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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars


VINE VOICEon 11 December 2016
THE OST
Watched the excellent movie, yet being a fan of Brian Eno's ambient work, I could not avoid straining to hear the soundtrack (ost). I got hold of the ost and found all but 2 tracks were very close to the style of Eno, yet far enough away to be different. The ambient tracks could be listened to on the same playlist as Eno's Ambient 4 and Eno/Budd's Ambient 2 and The Pearl. I mention those to give a flavour of the something similar, yet different.
This ost is orchestral based yet so cleverly done it sounds almost synthetic. I like orchestral, and often have Classic FM on. This is too quiet to be radio friendly apart from the last track, "Amen".
I would give this 5 Stars if it were entirely ambient.
THE MOVIE
If you haven't seen the film, it stars Robert Redford and a yacht and that is more or less it. It is brilliant. Next to no talking. Straining in places to hear the music above the ocean. One man struggling against the elements. No wonder the piece of music playing at the end as the credits roll is called, "Amen".
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on 5 November 2014
I really enjoyed listening to the soundtrack for "All is Lost". As one would imagine, the music in a film about isolation is incredibly important - music plays a more significant role in the story given the absence of dialogue.

It's interesting to hear vocalizations and whistling in "Virginia's Dream" [Track 3] and "Dance of Lillies" [Track 7] - it adds a unique quality to the music. I believe I am also hearing the sound of water in the music mix, which is nice. "The Infinite Bleed" [Track 4] and "The Invisible Man" [Track 5] are both good examples of how the music symbolizes what the main character is going through emotionally and the natural elements that he is up against. It's amazing how the use of a choir can simultaneously add both a sense of desperation and a sense of hope.

The album ends with an original song, "Amen", with Alexander Ebert providing the vocals.

FAVORITE TRACKS
[2] All is Lost
[5] The Invisible Man
[11] Amen
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on 2 January 2014
Fantastic ..this is soundtrack to film and .most tracks are instrumental but dont let that put u off..its fabulous..really gives u sense of being at 'lost at sea..'
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on 12 July 2015
Excellent score which almost works as an ambient piece in its own right. In the movie it underscores the pretty much dialogue-free story very well, and its surprisingly evocative on its own terms as a listening experience. Ebert could be a talent to look out for in the soundtrack arena.
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on 3 February 2015
Wasn't sure what I was going to get. But as it was Alexander I thought why not... Worth a listen
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on 10 March 2016
Incredible soundtrack, and very original.
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on 29 October 2014
Brilliant - Thank you!
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