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I'm looking for some good scores for films, something pretty minimalist, nothing really over the
top. Here are some digs and junk.
You Are There
Perfect soundtrack to a rainy day.
|2||Kronos Quartet and Mogwai|
The Fountain OST
Just kinda put this on so everyone won't rec me this. I love the last track but otherwise I'm not a huge fan.
|3||The Saddest Landscape|
Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross
Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross is quite possibly the rawest, most emotional piece of
music I've ever. It almost seems that emo group The Saddest Landscape, recorded they're masterpiece
just jamming in the basement for a straight 40 minutes. Usually this for cause for "lameness" but with
some of the most emotional vocal work I've ever heard and incredibly tight muscianship, they have
created, possibly, the purest emo record ever.
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin
Pipen's song is beyond powerful.
|5||Stars of the Lid|
The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Probably gonna be my newest 5 soon.
|6||Nick Cave & Warren Ellis|
Minimalist but epic, dark but glorious, dreary but organic the soundtrack to the Road conveys exactly what
the film presented; a glimmering hope in complete turmoil. Not only that but it could possibly the best
work from both of the artists involved, referring to their work with The Assassination of Jesse James by the
Coward Robert Ford, Cave?s award winning score to The Proposition, Ellis? band Dirty Three, and
whatever else they have been a part of. The Road soundtrack completes maybe one of the decade?s most
prevailing trilogies, while standing on its own as a modern classical masterpiece, taking its place beside
Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Lustmord as creating a perfect soundtrack for the apocalypse.
|7||Matthew Good Band|
Vancouver, to me, is not just a recorded political statement, nor is just a great record by a great artist;
what it is, is one the few records that have such a deep impact on me, not just in my own music but in my
everyday life. It is the kind of record that reminds me of the kind of relevant art that can be made by a
passionate songwriter, even one who has been around for over a decade and has been through so much
desolation. Solely produced by Matthew Good, he combines the grandiose sound of the fan favourite,
Avalanche, with the intimacy of heartbreaking, Hospital Music, creating a soundtrack that is not only
politically savvy and intelligent but also devastating and desperate. With Vancouver, Good doesn?t simply
make his other work irrelevant but instead, effortlessly, combines all the paramount attributes to make
not just the record of the year, but his magnum opus.
|8||World's End Girlfriend|
Ambient laced trip hop meets sample filled post rock. A brilliant.
One Step More and You Die
Program Music I
almost deserves the hyperbolic raves it receives.
|Or just something minimalist. Anything will do.|
dustin o'halloran - piano solos
dude from devics rockin some solo piano that sounds straight out of a movie. good stuff.
|batman 1989--danny elfman is beast. get the prince songs too|
|danny elfman has never failed to produce some absolutely fantastic musical soundtracks|
|John Taverner - Children Of Men |
|^amazing orchestral work|
and in all honesty you may want to look up Martin O'Donnell's series of Halo soundtracks. they're not minimalist, but the compositions are wonderful and can easily stand on their own
|Matt Good is the shiz|
|I can't think of anything to rec you, but I just want to say I love 10.|
|its not film but the music from the Tudors kicks ass too, you should check it out|
|Matt Good is the shiz indeed.|
|by any chance you Canadian?|
|I am, I am an Albertan :/|
|right on, I live in Ontario. I figured you must be to list Matt Good :)|
|I wish I lived in Ontario :(. Whats your fav matt good record?|
|Atticus Ross-The Book of Eli|
|really? I wish I lived anywhere but Ontario lol|
my favorite record is beautiful midnight. I know its cliche but it is what it is lol.
|well that kinda is a typical choice but whatevs. I don't think it touches his solo work.|
|Requiem for a Dream|
I really like the music from There Will Be Blood but idk if theres a st or anything.
|Get Vangelis's score for Bladerunner. That's pretty much exactly what you are looking for.|
|hans zimmer - the thin red line|
cliff martinez - solaris
|Check out Furious Angels by Rob D if you haven't already, awesome soundtrack style music.|
|Ennio Morricone - A Lizard In A Woman's Skin|
|second both of alachlahols recs|
|carter burwell - In bruges.. great piano work...also yan tierson - goodbye lenon|
|check the score to The Pacific - recent HBO TV SERIES - its soooo good. |
|johnny greenwood - there will be blood|
philip glass - solo piano/koyaanisqatsi
|Vangelis - Blade Runner|
Mostly ambient with some vocal samples from the film, my favourite film score