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ALMOST BRIAN ENO IN AMBIENT STYLE
on 11 December 2016
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.
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".