…take a little trip through the ethereal plane of reality
For this week’s edition of Soundtrack Saturdays, we wanted to take a little trip through the ethereal plane of reality and what better way than to revisit the soothing, space age sounds of Vangelis‘ immortal score to the 1982’s Blade Runner ! Whether you’ve seen the movie or not does not matter. You don’t even need to be made aware of the premise of the film because one listen to the soundtrack and you’ll feel like you’re on a mission to anywhere your mind takes you with the music as your guide. It’s expansive with an undertone of muted beauty.
The music melded into the film feels like the perfect marriage of picture and sound.
This soundtrack features the most perfect use of the synthesizer. It’s almost as if the synthesizer was created for a film such as this. The music melded into the film feels like the perfect marriage of picture and sound. You might say that I’m pushing it, but I dare anyone who has seen the film to disagree with me when I say that the score to Blade Runner plays out like an uncredited character. This beautiful score grabs you from the main titles all the way to the final track (Tears In Rain).
Separate from the film, the Blade Runner soundtrack (when listened to with headphones on) will transport you to areas of your mind that you were not aware even existed; you just have to let the music take you where it will and enjoy the ride while you’re on it. I would highly recommend this soundtrack to anyone who likes to mellow out, recreational (*AHEM*) and non-recreational alike. If Peace had a sound, then this would be the sounds of peace but you don’t have to take my word for it, have yourselves a little listen here:
all photos copyright by bladerunnerthemovie.warnerbros