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Solaris (Score) Soundtrack


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1. Is That What Everybody Wants?
2. First Sleep
3. Can I Sit Next To You?
4. Will She Come Back?
5. Death Shall Have No Dominion
6. Maybe You're My Puppet
7. Don't Blow It
8. Hi Energy Proton Accelerator
9. Wear Your Seat Belt
10. Wormhole
11. We Don't Have To Think Like That Anymore

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 10, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: November 27, 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Trauma
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • ASIN: B00007J8C7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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No, this is quiet music, subtle music, powerful music, music for the soul, music in its purest form.
Rich Stoehr
As for the Cliff Martinez soundtrack, one can enjoy it regardless if they have seen the film, love it or hate it.
The Straw Man
The result is engaging, insular music - equally valid with or without the visual element of Solaris the film.
InterMillan

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83 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Eric C. Rawlins on May 2, 2003
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Whatever you may think of Solaris the movie (the friends I saw it with were too busy hating it to even NOTICE it had a soundtrack), the original motion picture score is an amazing, hypnotic, deeply moving musical experience unlike any other you've had at the movies. Without any recognizable song structure or hummable melody line, composer Cliff Martinez has created a distinctive, haunting sound which stays with you for months after hearing it. Imagine the music from the train ride sequence in Risky Business played marimba-style on muted steel drums, with occasional waves of sweeping, weeping violins and/or horns for accent. The musical conceit running throughout seems to be a basso ostenuto of three ascending notes played over and over with driving urgency, holding the piece together, while steel drums dance, reverberate, and tilt liltingly through, around, and beyond it like a celestial light show.

To give just a little background for anyone who hasn't seen the movie, Solaris deals with the cost of love, the abuses we heap on each other in the name of love, and the price we'd pay to restore lost loves. Solaris is the name of a planet in deep space (covered by a sentient ocean, in the book) being explored some decades in our future by a crew whose mission is to determine if the rays given off by the planet can be used as an alternate source of fuel for a seriously energy-depleted Earth. A byproduct of the anomalous energy is that it can give physical form to your deepest, most private desire. In just about every case, that desire turns out to be a love that went wrong and ended in death, a relative spurned, a wife or lover rejected or neglected, who later died.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I just got my copy of this CD in the mail the other day & I have to say I find the disc spellbinding. I saw the film the day it came out (which, by the way is worth seeing & I'll be awiting the DVD release!). While watching the film, I had decided I needed to get this soundtrack.
The music is mostly orchestral, often using thick lush harmonies that remind me a lot of the sort of chords in Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians and sometimes The Desert Music, but minus the pulsating "stroble-light" effect that is so characteristic of Reich's mid-70's-late 80's style. The other peculiar thing about this music is the use of steel drums, vibraphones, gamelan and other bell-like sounds pulsing away here & there, though not as aggressively as in Reich's music.
Harmonically the music not too dissonant, and the shadings from one chord to the next are often surprising - very emotional, but in a slightly restrained way. The music is very moody, atmospheric, a kind of orchestral ambient music. What is so enjoyable about the music is not so much listening to a particular melody, chord progression or rhythm (how a westerner would normally listen to music), but the sheer presence of soundscapes. In this way it reminds me of Brian Eno's work - very additictive and listenable on a variety of levels and engagement.
SO: The disc is well worth buying if you like: (a) minimalist music (b) ambient music (c) just good background music to read by, go to sleep by, etc. It's beautiful sound-painting.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 24, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The main purpose of a film score is to further communicate themes portrayed on the screen. With the sound and vision of the cinema experience being inextricably intertwined, the experience is somehow lessened - one without the other.

Over the years, Cliff Martinez has been responsible for scoring the many films of Steven Soderbergh and gained a reputation for producing works as powerful as they are unconventional. Of the score to Solaris, Soderbergh offers, "I relied on it not only to unify the film emotionally, but to import actual narrative information." On this soundtrack, Martinez explores an area where orchestral sound, third world instrumentation, ambient music and science fiction themes all converge. The result is engaging, insular music - equally valid with or without the visual element of Solaris the film.

The spellbinding sound and score for Solaris heightens the film's intimacy and helps portray the intensity and isolation played out by the characters of the film's plot. Here, Martinez uses a traditional orchestra (strings, horns, winds, vocalists) in a unique way.

The horns' slow swells of volume and brightness sustaining beneath the string section's shifting harmonic contrasts are reminiscent of the spiritual movement in modern classical music. By adding steel drum rhythms and cyclical gamelon tones, Martinez creates a score with a strong personality and presence. It's like a character from the film, as alien and unseen as the force affecting the hapless crew of this psychological drama.

The score to Solairis provides an impressive range of moods; from the welcome embrace of a lost love to the void, vast distances between stars.
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Solaris Soundtrack re-released?
Hi Scott,

Like you, I have been wanting to get a copy of Solaris, but unable due to out-of-print status (pre 2008). Well, it looks like it's back in stock and around $20. Fortunately, the label saw the demand and reacted.
Cheers.
Phil
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