Soundtracks, Part 3: Cliff Martinez, Solaris

Solaris, by Cliff Martinez I started this series back in February, and then I kind of ran out of steam. Well, I've been listening to some more soundtracks lately, and so I thought this is as good a time as any to pick back up and put out part 3.

I don't really remember how I came across the Solaris soundtrack, but I've been listening to it for well over a year now and it's one of my favorites. I haven't seen the film, but the music Martinez wrote and produced for it is full of wonderful tension. It feels mostly like something is always rising, and we never really get to the point where anything is resolved.

Despite this fact, I do find it to be a record that's quite comfortable to listen to, whether it's droning away unnoticed in the background, or I'm actively listening to it on a stereo or through headphones. It's particularly nice early in the morning, just before it's completely light out. A real nice listen all around. Highly recommended. Stay tuned for more soundtrack reviews, as I've got a few more queued up.

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