One of my favourite musicians died today. The Greek composer Vangelis is behind the soundtracks for films such as Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Chariots of Fire, and Alexander. He was also once part of the Greek prog-rock band Aphrodite's Child and also frequently partnered with Jon Anderson from Yes.
I've listened to some of Vangelis' tracks tonight, and while I'd love the excuse to talk about my favourite music from Blade Runner, instead I'll post the main theme from Conquest of Paradise.
Imagine making a film and then asking a musician to compose a score for it, and then they come back with that. It doesn't matter at that point if the film bombs, is historically inaccurate, or flawed in any sense. With music like that in it, you know that people will remember it for generations.
My dad used to play the soundtrack for this film on cassette tape in the car during long journeys when I was a child. And now I listen to it today.
Too heartless to lose yourself
Tearing at the seams to feel it
Fake it to the point you oversell
Save it 'til the night is creeping
No time left to pretend
I didn't wanna see till the end
Leave this motion underground
When I wake, I'm coming home