Passion. Strength. Mellowness. Bursting sensations and exploding emotions. That’s what music does to me. “I Origins” Soundtrack was about this, about making the audience truly feel what each piece of art is transmitting and leave a personal space for endless interpretation.
A magnificent work by artists Will Bates and Phil Mossman, this soundtrack is composed by 17 tracks, of which 14 are composed by FOTS: its American music production and audio post company named Fall On The Swords. These tracks, made for Mike Cahill science-fiction drama film, were made with the innate purpose of music: to express. Expression is done in all of its kinds, from the Boise’s restlessness to Salomina’s confront between sadness and happiness, this album releases a wide range of antagonist emotions.
Its starts with “Message to my Future Self”, a piece transmitting harmony and agony, the main human senses when wondering about the future. It continues with an incredible musical piece of The Do, following by Lucky Elevens, classical music in its pure instinct. Turning over Rocks and Invisible Doors express calmness, whereas Karen & Ian reflect about the frustration of living. By the way, for those who hate spoilers, go to the next paragraph. I Origins goes from irrational love to metaphysical meaning, all these while making a discovery and drawing a theory that will change the main character’s scientific and spiritual beliefs, finishing with anxiousness of validating his theory with his own eyes.
When mixing both story and music, Bates has explored the individuals feelings and sensations that the characters have to go through. Moreover, the component of fantasy in the argument has made Bates a larger chance of combination and psychedelia. With more than 5 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify and not a single word on his own hits, these two have reached the unreachable.
Try not to feel goosebumps with “White Peacock”. Play next “India” and let yourself get a bit of thriller in your body. End with a bit of relaxation with “The Test”, its seventh piece.
This album was released in 2014 by Fall On The Swords and it made the movie gain a personality of its own which makes it even easier to feel all the intensity it bears. A soundtrack that does not go by without an honorable mention since it increases the emotional level and complexity which then again is all we look for in such a masterpiece. In the end of the day, “It is worst to feel bad, than to feel nothing at all”