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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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The extra tracks are:
11. We're Going Home
12. Welcome To Lunar Industries (Three Year Stretch...)
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.
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.
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.