So you liked Blade Runner ey? Yeah, we all did
And you loved the soundtrack too, didn’t you?
The music by Vangelis (Evánghelos Odysséas Papathanassíou) is one of a kind!
The most influential synthesizer in the Vangelis sound setup was (is?) the Yamaha CS-80 – this wonderful instrument was released in 1976 and should you want to get your paws on one today it would cost you around £15.000 for one in mint condition. Quite a sizable sum of dough.
A couple of peeps who did get their paws on one of these Yamaha’s is AnalogSweden, and their project “Moments Lost” aims to recreate the sound and feel of the Vangelis soundtrack. They’ve created their own album and it’s now purchasable via their website http://www.analogsweden.com/ML
If you want to listen so some snippets of the album you can do that here: https://soundcloud.com/analogsweden
Today I visited the building housing my next apartment! Very concretey still, but it’s getting there!
I love Jurassic Park. And I have loved it since I first saw it back in the early 90′s. Today I revisited the film. But revisiting a favorite film from ones childhood is risky business! Personally I’ve experienced that my memories of those films are often contaminated by nostalgia & childhood awe & wonder. So obviously I had some reservations about watching the movie again, would I end up ruining the film? Was it going to be a ‘Ghostbusters’-experiance all over again?
Thankfully, Jurassic Park holds up. If anything Jurassic Park actually got better with time, or rather I understand it better as an adult. Especially Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Ian Malcolm and his ideas of Chaos Theory that were slightly a bit beyond my understanding at 10 years old.
But regardless of the deeper understanding of the themes & depth of Jurassic Park I now possess, I still get as wide-eyed & impressed whenever I see the dinosaurs! And I’m never gonna stop shouting “Shoot her! Shoooot heeer!” at random when playing FPS and/or Dino-games
Whaddayaknow, dinos loved water too!