Album Review

Oblivion Soundtrack – “Oblivion” – [Back Lot Music]

Belladonna   10/23/2013   CD, Soundtrack

Oblivion is director Joseph Kosinski’s second feature film (his first was Tron Legacy with music by Daft Punk, someone likes to pick their favorite bands to work with). He originally wrote and pitched this several years ago as a graphic novel with a future film project in mind. The soundtrack is touted as having music done by M83 but its important to note that the main M83 guy Anthony Gonzales has some interesting filmography credits already (writing and music composition) and that the score was also composed and orchestrated by well regarded classical and electronic musician/composer Joseph Trapanese. There are no traces of M83 here (vocals on title track 17 and one crazy drum solo on trk 9 are the only hint of any mainstream artist involvement, didnt care for either) this is pure cinematic perfection. Ominous, hopeful, moody, tense, exhilarating, suspenseful etc. All done with full orchestra (see liner notes for full credits). As a huge fan of soundtracks, I absolutely love this. If you enjoy the work of Hans Zimmer etc, you will love this. BTW I loved the film too!

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