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The soundtrack of the 1968 Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, is probably one of the most iconic sound collages of the past 50 years, with its mix of pieces like Johann Strauss II’s 1866 Blue Danube Waltz, Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra, and György Ligeti’s Atmosphères.
Fast forward to 2016: OGRE and Dallas Campbell, two musicians and sound designers (respectively from West Virginia and the UK), have decided to try the impossible task of creating an alternate score to the film, using only a bunch of classic synthesizers (Korg MS-20, Korg Mono/Poly, Roland SH-101, RS-505, etc.).
So, if you ever wondered ‘What would 2001 be like with a synth-based soundscape?’ now you have a possible answer (Carpenter fans should love this!).
The 35 track album is available on Bandcamp. Check out the preview here below.