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Blade Runner 2049'
Blade Runner 2049 SoundtrackThe Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack highlights the entrancing, ethereal, and enigmatic original score composed by Academy® Award winner Hans Zimmer [Inception, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, The Lion King] and Golden Globe® & Emmy® nominee Benjamin Wallfisch [It, Hidden Figures, Annabelle: Creation]. Original and classic compositions round out this sci-fi noir masterpiece. Finally, the album concludes with an original song by GRAMMY® Award nominee, Lauren Daigle. Over a backdrop of cyber-infused soul production, it delivers a hypnotic and haunting performance.
Together, Zimmer and Wallfisch sought to continue the incredible musical legacy of the original 1982 Blade Runner by Vangelis, while imparting a piece of themselves upon the score. In order to do so, they implemented vintage synths such as "the star of the score" a Yamaha CS80 from the late seventies as well as modern technological innovations, yielding a rich sonic palette wholly cognizant of this world and the vision of director Denis Villeneuve.
"First of all, I realized that Denis is a director who has a vision; he has a voice," says Zimmer. "Remember, I've done a lot of movies with Ridley Scott. So, it was important that this was an autonomous piece of work. Let's just be honest. Ridley is a hard act to follow-as is Vangelis. While Ben was four-years-old, I had actually experienced all of this," he laughs. "We watched and literally, as we stopped watching, we decided on the palette. We decided this wasn't going to be an orchestral thing. The story spoke to us."
"We all know what Blade Runner feels like and what that experience is to watch this incredible masterpiece," adds Wallfisch. The first question we asked ourselves was, 'How can we reinvent and make it fresh and new, but still be in that world?' The mission from the beginning was this idea of finding the heart of the film-what is its soul? When you discover the simplest possible theme, it sums up humanity almost. I feel like that's what we were all striving for towards the beginning of the process."
In a feature detailing the film's Oscar potential, Variety highlighted the aural balance that Zimmer and Wallfisch achieve writing, "Zimmer and Wallfisch's score maintains proper reverence for and distance from Vangelis' iconic original work."
Immerse yourself in the world of Blade Runner 2049 with the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack now.LP 1
2. Sapper's Tree
3. Flight to LAPD
10. Someone Lived This
1. That's Why We Believe
2. Her Eyes Were Green
3. Sea Wall
4. All the Best Memories Are Hers
5. Tears in the Rain
6. Blade Runner
7. Almost Human - Lauren Daigle$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
IBM 1401- A User's Manual
First Ever Vinyl Pressing
Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
2x Clear LP
Two Bonus Tracks
Never before pressed on vinyl, IBM 1401, A User's Manual, is one of Jóhann Jóhannsson's most-loved works. Originally released in 2006, the decade since its release has seen Jóhann establish himself as one of the most important composers in the world, notably scoring movies such as Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, Sicario and The Theory of Everything. Johann's scores have been nominated for two Academy Awards®, two Golden Globes®, a Grammy® and three BAFTA® awards. He was awarded the Golden Globe® for Best Original Score for The Theory Of Everything.
Inspired by the work his father did in the sixties when chief maintenance engineer of one of Iceland's first computers, Jóhann originally wrote IBM 1401, A User's Manual to accompany a dance piece by long-standing collaborator and friend, Erna Ómarsdóttir. For the album release, he rewrote the piece for a sixty-piece string orchestra, with a new final movement (built around a poem by Dorothy Parker) and incorporating both electronics and reel-to-reel recordings made by his father and friends in 1971 of the IBM 1401 mainframe computer singing the hymn Ísland Ögrum Skorið by Sigvaldi Kaldalóns as it was being decommissioned.
The first ever pressing of IBM 1401, A User's Manual comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, reworked by Chris Bigg (v23) from his original design. Pressed on clear vinyl, two live tracks recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra have also been added.LP 1
1. Part 1/ IBM 1401 Processing Unit
2. Part 2/ IBM 1403 Printer
3. Part 3/ IBM 1402 Card Read-Punch
4. Part 4/ IBM 729 II Magnetic Tape Unit
1. Part 5/ The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black
2. Part 1 - IBM 1401 Processing Unit - Live with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Part 5 - The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black - Live with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra$27.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now