Published Oct 06, 2017As promised, the anticipated soundtrack to Blade Runner 2049 is here. That's right, you can now fully immerse yourself in the sprawling soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch for Denis Villeneuve's new film.
Of course, the soundtrack comes with high expectations, as it follows the now-legendary score from Vangelis for Ridley Scott's original film. Speaking of this latest musical instalment, though, a press release promised the following:
Together, Zimmer and Wallfisch sought to continue the incredible musical legacy of the original 1982 Blade Runner by Vangelis, while imparting a piece of themselves upon the score. In order to do so, they implemented vintage synths such as 'the star of the score' a Yamaha CS80 from the late seventies as well as modern technological innovations, yielding a rich sonic palette wholly cognizant of this world and the vision of director Denis Villeneuve.
Zimmer himself, meanwhile, added, "First of all, I realized that Denis is a director who has a vision; he has a voice. Remember, I've done a lot of movies with Ridley Scott. So, it was important that this was an autonomous piece of work. Let's just be honest. Ridley is a hard act to follow — as is Vangelis. While Ben was four-years-old, I had actually experienced all of this. We watched and literally, as we stopped watching, we decided on the palette. We decided this wasn't going to be an orchestral thing. The story spoke to us."
The Blade Runner 2049 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is out now via Alcon Sleeping Giant (ASG) Records/Epic Records, and you can stream it in full below. The film itself is out in theatres today (October 6).