Wednesday, December 23, 2009

PHILIP GLASS - KOYAANISQATSI SOUNDTRACK (1983)



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.

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"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!!!

5 comments:

m. alexander said...

Nice. This is a killer soundtrack and I've been meaning to get a proper version of the tracks for a while, just kept forgetting to. Happy holiday Sir Cobras & the Illogical family!

TMM said...

Fucking Awesome..........

Steven said...

I finally saw 'Watchmen' the other day, and when the audio clips from Koyaanisqatsi came on, I about soiled myself.

Shelby Cobras said...

I actually saw Watchmen too (against my will, of course), but I totally missed that. What part of the movie?

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. Listening to this makes taking a shit feel like I'm making incredible scientific breakthroughs or discovering a new species. It sounds like progress. I feel I will do these things because of this soundtrack. Thank you.