Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Clint Mansell and Danny Boyle's Sunshine

EDIT/UPDATE : The below links for the mp3's are now broken. To grab new links go to this new post.

You might be wondering how Clint Mansell and Danny Boyle's new movie, Sunshine, are related. Well let me take a second and fill you in. Earlier today I was watching a brilliant movie, The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky. I really encourage everyone reading this to see that movie. On top of the old school visual effects and wonderful storyline was laid an amazing work of music that complemented the film without competing with anything that was on the screen.

And then the end credits rolled and I was satisfied to see that Clint Mansell was behind the score. And that led my mind on a tangential thought process whereby I remembered that Clint Mansell was also behind the brilliant score for Requiem for a Dream, also directed by Darren Aronofsky. And it was at that precise moment that I thought about the trailer for Danny Boyle's movie Sunshine.

You see, it's not a random coincidence. The song used to promote Danny Boyle's newest movie is in fact a remix of a song originally created by Clint Mansell for the movie Requiem for a Dream. In fact, it's one of the most popular movie preview and advertisement sound bits ever used. To be completely honest it was first remixed and created to accompany the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers previews.

Well, there it is. Three degrees that link Clint Mansell and Danny Boyle together. And now that you too possess all this trivial information it's time to give you some music.

mp3 : Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (original version)
mp3 : Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Lord of the Rings Remix) (trailer version)
mp3 : Clint Mansell - Lux Aeterna (Full Orchestral Remix) (another great remix)



dom said...

The Fountain is a masterpiece, and the soundtrack (also by Clint Mansell - and featuring Mogwai) is astounding. The Fountain has had very mixed reviews since it was released - people either love it or hate it - but I think that in years to come it will be a lost classic, and consequently be re-assessed by many.

Nicole said...

You're a legend for this post. I bought the Requiem soundtrack just for that piece of music but then when I heard the LOTR version I loved it even more (the violins are less screechy imho) Thanks very much.

Anonymous said...

U R A GOD!!!!

Nadirah said...

OMG, I was lookin for this song since Lord of the Rings...I heard it again in the X-Men 3 trailer and again in the Sunshine trailer and again when some guy used it to create a YouTube video for a Justice League tribute. But I could never find the right title or composer. You are the best, now I can listen to it at my leisure

Ashwini said...

Does anyone know how I can get orchestral sheet music for "requiem of a tower"? Its so hard to find and I want my orchestra to play it!!

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how long I've been looking for this piece (the LOTR remix). I've heard it as the background in lots of YouTube videos and such but could never find the file. Thank you so much!

Also, is there an album that it's on that you know of?

Thankyou said...

I have been looking for this Song since the dawn of time waching it on youtube over and over now I can die happy.

Anonymous said...

ty, ty, ty, ty, thank you so much..
this piece of music is amazing, i love it...thanks again.
t. soler

Anonymous said...

thank you so much ive been looking for this song so long. thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey, can you repost, please?!

Anonymous said...

Any chance the mp3's could be reposted, as it seems the file host they are on have lost the files. I've been searching now for 2 days online/offline for ways to buy or get a disk with the full orchestral remix and I cannot find it anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Your post is great, BUT! I can't download any of the three files. They've moved server, obviously, and now the downloads don't function. Can you do something about this?

billy said...

working on reposting my friends

billy said...

songs have been REPOSTED for download. follow the below link

click here

Anonymous said...

I want to download lux aeterna full remix orchestra but where can i find it ?

Anonymous said...

Can you believe all this comes from the lead singer of Pop Will Eat Itself. He's come a long way since leaving Stourbridge!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the SHEET MUSIC?
I'm a composure and I want this piece's sheet music(not to take credit for, I'm sure, but for my own entertainment).

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