|Official Release Date||Oct 29, 2013|
1. Movements 1 To 7
2. Movements 8 To 17
It's only appropriate that Solaris, Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's psychological sci-fi classic from 1972, contains an equally original and mind-bending score. Solaris explores the inadequacies of time and memory on an enigmatic planet below a derelict space station. To reinforce the film's chilling setting, Tarkovsky commissioned composer Eduard Artemiev to construct an electronic soundscape reflecting planet Solaris' amorphous and mysterious surface; Artemiev rose to the challenge with a prophetic work that defies the era's technological limitations while evoking unparalleled emotional responses even today. Artemiev's score - centered around variations on Bach's 'Chorale Prelude in F-Minor,' a somber piece for solo organ - sounds majestic alongside dissonant crescendos and formless, ambient tracks.