Lemongrassmusic present the new album by Dutch musician and producer Marc Hartman: The 5th Element. His 5th album is another true Chillout album with a lot of real and electronic instruments, with organic vibes, catchy grooves and a few well placed vocals. An exciting listening experience from the first chords to the last tones. Earth, wind, fire and water - the elements of nature are complemented by another element: music, the universal language that unites sound and light and all beating hearts in the world.
While The Professional marked the American breakthrough of populist French director Luc Besson (and his long-time composer, Eric Serra), the ambitious, futuristic sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element proved to be Besson's stateside sophomore jinx at the box office. Still, Serra's score shouldn't be overlooked. Easily the composer's most digitally daring studio concoction, The Fifth Element offers up a brave stew of synth beats, orchestral flourishes, and ethnic influences ranging from Middle Eastern modalities to Italian operatic arias.
"A Most Wanted Man: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (26 tracks; 48 min.) brings the orchestral score of the movie, composed by well-known German musician Herbert Grönemeyer. "Opening Theme" sets the tone for the entire movie: a gentle accordion is interrupted by menacing-sounding violins, with a sense of dread for what is to come. "Annabel Meets Issa" brings a dream-like, dare I say romantic, sound (the tension between Annabel and Issa is one of the main themes of the movie)…
In 1939, Steiner was borrowed from Warner Bros. by Selznick to compose the score for his next film, Gone with the Wind (1939), which became one of Steiner's most notable successes. Steiner was the only composer Selznick would consider for scoring the film, states Thomas. Despite 1939 being Steiner’s peak year for the number of scores he composed—twelve films in all—he was given only three months to do it. When the film was released, it was the longest film score ever composed, at nearly three hours. The composition consisted of 16 main themes and almost 300 musical segments. To meet the deadline, Steiner sometimes worked for 20-hours straight, taking Benzedrine pills to stay awake.