Canada’s Anthony Scott Burns, better know as Pilotpriest, has constructed one of the most epic (in the truest sense of the word) musical journeys I’ve ever laid ears on. According to Earmilk, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is “3 years in the making,” and is “designed to be a soundtrack to our modern lives, based on the sounds and moods of our collective childhood media influences.” Made up of 25 tracks spanning over a ridiculous 2.1 hours, the album is literally a storybook, depicting an elaborate and imaginative audio voyage through time and space (probably set aboard the spectacular spaceship cockpit designed by Kilian Eng in the album art).
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is one of those projects that you have to settle in and listen straight through to really appreciate. I’d recommend it specifically for a late night, or any time you’re feeling committed to being completely immersed in sound for a solid 2 hours. If you head over to Bandcamp, the entire album is available to download for the incredibly low price of 99 cents, but you can also stream it in it’s entirety at the bottom of this post.
Finally, I’ve included a couple of free tracks from Pilotpriest, the first being his retro take on Hans Zimmer’s “Time” (from the movie Inception), and the second being an original production titled “The Canyons.” Both help cap off what is truly a monumental post for a guy who should be much more well known than he is. So, go forth, and prepare to get lost in the music.
Hans Zimmer – Time (Pilotpriest Remix) | Download
It sounded so Jan Hammer (Miami Vice era) to me in the film so I decided to return it to where I thought it belonged.
Piotpriest – The Canyons | Download
Inspired by upcoming film The Canyons, written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Paul Schrader. I’m trying to bridge the gap between modern synthesizer music and what someone like Giorgio Moroder may have done for Paul Schrader in the 80′s.