I went to see gravity, as many people must have, for what I assumed to be amazing special effects. I expected very little else. I walked out if that cinema red eyed and speechless. Not only had the visual effects been above and beyond even my highest expectations but the story itself (even the cheesy-at-times dialogue) drew me in.
But the one element that truly captivated me; that tied story to character and made me believe what I was singing and feel what the characters were feeling, was the score. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring, captivating and emotional pieces of sound track work I have heard in years.
I pre ordered this CD while walking out of the cinema after the second or third time I saw the film. That should be enough to make someone curious. I could write a comparative description comparing it to the likes of say Kronos Quartet or other masters of modern film score but I would rather simply sing it's praises and let others make up their own mind.
The track Shenzou will have you gripping the arms of your chair.
Steven Price I salute you sir.