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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Composer: Zacarías M. de la Riva
Performed by: The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra and Johannebergs Vokalensembe
Label: MovieScore Media
RRP: £13.99
5 055667 604011
Release Date: 21 October 2014

MovieScore Media releases Zacarías M. de la Riva’s soundtrack for Automata. In this Swedish sci-fi movie, Antonio Banderas plays the role of Jacq Vaucan, a disillusioned insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation whose job involves the investigation of manipulated robots. Although it seems like another routine case at first, Vaucan soon realizes that his latest mission will have more profound effects on the future of humanity...

Part beautiful choral work, part orchestrated classical music, Zacarías M. de la Riva’s score for Automata should definitely be at the top of every soundtrack collector's essential purchase list. This is more than a score for a sci-fi movie; this is a beautiful piece of modern classical music in its own right.

This isn't overly surprising, given that it's from the man who composed the music for Hierro; Imago Mortis; and Tad: The Lost Explorer. The album contains 18 tracks (54 min, 11 sec) of hauntingly beautiful music.

While personal highlights are always difficult to pin down, and even more so here as there isn't a bad track. I'd have to single out the following tracks: 'The Earth' (which sets the musical tone for the future Earth the movie is set in); 'Badly Wounded' (which is very much in the vein of John Williams's work on Raiders of the Lost Ark); and easily this score's most beautiful track 'Automata Requiem' (which brought to mind Williams's score for Saving Private Ryan.

This is the sort of score you can put on while you relax, watching the clouds and world sail by; absolutely stunning.


Darren Rea

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