Inception (Music from the Motion Picture)
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||Half Remembered Dream||Hans Zimmer||1:11||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||We Built Our Own World||Hans Zimmer||1:55||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dream Is Collapsing||Hans Zimmer||2:23||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Radical Notion||Hans Zimmer||3:42||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Old Souls||Hans Zimmer||7:43||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||528491||Hans Zimmer||2:23||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mombasa||Hans Zimmer||4:54||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||One Simple Idea||Hans Zimmer||2:28||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Dream Within a Dream||Hans Zimmer||5:04||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Waiting for a Train||Hans Zimmer||9:30||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Paradox||Hans Zimmer||3:25||€1.29||View in iTunes|
||Time||Hans Zimmer||4:35||€1.29||View in iTunes|
When the credits roll on a wickedly smart action movie and the first thing on our minds is “Where can I get the soundtrack to this?" you can bet the film was scored by Hans Zimmer. His hypnotic, circling, four-chord groups build into whirlwinds of intensity on the eerie "Radical Notion" and the hyperkinetic "Mombasa". Listen for appearances by Smiths vet Johnny Marr, as his guitar cuts a viscerally emotive streak through the symphonic epic "Time".
Inception - truly gets into your mind!!
After only a few listens, this is fast becoming one of my favourite Zimmer soundtracks. I'm already an avid fan of his; and love in particular his work on the recent Batman movies, as well as old stalwarts such as The Thin Red Line & The Last Samurai etc.
Although I love the above soundtracks, the soundtrack to Inception is easily amongst his best works. It is indeed reminiscent of the recent Batman soundtracks; but only it that it is moody, thoughtful & brooding in the same way that they were. As for motifs and general themes, it stands alone, which is a very welcome thing, as the music here is definitely something you'll find yourself coming back to time & time again.
The moody jazzy references work well also; and the original iTunes review is spot on when it says that there are sections (ref in particular the track "Old Souls") that really remind you of Vangelis' brilliant Blade Runner soundtrack - no bad comparison to have for a 21st century movie that is truly groundbreaking in its own right.
Having seen the movie, I'm fast coming to believe that the combination of Christopher Nolan's filmwork & Hans Zimmer's soundtrack work is a match made in heaven. That said, this soundtrack really does stand on its own two feet. It builds & builds towards a brilliant, thumping and climactic finish that leaves you just wanting to press the rewind button so-to-speak. All in all: a brilliant soundtrack from an old master. 5/5
Awesome album. Not sure why itunes has 27th of February 2001 as the release date though?!
The music unreal
Born: 12 September 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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