Blade Runner & Electronic Music: A Timeless Connection

My first introduction to Blade Runner and I didn’t even know what it was. All I knew was that I was falling in love with what I was hearing; it was absorbing and beautiful, with a magic that felt beyond this world. In fact, it was Another World, the first electronic music CD that I had purchased (that didn’t have the words “Trance” or “Anthem” in the title) as I was starting to discover more about this music that was so intriguing to me. The transition from Vangelis’ Tears in the Rain to Amoebaassasin – Piledriver introduced me to the heart filling, mind grasping power of electronic music. It feels appropriate now that this experience included the audio from the most magical scene of a movie which ended up being so deeply connected to the sound that was already starting to capture my soul.

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