Monday, November 12, 2007

Atomic Soundtrack

My girlfriend has just given me the soundtrack of the documentary Trinity and Beyond, after what seemed to be a remarkably hard time trying to find this in stores this side of the Atlantic. My girlfriend's quest to satisfy my eclectic musical taste, however, is not the point of this post, the music itself is. If anyone has watched this documentary, or any other of the atomic series made by Visual Concept Entertainment, it is hard not to be impressed with the choice of music that accompanies the detonation of nuclear explosives.

I initially thought that the music was cleverly selected from some classical composer, and the synchronization of the musical apexes with the blasts carefully made. However, after looking at their website, it turns out that the music was especially composed for these films, and performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, in what turns out to be an entirely fitting combination, given the history of nuclear armaments being strongly tied to both the US and Russia. Historical digressions aside, this music is quite powerful on its own, and even more so if you read track titles such as Thor Missiles and Operation Crossroads. Besides, this music is excellent to work to, so I should experience some productivity gains (offset by this blog posting). You can also check out trailer for this movie below.

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