Extreme

Extreme

     
 

The movie is an IMAX production dealing with "extreme" sports -- you know, skiing down Himalayan mountain slopes, surfing 50-foot waves, free-climbing frozen waterfalls, that sort of thing. And the artists on the soundtrack album include some fairly big names in beat music (Brand New Heavies, Morcheeba, BetterSee more details below

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The movie is an IMAX production dealing with "extreme" sports -- you know, skiing down Himalayan mountain slopes, surfing 50-foot waves, free-climbing frozen waterfalls, that sort of thing. And the artists on the soundtrack album include some fairly big names in beat music (Brand New Heavies, Morcheeba, Better Daze, Afro Celt Sound System, etc.). So the average listener might be forgiven for expecting a certain intensity level of this music. On first listen, then, the average listener might be a little bit disappointed; the Brand New Heavies deliver nice but thoroughly ordinary R&B on "Dream on Dreamer," Morcheeba's "The Sea" still has that vaguely creepy illbient vibe, but feels more ambient than anything else, and drum'n'bass mavens Better Daze get explicitly ambient on "Golden Brown (Fila Brazilia Remix)." But then the average listener should remember that this is a soundtrack album; the music isn't supposed to be drawing attention to itself. With that in mind, the program makes much more sense with a second listen; all of it is really very lovely and most of it is even quite funky.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/1999
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431045622
catalogNumber:
10456

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