Title - 'Everest' [Soundtrack Score]
Artist - Dario Marianelli
On the morning of May 10th, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
This big budget disaster film, that also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, and Robin Wright, has been incredibly scored by composer Dario Marianelli, an Oscar winning composer best known for providing more period-enabled scores for 'Anna Karenina', 'Atonement' and 'Pride and Prejudice'.
The percussion work here on 'Everest' is to die for, no pun intended, because as you listen to the score, and even if you haven't seen the movie, and are just simply listening to the score at home on CD, you immediately get a sense of a seemingly domed scenario playing out. That's all contained on a soundtrack score with its own sense of moving forward, trekking into great heights, and one that genuinely supports the adventure of the moment therein.
From the very first track, 'The Call' to the very last track, 'Epilogue,' the 'Everest' story unfolds through this musical venture like nothing I've ever had the pleasure to listen to of its ilk quite before. Marianelli does a great job of keeping the music framed within the cultural context of South Asia also. Listen carefully and you'll find a large assortment of percussion instruments woven together like a tapestry representing the land which surrounds the mighty Everest landmark.
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