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Arrival (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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The Icelandic composer haunts this alien-encounter film's score.

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Intro Song

Does anyone know who composed the intro song when they're at her lake house? It's not on this soundtrack because I believe it belongs to olafur arnald, but I was unable to find it.

Intro Song

The Intro song as noted here by others by Max Richter, was first published on his solo album "The Blue Notebooks" in 2004 (or so). It has since appeared in at least three (maybe four?) films now. When looking for that instantly drippy sentimental hook, you can always depend in it.

Oh yes, and then there is the actual soundtrack by Johann Johnnsson that no one is talking about here.

A Top title for Score Connoisseurs

This score is up there with the works of Hans Zimmer, creating tense movements and tear jerking moments, a brilliant accompaniment to a fantastic movie.


Born: September 19, 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of Iceland's most prolifically creative musicians, as a solo artist as well as a part of the Kitchen Motors label and collective (which also includes members of Sigur Rós, Múm, and Slowblow) and also Apparat Organ Quartet. Kitchen Motors' aesthetic, which focuses on largely improvised and electronic music, also applies to his other projects. Apparat Organ Quartet, with music described as "machine rock & roll," consists of four keyboardists...
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  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music
  • Released: Nov 11, 2016

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