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Forbidden Planet [VINYL] [Soundtrack]

Louis Barron, Bebe Barron, Louis and Bebe Barron Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (15 Oct 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Simply Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00005OLAB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,646,362 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifying music 9 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
Louis and Bebe Barron were early pioneers in electronic music. They created the first entirely electronic score for a film with this soundtrack for Forbidden Planet. You hear ossilators, filters, mixers and all kinds of electronic noise. When I first watched the film as a child I was most interested in the soundtrack, it was totally unlike anything I'd heard before or since. When you consider that it was made in the 1950's it's amazing to think how ground-breaking this was. It's one of the key pieces in the development of electronic music.
Some people may quibble on whether this should be classed as "music". However this CD has a strong emotional effect on me. This music can be completely unsettling to terrifying but sometimes warm as well. All music should provoke an emotional response. This is an amazing CD and is highly recommended whether or not you are a fan of the film.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "what dreams sound like" 14 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Simply astounding -- every "theme" produced by a hand-crafted circuit in the days before electronic music *was* music yet it still feels alive and breathing. An incredibly powerful sense of place and time, one of the most genuinely alien scores ever produced, synthetic yet organic.

One of the Barrons was told by a listener that their music was "what their dreams sound like".

I concur.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Paradigm 30 Sep 2010
By Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Bought a Roland SH3A analogue synth back in the early 80's and playing around with the dials, controls and knobs it would produce random collages of sound, an abstract painting that would take you to other spaces and lands. Each time I plugged in the fizzing, swooping sonic sounds, they would bubble and gurgle then swoosh away into my brain. I forgot about playing the monotone keys in some sort of Suicide synth rockarobo interplay. Besides the charts soon became awash with lesser clones.

This album takes me back to a room without a view, headphones on and a transportation to the chimes and times of inner space.

These are desolate sounds, none of the exuberance of the 80's.Tracks layed down in the 50's with no template apart from Boulez as a guide. These are essentially soundtracks to another inner world that can gently shapeshift the atmosphere within a room with their silent emotional empty spaces as electricity surges through valves to recreate sounds of the universe.

These have come to define a form of universal cosmological random disorder. Whilst the planets seemingly rotate and circulate in some of precision, these sounds define the chaos within the seemingly ordered, the randomness of atoms and quarks firing off into sound patterns creating new forms of order.

To listen to this, requires a certain mood but it is worth the effort as these patterns defined a new stylistic journey as much as Breton, Man Ray an Duchamps in art, the template for a new paradigm.

They are the little backing sounds that dance around behind the sweet European melodies of ice bound Kraftwerk
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Music, or not-music? 12 Aug 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The Wire magazine listed this in the 100 best albums of all time. Of course, when it was first released, it was released as "Sound effects" as it was considered insulting to term it 'musical'. Of course nowadays ears have changed, and we can find this experimentalism more acceptable. Just imagine the more difficult sides of Pink Floyd and the Beatles, but 10 years ahead of their time. An interesting historical document at least. Noise to some...or music to others? You decide
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