12 years after the release of the film, is the soundtrack of the futuristic Vangelis black thriller thriller Blade Runner in 1982 so pale and cold electronically as the film itself.
By subtle interspersing dialogue clips and sounds from the film creates Vangelis mesmerizing with soundscapes undertones and whispered sweeping revelations, inspired by Mediterranean textures and evolving neo-classical structures. Often cold and lost, the listener can almost hear the winds blowing indifferently through the urban neon and metal landscapes of Los Angeles in 2019.
The Sultry, Saxophone-driven “Love Theme” has since become one of the plays More recognized and composer stands than as one of the few hot refuges on a otherwise dark, cold (but beautiful) score. An unfortunate inclusion of the ballad evoking the 1930 inspired “One More Kiss, Cher” futuristic synthesized interrupts the flow of the album with a muted trumpet and Rudy Croon Valley style.
But well done (and in keeping with the film), a lost love song that sounds like a distant Philco radio play in the Waltons’ lounge, breaks the album briefly off (but with CD technology bulletin that easy distraction by pass). Ridley Scott’s revolutionary film fans (as well as those interested in the evolution of electronic music) will sincerely take this plan into their plastic alloy heart.