance, as it draws out all the post-rock influences with its highs and lows and builds and builds till it reaches the inevitable peak and blasts into a million galaxies along with the listener.

    The perfect music in my opinion is that which becomes color, story, matter and energy, defies and clicks with everything.

    I know its a fartsy review, deal with it :p

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    01 The Last Man 06:09
    02 Holy Dread! 03:52
    03 Tree Of Life 03:45
    04 Stay With Me 03:36
    05 Death Is a Disease 02:34
    06 Xibalba 05:23
    07 First Snow 03:09
    08 Finish It 04:25
    09 Death Is The Road To Awe 08:26
    10 Together We Will Live Forever 05:02
     
  2. IOfTheStorm

    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    YES
    Even though this
    could be omitted.
     
  3. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    i dont remember the music much. i was too bored from the film itself. total ass
     
  4. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    Atmospheric sludge doom? :p
     
  5. Agalloch

    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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    J. has the worst opinions on this board. Secondly, this soundtrack is godly. One of the best albums of 2007 I reckon.
     
  6. spaffe

    spaffe Geisterglut

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    This movie is spectacular and I just realized that I need to re-watch it. Thanks for the uploads!
     
  7. IOfTheStorm

    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    Why compare it to x metal genre? Fuck metal.

    I agree on the brilliance of the film (and soundtrack obviously), one of my favourites from this decade, if not of all time.
     
  8. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    says the one who likes meshuggah
     
  9. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    I need to rewatch this fucking movie. All the points addressed above should be right up my alley. However, I didnt pick up on any of them in the film. Honestly, I dont even recall much of it.
     
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    this album is a win!
     
  11. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    Well, the song's structure really reminds me of metal without metal, more than say classical music, hip hop dream pop or electropunk or prog metal/rocks, I half assed noted it

    np: velvet cacoon - Laudanum
     
  12. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    ya, i remember this music. def the highlight of the movie for me. :loco:

    like i said, ill watch it again.
     
  13. JayKeeley

    JayKeeley Be still, O wand'rer!

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    I've never seen this. I've also never seen such mixed reviews in recent times (except maybe for 300). Anyway, I'll give it a try and then hopefully that'll put the music into context.
     
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    both the film and the soundtrack are superb! freaking amazing.
     
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    I need to see this and Pi.
     
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    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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    Pi is crap when compared with The Fountain.
     
  17. Crimson Death

    Crimson Death El Basilisco

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    same for Requiem for a Dream in my opinion :p
    but I love both, Pi not so much.
     
  18. spaffe

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    Feeling somewhat EMO atm and this stuff is just perfect -- very very nice

    I never thought about the music when I saw the movie itself though, but since I didn't notice it, I guess it fitted just perfectly
     

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