Soundtracks To Write By #3

Some tracks can’t wait to get to their bombastic fanfares. Some are playful and full of character. There are some pieces that hold their cards to their chest, building slowly and ascending with emotional range. The two tracks that follow fall into that final category. They are brave in their early restraint and their movements subtly affecting. Both pieces have vertiginous climaxes that are well worth the wait. Each puts the listener at the centre of this intensity and significance: certainly a fertile and inspirational place for a writer to be.

Both tracks are by the excellent Hans Zimmer. The first is called Journey To The Line from the soundtrack to the equally excellent film, The Thin Red Line. The second is simply called Time from the climax to the brilliant Inception. Enjoy.

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