Monday, January 18, 2010

Motion Picture Soundtrack - (1998)

Since the movie Pi is a sci-fi psychological conspiracy thriller, the soundtrack itself sounds futuristic, and contains a wide variety of electronic-dance stars alongside three originals by composer Clint Mansell (formerly of Pop Will Eat Itself). Massive Attack's haunting "Angel" is easily the soundtrack's highlight — distorted guitar, ethereal bass, and crisp percussion creep along for six minutes, with Horace Andy supplying the vocals. Also included is the drum duel "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball" by Aphex Twin, the rapid-fire Roni Size dance track "Watching Windows," and the imaginative "Drippy" by Banco de Gaia (dripping water and percussion become merged together). Other contributors include Orbital ("P.E.T.R.O.L."), Gus Gus ("Anthem"), and Spacetime Continuum ("A Low Frequency Inversion Field"), among others.

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