Thursday, June 21, 2007

Volkswagen, Solaris, and Dylan Thomas...

Have you seen this ad?

It doesn't matter that it's a car advert, the piece is a work of art in itself. It's heavily influenced by Steven Soderbergh's Solaris, which is a remake of the 1972 Russian film Solyaris. Both are based on the original novel by Stanislaw Lem. The voice-over is a passage taken from the Dylan Thomas play for voices Under Milk Wood, read by Richard Burton, and the music is Don't Blow It from the Solaris soundtrack, composed by Cliff Martinez. Pure knowledge.

Cliff Martinez - Is That What Everybody Else Wants
Cliff Martinez - First Sleep
Cliff Martinez - Don't Blow It
Cliff Martinez - Wormhole

The music stays fairly minimal throughout and an eeriness pervades the chimes and strings that makes me want to keep one eye looking over my shoulder as I listen to it. Wormhole is especially spine-tingling. Great for chilling out or giving yourself the fear, depending on what mood yer in.

P.S. If anybody has Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell can they wing it my way please. Ta.

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