Sunday, October 3, 2010

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi (V0)

Koyaanisqatsi is the soundtrack partner to the film of the same name. Now, I haven't even seen the film, although I've heard a lot about it. I found this soundtrack because I'm a huge fan of Philip Glass, and honestly this is my favorite work of his.

This soundtrack is an out and out masterpiece. Six tracks of some of the most excellent compositions I have ever heard. It stands up so well on it's own even without the film. You can listen to it while knowing absolutely nothing about the film, like I did on my first listen, and you'll still be driven through an experience like never before. It's honestly hard for me to try and find a way to describe the sound. It uses full orchestras, choirs, and then uses synthesizers as well. And boy they are used to their full extent. There isn't much I can say to paint a good picture as to what to expect, but going into it blind is half the fun.

I've discussed this soundtrack with others, and everybody agreed it was an experience like no other. Some went as far to say it was life-changing. This is one of those things you just have to experience to understand it... So I recommend anyone and everyone to listen to this. It's not the kind of thing to listen to many many times, but the experience of your first full listen is one that you'll never have again. Without words, this album will give you so much to think about, and to contemplate. It'll leave you speechless.

Highlights: Koyaanisqatsi, Pruit Igoe, Prophecies

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