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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I'm not much of a fan of the film Koyaanisqatsi, director Godfrey Reggio's supremely artsy, heavy-handed attempt at a conceptual moralistic statement about the environment.
But Philip Glass' zany, whirling soundtrack is a different story altogether. In case you aren't familiar with his work, Glass is a contemporary minimalist composer known for his unusual style and heavy use of repetition in his work. Through the course of his long and prolific career, he has worked with everyone from Woody Allen to Brian Eno. From the psuedo-Tuvan throat singing at the beginning of this disc to its 18 minute epic centerpiece "The Grid" and beyond, the Koyaanisqatsi OST is a strange voyage through the mind of one of modern classical music's greatest masters. Trippy stuff.
"Main Theme" (watch the film in its entirety here):
PS: I'm Audi 5000 on a holiday trip up to Eureka for a couple days. The internet does not exist in Eureka. I will catch up with all of you this weekend.
PSS: Happy 26th to my lovely lady Jaybird. YOU RULE!!!
Posted by Shelby Cobras at 11:00 PM