Vangelis - Blade Runner Soundtrack (Vinyl)

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This is the soundtrack for Ridley Scott's 1982 science-fiction noir film, composed by Greek electronic musician Vangelis. It has received acclaim as among Vangelis's best work and an influential work in the history of electronic music. It was nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA and Golden Globe as best original score. The score evokes the film's bleak futurism with an emotive synthesizer-based sound, drawing on the jazz scores of classic film noir. The album did not receive an official release until 1994.


The thing that gets to me about Blade Runner, both the film and the score, is the way it presents the future not as some idealized perfect world, nor really even as a dystopian hellscape, but as a realistic society.  The way it makes the word "futuristic" seem less like sci-fi and more like what the future actually might look like.  The future is dirty, worn, work-a-day.  People aren't essentially any different from how they are today, it's just technology that's advanced.  It's certainly a theme that you get from the film but it also runs through the soundtrack.  This isn't a heroic sci-fi score, this sounds like the music of a future that would still be recognizable to us today.

By: Stereobread




A1 Main Titles
A2 Blush Response
A3 Wait For Me
A4 Rachel's Song
A5 Love Theme
A6 One More Kiss, Dear
B1 Blade Runner Blues
B2 Memories Of Green
B3 Tales Of The Future
B4 Damask Rose
B5 Blade Runner (End Titles)
B6 Tears In Rain



 

Cat No:   0825646122110

Record Label : Warner