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Moon [Import]

Clint Mansell Audio CD

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Unavailable in the U.S.! The soundtrack to the film by Duncan Jones, composed by former Pop Will Eat Itself frontman, Clint Mansell. Moon is a critically acclaimed 2009 British science fiction film about a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Earth's moon.

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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  23 reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Haunting Score From Clint Mansell July 26 2009
By T Boz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As the other review stated, the two-note theme of this score is repeated throughout, echoing the two main characters (if you will), almost revolving around each other like a binary star. As with his other great themes, like those of Requiem For a Dream, and The Fountain, the emotional tones stay with you long after the movie ends. Here, Clint manages to make tangible the feeling of desolation and loneliness that pervades throughout the first act of the film. It's almost as if you're inside Sam's head, losing your sanity along with him. I love that this score was done by Mansell almost entirely alone, just him and his piano, as he usually collaborates with the like of Kronos Quartet, or bands like Mogwai. Here, it's just Clint and his keyboard, which reinforces the feeling of isolation, and illustrates the genius this man is capable of. I highly recommend seeking out his other soundtracks, as they are almost all worth owning.
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mansell delivers again! July 23 2009
By Rob Caswell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
With film scores like "Solaris" and "Requiem for a Dream" in his catalog, Clint Mansell has proven himself to be one of the freshest composing talents in today's cinema. Unlike some scores that serve as slaved shadows to the film's action, punctuating each moment of drama or action, Mansell's work takes a step back and sets a rich, unforgettable stage. His work doesn't get in the way of the actors or plot, but creates an atmosphere that enhances each scene and leaves its mark on the viewer/listener. His ambient approach to his craft makes the work an effective stand-alone listen, as well as solid film accompaniment.

The twin pulse piano note is theme throughout much of the soundtrack. It reminded me a bit of that single note piano cue all through Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut", only.... well, not annoying. The notes two notes stuck with me as a signature even after I left the theater.

I'm hoping that Duncan Jones continues this collaboration for his next film. Mansell always brings a unique and powerful game to the table.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the right price Oct. 16 2010
By bob - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It is shortsighted that this album is not available in the US. Definitely would think twice before paying over $30, but the good news is that you can get it for half that by importing it from amazon.co.uk. It's going for about $12 with the current exchange rate. Also, the UK Amazon page says the CD only has nine tracks, when it really has twelve. There's three extra tracks not listed in the product description. Bonus!

The extra tracks are:

10. Sacrifice
11. We're Going Home
12. Welcome To Lunar Industries (Three Year Stretch...)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moonlight Dec 14 2010
By Kme - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
An observation about the score: the repeating dissonance tone that recurs throughout the film is an inferred quotation of Beethoven's famous "Moonlight Sonata" with it's recurring minor ninth interval in the right hand at its cadential moments. It is the leading tone of the harmony along with it's resolution...two simultaneous states of the same melody, just like the two Sams in Moon.

Apart from the cleverness of this detail, it is used very poignantly as a source of lingering tension, just as in the original Beethoven.

Kudos on this understated and thoughtful score for a brilliant film.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Haunting Music for a Perfectly Haunting Movie Jan. 10 2011
By A Christy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I finally saw this soundtrack available on Amazon, I didn't even look at the price until I was checking out my purchases. It didn't matter. The music for this is just something that must be available to listen to and absorb once you've seen the movie with this score.

Moon was a surprising and exceptional movie that really became fully realized as a piece of art work when this score is added to it. It is perfect...absolutely note perfect...for the atmosphere and story as well as the stand out performance of Sam Rockwell.

There is, as other reviewers have noted, a repeated set of notes or variations on those notes that one might anticipate in a Clint Mansell soundtrack throughout the songs. But it is done with such delicacy and creativity that it makes each track into a piece that can stand on it's own or be incorporated into the full soundtrack without feeling repetitive.

This wasn't available on iTunes or here after I saw the movie, so I frequently just played the movie on Netflix in the background at home in order to hear the music. That's what kind of impact it makes. It's also my favorite "bath" music and once you hear it, you'll be bathing to Clint Mansell's Moon too.

I'm not one of those people that can dissect music into technogabble; I'm a simple scientist. But I do know that there isn't much in the way of music today that can transfix me like a cobra under the control of a snake charmer. This does that.

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