Clint Mansell has been my favorite film composer since Darren Aronofsky's incredible full length film debut, "Pi". For an exercise in breakbeat early 90s electronic soundtracking, you can find no better example and it's influence on modern film scoring cannot be understated.... which is precisely why the brilliant and forward thinking evolution of Mansell's work up to and including Moon and Black Swan is so incredibly riveting. Instead of remaining in a post-industrial breakbeat landscape that he helped create, Mansell was an early adopter of minimalist synth work injected with orchestral flourish, as evidenced in Requiem For A Dream and countless other soundtracks in the 2000s.
This piece is one hundred percent me putting myself into a Clint Mansell sort of headspace. Uncomplicated and unburdened by rhythmic complexity, this piece bathes in a sunny day at the beach with a subtle undertone of disassociation and unease. It's modern film score 101 and a genre I cannot stress enough how much I'd like to get paid more frequently to slave over for months on end helping filmmakers underscore the complexities of their film's intentions.
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