A story about this — 5 years ago
This soundtrack is almost inexpressibly good, with the exception to sentences such as these, which attempt to explain the inexpressibility. (I’m not sure whether I’m more amazed by the album or by the fact that “inexpressibility” is a word. No… definitely the album.) It succeeds in doing exactly what the film tried to do, only better: give a glimpse into life, death, and eternity. It’s maddeningly surreal, unlike anything I’ve ever heard, quite nearly divine. I simply do not understand those who try to discredit this score. Were they listening to the same music? True, it isn’t the most lively music ever composed and there are few readily identifiable themes, but it has an interesting presence unlike anything else.