Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi - OST - 1988 Classical 20th Century Exp - Black Transluscent Vinyl LP

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Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi


Label: Nonesuch
979 192-1
Format: Vinyl, LP black Transluscent Viny

Record is VG++/Mint
Cover is VG++ (slightest corner wear at top right corner and edge wear on top edge)

Country: Canada
Released: 10 Feb 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental




Tracklist


A1 Sierra Pelada 5:00
A2 The Title 0:25
A3 Anthem - Part 1 6:22
A4 That Place 4:42
A5 Anthem - Part 2 3:49
A6 Mosque And Temple 4:42
A7 Anthem - Part 3 5:22
A8 Train To São Paulo 3:05

B1 Video Dream 1:22
B2 New Cities In Ancient Lands, China 1:28
B3 New Cities In Ancient Lands, Africa 2:56
B4 New Cities In Ancient Lands, India 4:43
B5 The Unutterable 7:02
B6 Caught ! 5:48
B7 Mr. Suso #1 0:38
B8 From Egypt 4:43
B9 Mr. Suso #2 With Reflection 1:19
B10 Powaqqatsi 4:36



A personal favourite in the Glass canon, this is Philip Glass' 1988 soundtrack to Godfrey Reggio's interweaving of sight and sound, Powaqqatsi. This soundtrack was recorded in between Music in Twelve Parts and 1000 Airplanes on the Roof. Lush, vivid, rich tapestries of visual sound textures form a transporting whole which, as a work of music enjoyed on its own without the original visuals, arguably holds together better than its predecessor, the more famous Koyaanisqatsi.

Iimagine hearing this stuff, without commercials, while cruising down the Long Island Expressway at 11:00 PM on a steamy summer night. Utterly mind blowing.
The tracks alternate, roughly, between sweet and sincere ethnic themes, and variants of the the monstrous, awe-some, terrible, profound and beautiful "Anthem."
bits of this score are beginning to turn up in films. I feel so utterly damn cool and avant-garde when the freakish music I listen to ends up in movie and commercial scores.




Of three Qatsi movies, my favorite is certainly, Powaqqatsi because it is not just a gorgeous movie with amazing images; it is one of very precious experiences that happen rarely in life. What made this experience possible is above all and without doubt the MUSIC. It was not the first music by Philip Glass I heard. I like his minimalistic and somehow disturbing scores that go right to your senses for "The Hours", "Notes of the Scandal", and "The Illusionist" (2006). Powaqqatsi was the second movie in Reggio's "Qatsi" trilogy for me. Just before it, I saw "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982) or Life out of Balance", the first of three Reggio-Glass movies. I like "Koyaanisqatsi" very much but I think it is the images that make it so memorable. "Powaqqatsi" for me, is about Glass's magnificent, un-earthy, divine and literally uplifting and transcending score. It is the music that could've been played after God had finished his work of creation and looked down at Earth and saw that it was good. I am a music lover, and I love music of different genres, epochs, and cultures. I enjoy listening to Mozart and Beatles, Nino Rota and Metallica, Zamphir and Scott Joplin, Bob Dylan and Lucianno Pavarotti, Bach and Edith Piaf. I love them all but I don't recall ever being so moved and taken out of this reality, feeling happy and overwhelmed, proud to be able to witness and enjoy the incredible achievement of human creativity and genius as when I was watching and listening to three "Anthems" and "Mosque and Temple" scenes of "Powwaqatsi: Life in Transformation". I keep listening to my favorite tracks over and over again, and the music has the same impact at me making tears of joy coming to my eyes every time I hear the majestic hypnotic triumphant sounds of music written by Phillip Glass.

Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi

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Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi (full original soundtrack)

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Powaqqatsi - Trailer HD

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Philip Glass - Anthem, Part 1

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Philip Glass - Anthem, Part 2

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Philip Glass - Anthem, Part 3

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Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi - Anthem pt.3 LIVE Hollywood Bowl

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