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By André Reis

Clint Mansell (OST ‘The Foutain’) – Death is the Road to Awe  

Clint Mansell is a musician and composer.
Mansell was the lead singer and guitarist of the British band, Pop Will Eat Itself. Mansell also broke into the world of film scoring when his friend, director, Darren Aronofsky, gave him the opportunity to score his debut film, “Pi”. Despite some acclaim, Mansell’s score went widely unnoticed by both fans and critics. Mansell’s score for π was followed up by his score for the next Darren Aronofsky film, Requiem for a Dream. The score became a cult hit, as it was appreciated by scores of composers. The trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers used a remixed version of the track “Lux Aeterna”, re-recorded with a full orchestra and choir. In October 2006, the cue was released on the iTunes album release from Corner Stone Cues, appropriately titled “Requiem for a Tower”.
Mansell also composed the score to Doom, something that brought him musically very close to the original game composers – Doom 1 and 2 game music author Paul Burdette and his later followers – Quake soundtrack author Trent Reznor, Quake 2 and 3 soundtrack performers Sonic Mayhem, and Doom 3 soundtrack author Chris Vrenna.
Other notable achievements include the theme for the film The Hole and the music for the pilot episode of CSI: NY. His latest release is a soundtrack for another Darren Aronofsky movie, 2006’s The Fountain (performed by Kronos Quartet with Mogwai).

 

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By Sara Pereira

Eddie Vedder – Far Behind

Eddie Vedder is an American singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist. He is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the American rock band Pearl Jam. He is notable for his “golden baritone” vocal style, and is considered a cultural icon of alternative rock. Into the Wild is the first solo album by Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder based on his contributions to the soundtrack for the film Into the Wild (2007).

 

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