Thursday, August 02, 2007

Lux Aeterna...

Lux Aeterna, the orchestral piece written for the film Requiem For A Dream by Clint Mansell and performed by the Kronos Quartet is an astonishingly powerful piece of music that has seeped into popular culture in a way that not many other modern compositions can lay claim to.

The use of Lux Aeterna has been widespread in recent years, from film soundtracks (Sunshine, Lord of The Rings) to TV shows (Charlie Brooker - check the brilliant aspirational TV rant, best line: "suburban coffee-slurping smugitude") and adverts.

In terms of head noddage it's right up there with the heaviest Neptunes beat and never fails to get me hyped. The Lord of The Rings remix in particular amps up the aggression and immediacy of the original version and makes me want to go Hooooooooooo!

Oh Fortuna, you have been replaced.

Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna
Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Full Orchestral Version)
Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Lord of The Rings Remix)

This will only work if you've seen the film, but it's awesome nonetheless. Toy Story 2: Requiem


Aidan said...

Yo! Friday night at Beths party can you do the first bit as people arrive with some chilled out beats and stuff so that they can talk. Then we can do the stuff they're gonna dance to (mainly cheesy stuff i reckon)then Nath can do his bit and we can dance to his idiotic scally tunes and computer mixing and then we should let ourselves loose with whatever we want.

Thomas said...

Did "Lux Aeterna" actually make it onto the LotR soundtrack? I remember it from the movie trailer, but I didn't realize they actually used it in the film.

Tommoyo said...

No it was just used in the trailer, I didn't make that very clear. I think it's being used to promote the new football season at the moment too.

Aidan said...

Oye! I blogged. Did you see that the one known as Busy Penis blogs on There's a pic of him and he looks exactly like the guy on the cover of bow man vinyl. Good going on the new vinyl purchases. I was listening to that knightlife track just yesterday, glow in the dark eh?

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