Gravity Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Gravity by Steven Price.
At a glance:
72 minutes of score
Geek Score: 85
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 33.75
Album Excellence: 47%
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Gravity is captivating, fascinating and creepy and I’m talking about both the movie and score. As you probably would expect, this score is all about tension and moods and it does it really well, almost too well at times. It’s a low key thriller score most of the time, but it’s so damn interesting to listen to and I’m not sure what it is. It could be the bits of sound fx from space that is weaved into the score. It really adds to the atmosphere and is not disturbing at all. This score really captures the darkness and loneliness of space.
My favorite cue is ‘Don’t Let Go’ which is a massive 11 minute cue. It’s so sad and thoughtful in nature. It mostly has a solo violin on top of a bed of eerie space fx. On top of that, it has a haunting voice that is humming along. After around 3 minutes and 46 seconds in it gets really serious and it practically explodes into panic and mayhem at ariund the 4 minute mark.
What I like most about Gravity is that, for me, it captures the essence of space. It brings forth beautifully crafted atmospheric cues that does not sound boring at all. I am excited by this score and so should you. It will not be a great score for everyone. Perhaps you are expecting an epic space score with themes and over-the-top action? Won’t happen to much here I’m afraid. Give it a try, first with streaming and if you enjoy it, buy the score.
1. Above Earth
5. Don’t Let Go