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on 17 May 2004
Readers who also saw the movie 'Pi' (the math symbol), know that the director uses a lot of the better electronic music artists out there (Aphex Twin, Autechre)to spice the mood of his movies and this was also the case in 'Requiem for a dream'.
The desperate sounds of the 'isolationism' movement in electronic music, was partly replaced by adding mostly short compositions of the 'Chronos Quartet', a string ensemble which focusses on experimental 'classic' music.
Although, this works well in the movie, readers who bought the original soundtrack may find that the pieces are too short to bring back the overwhelming atmosphere of the original movie.
This remix project does a far better job as the tracks are longer, and build on the chilling atmosphere of the movie, even introducing samples of dialogue, which is always nice to bring back the mood.
Readers who liked the mostly accoustic approach of the original soundtrack, however will not be satisfied. As it goes in electronic music, a lot of samples are taken which are then electronically enhanced, distorted and looped and this may proove to much for mainly accoustic oriented listeners.
More of a background mood cd, than a listening cd, which was more the case with the original soundtrack.
Ronald Clercx
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on 24 March 2003
This is a fantastic companion piece to Clint Mansells original score, altough if you're looking for the music from the Lord of the Rings 2 trailer you won't find it here. What you will find though is Paul Oakenfolds trance reworking of the classic requiem overture. Also included are great remixes from Josh Wink & A Guy called Gerald, amongst others. The majority of tracks here are dance and mightn't appeal to those not interested in the club sound but if you are and liked the original score then this is a must have ( beware the ropiness of Clint Mansells impersonating Trent Reznor on the vocal version of Ghosts)
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