Sometimes underrated films produce some excellent soundtracks. Sunshine falls very much into that category. We have an Academy Award winning director, a Saturn Award winning writer and an excellent cast with a really juicy science fiction concept to play with. The film works on so many levels and I enjoy it a great deal, but for the last minute desire to please the mad axeman / horror crowd. Fortunately, the soundtrack - by John Murphy – spends more of its time exploring the desperation and intensity of human emotion aboard the Icarus II, against the backdrop of interstellar emptiness and the life and death contradiction that is our nearest star. This is a track demonstrating all of the above called The Surface of the Sun, but in reality the soundtrack is worthy in its entirety. If you haven't, you should also check out the film.