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The Cloud Atlas Sextet by Tom Twyker

Sorry, this post is getting out a little later in the day than I usually publish them, been dealing with headaches ALL weekend and just haven’t had the energy to put my thoughts into words.

Now, let’s see if that Ibuprofen helped enough for me to be literate, lol.

The Cloud Atlas Sextet for Orchestra is from the movie Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by the same name. I’ve not yet read the novel, because I remember hearing it’s a doozy to get through (not bad, just sometimes confusing) and I haven’t put in a great effort to get my hands on a copy.

The movie was great fun, if a bit odd. Entertaining and romantic, nerve-wracking and inspiring, and all together unique in the way each story line comes together in the end.

Just very good.

And the soundtrack was perfect for creating the right atmosphere for each story line. My favorite track, The Cloud Atlas Sextet for Orchestra, is absolutely heartbreaking on screen, but grows to be something inspiring and hopeful towards the end. I have a ‘driving playlist’ that consists mainly of orchestral type music and, as soon as I heard the sextet, I knew it was getting added to the playlist!

I’m not very musical, so my descriptions are probably WAY off, but I love how, as the song progresses it waxes and wanes, how you have these moments where a single instrument or section will stand out, and how they all come together in such a beautiful way.

Anywhos, hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. šŸ˜€

What’s your favorite song to commute to?

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