Okay, so I’ve been collecting movie soundtracks for several years now. Probably something else that can be traced back to Star Wars ultimately, but I have a dedicated play list on my iPod for hip-hop instrumentals, soundtracks, and classical music. Yeah, it’s really that serious, and the play list is now the music of choice whenever I’m writing, cause it really creates a backdrop and vibe that helps the process. Right now though, I want to talk more specifically about one of my favorite finds in the entire bunch—Unearthed by E.S. Posthumus.
I actually found it because of one of my other persistent obsessions—movie trailers. Actually, make that “trailers” of any sort, as I get just as excited watching a skillfully cut promo reel for one of my favorite shows. There is just something terribly impressive about a really well orchestrated trailer that can get you completely pumped to see a movie or show in less than two minutes. Even bad movies can end up with glorious promos attached to it, which is especially apt in this case, as I discovered Unearthed through one of the dozens of clips for The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions double team that was meant to dominate the cinemas of 2003, yet seemed to only let them down twice as hard.
Anyway, there was a Japanese trailer released very early on that featured a music clip that I instantly fell in love with and then quickly forgot all about. Couple years later, I came across the clip again and started wondering if there was a site that listed the exact music clips attached to certain trailers. This led me to the fantastic http://www.soundtrack.net/trailers/ space, which I quickly used to track down some of my favorite clips, including the aforementioned Matrix one. Which in turn led me to the group’s official site http://www.esposthumus.com/ and then a CD purchase. Turns out a lot of their music has been used in a lot of trailers (XXX, Spider-Man, Cold Case, Daredevil, Pirates) so you’d probably recognize some of it if you heard it. Great album for people into soundtracks, and I’d also recommend their follow-up album Cartographer.
For now, watch the original clip that started all this six years ago, and then listen to the song (Ebla) featured in its entirety.