I’ve been a Star Trek fan for a long time and I enjoyed the new rebooted Star Trek film. Star Trek: Into Darkness is coming out May 17th and what’s more, cinemaphiles who are also music lovers can looking forward to the new soundtrack by the rising, popular film composer Michael Giacchino. Giacchino is an acclaimed composer who won an Academy Award for his score of the Pixar adventure Up. He has previously worked with Star Trek: Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams on the 2009 Star Trek reboot, Super 8, The Incredibles and the Golden Globe-winning drama series Lost, which netted Giacchino two ASCAP Awards.I (I miss Lost) and in case you haven’t heard the television soundtracks for Lost, you really should. Some of his best work comes from the Lost television soundtracks.
Film music fans can catch an exciting listen to the soundtrack for the new Star Trek film over at the Cinemablend website. It’s actually a broadcast show called Music on the Radio and the host, David Garland, has an in-depth interview with the composer as he talks about his thoughts on working with J.J. Abrams, the music he wrote specifically for Benedict Cumberbatch’s character and what inspired him while composing the new score. An Ode to Harrison is a track that is not listed on the score album as of now but it is one of the tracks listeners get to hear on the show and in fact there are about five tracks from the album that are played on the show: An Ode to Harrison, London Calling, Pranking the Natives and The Kronos Wartet. London Calling is a departure in tone and sound but Giacchino says that this particular piece was written specifically for Cumberbatch’s character. It’s a beautiful piece. You can listen to the episode in its entirety or if you just want to hear the music skip to the 12-minute mark. The show is a little over 58 minutes long.
The tracks do not disappoint from what I’ve heard so click the link and listen to the show, soundtrack fans. We are getting a taste of what’s to come and it sounds delicious!
Star Trek Into Darkness track titles:
|1.||Logos / Pranking The Natives||3:01|
|2.||Spock Drops, Kirk Jumps||1:43|
|3.||Sub Prime Directive*||2:23|
|6.||The Kronos Wartet||5:25|
|8.||Ship To Ship||2:50|
|9.||Earthbound And Down||2:37|
|10.||Warp Core Values||2:56|
|11.||Buying The Space Farm||3:17|
|12.||The San Fran Hustle||5:00|
|14.||Star Trek Main Theme*||3:25|
|Total Album Time:||44:07|