Vangelis: Blade Runner Blues

One listen for this one. Rather annoyingly it was a bit broken up due to needing to deal with stuff that needed attention, but such is life.

I think initially I was trying to go for some sort of description into capturing a sense of mood, but I didn’t realise the song was as long as it was and that threw me off a bit. I shouldn’t have been thinking the song was shorter than it was as it was a silly thing to think about. Anyway, I think it makes part of this read a little awkwardly.

Vangelis’ “Blade Runner Blues” is from Blade Runner‘s soundtrack, Blade Runner: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

I hope you enjoy.

Something vast and small and concentrated spreads out through a confined moment. Something sighs above it and a slight roll of some keys come in. That sigh comes forward, coming in and out whilst the keys continue to follow on underneath.

Bass makes itself known with a softness and it seems all choose their moments to come in and out. This is almost a dance, but it feels like a meeting. There is a weight that comes forward and through and it hangs thick in the space it is afforded, but it never reveals itself. It takes an amorphous form among sounds retaining a clear shape.

All seem to move as though a current flowing and the current spreads out to flow into one. The sounds continue to follow each other and maybe a sense of despair, or turmoil carries on the surface, though soon it seems to twist into something else, and maybe that something is a little more like a growing sense of relief. A sense of realisation. A sense of something approaching as things click into place.

The weight remains, but it is now being moved through and what is at the end is something easier to carry, though only for a brief period. A slight pause before resumption and the sounds move as though a slow dance of images and words rising through steam, drifting off to somewhere else, and all fades as the song ends.

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