Monday, 08 December 2008
The thirty-eighth Soundtrack of the Week is Peter Thomas's score for Erinnerungen an die Zukunft (Chariots of the Gods), a German documentary about space aliens that might have visited Earth a long time ago, built pyramids and influenced human civilization in various ways. (Thanks a lot, aliens.)
I'd like to see the movie someday but for now I can only listen to the CD. It has only two tracks, each about 18 minutes long, so perhaps this is some lazy and unofficial transfer of an LP.
The music is fantastic, though, seamlessly blending ethereal melodies, breakbeat funk, weird noises, world music grooves and whatever else Thomas can think of.
I've been a Peter Thomas fan ever since I heard his music for the German TV show Raumpatrouille (Space Patrol). Erinnerungen an die Zukunft is some of his best work.