Music, much like literature, has the power to drive your imagination; it can lift the soul and create real emotion.This is Bookish Beats, a feature which will showcase some of the soundtracks which have enriched the worlds I’ve found between the pages.
Elysium (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Composed by Ryan Amon
Listen to with:
A science-fiction epic
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Ryan Amon appears yet again in this week’s Bookish Beats, though this time his compositions are taking centre stage. The soundtrack to Elysium has been rattling around my head ever since I saw the movie (numerous times I admit) and is the perfect accompaniment to a science fiction novel. It’s tense, exciting and is interspersed with incredibly beautiful moments which consistently take my breath away.
The best soundtracks are those that allow you to be swept along with whatever it is you are watching or reading; Elysium is no exception. This soundtrack goes from thrilling action tracks, to tense dramatic pieces, to eerie and emotional vocal led numbers at the… well at the change of a track. But every one of those tracks is unique, highly emotive and memorable, each one building to a crescendo and becoming the perfect backdrop to innumerable scenes.
Elysium has become one of my favourite movie soundtracks; I get goosebumps listening to it. Whether to transport myself back to Mars or to Elysium or to somewhere else entirely, this soundtrack will always occupy a place in my collection. Elysium is an incredible movie with an amazing soundtrack and I recommend both highly, and if you haven’t seen the movie – worry not! Just put on this soundtrack and be transported to new worlds.
Top track for action
Top track for tension
Top track for emotion