Cloud Atlas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
A truly cooperative affair, 2012's mesmerizing new age/fantasy/science fiction/drama Cloud Atlas utilized not only three directors (Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski), but three composers (Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil) as well. The trio, who penned scores for Tykwer's other films including Run Lola Run, The Princess and the Warrior, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, and The International under the moniker Pale 3, do a remarkable job in unifying (musically) the multi-layered film, which spans 500 years and six different stories, by ignoring its density and concentrating on a handful melodies as a catalyst. One of the film's most important ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
A truly cooperative affair, 2012's mesmerizing new age/fantasy/science fiction/drama Cloud Atlas utilized not only three directors (Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski), but three composers (Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil) as well. The trio, who penned scores for Tykwer's other films including Run Lola Run, The Princess and the Warrior, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, and The International under the moniker Pale 3, do a remarkable job in unifying (musically) the multi-layered film, which spans 500 years and six different stories, by ignoring its density and concentrating on a handful melodies as a catalyst. One of the film's most important threads is that of the "Cloud Atlas Sextet," which travels through the narrative like a boomerang, affecting characters across centuries. The piece itself is lovely, deftly balancing sorrow and sentimentality without ever becoming cloying, occasionally subverting the melancholy with impish, wicked whimsy. The other thread, "The Atlas March," is more subtle, offering up a simpler melody that retains its other half's drama, yet carries with it the weight and wistfulness of age. Tykwer, Klimek and Heil could have tried to take on Cloud Atlas' immensity head on, utilizing the kind of explosive, heavy artillery that has become the norm for big spectacle films (which is what many composers would have done after feasting their eyes on the film's epic, sumptuous visuals), but by choosing a more nuanced discipline, they've not only helped to illuminate the film's emotional core, they've gone and unearthed it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Label: Watertower Music
  • UPC: 794043163814
  • Catalog Number: 39384
  • Sales rank: 389

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Klimek Primary Artist, electronics
Reinhold Heil electronics
Tom Tykwer electronics
Kristjan Järvi Conductor
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey electronics
Ragna Schirmer Piano
Waltraut Wachter Concert Master
MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Michiyo Suzuki Clarinet
MDR Leipzig Radio Chorus Choir, Chorus
Taka Kigawa Piano
Technical Credits
Reinhold Heil Arranger, Composer
Johnny Klimek Arranger, Composer
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar Mastering
Tom Tykwer Arranger, Composer
Lisa Margolis Music Business Affairs
Sandeep Sriram Art Direction
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey Programming
Gene Pritsker Orchestration
Marcellus Puhlemann Legal Advisor
Robert Baldowski Engineering
Thomas Wieber Engineering
Matthias Sachers Engineering
Charles Coleman Orchestration
Olaf Dix Engineering
Max Knoth Orchestration, Engineering
Vincent Oppido Orchestration
Justin Bell Programming, Orchestration
Jordan Balagot Programming
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