Some time ago there where a very good Blade Runner fansite in spanish called BRWL, BLADE RUNNER WEBLOGGER where you’d find news and information about Blade Runner, it’s sadly now discontinued.
Wekurtz was the one behind the BRWL website and he also created what this webmaster thinks is the best crossover ever besides a great Blade Runner website which now is dead (or off-line, call it whatever you want).
“What is a crossover ?” you say..
Well take two different songs and mix them together and you might get something that is better than the original two songs.. That’s a crossover (also called “Mashup”)
He created this for his website and his post contains something that I to 100% agree with, Im very proud to have his permission to re-post the article, translated to english from BRWL, BLADE RUNNER WEBLOGGER and to get his permission host his wonderful crossover of Vangelis music. So enjoy..
Normally, musicians pass thru stylistic stages, so various consecutive albums of an author usually have common points.As you well know, Vangelis composed his wonderful soundtrack for “Blade Runner” immediately after “Chariots of Fire”. Are there similarities between both works? Of course yes. There are many sporadic moments in “Chariots” which bring back segments of “Blade Runner”, specially to those of us who know this one like its own palm. But there’s a special case, a whole theme which could pass as one of the pieces composed for the film of our lives. I’m referring to “Abraham’s Theme”, a composition of sad feeling which we’ll inmediately associate to concrete moments of “Blade Runner Blues” and “Main Titles”.
If you don’t know the piece I’m talking about, even better, cos this will be a surprise. Some of you will even think that I’m mistaken and the theme in fact belongs to “Blade Runner”… In any case, I’m going to demonstrate you to what extent it fits the movie, making use of an audio experiment I worked on a couple of years ago. I created a sound effects track and added it to the theme, inspiring precisely in the scenes of “Blade Runner” that it evokes. The result is a scenario of sounds which I’d like you to imagine in first person. Imagine yourself as an escaped replicant…