Posted in Movie, Music


I wanted to name this post Drive vs. The Dark Valley, yet I did not. I came over Drive while listening to some relaxing music; the original movie soundtrack was suggested by YouTube. I watched a trailer and I said to myself that this is not the usual action movie. The music composed by Cliff Martinez was not a match for just an action movie, so I said to myself that this must be something different.

I remember Ryan Gosling from All Good Things, Oscar Isaac from Ex Machina, and Carey Mulligan from Never Let Me Go.

Yet it was something different that triggered my desire to watch this movie. There were some electropop tunes in one of the tracks that reminded me of the sound of Sinnerman by One Two Three Cheers and A Tiger featuring Lana Sharp, the song that I will always link with The Dark Valley (Das Finstere Tal). Vincent Pierre Claude Belorgey, known as Kavinsky is the composer of Nightcall, the song that triggered my interest for Drive.

How about listening to these two songs again, then comparing the actions in Drive and The Dark Valley? I’ll be curious about your opinion!

Kavinsky – Nightcall

One Two Three Cheers and A Tiger featuring Lana Sharp – Sinnerman

Drive – movie trailer

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn


Posted in Movie, Music

Ex Machina

This Artificial-Intelligence thriller, Ex Machina, was recommended to me, a while ago, by a fine friend. So I was looking for it, I watched it in cinema, and here I am recommending it to my followers and to the readers of my blog.

The trailer is the simplest way for me to get rid of a description, yet a post has to have something original within it. So I am sharing with you a thought that raised while watching about half of this great movie. It sent me (I would say back in time, although it is about an action that takes place in a distant future), all of a sudden, straight to Blade Runner. Ex Machina seems to me like some sort of a “Blade Runner 2.0“. Watch both of these movies, and you’ll see what I mean!

Speaking of recommendation, here are its scores on the main movie websites (as they are today, 21st of June, 2015):

Before mentioning the director and the crew, I would like to bring to your attention three related websites. One of them is the Ex Machina official website, another is Ava Sessions, and the third one is the BlueBook. You’ll eventually reach the Ava Sessions and the BlueBook via Ex Machina, yet I didn’t wanted you to miss them! The Ava Sessions is a fun website, and BlueBook is described in a video that you will receive by email.

Ava Sessions
Ava Sessions – this is me wearing headphones!
Ava Sessions – this is still me!

Director: Alex Garland (screenplay for Never Let Me Go)


Music: Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury

Posted in Movie, Music

Inside Llewyn Davis

For some musicians that perform or play folk music, a daily life seems to look like this week experienced by Llewyn Davis back in 1961, a week depicted in Ethan and Joel Coen‘s “Inside Llewyn Davis“.

A fantastic true-life drama (as written on a poster towards the end of the movie)

> Oscar Isaac
> Carey Mulligan
> John Goodman