God ... It's about time ... If there's any cinematic "world" I'd love to re-enter, it's that one ...
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain ... Time to sequel ...
I think Reznor would do the material justice. I love Ulrich but his tone doesn't seem right for Blade Runner. I think Murcof would do it right. Great blend between electronica and manipulated orchestra. Plus he has a dark kind of sound that fits the genre. Autechre would be fascinating but too hard for most of the world to follow.
I think any of the the people mentioned above have the talent to make the soundtrack. Personally, I loved the Tron Legacy soundtrack Daft Punk did. The original soundtrack for Blade Runner is classic also! And of course the soundtrack to The Social Network is just breathtaking when accompanied with the movie. I would be happy seeing any of those people doing the music.
If it aint Vangelis for the music, I shall curse the movie!
Well, so much have been changing since the 80's but I still have deep hope that Vangelis would be interested enough for new blade runner.
__________________ "I'm totally opposed to all these expensive bullshit computers (sequencers). They can do whatever you want but not in the time you want. People have lost the essence of time. One said to me: "With this new computer I can create something in one or two minutes". This is an eternity. I can do that in a split second. But the split second doesn't come into account because the previous computer could do it in 10 minutes - so for them, 10 minutes to two minutes is really great progress!" - Vangelis
I pray to the Almighty Oscillator Modulator for Vangelis to be left out of this. His output lately has been not worthy of the iconic music of the past. The bombastic pseudo orchestral approach of late is off putting to me. However, should Vangelis be locked in in a reconstructed Nemo studio with a CS80, a few Roland synths including a VP330, a Korg 700, a Rhodes piano and a sax player, I would be the first to send him crates of fine wine to make the composition process as inspired as possible.
I speak as a huge Vangelis fan btw ;P.
But otherwise, a sequel to Blade Runner? Part of me is hyped and can't wait, part of me dreads a total disaster.
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Bonus: on the same gear he used back then. There's just something about the sound of those tracks... they sound so bladerunnerish even if you just listen to the soundtrack without the movie going on in front of you.
if the new movie is as good as the first - deep, slow, interesting - not another hollywood bang bang CGI fest, I hope they could get Vangelis again to create MORE of the same style as the first.... and not just some hot today, gone tomorrow composer.