James here with Movie Music Mondays, the unpretentious series in which we assault you with rhythm and melody.
This week, I’m giving you the customary three pieces, off YouTube as usual. They’re samples from my favorite scores of the year: Daft Punk’s ‘Tron: Legacy’, Hans Zimmer’s ‘Inception’, and Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ ‘The Social Network’.
Daft Punk delivered. Their theme is hummable. Now, that’s a pleasant surprise! It’s rare that you get one of those these days. Most films have scores devoid of personality. Not so here. I hope this delightfully eccentric duo sticks around in celluloid.
I don’t know who this piano player is, but his cover of Hans Zimmer’s excellent ‘Time’, which finishes out ‘Inception’, is pristine. I want an extended version of this. Badly. Check out the rest of this chap’s covers. Really exceptional stuff.
Great, hypnotic stuff. Another good reason to see and love ‘The Social Network’. As far as hummability, if you will, the score boasts several tracks I find myself whistling, especially this one.