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The Fountain Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 21 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000IU3YKU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,985 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Last Man
2. Holy Dread!
3. Tree Of Life
4. Stay With Me
5. Death Is a Disease
6. Xibalba
7. First Snow
8. Finish It
9. Death Is The Road To Awe
10. Together We Will Live Forever

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For the soundtrack to writer-director Darren Aronofsky's long-awaited sci-fi epic, The Fountain, Kronos Quartet reunites with composer Clint Mansell. The had previously collaborated on the haunting score for Aronofsky's Requiem For A Dream.

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The Fountain is a layered, often beautiful score from composer Clint Mansell. The disc seamlessly moves from ambient drones to plaintive piano music to slowly percolating minimalist stuff to hugely swelling strings. Mansell, who's collaborated with director Aronofsky before, uses almost anything from the minor-key sonic palette available to him, with the exception of the mopey yuppie-folk and instantly dated electronica so often thrown into films. Mansell's own group, the superlative Kronos Quartet, is joined by Scottish noise act Mogwai. The use of such an arty, detuned guitar rock band as Mogwai in a big time movie soundtrack might seem weird, though of course Explosions in the Sky's work on Friday Night Lights was a harbinger. It's too soon to tell if this is an outright classic of soundtrack music in the realm of Goblin's Suspiria, John Carpenter's Escape from New York, or Popol Vuh's Aguirre. But it is definitely a subtle, melancholic work you'll want to revisit often. --Mike McGonigal

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 6 2007
Format: Audio CD
You can tell a lot about a movie by its soundtrack -- comedies get cute pop tunes, action gets harder stuff, and drama has somber compositions.

But the exquisite genre-bender "Fountain" was graced with a sweeping, celestial collection of songs, which were a collaboration between composer Clint Mansell's group, the Kronos Quartet, and the Scottish experimental group Mogwai. It's filled with the sorrow of death, the joy of love, and all the feeling that music can muster.

It opens with a gentle piano solo, which trickles into a web of slow, ominous strings. "The Last Man" opens the album on a somber note, and moves down the emotional scale from jagged unhappiness to a gentle, slightly achy sound. As it blossoms out into a rising violin solo, your heart will be breaking.

Then it dips into more uncomfortable turf -- the eerie "Holy Dread," with its hints of chants, dark drums and rattly noises, and the shimmering swirling guitars of "Tree of Life." But then Mansell and Mogwai move back into the orchestral mood -- sweeping, shimmering melodies with a sort of spacey feel, and dark-edged neoclassical instrumentals.

It rises to a heart-pounding climax in "Death is the Road To Awe," with the music getting louder and more intense, and picking up tempo... before exploding into what sounds like an angelic rock song. The final song is very different in tone -- very quiet, mellow and almost happy.

Well, Darren Aronofsky's movie is full of death, war, sorrow, love, space travel, and immortality. Somehow it's not too surprising that a normal soundtrack wouldn't do, and that a mixture of neoclassical instrumentals and space-rock are needed to really accentuate the beauty on the screen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Stephen M. Sagar on March 12 2007
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I have not seen the movie yet, but this soundtrack album by Clint Mansell is a classic. The music is minimalist, haunting and entrancing. Stands alone as a work of art. Beautifully played by the Kronos Quartet.
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I thought the movie was just trying too hard, but the music is absolutely the best part of it. It's haunting and beautiful. You can play it and have the impression of playing a whole suite, like a ballet or an opera. Images come to mind that surpass the movie. I would love to see a choreography, that's how much I like the music, though I am not a true musician.
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By L. Wright on Dec 7 2014
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Sound quality is not as good as I thought it would be.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain Chris on Nov. 25 2006
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where is the music from the trailer / theme song of the film!?!? none of these tracks contain the theme used for the film.. or if they do its not apparent in the samples provided. any one have a clue? on clint mansell's myspace he has "trailer" as a sample. ...thats not on the score, though.... -_-
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