Hope your May is awesome.
Back in April, I asked what kinds of content you’d all like to see here.
Taking future blog post suggestions in 1, 2, GO!
— Keira Anderson (@thiskeira) April 25, 2018
This is my first soundtrack suggestions post, so feel free to let me know in the comments if you want me to do more like this, or if you’d like me to do a post with more “high-intensity” scores. Whatever you guys think would be cool.
Let’s get into it.
I don’t have a ton to say about this score other than it feels like being lifted off the ground and spun around and around. And the cover is amazing.
I can’t tell you how many time I’ve replayed the main theme. It’s 1:59 of pure bliss, like you’re flying over the expanse of the ocean and the waves are breaking, and you look up at the sun shinning in your face. Bliss and sunlight – that’s what this theme feels like. s/o to Patience for this one.
to start, listen to: Main Theme, Train, Layers Expanding Time, Home is With Me, Arrival
s/o to Abbiee for this one. And it’s one of my all-time favorites. The tracks flow so easily together, almost like there are no gaps at all. It’s just a pleasure to listen to while I’m cooking or working or creating.
to start, listen to: The Test, When You Were Born, Pretty Bird, Mary’s theme, Sunset
You know Lorne Balfe from the collaborations he’s done with Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk, Saints and Strangers), Rubert Gregson-Williams (The Crown), but he’s done some wonderful scores on his own too. I started this one on a whim, and ended up listening all the way through – it’s that good.
For me, this is a score I’d listen to after the movie, just to bring back the feeling. To remind me of frigid cold and snow, and running barefoot across the snow. Also. . .the cover is gorgeous too.
to start, listen to: Snow Wolf, Tell Me What it Is, See You Tomorrow, Survive or Surrender
Far From the Madding Crowd
Believe it or not, this is the score that introduced me to The Village. I was listening to the Opening on YouTube and someone in the comments mentioned how similar it was to The Gravel Road (so obviously I went and listened to it). It’s on my list to ask him if he was inspired by The Village when he composed this score.
to start, listen to: Opening (props if you listen to The Gravel Road after), Spring Sheep Dip, Troy Swims Out, Oak Leaves, End Credits
The Mountain Between Us
When you think of Ramin Djawadi, you probably think of heavy, dark, epic-style music like The Game of Thrones, or Dracula. But this one doesn’t sound like anything he’s done before, and I absolutely LOVE IT.
to start, listen to: The Mountain Between Us – then, the entire thing.