Blade Runner : Vangelis soundtrack in incredible.

Vangelis soundtrack in incredible.

The best ever.

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Yes. That's what made me a Vangelis fan.


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Chariots of Fire (1982) probably his most famous track


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The score is beautiful, powerful, timeless. It is absolutely perfect for the film, so much so that it's hard to imagine the film existing without it.


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It's really a crucial part of the movie along with the amazing back grounds. I wanted him to do 2049 but his style now is so far removed from the heavy Yamaha CS-80 he used on the original it wouldn't really work, IMO.

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Yep, Vangelis uses a computer with cheap orchestral samples these days. The music he makes with it - a kind of washy New Age - no longer does it for me. Blade Runner was already one of his last 'analog' albums (except for the percussion, that is, which was sampled). I stopped following him three years after Blade Runner. Invisible Connections (1985) was the last Vangelis album that I bought. His best years are the '70s and the early '80s.


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They're called ROMplers, bc they used ROM samples. Yeah now it's all orchestral OTT stuff.

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They're called ROMplers, bc they used ROM samples.


Yep, workstation presets which he then drenches in long reverbs. They are not even good sampled strings or brass libraries.

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One of the best soundtracks of all time imo.

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it is just in my opinion - imo -

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Agreed…such a beautiful and dreamy sound. One of the best ever. A real shame that they never gave it the full and proper release.

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Vangelis on the score of Blade Runner 2049:

Vangelis himself wasn't asked to scoreBlade Runner 2, and he's OK with that. "You can never repeat certain things," Vangelis says. "It's only once in a lifetime. It's like doing anotherChariots Of Fire. It's impossible."

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/17/497797809/from-composer-vangelis-a-true-story-set-in-outer-space">http://www.npr.org/2016/10/17/497797809/from-composer-vangelis-a-true-story-set-in-outer-space

He has a point, not only about the score but about the film as well. But hey, I still wanna see it!

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I just wanted to make a thread that I find it distracting. (I watched the Final Cut) In the opening, the establishing city shot and Ruthger Hauler's monologue I'm fine with it. Every other time, when it already started, when Harrison Ford's character is looking at the city and giant ads while they travel, I have no idea why they play Vangelis' score.

Maybe I connect Vangelis to Conquest of Paradise and Alexander. I love the score in those and I don't have a single problem.

I got this melodramatic atmosphere through the whole movie, like you don't have to feel extremely sad, brooding, whimsical, intense or epic (OK that shot with the murder in the dollhouse dragged for a few seconds). Vangelis' score always makes me think of "grand, epic achievements of mankind" and here it's a little out-of-place.

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The music in Blade Runner was out of place?! And you loved Alexander?! That explains it!

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Indeed. Johann Johannssonn has a daunting task lol

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