You didn’t think I was just going to forget about you did I? Here’s the deal, interspersed with our three times a week schedule, I might sometimes do some "Best Of" posts. And I’ll leave those to the days when I’m completely snowed under, like today, of all days! The first "Best Of" is one of the most popular posts on the Chewie, and for good reason: Clint Mansell’s epic "Lux Aeterna" is an astonishing piece of music. It’s been used for hundreds of film trailers because although it builds up from something so quiet, the entire track is supremely powerful at the beginning, meaning the ending in all of its ferocity is simply amazing.
And we’re back! Noel Gallagher, who I’m sure you’ll know as one fifth of the band Oasis, contributed to the album for the X-Files movie and the song as the credits began to play. I’d hope you’ll notice a distinct change in the music – an instrumental, electronic, new-age piece that is always good listening for me for a chillout track. As for the name, we can only presume he refers to the TeotihuacÃ¡n. It’s a long track at over seven minutes long, perhaps it’ll help you take solace in the fact I’ve been missing for over a week! Enjoy Noel Gallagher’s “Teotihuacan”:
Continuing a theme of theatrical, trailer-like music from previously featured E.S. Posthumus (check their website – there’s details and a sample of a new record coming soon!) comes Clint Mansell’s “Lux Aeterna” – latin for ‘eternal light’ – taken from the soundtrack to Requiem for a Dream, and subsequently used in several film trailers, such as Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, and an adapted version for The Two Towers, aptly called “Requiem for a Tower”. It starts of quiet, but once you hear it, you’ll recognise it and be incredibly captivated by it:
Today’s song was recommended by my friend David who had this very astute sentence to say: “I’ve got a banging song you can put on Something Chewie!” I couldn’t say no, so here we are with The Cult’s “Painted On My Heart”. You’ve most likely heard about their background, so there’s no need to go into detail – but this song was released in 2000 after their reunion from their 4 year hiatus, and was part of the soundtrack to the film “Gone in 60 Seconds”. It’s rocking, so give it a listen!