Arrival — Niall Byrne (Cairo Time OST)
The Promise by Michael Nyman from Jane Campion’s The Piano
Who Am I to Feel So Free by MEN
From: Weeds, Season 7 Premiere
Whenever you say Battlestar Galactica people seem to snub it or brush it off as pure fanboy sci-fi dribble, and they’d be entirely wrong. The 2004 reimagined series explored the very nature of what it means to be human (the show’s first line was “Are you alive?”). It was intense, gritty, realistic and incredibly beautiful, and this is in part thanks to the awe of Bear McCreary’s scoring of the show. There are many, many examples of his talent scattered throughout the series, it was quite hard to find just one, but the track I’ve chosen is where his capabilities were first fully realized and put on display, it comes at the climax of the first season finale and when listening to it I am reminded of a quote said by Number Six, “Life has a melody. A rhythm of notes that become your existence once played in harmony with God’s plan.” Indeed this was the essence of Battlestar Galactica and of the music McCreary made, it was never about God in any literal sense, but rather about finding the harmony in the clutter of notes life hands us, to find what it means to be human, to be alive.
‘The Shape of Things to Come’ by Bear McCreary from Battlestar Galactica: Season One
A haunting track from David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, ‘Diane and Camilla’ by Angelo Badalamenti, somehow manages to encapsulate Lynch’s bizarre and deeply moving tragedy.
If you like this it’s worth checking out ‘Llorando (Crying)’ by Rebekah Del Rio, also from Mulholland Drive.
Will try and post a classic soundtrack each day, follow if you like…
One of the most beautiful pieces of music to come out of television, ‘Scully’s Serenade’ by Mark Snow from The X Files.